2 THESS. 2:9
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
All the power of Satan, the host of fallen angels at his command, and his kingdom of darkness are all being used to bring about conditions conducive to the reception of the Beast on planet Earth and for the establishment of his One World Order. Various “signs” are pointing the way by this insidious Pied Piper of Perdition. Lying wonders are utilized to mesmerize humanity into a sense of destiny that will destroy it, outside of repentance and salvation of Jesus Christ.
UPDATE: (8.08.17) The BEREAN CALL has published their newsletter, AUG 1, 2017 with the title:
ANTI-CHRISTIANITY ASCENDING - PART 1
And PART 2 (9.02.17) has published the second half in their newsletter, SEPT 1, 2017:
ANTI-CHRISTIANITY ASCENDING - PART 2
This is an excellent article based on a book originally published in 1898!
Yet the commentary with its insightful perspective on the world and its goings on in the light of Biblical prophecy is astounding, sounding like a publication hot off the press!
The BEREAN CALL has hopes of getting this book, entitled Christianity and Anti-Christianity in Their Final Conflict back into print. You can buy a rare copy now off Amazon for the unbelievably low price of just $800.00!
UPDATE: (5.02.18) Thanks to The BEREAN CALL, you can now purchase your own copy of this book at a MUCH more reasonable price of $20.00!
~~ end UPDATE
I have often wondered as a new believer of the early '80's how Satan could possibly persuade the entire world (or even just most of it) to go along with his plan of orchestrating humanity's worship of himself and receive the “mark of the beast” 666 as a pledge of allegiance to the anti-Christ.
Yet now as things are developing, thirty five years after I pondered that question, we can see how Satan's global preparations have done their - quite literally - evil work!
We have dealt with the idea of conspiracy (The word 'conspire' can literally mean “to breathe together of the same spirit”) before on TTUF with a five part series entitled REMEDIAL COURSE ON CONSPIRACIES - 101.
We will address this idea later on in this article.
The idea of a global effort in bringing about a one world order (comprising of the three primary spheres of government, religion and economics) at first covertly via conspiracies, secret societies, esoteric orders and globally-oriented semi-secret organizations; and then slowly more overtly, utilizing the news media, the film industry, literature, education and national governments is probably far more apparent to the average person today than it ever was.
I can remember sharing these sort of ideas with people only less than twenty years ago and received snickers, incredulous expressions and patronizing smiles; today however, people take this phenomena for granted, understanding that these things are part of our every day life. So we are able to track previous covert methods with the more current overt ones, measuring such by the level of awareness by the average person, who today is increasingly more in the know.
The world has been established according to the LORD's order and organization, making Divinely-appointed divisions that brings separation that reinforces God's order.
from The Prophetic Scroll Ed 425 by Joel Joseph:
Removing the boundaries:
● God set boundaries between good and evil.
●He set boundaries between nations.
●He set boundaries between male and female,
●He set boundaries between child and parent.
●He set boundaries for young children, seen in discipline.
●He set the boundaries of law and order.
●He set spiritual boundaries keeping the occult and witchcraft out.
●He set the boundaries of Israel.
●He set the boundaries between the saved and the unsaved.
●He set boundaries between heaven and hell.
To create nations under Satan, all of these boundaries must be removed. Chaos and anarchy are the ingredients and working constituents required for mass control by Satan.
You tell me, are any of these boundaries being tampered with today? Yes sir – all of them!
If there was a verse saying, “You shall not eat peanut butter because it sticks to your mouth.” You can be sure that CNN and others of the mass-media would be having 24/7 panel discussions on the virtues of peanut butter!
It is the things of God that are being broken down so that the things of the devil can flood in.
The philosophy behind borderless equality is togetherness as one, with no separation. That necessitates the removal of the cross, because it is the eternal separator!
A classic example of how nations under God can be brought down is seen in Europe today. It was once a godly place – sort of, anyway! Today all things of God are far, far away. Europe is in darkness.
Some nations in Europe are now Juden Frei, meaning free of all Jews. Those countries are now in the process of being run over by Muslims. They have kicked God out and God has let the enemy in like a flood! Mark these words: Economic and political chaos is soon going to explode onto this stage!
Uncontrolled immigration is an attack on a nation’s stability. That is why Israel won’t let the flood of migrants in, like Europe has done.
Generally speaking, border security is not to keep good out, but evil.
The globalists think they are out to destroy nationalism, but they are out to try to destroy God. They are anti-God and His word. The nationalist agenda is God’s way for Israel – all through the Bible. This is also why the liberal left hate Israel and its claim on the land and the city.
The world capital of nationalism is Israel. The world capital of modern globalism is end-time Babylon, the mass-media and all the collective, intellectual dung-heads of the world.
We do in fact have successful, unified globalism right now! True believers are “one new man,” with “neither Jew nor Gentile, male or female” – all one in Messiah. But this new universal, global man is about to go to heaven for seven years and then to glorious eternity.
This kingdom of perfection is exclusive. It is a forbidden kingdom to all the unsaved of the world.
It is written and it will come to pass, and all things will end up God’s way! The “write” of the modern scribes is a powerless deception!
The bringing about of a one world order pre-supposes the necessity of a one world leadership; in this case, an oligarchy. Yet in order for this one world government to run efficiently, there should be a singular leader among this small band of leaders, perhaps someone like Alexis Tsipras, the new Prime Minister of Greece as of January 26, 2015
(Please note that while this author suggests Prime Minister Tsipras as a possible candidate, he is not making any claim of positively identifying him as the anti-Christ as is suggested in this video).
The Bible has much to say about such a leader, assuming control over a region, then the world:
8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things (See also REV. 13:7-8).
A RED ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME –
Various titles are employed for the man who would be the global king, as described in Holy Writ:
The anti-Christ, the man of sin, the son of perdition, the lawless one, the little horn, the Beast, the bloody and deceitful man, the Wicked one, the man of the Earth, the Mighty man, the Adversary, the Assyrian, the Wilfull King, the Prince that shall come, the Idol shepherd, among many other titles (See Pink's Names and Titles for the anti-Christ with the accompanying Scripture references ).
Some people who are not well versed in Scripture might expect that when the Beast arrives, he will be sinister looking with the obvious overtones of being evil incarnate. However, Christians understand that when the Beast is revealed, while he will be a deceiver, he will appear to be noble, virtuous, compassionate, wise, intelligent and powerful. Though appearing benevolent and wise, his power of deception will be so overwhelming that when it came to warning people about “false Christs” the LORD said:
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 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.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
The very term 'anti-Christ' can mean “in the place of Christ” that is, someone who seeks to supplant Christ by appearing to be just like him – a facsimile as it were, but not the original (there is only ONE Jesus Christ!). The nature of the Beast will be manifested once he demands worship of the Jews in the Temple that is soon to be rebuilt (2 THESS. 2:3-4) and they reject him; he will then turn upon Israel and seek her destruction.
For all appearances however, he will be attractive to the world, even worthy of worship (this isn't even a stretch as mere pop stars and film actors are reverenced to such a high degree).
This man is portrayed as the “son of perdition” and the veritable son of Satan in Scripture, and yet conversely he is seen in an entirely different light (2 COR. 11:14) by adherents and practitioners of the occult, esoteric society and New Age/Spirituality disciplines.
They speak of 'the Christ' as one man who is anticipated to arrive quite soon; he holds the office of 'the Christ' which, according to these belief systems is not a single individual – as we Christians know Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah of Israel, the anointed one – but a title, like 'President' or 'Prime Minister'. Certainly Christ is a title for 'anointed one' and refers to the Messiah-King prophesied in Scripture but this office is a non-transferable one (ACTS 2:32-36), granted exclusively to Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Mary (MARK 6:3), the Son of God (1 JOHN 5:20), the Word of God made flesh (JOHN 1:1, 14; REV. 19:13).
It's worthy of note that just as we Christians are looking for the official return of Jesus Christ to Earth at His Second Coming (the church may expect to be taken off world at the rapture, seven years prior), members of all the world religions are likewise expecting the return of their own revered personages:
The World Teacher by New Agers and esotericists, which also call him the Christ which the false church will welcome; the Messiah by Jews, the fifth Buddha by Buddhists, Krishna by Hindus, or the Imam Mahdi by the Muslims; we believe that all of these will be represented in this Coming One which Scripture foretells and will be the primary unifying factor which shall create global solidarity in the political, religious and economic spheres.
Let's see how these various spheres (among others) of our world are all coming together to form this cohesive whole whereby all of humanity, in every capacity of life is being conditioned to accept this man who is the Beast or One World Teacher/Leader.
Predominantly the Christ is mentioned and anticipated in the writings of The Theosophical Society who refer to him as the World Teacher; here is a quote from a website that expresses his soon arrival:
Matreiya - The Coming World Teacher
“On 14 January 2010 Benjamin Creme announced that Maitreya had given His first interview, on American television, and that millions had heard Him speak both on television and the Internet. Mr Creme explained: “He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He ‘ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status’. He spoke earnestly of the need for peace, achievable only through the creation of justice and the sharing of the world’s resources.”
“Maitreya has now given 146 television interviews (as of October 2014) in America, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and China, and more are expected to take place around world.
“Maitreya’s open mission has begun. As He Himself has said: 'Soon, now very soon, you will see my face and hear my words'.” (quotes taken from the above web site).
In articles already provided at TTUF and The RED PILL Consortium, we have observed how many of the global organizations, preeminently the UN, possess esoterical writings and beliefs which run throughout their infrastructures of doctrine, specifically and accurately – the doctrine of demons (1 TIM. 4:1); again these doctrines come primarily through the Theosophical Society via Lucis Trust, World Goodwill and other organizations which represent UN NGO's (Non-Government Orgs.):
“The United Nations has long been one of the foremost world harbingers for the "New Spirituality" and the gathering "New World Order" based on ancient occult and free masonic principles.
Seven years after the birth of the UN, a book was published by the Theosophist and founder of the Lucis Trust, Alice Bailey, claiming that,
"Evidence of the growth of the human intellect along the needed receptive lines [for the preparation of the New Age] can be seen in the "planning" of various nations and in the efforts of the United Nations to formulate a world plan... From the very start of this unfoldment, three occult factors have governed the development of all these plans"
[Alice B. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age (Lucis Press, 1955), Vol. II, p.35.]”
“Within the United Nations is the germ and seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group - a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity.
This is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples, if you could but realize it, and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or Buddhic plane - the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found"
“To this end, the Lucis Trust, under the leadership of Foster and Alice Bailey, started a group called 'World Goodwill' - an official non-governmental organization within the United Nations.
“The stated aim of this group is,
"to cooperate in the world of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ"
[One Earth, the magazine of the Findhorn Foundation, October/November 1986, Vol. 6, Issue 6, p.24.]” (taken from the above article on the site http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net)
It's quite clear that the political views of said global organizations are rife with conviction and dogma that lends distinct direction and policy towards the objective of global unification; so global politics has found its source for unity in the occult.
Can we find the same thing in the religious realm? Quite so, as has been examined in one of our prior articles The Global Glue of a Unified Spirituality based largely on the chapter New Age in Religion from Ray Yungen's book For Many Shall Come In My Name.
One might wonder how all religions in the world can ever hope to achieve any sort of world wide cohesion, but mystical meditative practices has already shown that initiates into this discipline gradually lose their 'first love' convictions regarding their religion for a more pantheistic world view so that Jews and Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus, Roman Catholics and so-called Evangelical Christians* via Emergent Church influences find a unity that was previously impossible.
* In all of these different bodies of religions only evangelical Christians have no history of meditative mysticism, but thanks to the efforts of Richard Foster and Dallas Williard, among many others, congregants of these churches are becoming enthralled by such disciplines and joining the world community of religions, preparing the way for the reception of the Coming World Teacher, aka the Christ, aka Matreiya. In fact, according to Alice Bailey, the Christian church will play an integral role in ushering in Matreiya at his 'second coming':
“This Church will be nurtured into activity by the Christ and His disciples when the outpouring of the Christ principle, the TRUE second Coming has been accomplished… the Christian church in its many branches can serve as a nucleus through which world illumination may be accomplished… the church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance. … Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted, and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated” (Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, 1957, Lucis Publishing.
A DEADLY BREATH PRAYER
As was mentioned already at the beginning of this article, to 'conspire' can mean 'to breathe together of one spirit'. This brings me to this verse in Scripture:
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Just as Christians experience the conviction of the Holy Spirit who points out wrong behavior and prompts right conduct, I believe the spirit of anti-Christ, “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” has its own version of 'conviction' – pointing out wrong behavior (anything contrary to the “doctrines of demons” and that might resist the leading of “seducing spirits”) and prompts right conduct (thoughts and actions that promote such doctrines and welcome such seduction).
With “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” style, these children of disobedience all breathe together of this same spirit (Greek word pneuma, meaning “air, wind, spirit, breath”) of rebellion, and thus fulfill not just “ . . . the desires of the flesh . . . but of the mind . . .” and via mystical meditation, kundalini yoga, contemplative and centering prayer conform to these ideological initiatives of iniquity – to not only achieve godhood for themselves (evolved minds that transform into deity) but to attribute to the Beast the very exalted position over all that is called God, being himself God manifested on Earth (2 THESS. 2:4) to be worshipped by all mankind (See also 1 JOHN 4:3)!
It is because the truth of God's Word – the Holy Bible, is vehemently rejected by people who will not repent, or believe the Gospel, who have no love for the truth; that they will enter into this time period of the Great Tribulation and the reign of anti-Christ and come under the STRONG SPIRITUAL DECEPTION that the spirit of this age brings! It is the very fact that people utterly reject the truth, that God will allow the strong delusion that shall come upon this world at that time – they will believe instead “ . . . THE lie . . .” (See 2 THESS. 2:3-12; note especially vs. 11) which I believe will be the idea that Lucifer, not YHWH is God, represented by the Beast who will demand worship from all.
HOW GREAT WE ART: GOD
Yet not every one is of a religious nature and will follow such mystical practices (at least not under those sorts of names) – there are atheists, agnostics, scientific materialists and others who would not conform to religious convictions. Nonetheless the spirit of this world will certainly appeal to their pride, and grant the opportunity to achieve their greatest Human Potential in the Movement by the same name (HPM) as well as providing such 'scientific' systems as EST, Esalen and more of such schools in our modern day. Such schools are instructed by psychologists and New Agers alike as can be seen here. Even TM has been taught, not as religion, but science by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a Hindu guru.
Many of these schools and movements are endorsed by so-called Christian leaders who are bringing these New Age belief systems into the church, like Leonard Sweet and Ken Blanchard* (The RED PILL Consortium to see these articles, Part I and Part II of Wolves in Wolfs Clothing; there are also parts 3, 4 and 5 in this series).
*Founder and primary teacher of the Lead Like Jesus movement where he instructs thousands of Christian leaders, pastors and lay ministers, influencing them with such spiritual, blasphemous New Age leaven.
For more on these matters of H.P.M. and Mind Science schools, view these two articles from The RED PILL Consortium:
WOLVES in WOLF'S CLOTHING - WAYNE DYER
POWER of LOVE, LOVE of POWER
DOING BUSINESS LIKE BUDDHA
It's interesting to note that much of what we know as the New Age movement infiltrated the church via the business industry (Ken Blanchard has been a primary influential authority in this realm as well). Meditative practices were heavily promoted in the '70's and '80's as a means of reducing stress for top level executives, who then recommended such disciplines to their underlings as an effective means to 'peace out' and a far superior alternative to alcohol and drugs, claiming all sorts of health benefits besides.
Adherents also believed such practices led them to success in their business endeavors, gaining 'an edge' over competition. By now in the 21st century, no one even blinks an eye when Execs or even entire companies go on Buddhist or Contemplative retreats:
“A number of New Age proponents have emphasised the use of spiritual techniques as a tool for attaining financial prosperity, thus moving the movement away from its counter-cultural origins. Embracing this attitude, various books have been published espousing such an ethos, established New Age centres have held spiritual retreats and classes aimed specifically at business people, and New Age groups have developed specialised training for businesses.
“These New Age corporate seminars originated with EST, and were later popularised by such groups as Lifespring and Transformational Technologies, both of which promulgated New Age therapies within a broader secular image. During the 1980s, many prominent U.S. corporations, among them IBM, AT&T, and General Motors, embraced these seminars, hoping that they could increase productivity and efficiency among their work force.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age#Academia New Age in Academia.
LOVING ON MOM
Along with the political, religious and economic spheres, we also see a tremendous ground swell of New Spirituality beliefs inundating environmentalism. This religious perspective has fairly hi-jacked the entire movement until they've become virtually one and the same, with such beliefs as promoted by Global Warming activists, Wiccans, pagans and Green Peace, among others who are concerned for 'Mother Earth' (aka GAIA) that we and our planet are parts of the whole cosmology. This is the stuff of pantheism and monism and fundamental to the Hindu thought that 'All is One'.
"Much of the environmental movement has gotten back to its pagan roots as it subtly fosters rejection of the Bible and Christianity. So called Spiritual Greens tell us that Earth can save herself - she has the wisdom and power - humans don't. But we can help her by becoming conscious of the oneness and sacredness of all her parts.
"To the extent the environmental movement embraces the philosophies of the New Age movement - it joins in that part of a conspiracy to control the American people, to derail and dis-empower traditional Christianity, and to deceive the world into adopting Anti-Christian views.
"The New Age movement generally advocates a synthesis or recovery of ideas and practices which celebrates our relationship with the Earth. (There are sub-currents in the New Age movement which include overt Satanic practices and those are definitely in conflict with Christian beliefs.)" The FALSE GREEN GOSPEL by The JEREMIAH PROJECT.
All of these spheres are codifying via mystical meditation of various kinds, this new spirituality and its central doctrine: that humanity, earth and the cosmos are 'god'; in turn, this will allow the Beast to enter center stage and be hailed as God himself. With such a mentality and a shared, 'breathed-in' spirit, it's no wonder at all that the nations of the Earth will gladly pledge their allegiance to this Beast and readily accept his mark of 666.
PROFILE on the MAN of PERDITION
~ He will be a financial genius who will solve intractable economic problems, turning dire situations into prosperous Utopian conditions (DAN. 8:25; 11:43). He will be a powerful man of irresistible charisma that will assume power willingly given to him by the rulers of the Earth (REV. 17:12-13). He will be a man supposedly of peace and will bring about a transformation of global peace (and prosperity; see 1 THESS. 5:3).
~ The anti-Christ will enforce a covenant with Israel for seven years, presumably regarding the officiation of priestly duties in the Jewish Temple (yet to be built currently, but preparations for such are nearly completed) but then mid way break it and set up his own image to be worshipped in the Holy of holies (DAN. 9:27; 2 THESS. 2:4).
~ He will at some point incur a nearly fatal injury that will leave him seemingly dead. From this state, he will resurrect (a “lying wonder”) but his right arm will be paralyzed and his right eye blinded (ZECH. 11:16-17; REV. 13:3).
~ He will confront and defeat two prophets which God will send forth for the purposes of judgment on the people of the Earth and declaring their testimony during this time of the Great Tribulation (REV. 11:3-7); the anti-Christ will war against the saints of God as well and defeat them (DAN. 7:21).
~ He will lead all the world as head of the global government, with ten (then later, seven of the ten) subordinates directly under him who possess global power (REV. 17:12; DAN. 7:8).
~ He will demand allegiance from all nations, from all people everywhere and assign his mark to everyone, either in their right hand or forehead, and this mark is 666 (REV. 13:18). He will be hailed and welcomed by the people of Earth as a kind of savior (REV. 6:2; note the bow without an arrow in his hand, denoting a peaceful, not war-like attitude).
~ Being ultimately rejected by Israel that refuses to worship him, he will turn upon the nation and seek to destroy it (DAN. 8:25; 11:36-37; 9:27; 2 THESS. 2:4; MATT. 24:15).
~ He and the False Prophet will ultimately know defeat at the Second Coming of Christ, Who will destroy the Beast with “the brightness of His coming”, casting them both alive into Gehenna, the Lake of Fire (2 THESS. 2:8; REV. 19:20).
CONCLUSION: Needless to say that this world is heading for a collision with catastrophe, a time of chaos created by globalists with the intent of grabbing power and assuming an oligarchy for themselves. Yet during this time of extreme distress, the Beast of Revelation will arise and claim this power for himself. Thus shall begin the last period of time in which sinful man will live autonomously and at it's conclusion shall the LORD JESUS CHRIST RETURN – The BLESSED HOPE of the saints and establish His own reign of justice, righteousness, grace and truth!
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
For more about the anti-Christ aka Matreiya, the New Spirituality, the Masonic and Theosophical Societies and how all of these tie together, please visit the web site LET US REASON and read the excellent article, The RIPENING - Planet Earth Welcomes Matreiya?
For yet more information about the anti-Christ, have a look at these materials:
Watch this video by Chuck Missler (Note: This author does not necessarily agree with everything that Dr. Missler's teaches and, or his assertions and suppositions; this presentation however is agreed upon):
TTUF: False Teachings, False Peace and False Christ – Parts 1, 2 and 3 (based on the book by Warren Smith: FALSE CHRIST COMING: Does Anybody Care?).