Multitudes In The Valley Of Decision
Dear Christian Media Friends,
As we have now entered the last half of 2006, we see all world events pointing towards a global confrontation that will inevitably boil over into the fiery events the scriptures describe as the trumpet judgments of Revelation. What is completely amazing is how numerous Christian leaders fail to see what is occurring, or completely misread the many prophetic signals.
For instance, Hank Hanegraaff, of the highly respected Christian Research Institute (CRI), and the so-called "Bible Answerman" on nationwide Christian radio, has come out in favor of Preterism, and stated that the tribulation Jesus spoke of already happened in 70 AD, and that Caesar Nero was the Antichrist. Worse yet, this influential leader has joined the ranks of many others who are teaching the incredible events of the book of Revelation have already occurred.
Behold He Is In The "Secret" Place
Ironically, the Preterist movement is actually a backlash to the thoroughly unscriptural theory of the secret rapture. This system falsely teaches us God is a racist who still places the Christ-rejecting Jewish people in a position of pre-eminence based on their racial heritage. In the process of teaching the convoluted system that results in the faulty pre-tribulation rapture lie, huge numbers of believers are completely unprepared for the very real terrors of the Great Tribulation.
Incredibly, we are aware of a major denominational group of leaders from what we call the Rapture Cult that are so deceived on this issue they are actually helping the Antichrist system to come to power. Under the strong delusion that was predicted to occur in II Thessalonians chapter 2, we know of key Christian leaders that are actually investing in the "digital angel" implantable microchip company, reasoning that if they help to finance this aspect of the mark of the beast technology, they'll get "raptured" sooner!
Other blind guides, such as Christian television's Jack Van Impe, are teaching that Christians should never be concerned about any "mark of the beast" technology, for as long as they haven't been raptured, the mark of the beast system cannot be inaugurated. Speaking on his nationwide television program Jack Van Impe Presents, on June 6 2006 Van Impe stated the following:
"Don't worry if you ever get the number 666 until after the rapture. It's not an important number until the Antichrist comes to power. And we believe he's waiting in the wings right now to start this number. You can also find this in Revelation.....beware, at that point of history, not yet.....and it all happens after the rapture, after we're gone!" (Jack Van Impe - 6/6/06)
This is the poisonous kernel of the crop of tares that is the Rapture Cult, for the fictional event called the "rapture" plainly masks the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Basically, Van Impe is saying that because he believes the "rapture" must come before the tribulation, any system that features 666 cannot be the mark of the beast system, because he believes that system cannot be introduced until after the believers are already in heaven.
This means his hapless followers are betting their very souls on the doctrine, for as we've repeatedly stated, the false interpretive system insidiously blocks an accurate perception of various prophetic fulfillments.
The American "Lost Tribes" Are To Be Chastised?
Other believers teach the white European descended people of America are actually related to Israel's so-called "lost tribes" and because we have allowed our country to be overrun by immigrants, the LORD will chastise "Christian" America. This false system, known as "Christian Identity," is spreading across the USA like the plague.
A variant of this system is the Sacred Name movement. These are the people that never use the word "God" for they think it refers to Baal , or some other heathen deity. You'll commonly see them print the word "God" as "g-d." These folks tell us we must use the name of YHWH (usually pronounced "yahwah") in order to please the LORD. Several such groups have actually published "Sacred Name" Bibles with the name "YHWH" inserted in places that previously read "the Lord." In the process, they've also subtly changed other words that are crucial to doctrine, but few have noticed.
Some of these people have even stated the name JESUS is actually related to "je-ZEUS" and if we call upon the name of Jesus, we are summoning some demonic being! Some "believers" of this type are convinced we must revert to a new form of legalism and keep the various laws of Moses.
Meanwhile, Roman Catholicism is surging with support as the many previous barriers to Protestants having fellowship with Catholics have dissipated. In the wake of the Da Vinci Code apostasy, which put forth the ridiculous fiction that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and sired children, many mainstream believers have found common cause with the Catholics who also vehemently opposed the blasphemous book and movie.
Indeed, I recently saw a Catholic priest on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) brazenly lying when he stated that Catholics don't really worship Mary, and that such a "misconception" should not stop Protestants from fellowshipping with Roman Catholics as fellow "Christians." Those versed in the SCRIPTURES know that Roman Catholicism is anything but Biblical Christianity, but those seducing spirits of Babylon spoken of in Revelation are doing their jobs well as they gather the multitudes together into the valley of decision.
World Government In Crisis
Even as "Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots" (Revelation 17:5 -- the incorporated churches of the world) sinks deeper into her apostasy, the beast she is riding is in transition to its final manifestation. Those that have been carefully watching the New World Order that has emerged in the form of the presently crippled United Nations are aware of the epic events about to occur. The UN came to a crossroads in late 2005 as the 7th Secretary-General Kofi Annan sought a major restructuring of the failing organization.
With the United States and Britain acting unilaterally in the invasionof Iraq, the Security-Council of the UN was dealt a deadly wound in that its founding member (the USA) simply ignored the collective will of the very body tasked with preventing military conflict. Regardless of the wisdom (or lack thereof) involved in the Bush Administration's military incursion into Iraq, the UN now has virtually no credibility whatsoever.
Simultaneously, the massive Oil-For-Food scandal featured billions of dollars in bribes which were paid to Security Council members through intermediaries by Saddam Hussein. A massive amount of illicit funds found their way into Russian, French, and Chinese corporations (3 of the 5 Security Council members) effectively buying their Security Council vote when the US and Britain voted to invade Iraq. In other words, in its present state of corruption, greedy self-interest, and fiscal mismanagement, the United Nations is dead.
In fact, in a recent interview with Radio Netherlands, former UN Secretary-General Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali stated "the UN cannot survive in its present form." The Netherlands media, which noted Ghali's deep involvement in the development of global law through the Academy Of International Law in The Hague, also articulated Dr. Ghali's view that a "third generation" UN is now required in order for the planet to avert political and military catastrophe. This perspective sees 3 steps to world dominion - the first the League of Nations, the second the present UN, and the third and final version has been projected to be a reconfigured version of the United Nations.
The Beast With Seven Heads
For many years, Christian Media has connected Boutros-Ghali's third generation of world government to the passages in Revelation that subtly speak of a three-stage transition to world government. This is found in Revelation's 17th chapter:
"and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder....when they behold the beast that was [1st step], and is not [2nd step], and yet is [3rd step]." (Revelation 17:8)
Although I've previously shown how this passage communicates on numerous other levels, both political and stellar, it must also be synchronized with the consecutive development of kingdoms that will culminate in the arrival of the beast kingdom:
"And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." (Revelation 17:9-11).
Those who have studied the Scriptures know there were six kingdoms in antiquity described in the Bible - Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. Most prophecy teachers lost their way with the false interpretation of the so-called "Revived Roman Empire" - a Rapture Cult fiction with no scriptural basis whatsoever. However, Daniel's 7th chapter of the lion, bear, leopard, and diverse fourth beast has shown these are actually political systems developed in the Christian era. They represent the British Empire (lion kingdom), the Soviet Union (bear kingdom), Nazi Germany (leopard kingdom), and the modern parallel to Rome, the American Empire. Thus, the USA is the sixth as the count may be seen as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon/Britain, Persia/Russia, Greece/Germany, and Rome/America.
Since the 3 steps conclude with the globalist beast empire (what Revelation 17 says is the 8th head), and America is the 6th, the 7th head must be phase two of the 3 steps. This transitional head, the one that will only "continue a short space" is the US/UN phase of semi-globalism. This began in 1947 with the reconfiguration of the US as the "National Security State" under the National Security Act of that year, combined with the launch of the UN. In other words, the 6th head is the US, the 7th is the US combined with the UN, and the 8th is the UN without the US.
To make the final jump to a full-blown world government vested with genuine power, the transitional power, the 7th head (the US/UN hybrid), must decrease. The scriptures describe that "head" as the recipient of a "deadly wound." Thus the 8th head takes over in the wake of what is certain to be a terrifying event that will strike America - in all likelihood a nuclear terrorist action. Furthermore, this hideous attack will affect New York, which will also bring about the demise of the present UN, and force the emergence of the 8th head, as a "resurrected" United Nations. That 3rd and final phase will entail the UN (or a similar political entity based on the UN charter) being brought 'back to life' in the city of Jerusalem.
It is likely the time frame for these breathtaking events is imminent when we realize the present Secretary-General of the UN (Kofi Annan) is the 7th head of the institution, and the 8th leader (read "head") is due to be inaugurated on January 1st 2007. Assuming the individual leadership of the UN Secretariat follows the pattern, we would expect the timing of the leadeship change to conform.
In addition to many other reasons too lengthy to be presented here, we have long believed the 6th Secretary-General, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, will be brought back in an interim fashion during the crisis - making Ghali the 8th head, who the text says will be "of the seven" - a powerful indicator the 8th and final leader will be a previous leader brought back to power.
And all of this will very likely occur within the near term. With these facts in mind, look up for your redemption draweth near.
Fall 2006 - James Lloyd
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