(1996, 2006, 2021 Revised and Updated)
SHILLUM is a document which should challenge anyone who carefully considers it. This document, though somewhat controversial, should be approached from reality since its contents are recognized in every aspect of life. It has been said, "Get real."
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. ... If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life...."
Fire and protests mark the land. Everywhere is unrest, distrust, it is the whole world — one vast asylum of pain. One is either ill, or enslaved in debt, or hopeless, but few see the truth of the matter, or the way to their freedom. Everything is in confusion and divided. They hope in the future, but the fulfillment of that hope never comes. Political promises cannot be believed, for they are made, but nothing changes except the continual collapse of all of those mountains that used to promise safety.
This document is not designed to awaken anyone to the knowledge that the world is violent and disintegrating. That is not news. One would have to be blind not to know that. The intent of this document is to explain the causes and show where these causes have led. One need not consider what he can do to change the things that are taking place. No change is possible, no solution is offered except to leave it behind. It is too late for fixing it, for the solution is unthinkable to modern man. Why is it that it is too late to change our world? There is an answer to this question. Mankind has too long resisted the Spirit which makes for unity and peace. Mankind has grieved away the only solution to its many difficulties. Mankind has lost the true fear of God. One may not be able to change things, but he can be made to understand why his world will not change. It does matter what we personally believe, and our choices do give us assured results.
It is true that some politicians in office like to parrot glowing reports of new jobs and wonderful opportunities in the "greatest country in the world," or that now after centuries of failure we are going to make a new deal so everyone will be happy and healthy, but there is a certain knowledge in the country as a whole that things are not right. Something ominous is about to transpire. Something ominous has already transpired. When children who have been raised to adulthood by loving parents are handed back to them in caskets, the parents of those children must begin to wonder what is going on. When wars are launched and there is no apparent danger, one begins to think, "Who is behind these things? Who has made this wonderful and grand decree that my kids should die, and for what? Why should my little girl join the military only to end up being raped on the way to the latrine, and nothing is done about it, except that she is ridiculed for making it matter?"
All men will now reap what they have sown, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim. It matters not which system of man is his rock, or his sand, it all will come out the same. If a man lives in a cage at all, he is doomed to be sent to the slaughter by his handlers.
Finally, if one lives in the land of stories and make-believe, then this document may seem like fiction, for his own life is fiction, but if one is willing to tell the truth and tell it at all times, the document here written will serve that person well. These days, fantasy and make-believe are the cornerstones of our society. Just one moment's truth-telling sweeps away the refuge of lies.
Men must now reap the results of their fake democracy. That is — the spiritless, lifeless, corrupt majority, or a pretend majority, make their will felt throughout the world and enforce this will by their laws or by their weapons of coercion. God's people have often been the few who have been forced to speak against the prevailing iniquity, but now they will simply speak the judgments that are now with us. They will march around the "city of Jericho," blow the trumpet directly at evil, and watch the walls come tumbling down.
In our country today there is often heard the wonderful words of hope for the future as the "greatest nation on earth" prepares for the new century. Men have been followers of make-believe for so many generations now that few men can truly see anything in its reality anymore. We believe it is time for the light to be turned on. That light will uncover all that is covered. The prophecy of Jesus is fulfilled. "So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." (Matthew 10:26, RSV). This time spoken of by Jesus is now. The "long war" and other deceptions will be exposed.
When men are not free to live according to their conscience but must be forced to follow state dictates which may be against that conscience, one can know that the end of everything is at the door. After centuries of experience, mankind still fails to see the signs of its own demise. When Jesus was born and when he was killed, few recognized who he was, yet, now, in these modern years, so many think they know who he was. Could that be so, or is it that equally few recognize him today? This may be considered by some souls as unimportant, but it is highly relevant. The failing of Jesus' generation to recognize him only guaranteed the destruction of that generation not many years after his appearing.
History repeats itself and all men are tested now as they were two thousand years ago, but few are aware of that test when it comes. Christ reveals Himself to the generations in different ways — ways appropriate to their time. Christ comes as a thief. That is — few would be aware of Him when He came. They would not realize His coming because they would be asleep to spiritual realities. They would be dead to the truth.
What was it that happened with believers two thousand years ago when the Christian church began? They, too, were not recognized as the children of God and they, too, experienced dispossession as Jesus did. Because of this, they shared everything in common. They gave up houses and lands and finally left Jerusalem just before it was destroyed by the Romans. This was not a curse for them, that they should give up everything; it was truly a blessing, for it freed them from the false ideas that rule the hearts and minds of worldlings and it saved their lives as well. They began to see in a clear light what is truly the worldly motivation. They ascended above the world.
Specifically, the principles Christians cannot conscientiously support are:
Competition. Competition is not according to God's government. The competition of grades or sports, prizes and awards are against the truth as it is in Jesus. We would not subject our own children to these abusive practices. What people do with their children may be considered their business, but when people are forced to pay for that abuse it becomes their business. Competition sets up the idea that others are to be beaten. It fosters the notion that others are one's enemies and one must gain the upper hand and win. In competition it is viewed that some are better than others especially if one can beat someone else. This is all desirable from the worldly perspective; the world sees nothing wrong with it and this is one reason the world is in the condition that it is in. In the true church the children are taught that all humankind is blessed of God and none are better. If there is one who has fewer abilities, he is to be helped and not beaten.
Unbelief. The children are educated so that doubt in God's Word is fostered. This is even true for religious schools. Instead of creation as taught in the Scriptures, evolution is taught as truth, by that, making the Word of God a lie to the young listeners. God's Word specifically states that God created the world in six days (six evenings and mornings). This does not infer thousands or millions of years. Children learn in public school to disregard what God said and accept the suppositions of men. The modern clergy also have rejected the plain word in favor of fables. These evolutionary suppositions take faith to believe. Evolution from lower to higher species has never been proven. It is only an idea and a belief that the natural man has imagined. It is only a worldly theory that one takes by faith, because he cares not to place his faith in God alone. It is a theory that also changes periodically. So it stands that the faith of the world may be taught as truth in public schools but not the faith that the Scriptures teach. That is promoting the religion of man over the religion of God. This is discrimination of the highest sort. God created the world, yet humankind discriminates against Him. Such arrogance will soon receive its just payment.
Children are also taught to doubt the biblical flood, but the irony is that where I live, and many other places, evidence of the flood is abundant. But the "scientists" believe in a religion called "uniformitarianism." They demand millions of years for almost anything but they err.
Immorality. Children are subjected to "sex education" that compromises our best instincts of how girls and boys should relate to life and to each other. Their familiar association also brings them into temptation that should be avoided. Much of the country's woes regarding unwed mothers and welfare can be traced directly to this. It can often be heard that the youth should practice "safe sex." Where in the Scriptures is safe sex mentioned? Sex will be safe if in marriage and only with one's mate. Children learn that sexual activity outside of marriage is alright if it is "safe." The children are also taught in school about alternative lifestyles. They are taught that sexual perversion is good and right. Well, it is not good and right; it is wicked and wrong. God presented man with the lifestyle that He intended, and there is no alternative to that without bringing in confusion and pain.
Atheism. Public schools are Godless by federal law. You may pass out condoms but not Bibles. You may speak about spiritualism and celebrate satanic holidays such as Halloween, but not the truth as is found in God's Word. We are not saying that public schools should be a place to teach the Bible, but they should not exclude the truths that are in the Bible so that the lies of wickedness can be taught, instead. Public schools may allow individuals to go into a room and pray if they like, but the system of itself is against the true things of God. There is always a subtle tension against the things of the Spirit.
Degeneration. Finally, largely attributable to the aforementioned principles, the general low moral state of the public schools creates the atmosphere for child abuse between children, sexual harassment between students, disrespect for authority, violence and a general declension of those attributes that make for a strong and enlightened society.
Jesus was taught at home. In our congregation we homeschool our children because it is high on our list to keep our children from child abuse. Child abuse takes many more forms than sexual and we must exercise our God-given responsibility to educate our children to God's glory. We teach our children to be normal, as God is, and not insane as the world has become. The problem arises in this when it is revealed that the secular government, the state, claims that those children belong to them. They claim to own our kids. Can one even imagine such twisted thinking? Did the state conceive the child? No, they only sometimes kidnap the child claiming the child belongs to them.
In the public school system great efforts are made to protect children from physical harm. They provide flashing lights on buses with crossing guards and stop signs, but almost nothing is done to protect their souls, the true worth of the child.
God holds those who support these abuses responsible for the results of them. This country today is filled with crime, vice, hatred, violence and fear. We know some of the causes of this condition. This general condition cannot be blamed on bad TV programs alone. One's basic educational foundation is primarily responsible. Society today seems hardly aware that it is itself responsible for these things because society chooses to ignore them rather than end them.
As a congregation, this is a large issue to us. By supporting the education of children contrary to God, we, in principle, make a way for the destruction of our own faith in God. This is unconscionable from our standpoint. Can one imagine that any church in the community would actively evangelize against its own existence by paying for the activities of those who evangelize against them? This may be happening with some professing Christ, but this cannot happen with those who truly have Christ. With us, this has not been a preference but a conviction for which we will sacrifice our houses, lands and lives.
Believers in the Soviet Union experienced dispossession when they stood for their convictions. Although the Soviet constitution said that there was freedom of religion, it did not reflect reality. Freedom of religion is often interpreted to mean one has freedom of religion as long as one's beliefs do not go against any personal whims of the ones who govern. In the Soviet Union, Christian land was confiscated and the members scattered unless their activities were approved by the state and in harmony with the state goals, ideals and attitudes. In America we have had a higher profession than that. As it turns out, it has only been a profession. When a nation must force its citizens to support its practices or else lose their homes or livelihood, it no longer can be considered a free country, but, instead, a dictatorship. In this country the government has become a dictatorship of law but now it is also assuming the position of being a dictatorship of man. The dictatorship of law has gone unrecognized for what it is. If it were a pure dictatorship of law, it may not be so tragic, but it is not pure. The laws are interpreted to say whatever the enforcers of those laws decide. This is true because truth or principle is no longer the governing factor of our nation. The governing factor is money, the economy, and the national interests. Truth and justice are no more appreciated in this country now than in any other fallen civilization. Gandhi wrote: "When a man submits to another through fear, he does not follow his nature but yields to brute force. He who has no desire to dominate others by brute force will not himself submit to such force either. Recognizing, therefore, that man who fears brute force has not attained self-knowledge at all."
You may remember the story that is in the Bible about Moses and the children of Israel. Moses asked Pharaoh if they might be free from those things that enslaved them. They wanted to go out a little way and worship God according to their conscience. Pharaoh was not happy with that request and that the children of Israel would express some independence from his government, so he refused to let them go. He used brute force to keep them enslaved. Pharaoh did not realize the effect that his refusal would have upon himself. Pharaoh's greed and desire for power would cost him everything he had. When God is not free to express himself to the people through His followers or prophets but outlawed instead, we can expect the plagues to fall as we do now.
We have a theory of separation of church and state. The country may justify its human rights violations for one reason or another, but God sees these violations. The state is to have no authority over the conscience. The state is not to regulate the affairs of the church of God. We make this case because we believe most people do not know the consequences of coercing the conscience. God cannot bless a society governed by the principles of force.
This nation has enslaved the blacks, decimated the native Americans, subjugated the world through the so-called United Nations, and its wars of conquest, invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and even now preparing to come against Iran. It also grinds down its own citizens, most especially when they protest the gross evil of the present regime. It does this grinding down by reinterpreting the meaning of its constitution and its laws for its own purposes. Men cannot buy or sell except they are marked with the characteristics of this nation. They must have "the mark of the beast." Citizens will be dispossessed or even killed for their desires to be free of unrighteous controls. The Word of God speaks truly of our nation. "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women [true respect for women, making them as men], nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all." Dan. 11:37.
There is only one power that has authority regarding the conscience of man and that is God's power. When men seek to control the conscience of another, they lay claim to the prerogatives of God.
The Scriptures speak again of this land. "I beheld another beast [the United States] coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. ...And he causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand [the labor] or the forehead [thinking], so that no one can buy or sell [keep his home] unless he has the mark, or the name of the beast or the number of his name." Rev. 13:16, 17.
This poem was found on the Internet. It seems to speak well to the issue. It is called:
A VISITOR FROM THE PAST
Bravery and nobility are traits that only exist when a nation is sensitive to morality and the conscience of its citizens. When a nation is no longer sensitive to the conscience of its citizens, but, instead, dispossesses them or even attacks them with weapons of war as was done to the Branch Davidians, one can know that nation's heart of bravery and nobility has turned to a heart of despotism. It may profess to be a lamb and a peace lover but, in reality, it speaks as a dragon. It may paint its weapons of war white and call its armies "peace keepers" but it is still a dragon. It has been revealed the nature of the world's "peace keepers" and "aid workers." When food aid is taken to far off lands, but to receive the food young girls must yield up their bodies for sex, the true nature of our public aid is exposed.
It may very well be that the heart of a dragon is what this nation wants, but it also should be understood, that heart will always lead a nation to its end. One cannot oppress without being oppressed. Eventually, the nation turns against itself and national ruin is the result. We can see this now.
God's ways are the only ways that truly work and lead to the well-being of all. If a nation turns from that, there will be no well-being for anyone who lives on the earth.
This small book is not intended to change things. Humankind has no intention of giving up its insensitivity to the truth. The purpose of this writing is to bring judgment that this nation is not at all what it professes itself to be, "the land of the free and the home of the brave." It is the home of citizens who are fearful to stand for what is right and just if it is not financially expedient or if someone may think ill of them for believing what they do. It was the same in Jesus' day. When freedom for any man is gone, freedom for every man is gone.
So, "The hour of His judgment is come" as Jesus said. "Your house is left unto you desolate". The nation has revealed her hypocrisy. As for God's true sons, they shall ascend by obeying the command: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:4.
It is not a mystery that this world is in confusion. The political parties, financial competition and the many religious denominations all are in confusion. Unity is only a goal of the imagination and an impossible idea which is never reached. Why is this? What has caused this state of things to exist? Everything in life can be traced to cause and effect. We are who we are taught to be and we are taught to be what we want. The human being is capable of being taught to believe many opposing ideas at the same time. We may believe in unity one moment and then believe in competition the next. We can believe in evolution and creation at the same time. We can give assent to opposing ideas depending on our company. We can believe in saving life, yet prepare for war and death.
Humans cannot but follow their teacher, and the teacher they follow only echoes the desires of their own hearts, but it does not seem to occur to them that their own ideas are in conflict. We are creators of what we place before us and if our own thoughts are in conflict and confusion, then it stands to reason that our environment will reflect that back to us. The most glaring example of this has come from our own government. The President spoke often of freedom and human liberty. Yet, nothing close to this had been exported to Iraq. The polls from Iraq state that fully 80% of the population want America out. But America will not leave. America will rape, pillage, torture, and grind down, just as long as it wants. The profession of the President of the United States is only that. What is it about, "Get out of our country" that the American administration does not understand? The truth is that the war in Iraq had nothing to do with freedom and justice at all. It was not a war against Saddam, it was a war against Iraq. It was a war for political expediency and financial gain.
From our earliest years we are taught that almost everyone outside of ourselves is an enemy. We start to think this way when our sibling takes our rattle away. We begin to believe that life is about competition and taking what one can get by force. As we grow older and enter school we are taught to compete for grades. In times of recreation and play we are put into game situations which teach us to compete again. We must fight to win the game and to be the best. The winner may get a prize and the loser is disgraced to a degree. The early years of the nation's child education is based largely on memorization. It never seems to occur to humanity, that memorization is not learning. The mind is not taught to reason from cause to effect, but to memorize facts. I have spoken with some who were taught evolution, and they could not reason out the simplest things. They could only restate what someone taught them to believe. In my school years, I learned that our answers on the test were not about truth but were only about answering the questions according to what the teacher said was truth.
When the student graduates, he may join a business firm competing for the market share after being taught how to manipulate people through the science of marketing. His whole focus is to sell his product at the expense of the competition and to manipulate people to buy what they do not need. In sales and political races it all boils down to making one's self or product look better than the competition so one can win the customer or economic race. He may not know where Iran is on a map, but he knows by instinct how to edge out someone else, giving himself the advantage.
To the world today this all looks nice, fair and right. "It is America," they say with obvious pride. The truth of the matter is that it is corrupt, wicked and wrong. Men are taught to view others as enemies or inferior, and they are taught to be consumer cattle. All an enemy is, is someone seeking to take what you think belongs to you, or someone who you think might hurt you. When men are turned into enemies, then general confusion and war is the result, as we have seen with the war against Iraq, and the planned war against Iran. The war on terror was manufactured out of this idea of fear and inferiority, but men cannot reason from cause to effect. Cause creates effect. We have been trained from our earliest years to compete with others and that has been one of the causes for the condition in which our society finds itself. There is no hope for such a society, for it has as a foundation the principle that it is against itself and every society against itself cannot maintain its form and cohesion.
See the political conventions. See the Congress and its actions in the halls of government. Listen to the political candidates accuse and abuse each other and then when one is elected he does the same things as his predecessors before him, the very ones he had accused. If there is one thing that is certain, it is that the political parties will not change, neither will they change things. Indeed, they cannot change nor can they change things. Change for the good is only a story concocted to make the electorate believe that they are bringing about a new order of things, and this story also helps them believe their own imagination. The reality they hope for simply never occurs. There is never a new order. There is only a constant degradation. Each man and woman is energetically involved in the world of competing with other individuals to build their own kingdom and for the sake of money. No man is motivated unselfishly to better his constituents, except that he is rewarded for it in some way. The Scriptures read: "For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion." Isa. 41:28, 29.
Vain and corrupt politicians have waged wars, set upon man the atom bomb, caused financial collapse, burdened the poor and those in need, stripped and burned the innocent, raided their homes and compounds, and taxed them until there could not be another cent drained from the population. They have tried, lied, contrived and bribed their way to the top of their rotting pile of refuse. They have bludgeoned, accused, abused and demoralized the nation, all for the sake of personal gain. "They bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord." Jer. 9:3.
Modern politicians say, "We want to protect the children." After seeing what happened with the gassing of the Branch Davidians this statement seems incredible. The politicians say, "We want to send in peace keepers;" then go about sending in men with weapons such as tanks and long range guns. Of course, these tanks are painted white and the army wears little blue hats to create a picture of peace, but it is an army of war just the same. Men say, "We must fight for peace." Whoever heard of such a ridiculous proposition? It is like saying, "Starve for fullness. Lay in filth for cleanness." The politicians say, "We should cut taxes," then go about to raise taxes. The politicians say, "We want to preserve life," then they go about providing for millions of abortions. They say, but they do not do what they say.
Has it never occurred to some souls the hypocrisy of modern day politics? Abortions have been declared legal according to the Constitution of the United States because a woman should have control over her own body. That is the argument. If that be so, why is it that so many people are thrown into prison for taking drugs? Do they not have the same right over their own body? I can kill my unborn child, but I cannot take a drug. Partial birth abortions describe the murder of a young child mostly born. The brain is then sucked out of the skull. Should not that young child have control over his or her own body? You hypocrites, Jesus spoke well of you. You strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
It is probable that the religions of the world are most responsible for the state of things that exist. The most guilty would be the religions that condone competition and support war efforts and "the troops." These false guides get all teary eyed when speaking of "supporting the troops" as if they were babies in a cradle, but they have no sympathy for those who are destroyed by "the troops." Who will support them? In truth, the so-called "religion of Christ" in America is actually antichrist. Antichrist denies that Christ appears in the flesh. Antichrist states that "we are only human" so they who are antichrist go about excusing and hiding their own corruptions from each other. "Ministers of the gospel" molest children and spend their Saturday nights in front of their x-rated videos just as anyone else does. Much of this is in secret, for if it were generally known that they did these things, they would be exposed to their congregations as frauds.
It is no secret how in religious circles the moral state of things is at the bottom. As a minister, I have personally sat in ministerial meetings where ministers were rebuked by the president of the conference for their adultery and for sneaking in to watch x-rated videos while their family was sleeping. I knew one young man right out of college who became a pastor and the ink was hardly dry on his diploma when he had seduced one of the women in the church right on the church pew. (I am not saying that seducing her somewhere else would have been right either).
I personally approached the conference president in charge of my district to handle a child molestation situation in the church and was told to leave it alone since the molester might sue the church for exposing him. The so-called "Christian" denominations of this country are so far from actual Christianity that it is difficult to even make a comparison. Most people, however, already know this, and that is why churches are relatively tame entertainment centers on the weekends. They are a good place to go for a little worldly encouragement or to sing some old favorite songs or listen to a band play, but the truth is not heard, and the lightning of revelation does not come into the soul. They are only containers for dead works, but they are not places for the coming of Christ to find expression. Today, ministers fake being good and pretend to pray, for the sake of personal gain. They love their little following, and love being up in front of them each week promoting themselves and their church's good works. They say that they are celebrating God, while they only celebrate themselves.
The denominations have wonderful financial systems all set up to lift up their poor, corrupt institutions where the Spirit of God is not seen or felt. Millions of tithe dollars are used to support corrupt, self-centered, political ministers in their positions of authority. They support their political candidates who lead the nation into war and moral ruin. They are paid thousands of dollars a month and they do almost nothing in labor for it. Does it take all those many hours to write a sermon? When a lay person gives a sermon does he get paid? Do the ministers visit the sheep? Don't the lay members visit the sheep? What does a minister do that the members of his congregation should not be able to do? The ministers certainly do not know any more about God than their congregations do. I think modern ministers are good for only one thing. They are good for burying the dead. They do this every single week when the dead meet for church.
The payment of the ministry was designed for the purpose of evangelism. This was meant to help men take care of their families when they had to travel long distances and had little time to hold a job at the same time. God did not intend for churches to have high paid babysitters to hover over their congregations. He intended that the people of God would be mature enough to take care of the local church themselves.
As with the pharisees of Jesus' day, so it is today. He said, "All their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments." Matt. 23:4,5. Jesus also said of them, "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matt. 23:15. Busy church folk compass the globe to make converts for their churches, or their television audience, but what good is it when they are made to be just like those pretenders who convert them?
Does the God of heaven call for the assassination of foreign national leaders? These men do. Does the God of heaven call for war against nations who have done them no wrong? Yet, these men do. Some church members boast of how many converts they are making, but if they could see as God does, they would turn away from themselves in shame, for their people have been converted to hell and not heaven. In religion it never occurs to some folk that killing is wrong. The Ten Commandments say, Thou shalt not kill. Jesus told us to turn the other cheek. He told us to resist not evil, so bold, pious preachers send their young men off to a Desert Storm, or Iraqi Freedom, or some United Nations' conquest with their blessings. "Go and kill and God be with you." After that the wolves and their sheep tie yellow ribbons to trees. What a grand mockery of the Word of God is religion today. What a total waste of a good man's time. Man's so-called "Christian" religion today is for the spiritually ignorant who have no mind for truth.
Compromise is the byword of the professed children of God. The Scriptures say, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Lev. 18:22. Today's ministry ordains those who practice these things. They eschew adultery, yet approve of two men having sex with one another. Please excuse me, but I cannot get my mind around that contradiction.
On the other hand, it may be heard today in many professed Christian circles, "We must do away with homosexuals in the military and stop abortions." I ask why? Have not professed Christians for years been proclaiming from their polluted pulpits that the law has been done away with? When one mentions the Sabbath as the fourth commandment this often evokes that decree, "The law is done away with." Then might I ask, what is wrong with someone breaking a law that does not exist? If the law of the Sabbath has been done away, is not also the law against homosexual activity done away, or murder, or theft? And why is a minister disgraced for adultery, but praised for being homosexual? I think the confusion in all of this is obvious. The then President of the United States spoke long and hard about the sins of Saddam Hussein. How can there be sin when there is no law. And why would the President go into Saddam's country and do worse than he did? Oh, you hypocrites, I am thankful to God that He is now about to end it all.
Why is there all the fuss about abortions? If the law is done away, then what could be wrong with abortion? I say that modern day Christians are only getting the fruits of their own sowing. Now modern day preachers can get a good look at what they have done to the world, for the responsibility is largely lying at their door. They do away with God's law, and then resist those who are lawless because of it. This is pure hypocrisy.
The Scriptures say, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Ex. 20:8. Modern day ministers say, "Go to church on Sunday instead." Modern religion has made up its own way and there will always be a price to pay when mankind does that. That price is even now being paid. "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore [modern religion], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." Rev. 17:16. There is a strange touch of irony in that so many churches are being burned these days, for the respect for them is gone and there is no fear in the heart of man for God.
Medicine is another profession that merchandises people. It is not a secret that hundreds and thousands of people who are admitted into hospitals die from accidents while there. These individuals are either given wrong drugs, the wrong dosage or they catch a disease which they did not have when they went in. Modern medicine having many wonderful scientific abilities is largely a business for getting money. The medical profession has virtually been given a blank check and they use this check quite readily. They administer drugs, the names of which they alone understand. Hospitals freely add costs to paying patients to cover those who don't pay. There is a science to increase costs so that the grand money machine can continue its process of gain. Many of the operations of today's modern medicine are simply extortion and if some medical professionals were candid and would share their true heart's knowledge, that is what they would have to say. It is fair to say that if a medicine were discovered that could cure all illness, the hospitals would see that it was not made public, for it would put them out of business. Cancer is a billion dollar business, so who actually wants to do away with it?
I spoke with a physician once, who was ministering to a family member who was dying of cancer. After watching for several weeks the vain actions of the physician, I cornered him and asked him to tell me plainly what was going on. He said, "We are not trying to cure him, we are only making him more comfortable while he is dying." Truth sometimes escapes the lips in spite of those who do their best to hide it. Modern medicine works to make people feel better, but it does little to actually bring men to the place where they would not need medicine since it would be bad for business. The modern doctor rarely wants the patient to be in a place where he is truly healed and would not need a doctor any longer.
If one would get simple exercise, rest, eat whole foods, drink plenty of pure, soft water, and stay away from the processed air that passes for food, there would be little need for physicians. Many diseases come to humanity through the animal food that they eat. Animals are full of corruption in these times, and I have had no sickness in my own life when doing away with all animal food and dairy. It has just worked for me.
If a family practices medicine at home and refuses the regular medical care and their family member dies, they may be fined or imprisoned even if their practice is according to their religious faith. But let a man, woman or child die in the hospital and it is accepted as alright—even if the hospital causes the death through some accident. This reveals a perverted society. Don't kill your neighbor, but the government may take your sons and daughters off to invade another country where hundreds and thousands are killed. Don't you dare molest a child, but those who rule can molest children all day long with the bombs dropped on them in the wars of conquest. Don't dare "practice medicine" but worldly physicians may "practice medicine" all they want. Even if their "practice" causes death, there is no penalty. Our poor society is plainly insane and there is no cure.
If a religious cult practices medicine and a member dies, there will be a great show of force against such a group, but let a hospital practice medicine and it does not matter how many people are dead, the world still sings its praises. It seems as though it is illegal to die anywhere but in a hospital. Who is this grand and noble personage who made this decree that one can only die in a hospital or in war, but not in a cult? Yes, it is true that some good things take place in modern medicine, but there are so many more evil things present within it that one would need many volumes to describe them all. One great evil that no one should miss, is the great cost of ordinary care that should cost a tenth as much.
If an individual happens upon an herbal remedy that can cure cancer and he sells this remedy, he may be fined or imprisoned for "practicing medicine" even if his remedy works. But let a hospital "practice medicine" and try many things that don't work and that is considered acceptable. At least it made many thousands of dollars practicing.
Take your automobile to a mechanic. He will fix it. If he does not fix it, he does not get paid. Take your body to a doctor. If he does not fix it or even breaks it, he is still paid handsomely.
Consider this: Our nation, and people of all political persuasions speak often of the need for health care. The president has recently promoted his new drug plan, so that the elderly can get their drugs at lower costs. The modern medical establishment is not health care. It is the antithesis of health care. One cannot get better health care than by taking care of himself. Live right, eat right and think right, and one's health will take care of itself. One will not have to take drugs to make him less healthy still.
I have seen where the elderly go to the doctor because of some pain or discomfort. The elderly are given drugs and then lose their ability to function normally. After that they are put in a rest home, and the property of the elderly person is sold to bring in income for the poor soul in their custody. When the property is all gone the elderly person dies. Something is very wrong with this picture.
I once pastored a church where one of our members had some difficulty with high blood pressure, as I remember it. He did not attend church for a few weeks and I went to check on him. He told me that he spent most of his time in bed since he felt so badly. I asked him why he felt so badly. He told me that he took a pill to resolve his first medical problem. That drug caused other problems for which the doctor prescribed more medication. He was then taking 48 pills a day, and was bedridden except for trips to the bathroom. He was bedridden because of the drugs he was prescribed by his "health" provider. I thought to myself, "Poor man, what a pity. It would be better for him to take care of himself, than follow after physicians who know nothing about health care, but only merchandise the souls who come to them." I would not sign up for the Medicare drug program for anything. Both Republicans and Democrats are continually pushing "health care." I protest. It is not health care you are pushing, it is big business.
It should be noted that many physicians believe they are doing the right thing in promoting the modern methods of healing. Many of them may very well have good motives, but the system is not that hard to discern if one will only take a candid look. I want to make another point here, there are some medical procedures that have saved lives. All procedures are not evil, for God gives the doctor wisdom as to how to proceed and help the patient. My point here is that we should trust God alone and He will tell us what to do, whether go to a doctor, take a natural remedy, or change our dietary habits. God is the healer.
The legal profession is composed largely of a multitude of paid liars and extortioners. They use what they call "legal language" that no one can understand but themselves. It is similar to a doctor's prescription which no one can read. Why is it that they do not speak plainly as other men? As with all professions, there may be an honest man here or there, but I propose that if a man were always totally honest in every transaction, he could not be in any one of the aforementioned professions for long. Tell the truth at all times and you are put out of this world's affairs. Instead of simply following law and truth, lawyers work to distort and change the meaning of things so that those who pay them might get the advantage they desire, and they get paid handsomely.
I was at a family celebration years ago where I met a boyhood friend who had grown up to be a lawyer. He approached me privately and we spoke of life and living. He got serious and said to me, "I would like to get out of this profession, but I don't know how. I don't want to be a lawyer any longer." He was asking me what to do. I looked at him for a moment and then said, "Always tell the truth, and soon you will no longer be a lawyer." His countenance darkened, he walked away, and I never heard from him again. Our little discussion reminded me of Jesus when he was speaking to the rich young ruler. I would honestly have to say, that if a minister of the gospel always told the truth, he would lose his job also. That also goes for physicians and politicians. It is especially true for those who write for the media. I was told by a mobile home salesman once, In the real world you cannot tell people the truth and expect to get ahead.
One can hire a lawyer at great expense and if he can outmaneuver the adversary, it is possible to receive a monetary reward. Honesty and truth are not the prime goal, but, instead, financial reward.
This document is not intended to deride any single man or profession. The intention here is to show that all men, in any profession, who are not governed by the Holy Spirit of God will corrupt themselves and are corrupted. It can be shown that our world is well nigh empty of God's Spirit and ripe for judgment. These few things mentioned are still in the realm of effects. The primary causes are almost unseen.
Now it would be good for the reader to consider the primary causes of why things have gone as wrong as they have. Why is it that the world's professions are in the condition that they are in? What has happened to our world?
Daniel the prophet warns of a power which is to arise. "In his place shall arise a contemptible person on whom royal majesty had not been conferred; he shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom through intrigue (deceit and lying). Armies shall be utterly swept away and broken before him, and the prince of the covenant as well. And after an alliance is made with him, he shall act deceitfully and become strong with a small party. Without warning he shall come into the richest parts of the province and do what none of his predecessors had ever done, lavishing plunder, spoil, and wealth on them. He shall devise plans against strongholds. ...He shall have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. ...They shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries. ...And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god. ...In his estate shall he honor the God of forces. ...But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt." Dan. 11.
These are the facts mentioned. (1) A contemptible person shall arise who has not been voted in. (2) He shall have power to sweep armies away and even destroy the prince of the covenant (true religious faith). (3) He shall work with deceit and become powerful with just a few individuals. (4) He is rich and can lavish wealth on whomever he likes. (5) He shall place the abomination that makes everything desolate. (6) He works through flattery. (7) He will use force to get what he wants. (8) He will have power over the treasures of money. (9) He will also come against the prince of the covenant.
If a mystery is what you like, this is a very elementary one. There is only one power that can fulfill all of these things mentioned. It is the power that now rules over the earth. There is a power which involves a few men. It controls all of the financial powers and secrets of intrigue. The armies of the world and the United Nations are at its command. It works secretly through political parties, financial institutions, secret societies and the media. It is not voted in, but, instead, actually designs who will be voted in. It can sweep armies away such as in Desert Storm, or Iraqi Freedom. It has had power over the religious faith by providing for laws which make it virtually impossible to speak true righteousness without fear of lawsuit or some other media attack. This power can lavish wealth on whomever it likes. It uses flattery in the form of prizes, awards or grants to reward those who serve it. The force of the state or states is used to subdue its enemies. It controls all the money. It has set up an abomination that has made our nation and world morally and spiritually desolate. He came against the prince of the covenant when he came against me for the prince was in me.
According to Revelation 17, the great whore, which is modern apostate religion, rides on the back of this beast. "Let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be (the coming of Christ), except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed (exposed), the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall be revealed (exposed) the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thes. 2:3-12, ASV).
There is a little book which was printed over 100 years ago which is the expression of this new lawless power. It is named "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." This book was written by Luciferians and exposed to the public about 125 years ago. In the following chapter are excerpts from that little book. This little book explains the reasons for how things have come to be as they are. The little book is sickening, but not any more sickening than how our society has fallen for the fables of the "secret hand of the cult," and how this nation and the world have loved to have it so.
"What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men? What is it that has guided them so far? In ancient societies they were kept in line by brutal and blind force; after that, it was law. Law is the very same force, only disguised.
"...There was a time when faith ruled, but in our day, the power which has replaced the liberal rulers is the power of money.
"It makes no difference whether a government is exhausted by its own convulsions, or if its internal discord and strife allows its enemies to take it over - the result is the same. It is irretrievably lost: it is then in our power. The iron-fisted rule of money, which is entirely in our hands, holds out a straw to the government that it must, eventually, reach out and accept - for if it does not, it goes to the bottom.
"...There is nothing in common between politics and morality. Any ruler governed by morality will be unstable on his throne because he cannot be a skilled politician. Anyone wanting to rule over men must have three things. He must have cunning. He must also have ourselves, who are in the shade—that is, mostly invisible, thanks to the news media under our control. And, thirdly, he must utilize fantasy or make-believe. Great national qualities, like frankness and honesty, are destructive qualities in politics. They topple rulers from their thrones more effectively and more certainly than the most powerful enemy. Those qualities must be the attributes of kingdoms of the nations, but we must, under no circumstances, be guided by them.
"Our right to do what we desire lies in force. The word 'right' is an abstract illusion and cannot be proven by anything. The word means no more than: when you give me what I demand, it proves that I am stronger than you. [This was seen in the invasion of Iraq.]
"...Whenever there is a government that has poorly organized authority, and that has lost the personal nature of its laws and rulers because of liberalism's flood of so-called 'rights', I find that there is a new right. That is, it is our right to attack merely because we are the stronger. Also included in that right is to scatter to the winds, all existing forces of order and regulation; to reconstruct all institutions. We, then, also become the sovereign lord of those who gave up their rights of power, voluntarily, in their liberalism.
"In the present chaos caused by the tottering condition of all forms of power, our own power will be more invisible than any other. This is because it will remain invisible until it has gained so much strength that no cunning can possibly undermine it.
"...The citizens of nations are stupefied with alcohol and drugs; their youth have grown stupid on classic literature and novels, and from immorality learned at early ages. That immorality was taught to them by our special agents - teachers, mindless servants, governesses in the houses of the wealthy, by ecclesiastics and others; also by our women in the places of dissipation commonly used by the citizenry. I include in the last category, the so-called 'society ladies,' who are voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury.
"The signature of our power is - force and make-believe [as in making believe that there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq]. Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it is concealed under the cloak of statesmanship. When governments do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet of the new power [the beast], we must respond with violence, cunning and make-believe [as with the present efforts against Iran. We make-believe that they are going to use their nuclear science for weapons]. These evils are the only means by which to attain the end, the good [the good being, for us to control everything in the world for our own glory and our own purposes]. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they will help towards attaining our goals. In politics it is necessary to know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if that will win for us submission and sovereignty.
"Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory means. That is, by the sentences of death that are necessary to maintain the terror which leads to blind submission. Merciless justice and severity [as with the Branch Davidians] is the greatest strength in the State: not only for the sake of profit but also in the name of duty. For the sake of victory, we must keep to the program of violence and make-believe. In the name of squaring accounts or making things 'right', it is necessary to use severity and harshness that have the appearance of justice [as in Iraqi Freedom]. It is by this means that we shall bring all governments into subjection to our supergovernment [the United Nations]. When they know that we are merciless in exacting our form of justice, all disobedience will cease.
"Far back in ancient times we were the first to proclaim to the masses of the people the words 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity'. Those words have been repeated many times since by stupid human parrots everywhere, who greedily take the bait. When they did that, they also eliminated the well-being of the world—that is, the true freedom of the individual which had, until then, been protected from the mindless mob. The would-be wise men of the nations, the so-called intellectuals, could not make anything out of those words in their abstractness. They did not note the contradiction of their meaning and how they related to each other. They did not see that in nature, there is no equality, and there cannot be freedom. They do not see that Nature herself has established inequality of minds, of characters, and capabilities. She has done this just as unchangeably as she has made everything else adhere to her laws. "...In all corners of the earth the words 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,' brought into our ranks whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm—all thanks to our blind agents. And all the time these words were cankerworms at work boring into the well-being of the nations, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the nation states. As you will see later, this helped us triumph; it made it possible for us to get our hands on the real master card. ...On the ruins we have made of the natural and family line of ruling powers of the nations, we have set up the educated class to rule by the kingdom of money. To qualify to rule in this kingdom requires wealth, which we control, and knowledge which comes from the power of our learned elders.
"...That abstract illusion called freedom that we have used to infect the minds of the mob in all countries, we have used to convince them that they are the ones that choose their government. It has also enabled us to make the mindless mob think that they are the true owners of their country, and that their government is only their elected servant and can be replaced like a worn-out glove whenever they desire.
"It is precisely the idea that they think they can replace their representatives when they don't like what they are doing that has put them under our control. This has given into our hands the power to set up and replace so-called elected representatives, by our appointment because they can only vote for those who we put upon their ballot.
"It is exceedingly important for our purposes that whenever there are wars they should not result in one side or the other gaining territory. By doing this, war will become an economic tool that will cause the nations to whom we give assistance, to recognize our strength and dominance. This will result in putting the sides of the conflict at the mercy of our international organizations which possess millions of eyes, ever on the watch, and are under no one else's control or limitations, whatever. Our international right to govern will then wipe out the individual nations' rights. We will rule the nations in exactly the same way the nations rule their subjects—by an international form of civil law.
"We shall choose those to run the governments from among the public. The main qualification for these positions will be their willingness for unquestioning, servile obedience. They will not be persons trained in the art of government and will, therefore, easily become pawns in the hands of the men of learning and genius who will be their advisers. Those advisers will be specialists, bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world. As you well know, these specialists of ours, in order to make them fit to rule, have been receiving all the information they need from our political plans. In addition, they learn from history and from closely observing current events. The nations are not guided by the practical use of unprejudiced historical observation as they should be but, rather, by a routine derived from a theory. They do this without any forethought or regard for the consequence or results [because they have not been taught to reason, but only to memorize]. Because of this we need not even consider them at all. Let them amuse themselves until it is too late, or go on looking for some new form of enterprising self-indulgence, or just live in the past on the memories of all they have accomplished and enjoyed. They will do this because we have persuaded them to accept their role. We have done this by convincing them that science or theory is the principle value system to which they should adhere. It is for this purpose that we continually use our control of the news media to arouse blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the nations will puff themselves up with their knowledge. They will do this without any logical verification of those theories we present to them as fact [such as evolution or global warming]. They will then put into effect all the so-called scientific information available that our agents have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the direction we want.
"...In the hands of the national governments today, the greatest force for moving the minds and thoughts of the people is the news media. The primary purposes of the news media are: to keep pointing out things that we want the people to believe are indispensable; to give voice to the complaints of the people; and to express and create discontent. It is in the news media that the illusionary triumph of freedom of speech begins to look as if it is real. But the nations have not known how to make use of this potent force, and it has fallen into our hands. Through the news media we have gained the power to influence and control the minds of the people, while remaining hidden.
"Today I may tell you that we are only a few steps away from achieving our goal. There remains a small space to cross and the whole, long path we have trodden is now ready to close its cycle of the Symbolic Snake—that symbol that represents our people. When this ring closes, all the nation states...will be locked into its coil as in a powerful vice.
"The constitutional scales of balance in these days will shortly break down, for we have created them with a certain lack of accurate balance. This is causing them to oscillate continually until they wear through the pivot on which they turn. The nations are under the delusion that they have welded them strongly enough and they believe that the scales will eventually come into equilibrium.
"...In order to cause those who want power to misuse that power, we have set all forces in opposition to one another. This is breaking up their liberal tendencies towards independence. To accomplish this we have stirred up every form of individual ambition, we have armed all parties and we have set up official authority to be a target for all that ambition. We have made gladiatorial arenas out of the nations. In those arenas we have introduced a host of confused issues over which they may contend. Just a little more, and bankruptcy and disorder will be universal.
"All people are chained down to heavy toil by poverty [and debt] more firmly than they were ever chained by slavery and serfdom. A few, by some way or another, might free themselves, but we can handle them. However, they will never be free from desiring material possessions. We have included in the constitution certain rights that seem to the masses as fictitious and not real rights. All these so-called 'people's rights' can never really exist except in the thin vapor of an idea. An idea which can never be realized in practical life. What does a common laborer care who is bowed down under his heavy toil, crushed by his lot in life, if talkers get the right to babble and journalists get the right to scribble any nonsense right beside really genuine issues [in the guise of free speech]? Once the common man can gain nothing from the constitution except a few pitiful crumbs which we fling to him from our table in order to get him to vote for what we dictate—for men we place in power—he is our servant. To a poor man, the rights that he supposedly gained from political conservatism are no more than a bitter irony because he finds nothing but the necessity of toiling all day which never gives him the opportunity to exercise those rights. On the other hand, they actually rob him of all guarantee of a secure and regular income by making him dependent on labor strikes by his co-workers, or lockouts by his employer.
"...We now appear on the scene as apparent saviors of the common worker, saving him from this oppression by enrolling him in the ranks of our various forces fighting for imaginary civil liberties. The upper class, which enjoyed by law the labor of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy and strong. We are interested in just the opposite—in the diminishment, the killing out of the nations. Our power is in the chronic...physical and mental weakness of the worker. What that results in is his being made the slave of our will, and he will not find in the authorities of his own society either the strength or energy to oppose us. Hunger, in whatever form it comes, causes money to rule over the worker more certainly than any aristocracy or the legal right of government.
"By creating poverty, whether imaginary or real, we, in turn, create an envy and hatred between those who have and those who have not. With that hatred and envy we shall control the mobs and use their hands to wipe out all those who hinder us in achieving our goals.
"When the hour strikes for our sovereign lord of all the world to be crowned, it is these same hands of the mob which will sweep away everything that might be a hindrance for him.
"...Because of the present state of public information that we have directed and developed, the people cherish a blind hatred towards all conditions which they consider above themselves, because they have no understanding of the meaning of class and condition. We have brought about this state of affairs by causing the people to blindly and ignorantly believe whatever the news media tells them.
"This hatred will be still further magnified by the effects of an economic crisis, which will stop dealings on the exchanges and bring industry to a standstill. With all the secret, underground methods available to us, and with the aid of money which is all in our control, we shall create a universal world crisis whereby we shall send mobs of workers into the streets, simultaneously in all countries. ...These mobs will rush with delight to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have envied from childhood, and then will be able to loot their property. They will not be able to touch our property and families because we will know the moment the attacks will come and take appropriate measures.
"...Because the common people see that all sorts of concessions and indulgences have been given to them in the name of freedom and equality, they come to imagine themselves to be sovereign lords and storm their way to power. But, naturally, like every other blind man who has come upon a host of stumbling blocks, they rush to find a guide. They have never had the sense to return to the former condition and have laid down their rightful power at our feet. Remember the French Revolution and how it was we who gave it the name of 'Great'—the secrets of its preparations are well known to us, for it was completely the work of our hands.
"Ever since that time we have been leading the peoples from one disenchantment to another. This has been done so that in the end they should turn even from us, in favor of that King whom we are preparing for the world.
"At the present day we are, as an international force, invincible. This is so because, if attacked by some nation, we are supported by others. It is the common, low nature of the nations to crawl on their bellies to force while, at the same time, being merciless towards weakness and faults and indulgent to crimes. They are unwilling to bear the contradictions of a free social system but are patient to the point of martyrdom when a bold dictator inflicts violence upon them. It is these qualities which are helping us on to independent power. The peoples of the nations will bear patiently under the abuses of a charismatic dictator things which they would have cut the heads of kings for doing.
"...It is explained by the fact that a cunning dictator, through his agents, will whisper to the peoples that these abuses inflicted upon them are actually inflicting injury upon the nations for the very highest good—that is—to secure the welfare of the peoples, the international brotherhood of them all, and their unity and equality of rights. Naturally, they do not tell the peoples that this unification must be accomplished only under our sovereign rule.
"And thus the people condemn the upright and acquit the guilty, and are persuaded ever more and more that they can do whatsoever they wish. Thanks to this state of things, the people are destroying every kind of stability and creating disorders at every step.
WE MUST UNDERMINE FAITH
"...It is absolutely necessary for us to undermine all faith, to tear out of the minds of the nations the very principle of the Godhead and the Spirit, and to replace it with scientific and social calculations and material needs.
"In order to give the nations no time to think and realize what is going on, their minds must be diverted towards industry and trade. Thus, all the nations and peoples will be swallowed up in the pursuit of material gain. While deeply involved in this, they will not take note of their common foe. But again, in order that the communities of the nations may be finally disintegrated and ruined by their supposed freedom, we must place industry on the basis of speculation such as a stock market or commodities exchange. The result of that will be that whatever is taken out of the land by industry will be invested in speculation and thus will pass into our control.
"By causing an intensified struggle for superiority and by the shocks we deliver to economic life, we will create, nay, have already created communities that are disenchanted, cold and heartless. Such communities will foster a strong revulsion towards the higher political and religion. Their only purpose is personal and material gain - money - which they will make into a veritable cult for the sake of those material delights which it can give.
"...We shall create a concentrated, centralized government in order to grip in our hands all the forces of the community. By using new laws, we shall rigidly and mechanically regulate all of the political life of our subjects. These laws will withdraw, one by one, all of the liberties and indulgences which have been permitted by the nations. Our government will be distinguished by a despotism of monumental proportions. This government will be in a position, at any moment and in every place, to wipe out any nations who oppose us by deed or word. Some will tell us that a despotism such as I am talking about will not fit in with the progress of these days, but I will prove to you that it will.
"...The art of controlling and directing the masses of people and individuals is done by means of cleverly presented theory and wording, by creating regulations to rule their lives and by many other means. The nations largely understand nothing about this art which belongs to the specialists of our administrative brain. We have been brought up on analysis, observation and delicacies of fine calculation and in this area we have no rivals - any more than we are rivaled in the creation of plans of political actions and solid unity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have conspired to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking, mindless citizenry. We have caused them to be an open and known organization while we have kept ours a secret—in the shade, as it were. However, it probably makes no difference to the world who is its sovereign lord, whether the head of Catholicism or our despot. But to us, the chosen people, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.
"...We have taken the personal and national desires of the nations and set them against each other. We have bred religious and race hatred into a huge growth in the course of the past twenty centuries. This is the reason why there is not any country, anywhere, that would rise up against us because they would not receive any support for it. Every one of them must bear in mind that any alliance against us would be quite unprofitable to them. We are too strong—there is no getting away from our power. The nations cannot even come to a small, private agreement without our secretly having a hand in it.
"...In this present age it is more important to disarm the peoples than to lead them into war; more important to use, for our advantage, the passions which have burst into flame than to quench their fire; more important to understand the ideas of others and then interpret them to suit our own purposes than to eradicate them. The central purpose of our directorate consists in this: to debilitate the public mind by criticism; to distract it from any serious considerations that are calculated to arouse resistance; to divert their minds to engage in conflicts whose issues are eloquently presented but hollow and meaningless.
"In all ages the peoples of the world, collectively and as individuals, have accepted words in the place of deeds because they are content with a show. They rarely pause to take notice whether promises are followed by performance, especially in the public arena; therefore, we shall establish institutions that are nothing more than show and will give eloquent 'proof' of beneficial progress.
"...In order to bring public opinion into our hands we must cause it to experience great bewilderment. This will be done by giving expression to so many contradictory opinions [through the media and the Internet], and for such a length of time, that the nations will become dazed in the confusion of the maze of voices. This will result in their realizing that the best thing is to have no opinion of any kind in political matters which the people and even their governments do not understand. Those things are only rightly understood by him who guides the public. This is the first secret.
"The second secret that is required for the success of our government is expressed in the following: to cause an increase of the national failings, habits, passions, conditions of civil life, so that it will be impossible for anyone to know what his place is in the resulting chaos. This will result in utter failure of the people to understand one another. This course of action will also serve us in another way, namely, to sow discord among all factions, to dislocate all organized forces which are still unwilling to submit to us, and to discourage any kind of personal initiative or enterprise which might hinder our progress in any way. There is nothing more dangerous than personal initiative. If it is directed by genius, such initiative can do more than can be done by millions of people among whom we have sown discord.
"We must direct the education of the nation's communities in such a way that whenever they encounter a situation requiring initiative they will throw up their hands in despair and impotence. The stress and confusion which results when the freedom of one comes in conflict with the freedom of another drains the energies of both. From this conflict arise intense moral shocks, disenchantments and failures. By all these means we shall wear down the nations so effectively that they will be forced to offer us international power. That power will be of a nature that it will enable us, without violence, to gradually absorb all the national forces and power of the world. From that we will form our super-government [the United Nations]. In place of the ruling governments of today, we shall set up a rigidly controlled system which will be called the super-government [UN] Administration. Its hands will reach out in all directions like pruning shears and its organization will be of such colossal dimensions that it cannot fail to subdue all the nations of the world.
"We shall...establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of colossal riches [The World Bank], that even the large economies of the nations will depend on it to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with the credit of the nations on the day after the political smash. You gentlemen here who are economists, just make an estimate of the significance of this combination. In every possible way we must develop the significance of our United Nations by representing it as the protector and benefactor of all those who voluntarily submit to us.
"The suitability of the nations as a political force is dead - we need not take it into account; but those who possess and exercise control over land can still be harmful to us. This is because they are self-sufficient due to the resources of the land on which they live or have control over. It is essential, therefore, for us at whatever cost to deprive them of their land. This goal will be best attained by increasing the pressures and burdens upon land—real property, by loading lands with debt [property taxes, environmental protection issues]. These measures will severely limit landholding and keep it in a state of humble and unconditional submission.
"...At the same time we must intensively patronize trade and industry. First place, however, must be given to speculation, that part which provides a controlling opposition to industry. An industry that is not deeply involved in speculation will multiply money in private hands and will serve to restore agriculture by freeing the land from indebtedness to the banks. What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labor and money, and by means of speculation, transfer into our hands all the money of the world. This will throw all the nations into the ranks of the lower-class workers. Then the nations will bow down before us, if for no other reason than to get the right to exist.
"To complete the ruin of national industry we shall, in addition to speculation, add the lure of luxury which we have developed among the nations. We have created a greedy demand for luxury which is swallowing up everything [through artfully constructed advertising]. ...We shall raise the rate of wages which, however, will not bring any advantage to the workers, because at the same time, we shall stimulate inflation to bring about a rise in prices. ...We shall further very skillfully undermine the sources of production by stimulating the workers to drunkenness and making them think they are in control of everything. We shall accompany this with every effort to eradicate all national educated influences from the face of the earth. [This is sometimes accomplished by using assassination squads as those who are in Iraq presently.]
"It is important that the true meaning of what is happening should not be understood by the peoples or nations before the right time has come. In order to accomplish this we shall hide it under a pretended zealous motive of serving the working classes and the great principles of political economy. For these economic theories we are carrying on a strong program of propaganda.
"The intensification of military armaments and the increase of police forces are all essential for the completion of the aforementioned plans. The end result which we seek is that in all nations of the world there should, other than ourselves, be only the masses of the common worker, a few millionaires (billionaires) devoted to our interests, police and soldiers. "We must create upheavals, discords and open hostility. By this we shall gain a double advantage. First off, we will be able to keep all countries under our control. They will submit to this control because they well know that we have the power to create disorders or to restore order whenever we like. All these countries are quite used to the fact that we possess the indispensable force of extortion [economic sanctions]. Secondly, by means of conspiracies and scheming we shall cause utter confusion by the strings we have tied into the cabinets of all nations. We have created these controls within the governments by means of political and economic treaties or loan obligations. In order to create all this discord and confusion of power, we must use great cunning and insight during negotiations and agreements. However, we shall use the opposite tactics of masking what we do under a cloak of honesty and compliancy using the 'official language' or jargon of government known as legal language. In this way, the peoples and governments, whom we have taught to look only at the outside of whatever we present to them and never examine it in depth, will still continue to accept us as the benefactors and saviors of the human race.
"Whenever we encounter any nation which dares to oppose us [Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran], we must be prepared to incite war and join with its neighbors against it; but if those neighboring countries should also venture to stand together against us, then we must create resistance by inciting a universal war [coalition of the willing]. "...We must force the national governments to act in the direction favored by our broad master plan which is already approaching its desired goal. This force will come in the form of public opinion which has been secretly shaped and molded by us through the means of that so-called 'Great Power' - the news media. That power is, with a few exceptions that may be disregarded, already entirely in our hands.
"...The representatives of the nations sign papers and treaties without bothering to understand them because they are only in their positions of service for either material gain or from ambition.
"...We shall surround our government with a whole world of economists, constellations of bankers, industrialists, capitalists and - the main thing - millionaires. The latter because in material substance every difference between parties or business transactions will be settled by sums of money.
"For a time, until conditions are safe for entrusting responsible posts in government to our brothers, we shall occupy them with persons whose past reputation has created a great alienation between them and the peoples. These will be individuals who, if they disobey our instructions, will face criminal charges or disappear. This threat will make them defend our interests to their last gasp because they know that the people, to whom they have been unfaithful in their past dealings, will not come to their aid.
"When working out our plans and principles in any particular country, you must pay attention to the character and social standards of the people and adhere to them. This must be done until such time as the people shall have been re-educated to our way of thinking. By approaching the people's social and moral standards with caution, you will see that not a decade will pass before the most stubborn character will change and we shall add yet another people to the ranks of those already subdued by us.
"...For us there is nothing to restrict or to limit the range of our activity. Our Super-Government [the U.N.] actually abides above and outside any laws. It would, therefore, be described more accurately by the energetic and forcible words—benevolent dictatorship. I am in a position to tell you, with a clear conscience, that at the proper time we, the lawgivers, shall execute judgment and sentence. We shall kill and we shall spare. We, as head of all our troops, are mounted on the steed of the leader. We rule by force of will because in our hands are the fragments of a once powerful system which we have conquered, and the weapons we have gathered from among the conquered peoples are limitless ambitions, burning greediness, merciless vengeance, hatred and malice.
"It is from us that the all-consuming terror[ism] proceeds. We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines. Included are those who desire to restore monarchies and kingships; those who would be leaders of the peoples by inciting them to discontent: socialists, communists, [Antifa, Black Lives Matter,] and utopian dreamers of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task of serving our purposes. Each one of them, on his own, is boring away at the last remnants of authority and striving to overthrow all established form of order. By these acts, all nations and societies are in torture. They try to reason with the people to restore tranquillity and are ready to sacrifice everything for peace, but we will not give them peace until they openly acknowledge the United Nations and fully submit to it.
"Without much altering the existing laws, we have twisted their interpretations so as to make them contradict each other. We have succeeded in erecting great and magnificent results by perverting the laws. The first result was that the interpretations of the laws actually masked their true intent. Afterwards, those laws were entirely hid from eyes of the governments because it became impossible to make anything out of the tangled web of legislation.
"This is from where the theory of arbitration comes. You may say that the nations will rise up against us, guns in hand, if they guess what is going on before the time comes; but in the West we have established a plan of such appalling terror that the very stoutest hearts will tremble. The undergrounds, metropolitan transit systems whose subterranean corridors will, before the time comes, be driven under all the capitals, will be blown into the air with all their organizations and archives [an orchestrated terrorist attack of huge proportions].
"When we have accomplished our coup d'état, our grab of all political power, we will just tell the peoples, 'Everything has gone terribly bad. Everyone has been brought down by suffering, but we are merely destroying the causes of your torment which are nationalities, frontiers, differences of coinage and money. You can, of course, judge us prematurely, but would it be a righteous judgment if you have not given what we are offering you a fair chance?' This will result in the mob bearing us up in their hands and exalting us in unanimous triumph of hopes and expectations. 'Free' elections and voting, which we have made one of the means of our success, will set us on the throne of the world.
"...To bring this about, we must have everybody without distinction of class or qualification. This is the only way we can establish an absolute majority which cannot be gotten from educated property owners alone. In this way, we manage to give everyone a sense of self-importance and destroy in the nations the importance of the family and its educational value. It also eliminates the possibility of individual minds separating from our planned course. The mob [protesters], which is controlled by us, will not let them get any attention or even allow them to be heard if their opinions differ from our own. They will listen only to us because it pays them to obey and give us attention. In this way, we shall create a blind, mighty force which will never move in any direction without the guidance of our agents, the leaders of the mob. The people will submit to this regime because they will know that their income and all of their benefits depend upon these leaders.
"...These schemes will not turn existing institutions upside down just yet. They will only affect changes in their economy and consequently in the whole combined movement of their progress which will thus be directed along the paths laid down in our schemes.
"...When we introduced the poison of liberalism into the national organism, its whole political complexion underwent a change. States have been seized with a mortal illness—blood-poisoning. All that remains is to await the end of their death agony.
"...We ourselves shall tell presidents what their responsibility is. By that time, we shall be powerful enough so that we can disregard normal channels of action in carrying out our desires. We will make our personal puppet responsible for all of that. ....
"In order that our scheme may produce this result, we shall arrange elections in favor of those presidential candidates that have some dark, undiscovered stain in their past, some food for scandal. Then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans. This 'trust' will come from fear of being exposed and from the natural desire everyone has who has risen to such political power, namely to retain the privileges, advantages and honor connected with the office of president. The chamber of deputies will elect presidents and provide cover and protection for them; but we shall take away from them the right to propose new legislation or to make changes in existing laws. This right will be surrendered to us by our puppet president. Naturally, the authority of the president will then become a target for every possible form of attack; however, we shall provide him with means of self-defense. That will take the form of the president's right to appeal to the people for their decision over the heads of their representatives. Of course he will be doing nothing more than appealing to that same blind bunch of slaves of ours—the majority of the mob or masses. Independent of this, we shall invest the president with the right of declaring a state of war [as was done in Iraq]. We shall justify this on the ground that the president as Commander in Chief of the armed forces must have the military at his disposal in case he must defend the new constitution which is his right to defend as its sworn representative. It is easy to understand that under these conditions, the key to the shrine of government will rest in our hands and no one, apart from ourselves, will ever direct the force of legislation. The president, at our direction, will make interpretations of existing laws that are vague enough to be twisted to say what we desire. He will also annul or make of none-effect those laws when we indicate to him the necessity of doing so. Besides this, he will have the right to propose temporary laws and even new directions in how the government works with the constitution. His justification for all of this he will give as the supreme welfare of the people and the nation.
"By such measures we shall obtain the power of destroying little by little, step by step, all of the things we introduced into the constitutions in the first place. This will prepare for the transition to an unperceived abolition of every kind of constitution. When the time has come, we will turn every form of government into our despotism.
"The revelation of our dictator may actually come before the destruction of the constitution. The moment for this revelation will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the unpredictability and incompetence of their political leaders - a matter for which we shall arrange - will clamor and cry, 'Away with them and give us one ruler over all the earth who will unite us and eliminate the causes of discord, frontiers, nationalities, religions and national debts who will give us peace and quiet which we cannot find with our present rulers and representatives.'
"You, yourselves know perfectly well that to cause the peoples of all nations to desire such a thing, it is absolutely necessary to cause trouble and discontent in the relationship between the people and their governments. It is critical that the people become exhausted with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy, even the use of torture, starvation, inoculation of diseases, and poverty—leaving the nations no other vision than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty which is the control of money and everything else. But if we give the nations of the world any breathing room, the moment we long for will likely never arrive.
"...The nations are a flock of sheep and we are their wolves. And you know what happens when the wolves get hold of the flock? There is another reason also why they will close their eyes to what we are doing; we shall keep promising to give them back all the liberties we have taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and brought into control all of society. It is not wise to make any mention about how long they must be kept waiting for this return of their liberties. For what purpose then have we invented this whole policy and then grafted it into the minds of the nations without giving them any chance to examine its underlying meaning?
"...We shall deal with the news media in the following way: what is the part played by the news media today? It serves to excite and inflame those passions which are needed for our purposes, or else it serves the selfish goals of groups of individuals. It is often flat, dull and insipid, unjust, intellectually dishonest or even outright lying, and the majority of the public have no idea what purpose it really serves. We saddle and bridle the news media with a tight bit. We also do the same with all publications of the printing press because there would be no sense in ridding ourselves of attacks from the news media if we are still the target for newspapers, pamphlets and books.
"...No one shall get away with laying a finger on the glowing radiance of our reputation for government infallibility. The excuse for stopping any publication will be the alleged plea that it is agitating the public mind without reason or justification. Please take note of this, however: among those who will be making attacks upon us there will be organizations established by us; but they will attack only things that we have already decided to change. Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now, this is already true because all news items are received and disseminated by a few agencies covering all parts of the world [national and international news wire-services]. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them. If we have already conspired to possess and control the minds of the peoples and nations to such an extent that they all look at world events through the colored glasses we are placing over their eyes; if there is already not a single nation where there are any barriers for us to look into what national stupidity calls state secrets, what will our position be when we shall be acknowledged as the supreme lords of the world in the person of our leader who will be ruler of all the world?
"...Literature and journalism are two of the most important educational forces, therefore, our government will become proprietor of the majority of the journals and news media productions. This will neutralize the injurious influence of privately owned news media and publishers, and will put us in possession of the greatest influence upon the public mind. . . . If we allow ten journals not controlled by us to be published, we shall counteract them with thirty of our own and keep that ratio throughout. This, however, must never be suspected by the public. To accomplish this, all publications and productions put out by us will appear to give a variety of opposing viewpoints. They will be quite different from each other in appearance, political leanings and editorial opinions. This will create a confidence in us and attract unsuspicious opponents to us who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless.
"...All of our newspapers and media productions will be of all possible complexions and viewpoints - aristocratic, conservative, liberal, revolutionary, some even advocating anarchy. Of course, these will only exist as long as the constitution exists. ...Like the Hindu idol, Vishnu, they will have a hundred hands and every one of them will have a finger on any one of the public opinions as necessary. When the pulse quickens, these hands will lead public opinion in the direction of our desire, for an excited patient loses all power of judgment and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper or media of their own camp, will actually be echoing our own opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us [such as gay rights]. In the vain belief that they are following the party of their own ideals, they will in fact be following the flag which we hang out for them.
"In order to direct our news media and newspaper 'militia', we must take great and intricate care in organizing this matter. Under the title of central department of the News Media, we shall organize literary conventions. At these gatherings our agents will, secretly and unobtrusively, issue orders and watchwords of the day. They shall engage in controversial discussions on a superficial level, taking care not to touch the true substance of the matter. By this method, our organizations will carry on a sham fight with the official media. This will be done solely for the purpose of giving us the occasion to express ourselves in a more legitimate-looking manner than we could if we merely made some announcement of editorial opinion. That way it will appear as if we are defending truth, rather than just proclaiming it.
"These attacks upon us will also serve another purpose, namely, that our subject will be convinced of the existence of true freedom of speech and freedom of the press. It will also give our agents the opportunity to affirm that all organizations and individuals which oppose us are empty, vain, babblers since they are incapable of finding any substantial objections to our position.
"Methods of organization like these, invisible to the public eye, are perfectly effective and they are the best calculated to bringing public opinion and confidence to favor our government. Because of such methods we shall be in a position, when necessary, to excite the public mind or to tranquilize it concerning political questions. We can either persuade or confuse. We can accomplish this by publishing first truth then lies, facts or their contradictions, depending on how they will be received, to produce the public confusion that will finally result in the masses out of desperation, depending on us to tell them what to think. When doing this, we must always carefully feel our ground before stepping upon it. This will give us sure victory over our opponents because they do not have the various factions of the news media at their disposal by which they might give full expression to their views. We shall not even need to refute their opinions except on a very superficial level.
"...From all this, you will see that, by bringing the masses to agree with us, we are only helping the working of our machinery. It will also appear to you that it is not our actions but our words for which we seek approval. This is true because words are the true force by which we create and manipulate public opinion, and those words are constantly designed to convince the masses that all our purposes are founded in a hope on a conviction that we are serving the common good of the people.
"...In order that the masses themselves may not understand what is the truth about their lives, we further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes, and professional sports. ...Through the news media we shall propose competitions in art, in sports of all kinds—these interests will ultimately distract their minds from any issues in which we might have to oppose them. Because people will grow more and more mentally lazy and unused to forming their own opinions, they will begin to talk the same way as do we. They will do this because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought...of course, we will do this using persons they will never suspect of being in league with us.
"The part now being played by the liberals, utopian dreamers, will finally be finished when our government is established. Till such time they will continue to be of use to us. Therefore we shall continue to direct their minds into all sorts of worthless concepts and ridiculous theories that appear to be new and progressive [such as alternative lifestyles]. We shall continue in this manner because we have had complete success in causing the brainless leaders of the nations to be dazzled with progress—thinking it is progress that is the sum of achievement. While they are so enraptured with it, there is absolutely no one among them that sees that beneath the cloak of progress there has been a departure from truth. They do not understand that truth is unchangeable and does not allow for progress in a manner that violates it. In this way, progress, like a false ideal, serves to obscure truth so that none may know it except us.
"...Who will ever suspect then that all these peoples were so perfectly stage managed by us according to our political plans? No one has so much as guessed at all of this in the course of many centuries.
"...Our philosophers will discuss all of the shortcomings of the various beliefs and religions of the nations, but no one will ever be able to discuss our faith from an accurate point of view. This is because it will be fully understood by no one but us—and we will never dare to betray its secrets.
"We shall at last definitely come into our kingdom by the aid of multiple coups d'tat arranged to occur everywhere on the same day. This will take place after we have demonstrated the worthlessness of all existing forms of government and the peoples have acknowledged that truth. We shall take great measures to assure that no such thing as a plot or a conspiracy will ever exist. For this purpose we shall kill, without mercy, all who dare to take up arms to oppose our coming into our kingdom. Any and every kind of new organization or institution that is anything like a secret society will also be punished with death. ...Decisions by our government will be final and without appeal.
"...Death is the inevitable end for everyone. It is better to bring it to those who hinder our affairs than to ourselves, who are the founders of this affair. We execute men in such a way that no one but we of the brotherhood will ever suspect it. Not even the victims themselves know of our death sentence and what is happening. They all just die when required and it appears as if from a normal kind of illness. Knowing this, even the brotherhood themselves dare not protest.
"...Under our influence the execution of the laws of the nations has been reduced to a minimum. The prestige and honor of the law has been destroyed by the liberal interpretations made in the courts. In the most important and fundamental legal affairs, judges make decisions the way we dictate to them. They see matters in only the light we shine upon them in order to run the national governments our way. While doing this, we do not appear to have any connection or anything in common with them. We alter their thinking by newspaper and media opinion or by many other means. . . . Even senators and those of higher administration accept our counsels. The purely animalistic mind of the nations is incapable of analysis and observation—and even less are they capable of the foresight necessary to see the end result of altering the presentations of certain questions.
"The true seal of ourselves as the chosen people and of our higher quality of humanity is clearly seen in the difference between our capability of thinking as opposed to the almost animal level on which the peoples of the nations think. Their eyes are open, but they see nothing though it is standing right in front of them. They invent nothing, unless perhaps material things. From this it is plain that nature herself has destined us to guide and rule the world.
"...Our absolute dictates will all be in logical, consecutive order. Therefore, in each one of our decrees our supreme will must and will be respected and unquestionably fulfilled. We will ignore all complainings and discontents of every kind and will destroy, to the very root, every act resulting from them. We shall do this with punishment of the most extreme nature [torture].
"In order to destroy all organized forces except our own, we shall emasculate the primary example of such organizations—the universities. This will be accomplished by reeducating them in a new direction. Their officials and professors will be prepared to do this by detailed secret programs of action. They will not be allowed to depart from these programs—not by one iota—without suffering the consequences. They will be appointed with special care and caution, and will be in a such position so as to be completely dependent upon our government.
"...For a long time we have taken great care to discredit the priesthood and religious leaders of the nations and, thereby, to ruin their mission on earth which, in these days, might still be a great hindrance to us. Day by day the influence of the clergy upon the peoples of the world is falling lower. Freedom of conscience has been declared everywhere so that now only a short time separates us from the moment of the complete wrecking of that Christian religion [mission accomplished]. As far as other religions are concerned, we shall have still less difficulty in dealing with them, but it would be premature to speak of this now. In the eyes of the peoples we shall place all ministers and clerics in such narrow frameworks that their influence will decrease as fast as it formerly increased.
"When the time comes, finally, to destroy the court of the Pope, the finger of an invisible hand will point the nations towards this court. However, when the nations begin to fling themselves upon it and attack, we shall come to its rescue in the guise of its defenders—this, of course, under the pretense of averting excessive bloodshed. By this diversion, we shall penetrate to its very bowels and we shall certainly never come out again until we have gnawed through and destroyed the entire strength of the place. Our king...will be the real pope of the universe, the patriarch of an international church.
"However, in the meantime, while we are reeducating the youth in new traditional religions—and afterward in our own—we shall not openly lay a finger on existing churches. We shall fight against them by criticism calculated to produce splits among them [this has been very effectively done by introducing the issue of gay rights, gay clergy and gay marriage].
"Generally speaking, then, our modern news media will continue to bring reproach and disrepute to national affairs, religions, ineptitude of governments, always using the most unprincipled terms of expression in order, by any means, to lower their prestige. This can only be done by the genius of our gifted tribe [and with the display of the comedian].
"...Increasing the rate of income taxes in direct proportion to how much a person earns will give us a broader revenue base. These present taxes serve our purposes for almost no other reason than to excite trouble and discontent among the nations.
"...We have created economic crises in the nations by no other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation. Huge amounts of money have lain stagnant, thereby depriving the nations of its use. They were then caused to have to continually apply for loans to those in control of that money. With the payment of interest, these loans then place a burden on the national finances making them the bond slaves of these various money accounts. The concentration of industry in the hands of powerful capitalists and out of the hands of small business owners, has drained away all entrepreneurial spirit from the peoples and also from the nations. ...It is a proof of the genius of the minds of the chosen ones that we have contrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light that they have actually believed they are an advantage to them.
"When the proper time comes, we shall present to the nations the superiority of our ways, gained in the light of centuries of experience and experiments made by us on the nations." (End of excerpts from the little book, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion).
Can you not notice the fulfillment of Daniel 11? Here is a power who sees itself above every other power or God. It boasts and rules the earth by the power of money which is in its hands. Through the power of the media and of money and moral perversion, it has demoralized the entire earth as it has stated it would. Soon it plans to end the system of things which has been before. Faith in God has been abolished by its decrees. These things are the prime movers in all our society today.
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." Franklin D. Roosevelt
This is not a secret, however, for one of the media's own highly respected sons has confessed this very thing. John Swinton, a former Chief of Staff at the NEW YORK TIMES, was asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1953. Swinton was called "the dean of his profession" by other newsmen who admired him greatly. He made this candid confession:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
Stupid politicians, ministers and news professionals have forsaken their good conscience and sold the multitudes who follow them into the slavery of money which is ruled by these new masters of the cult. This is the primary cause of the confusion in the world today. The prophets who have been raised up by God have been driven away and even killed leaving the people to hear the soothing, flattering sophistries of their modern guides. The antichrist has arisen and the mark of the beast has been received. Alas, the time prophesied so many years ago has come and few men know it.
What is this mark of the beast? It is written, "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. ...And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men [atom bomb], and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles (wonders) which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six." Rev.13:11-18.
As we have read in the mysterious book, a series of circumstances arise which take away the people's will to resist. "Then the nations will bow down before us, if for no other reason but to get the right to exist." Here is a power that has been able to bring about a set of conditions where people could not buy or sell except they have the mark of the beast.
The Scriptures shed light on this mark and how people are blind to it. It is written: "Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes." Deut. 11:18.
This mark or sign reveals who one's master is. If one has the mark of God, he is one who lays the word of God up in his heart. That is—he will always and only obey the word of God which is in his heart. On the other hand, if he has the mark of the beast, he will lay up the beast's words in his heart and obey them. In the Scriptures a "beast" is the symbol used for worldly governments.
To receive the mark of the beast on one's hand is to work for the support of the beast or earthly kingdom when that kingdom is opposed to God's law. To receive the mark of the beast in the forehead is to give mental assent to the actions of the earthly kingdom while it is opposed to God's law. To receive the number of his name is to think like the beast thinks. Any of these actions disqualify one from the kingdom of God.
The motivation for receiving the mark of the beast is to receive rest and peace promised by the world and its kingdom. That is essentially the world's sabbath, or rest. This mark of the beast is ratified when an individual cannot be moved from this position. The mark or seal of God is experienced when one trusts in the Lord God of heaven with his whole heart and rests in Him and obeying only Him. It is also true that this mark is ratified when the soul cannot be moved from his purpose of obedience to God and His commandments. This is the Lord's Sabbath, or rest. The issue involved is whether a man will keep the Lord's Sabbath or the world's sabbath—the mark of God or the mark of the beast. This is what the great controversy involves.
In our nation's history we have had the odious distinction of practicing slavery. Americans enslaved other humans for personal gain. There were also laws on the books of the state which made it a crime to harbor escaped slaves. If a man found an escaped slave, it was the law of the land that he had to be returned to the owner.
Let us suppose a man was enlightened regarding slavery and an escaped slave arrived at his door. If he were God's Son he would be bound to disobey the law of the land in favor of the law and Spirit of God. Let us suppose this man understood this principle, yet knew he may get into trouble for hiding a slave, so the slave was returned to the supposed owner. If this were the man's character and he could not be made to do otherwise, he would be revealing he had the mark of the law of man rather than the law of God.
Suppose you have realized your government is enforcing a law which is opposed to God's law. Paying to support corruption is the same as doing the corruption yourself, and God will hold an individual responsible for those corruptions when they are revealed to him. You consider withholding your financial support, but it occurs to you that you may lose your home or even go to jail, so you go on paying, justifying your position by claiming you cannot be responsible for what other men do. In this, you receive the mark of the beast on your hand. You go on supporting the corruption financially while knowing you should not. You may understand how difficult it is to buy and sell in this world's economy without supporting the beast. That is—without paying those taxes which support these things. God's people must practice civil disobedience when the law of the land opposes the law of God.
If you take a position that your government is doing well in waging wars, killing the unborn, or partially born children, and supporting immoral sexual activities, and the Word of God cannot dissuade you, then you receive the mark of the beast on your forehead. When your government's policies are wrong and you keep that government supported with your labors, you are held responsible by the powers of heaven. Your money is your activity and your labor. If you think in earthly ways and refuse to be moved to think in heavenly ways, even though you are shown the truth, then you take the number of his name: "for it is the number of man and his number is 666." These things mentioned are on the political arena. On the religious, the same principles apply.
If one sends his children to public school, even though he knows that his children are being educated to wrong principles, but continues to do so because he is afraid of having his children taken away by the state, or some other inconvenience, and he cannot be turned from his error, he receives the mark of the beast. Receiving the mark of the beast comes from the motive of seeking peace or rest at the expense of doing what is right. Resting in the truth and obeying that truth is the mark of God. It is His Sabbath. Compromising one's conscience so that one might receive the "rest" of the world from his church or government is receiving the mark of the beast. These individuals receive the plagues which are the natural result of choosing the "rest" which the world promises.
There are now many issues facing today's professed believers. God's true people separate from those who practice corruption. Many churches today teach their congregations to keep Sunday rather than God's Sabbath. The man with the mark of God will separate from this.
Some religions support the corruption in the public school system. Certain sects have their own educational system which is a copy of the world's system, following grades and much memorization. Some give approval that mothers may destroy their unborn or partially born children. Still others profess faithfulness as Christians who practice homosexual activity. These receive the number of the beast or take his mark on the hand or forehead because they cannot be turned from their course to receive the mark of God.
Six is the number of man. Six hundred sixty six is the number given to a man who cannot be moved from human corruption. It is the number of a man who has removed himself from God's influence and, instead, follows his "own good sense" willingly and knowingly. Six hundred sixty and six is the number of men who do not receive the direction of the Spirit of God only.
Some of these things may seem like nonsense to the reader, but that is because only the mind that is resting in the Spirit of God can grasp it. "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Cor. 2:14.
There is another basic cause to the dilemma men find themselves in today. They have missed the real Christ. He is not discerned or understood by man and He is especially misunderstood by the modern day preacher. Jesus is not who they think He is. Modern professors of faith seem to view the Christ as historical. He professed to be God and the Savior of the world and some men today accept that. They hardly consider that Jesus looked as any common man. He did not look like a God. It would be well for modern day professed Christians to gain a new look at who Jesus really was and to consider how He actually came. Would they acknowledge Him as Savior today if He came in the same way?
The word that seems to strike fear into the hearts of men today is the word "cult". This word brings up terrible images of Jonestown, Waco, Heaven's Gate, and the Japan gas attack among others. The word has been used to express scorn for those who are not part of the "normal" society. Anyone not seen as in the main flow, accepting the maxims of men and sharing their modern chains are regarded as abnormal and as an aberration. In this generation one seems to draw back at any suggestion they may belong to a cult. Yet, almost the whole earth worships at the feet of men and contemplates the religious inspirations of men who in their beginning were leaders of cults.
The most widely known cult leader in this country is Jesus Christ. Can you imagine what response this man would have in today's world? He claimed to be the very Son of God. He worked miracles of unknown origin. He led a small group of followers sometimes staying in secret locations. One of His disciples committed suicide. He was finally executed for antigovernment activities.
If Jesus came today, as He came two thousand years ago, he would be accused of being a dangerous cult leader. Yet, it is fashionable today to worship Jesus as the Christ. He has become acceptable. That is—man's idea of him is acceptable because his image has been transformed into an American product for merchandise. "Christianity" is a most wonderful business and fortunes are made with this product which bears no semblance at all to the real Christ. Movies are made about this image and men are bought and sold within various religious denominations for the purpose of personal gain. In the time of Christ, he was looked at with great suspicion by "normal" society.
"Christian" is a term that means "Christlike" or Christ follower. This term was first coined as a degrading accusation against members of this cult. To say "Christian" during the time of the early church would be like saying, David Koreshite or Jim Jonesite. The plain truth is that any true Christian today will be considered a cult member precisely as they were during the time of Christ. Why is this so? Consider for a moment the descriptions of the Sons of God provided in Scripture.
Jesus said, "I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." John 17:14. The world hates authentic Christians today because they are viewed as cultists. They are cultists because they are not of the world. They speak against the popular order of things. They stand out separate from the world. They have their own CULTure. This causes them to be viewed as separatists and somewhat secretive as Jesus was. What passes for Christianity today is not Christianity at all. It is a thoroughly gutted association of those who follow forms and beliefs, but lack the true power of the Spirit. This has been brought about largely through the efforts of those who wrote "The Little Book" that I quoted from in Chapter Three.
Actually, the truly worldly person does not care that much about cults except that the worldly religions create fear in their hearts against the Christians. It was not the Romans that gave much notice to Jesus. It was the church of the day. They were the instigators of hate against His cult. They were the "hate mongers" of His time. The Pharisees and Sadducees of today are the various religious sects of this age. The Pharisees were the conservatives and the Sadducees were the liberals.
It would surprise most professed "Christians" to know that they are not Christians at all, but only Pharisees and Sadducees or Patriots of various modern expressions. How does one know this? It is because Christians are not of this world. Their bodies are here for now, but they are not of the worldly mind. They do not use worldly policies and forms, nor participate in popular holidays. They do not engage themselves in worldly amusements and society. They have no use for a worldly education and they do not use the world's methods of healing. Let us look at some examples. Did Jesus go to a university? No. Did He go to public or private school? No. He was taught at home. Christians today would have their children in home school. They would be separating their children from earthly influences and impressions. The true Christian would help his child understand the difference between the mark of God and the mark of the beast. This is impossible to do with modern education and its propaganda.
Did Jesus go to the doctor to maintain His health? Then what would a Christ follower do? Would worldly medicine and drugs be His way of keeping Himself well? I think most thinking men would have to acknowledge that Jesus did not participate in these things. He was separate from them. He was not involved in politics or labor unions. He stood apart from society in their worldly aspirations and dreams. He was not of them. He did not store weapons for the future war, or for his personal protection. He simply was not of this world in any degree. Men today are suspicious of true Christian cults because they seem to be exclusive. Actually, they appear this way because the world has driven them away. The world looks at the children of God as enemies, therefore, these children find it necessary to dwell apart from the world.
It has been said that cults seem to insist one must be of their group in order to be saved or at least to be right. Did Jesus do that? He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Can you imagine someone saying that today; someone like the man next door? Jesus said, "Follow me." Here was a cult leader who told others to follow Him. He said that He was the only way to the Father. There was no other way to heaven. Certainly this should be enough to give one the picture of who Jesus really was and how he looked to his own generation.
Was Jesus a cult leader? Decidedly yes. The American Heritage Dictionary definition for cult is:
1.a. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader. b. The followers of such a religion or sect.
2. A system or community of religious worship and ritual. (AHED)
Certainly Jesus exercised authority. He was generally considered extremist and false. He lived in an unconventional manner. Certainly He led in a system of religious worship and He was the leader.
There are many worldly cults today. The largest cult is Catholicism. Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists and the Jewish religion, among others are smaller cults. These are religious cultures. When religious cultures have worldly ideas and use worldly methods in their services and education, they would be considered worldly cults or cultures. The worldly cults today are those who believe that they are the true church and by assenting to certain rituals or doctrines of the church you are counted as saved. Jesus warned of these. He said, "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. ...Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (See Matthew 24).
Jesus warned against false saviors; men who would seek to have you join their group as a way of salvation. If men say, "The way of salvation is over here or over there" or if men say, "Our group is the right one; we are the true church over here, come join us and then you will be in the true church also," one can know that they are claiming to be a messiah or savior. These would be false or worldly cults. Jesus clearly taught that he comes to a soul as lightning across the sky and not through earthly means or institutions. The light of Christ pierces the heart, and transforms the soul. One who is in Christ is untouchable by the world and its spirit of antichrist. He only listens to the Voice Who speaks within him and regards not the traditions and maxims of men. He cannot be threatened by the powers of darkness, for he loves not his own life.
Jesus' religion was nothing like one finds today in religions around the world. Salvation does not come by church, doctrine or creed. It does not come by good behavior or one's beliefs. It comes alone as the lightning of God floods the soul and one receives eyes to see the truth as it is in Jesus Christ. This is the only salvation there has ever been. Men are saved because they are filled with God. They are filled with God because they have yielded to His Spirit and have become possessed by His Spirit. They are God possessed. When this occurs, they will do the right things and do the good works that God does. They do them because they are now a medium for God to work out His will in them. When they are seen by men, it is God that men see because it is God who is the life and not the man. These souls become the very Sons of God.
Jesus taught that men do not get to heaven by following this or that man or religion. One enters heaven only by becoming the Son of God as He was. It is written, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." John 1:12.
Jesus taught that men will not be able to see the kingdom over there [in Israel] for the kingdom is within. There is no "Lo here, or Lo there."
While religions today teach some of these things, they do not know what they mean. It would surprise most religious leaders today to hear that the Bible means what it says, "to become sons of God." What does that mean? Simply this, "For those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." Rom. 8:29. This is exactly as stated. Jesus was the "firstborn" among many who would be like Him. The many who would be born like Jesus are conformed to the image of Jesus. What is an image? "One that closely or exactly resembles another; a double." (AHED). It is written again, "And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image...." 2 Cor. 3:18. In other words, Christians are Christlike or like Christ. They are the same as Christ. That was the message of Jesus. Jesus put it this way, "Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you." John 6:53. This statement shocked the people of His day. It certainly brought up cultish accusations in those who listened. In fact, the record states that when He said this, many left Him who had heretofore been followers.
If you lived in Jesus' day, would you have followed this cult leader? Would you have followed a man? Not very many did then and equally as few do today.
The religions of the world are at the very best a false hope. The Father will only save His Son and if one is not His Son, then salvation is not received.
According to the cult leader, Jesus, one cannot do something to get saved. That is—he cannot join something in order to have God. Salvation is a transformation. It is being transformed and translated into the same image as Jesus. We think like Him and our obedience to God is as His obedience. We are like Jesus and not like man. There is no other way. This life comes from God alone. The Spirit of God does the transforming so that we actually partake of the "fullness of Christ." This is not the message of modern Christianity, and this reveals how modern Christianity has actually become antichrist, for it is against those who actually believe and live the life of Christ, the Anointing.
This is true Christianity: Jesus gives us His perfection. The Christian is as perfect as Christ is because that is the life He gives them. Now you may see more clearly why it is that few men follow Him. Jesus wondered himself if there would be anyone who believed this when he came again. He said, "When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" Luke 18:8. The world is full of the worldly religion of the Pharisees and Sadducees, but there are precious few Sons of God—men who obey God and who obey Him all the time with a loving, thankful heart.
We have been told that there is another sign of a cult. A cult is apocalyptic. The imminent coming of Christ or the imminent end of the world is cited as one of the main ingredients of cultish doctrine. There are numerous religions that hold that Jesus is going to come back some day but only a cult believes it is imminent.
"Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:15. John the Baptist believed and preached the same thing. Yes, John the Baptist would be considered a separatist and cultish figure also. This was the very nature of the early Christian movement.
It may be that the leaders of a movement might be seen as somewhat forceful and strange, and that the members of the cult would only be followers, but not really dangerous since they were following a man. After Jesus was executed, the power and strange cultish behavior did not end. It is recorded in Scripture that two members of the main church dropped dead for telling a lie, and for not giving one of the cult leaders the money that they had promised him.
"But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people." Acts 5:1-12.
Consider this for a moment. Imagine that happening in America now. Suppose the news media reported that two members of a cult did not pay the leadership what they had promised so they dropped dead. The leaders of the cult killed them. Can you imagine the headlines over that story? Peter would probably be arrested for using some unknown power to kill those who did not give him the money he wanted. At least that is how the media would report it. The stories would be wild. It would be reported that there were people killed for not turning over their land; there was a suicide of one of the principle disciples; Jesus threatened to destroy the temple (that is how it was reported), and now they were speaking in strange languages and seemed drunk. No, the Christian church would not be popular these days. Christ would be branded a cult leader of the most dangerous kind. He would be accused of some crime and then executed. His disciples would probably be treated the same way. Jesus would be accused by those who consider themselves Christians today.
It has been said that a cult will cause division and divide families. Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:34-38. Jesus went on to say, "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26.
Yes, the leader of the Christian church said these things. If any man said these things today, he may well be jailed as Jesus was. He would be considered a danger to society, for saying something as awful as one should hate his own mother.
The great distortion of the Christian religion came as the world's point of view was introduced into it. The world's idea of religion is that when one is good he gets to go to heaven. One must especially be nice and smile a lot. To be good and nice, you must work at it over a period of time and then one day you finally get good and you can go to heaven. The world also has the view that one cannot really be good all of the time so it does not matter, after all; but if you do good things as best you can, you still get to go to heaven. Christians believe that if you say "Jesus" and believe that somehow he covers you with his blood, that everything is okay, and God won't notice all of your sins. They will get to go to heaven while all of the bad people who didn't say "Jesus" will get burned up.
This strange religion is in some form in all of the denominations that name the name of Christ, as well as in all of the non-Christian religions. The various sects have different doctrines and good deeds to be done but the bottom line is the same. Some sects believe one should wear certain kinds of underwear and go through certain baptismal rites to be qualified for heaven. Others boast of a prophet or some apostolic leader. Some preach that one should keep Saturday holy instead of Sunday and that will qualify him for heaven. Others put merit in the money they give in tithes and offerings. Many so-called Christians believe they have joined the true church and that is sufficient for God's approval. Still others believe that if you speak in some unknown tongue you are certainly destined for the pearly gates. This insidious poison was inserted into the early church and developed into a science by the modern church. Their doctrine states that men's works and being good would insure one a place in heaven. This is the basis of all heathen religion. This is not, was not, and never will be the religion of Christ. Even though many religions today are cults, they are worldly cults and work destructively against the gospel of Jesus. The truth is evident. It is written: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:1-4. Yes, a true Christian is one in whom Christ has appeared.
Yes, Jesus Christ is not found by men's doctrines and creeds. Men's works of goodness performed to please God will avail nothing. Christ Jesus coming in the flesh, even our flesh, is the only salvation there has ever been. If men say that Christ is not come in the flesh, that He cannot really be in us, living His life in us and for us, but we can only be men, then they are classed with antichrist. And if we know that Jesus Christ is in us, then we will be as He is, doing the works that He does and having the testimony He has, for it is Christ who lives and not we ourselves. For it is written: "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rev. 12:17. Christians will keep the commandments of God, but it is because God is their Life. They simply do what God does because it is God doing it. True Christians also have the "testimony of Jesus." That is, they have the same testimony that Jesus had, that God was his Father and that he always did what he saw the Father do.
If a professed Christian is still following the works of the flesh he is none of His. (See Romans 8). God brought about the Reformation to once again bring the knowledge of faith to the front. Even so, the Reformation was short-lived. While it began in power and was considered a separatist and fanatical movement, it, too, by and by, desired the approval of the world. This very fact, seeking the approval of the world, is a great destructive force, since the world's approval is not possible for a true Christian. It is written, "If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you." John 15:19.
If the world loves you, you can know beyond any question that you are not a Christian. The world cannot love a Christian. He is considered cultish and a separatist. He is heaped with rumors and suspicions. The Christian does not work at trying to be hated, it just naturally happens if he has the Spirit of God. This happened to the early church and later to the Reformation churches. Protestants today are not protesting at all. How dare they use the term to describe themselves?
In the early 1800's there were many new movements or cults coming forward. The end of the world was being preached by some souls and a date for that was set. God was awakening the world to search the Scriptures and awaken to the times. When the Lord did not come as foretold, there was general disappointment but that disappointment was only manifest because people failed to see the design of God. This world was entering into judgment and all were being directed to the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Sadly, Jesus' faith is not something desired by the masses. Men would rather have the approval of the world. This is what these movements gradually sought after. But as with all previous cults, these adventists also sought the approbation of the world. More and more they desired the praise of earthly kingdoms. More and more they distanced themselves from the Spirit of God.
The conclusion should be clear. The Christian denominations of this world are not truly Christian, even if some of them do pride themselves for going to church on Saturday. Their entire function is at counter purposes with the Spirit of God. The Scriptures teach of this great Babylon and how this great city merchandises the souls of men. This is not news to the world though. It is quite clear that this spiritless, powerless, Godless religion has fallen and fallen into financial and moral corruption. Her ministers can preach for an hour and say nothing at all of any lasting value. They are no longer a cult in the Christian sense, but fully accepted into the worldly family of nations and religions. Modern Christianity may take pride in that, but it is a shame that it takes the name of Christ, for it is not of Christ but, instead, of the antichrist which was prophesied to come into the world.
Jesus predicted the doom of Jerusalem. This is a principle factor in a cult: the prediction of doom. He said, "See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Matthew 24:1, 2.
Jesus also rebuked the regular order of things. This is also cited as a sign of a cult. A cult rebukes the regular order of things.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. ...Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Matthew 23:13-39.
There is not one thing written here that Jesus does not say against today's professed churches of Christ. I suppose if a man said what Jesus said to the churches of today, they would report that the man was being critical or speaking "hate speech." Soon enough the congregations of these churches will rise up and tear down the false shepherds that have been leading them, but after all is said, it is only liars who are lied to. While it is true that false shepherds have misled the people, the people have loved to have it so. "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jer. 5:31. The physical destruction that came upon Jerusalem was only about 37 years after the crucifixion of Jesus. This destruction was by process and this process can be clearly seen in our earth today.
History is repeating itself in clear detail. We can look at some of the circumstances that surrounded the end of the last age and the beginning of the age that followed. The destruction of Jerusalem took place in 70 A.D. Today, we have seen the spiritual destruction of the churches which constitute modern Jerusalem. A little while after the destruction of Jerusalem, the fortress Masada was attacked by Roman soldiers. The people at Masada were religious zealots. A short time after the spiritual destruction of our churches in this age was recognized, government soldiers attacked the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. The Branch Davidians are recognized as religious zealots. At Masada the people committed suicide and their fortress was destroyed by fire. Few survived. In Waco it is reported that they committed suicide and their fortress was destroyed by fire. Few survived. Masada was under siege a little over 50 days as was the Davidian compound. Masada was attacked at Passover. "Mount Carmel" was attacked and under siege in the Passover season also.
Awhile after that, the supporters of Masada attacked in revenge for the destruction of their people. In this age a federal building was destroyed in retaliation for the destruction which occurred near Waco. At the first writing of this book, during the Passover season, the Freemen movement, recognized as separatists and zealots, were under siege as the Branch Davidians were. They were forced off of their land for failing to pay taxes on it. It was their conviction that taxes should not be paid. Their land was confiscated and given to someone who would pay the property tax on it. These are not the actions of a free society, but actions belonging to a socialist, or communist society, the government of which owns all the property and does with it what it pleases. It is supposed that these small extreme groups are but little enemies in this location or that. What is missed is that this is only a symbol of a general fire that is infecting the entire nation and the world. The nation is at war with itself. The nation no longer respects its leaders or its institutions. All true respect for human life, dignity, decency, the earth, the animals and plant life is gone. These examples only foretell the general collapse of every agency of government. While sleeping, a thief came in and ruined our land. A secret hand came in, making promises to the people, but only left the people blind, naked, and wretched.
Over and over again we can see the similarities leading to the final collapse of all things in this old heaven and earth. Yet, the dead cannot discern what is happening. The world goes on without care that soon it must be destroyed by its own hand. We are given a glimpse of these last events from a little understood manuscript found in the desert near the Dead Sea.
In the Dead Sea Scrolls there are prophecies that clearly apply to our age. Jesus said, "When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" Matt. 16:1-3. Why is it that men are such fools when it comes to reading the signs of the times? History does repeat itself.
The Scrolls speak of a final Jubilee. A Jubilee period is 49 years in the Bible. Ten Jubilee periods make 490 years and four of these epochs or periods makes 1,960 years which constitutes an age of time. The last age, according to Jewish reckoning, began in 34 A.D and ended in 1994 A.D. The final Jubilee period of that age was from 1945 until 1994, or 49 years. The last week of years (seven years) of the last Jubilee period was from 1987 till 1994 from Jewish reckoning.
The true Christian uses a different event for reckoning, than the decree to restore a physical temple. The Christian Jubilee is based on a spiritual temple. There is a different calendar involved, for the Jews already came to the end of their allotted time as the people of God, but it is now the followers of Christ, those who are in the Spirit, who are coming to the maturity of their calendar of time. The prophecy of Daniel 9 regarding the 70 weeks of years, or 490 year period in the Jewish reckoning, was marked by the event of the decree made in 457 B.C. to restore the temple at Jerusalem. The temple and the city were destroyed by Babylon. Each 490 years is called a period, and the fourth book of Ezra in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha prophesied that after the third period, or after the year 1504, there would be great upheaval, and so there has been.
After that time everything changed, for there followed The Reformation, the great national revolutions, the great world wars, and the moral degradation of all nations. After that time came the Industrial Revolution, and the relatively quiet, peaceful state of man was forever altered.
During the fourth period there would be great upheaval, and in Christianity this 490 year prophecy of restoring the temple of the Spirit began with the decree of Martin Luther, and his making public his 95 Theses against the spiritual Babylon of his own day in 1517. The Roman church had well nigh obscured the true nature of God's Sons living the life of the faith of the Son of God as Jesus had lived it, and had focused on the works of man for salvation as ancient Babylon had done. October 31, 1517, began our modern 490 year period, the decree to restore the true faith to its rightful place. Instead of 1994 when the Jewish age would end, the age for present day Sons of God would end in 2007, exactly 490 years or 10 Jubilees after 1517. Instead of the last week of years being from 1987 to 1994 according to Jewish reckoning, the last week would be from 2000 to 2007.
The Dead Sea Scrolls predict that in that last week of years God's people would come to the place of their patrimony. That is – those good things predicted for them would come to pass including the coming of messiah. They would reach the place in their life when "all is well." That is – they would be made free of the world and made servants only unto God. By the faith of the Son of God within them, they would stand on secure ground. They would come to their patrimony; they would inherit God Himself. On the other hand, the wicked would also come to their patrimony, or come to the place designated for them, and that is "all is hell." We can surely recognize that this is what is happening in actuality.
Let us read it here from the Scrolls:
"I take my text from the Law of the Jubilee. In this year of the jubilee, we read, you shall return, everyone of you, to his patrimony.... "At the final jubilee, therefore, God will in fact be restoring them to what is rightfully theirs; they will indeed 'return, every one, to his patrimony'. As for the allusion in the law of the jubilee (Lev. 25:10) to proclaiming liberation to them, this is to be understood also in the sense that he will remit the full term of the punishment for their misdeeds, for the (Hebrew) word rendered 'liberation' is also a technical term for the remission of debts.
"All this will happen in the final week [2000-2007] of a series of years involving nine preceding jubilees [10 Jubilees altogether]. When, therefore, the scripture speaks of a day of atonement to be observed in the seventh month, on the tenth day of that month (Lev. 25:9) what is meant, in an eschatological sense, is that this final jubilee will be marked by a day on which all the children of light and all who have cast their lot with the cause of righteousness will achieve forgiveness of their sins, whereas the wicked will reap their deserts and be brought to an end.
"This is the era which Isaiah terms the Year of Favor (Isa. 61:2) - that is, the one designed by God's favor, for the King of Righteousness – which is what, by his very name, Melchizedek prefigures – to come into his dominion. He will take the lead among God's heavenly saints in executing the various sentences of judgment, as it is said in the songs of David: God has taken His stand in the council divine, among the beings divine, to render judgment (Ps. 82:1).
"...The visitation of which I have been speaking is the same as the day of retribution of which the prophet Isaiah speaks in the words: How fair upon the mountains are the feet of the herald who proclaims 'Shalom! (peace)', the herald of good tidings who proclaims 'Salvation'! who says to Zion, 'Your God has now claimed His kingdom!' (Isa. 52:7), for the word shalom may also be read SHILLUM, 'retribution' as who should say, 'All is hell!' rather than 'All is well!'
"...At that time, it will be from Belial, not from God, that men will turn away in rebellion, and [also] there will be a reestablishment of the reign of righteousness, perversity being confounded by the judgments of God. This is what scripture implies in the words, Who says to Zion, Your God has now claimed His kingdom! (Isa. 52:7), the term Zion there denoting the total congregation of the 'sons of righteousness' --; that is, those who maintain the covenant and turn away from the popular trend, and your God signifying the king of righteousness, alias Melchizedek redivivus (revived), who will destroy Belial. Our text speaks also of sounding a loud trumpet blast throughout the land on the tenth day of the seventh month (Lev. 25:9). As applied to the last days, this refers to the fanfare which will then be sounded before the messianic king.
"When the seal is placed upon the age that is about to pass away [2000-2007], then I will show these signs: the books shall be opened before the face of the firmament, and all shall see my judgment together." 2 Esdras 6:20. Again it is written: "But the day of judgment will be the end of this age and the beginning of the immortal age to come, in which corruption [in God's people] has passed away." 2 Esdras 7:113.
In the fourth book of Ezra, in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Volume One, we can see the evidence of the end. The signs to watch for are now in place. "He answered me and said, 'Measure carefully in your mind, and when you see that a certain part of the predicted signs are past then you will know that it is the very time when the Most High is about to visit the world which he has made. So when there shall appear in the world earthquakes, tumult of peoples, intrigues of nations, wavering of leaders, confusion of princes then you will know that it was of these that the Most High spoke from the days that were of old from the beginning. For just as with everything that has occurred in the world, the beginning is evident, and the end is manifest; so also are the times of the Most High. The beginnings are manifest in wonders and mighty works, and the end in requital and signs. And it shall be that everyone who will be saved and will be able to escape on account of his works, or on account of the faith by which he has believed, will survive the dangers that have been predicted, and will see my salvation in my land and within my borders, which I have sanctified for myself from the beginning. Then those who have now abused my ways shall be amazed, and those who have rejected them with contempt shall dwell in torments. For as many as did not acknowledge me in their lifetime, although they received my benefits and as many as scorned my Law while they still had freedom and did not understand but despised it while an opportunity of repentance was still open to them these must in torment acknowledge it after death.
"But if the Most High grants that you live, you shall see it thrown into confusion after the third period [after 1505]; and the sun shall suddenly begin to shine at night, and the moon during the day. Blood shall drip from wood, and the stone shall utter its voice; the peoples shall be troubled, and the stars shall fall. And one shall reign whom those who inhabit the earth do not expect [the secret hand], and the birds shall fly away together."
The terms used in these statements regarding the sun and moon is referencing that everything is out of its natural order. This period has seen awesome fulfillments of these things and this is especially true for the last 100 years. Also with heavens eyes, the darkness, the sun (Son) shined in His strength. The people of God could be seen in the brightness of the daylight. Even dead wood and stone hearts, would utter the truth, life would come out of them in spite of themselves. There would be great trouble and some who were great lights in the old heavens would fall. They would not stand as light any longer. One who cannot be seen, and no one expects to see, will actually rule, and those who believe that he is, are called conspiracy theorists, for he is in the shade. The "secret hand" will rule behind the scenes, and everyone in his cabal march in step, and fly together, bound in bundles to be burned.
Can we see the revelation of these prophecies? A man would have to be a complete fool not to see what is happening to our world. The ominous signs which increase daily are visible if one has eyes to see. God will no longer uphold the nations and defend the many churches who have taken His name in vain. This last week of years foretells the end of this world's institutions and it marks the strength and power of those who serve God. From that day forward this world's governments and churches have been allowed to fall into the hole of their own making. We can surely see these things involved in the "war on terror."
In both the Jewish reckoning of the last week of years described in the Scrolls, and in the Christian reckoning, are some very ominous events. The Jewish years started with a symbol for us to recognize. On October 19, 1987, the stock market recorded record losses. While this did not end the system, it was an ominous portent of things to come. The conditions that set up that crash of speculation, are now in the markets once again. But what we see now is that the markets are managed with printing press money. What it shows is how vain one's hopes are who places those hopes in speculation, since the markets of speculation are owned by others who are not seen. They are owned by the "secret hand." A great and final collapse of finance is soon to come, designed by the very ones who rule the world of money.
In 1989 the Berlin Wall was beginning to be dismantled and the mark of the fall of communism and the reign of capitalism (money) began to complete its dominion. President George H.W. Bush declared his "New World Order." In 1991 the formal dissolution of the Soviet state took place. All this marked a major change in the world order which had existed in one degree or another for centuries.
It was also in 1991 that the United Nations asserted its power and placed itself right in the midst of middle eastern politics, dividing the once united Muslim states. So it is written, "And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas [in the midst of the people] in the glorious holy mountain." Dan. 11:45. George H.W. Bush invaded Iraq in the last week of years of the Jewish Jubilee. This was a precursor of what would come. The Jewish Jubilee was a precursor of the Christian Jubilee and its final years. We were to see many of the same events.
In 1993, the Branch Davidians were attacked, resulting in a destroying fire which left the compound in ruins. Strange as it may seem, this was the beginning of the end for America. It was the portent which showed the actual concern government has for its citizens who seem different. The government "gassed its own people." This is one of the charges against Saddam Hussein for his alleged gassing of the Kurds.
This was the spark that would kindle a thousand fires around the country. Then, we saw the destruction of a federal building in Oklahoma in retaliation for the destruction near Waco. Since this tragedy occurred, we have seen the evolution of the Militia which is an army designed for the sole purpose of war with the government. After the Militia was systematically discredited, there have been thousands of Web sites created, which constitute a kind of war with the prevailing powers that be, and our political system. The "secret hand" has been universally successful in making American democracy stink. Even Americans are ready for something new, that the "secret hand" intends to offer them.
The last week of years by the Christian reckoning, 2000-2007, is also rich with symbols and it mirrors the Jewish Jubilee times. The most well known of these was the election of one who would invade the middle east again. This is seen in the prophecy of Daniel 11:43-45.
"But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north [Iraq and Iran] shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace [embassy] between the seas (rivers) in the glorious holy mountain [Mesopotamia]; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him."
The prophecy states that there would be one who had power over all the money in the world, and who would be disturbed by news from the middle east. He would invade the land of the "two rivers." He would go in and destroy many. The prophecy also states that he would plant the "buildings of his palace" between the seas, the "two rivers." The new American embassy fulfills the prophecy to the letter. The prophecy states again that tidings out of the north and out of the east will trouble him. Iraq and Iran are north and east of Israel, that nation of Israel being the one for which George Bush fights. George Bush Senior paved the way for George Bush Junior, the events of the father repeated by the son. The prophecy finally states that this man comes to his end and no one will help him, and then there will be a time of trouble such as never was, for Michael stands up in judgment.
In 1987 there was a precipitous stock market drop as was previously mentioned. This was the first year of the last week of years according to Jewish reckoning. The market lost 22% of its value in one day. In the year 2000, there was another precipitous drop beginning in the first year of the final week of years, according to the Christian reckoning. It began after March 10, 2000 which was the high point. By November of 2002, the stock market lost over 9 trillion dollars (that's 9 million, million dollars). That's many times more than all the world's issued currency combined. These dollars were lost to mostly the common folks. Some lost their life savings, retirement, and the rainy day funds. The very events of the last week of years in the Jewish economy, are mirrored in the Christian economy.
At the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, which was a portent for the end of the world, Josephus recorded that Jerusalem was divided into three factions. Various zealots fought amongst themselves within Jerusalem and also fought the Romans outside the city during the siege. The Jews failed to understand each other and this introduced their own end. Concerning the last days, the book of Revelation speaks, "And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath." Revelation 16:19. The United States (that great city) is also divided into three parts, as it is written. There are zealots comprising the conservatives, there are the liberals, and there is the Christian right. The Militia, among others, constitutes a faction of the zealots. These factions are fighting among themselves and occasionally they go out and fight someone outside, such as with the bombing of the federal building.
These ominous tokens are a reenactment of the events just prior to the destruction of the Jewish nation. This city was destroyed because the Jews refused to accept the message of Jesus, and our nation is being destroyed for the same reasons. This last week of years of the Jubilee has sealed the will and determination of God's people, and the will and determination of those who have refused to accept the way of Christ. The last week of years between 27 A.D. and 34 A.D. at the time of Jesus, determined the destiny of the Christian church [cult], and the fate of the city that had rejected the message that Jesus the Christ brought to them.
In this age, the years between 2000 and 2007, the last week of years, determine the destiny of God's church [cult] today and the fate of the nations that have rejected the message of truth which was brought to them. The nations have turned to the earth for peace and safety instead of taking up the cross of Christ, and now their fate is being sealed in their own blood. We shall now see the increased destruction of the nations until there will remain not one person left.
President Bush remarked that when a nation turns its weapons of war against its own citizens it cannot stand. Of course he was referring to the "evil" Saddam, and not President Clinton, when he turned his weapons of war against the Branch Davidians. We are now seeing the dissolving and the falling of our own government as we have seen the fall of the Christian churches previously. In spiritual things the world has been destroyed already. The strong family ties and the strong moral fiber necessary for a strong church and government have been dissolved, just as the Dead Sea Scrolls predicted, and at the time they predicted them.
In regard to God's Sons, it may be asked how they have come to their promised place. Is it not true they are still here? Do they not suffer the mocking jests of the world? What this signifies is that God's Sons have taken the kingdom. The revealing of Christ has caused their eyes to see what supports the nations. In all of this they have been made free. They have come to their patrimony as it was written. God's people will simply do God's will and the nations have nothing to say about it. They have risen, stood up, and will no longer be trodden down by that Wicked one who has so wonderfully boasted over them. The Sons of God will stand free of this wicked age and watch as it tears itself asunder. They are ascending above this dark world and they will not look back. They refuse the mark of the beast. They refuse the number of man.
The world's environment for life has been destroyed by man's own activities. I do not mean merely his physical environment but his spiritual. The apostle Paul wrote: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Man cannot live like animals. Man can only live right if he lives like God, for he is created in the image of God. If he breaks down his spiritual power, he must necessarily cease to exist. This is the process in which we have been involved. It matters little whether or not the physical world turns; what matters is whether or not our spiritual world is turning. That is what constitutes life for us.
It might be mentioned here that this world has always had its wars, troubles and plagues. That is true. One can see how cities have come to their end and entire nations have been destroyed. Now we are in a time when the entire earth is involved in the same struggle. It is not simply an isolated city as was Babylon or Jerusalem when the world had far less population. Now there are billions of us and we are all in the same caldron. The spiritual process is come to its end and it is only a matter of a little time and all of the material form will end itself. This is not a statement of gloom and doom. It is a statement of cause and effect. It is the natural process of what happens when men think the way men think today. It is true that God is dead in the hearts of men today, practically speaking, but God is not dead in the hearts of God's "cultists". He lives, hated by the world, yet all the hatred only serves the purposes of God, for it strengthens the godly and destroys the wicked and unfaithful.
Everything has its cycle of life. There is a time for everything. Now that the field of this age is harvested with the message of Christ the Messiah, Jesus tells us that the tares are gathered in to be burned. He says, "Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord God of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him." Jer. 50:31, 32.
He says, "I will kindle a fire." This is exactly what has been done. A fire burns in the midst of our nation. A terrible scourge of fire is now kindled. All honesty and nobility is thrown to the wind and a torrent of words and accusations is common. "Men speak evil of dignities" without any thought of it at all. They openly curse God, mock Him, and even dare Him to do anything about their rebellion. This is the fire the Scripture predicted would take place at the end of time. It is written, "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch [no secure place to stand]. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness [Michael] arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts." Mal. 4:1-3.
The hell fire that has been predicted has now entered our world. Men thought it would look like a visible fire, but it is far more meaningful than fire by a match. No, it is fire by soul. It is kindled in the midst because God has been driven from the hearts of men. Society can only stand if it stands in God. The separation of the harvest is a reality and there remains no hope for the tares being amalgamated into the true church of God. They are gathered into their forms, denominations and political parties to be burned, instead.
We are not told how long this fire will burn. We can only know that it is now burning and it will finally leave neither root nor branch. The world will be destroyed by this fire as we are seeing it burn now. It became obvious in the final week of years what was to transpire. We will now watch and see the increase of fire from the earth and fire from the heavens which will consume all things.
Every terror, every revolution, every plague, every catastrophe, every bomb, every writing which exposes the current order will be recognized for what it is – the fire that is destroying the world. This is the "revealing" of the "coming" of Christ the second time. Fire from the earth comes in the form of rebellion and violence. Fire from heaven comes in the form of light and truth. Light in great abundance comes to destroy the darkness – that is the fire from heaven. Just as the Lord said, just when He said it would happen, all things have been judged. It has not been according to our religious and theological bright ideas, it has not been in accord with our great and creative imaginations, but it has been in accord with God's word. It is written, "Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: and the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues." Rev. 15:4-6. Our time is up. The harvest is in its reality.
The present world crisis is expanding till the entire earth will be involved in a gigantic consummation. This is planned, and not merely a mistake by a stupid world leader. The whole process has long ago been laid out. The Iraqi catastrophe is planned for everyone, finally including Americans and Jews.
The death squads now in Iraq, are not an accident. They were planned. Iraq had a large group of intelligent people, who could think independently and thoughtfully. Many of these were put on assassination lists to bring the country down to a low level of mentality, and servility. These squads were also used to foment internal strife between various religious factions. Civil war was the plan from the beginning by the true occupiers who came to overthrow Saddam.
These principles are planned for Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. After that, the entire earth. The Scriptures plainly lay this out.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Rev. 13:15.
We are now in this time. The cultists who are the powers over money, and the New World Order, now plan to kill everyone who thinks independently and intelligently. We saw it in Iraq, but it is planned for the whole world. The "holocaust" was only a little playing in the sand at a Sunday school picnic compared to what faces man now. The Rwandan genocide was mythic in proportion to what is now opening up into the world.
Over recent years in the United States, there have been a number of unexplained murders of people in high places. They are never solved, but people in the know simply disappear from the public arena. If one does not bow the knee sufficiently, or becomes a threat to the Order, he simply disappears as is written by Luciferians in the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrusting responsible posts in our State to our brothers, we shall put them in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear - this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp. Protocol 8:3.
There are those who earnestly declare that the Protocols are a fraud. Fraud or not, the Protocols tell in plain and explicit language what is now occurring in the world. We have seen these things take place. There is a great fear in the world to point to the secret hand that holds the strings of our government and institutions. America has been ruined by design, and it is too late to change it. The guns are in the hands of the oppressors and there is no earthly remedy. Deceit in government is everywhere, all focused toward the destruction of all forms of stability. It is planned that all of the old order will be wiped away in one gigantic revolution. What the planners do not realize is that they themselves are going to be destroyed also.
The irony, is that the mass of humanity want to blame the current horror on stupid errors of inept individuals in government. Truly, inept individuals may be the public figures in government, but the truth is that all of the civil war, destruction, and murder are the plan. No mistakes are being made. Everything now happening is just right and all is going according to plan. Most of the citizenry however, are completely ignorant of these facts. The citizens are stupid and drunk with the wine of Babylon. They know not what they do or where they are being taken.
Harvest has always been a time of great rejoicing and this harvest is no different. Who would possibly weep and moan over a wonderful harvest? Unless, of course, all you have sown is weeds. But then, if weeds are what one has grown, then why would one not be happy with what he has knowingly chosen? Every man will know the answer to that within himself. It is written: "And he said to me, 'Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy. See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work." Rev. 22:10-12.
God's people have entered into their rest. That is – they have learned to trust Him in all things. They have taken the kingdom. The chaff has been blown to the wind, but the cult (culture) of God stands still (or still stands) and waits upon His daily instructions. The world has passed away in their thoughts and hearts. There is nothing or no one to fight. God's people need not try to convince anyone against their will. Everyone has what he wants. The light has flashed everywhere and all men are acting out their decisions. No man should be disappointed to have received what he has wanted, but sorrowfully men will be disappointed. They will see that their own righteousness has afforded them nothing at all and they have refused the righteousness of God. It is written, "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries." Hebrews 10:26, 27. The worldly cults and all their adherents are consuming together with the earth and its adherents.
"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women [turned aside by their marriage connections, family or friends]; for they are virgins [unmarried to the earth and its interests]. These are they which follow the Lamb [Michael] whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men [taken out of the world of men], being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile (lie): for they are without fault before the throne of God." Rev. 14:1-5.
Now is the time when these beings know who they are. The Scriptures do not lie. The 144,000 have characteristics which have come by the faith of Christ within them. They have separated themselves from the women of the earth, relationships that are only brides of Christ by their profession, but not in reality, and have instead, chosen the congregation of God, the congregation of those inhabited and possessed by God. They have the Father's new name written in their foreheads which is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. These beings follow the Lamb of God who dwells within them wherever He goes. In their mouth is no deceit and they stand faultless before God. This is the church of the Lord's righteousness. This is His cult (culture). It is written: "In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness." Jer 33:16.
We have come to the time when by experience the Sons of God dwell safely. That is to say, their faith is stayed on God. Through experience they have found heaven in the soul, but more than that, they will not be moved from heaven back to earth, whatever the provocation.
These Sons, wherever they are on earth, are one with Christ as He is one with the Father. This is what Jesus prayed for and this is the answer to His prayer. "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name." Rev. 3:7-12.
"Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean...Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I." Isa. 52:1,6.
No, God's Sons are not confused as to Who is speaking in them. It is the Father Who speaks. They know the meaning of the words of Jesus when He said, "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." John 14:10. This is now fulfilled in the hearing of all. God's Sons do nothing of themselves, but the Father who dwells in them, He does the works and He speaks the words.
Now the time is come. The people of the earth have been left desolate. They will not hear from the Sons of God again until they can say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Now you have it. Yes, it is finished. There is now no possibility that earthly things could be returned to their right state. Men have compromised, resisted, and disbelieved the Word of God so long they cannot reverse it. Men will not keep God's true Sabbath. They may know how to count to seven and get to church on Saturday, as with some professors, but they do not keep God's true Sabbath which is to always trust and obey God at all times and under all circumstances. God's rest means to tell the truth at all times. The world has heard the truth, but they do not yield to it. Instead, they receive the mark of the beast so that they do not suffer loss or become ill thought of. They stay in their poor dead churches, taught by poor dead preachers, while living in a dead country on a dead earth ruled by dead men. Mankind have taken this road so long they cannot now turn back. They cannot now repent. This is the meaning of probation's close. Now you may understand what the whole battle has been about. I would hope that the reader of this book has been one who has prepared for what he or she must now face – The Battle of Armageddon! It is the time prophesied when Christ and His people stand arrayed against the world and its corrupt system of things. You may read of this battle in Revelation 19:11-21.
There is a measure of hope in the Scriptures for those who dwell in this age. The Scriptures read, "Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy." Rev. 22:11. That is to say, if you are living according to your best knowledge and have obeyed the Voice of God with all your heart, you will continue to do this. On the other hand, if you are compromising yourself and following practices on occasion you know are not right so that you might receive a measure of peace or fleshly pleasure, you will continue to do that. "Let the evil doer still do evil." The word "let" means to leave them alone, they will not change.
Men have had hundreds of years to change. Men have scoffed and mocked God continually. Men's hearts are continually following after evil and God simply says, "Leave them alone." God does not desert men. What happens is that men become so hardened through resistance that they can no longer respond to God. They only follow a legal religion considering their form of legality as the gate into heaven. Is your heart too hard to respond now? Can you repent of your life? This, you will judge. Right at this moment you will know where it is you are standing. It is written, "The hour of His judgment (crisis) is come." Rev. 14:7. The prophecies are fulfilled. That great wicked kingdom has been exposed as the Scriptures declare. It has been exposed for what it is by the brightness which accompanies the coming of Christ, and God's children are delivered from its deceptions by that brightness. It is finished!
This truth is recorded in the book of Revelation. Chapter ten, starting with verse seven of the book reads, "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." The seventh trumpet is now to sound and this trumpet corresponds to the time of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues. The people of God declare the Battle of Armageddon. They declare the plague of hail when the Word of God sweeps away the refuge of lies. (See Isa. 28:17). The Sons of God are to take a little book and eat it. This little book is now in your hand. While the message in this book is sweet to the taste for a believer, the result of sharing this book with unbelievers is bitterness. Persecution and trial come to those who share the truths found here. Even so – God's Sons are told to "prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings." This prophesying, according to the Melchizedek text, is for the purpose of judgment and heavenly retribution.
The Battle of Armageddon is now to be fought. God's Sons are standing in array against the world and its sons. The battle lines are marked. You may now know on which side you stand.
Those individuals who compose God's army hear a Voice which says, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:4. They come out of all apostate religion and separate from the wickedness of the nations. They do not support them with money or time. There shall now fall upon men a great hail and the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies. "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war." Rev. 19:11. This is fulfilled in your hearing.