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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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Our society is deteriorating, and Bible-believing Christians are ill-prepared to face that deterioration. This radio program is dedicated to preparing God's people to meet the challenges of the Day, and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.
The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
Few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye-opening truths.
In the last two programs, we have been discussing a very exciting and pertinent subject: That today, as never before in history, there are unprecedented evil forces being exerted in unprecedented ways and from unprecedented sources. These forces are coalescing to bring about the destruction of the Old World Order of Judeo-Christianity so that the New World Order of the Anti-Christ may be instituted. We have been examining these many different forces from the concept that we are looking at a snapshot of world history which is totally unique. On the one hand, the Holy Spirit is continuing to restrain these evil forces primarily through the true Christian church; on the other hand, Satan is straining mightily to release his forces to overwhelm the world and deliver the kingdoms of the world to Anti-Christ, instituting a carefully-planned kingdom, which, once it is carried out, will fulfill many, many Biblical prophecies. This is the unique snapshot of history to which we are daily witnesses.
Today, we will begin with an update on a subject discussed earlier, the campaign to convince the great majority of the American public that Homosexuality and Lesbianism is normal, healthy, and just as valid as Heterosexuality. Newsweek Magazine, dated September 14, 1992, devoted its cover and its feature story to this subject. The cover declared, "Gays Under Fire -- What America Thinks, A Newsweek Poll". The results were enlightening and discouraging. The article framed the debate before reporting this poll.
The Newsweek poll asked two very important questions:
Can you see the dogs straining at this leash?
We reported earlier that the New World Order Plan calls for people to be marked with an invisible mark, without which no one can buy or sell. We quoted a New Age document which stated that people should be conditioned in a three-step process. First, the personal preferences of Americans would be tracked through computer records of sales. This would be achieved through the UPC-code system. Obviously, we have achieved this step already. Second, people would be conditioned to the marking of packages with UPC-codes. We have achieved this goal already. Finally, consumers would be identified through credit and debit cards. We are at this point now.
After the American public has been sufficiently conditioned through these steps, the final step to be taken is the marking of everyone in the world with an invisible mark, without which no one could buy or sell. Bible scholars have long maintained that this final step could not be undertaken with currency still in circulation, based upon their reading of God's prophecy in Revelation 13:16-18.
I absolutely believe they have been correct, because New Age literature is now trumpeting the need to go to a cashless society utilizing the technology of the computer. We already have placed the Zebra-type UPC code on most items on most retail shelves in this country, and upon packages and credit cards. We must be very close to eliminating cash altogether. However, I believe we are witnesses to the latest and last step toward the goal of eliminating cash: placing the Zebra-type UPC-codes upon money. The new $100 and $50 bills now have a UPC-code printed upon them. Since UPC-codes use the '666' computer codes to function, this development means that, for the first time in history, man has placed '666' on money. The numeric mark of Anti-Christ is now on our cash.
Do you see these dogs straining at the leash?
Radical Feminism has now reached unprecedented heights in its ability to frame the national debate on many issues and in its influence upon governmental policy. Many Christian leaders have stated repeatedly that the National Organization For Women (the NOW gang) cannot be taken too seriously, because they represent the ideas of a small minority of American women. While this view is numerically correct, it misses the danger posed by these radical feminists.
Radical Feminism is the engine pulling the train. Its activism provides the conflict necessary to implement the Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan. Radical Feminists may now have one of their own in the White House this Fall, if Bill Clinton wins the Presidential election, because Hillary Clinton is a flaming radical feminist. She ardently supports the entire feminist agenda, especially the destruction of the traditional family. In this regard, I find it extremely instructive that she supports the right of children to sue their parents for divorce, even though God's instructions are that parents are to apply the disciplinary rod as needed to train up the child in the way they should go; God goes so far as to say that such discipline will save their child's soul from Hell.
But, Radical Feminism also wants to tear apart the traditional Family by other means:
* Start warfare between the sexes, which will result in fewer heterosexual marriages, and thus fewer children. Thus, feminists ardently support abortion for any reason and at any time during the pregnancy, without any constraints. Husbands who might want to save the baby are denied any say in the matter. Thus, husbands and wives are set against each other. Christian handicapped-activist, Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, of Syracuse University, notes this unfortunate phenomenon in his book, "The New Genocide of Handicapped and Afflicted People".
But, there are other ways in which men and women are being set against each other. The tremendous rush of women into the marketplace, competing with men for the highest-paid positions has also created great stress upon the relationship between men and women. The attitudes of the Radical Feminist has been strident and combative, with some issues being legitimate and some being illegitimate. The best example of a most harmful and illegitimate issue is sexual discrimination, as exemplified by the Antia Hill/ Clarence Thomas fiasco. The issue is not that true sexual discrimination and harassment should be tolerated; of course it should not be tolerated. The devastating problem with the Anita Hill affair is that she offered no proof whatsoever to back up her claims; yet, she came close to preventing Clarence Thomas from being confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and would have ruined his life and career had she succeeded in preventing his confirmation. I have been in retail business for twenty years, and I can guarantee you that now most men will erect a huge barrier between themselves and their female employees, to prevent any accusation, at all costs. Radical Feminists are still screaming that we should have believed Anita Hill on the basis of her accusation alone. I felt the chill descending upon Corporate America during the entire episode.
Mass Media is also creating films which depict men/ women relationships in ways other than Heterosexual. Men are getting the message that the dating scene is filled with unprecedented danger.
Make no mistake about it; warfare is being deliberately triggered between men and women. The traditional Family is the target for destruction.
Radical Feminists are also pushing for Government-sponsored Day Care Centers, such as would have been provided by the infamous and anti-Christian ABC Bill. Christian activists have been united as denouncing the entire concept as anti-Family, anti-Christian, and neo-Communist.
Many Radical Feminists are themselves Lesbian, and their movement certainly supports this lifestyle, as well as the Gay Men's lifestyle. They certainly are vociferously vocal in their promotion of homosexuality and in branding any individual or organization who disagrees with them with that awfully offensive word, "homophobic".
Make no mistake about the tremendous damage which Radical Feminists are inflicting upon the fabric of American society today. These dogs are really straining at the leash.
God prophesied that, in the last days, He would cause the Middle East generally, and Jerusalem specifically, to be the center of world affairs, the more so as we approach the final Great Tribulation. God prophesied, in Zechariah 12:2-3, "Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup or bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about...and in that day, I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who lift it or burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded". The context of these passages is the End of the Age, and modern history has certainly borne out the accuracy of these words. Since Israel was created in 1948, all Arabs have been united upon Israel's destruction. Arabs have come against Israel in overwhelming numbers in four wars; however, God has miraculously delivered Israel each time. But, God is about to allow Satan to turn up the heat in the Middle East. Remember, Satan has tried repeatedly in the past to destroy all the Jews, simply because they are eternally God's chosen people. Satan's forces are poised to once more attempt the complete destruction of Israel. When the former Soviet Union was dismembered during the past two years, an undetermined number of nuclear warheads were allowed to be taken from several predominately Arab states. These warheads apparantly were sent to two of Israel's most intractable foes: Iran and Syria. This action meant that, for the first time since Israel became a nation again in 1948, her Arab enemies had nuclear weapons.
However, they still needed an effective delivery system for their nuclear warheads. Israeli antiaircraft defenses are so effective that no bomber flying from an Arab nation could hope to get through. Thus, only missiles developed specifically for local theater operations would be able to deliver these warheads. We all witnessed the ineffectiveness of the Iraqi Scud missile during the Persian Gulf war, but did you know these were first generation Scuds? Russia simply sold obsolete missiles to Iraq. Russian current technology is much more effective, and is embodied in the Scud C missile. This missile is highly effective and cannot be stopped by either the American Patriot or the Israeli Arrow defensive missiles.
And the planners for the New World Order ensured that Iran and Syria would get the delivery vehicle able to deliver their nuclear warheads. In early April, American intelligence agencies informed the world's media that they had detected a freighter leaving a North Korean port with a load of advanced Scud C missiles. Top American officials repeatedly stated that the U.S. Navy would track this freighter and not allow it to land. These missiles, they correctly stated, would drastically alter the "balance of power" in the Middle East. For approximately two weeks, press reports kept us informed as to the progress of this freighter, until the point was reached where it was in the Persian Gulf, very close to the Iranian port for which it was destined. American officials declared that, if the freighter did not turn back, the U.S. Navy would stop and seize it the next day.
That day arrived with no such action undertaken by the U.S. Navy. American officials declared that the Navy had "lost" the freighter. One newspaper article quoted a retired Naval Admiral as saying it is impossible to "lose" contact with a ship in the tiny Persian Gulf area; perhaps contact could be lost in the huge ocean areas, but not in the "bath tub" of the Persian Gulf. His conclusion was that some highly-placed official had made the conscious decision to allow the freighter to pass. The newspaper announced that, while the freighter landed at an Iranian port, much of the cargo was believed to be headed for Syria. This conclusion makes perfect military sense, because Syria, not Iran, borders close to Israel. In fact, Syria can be considered to border Israel, since she controls most of Lebanon.
Now Syria possessed both nuclear warheads and an effective missile with which to deliver it. Military experts were consistently emphasizing during the Persian Gulf War that Syria posed a greater threat to Israel than did Iraq, simply because Syria's armed forces were much stronger.
The scenario for nuclear war in the Middle East may now be set. However, Arab nations have traditionally been held in check by the understanding that America has always been a solid and invaluable ally of Israel. America has always rushed to Israel's aid during every one of her wars, twice going to the point of placing our nuclear forces on alert. The last instance in which this action occurred was in the 1973 Yom Kippur war, in which Israel was nearly defeated. This war had so badly and quickly depleted Israeli ammunition stocks and heavy equipment that her defeat seemed hours away. President Nixon reacted strongly and decisively. He placed our military on full alert, including the nuclear arm, and he ordered a massive airlift of ammunition stocks and tanks from our European theater. American cargo planes flew round-the-clock, delivering the desperately-needed supplies so Israel could win the victory.
Why has America supported Israel so strongly, especially since our leadership has been consistently in support of the Satanic New World Order? The answer cannot be because of the powerful Jewish lobby in Washington, simply because the Jews in this country aren't numerous enough to wield this kind of influence. Jewish leaders, both in America and Israel, have consistently declared that American support has been so consistent and so deeply ingrained only because of the fervent support of the Fundamental Christians. Born-again Christians not only have the love of Jesus Christ in their hearts, they also have a love of Israel and of the Jews, whom they consider to still be God's Chosen Nation. And, born-again Christians have traditionally voted in large numbers. Many Israeli leaders have consistently granted audiences to top Christian leaders in Israel, most notably Yitzchak Shamir.
However, this traditional support is weakening, ever so gradually, under both Presidents Reagan and Bush. Israel can no longer automatically count upon America's undying support. In fact, there is every evidence that the American Congress is setting the stage for Israel's defeat. An opinion column in the Providence-Journal Bulletin, on August 24, 1992, reported that American and Israeli military weapons experts had developed a practical weapon which would be able to destroy these advanced Scud C missiles; however, the office of Democratic Senator Inouye had issued a "stop work directive" in April on this new defensive weapons system. When the Pentagon ignored this directive, the House Democratic leadership engineered a bill which would strip all funding from the 1993 budget. The author of this article concluded that only action by the Senate could prevent this funding cut-off. If this weapons system were stopped now, Israeli cities would lie wide open to missile attack. And the American Congress took the action to properly set the stage.
The dogs are straining at this leash, eagerly anticipating the moment they can attack and devour Israel. If the Rapture were to suddenly remove the worldwide born-again Christian Church, Israel would suddenly discover it had just lost its only dependable friend in the world. We believe Satan's forces would attack almost instantly. Israel would be facing deadly forces from many directions, armed with the most advanced battlefield nuclear weapons. Her defeat would be inevitable, at least by human reckoning.
However, God has promised that, after Israel was reborn as a nation, she would never again be ejected out of her land. In Amos 9:11-15, God promises several things to Israel in these latter days:
If this is true, how will God protect Israel once her only dependable ally, and the only superpower left, defects from her side? The answer is quite simply that God Himself will intervene to protect Israel. We see this scenario most clearly in Daniel 12:1, where God foretells that, in the Great Tribulation, events will get so bad for Israel that Michael, the Great Archangel of God, shall arise to defend Israel personally. God will intervene so that these advanced Scud C missiles will malfunction or be destroyed in a brilliant first strike, or that the warheads will malfunction.
However, this war will have been made possible because God has removed the restraining influence, possibly by removing the American Christian Church in the Rapture. In the meantime, Satan's dogs are really straining at this leash.
We would like to close with one more instance of the dogs straining at the leash. We have just witnessed the Presidential Conventions of the Democratic and Republican Parties. As we watched these two conventions, we were amazed at the striking differences between the parties on the major issues of the day. The Democratic Party seemed totally supportive of the values of the New World Order, while the Republican Party supported the Old World Order. This difference is so shocking because it has never happened before. In the past, the platforms of the two major parties have been so similar that the descriptive phrase, "Not a dime's worth of difference" was coined.
The Democratic Party aggressively and publicly supported many of the goals and vision of the New World Order. Its platform and its many speakers supported:
In short, the Democratic Party seemed to have given itself over to the New World Order agenda. Finally, the speakers at the Democratic convention seemed to go out of their way to poke fun at those religious, born-again extremists of the Republican Party.
The Republican Party, on the other hand, seemed to have become the bastion of the values and vision of the Old World Order. Its platform and most of its speakers opposed the issues raised above. During this convention, we could clearly see the influence of the born-again participants in all aspects. The best indication of this difference could be seen in the difference between the two Vice-Presidential candidates: Gore, the Democratic candidate, is completely New World Order, who espouses a return to the ancient pagan Mother-earth religions, versus Quayle, the Republican, who professes Jesus Christ as Savior.
At this point, we need to make the point that President Bush and most of Republican officials, are just as committed to the New World Order as are the Democrats. Bush is just taking a false position by aligning himself with the born-again right. But, for many reasons, he has so aligned himself in this election.
Never before in American history have the two major parties been so polarized. Never before has the Republican Party and its candidates been so totally dependent upon the votes of the born-again constituency. If this support were to suddenly vanish with the Rapture, the position of the Party and its candidates would rupture like a pricked balloon. Whether this occurs during this election or some future one, the results will be spectacular, as the other side will win in a land-slide.
The dogs are straining at this leash as well.
In so many unprecedented ways, and coming from so many unprecedented directions, the evil forces of Satan seemed poised to rush forward to take control of this world. The only reason this hasn't happened yet is that the Holy Spirit is still restraining Satan. Once that restraint is removed, as the Bible clearly prophecies it will, Satan's forces will instantly take control. The very fact that we see such an unprecedented massing of Satan's forces seems to be another sign that the Rapture of the Church is very close.
As Jesus said, in Luke 21:28, "When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh."
Dear Christian brother and sister, it is time to look up for Jesus' redemption through the Rapture. Are you ready?
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