"I saw another angel coming down from heaven...
and the earth was illuminated with his glory."
Revelation 18:1

Aliens and the Perilous Paranormal

 

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Recently there is increasing confusion about whether aliens could be visiting planet Earth. But there's no need for confusion about this topic.  Scripture is our guide to what's going on in the unseen universe and can give us important clues to the meaning of paranormal phenomenon that some people have been witnessing. 


If we study all verses on any given topic we can get a better picture.  On this topic, the first thing we need to understand is that planet Earth is the only place in the universe where evil has entered. It originated in Heaven with Lucifer, (Ezekiel 28) after which he was cast to the Earth, together with the angels who rebelled with him (Revelation 12). Then Adam and Eve joined in his rebellion against God, bringing sin into this world which resulted in death (Genesis 3).


Because Earth is the only fallen world, any life or worlds beyond Earth would have to be unfallen, perfect worlds with beings that are in complete obedience and cooperation with God, similar to the angels. Thus, they would not have any ugly or weird looking creatures that look like sci-fi depictions of aliens.  


Neither would they be sending scouts to planet Earth to fly around in space ships.  But what is the phenomenon that people are seeing, then, when they seem to have seen or encountered "aliens," then?


2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 makes the methods of an evil being clear, so that we don't need to be deceived; "the working of Satan (is) with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness...). 


In the beginning Satan took the form of a snake to deceive Eve, and he is said to be transformed into an angel of light at times as well (2 Corinthians 11:14). He and his demons disguise themselves in many forms and "lying wonders" to deceive people, including taking the form of ghosts, deceased loved ones, aliens, UFOs, etc.


The reason they do this is to get people fascinated with spooky, supernatural things so that they can gain access to unguarded souls. Demons are controlling and manipulative forces, just like abusive people, only much worse.


The spooky, skin-tingling feeling that people often get when thinking about ghosts or aliens is because it actually involves a demonic force that is trying to access your soul through fear. 


Just think about it. Living people don't seem spooky or make you feel afraid, do they? So why would these same people seem spooky or make you feel afraid after they died, but the likeness of their spirit was still somehow hanging around? 


The reason is because it's not really a person's spirit at all - it's actually a demon. 


The spiritual fear you feel in thinking about those things is because there is a very real danger involved. That danger is that demons want to gain access to your mind and attempt to take over the control centers. 


This is known as demon possession, which is a very well-documented phenomenon known to have been happening throughout millennia. Jesus cleansed many people of demonic possession during his ministry and set them free from the demons that were controlling them.


But all of this is why human beings should not have any part with celebrating fearful things like Halloween, watching horror movies or TV shows about ghosts or aliens. Those things put people on Satan's ground and invite him to become bolder in seeking to approach you.


People who watch those things sometimes see evidence of demonic harassment in their lives through hearing strange noises, footsteps, seeing things, lights flashing, having nightmares, night paralysis, seeing "angels" or "aliens," etc.


As far as angels, true angels of God may occasionally be visible to people but more often it is demons posing as angels to try to fool people into thinking they are “good” spirits.


“…Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”  2 Corinthians 11:14


If someone you know or love is watching these things or involved with Halloween or occult things, or experiencing demonic harassment, you may consider sharing with them about the spiritual dangers that could be involved. But do not be too forceful or harsh about it because that often drives people to rebellion and they may be less likely to listen to what you have to say.


We should also be aware of any type of meditation that seeks to empty the mind or suggest you bypass the judgment centers, because that also opens the paths for demonic entrance into the mind. Many people have ended up with serious mental and emotional issues and even going insane after doing things like transcendentalism meditation for this reason.


There's no reason to fear demons, but we must not entertain, encourage or allow them to approach us. Ask God to give you courage and help you firmly resist and refuse the demons influence, in the strength of God. 


"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7.


Do not allow them to make you feel afraid. Even if they do not gain access to your mind, they try to do their work of imbalancing the human mind and degrading people through fear. They try to suggest ideas of self-doubt, discouragement, depression, hatred, frustration, suicide. 


Satan truly hates us, he is not a friend and he is playing for keeps. He wants to destroy us, and he will do it if he gets a chance. It is not just harmless entertainment to be interested in spooky things, it's truly dangerous.


"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7


Demons tremble and flee at rebuke in God's name. Put yourself on the winning side by asking Jesus to come into your heart instead of Satan. Jesus will suggest loving, uplifting things to your mind and help you overcome anxiety, depression, sadness and unhappy thoughts.  He is gentle and kind, instead of coercive and controlling.


By filling your mind with things that are good in what we read and watch, reading the Bible and by choosing to accept the positive suggestions that come to your mind from God instead of the negative, demoralizing suggestions that come from Satan. You will be cooperating with Jesus as he works to uplift you and make you happy and fill your heart with blessings.


"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8.


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Ever wonder why there are so many different viewpoints, even among people who are reading from the same Bible?  Well, obviously there is naturally room for some differences of opinion based on people’s different perspective, experiences and background.  However, you begin to wonder when people are coming up with completely opposite viewpoints.

 

But the real reason there are so many varying interpretations of scripture could probably best be explained by the proverbial story of 3 blind men trying to describe an elephant.  One man stands with his hand on the trunk and describes the elephant.  The next man stands with its hand on its side/body and says “no, you’re wrong, brother- this is what the elephant is like,” and the thirds blind man stands at it’s tail and said “you’re  both wrong- let me tell you what it’s really like” and he describes the tail. 

 

In regard to unseen eternal things, we are like the blind men.  Because we can’t see God directly right now and ask him to answer every question, we have to study things out from the evidences he has given us in the Bible and nature.  Truth is like the elephant we are trying to figure out.  And in order to understand it we must consider the entire body of evidence.  We must interpret things according to everything that is said on that subject throughout the whole Bible, rather than just picking and choosing the verses that support a cherished interpretation.

 

It does violence to the body of truth to cut off a little here and there.  Just as it would if you cut the elephant’s trunk off, the poor animal could probably bleed or starve to death.  In the same way, if we separate out a few chosen quotes or scriptures to support a certain theory it makes chopped meat out of the words of inspiration.  If we leave the message whole we will let it be the living, breathing animal it was meant to be.

 

Just as living creatures are powerful and can move and do work on their own, truth has the power to work in our hearts.  But a dead message doesn’t have the same kind of power.  Bits and pieces of scripture cut off, taken out of context and patched together does not have the same kind of beauty and inspiration as natural, whole truth.   We have to understand the whole message of truth in order for it to come alive and make sense in our minds. 

 


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Jesus’s comparison of the message to grains is also fitting, and it matches the same kind of idea because many people refine out the part they want and discard the rest. This usually results in a kind of “one extreme or another” phenomenon.  Some people will filter out an “all bran” interpretation of the Bible and teach works-based religion filled with heavy burdens of obligations and spiritual “tests” that leave people secretly wondering about whether they can ever be “good enough.” Such religion is without the power of the Holy Spirit and lacks the power of a living love relationship with Jesus.  It also results in very little natural joy or humor, except for a kind of pasted on, forced smile that is yet another “duty” of goodness instead of something that blooms from a heart that is full of joy.

 

On the other hand there are so many “white bread” Christians on the liberal extreme, who believe in “grace only” and just want a feel-good message that they can swallow without chewing.  This message is based on the idea that you are saved IN your sins instead of FROM your sins.  They too have very little true joy because they are still slaves and captives to the power of mental and physical addiction.  They serve a powerless God who can’t rescue them from themselves and therefore do not understand the incredible phenomenon of being truly free in mind, heart and spirit. 

 

They may talk of joy and happiness while the lights and colors flash and music pounds in their ears, but what they’re really getting sensory thrills that stimulate brain chemical release that is a cheep substitute for a living experience with God.  Just saying God’s name over and over is not enough to prove we are really connecting with him, especially when we are still enamored with sin and deceived by it.  This kind of religion leaves you with a let down emptiness when the party’s over, instead of an infusion of renewed strength.

 

And both of these groups are using the same Bible to prove their opposite viewpoints. What a pity.

 

What we really need is the whole kernel of truth in order for the Word of God to properly nourish our spirits.  We need the grace and mercy of God as well as his justice and admonishment against sin.   The mercy and justice of God together lead us to repentance, to turning away from evil.  

 

Now, I’m not trying to say you should never eat anything that is made from white flower or never eat all bran either.  But as a general spiritual principle, it teaches us how to find the balance in seeking to understand the truths of the Bible and avoid some of the pitfalls that so many people get caught in.  It helps us understand that we need to consider the whole message and everything that is being said on any particular topic in order to come to a proper understanding.  Not just of justice and mercy, but in regard to every other doctrinal question as well.

 

You may be able to quote verses here and there that you’ve chosen to support a certain theory, but if it doesn’t match everything else that the Bible says on the same topic it, or requires discarding large portions of scripture in order to believe the idea, then it cannot be the whole truth.  You’ve cut off the elephant’s trunk and separated it from the great body of evidence.  You've refined out the part of your choosing…

 

…otherwise known as cherry picking.

 

The basis for all doctrines and the only way to accurately understand the Bible is to compare scripture with scripture to let the Bible explain itself.  And you must find a burden of evidence through multiple texts in order to confirm and establish any doctrine. A doctrine must never be founded on just a verse or two which seems to say something different than what other verses on the same subject are saying. 

 

The Bible must be approached with the same kind of logic and thorough methodical study that is required for scientific research in order to come to accurate conclusions.  But God has said “blessed is he who reads,” and he made his Word available to any ordinary person.  You don’t need special degrees or a PhD in theology to understand his word.  And many times, those who don’t have any particular special training or degrees are far more likely to come to accurate conclusions when studying the Bible because they don’t have a reputation to protect, and their livelihood doesn’t come from institutions that require them to agree with a previously established viewpoint.

 

Humble individuals who honestly and prayerfully seek to understand the truth are more likely to understand it than those who have any selfish motivation of wanting to impress others with their higher learning.  The example of what happened in Jesus’ time should serve as a warning to those in every generation. The people said in John 7:48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?” Many in Jesus’ day looked to the highly educated leaders and teachers instead of looking to the Bible itself for guidance about what to believe.  So, the suggestion was made that Jesus must not really be the Messiah since the leaders, teachers and “experts” had not accepted him. 

 

Our world has not changed. Many people today are not willing to study the Bible for themselves or believe anything other than what their pastors and professors teach as the “official” interpretation.  Thus, people trust their souls to erring mortal man instead of to God himself, and they honor man above God. They are just as in danger of missing the messiah as those who missed him the first time. And this is how false doctrines have continually been perpetuated throughout the dark ages of human history.

 

I’m not suggesting that education is to be discouraged, by any means, or that those with higher education are not able to also humble themselves to learn new truths from the Bible.  Education can be a great blessing if truly committed to God and his service. Many of the Pharisees in Jesus’ time eventually did believe in him.  And Paul the Apostle, one of the most active Christians who ever lived, was originally a Christian-hating Pharisee who was very well-educated.

 

But spiritual things are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14). You must have a heart softened and humbled by the grace of God through prayer in order to be able to put aside strong biases and tradition-based thinking while studying the Bible.  And it takes a strong measure of courage to be willing to take a position that people may not agree or that you could suffer reproach for.  But God promises to protect and provide for those who are willing to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading.

 

Many of the traditional interpretations are solid and should not be thrown out.  It’s just that at the same time we hold firmly to those waymarks, we should not become so rigid that we are not willing to accept any new revelations of truth. The Bible itself must provide clear interpretations through comparing multiple scriptures which match to confirm any interpretation.  And we must also have a prayerful, humble spirit, rather than seeking to hold onto only those understandings which are in agreement with what we think other people would approve of.

 

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7:17, KJV


In addition to looking at the whole message, any new doctrine must be in harmony with the other doctrines the Bible teaches and not conflict with light which has been previously established. We don’t have to be bound by previous understandings, but new understandings should make sense in the context of God’s leading in the past.

 

Studying the Bible is almost like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, in many ways.  You have to find the matching patterns, colors and shapes to help you see the real picture emerging. Following are several helpful principles of scriptural interpretation.  I have given the principles names to make them easier to remember;

 

Self-interpretation principle: 

Always assume the Bible will interpret itself.  Look for other verses to help explain the meaning of any passage or verse you don’t understand.

 

Multiple verse principle:

Never build a doctrine on just a few verses.  Study everything written on that subject throughout the whole Bible in order to get a clear view of what it’s really teaching.  The easiest way to do this is with concordances or online Bible searches that allow you to find the same word or term used multiple times.  Also, using the margin or center column references in some printed Bibles can be very helpful in connecting verses together.

 

Symbolisms principle: 

Things like numbers, animals and objects have symbolic meaning in the Bible.  You can find deeper meaning to many passages if you learn what those symbols mean through looking at other verses that help to explain them.  For example, Revelation 17:15 explains that waters in the Bible symbolize “peoples, and multitudes, and nations.”  But also remember that if verses seem symbolic, or are in a symbolic passage, they should not be taken literally.  By the same token, if the passage is not symbolic it should be assumed to be literal. For example, stories such as creation and the flood are not merely allegories, but were actual events. For more on this topic, see my blog Thin Blue Line.

 

Original language principle:

It can sometimes help to look at the original Hebrew or Greek words in a Concordance such as Strong’s, which is readily available online. But that’s as far as I would take it – I’m not in agreement with those who seem to think there’s something magical about reading and speaking in Hebrew.  What’s important to me is for people to be able to understand things in their native language.

 

Dual meaning principle: 

Many prophecies have 2 or more interpretations, or applications to different time periods.  Don’t be so narrow in focus as to refuse to consider that something might mean more than one thing, or that it may apply to more than one circumstance.  God had to pack a lot of things into one small book in order to address his messages to all the people from all different ages.

 

Positive/negative principle:

Based on the idea of old photographic positive or negative images, like film strips developed by hand in a dark room. Many Bible stories and prophecies seem to symbolize both something good and something bad, depending on how you look at it.  For example, how the marriage of King Solomon to multiple women is polygamy in the negative/bad, but also represents Jesus’ spiritual marriage to many believers in the positive/good.  Even though Solomon was disobeying God’s will by doing that (see Deuteronomy 17:17-19) and thus bringing sorrow into his life, in God’s mercy on humanity he still finds a way to bring symbolisms out of that which can show us another beautiful view of Jesus.

 

In many Bible stories we will find that there is both a positive and a negative view from the very same image, depending on the light shining through it, just like with old photographic film.  And strangely, our eyes seem to work exactly the same way (nature did it first).  Reading Bible passages in this way is kind of like one of those memes where you stare at a negative image for a few seconds, and then when you look down at the white space below a beautiful positive color picture suddenly pops out at you.  Some Bible stories seem to be describing something negative or bad, but if you look at it from a positive perspective you will see a clear picture of the face of Jesus. 

 

The Jesus Principle:

Perhaps the most important principle of all is the understanding that in most of the Bible, in a myriad of different ways, glimpses and pictures of Jesus are hidden all throughout.  Just as Jesus himself explained in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for … they are they which testify of me.” And how he showed his disciples in Luke 24:27, “beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

 

Reading the Bible can be an amazing journey that leads us into a closer relationship with God.  It’s the only book that by reading it, you get to meet the author.  And as the beautiful picture of Jesus becomes more clear, you might even find that he walks off the pages and into your life…

 

So if you haven’t already, I hope you'll take the chance to embark on the amazing adventure of studying the Bible for yourself.

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The Sixth Trumpet: ISIS Angels of Destruction




 

Revelation 9:13 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. 18 A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm.

20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.

Roman Empire

 

Uriah Smith describes the rise of the Ottoman Caliphate as being the historical fulfillment of the 6th trumpet.  He explains that the Euphrates river watered the Ottoman Empire and thus helps to identify the territory described in the 6th trumpet.  He presents that the four angels likely represented the four principal sultans of the empire, which were situated at Aleppo, Iconium, Damascus, and Bagdad. He says, "when the sixth angel sounded, it was commanded to take off the restraints which had been imposed on the nation, by which they were restricted to the work of tormenting men, and their commission was enlarged so as to permit them to slay the third part of men..."  

 

He discusses that the establishment of the power of the Islamic nation (state) of Turkey was acknowledged by Constantine in 1449 when he said "I cannot reign unless you permit," and says that “from the time of this voluntary submission of the Greeks, Ottoman supremacy began and the four angels were loosed for ‘an hour, a day, a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men.’”

 

Let this historical fact be carefully examined in connection with the prediction given above. This was not a violent assault made on the Greeks, by which their empire was overthrown and their independence taken away, but simply a voluntary surrender of that independence into the hands of the Turks. The authority and supremacy of the Turkish power was acknowledged when Constantine virtually said, "I cannot reign unless you permit."

 

Using prophetic time (one day represents a year, as the God identifies in Ezekiel 4:6 when giving a prophecy in which a day represents a year), he presents the calculation that for “an hour, a day, a month, and a year” would represent a period of Ottoman supremacy lasting for 391 years and 15 days.  That is because one year in Bible prophecies is counted as three hundred and sixty days (which if each day represents a year that would be three hundred and sixty literal years); one month in Bible prophesies is counted as thirty days (if each day represented a year that would be thirty years); the one “day” mentioned would be one year.  So, if you add all those years together it is 391 years so far.  As for the “hour” mentioned, since an hour is one twenty-fourth part of a day (because there are 24 hours in each day), so it would represent one twenty-fourth part of a literal year, which is fifteen literal days.  So as we said, he presents the calculation that for “an hour, a day, a month, and a year” would represent a period of Ottoman supremacy lasting for 391 years and 15 days. 

 

Revelation 9:16 says the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand; and I heard the number of them."  Uriah Smith discusses this as seeming to represent a number nearly innumerable.  He describes, "Innumerable hordes of horses, and them that sat on them!”  And says, “Gibbon thus describes the first invasion of the Roman territories by the Turks: 'The myriads of Turkish horse overspread a frontier of six hundred miles, from Taurus to Erzeroum; and the blood of 130,000 Christians was a grateful sacrifice to the Arabian prophet.' Whether the language is designed to convey the idea of any definite number or not, the reader must judge. Some suppose 200,000 twice told is meant, and, following some historians, they find that number of Turkish warriors in the siege of Constantinople. Some think 200,000,000 to mean all the Turkish warriors during the three hundred and ninety-one years and fifteen days of their triumph over the Greeks."

 

He comments on the description of verse 17 "having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone," saying; "The first part of this description may have reference to the appearance of these horsemen. Fire, representing a color, stands for red, "as red as fire" being a frequent term of expression; jacinth, or hyacinth, for blue; and brimstone, for yellow. And these colors greatly predominated in the dress of these warriors; so that the description, according to this view, would be accurately met in the Turkish uniform, which was composed largely of red, or scarlet, blue, and yellow. The heads of the horses were in appearance as the heads of lions to denote their strength, courage, and fierceness; while the last part of the verse undoubtedly has reference to the use of gunpowder and firearms for purposes of war, which were then but recently introduced."

 

Here we notice that Uriah Smith acknowledges even in the historical fulfillment this reoccurring theme that through the 7 trumpets God is chronicling the development human inventions for destructive power. 

 

Uriah Smith goes on in his description, saying "As the Turks discharged their firearms on horseback, it would appear to the distant beholder that the fire, smoke, and brimstone issued out of the horses' mouths..."  He further says, "These verses express the deadly effect of the new mode of warfare introduced. It was by means of these agents, - gunpowder, firearms, and cannon, - that Constantinople was finally overcome, and given into the hands of the Turks."

 

He goes on to describe details of the prophesy; "In addition to the fire, smoke, and brimstone, which apparently issued out of their mouths, it is said that their power was also in their tails. It is a remarkable fact that the horse's tail is a well known Turkish standard, a symbol of office and authority. The meaning of the expression appears to be that their tails were the symbol, or emblem of their authority ...This supremacy of the Mohammendans over the Greeks was to continue, as already noticed, three hundred and ninety-one years and fifteen days. Commencing when the one hundred and fifty years ended, July 27, 1449, the period would end Aug. 11, 1840."

 

"Judging from the manner of the commencement of the Ottoman supremacy, that it was by a voluntary acknowledgment on the part of the Greek emperor that he reigned only by permission of the Turkish sultan, we should naturally conclude that the fall or departure of the Ottoman independence would be brought about in the same way; that at the end of the specified period, that is, on the 11th August, 1840, the sultan would voluntarily surrender his independence into the hands of the Christian powers, just as he had, three hundred and ninety-one years and fifteen days before, received it from the hands of the Christian emperor, Constantine XIII."

 

He explains the remarkable way in which the end of this time period was predicted through the calculation of the 391 year and 15 day prophecy; "This conclusion was reached, and this application of the prophecy was made by Elder J. Litch in 1838, two years before the predicted event was to occur...From the first publication of the calculation of this matter in 1838, before referred to, the time set for the fulfillment of the prophecy - Aug. 11, 1840 - was watched by thousands with intense interest. And the exact accomplishment of the event predicted, showing, as it did, the right application of the prophecy, gave a mighty impetus to the great Advent movement then beginning to attract the attention of the world."

 

The Ellen G. White Estate reports more detail about the event which occurred on that date which signaled the loss of Ottoman power; “Rifat Bey, the Sultan's representative arrived in Egypt on 11 August 1840. He was there to conclude an agreement proposed at the London convention of 15 July 1840 by which Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia agreed to unite with Turkey--at Turkey's request--in compelling Mehemet Ali, the rebellious pasha of Egypt, to accept their terms of settlement of the Egyptian question.”  That the Ottoman Empire had to form a union with major world powers in order to deal with Egypt showed its waning power and that it was no longer acting in independent strength.

 

United States

 

This is another example of how closely the modern fulfillment of the 7 trumpets prophecies matches the historic fulfillment and/or description.  Just as Uriah Smith explains that the territory of the Ottoman Empire is identified in the prophecy because it was watered by the Euphrates, this also identifies the territory involved in the modern re-establishment of the caliphate with ISIS.  Wikipedia describes the river this way: “Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf” ("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphrates"). Turkey was the seat of the Ottoman Empire, Syria and Iraq are currently the seat of the Islamic State.  If you look at a map of the Euphrates River it flows right through all of these three territories.

 

The description in Revelation 9:14-15 gives you the verbal image of some type of destructive entity that has existed in the territory of the Euphrates which has been kept in restraint from killing people and is suddenly released, or given more power to accomplish its purposes.  A terrorist group, such as ISIS, which is bent on killing and terrorizing and also hopes to take over the world, would fit this description perfectly.

 

It seems more than coincidence that the acronym “ISIS,” as the group is often called, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is also the name of an Egyptian goddess which is often depicted with wings like an angel.  So, we can easily picture how the 6th trumpet’s description of the release of this demon-like angel (as demon’s are fallen angels) chronicles the rise to power of the ISIS caliphate.

 

While the Ottoman warriors fulfilled the 6th trumpet description by fighting with firearms while on horseback and wearing colorful uniforms, the ISIS fighters are often depicted riding on trucks (horsepower), which have external shells of varying colors, upon which they have mounted machine guns or other weapons, out of which comes “fire and the smoke and the brimstone.”

 

It says that the “number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million.” The unique thing about the ISIS “army” is that it is made up of supporters all over the world, and specifically promotes the radicalization and indoctrination of individuals, encouraging them to perform lone-wolf acts of terror to show support for ISIS.  One PEW poll from November of 2015 indicated that even though the majority of Muslims are not favorable to ISIS, anywhere between 63 million and over 200 million supporters might exist in just 11 countries that were polled. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/pew_poll_between_63_million_and_287_million_isis_supporters_in_just_11_countries.html

 

Regarding the prophecy’s mention of the angels being released at on the “hour and day and month and year,” as we have mentioned, in the historic fulfillment this was calculated as a time period by adding the prophetic values of each of the time periods mentioned (using the 1 day = 1 year principle that is given for prophecy interpretation in Ezekiel 4:6). But the verse also seems to be written in such a way that it could also be referring to one specific time or moment of God’s designation, one certain “hour, day, month and year,” on which the 4 angels were to be released.

 

Could this make sense in context of how God has done things in the past?  I believe it could because He has often done things on a certain “hour, day, month and year” of His choosing.  For example, Jesus died on a certain hour, day, month and year; at a specific time of day according to the time of the sacrifice, and on the Passover day, in a year following the prediction of Daniel about when the messiah would be cut off, etc.

 

The last chapters of Daniel tell us that there is an appointed time for the end and speaks of events in relation to that time that is coming.  Daniel 8:19, 11:27 and 11:35 tell us this and Daniel 12:1 tells us “at that time” the time of trouble will begin- signifying that at a time of God’s choosing, and when Michael (Christ) stands up the time of trouble will begin.  In saying “no man knows the day or the hour,” Jesus let us know that God does not reveal to us the time of His second coming, but that God Himself knows and will act according to His plan. 

 

The ISIS caliphate was declared on the morning of June 29, 2014 (they chose the first of Ramadan).  What significance this particular time has on God’s appointed timeline for the end is not clear, but it’s clear in other ways that the event mirrored the historical fulfillment of the 6th trumpet, and that it marked the rise of a violent element bent on acts of terrorism and atrocities against humanity which could be fittingly be described as a releasing of angels of destruction.

 

Another thing of significance in regard to the date/time, though, is the principle we have discussed in previous trumpets which is that the trumpets seem to highlight one specific smaller event which is to serve as a warning for something far worse that will come if the warning is not heeded.  Two examples of this are 1) how the 2nd trumpet visual representation of the sinking of a ship seems to symbolize the ultimate fall of Babylon, and how the poem describing the 4th trumpet darkness/mount St. Helens seems to also describe a super-volcano event.  

 

In the case of the verse describing a certain important “hour, day, month and year,” that is preceded by “a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God” from the temple in Heaven, this is perhaps most strongly emphasized time description ever recorded in the Bible.  It has to be about something that will be of extreme significance to all humanity.  And, when in combination with the description of events starting with the release of angels bent on destroying 1/3 of humanity, it seems that this very likely points forward to the actual “appointed time” for the time of trouble to begin. 

 

The moment ISIS declared the caliphate was a smaller representation to serve as a warning for the final close of probation when Michael (Christ) finishes his intercessory work in the heavenly sanctuary and stands up at the beginning of the time of trouble.  Within the time since ISIS declared the caliphate our world is increasingly in chaos and less and less at peace - with terror in so many places that almost no place feels safe any more; with racial tensions and hatred between all different groups of people climaxing everywhere; with world powers continually on the verge of war, and increasing natural disasters every day.

 

But things are just warming up, we haven’t seen anything yet.  Something is about to break loose – and it will be huge, like the releasing of demons bent on destroying our world. Though in neither the historical (Ottoman Caliphate) nor modern fulfillment (ISIS Caliphate) of the 6th trumpet prophecy a literal 1/3 of all mankind was killed, (though both represented massive loss of life and the type of destructive spirit and power which would attempt to kill that many if given the chance), but when Satan, the very death angel himself who is the mastermind and inspiration of all hatred and murder, is ultimately released from the restraints that have prevent him from inflicting devastation all over planet earth – it will not be a symbolic 1/3, it will be a literal 1/3 of ALL mankind that will be destroyed.  The 6th trumpet prophecy serves as a warning that this day is coming.

 

Ellen White, who was given prophetic insight about these events coming in the end times, describes what she saw in vision about the sealing described in Revelation 7 which precedes the releasing of the winds of strife; “I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel with a writer’s inkhorn by his side returned from the earth and reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were numbered and sealed. Then I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the ark containing the Ten Commandments, throw down the censer. He raised His hands, and with a loud voice said, ‘It is done.’ And all the angelic host laid off their crowns as Jesus made the solemn declaration, ‘He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.’” {Early Writings 279.2}

 

“Every case had been decided for life or death... As Jesus moved out of the most holy place, I heard the tinkling of the bells upon His garment; and as He left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth... While Jesus had been standing between God and guilty man, a restraint was upon the people; but when He stepped out from between man and the Father, the restraint was removed and Satan had entire control of the finally impenitent. It was impossible for the plagues to be poured out while Jesus officiated in the sanctuary; but as His work there is finished, and His intercession closes, there is nothing to stay the wrath of God, and it breaks with fury upon the shelterless head of the guilty sinner, who has slighted salvation and hated reproof... {EW 280.2}

 

It is very sad that sin must be punished, but justice demands that the natural consequences of sin must be seen and understood.  And this very passage highlights how it will happen - that when the restraint which was placed on Satan during the ministry of Christ in the Heavenly sanctuary is released, destruction will follow as the natural result for those who have refused to take refuge in the protecting love and salvation of Christ.  Those who have chosen Satan as their leader will be faced with the reality of what a cruel monster he really is, and discover too late that the prosperity and benefits he offered in exchange for moral compromise were merely deception and lies.  And then “there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time,” Daniel 12:1.

 

In the book, “The Great Controversy,” which chronicles events of the conflict between Christ and Satan from soon after Christ’s resurrection until the close of time, Ellen White describes further the destructive power of Satan that will be exercised in the end of time when he appears as the antichrist attempting to fool everyone into thinking he is Jesus who has come to save them; “While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation.”  She goes on to describe how he is already working this destruction frequently, though on a smaller scale; “Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. ‘The earth mourneth and fadeth away,’ ‘the haughty people ... do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.’” Isaiah 24:4, 5. {The Great Controversy pg. 589.3}

 

It would be a merciful God who would not allow Satan to be released to do his work of massive destruction until after the close of probation- after the time when all people had made their decision for life or for death.  It’s true that life is dangerous, and there is never a guarantee that we have another day, but it shows a merciful God who would restrain Satan from killing millions more who had not had a chance until their decision has been made.

 

God knows exact times, and knows when the cup of iniquity on earth will be full.  Only then will these events take place, as marked by that final “hour, day, month and year.” Ellen White shares; “God keeps a reckoning with the nations.... When the time fully comes that iniquity shall have reached the stated boundary of God’s mercy, His forbearance will cease. When the accumulated figures in heaven’s record books shall mark the sum of transgression complete, wrath will come.”—Testimonies for the Church 5:524 (1889).{Last Day Events pg. 40.2} Who was Ellen White? ; Ellen White named by Smithsonian among the 100 most significant Americans of all time , EGW Link 2

Part of the record which God is keeping a reckoning with is the history of the great United States - America the beautiful, which is our home.  As I write these things, I speak as one who loves America - I was born and raised in this great land.  God has truly blessed this nation above all nations in the earth.  But with great privileges comes great responsibility, and without question I can say with great sadness that we see how our land has come more and more to represent the principles of Satan's kingdom with all of the pleasure-seeking, evils introduced by Hollywood, crime, strife, racial tension and hatred.  Greed and corruption have weakened our economy to the point where it is like a house of cards just waiting to collapse.  And all of these things are surely working toward the complete downfall of this nation, as foretold in the 7 trumpets prophecy, which will take place sometime just before Jesus comes to take His faithful children home to heaven.

The prophecy continues that “the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” Rev 9:20, 21.  This is talking about a time of unprecedented apostasy and evil, “as in the days of Noah,” as Jesus said it would be before His second coming.  We can see that the time we are living in since the time the ISIS caliphate was declared certainly fits that description to a great degree, but it will only get worse as we enter the final time of trouble.

 

As mentioned in the previous 7 trumpets blogs, the east and west pattern of attacks or destruction on ancient Rome and the modern United States has also been followed throughout, with the first 4 being against western Rome historically or Western US modernly, and the 5th and 6th effecting the east. However, since the rise of the ISIS caliphate we have not seen any attack or destructive effect on the eastern United States yet.  But a somewhat ominous factor to consider regarding the potential damage ISIS could do, especially if history continues to repeat, is that sometime after the Ottoman Caliphate came into power it actually put an end the political Roman Empire by attacking and taking over it's capital of Constantinople.

 

Whether something like that would happen literally by ISIS or just symbolically through the bringing in of a similar Satanic order of autocratic rule is yet to be seen.  But it is clear that it is Satan’s studied goal to take over the entire world with the kind of extremist principles demonstrated by ISIS. Satan hates the individual freedom to worship God which the US constitution was set up to protect, and it is his purpose to ultimately subvert those principles of freedom and justice which God’s hand directed would be included in the government of the United States.

 

It is of note that after the fall of the political Roman Empire historically the continuation of the papal power which was originally established by it seemed to represent a continuation of the religious power of the Roman Empire.  This factor may also be repeated, as Revelation 13 predicts that the United States (the beast from the earth) will be instrumental in helping to establish the papacy (the beast from the sea) as the major one world leader in the end and causing all the earth to worship it- just as ancient Rome gave power to the papacy. 

 

Historically the papacy exercised violent authoritative rule, crusades as well as the torture and killing of Christians which was not at all unlike what ISIS is doing currently.  In fact, some people have shown that there are solid reasons to believe that Islam may have actually been a brain child of the Vatican for the purpose of expanding this type of violent authoritative rule on earth and continuing to persecution of protestant Christianity in lands.  That may sound so sinister that it’s hard to believe, but when you see the multiple occult symbolisms used all throughout the papacy it means that the organization is actually in secret cooperation with Satan/Lucifer to help him accomplish his ultimate goals for world dominance by whatever means possible.  

 

Since both liberal and conservative extremes are by Satan’s inspiration (the Bible warns us not to go to the right or the left) he works to accomplish his ultimate purposes by inspiring the two extremes and then getting them to war against each other.  In this way he breaks down the peace and stability of society and he wins overall, no matter which side comes into power.  In the case of Catholicism versus Islam, Catholicism represents the extreme liberal religious option – in which every pagan god and idol is openly welcomed into the church and embraced (they just changed the name plates on idol statues from the names of pagan gods to things like “Jesus,” “Mary,” “Joseph,” etc. but the people originally knew it was the same statue).  Islam represents conservative extremist religion – where instead of embracing the idolatry and paganism they come into villages hacking down idol statues and making

 

But since both extremes are the brain children of Satan for the purpose of accomplishing his ultimate purpose, we see that they actually bear close similarity to one another as demonstrated by how both the Vatican/papacy and radical Islam have manifested the exact same torturing, persecuting, authoritative violent rule.  The papacy called it the “crusades” while radical Islam calls it “jihad,” but it’s the same thing and it is Satan’s work.  The greatest undeniable evidence that this is true is the fact that both through the catholic crusades and through Islamic jihadism true Christians have been martyred and persecuted by the thousands.

 

Here is an excellent video by professor Walter Veith which explains the Islam-Vatican connection;

 

 

You can see how Satan is trying to work to get society to ultimately accept Vatican rule by how Pope Francis courts the favor of both liberals and conservatives.  He appeals to protestants who are forming unions with him faster than at any time in history, but he also makes statements in support of extreme liberal views and socialism which liberal candidates such as Bernie Sanders condone and support.  When he comes to the US he is treated like a rock star by masses of people and by the government as well.  But no one should be fooled by the Vatican wolf in sheeps clothing- the papacy does not change and is the same organization that would restrict freedom of conscience if given a chance to rule again that it did during the dark ages.  The Bible reveals that the papacy is in league with Satan and thus will be ultimately accomplish his purposes.

 

It is not a joke that Satan/Lucifer has been trying throughout the ages to take over the entire world.  As the great mastermind of evil that is exactly what he has been carefully laying plans to do.  And part of how he has planned to do this is by collaborating with the leaders of this world through promising them earthly success and riches if they will agree to work for his purposes.  It is not far fetched at all to say that many (yes, perhaps all) of the current world leaders are doing exactly that, and you see the evidence for that in the occult symbolism that is rampant all throughout the kingdoms of earth, in occult symbolism in government, business and entertainment.  

 

Though it may be true that some small businesses could chose their symbols without intentionally making any association or connection with the occult, but when huge businesses all over the world repeatedly demonstrate sun symbols which represent sun worship (Lucifer worship – as Lucifer means light and he takes the sun to represent himself), and the same symbols are found all throughout government, Hollywood and the Vatican, there is no way possible that such a thing could be mere coincidence.  On the contrary – it is evidence right before our eyes that what the Bible teaches about Satan’s plans for this world and his system of Babylon are indeed true. 

The Illuminati and Free Masonry are secret societies which are occult and at their highest levels they are in direct communication with Satan/Lucifer.  Their symbols and messages all throughout government and society show us that men on earth are working to promote Satan’s goals for world dominance and the formation of a one world government which will attempt to crush and persecute true Christianity just as the catholic cruisaides and Islamic jihadism have.  The Bible tells in places such as Revelation chapter 13 us that Satan’s goals to take over the world this way will culminate during apocalyptic times just before the return of Christ. Revelation 18 teaches us some of the details of what’s going on in the end of time with the various organizations that constitute Satan’s Babylonian kingdom (see also The Great Controversy, chapter entitled “the final warning”), saying that the kingdoms of this world (“all nations”) have “fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” (evil birds representing demons, occultism here).  Continuing, “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

 

Psalms chapter 2 also points forward to the time of when the kings of the earth are secretly conspiring to form the one world government predicted by the Bible when it says;

 

1 “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.

5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure...”

 

In verse two, some versions say the kings of the earth... conspire together.

 

For more about this subject, see also my other blog entitled “UN, NWO: Lucifer is Coming Out of the Closet

 

Revelation 12 teaches the history of Satan as the foe of humanity – how he got to planet earth and the prediction that he will successfully deceive the whole world;

 

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

The secrets of occultism demonstrated through Illuminati symbolism throughout our society and government are evidence that Satan is already well established in his plans to deceive the whole world.  And world events, such as the rise of the ISIS caliphate, demonstrate that Satan is working like a master chess player to get all of his pieces in place to take over the entire world.

 

If you don’t think that could be true, consider this; the name ISIS also represents the Egyptian god was the mother of another god “Horus.”  Horus was represented by the all-seeing eye which has now become the luciferian Illuminati symbol for the New World Order.  You can see it right on the back of the US $1 bill- the all-seeing eye which is on top of the unfinished tower of Babel, with the words “Novus Ordo Seclorum,” meaning “New Order of the Ages” or “New World Order.”

 

So, keeping in mind that Isis was the mother of Horus – it tells us that the illuminati plan may be somehow to use the organization of the ISIS Caliphate to usher in (give birth to) the New World Order/ luciferian one world government.

 

All of these things points to our final hope of glory - that Jesus will come to deliver His waiting children from the desolated Earth to take us home to Heaven with Him “that where I am ye may be also,” as He said.  If we make Christ our refuge, all the sadness and pain of this lifetime will serve only to make us appreciate the wonders and beauty of Heaven all that much more!

 

We have the promised assurance;

 

“And at that time your people shall be delivered,
Every one who is found written in the book.
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth

shall awake, some to everlasting life,
Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.”

Daniel 12:1-3





7 Trumpets Dual Fulfillment Summary Chart

 

Trumpet

Roman Empire

United States

1st

Visigoths attack of Rome under Alaric (Western Rome), scorched earth policy, Roman deforestation

WWI (Bombs), US midwestern drought of the 1930’s, global deforestation and desertification

2nd

Vandals attack of Rome through naval pirate attacks led by Genseric. They surprised the unguarded roman fleet in the bay of Cartagena.

 

Japanese surprise attack of US unguarded naval fleet in Pearl Harbor which got the US into World War II.  German U-boat naval attacks, and huge WWII naval losses worldwide.

3rd

Attack of Huns on Rome - Uriah Smith described the events in words that would dually apply to a nuclear bomb; “compared to a blazing meteor” ...“many persons would perish... wide desolations would be caused in the vicinity of those rivers and streams, as if a bitter and baleful star should fall into the waters, and death should spread over lands adjacent to them, and watered by them.’” He said the third trumpet would involve ‘Total extirpation and erasure,' ... ‘The Scourge of God.’”

End of WWII, Nuclear Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nuclear testing on US soil.

4th

Fall of Western Rome - Uriah Smith chooses a poem to describe the events of the fourth trumpet which draws the visual picture of a volcanic eruption

 

Mt St Helens eruption in western United States

5th

Rise of Islam, Islamic terrorism

 

Rise of Islam, Islamic terrorism/ 9/11

6th

Rise of Ottoman Caliphate

Rise of ISIS Caliphate

7th

Mystery of God Finished

Mystery of the ages is complete (Paul calls the Gospel a mystery), Possible final nuclear war (“great hail”)




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UN, NWO: Lucifer is Coming Out of the Closet



For decades, it has been taught based on Bible prophecy that a one-world government will be formed in the end of time, inspired by Lucifer which empowers the papacy as the leading world power, after which a false day of worship will be enforced and Lucifer will come as the antichrist.

We know these things are true based on many Bible passages. For example, that satan will try to impersonate Christ’s coming is clear by the warnings that Christ gave in Matthew 24, including the fact that he clarified the manner of His coming which cannot be impersonated, saying that when He comes it will be like the lightning flashing across the entire sky (He will not be walking on the ground, but in the sky);

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

And 2 Corinthans 11:13 says; “... for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”

It’s one thing to believe in truths like this theoretically. But it’s an amazing thing when you actually begin to see things taking shape that show how Satan is really bringing about these sinister plans in our time! These things are coming to pass before our very eyes in this generation. The things I will share with you below are all easily verifiable, publicly available facts. Please also note, that by examining these things I am not attempting to set dates as to when they will ultimately be fulfilled, but just discussing verifiable facts as to when some of the related events are to occur according to publicized information, etc.;

These things are coming to pass before our very eyes in this generation. The things I will share with you below are all easily verifiable, publicly available facts;

The following video shows footage of George Bush senior talking about plans for the “New World Order.” Notice how he repeatedly refers to the "rule of law" that is to “govern the conduct of nations,” even though he refers to the “peacekeeping role” of the United Nations. This makes it clear that there will be enforcement of international law on a global scale. Whether or not all national boundaries are dissolved or not, international law that governs all nations would essentially be one world government (in the same way that the US currently has different states which are all under one government);

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MADYzQstpsU

George Bush senior also used the terminology “to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind... (for) peace (etc.).” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 warns us of what will come of these international “peace” goals just before Christ’s coming;

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.”

In case you might be tempted to think that it’s only George Bush senior who was interested in the idea of a “New World Order,” you might take a closer look at a US $1 bill;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RSl9iqAwF4

It’s written clearly on there that building a “New World Order” is a major agenda through the unfinished “tower of Babel” symbolism, which connects to the tower of Babel of old which was also built by a people who were seeking to establish a one world government.

Genesis 11:4 describes this “And they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’”

It’s no coincidence that increased urbanization and the building of huge sky scrapers has been a common phenomenon among the builders of modern kingdoms. People in our day are just as anxious to build the tower of Babel as were men of old. But Freemasonry and the Illuminati, the groups working behind the scenes in world governments today, have especially followed those same goals, as well as having a secret religion like Babylon of old, which is directly connected with Lucifer and the occult. This is why they aren’t ashamed to put “tower of Babel” imagery right on the $1 bill, in a daring expression of rebellion against the God of Heaven. Babylon of old was also the originator of Sun worship, as the followers of Nimrod worshiped him as the sun god.

As you study into the United Nations (UN) agenda, in combination with the Pope, you can see all of these very same themes with clearly well-laid plans to establish a one-world government system of international law, one-world religion that enforcing sun-worship (which will be guised as the “Christian” sun-day), and which is associated with the occult – ultimately leading to the acceptance of the coming of Lucifer, disguised as Christ.

In the following video unmistakable evidence is presented showing that a one-world religion was clearly the goal of Robert Muller, who was the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN for 40 years. Wikipedia says this of him; ...“his ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality, led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially of New Age Movement. He was known by some as "the philosopher of the United Nations." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Muller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDpk1x1TIu8

It’s interesting that the above video makes reference to connections between the UN and St. Francis. Since Francis is also the name of the current Pope that may further indicate the importance of connections between the Vatican under Pope Francis and the UN agenda for world-government. The Vatican also clearly follows the Babylonian system of sun worship, and is identified as “Babylon” in revelation.

The video above also makes it clear that in his own words many of Muller’s ideas and philosophy were based on the works of Alice Bailey.

Alice Bailey’s occult viewpoints and philosophy in connection with the UN can also be seen clearly through the “Lucis Trust” organization which was originally formed as the “Lucifer Trust.” Wikipedia acknowledges the use of the name “Lucifer” in its background (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucis_Trust).

The Lucis Trust has been involved in the development of the post 2015 “Sustainable Development Goals for Humanity” agenda which is scheduled to be presented at the UN conference on Sept 25, 2015, the same day Pope Francis will speak at the UN. Lucis Trust’s own website makes clear its direct connection to the United Nations;

“In order to place a closer focus on the work of the United Nations, and in particular the post-2015 process which is aiming to replace the Millennium Development Goals, we have set up a new blog, World Goodwill at the UN, which will provide up-to-date reports on relevant UN meetings and processes. Regular updates feature news on what is happening at the UN, focusing especially on the process of defining new Sustainable Development Goals for humanity after 2015 when the Millennium Development Goals expire.” http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/world_goodwill

The stated goals of the organization include to "help mobilize the energy of goodwill" (a New Age concept of energy worship) and "To cooperate in the work of preparation for the reappearance of the Christ." Third option down under the “service activities” tab offers this spooky prayer called “The Great Invocation.” It explains that the prayer supposedly fits any religion in the world (one-world religion, ecumenism), saying;

“Many religions believe in a World Teacher or Saviour, knowing him under such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah, and these terms are used in some of the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.”

But since the organization is named after and dedicated to Lucifer, we know that this is not the true Christ or God of Heaven being talked about here. Rather, it is – Lucifer – and his appearance that they are heralding, looking forward to and invoking through their prayer. Here is an excerpt from the prayer to Lucifer which exposes his future plans to appear in the likeness of Christ, impersonating Him;

A Mantram for the New Age and for all Humanity

From the point of Light within the Mind of God

Let light stream forth into the minds of men.

Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God

Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

May Christ return to Earth.

http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/the_great_invocation__1

The Bible fittingly warns that Satan transforms himself into an angel of “light” – as you can see even from this “prayer” that repeatedly makes reference to “light,” though it is a false light and false hope which will not succeed because Lucifer is not a divine being but merely a fallen angel, and his desire is not to help and bless the world but rather to get everyone to worship him and join his rebellion against Heaven, against all that is truly good.

Revelation 12 tells us the story of the fall of Lucifer from heaven, as well as Ezekiel 28. He was a beautiful angel, the leading angel in heaven, but his heart was lifted up because of his beauty and he began to worship himself and desire to have the absolute power of God to use for self-uplifting and destructive purposes. He is still a power-monger, seeking to uplift himself through trying to pass himself off as God and pretending to benefit humanity, while at the same time he is working destruction in all the land. The Bible calls him “the dragon” or “the serpent,” the one who has deceived the nations throughout the history of the world. The forked tongue of snakes fittingly represents the work and words of Satan (Lucifer), because he speaks out of two sides of his mouth, deceptively. At the same time that he tries to represent his purposes as "good" and for the "benefit" of mankind, he has a sinister purpose and works for our degradation.

Here is a section from the book “The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan” (otherwise known as the “Great Controversy,”) which speaks in detail of the appearance of Satan impersonating Christ, as revealed prophetically to Ellen White ( Who was Ellen White? ; Ellen White named by Smithsonian among the 100 most significant Americans of all time , EGW Link 2 );

“As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour’s advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation. Revelation 1:13-15. The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: “Christ has come! Christ has come!” The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion. Like the Samaritans who were deceived by Simon Magus, the multitudes, from the least to the greatest, give heed to these sorceries, saying: This is “the great power of God.” Acts 8:10.

“But the people of God will not be misled. The teachings of this false Christ are not in accordance with the Scriptures. His blessing is pronounced upon the worshipers of the beast and his image, the very class upon whom the Bible declares that God’s unmingled wrath shall be poured out.

“And, furthermore, Satan is not permitted to counterfeit the manner of Christ’s advent. The Saviour has warned His people against deception upon this point, and has clearly foretold the manner of His second coming. “There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.... Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth; behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:24-27, 31; 25:31; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17. This coming there is no possibility of counterfeiting. It will be universally known—witnessed by the whole world.

“Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive. By the Bible testimony these will detect the deceiver in his disguise. To all the testing time will come. By the sifting of temptation the genuine Christian will be revealed. Are the people of God now so firmly established upon His word that they would not yield to the evidence of their senses? Would they, in such a crisis, cling to the Bible and the Bible only? Satan will, if possible, prevent them from obtaining a preparation to stand in that day. He will so arrange affairs as to hedge up their way, entangle them with earthly treasures, cause them to carry a heavy, wearisome burden, that their hearts may be overcharged with the cares of this life and the day of trial may come upon them as a thief.” {Great Controversy, by Ellen White, p. 624.2 - 625.3}

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Ezekiel 28:18-19 declares Lucifer’s final end;

“...I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you...you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”

Lucifer and all of his followers will be destroyed “both body and soul” in the fires of hell and “shall be no more forever.” God will not keep burning the wicked throughout eternity. (Multiple verses about hell all throughout the Bible match this same viewpoint, and the few that could seemingly be interpreted as eternally burning hellfire are symbolic rather than literal. This demonstrates how it’s an important principle of Bible study to consider all verses on any given topic to come up with an accurate doctrine).


The Lucus Trust post 2015 “Sustainable Development Goals for Humanity” agenda involves 17 specific goals which could only really be accomplished through the implementation of one world government. The goals are listed on the "World Goodwill at the UN" page as follows;

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Ending poverty “in all its forms everywhere” sound suspiciously like the communist or socialist ideas which have resulted in extremely oppressive regimes throughout modern history.

It’s clear that climate change is also big on the agenda here. It’s of note that this is one of the pet issues which Pope Francis keeps reiterating the importance of- in connection with the idea of enforced Sunday keeping as a partial solution to climate problems!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBwuNZPtLdE

The UN’s own page on this topic, called “transforming our world” lists many more details of the “Sustainable Development Goals for Humanity” to be presented at the UN meeting in September of 2015; https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

Strangely, the report introduction takes a historical perspective in reporting something that hasn’t happened yet, saying; “We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 as the Organization celebrates its seventieth anniversary, have decided today on new global Sustainable Development Goals.”

At the writing of this blog article it is currently 9/13/15, so one would wonder how they could write in regards to September 25-27 “we... have decided today” before the dated has arrived or they’ve even had the meeting yet!

They give a sugar-coated view of Luciferian ambition under “Our Vision,”saying;

In these Goals and targets, we are setting out a supremely ambitious and transformational vision. We envisage a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive. We envisage a world free of fear and violence (etc., etc., etc.).

But then make it clear under “Our shared principles and commitments” that the agenda will involve “full respect for international law”and state under “the New Agenda,” “we reaffirm our commitment to international law and emphasize that the Agenda is to be implemented in a manner that is consistent with the rights and obligations of states under international law.”

Remember George Bush Senior’s comments about the UN goal to establish a world under the “rule of law" that is to “govern the conduct of nations.”

It seems significant that they are emphasizing the idea of“states”rather than “countries,”as if a centralized government rules the world and countries are merely like states under its unified rule.

Under point number 39 they discuss more of the “global solidarity”sought by this agenda; “The scale and ambition of the new Agenda requires a revitalized Global Partnership to ensure its implementation. We fully commit to this. This Partnership will work in a spirit of global solidarity, in particular solidarity with the poorest and with people in vulnerable situations. It will facilitate an intensive global engagement in support of implementation of all the Goals and targets, bringing together Governments, the private sector, civil society, the United Nations system and other actors and mobilizing all available resources." All of these could be catch phrases for the concept of one-world government/ New World Order.

All these things make it clear that in our time we are seeing the fulfillment of prophecy on a large scale. The Bible has given us warning so that we do not need to be deceived by the plans Lucifer has to take over the world and enforce one world religion that glorifies himself through honoring the day of the sun, or by his attempts to visibly impersonate the second coming of Christ.

Right now Sunday worship is not the mark of the beast yet- there are so many people who are true worshipers of God who keep Sunday in stead of the 7th day Sabbath. It is only at the end of time when all the wheat and the tares are fully ripe, and after God gives everyone a chance to understand what the true Sabbath is - that Sunday worship will be a representative mark of those who have chosen the things of this world instead of the Kingdom of Christ.

Revelation 13 makes it very clear that the great struggle in the end of time is about a question of worship. It’s obvious that only this is the type of thing that God would judge mankind for - He is not going to punish people because they received a microchip under their skin.

The 7th day Sabbath is God’s Seal because it is representatively right at the center of the 10 Commandments and names his territory, title and domain, just as a king’s official seal does. It functions as a signature, in the same way that no document is valid or enforceable without a signature. This is why Satan is so anxious to remove God’s seal from the 10 Commandments and replace it with his own mark of usurped authority, because He admires and covets God’s authority.

Those who ultimately reject God in their mind and heart (forehead) or through their actions that deny Him (hand) by showing allegiance to Satan through accepting the Sunday laws in the end of time even after God has made every final effort to teach the whole world about His true Sabbath will be alienating themselves from God, receiving the Mark of the Beast and preparing to receive Lucifer as he impersonates Christ’s second coming.

May we prepare ourselves through humbly seeking to understand the truths of God’s Word while time remains, so that we might not be deceived!


For more about end-time events and prophecy, see the following resources (Amazing Facts- btw, I am in no way connected with them in business) :http://www.amazingfacts.org/Bible-study/Bible-study-guides.aspx See also;

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