Ever since Lucifer, having been created with the ability to choose, rebelled against the God of the Universe, he has been at work to replace God on His throne. This is told in Ezekiel 28 and is unmistakably dealing with God’s creation of a highly placed angel over the hosts of heaven.
As a reminder, look at Isaiah the prophet’s account of his intent: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
“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” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
Both Daniel and the Apostle John tell of a series of world kingdoms, seven in all, in which John notes that this “great red dragon,” as described in Revelation 12, was and is the central authority of those kingdoms. Revelation 13:2b says, “The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.” (The dragon gives the beast, representing the Antichrist spirit of all ages, that continual authority.)
Isaiah alludes to his ending, but let’s see how that looks from the Apostle John’s view in Revelation 20:10: “The devil, who deceived them [the nations], was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast [Antichrist] and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Throughout the centuries since Creation, the devil has consistently attempted to corrupt the plan of God, and especially His greatest creation, the man and the woman, in His own likeness. The story of Job’s endurance is typical of that tactic. Most commonly, though, a simple temptation will do the trick, it seems. Man’s grasp of the purpose of God seems greatly limited.
But we want to look at the development over the years of that rising tide of evil that swirls under the surface of the visible society and now is becoming more and more openly prominent. It is the New World Order, the one-world government envisioned by globalists who have no loyalty to any nation regardless of their oath of office.
It is closely associated with the history of money, reaching back to the days of feudalism when the landowners would store their grain in warehouses.
Over time, the warehouse owners learned that issuing certificates for certain amounts of grain value could be used instead of transferring the actual grain in trade exchanges when a grain owner needed that value. The receiver of the certificate would report the transfer of the ownership of that certain amount of grain in the warehouse.
Then, the warehouser recognized that there was always a certain amount of grain in the warehouse, so he began to issue certificates based on that continued balance, with great caution, no doubt. Nevertheless, the current system of banking had that beginning, as I understand it.
The Rothchild extended family were the early participants in that development. It gets ugly. It has been said, though now denied, that one Nathan Rothchild declared in 1820, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I will not care what its laws are.”
President Andrew Jackson in the early 1800s was a bottleneck to them, but when Abraham Lincoln issued “greenback dollars” from the national treasury, he was assassinated. No such reason was ever admitted, however. Apparently, for a nation to provide its own funding from its treasury is not acceptable to the bankers.
When President John F. Kennedy issued silver certificates from the national treasury, it was too much, and a patsy—yes—who could be charged for his elimination was found. But this was after the infamous Federal Reserve System had been established and made “legal” in 1913. In 1910, a covey of leading businessmen, bankers, industrialists, oil executives and government insiders had met secretly at Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia and developed the Federal Reserve System of banking for the United States.
The truth was not widely known until the 1930s, no doubt about the time when FDR called in all of the gold in the country at $35 an ounce. The Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor a Reserve. Ten international families own the System, and they are under no risk for the issue of Federal Reserve Notes; that is, they have no assets at the risk of a loss. However, member banks are required to have a certain amount of reserved assets, as is the manner required of insurance companies.
In 1913, it was made legal, as well as the income tax law to raise funds for payment of the debt the system would create. Then, how were they to create that debt? Well, how about a World War? It took a few years, but in 1917, the assassination of a nobleman in eastern Europe got one kicked off. Just like that. At one time, in those years, three members of the extended Rothchild family were heads of the financial departments in three nations–Germany, England, and the USA. Paul Warburg was in the USA’s department.
As long as Congress keeps raising the debt limit, the paper “legal tender” continues to flow. The threat is that not legalizing a higher debt limit is necessary to keep the government from shutting down. Actually, the US Treasury could issue “legal tender” in violation of the Federal Reserve’s dictates, but who has the courage to do that?
Now, with this new law just passed by the lame-duck Democrats, the nation is approaching $33 Trillion of national debt on which $Billions are due to that “bank” in interest each year. Actually, it amounts to only returning that much of the “money” that is borrowed each year. The debt can never be paid off, for all of the funds available are debt dollars.
Returning $33 Trillion would require all of the money supply to be consumed for that purpose. Remember that claim of Nathan Rothchild? In the 60-plus years I have followed or looked back at, there has never been a time when Congress did not raise the debt limit to avoid a shutdown of the government. Raising the rate of interest restricts the borrowing of Federal Reserve dollars which is said to control inflation by cutting economic activity.
Socialism feeds on this system, for sure. And taxation is the way they want to slow it down. It is that graduated income tax method that is the fourth plank in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. No wonder the leftists are so fearful of Donald Trump’s intent of “draining the swamp.”
In that side of the worldwide spiritual warfare, there is not an honest recognition of God having anything to do with the events of the world. The judgments reported in the Book of Revelation and those predicted in the gospels are all in the earth and involving people of the earth. This world is the battleground for that spiritual warfare between God and Satan. In the fullness of time, God will bring His plan into reality.
We must not forget that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed on Him would not perish but have everlasting life!”
Scriptures tell us, as in Titus 1:1-3, that before time began (See Genesis 1), He has planned this whole redemption process. In 2 Thessalonians 2, the inspired Word says that before the Lord returns, “a falling away must come first,” then He who holds back the evil until the right time will come for those who belong to Him.
It looks like that “falling away” has been formulating for centuries, from kingdom to kingdom, as Daniel the prophet and John the revelator discuss. A reminder came up recently that Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union murdered 27 million of Ukraine’s population to force Communism upon them in the 1920-30s. Now, Putin is doing the same for his own glory. And the USA is committed to helping Ukraine throw off his attacks. There seems to be no way Putin can be stopped without major bloodshed.
The prophecy of Jesus is that the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, and no one will know the day nor the hour. This is not like the details of His coming to the earth at the end of the seven years of tribulation told of in the Book of Revelation, the Second Coming, so-called. Jesus did not say “some day and some hour” but a certain day and hour. It is a day already appointed by God the Father, and it will not deviate.
Many Scriptures direct the careful reader to watch for that Day, and be ready for it, ready in our relationship with the Lord. One place I have shared often says, “When these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28). That chapter is full of events that look like today’s happenings. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20b).
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