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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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Last week, we began a review of the year, 1993, from the standpoint of the many, and important, advances toward the New World Order which events had made possible. Events in 1993 moved the world more closely to the coming kingdom of the Anti-Christ than we would have thought possible. And, of course, it all begins with Israel, a subject we discussed last week. In fact, events have advanced so rapidly that we expect the next step to be an international conference, at least spiritual and possibly economic and political, to be held in Jerusalem this year. The New World Order Plan calls for the Roman Catholic Pope to chair the spiritual conference and to declare the religions of the world to now be one, with the Catholic Church as the leader. But, this plan, which was laid out in a seminar given by the New England Director of the Theosophical Society on August 18, 1991, in Boston, also states that an economic and political conference will be held simultaneously with the spiritual conference, most probably in the Spring. The effect of these two global conferences is planned to be synergistic, producing enough spiritual and political power to move the peoples of the world into the New World Order.
And, they are planning to hold these momentous conferences in Jerusalem, not New York, Tokyo, or any of a huge number of more populous and influential cities, but in Jerusalem. Why little Jerusalem? Maybe because God foretold, in Zechariah 12:2-3, that at the time of the end, He "...will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...and all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."
This remarkable prophecy literally reads like your daily newspaper. For the past thirty years, the nations of the world have been preoccupied with Jerusalem. The Arabs, particularly, have been obsessed with annihilating Israel and reclaiming the land and Jerusalem. And, history records that the result has been exactly as God foretells in this passage above. When she has been attacked, tiny Israel has cut the armies of the Arabs into pieces. The many miracles now recorded during her six wars with the Arabs are so overwhelming that one has to consider whether Israel is again back in Old Testament times, when God supernaturally protected Israel militarily. Remember God's promise in Deuteronomy 20:1-4, when God promised, "When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them for the Lord thy God is with thee...For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you." This promise sounds very clear to me but just to ensure that Israel got the message, God words His promise in another, more graphic manner, in Deuteronomy 28:7, where God promises, "The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face; they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways."
By now, the Jewish people should have gotten the message, and indeed, they did, for several hundred years. God fulfilled His promise many times, supernaturally defeating armies that overwhelming in human terms. If you want a faith building exercise, study the battles in the books of the Kings and the Chronicles, making detailed notes of the relative levels of forces of the Jews versus her various enemies; then, similarly study the wars Israel has fought since she became a nation, specifically the wars in 1948, 1967, and 1973. You will find unbelievable similarity between God's supernatural deliverance of Israel back in the Old Testament and today. God is as active in His protection of present day Israel as He was in the Old Testament. This fact has tremendous implications for Israel's Arab enemies today. God foretold, in Amos 9:15, that, once He had reestablished Israel back in her land, Israel would never be torn up out of her land again.
And, in the Scripture quoted above, God foretold that He would cause the entire world to become preoccupied with Jerusalem. Clearly, this obsession began with her Arab enemies that surround her. Now, this obsession has now become world wide. The plans for the New World Order have now been preoccupied with Jerusalem. Their plan to "solve" the problem with Jerusalem is to make the city an international city, open to the three great world religions which claim it as their holy city: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. And, as we explained last week, the PLO has conceived a plan to reach an agreement with Israel that, on the surface, seems to achieve peace, but secretly, is designed to catch Israel off guard and destroy her in a war that is initiated from within the newly created state within her borders. Yassir Arafat and all his backers, including the United States and Russia, would be well advised to read and head God's warning in this Zechariah, that whoever burdens themself with Jerusalem shall be cut into pieces. When the Arabs are defeated in this grand scheme, and Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon are annihilated, Russia will then be induced by the rest of the Arab world to personally lead a huge invasion of Israel, in direct fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. When God destroys this mighty army, the Satan will try one more time to destroy Jerusalem when he rings the city with a massive army, probably from the East, and fills the valley of Armageddon, also called the Valley of Megiddo (Revelation 16:16). There, Jesus Christ will return from Heaven with His army of saints and will instantly destroy the armies of the world, and will seize both Anti-Christ and the false prophet (Revelation 19:20). The stage now seems to be set for this scenario to begin. The action should be interesting. Stay tuned.
Jesus Christ was adamant in stating that His return would come as a total surprise to the ungodly of this world; He characterized this surprise as a thief coming in the middle of the night (Matthew 24:43; Luke 12:39). The Apostle Paul used the same metaphor to describe Jesus' Second Coming in 1 Thess 5:2, and Peter declares this truth in 2 Peter 3:10. However, God has also repeatedly told us that His believers would know the approximate time when the End of the Age was about to commence. Jesus boldly promised this glorious truth in Matthew 24:33-34, the Apostle Paul strongly implied it in 1 Thess 5:1-2, and God foretold it in Daniel 12:10b, where He states, "...none of the wicked shall understand, but the teachers and those who are wise shall understand." Perhaps this is why those people who are actively leading the world into the New World Order have admitted on many occasions that no one comprehends the drama unfolding in the world today except the Religious Right. Christian author, Ralph Epperson, reported this in the interview we had with him on November 20, 1993.
To ensure that the believers would not be caught unaware as to the timing of the appearance of Anti-Christ, God gave us a sequence of prophesied events in Daniel 7:7-8. In this passage, God tells us the event which will immediately precede the appearance of Anti-Christ. Read along with me, beginning in verse 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." Bible scholars are united in their interpretation of this passage. They agree that this fourth beast is the Fourth and last Gentile kingdom which shall rule over the entire known world. They are further agreed that this prophecy covers both the ancient Roman Empire which existed in Jesus' day, and the revived Roman Empire which shall exist in the End of the Age, and from which Anti-Christ shall arise. Now, notice that the end condition of this Revived Roman Empire, which is destined to control the entire known world, consists of 10 horns. Again, Bible scholars are united in their interpretation that the word, horns, refers to sovereign kings, an interpretation bolstered by the parallel passage in the book of Revelation, chapter 17:12, where God plainly states that the 10 horns are 10 kings, that their purpose is to reorganize the world into 10 nations so that they can then deliver it to the Beast, who is Anti-Christ. Thus, the sequence of events in both Daniel and Revelation are the same.
When we see the world reorganizing into 10 super nation states, we shall know with certainty that the appearance of Anti-Christ is closely behind.
And, as we have also repeatedly declared to you, the New World Order Plan does envision organizing the world into 10 super nations, a plan originally published in 1972, and one well on its way to completion. For the benefit of those who might not be aware of this plan, let us stop here for a moment to review it. The entire world is planned to reorganize into 10 conglomerate super nations, each with its own ruler, as yet not identified. Here is the planned world reorganization, conceived to begin as an economic entity rather than as a political one:
(Eduard Pestel, Mankind At The Turning Point, Reader's Digest Press, 1974).
The shocking truth is that the agreement creating NAFTA brings Nation # 1 into existence. Almost no one in America today understands this most important fact, even probably most Christians. Nation # 2, Western Europe, was created officially in 1992; Nations # 3 (Japan) and # 10 (China) already exist. Nation # 5, Eastern Europe, Including Russia is now possible with the deliberate breakup of the USSR; finally, the remainder of the nations are simply Third World national groupings which can be created overnight by United Nations proclamation.
But, in 1993, deliberate action was undertaken to create Nations # 4, primarily Australia and the Pacific Rim nations, and Nation # 9, Southeast Asia. On the day before the NAFTA vote in the House of Representatives, President and Mrs. Bush arrived in Taiwan to attend a meeting of South East Asian countries. The official purpose of this meeting was to facilitate the organization of these nations into one economic super nation. Then, on the day after the vote in the House, President Clinton flew to Seattle to attend a meeting with Australia and the Pacific Rim nations, also to create an economic super nation. Thus, the plan to reorganize the world into 10 super nations is well under way at this very hour. Oh, yes, and there is news on the Russian Front as well. In the past few weeks, I have seen numerous reports that the province of Russia is now attempting to reassert its hegemony over the other Russian republics and over Eastern Europe. I do not pretend to know exactly how this planned scenario is scripted, but the result will be the reorganization of this region into Nation # 5, Eastern Europe, Including Russia.
This understanding that the world stands at the threshold of the completion of the plan to reorganize into 10 super nations is enormously significant, because Scripture plainly states that the next step is the appearance of Anti-Christ. He is in the world today, and has been on the scene in some capacity since 1986, according to Peter Lemessurier, in his phenomenal New World Order book The Armageddon Script (p. 233). We wait with baited breath, wondering only if we Christians will be here to see his appearance or if we will be raptured before then. Perhaps, at this moment, we should spend a few moments speaking of the way in which Anti-Christ will arise. This is a diversion from our main topic of discussion, but a worthwhile diversion, nevertheless.
In the seminar given by the New England Director of the Theosophical Society, Bill Lambert, on August 18, 1991, he spoke clearly on the subject of the appearance of Maitreya the Christ. Before we begin, we need to assure you that nothing about which Mr. Lambert speaks contradicts Scripture; rather, the plans which he revealed during his three hour seminar paralleled Scriptural prophecy, thus making his revelations that much more exciting. The matter which we are about to share with you represent the Satanic forces undertaking to fulfill Biblical prophecy. This is how they are going to act to fulfill prophecy precisely. But, the Bible does not speak specifically as to how its own prophecy would be fulfilled.
Mr. Lambert served for almost a decade as a member of the New World Order planning council called, The New Jerusalem Covenant Project. Toward the end of his seminar, Mr. Lambert spoke of the supernatural capabilities of The New Age Christ, whom he called Maitreya; he fulfills all of the Biblical requirements of the Anti-Christ. For purposes of clarity in this discussion, we will refer to him as Anti-Christ.
Mr. Lambert reveals, that, moments before the Anti-Christ appears, a supernaturally created sound will reverberate throughout the world. This sound will not be just a physical sound heard with the ear, although it will have that dimension. However, this sound will make people aware of his coming on three human levels: Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional. In other words, every human being on earth will feel and hear this sound with every part of their being. They will be moved as they have never been moved before. Their souls will be reverberating with the most unbelievable feeling, a feeling they have never before felt. They will interrupt whatever they are doing at this time, and probably rush outside to try to ascertain what is happening that would cause this unique phenomenon. At this point, Mr. Lambert does not discuss what will happen when people rush outside to see what is happening. However, Christian author, Constance Cumbey, writing in her book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow", states that New Age leaders have developed the technology to beam an image from orbiting satellites to the earth. This image would be three dimensional, and could be made to appear to talk to the people observing the image on the ground. In fact, this talking technology is so sophisticated that it could talk to each group of people in the world in their own language. Thus, I believe it entirely possible that the Plan calls for this supernatural sound to drive people en mass into the streets to see what is going on. Once outside, they will be confronted with this three dimensional image, speaking to them in their language. He will speak smooth, reassuring words to them, words that will further penetrate and reverberate their souls. This image will assure them that he is their Christ, for whom they have been waiting; he will assure them that he can supernaturally bring peace and safety to the world, if only the people will rally around him and accept him for who he says he is.
Then, I believe, the image will disappear, leaving people absolutely buzzing with excitement over what they have just witnessed. They will literally believe that they have just seen a supernatural, Messianic figure in the sky. They will then be asking themselves if this man could really deliver on his promises of bringing about peace and safety in the world. I can just hear people saying, "Of course, he can deliver on these promises, if only we recognize him for who he says he is, and rally around him, to support him". Thus, a ground swell of support will begin to build among the peoples of the world, augmented by peer pressure. Any person who utters a word of disbelief or of caution will be verbally assaulted by those who belief and who further believe that this Messianic figure they have just seen in the sky might be thwarted in his efforts if everyone in the world does not support him. Peer pressure of this type will be one of the most important tools of the Anti-Christ to ensure that the vast majority of people in the world will support him.
Now, the peoples of the world who have just experienced the most moving spiritual and emotional experience of their lives will be filing back into their homes and businesses, most bewildered and most hopeful. Suddenly, someone yells that this man whose image was in the sky is now on television, on live coverage in the Middle East. Anxious people gather around the TV set. Mr. Lambert then describes what these people will then see on their TV screens. "When Lord Maitreya appears, he will appear as different beings to different people. He will appear as a man to a man and as a woman to a woman. He will appear as a white to a white, as a black to a black, as an Indian to an Indian, etc. It will make no difference whether you are viewing him in person or on television." Wow!! Imagine this scene, coming on the heels of the supernatural sound reverberation and the image out of the sky these people will have just witnessed. Each person on earth will believe that Lord Maitreya is one of their own. Then, suddenly, the appearance of Lord Maitreya will change, to normal, where everyone will see him as he is physically. Lord Maitreya will then explain that this first image of him, where everyone saw him as one of their own, was supernaturally planned to demonstrate "that he is all things to all people." We do not know the length of time that Maitreya will be appearing to each person as one of his own, but it will be sufficiently long to impress everyone on earth, and to doubly impress them when his appearance changes back to normal.
What the world observes next is taken from the important New Age book, The Armageddon Script, written by the internationally renowned author, Peter Lemesurier. The premise of this book is that, just as all of Jesus' miracles and the fulfillment of all the prophecies of His first coming, during His earthly ministry were deliberately staged by the power of the occult, so will Lord Maitreya have to deliberately stage the prophecies relating to the second coming. And, he addresses every important prophecy, both in the Old and New Testaments.
The first scene to be staged is the one where Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, with people laying palm branches down on the roadway, and with the people shouting that he is the Messiah for whom they have been waiting. TV cameras will be dutifully recording this event live. But, Lemesurier lets the cat out of the bag a bit when he states that the plan calls for TV to be the willing accomplice in this unprecedented deception. Thus, you can expect your favorite anchor people to be going absolutely ga-ga over Maitreya the Christ, giving him the greatest buildup possible. Is this the reason most of the prominent news men today have been initiated into the Council of Foreign Relations, so they will have willingly signed on to the plan and know their parts well?
And, believe me, this plan is well scripted, as Lemesurier's last paragraph in his book so clearly shows. "Their script is now written, subject only to last-minute editing and stage-directions. The stage itself, albeit as yet in darkness, is almost ready. Down in the pit, the subterranean orchestra is already tuning up. The last-minute walk-on parts are even now being filled. Most of the main actors, one suspects, have already taken up their roles. Soon it will be time for them to come on stage, ready for the curtain to rise. The time for action will have come."
This is the most unbelievable admission that this entire affair is planned to be staged, with deception of people the main objective. This book was written in 1981, so the stage has continued to be prepared for 13 more years. In fact, much of what the world has observed during this time, and especially last year, has been carefully scripted, as well.
I find it interesting to note the words with which Lemesurier chose to describe the accompanying orchestra. He called it the "subterranean pit", an interesting parallel to the Biblical description of Hell. In other words, all the forces of Hell will be on display at the time of Maitreya's appearance, attempting to deceive the world most thoroughly. Several books, both Christian and New Age, combine at this point to paint a most interesting picture of the form which this support for Maitreya might take. Remember, the Bible foretells that the Anti-Christ will deceive the peoples of the world through his many pretended miracles and signs, even to the point of causing fire to stream out of heaven.
When Maitreya arises, he will have angels visible around him, attending to his every need. In the past few months, several mainstream magazines, and many of the tabloids, have featured articles on angels, thus raising people's awareness of these type of beings. These angels, visible hovering over Maitreya, and providing his every need will convince many people of his validity.
But, Mr. Lambert also reveals that UFO's and aliens will also be present with Lord Maitreya. They will be urging the peoples of the world to accept him and support him fully in his efforts to bring peace and safety to the world. Christian author, Bill Cooper, writing from his vantage point of being informed of the New World Order plans by U.S. Intelligence, says in "Behold A Pale Horse" that UFO's and aliens will be landing on the lawns of the major governments of the world, including the White House, to urge the major leaders to support Maitreya. Since we are so close to the time of the actual appearance of the Christ, we should not be surprised at the tremendous number of times the tabloids have printed articles on aliens, emphasizing that they are friendly beings, after all, with greatly enhanced intelligence and spiritual awareness. All they want to do is to "help" us poor humans. And, at this moment in history they will be doing their best to "help" us accept Maitreya the Christ.
The events of 1993 seem to have propelled us ever closer to this time where the appearance of Lord Maitreya is coming. Remember God's prophecy that, at the end of the age He was going to make Jerusalem a prominent focus in the world? Let me allow the New Age book by Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script", to have the last say in this matter of Jerusalem the focus point of the world. On the last page of his book, Lemesurier quoted this poem, most fitting indeed,
"This hour is not the end of anything,
But just the pause
Before the massive wheels of circumstance
Grip firmly once again,
Iron to iron
Pulling to Jerusalem."
Pulling to Jerusalem. Just as God foretold. The planners of the New World Order simply have no idea that their brilliantly conceived and executed plan is simply nothing more nor less than fulfillment of God's prophecies uttered 1900-2500 years ago. Truly, we serve a mighty God.
"Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh".
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