Exactly how this will occur is a matter of speculation. [Which we have guardedly done on several occasions (and when we have done so, we have carefully marked it as "speculation") - we URGE you to see our articles, "Seven Days in May," "There Are Seven Kings," "The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the Twin Towers of 9/11: Portents of Things to Come" and "An American Coup d'Etat."]
BUT THAT SOMEHOW OR OTHER THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT / BUSINESS RIGHT / POLITICAL RIGHT WILL SEIZE CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY AND LAUNCH A CRUSADE TO CONQUER THE WORLD FOR "CHRIST AND THE CHURCH" IS A FACT VOUCHSAFED TO US BY THE PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES.
While such a coup (which we have speculated would be the most likely way the Religious Right / Business Right / Political Right nexus would seize power) would be supported, at least initially, by only one-third of the population –- which would be made up almost exclusively of Religious Right devotees (please see our article, "The Religious Right: Hungering together with the Financial Elites for a New Pearl Harbor Event") --- there is a great deal of evidence that over time, the great majority of Americans would most likely be won over. The fact is, most Americans – Republicans, Democrats and Independents see today's government as utterly dysfunctional.
William Greider, former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, writes:
And certainly the government shutdown of recent days only adds fuel to such feelings. There is, as a result, an almost palpable yearning within today's electorate to be rescued from all this; a desire for some kind of Arthurian figure to step forward and put an end to it.
THE LONGING FOR A NEW ARTHURIAN FIGURE
Arthur Pendragon (King Arthur) the Resitiutor Orbis
Max Mell, a contemporary poet, has said that underneath the thin cosmopolitan surface of today's modern Western World [i.e., the Euro-based, white civilization of Western Europe and North America] lie all the "old heroes" still - Parsifal, Guinevere, Roland, Lancelot, Barbarossa, Tristan, Isolde, etc.
They are implanted far too deeply in our collective memory to ever be rooted out by the fleeting fashions of modernity, secularism, and democracy - and who, like Arthur (the "once and future king" - the Resitiutor Orbis), stand ready to re-emerge and rescue us from the chaos and confusion of this present evil world. And there are more people than most would care to admit who are calling us to embrace the concept of leadership that these old "warrior kings" represented - a kind of messianic leadership based on nobility of character, charisma and the ability to "get things done."
From left to right starting from the top: Parsifal, Guinevere, Roland, Lancelot, Barbarossa, Tristan and Isolde (the German equivalent of Lancelot and Guinevere).
The longing for such a messiah rests on the bedrock of Western tradition, a tradition which the secular elites can hide and gloss over, but one which they have utterly failed to stamp out; it is far too deeply embedded in the Western psyche – and so much so that British writers Norris J. Lacy and Geoffrey Ashe can write that such a messiah has been -
"... persistently imagined and hoped for - a new Constantine who will ... end civil strife and [the] usurpation [of political power by the moneyed elite] ... [who will] defeat ... [Christendom's] ... enemies, and bring back peace and prosperity."
And not only that, but - as Carolly Erickson, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, writes -
"... one who (like Arthur) dwells in the circle of the miraculous." [Please see our article, the "God-Men of the American New World Order System."]
It is in the light of this reality – that our nation is soon to be subsumed by a Religious right dictatorship, a reality that is anchored in verses such as Revelation 17:1-6 and 2 Thess. 2:3-9 -- that we must begin to seriously consider the options that are open to us insofar as the "end of days" are concerned.
Her seat of power is in the DESERT! - a place where there is no water; and without water there is no possibility of life. No matter how much the desert is tilled, no matter how much the desert is worked, no matter how much it is fertilized, life cannot take hold in a place like that. It is DEAD.
We begin by considering a detail intrinsic to the ANCHOR VERSES we have been discussing – a detail that cannot help but greatly trouble Christians living in the United States – at least those who are willing to take the Prophetic Scriptures seriously; we speak of Revelation 17:1-6 which describes a woman –-- the harlot church (the church of Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, the late Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, Richard Roberts, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, Jack Hayford, David Yonggi Cho (yes, even Cho who isn't an American, but a Korean), Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, Roger Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kingsley Fletcher, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble, ad infinitum) ---- AS DWELLING IN THE WILDERNESS (desert). [Please see our articles, "The God-Men of the American New World Order System" and "Luciferic Christianity."]
Her homeland (Heimat) is in the DESERT! - a place where there is no water; and without water there is no possibility of life. No matter how much the desert is tilled, no matter how much the desert is worked, no matter how much it is fertilized, life cannot take hold in a place like that. It is DEAD. What's that signify? - there is no longer any hope for life in the place where this Woman dwells, i.e., in the United States!
The implications that flow out of this reality – at least for those of us who live in the United States - are very somber indeed; nonetheless, those who may want to discard these implications may in the end find themselves –
"... kicking against the pricks" (Acts 9:5)
- as Paul --- thinking that he was doing right --- was doing in persecuting the early church at the behest of the Pharisees and the Sadducees in Jerusalem. (cf, Acts 8 and 9)
NOTE: "It is hard for you to kick against the pricks" was a Greek proverb, but it was also familiar to the Jews and anyone who made a living in agriculture. An ox goad was a stick with a pointed piece of iron on its tip used to prod the oxen when plowing. The farmer would prick the animal to steer it in the right direction. Sometimes the animal would rebel by kicking out at the prick, and this would result in the prick being driven even further into its flesh. In essence, the more an ox rebelled, the more it suffered. Thus, Jesus' words to Saul on the road to Damascus: "It is hard for you to kick against the pricks."
The meaning for us should be clear: the more we rebel against the fact that it is by now all but impossible to establish a meaningful church-life in the United States, the more our work for Christ will prove to be unproductive and futile.
Are you "kicking against the pricks?" Do you find yourself trying to "spiritualize" those verses that describe the condition of our homeland vis a vis as a spiritual waste land where all your efforts to reach your friends and loved-ones (even your beloved family members) with the seriousness of our situation have proved fruitless?
This is pretty much the situation that Lot faced in his effort to convince his loved-ones to get out of Sodom before it was too late:
"And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law." (Genesis 19:14)
Is this the kind of response that your friends and loved-ones are giving you? No matter how much you reason with them, no matter how hard you try to convince them, you find that your efforts are as fruitless and unproductive as one who is trying to plow the desert: That's what Revelation 17:1-6 plainly implies that we are doing in trying to create a meaningful church-life in the United States.
Are we "kicking against the pricks?' This is a question that all of us must ask ourselves! And we need to be honest about answering this question.
If the Bible says there is no life-giving water here, what are we doing in working towards establishing a meaningful church-life here capable of confronting the reality of the "end of days." The fact is, if there is no life-giving water to irrigate our work, no matter how zealously we till the fields, no matter how much we fertilize the land, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN! That's not what I say, that's what the Bible says.
What say you Jim? Elizabeth? Ruthie? Tom? David? Donna? Mark? John? Jake? Dickson? Stephen? Fred? Arthur? Karen? Phil? Diane? Leroy? Alisa? Donald? Joseph? Ian? Richard? Ray? etc., etc.
God bless you all!!
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