Control: The Issue Since Before Time Began :: By Gene Lawley

In eternity past, when Lucifer launched his warfare against the Sovereign of the Universe, God Almighty, control was the issue. Lucifer, that one some call the angel of light and worship him instead of God, being thus deceived, is the influence behind all efforts of mankind to deny the existence of God. The question is highlighted by that question implied by the attention-getter mentioned in prior articles: “God is no-where,” or, “God is now-here.” Which is it, and which is it going to be?

Isaiah 14:13-15 tells us this:

“For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.”

“I will, I will, I will,” Lucifer said. But God, who sees the end from the beginning, has the final say.

The atrocities of mankind are largely, perhaps totally, from person-to-person and all the way to people-to-people and nation-to-nation.

One of the readings in Scripture recently told of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah at Jerusalem in those days, who was noted as one who honored God. He was followed by his son, Jehoram. This one had several brothers but he was left the kingdom, as the eldest. Jehoshaphat gave treasures and cities to each of his six other sons. When Jehoram became king, he immediately murdered all of his brothers to solidify his kingship. What an act of atrocity, but that story was repeated before and after, over and over. Establishing certain control; that was the purpose. 

Let’s go back to the time of Moses and recall the situation that brought about his being salvaged from murder by his mother putting him in a basket that would end up in the hands of Pharaoh’s daughter, while her father had all the boys two years and younger of the Jews killed because the Jews were becoming so numerous that he thought his throne would be in danger.

Or, again, when the kings of the east came to Bethlehem to see this King of the Jews whose star they followed, King Herod was much afraid this new King would challenge his own rule. He ordered that all boys two years old and younger be killed, just as the Pharaoh had done. But Joseph took Mary and the baby Jesus to Egypt and escaped. The urge to control or the fear of losing control: Where does it end? That is the ongoing story of the ages.

Is there a parallel with this generation, where over 60 million babies have been aborted in America, not to ignore the many others so done in the whole world? The issue is allegedly about the rights of women, but the issue of control is borne out in the essential issue the opposition had against the nomination of Brent Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Aside from the fact of his expected conservative voting record on other issues, the reduction of population is one of the goals of the shadowy planned New World Order, for who can control over seven billion people, as well as nations which still retain their sovereignty?

In America, at least, it seems there is the surface give and take of politics while the subsurface quietly glides forward toward the state-control philosophies of Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, among others.

Recently Hillary Clinton remarked, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.” That is a principle right out of Alinsky’s playbook, “Rules for Radicals.” Pretend with subtle tones of authority that what you are doing in rebellion is what the opposition is doing. It was a ruse that Obama used regularly during his administration and even now.

It is no wonder, however, in Clinton’s case. She worked in Goldwater’s campaign in 1964, we are told; whether it was to help or to hinder is not mentioned. However, in 1969 her political science term paper was entitled, “All That Is Left Is…the Fight” (An Analysis of the Alinsky Method).

So it was a great disappointment when the recent election did not forward their planned destruction of American sovereignty and “what (we) stand for.” Obama’s statement I have reported many times, but it is strategically important in regard to the issue of control: “The end of the Republic has never looked better!” [1]

His reference to the coming 2017 Dinner that might not happen once “she,” the president, gets in office indicates much more is expected in regard to the “end of the Republic” than just a change in the occupation of the oval office. Apparently, had Hillary Clinton been elected, quick work would have been done to take full control of the nation for its destruction.

Where were the “watchers on the wall of the city,” and why have we not heard from them? However, God heard and upset their apple cart! It is an echoing truth that God is now here. To the believer, Psalm 46:1 gives great comfort and confidence:  “God is our refuge, a very present help in time of trouble.”

After all, if a people have a Declaration of Independence that tells them they have God-given rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” how will they give up those rights in order to be controlled by the state that is headed by an elitist bureaucracy? Not likely, at all.

It is an astounding fact that his statement has not been in the news, up front, at least, – throughout the nation, even around the world; for it is laced with treasonous tones, even blatantly so. But, it was said before a roomful of news correspondents, the cozy lap-dogs of the left, who never want to be caught with having revealed any truth about President Barack Obama. They would not repeat that phrase at all.

Behind the scenes, though, there is another force that seeks control, and has made major strides in that accomplishment. The history of money reveals some interesting developments that are readily denied, but results speak louder than words. (One of the Rothschild family in the early 1800’s is reported to have said, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply and I will not care what its laws are!”)

The Federal Reserve System in America is unique in that it is not Federal and has no Reserve. It is true that the president appoints a chairman to it, but there is no ownership of the system or any of its “funds” by the United States Treasury. To whom does the US owe its national debt of now almost $22 Trillion, and to whom does it pay interest to each year of one-third or more of our annual budget? It is a collection of independent international bankers. Any attempt to take away that relationship and have America’s financial needs met through the US Treasury department is quickly squashed in whatever manner is deemed necessary. Control, control, control!

Even the Golden Rule has been changed, updated to fit the reality of the day. Now it is, “He who has the gold rules.” (And the likelihood of any being in Fort Knox is a fantasy. Remember, President Reagan was not allowed to inventory the contents of Fort Knox.)

The kingdoms of this world are controlled by Satan. He so offered them to Jesus at that time of temptation if Jesus would fall down and worship him. The heads of the Beast of Revelation are identified by Daniel and John as kingdoms of power over the earth from its earliest history. Revelation 13:2 tells us, “The dragon (named in chapter 12 as Satan) gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.”

We have come almost full circle from the beginning of the warfare told of at the beginning of this article. Prophecies of the Bible are right on track with what is happening in the world today. The predicted “falling away” from the faith by many and related lawfulness by others is to come before Jesus comes and the world is left to the terrors of that evil one.

As the “times and seasons” seem to indicate, Jesus will return soon, not in years but possibly in months. Luke 17:26-30 and its following context indicate that the Son of Man, Jesus, will be back during a time of economic revival. That is why “today is the day of salvation,” for there may not be a tomorrow for many—even without regard to the Lord’s return.

After a thousand-year reign over the earth by Jesus the Christ, from Jerusalem, a final confrontation with that seeker of total control, Satan, the unrighteous ones, both alive and dead, who did not want God in their lives, will be cast into the lake of fire, along with Satan, to be tormented forever. It is simple to avoid that endless plight, for God has said that He “does not desire that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

In Philippians 2 the Scripture says that eventually, “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” It is an issue of control—will you let Him have control now and be on the winning side or will you continue to resist Him to your doom? That is the question for non-believers. Believers, also, must let Him have control so that He may use us to get the Word to those outside of His grace.

Proverbs 10:22 tells us, “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and adds no sorrow to it.”

End note: [1] Obama at DC dinner:

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