The Kings of The Earth and Their Rulers…the West in Prophecy pt 4

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)

Psalm 2 is as apt a description as any I have seen in scripture, of what has happened to the Western World over the pas 100 years.

The Psalmist asks two very pertinent questions;

“Why are the nations of the world in an uproar?”

“Why do the peoples imagine a vain thing?” or “Why are the peoples of the earth in the grip of a vain imagination?”

The answer has to do with the Kings of the Earth and their rulers, a much repeated term in scripture describing a very specific set of people.”The Kings of the Earth and their rulers” is not a phrase limited to political and governmental leaders. It includes all of the so called “ruling ,cultural elite”, all of the movers and shakers in the fields that truly shape our society, Education, the arts ,entertainment, news,media,Religion, Law, Medicine, and yes Politics and government.

Amazingly in our current world, high tech,  modern and democratic as it is, I suppose there has never been a greater gap between the common people, and the “Ruling elite”, the so called experts. They do not think like the average person, they seem to have come to a consensus among themselves, which is anti God, anti Judeo-Christian and anti Western civilization.

They have literally “taken counsel against the LORD and against his Messiah…”. They do not oppose religion in general, it is the LORD of the Bible, the one whose associate is the Messiah, that is the religion they have taken counsel together against. Where has this counsel been given? I would say it has been dispensed for more than a hundred years at the very highest levels of higher education. With very few exceptions, ost of our leaders have a consensus, a worldview which is very left of center.

Thus the Psalmist saw that the “Kings of the Earth and their Rulers” had brought all of the nations of the world into an uproar, an that they had propagated a “Vain Imagination” which held the so called “masses” of people in the grip of a vain imagination!

According to the Divine Psalmist, the Kings of the Earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the “bands” and “cords” of the religion of the LORD and his Christ!

This revolt has been a long time in the making, and no doubt it is much more than a merely human conspiracy, for Satan himself works on the level of the “Kings of the earth and the rulers”, through “Principalities,powers, and rulers of the darkness of this Age”.

The French revolution was the first large-scale atheistic attempt at stripping away the Christian influence from a formerly ‘Christian country’. Among other horrors, the king was beheaded, a prostitute was nominated “the goddess of reason” in the Notre Dame cathedral, the working week was artificially reconstructed into a ten day cycle (with only one day of rest), and as much as possible the shackles of Christianity were removed from the French.

The slogan of the revolution, “Liberty Equality and Brotherhood” soon drowned in rivers of blood that ran down the French streets as the “liberation movement” descended into a chaotic, blood thirsty power struggle that ended in a godless Dictatorship, bent on world conquest.

Behold, in the howling guillotine spectacles, man liberated from his God. The nightmare scenes of crowds roaring their approval as the rich and noble “get their due”, the humiliation of the nobility, and the replacement of the old ruling elite by an even crueller and more ruthless ‘revolutionary” elite would be played out over and again , in countless locations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Revolutionaries were going to smash the old world and bring in a new, more humane , scientific and enlightened world, after equalizing all outcomes, and banishing “superstitious religion ” to the fringes of society, hopefully to fade away into obscurity. This was revolution by atheism and even satanism.

There have been so many manifest failures of this experiment, in Russia, China, Eastern Europe, South America, that it is hard to imagine why anyone could even believe in it anymore. But it is a faith, not just politics, it is a deeply rooted dogma, and the faith is not easily shaken , even in the face of apparent failure.

It is also hard to calculate the human toll in death, misery, poverty and oppression these atheistic revolutions inevitably bring about. As Stalin once said, “One death is a tragedy, but a million deaths are only a statistic”. Lenin also is credited as saying, when queried about the political murders, the assassinations, and brutal suppression involved in ‘revolution’, “You have to break some eggs to make an omelete.”

The tenets of this religion is that Man can get rid of the old Judeo Christian influence and construct a better society without God. Also that we would actually be better off without christianity or the Bible, and even that perhaps the time for tolerance of the old religion is over.

Envy is exalted in this religion, into a virtue. It isn’t fair that people succeed, that they enjoy all of the fruits of their labor, that they pass on an inheritance to their own children. This religion would deify the State, all property really belongs to the Government.

Amazingly, after the manifest failure of this religion to create or sustain a civil, productive society, it is being implemented in the United States, formerly the most beneficial and productive society in the world.

The Kings of the earth are clever in the way they attempt to dismantle the western societies to bring them to the place where they can “cast off the cords” of our Judeo Christian heritage.

The assault on our culture required a complete revision of our history, in the education of our young people. Every fault and flaw had to be exaggerated, emphasised and distorted, while at the same time the record of any person or event that is a noble part of our own history has had to discredited or ignored.

What is American history according to modern high school textbooks? The answer according to our multicultural educators; slavery, sexism, oppression of blacks and Indians, treaty breaking, exploitation of minorities, and racism. What happened in World War 2? We interned the Japanese Americans, and used the atomic bomb. That is about it!

The effect of this has been to demoralize our own young people, into thinking that this nation, the most benevolent, Protestant, evangelical, democratic, self-governing in human history, is the cause of virtually all of the world’s ills.

Another way the Kings of the earth try to “cast off the cords” is through the use of un-assimilable immigration. Millions of third world immigrants , animists, Hindus and most effectively Moslems have been pouring into the christian western nations ,altering food, customs, holidays and institutions. Almost universally, this is done against the will of the people who pay the taxes.

When the taxpaying people want to make their own leaders responsible for the anti-christian direction they are taking their nations they are dismissed as ignorant, xenophobic racists. Then those leaders just open up the gates and bring in even more immigrants from third world nations, and voila, the politicians have a new constituency and no longer need listen to the tax payers.

The Muslim immigrants are particularly useful in canceling out the remaining traces of the once prevailing public expression of Christian influence in the west, because they are so ultra sensitive, and violently demand that their sensitivity be appeased. Crosses are taken down, offensive symbols , public scriptures, national holidays and a host of other trappings of the old religion are altered, diminished, if not outright canceled in the name of not offending our ‘guests’.

It remains to be seen whether or not the “Kings of the earth” will be able, after successfully destroying the public, christian nature of our societies, to get the Muslim Genie back into the bottle again, and to put the cork back in again.

Our Leaders are currently feverishly working to mix Iron with clay, and to construct the vain imagination of multiculturalism, as a reality.

 

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The Stages of The final Empire…the West in Prophecy pt 4

Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.  This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,  His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. ( Daniel 2:31-34)

The Pagan king of Babylon had a dream, granted by the Spirit of the true and Living God, which showed him the future succession of Gentile Powers which would have varying degrees of custody over the chosen people,Israel, until the time of the restoration of Israel at the coming of the Messiah.

Babylon would be the golden age of Gentile power, a short 70 plus year span of time. Medo/Persia would be the second phase of Gentile dominance over the Holy People. The massive Persian Empire (Silver age)would be replaced by the lightning fast Grecian Empire under Alexander the Great. That would be the Brass age of Gentile Dominance.

Eventually the Grecian Empire crumbled and was replaced by the final Iron Empire, the longest lasting one, and one which occurs in distinct phases, the Roman Empire and all that flowed out of it.

The Holy People languished under the rule of Despots, benevolent Persian rulers, the terrible times oppressors such as  in the days of of Antiochus Epiphanes. There would be rebellions , which never totally threw off the yoke of Gentile domination, there would be Pagan appointed Priests and Governors, Rule by Caesars, and Edomite appointees over the Jews such as the Herods.

Eventually , under the Romans, The Temple of God was destroyed in 70 Ad, vast numbers of Jews were slaughtered and the great international diaspora of Jews occurred, in fulfillment of the warning of Moses,

“If you do not keep and observe all the words of this Law…You will be torn from the land which you are entering. God will scatter you among all the peoples,
from one end of the earth to the other.” ( Dt.28:58-64)

This was performed by the Romans, as was the crucifixion of the Messiah. The Jews were scattered across the World, and the Romans held custody of the land God gave to Abraham Isaac and Jacob.

God showed Daniel that the last Empire would be divided, “two Legs” and so Rome was, between the Eastern Empire (Constantinople, i.e. Byzantium) and the Western Roman Empire in Rome.  Western Rome fell to barbarians but the mantle was passed from the Caesars to the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. The former western Roman Empire was succeeded by the Catholic church which heartily involved itself in pograms and persecutions of the Jews from time to time.

The capitol of the Eastern Empire, Constantinople, did not fall for another 1000 years, but its hold over the Levant was wrested bit by bit from the time of the emergence of Islam. The Holy land went from one heir of the Roman Empire(Byzantine) to another, (the Islamic conquest of the Middle East).

As the centuries passed, the legs of the east and western Roman Empire, developed,, side by side, through the Byzantine, Roman, Papal and Islamic centuries, the scattered Jews and the Holy Land remained under custody of Gentile powers as Daniel swain his visions.

Eventually in the years 1914-1919, the Western World entered into its greatest calamity, World War 1. So called “Christendom ” fell in upon itself in wanton slaughter, dragging  colonies and allies into the maelstrom of killing, which took place on an industrial scale. Liberal Theology had long been hollowing out the faith of many in Europe,England and the Western New World, but World War 1 became a watershed for Europe in the sense that much of the continent lost its faith because of it.

One consequence of World War 1 was the transfer of the Holy Land from the Ottoman,(Muslim) Empire, into the custody of Britain. Britain possessed the Palestinian Mandate for almost thirty years, ruling over the Land of Israel, and over the Jews who had begun to trickle back into the Land. This continued through the second , devastating extension of the World War, the defeat of theNazis and their Muslim Allies, and the opening up of the death camps in Europe, and the release of Europe’s surviving Jewry.

Eventually the State of Israel was born, in 1948, but Israel has still remained very much under Western and Gentile rule and influence,  relying on European and then American aid and friendship. The Birth of the State of Israel in fulfillment of the Hebrew prophets, indicated that the end of the time of the Gentiles was nearing. All of the Prophecies of the second coming presuppose that Israel is a nation again.

One of the final stages of Daniel’s vision, are the stage of the feet, which are composed of “iron mixed with clay”, two elements which are unbindable, therefore weakening. The Iron of the strong, wealthy and successful models of the Western Civilization rooted in Greco Roman and Judeo Christian soil , is destined to be fatally weakened, (by an infusion of incompatible peoples,The Immigrant crisis?) such as we see today with the infusion of Muslim hordes.

There will yet be a “ten Toes” phase, composed of “ten Horns”(Powers), and “Ten Kings” out of which will arise a Prince, let ‘the Prince to come’, of the same people who last destroyed the Temple in 70 Ad, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet,

 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.(Daniel 9:26-27)

It will be in the time of the ten Kings, and at the time of the emergence of ‘the little Horn’ (AntiChrist) that the Stone (King Messiah) shall come from heaven and shatter the statue, and establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Maranatha!

 

 

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The Times of The Gentiles…The West in Prophecy pt 4

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.(Luke 21:24)

According to Jesus and the Prophets which preceded Him, there would be a long period of time, in which the Jewish people would languish under Gentile domination, as a consequence of the repetitive sins of idolatry and God defection.

From the time the pagan King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar came to Jerusalem in 600 BC, Jews have been ruled by Gentiles. Exactly as Joel had predicted, like a plague of locusts, Nebuchadnezzar utterly spoiled the Kingdom of Judah in four successive waves.

First He stripped Judah of her King, and royal family, (the Son of David), then took away all of her artisans, experts and promising youth, and in another wave destroyed her temple,Priests and walls, and finally deported most of her population to Babylon, until this very day, either directly or indirectly various Gentile Nations have ruled over the chosen people.

This same Nebuchadnezzar had a remarkable dream, which so un-nerved Him, he demanded that his “wise men” and occult advisors, tell him both the dream and the interpretation of it. None of them were able to do so, even upon threat of loss of life, until word of it came to Daniel, and his three fellow Hebrew captives, in Nebuchadnezzar’s court, Shadrac,  Meshech and Abed-Nego.

Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;  But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;  As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.(Daniel 2:26-30)

After witnessing to the Pagan King of the reality of the God of Israel as the only possible source of theDream and it’s interpretation, Daniel began to tell the King the secrets of his heart.

“King, You were thinking about what was going to be happening in the future…all of the way to the very latter days”.

 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.  This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. (Daniel 2:31-33)

The Pagan King sat amazed as Daniel described in detail the King’s very vivid dream, one which he had shared with no one else.

 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.  Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.  This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.(Daniel 2:34-36)

This amazing dream, granted by the God of Israel and of the whole earth, to a pagan King which He had raised up, partly to punish his own people for their transgressions, was about the entire future of the pagan, humanistic, idolatrous enterprise. This is the future of the kingdoms of man in rebellion against God, all the way to the end and final judgments.

Of particular interest in this vision is the focus on those Gentile powers which would be granted temporary  custody of Israel, (Judah and Jerusalem).

Babylon would come first, and was at that time in ruling over God’s people.. The material was gold, for the Babylonian empire was the highest expression of Heathendom as world rulership and empire.

But Babylon would soon be supplanted by Persia, the Medes ad Persians would be a kingdom of silver, with one arm stronger than another, they too would rule over Israel.

Eventually they would be overthrown by Greece, an inferior metal represented her, Brass, but she would be swifter and stronger for a season, than the Persians had been in their late stages.

The most details are given of the final pagan ruler empire over the chosen people, the iron like Roman Empire. It is the longest and comes in stages, but reaches all the way to the very end of time, the time when a Stone from heaven comes and smites the statue, not into shards, but into powder, until the wind blows it all away.

This is the end of the Pagan enterprise, and of man’s organized rebellion against the Most high, so well typified by the image of man himself as a god or object of worship!  Would there be a coming golden age? The golden age was at present and soon to pass away, yielding to successively less valuable materials, the last being a weakened “iron mixed with clay”.

The end would come about not by yet another humanistic, man worshipping empire, but by a stone, not made by human hands, originating in heaven and destined to smite and destroy the statue, and then to fill the earth as the Kingdom of Heaven, which would never pass away.

This amazing prophecy has proven to be a completely accurate account up to this day of the succession of Gentile Empires given custody over Israel, all of the way through time to this present day.

Babylon, an eastern power,  would commence the times of the Gentiles,  but she would soon give way to another Eastern power of two components, (arms) , Medo Persia, (the Medes are todays Kurds and the Persians, todays Iran).

But then He saw a Western Power take the pre-eminence, and seized the levant and the Holy people who had been sent home by the Persians. The Greeks overthrew the Persian Empire in a series of wars, under the leadership of Alexander the Great. But eventually Greek power waned, the Kingdom was divided into four parts,( As Daniel predicted inch 7), and Roman assumed the mastery of the Near east and classical World.

The King Messiah would come into this world as a subject of Augustus Caesar, and be crucified under Pontious Pilate, neither realizing that this Man was destined to be the very Stone which would utterly destroy the Humanistic Pagan Gentile enterprise at his second coming!

Thus we see that Europe, and the remnant and outgrowth of the old Roman Empire have a role to play in the events of the Last days. We are in the very last phases of it, as I will soon hopefully show you.

 

 

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Seven Worse Spirits…the West in Prophecy pt 3

 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.(Matthew 12:34-36)

There was a time when the continent of Europe was as dark, ignorant and backwards as any corner of ancestor worshipping Africa, or anywhere else in the idolatrous third world. Warring tribes slaughtered each other, indulged in Human sacrifice, worshipped and deified aspects of nature, and feared Shamans and Druidic Priests, creating an incredibly cruel world of darkness, fear and superstition.

 

I wonder if we Westerners truly appreciate that point in Acts, when the Apostles assayed to go east into Asia, but were impeded by the Holy Spirit and sent instead into Europe. This was the beginning of what we know of as the Western Civilization, the Judeo Christian world. It took centuries, but the Gospel prevailed over paganism, light shone in the darkness, the demons were driven out, and a Christianized civilization developed, which would eventually elevate the whole world.

But in the past two or three centuries, we have been flowing away from the old Christian consensus.

The seeds of man centered humanism were planted in the Renaissance, and countered somewhat in the Reformation,  but were to fully flower in the Age of Enlightenment, in which Human Reason was exalted by some , over the Revelation of God in Christ and in the scripture which the West was once confident in.

The French Revolution was a terrible portent of things to come, a violent overthrow of the remnants of any Judeo Christian order in a nation, all in the name of Liberty,Equality and Brotherhood. The apostle Peter warned us of those who “promise Liberty, but they themselves are slaves of corruption”.

The “revolution ” which rocked France was an atheistic affair, the churches were profaned, a harlot was crowned “goddess of reason” in the Notre Dame Cathedral, the wrk week was extended from 7 days to 10 (to rid themselves of the Biblical cycle of seven days), and the calendar of years was reset to the year one!

But there would be no liberty, Equality or Brotherhood without Christ, certainly atheism couldn’t achieve it, so the “revolution” ended up as a bloodbath, and the only way order could be restored to the unruly streets of France was by the accession of Napolean, a strong, ruthless leader. He trained cannons on a mob of Protestors and opened fire.

Jesus warned that seven worse evil Spirits would flood into the house which is swept clean but empty, for there can be no real Spiritual vacuum for long. People who no longer believe in the God of the Bible, or fear Him, will instead have to fear various “isms” , idols in the form of ideologies.

Consider the centuries since the French Revolution, and which have shaped the West as we know it today to varying degrees. Jacobinism, Darwinianism, Atheism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Existentialism, are some of the powerful, and at times cutting edged philosophies which have gripped Europe, her former colonies across the World, and in some cases, such as in the case of Communism, have spread to much of the rest of the world, like a communicable disease.

These Philosophies are the vessels by which the Evil Spirits which inhabit the west now express themselves and insinuate themselves throughout our culture.

The nearest thing for people who once feared a God,  the “only True God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent”, would be to have the State as God, and various strong men such as Napolean and Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, teal, as Messianic personalities to worship. Thus Atheism has hollowed out much of Europe and the West, and weakened it to the point of inability to resist such maladies as socialism and Fascism.

The West which once believed in Heaven and Hell and final judgment, is more practical these days, she now believes in various earthly Utopias, made possible by science or economic planning, no more “pie in the sky” but heaven on earth, made to order by all powerful Government, and brought to pass by various pseudo Messiahs.

The Kings of the Earth and their rulers, have truly taken counsel together against the LORD and his Messiah,  and have embarked on an ongoing , two hundred years plus, liberation movement.

Now modern Man is going to liberate himself, through politics, science ad economics. We have all seen various valid Civil Rights campaigns and have rejoiced in them out of sense of fairness and human decency. But the trajectory goes far beyond simple Civil Rights, thus we have Feminism,(which has “liberated” much of the west from the family, marriage, Biblical sexual roles, child bearing and femininity itself!)!

The West is currently like the man among the tombs, who was so liberated, that no one could bind him with chains! He was free of people, accountability, conventions and mores, He was even free of clothes! But where do we find him in Mark 5 ? Depressed, cutting himself and crying, and among the tombs of death.

The Christian ideal of family has been attacked, hollowed out and vastly denigrated, perverted and destroyed. Perhaps the last and greatest insult to it is the institutionalization of “Gay Marriage”.

The gender confusion in our modern world is an indicator as to how sick and exhausted our depraved society has become. Why did we forsake our God and worship at other altars? The West is a house possessed of seven worse Spirits!

The sanctity of human life itself has been under assault, to the point where in America alone more than fifty million precious unborn children have been murdered. Truly the West is possessed now, by Moloch, and other evil Spirits.

Now the godless portions of the West are being flooded by hordes of Muslims. Islam is like the last opportunistic disease, it had tried to enter the West on several historical occasions, but was thrust out, back when Europe had civilizational confidence and a religion.  Now the Nihilistic leaders of Europe, America, South America, Australia, andBritain, see no reason why restive, violent Muslims shouldn’t be admitted into formerly peaceful society.

It is almost as though our leaders have a death wish for the West, and seek to strip it of anything distinctly Judeo Christian. That has always been my interpretation of Psalm 2 anyway,

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)

 

 

 

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How the Great House Was Emptied…the West in prophecy 2

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out,  And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.  Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.(Luke 11:24-26)

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! ( Isaiah 14:12)

One hundred years ago the continent of Europe was in the midst of a convulsive, suicidal war against itself, which would ultimately bring in America, South Africa, Australians and New Zealanders, and many other nations which were in any way connected to Europe, such as through colonial ties.

In the years leading up to the so called “war to end all wars”, the West was at a zenith of power, wealth and civilizational confidence.The once feared Ottoman empire was revealed to be the “sick man” of Europe. The future seemed to be in the grip of the nations of Western Europe and her colonial heirs. Truly Japheth had expanded, as Noah once predicted.

It was European,American and British science, medicine, law, and even the Christian religion that seemed to be prevailing and enlightening the darkened “heathen” everywhere it was spread. By contrast the Orient and Africa, as well as the Muslim world, lay dormant, having been subdued and outpaced by the Occidental powers.

Imperial Britain ruled over more than a quarter of the globe, German kingdoms were united to create a brand new nation rich in industry, powerful militarily, and a center of learning and education, being the heirs of a highly developed culture which gave us Luther, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart.France and Belgium, with Britain ruled over much of the undeveloped world,through their colonies, which brought unprecedented wealth into the west.

But then came the world’s worst catastrophe to date, World War 1 and its inevitable sequel, World War 2. The Western World, the heirs of long centuries of Christendom and her benefits, fell upon each other with a savagery never seen before on earth.

The West gave the World the Industrial Revolution, science and technology, mass production and incredible breakthroughs in transportation. In the madness of 1914-1919, and then 1939-1945,  we turned those plowshares into swords and literally turned and devoured ourselves.

Europe has never recovered from World War 1 and the second round, World War 2, which was but an extension of the previous war. She was bled white, millions of the very flower of European,American and Russian youth were slaughtered in the highly mechanized  slaughter which occurred.

The senselessness of the slaughter, as well as the naive eagerness with which western people mobilized for the First World War, actually served to demoralize the West in so many profound ways, it is actually hard to comprehend.There are many who have written well on this subject, it something worth understanding, but for our purposes it is enough to be succinct.

In short, Europe and much of the West lost her faith, which was at one time Christianity. A case can be made that the process of the loss of Faith in the west has been occurring for many centuries leading up to the World Wars, since the age of enlightenment, the French Revolution, then Marx, the Higher Critics of Theology, and so forth. But at the turn of the last century, (1900) there was an almost unbounded optimism that Western values, science and yes even a positive form of Western religion was on the advance, bringing light to the world’s darkest corners.

If nations are like human bodies, than World War 1 severely weakened Europe and Russia, calling all of the former spiritual values into question. Where was God? What was the former confidence we once hailed? How could we fall upon each other so readily? What was all of that flag waving joy at the war’s onset?

Another factor which hurt Europe after the first World War was the bitterness ex[pressed in the Versailles treaty, which exacted crippling penalties upon Germany. Before he was elected president of the United States, Herbert Hoover was a self made millionaire philanthropist, who literally fed millions of starving children in France and Belgium. He writes of seeking to send food into Germany, after the war, only to be blockaded by the vengeful allies. thousands of German children starved to death.

When a body is weakened enough, it loses the immunity it once had to opportunistic diseases, and they rush in. In the early to mid part of the last century Europe became very susceptible to Atheistic philosophies such as Communism and National Socialism.These are some of the factors which guaranteed the rise of Fascism, Hitler and Nazism.

By the time the second World War was over, Europe was exhausted, spiritually and morally. The house had been emptied, for the most part, of faith in God and Christianity.

What does one do with an empty house? Jesus warned that a house cannot stay empty forever,(spiritually), either the choice will be made to fill the emptiness with something good and wholesome(a revival of true religion) or the choice will be made for you, (because a non choice is a choice), For the warning is that “Seven worse spirits will come into the house” and the last state will be worse than the first.

In the post war years, there was a sharp east west split, for the world became bi-polar, and Europe reflected this. In the east, Communism, under Russia ruled, atheism was enforced and people suffered. In the west, Materialism flourished. The allies rebuilt the shattered half of Germany, and a miraculous economy roared to life, proving that humanly speaking , free market economy makes more people comfortable than a communistic planned economy.

Many of lived to see the Berlin wall come down and the “western” model prevail. We rejoiced to see (limited) free market principles improve the lot of those who suffered under forced atheism.

But someone wiser than I has told us, man cannot live on bread alone…

Europe and much of the west was still empty spiritually. She embraced “freedom” and materialism, and refrained from the bloody wars which she once was known for, but the cathedrals and churches kept emptying out with every passing year.

One of the tragic markers of this emptiness is seen in the dearth of marriages and child bearing. The major European nations simply do not have children enough to even replace themselves. It is almost as though they have a death wish, and see nothing other than having a nice comfortable life, and hopefully to age peacefully and then die,( if need be in Holland by state assisted suicide).

What is a culture, without a “Cultus”? The core of the word culture, “Cult” is religion. Europe is dying, and the cause is lack of true religion.Europeans have also bought into the atheistic values of “personal peace and affluence”, eagerly entering into the sexual revolution, abortion and other forms of sexual anarchy.

Of course in the lack of true religion , there are always substitutes, and the closest substitute to the true religion which once nurtured Europe is the superstate. Either you will have God or Caesar! The EU superstate came into the vacuum, but it is a god that is failing Europe.The house is till empty.

Because Europeans for the most part cannot be bothered to have children, The All powerful superstate has seen fit to try to fill those empty taxpaying slots in the economy with Muslims. Millions of them.(After all people are interchangeable units aren’t they?)

What is happening in Europe physically through Immigration is a reflection of what has happened spiritually. For the most part the house is empty, this is not to say there isn’t a remnant of Christians in Europe(and America) for there is.

But into the larger vacuum in Europe are pouring hordes of third world , barbarian savages. America is experiencing similar problems, because our leaders are perverse, feet and without faith.

The problem is, the Muslims have a religion which they adhere to. It is a manifestly false, and even satanic religion, but a religion none the less. It turns out , one can’t resist a religion(even if it is false) with non religion. It just won’t work.

This is how Lucifer is weakening the nations.

Pray for the West, and for Europe!

 

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Two Kinds of Nations… the West in prophecy pt 1

The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.  For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.  Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah. (Psalm 9:16-20)

The Nations are extremely important in God’s economy and priorities for mankind. We must remember that it was God himself who divided the nations, as a consequence of the great failure  at the tower of Babel.

Contrary to man’s stated desire to unify, that men might construct a tower, and a city and a name for themselves, God intervened and smashed the ideals of united mankind, confusing the languages and in the process, dividing men into nations. Originally there were seventy nations which flowed out of the Shinar valley to fill the earth, away from the ruined project, and which went on to develop culture and civilizations across the globe.

When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. (Deuteronomy 32:8)

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:  (Acts 17:26-27)

One of the reasons God divided humanity into nations, was that we might be best able to “seek the Lord”.

Man’s earliest united project looked an awful lot like an attempt to create John Lennon’s song “Imagine”,

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…(John Lennon,Imagine) 

There would be no brotherhood of sinful, unrepentant man, instead came a judgment upon mankind that is in effect to this day, for the human race is as divided as ever.  But there still be many who hold onto the Ancient dream, to dissolve all borders and hat the world would be One,(without Messiah).

Another consequence of the Babel Project was the election of Abram, an idolatrous moon worshipper, late in life and of one wife,also too late for child bearing. God introduced himself to this man and told him, He would make of him a great nation, give him a land, and that one of his many seed would be a blessing to every family on the earth!

Would all of the peoples of the earth defect from God himself, into idolatry? Then God would make for himself a new, miracle nation, Israel, through whom He would reveal his Word, His will, and ultimately His Messiah as Savior of the whole world! Thus Israel was born, when the barren couple miraculously conceived by God’s mighty power.

The rest of the nations of the world sunk ever deeper into idolatry, and all of the darkness, debauchery and misery that accompanies it.

…We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:  Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.  Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.(Acts 14:15-17)

But when the gospel of the grace of God through the resurrection of Jesus went forth, various nations received the good news and were transformed by the gospel. The apostles went out into all of the world, preaching among the nations, as countless missionaries have ever since, in the name of Jesus.

There was that fateful point in Acts, where Paul and his companions tried to go east, but were forbidden of the Holy Ghost, who ordered them to go instead into Europe,

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.  And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.  And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.(Acts 16:6-9)

History turned on that little testimony. The rest of the classical World was indeed to hear and be challenged by the gospel, God had been dealing with the nations of the east for Centuries through the witness of the Jews.

But here for the first time, backwards, pagan, benighted Europe would be significantly penetrated with the light of the glorious gospel, and transformed over the centuries into the “Judeo Christian” world that we currently live in.

The light of the gospel was widely received and it transformed what was once a purely Barbaric world, including the Pagan Roman civilization, the celtic, Teutonic, Norse and other wild, pagan worlds, into something millions have benefitted by, and have sought to emulate. The wild, war loving Irish became missionaries and poets, the Germanic and Frankish tribes learned to read, and pray, and Just and compassionate Societies developed over the long centuries, due to the influence of the Gospels.

Obviously this is a gross simplification of two thousand years of history, furthermore there can be no Utopia in this fallen world,  my point is that in the west we have an example of Nations who once knew God. Scriptural thought patterns, motifs and outlooks pervaded in our language, literature and institutions. Gentile children were nourished on stories such as David and Goliath, Jonah, Samson and Elijah.

Christianity instilled into our institutions a combination of elements of both Justice and Mercy which is the very core of the Gospel. The pursuit of Justice, equality before the law, the confidence to explore nature(rather than to superstitiously worship it), knowing that all was created according to the laws of the lawgiver, gave us western science.

The West is now in decline.

She has been so blessed, and so influential, and  has created such wealth and seeming stability, to the extent that the mass movements of people flow from the rest of the world into the Western countries, is dying. We can see so much of the “dust of death”  on display every single day; the inability to defend itself, the Nihilistic leadership, the infatuation with vanity, games, sports, drama, the gender confusion, these are all the death gasps, of a dying and rotting civilization.

In the Psalm I quoted at the beginning of this installment, two kinds of nations are mentioned,

  1. The Wicked…these are nations which are inherently unjust, paganism and idolatry has infused all of the institutions and mores of these nations with iniquity, these nations are just wicked. Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Indonesia and Pakistan are all wicked, thanks to Islam. India has been deformed by Hinduism, and this is reflected in the institutions such as caste, etc. Africa, when left to herself always descends into anarchy, because of Ancestor Worship and animism which is really demon worship.
  2. But a second category of nations is mentioned,  “those nations which forget God….”, they too shall be cast into hell, and perhaps because of the the fact tat they have sinned against what they once had, and knew, their sin is greater still.

 

The only hope is in the possible answer to the prayer at the end of Psalm 9,

Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men.

If we could ever get back to knowing that we are not supermen, we are not evolving into something higher, all we are is men. Needy sinners, dependent upon God.

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To Kristin (and all of her motherly disciples)

Dear Kristin, and Dara, Anna, Julia and of course Dawny, You have sacrificed to give our lives beauty and order. God alone knowns the price you pay day in and day out. I thought our friend Paul Clark said it better than I ever could, Have a blessed Mother’s day dear(s) you deserve it-

Woman, your worth is far above all precious jewels
My heart trusts in you
I know you’ll do me good,
All the days of my life
Woman, your hands, they seem to work with delight
You’re like a merchant ship
Gathering goods from afar
For your home
You rise before the sun
To serve everyone
Day after day, your hands seldom rest
You never eat the bread of idleness
Woman, you are a gift to me
Grace and beauty are yours
Woman, you’re like a silent night
Gentle and quiet in heart
Woman, you are a gift to me
Grace and beauty are yours
Woman, you’re like a silent night
Gentle and quiet in heart
And I love you
Please love me
Let us live together
In Him….Paul Clark 

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