Fred R. Coulter—March 28, 2009

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The near collapse of Mexico—and it wouldn't surprise me if we had troops in Mexico in a short time; we'll just have to wait and see. Mexico's problems are really our problems, but what I want to emphasize is not just the problems there, but the cause of the problems.

Let's come to Matthew 24 and we'll see what the causes of the problems are and how things get that way. Now last year they killed six thousand people. This year so far they've killed a thousand, many of them the policemen whom they are now beheading. Most of the other killings and shootings have been drug gangs against drug gangs; and it's been amazing how many millions of dollars they have seized, and how many pounds of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, they have confiscated also. So when I say it is collapsing, I'm saying as a nation it is coming apart because of how Mexico is. It is truly what you would call a growing and increasing lawless nation. What we are going to see is that we will follow the same pattern somewhere down the road, not too far in the future.

We also see this in the world. When Jesus is talking here in Matthew 24, He's not just talking about isolated things. He's talking about things that will take place in the end time, though these things have happened all the way down from the time of Christ until now. But He is in particularly talking about the end times, so He says in Matthew 24:12: "And because lawlessness shall be multiplied, the love of many shall grow cold."

Now we also have an example of this right here in the city of Oakland, in California. Four policemen were shot a week ago and they knew the person they were arresting was not only a parole violator, but he was also a drug dealer. He was also a rapist, having raped four or five different women. And so because of the laws of California inflicted upon the police; because of the Democrat liberals (and I'm going to bring that out a little bit later) and all liberals whether they are Democrat or not that say that you have to have such rules with the police, the rules of engagement. The rules of engagement are this: if you are pulling over someone for a routine stop, you cannot draw your guns beforehand.

So here the two policemen stopped this guy. They knew who he was and he pulled over and they got out and said, 'Get out of the car.' So he had the sunroof open, he stood up, and shot both of them. Then he got out and shot them in the head and the whole black community is going, 'Oh, poor guy, this was justified killing of the police, because of slavery.' So he had just recently kidnapped a twelve-year old girl and raped her. So Mike Savage, who we don't listen to regularly, but were coming home from Santa Cruz and turned it on, described all of those who were there for the funeral—all of the ones who were responsible: Dellums, Finestine, Boxer, Jerry Brown, Newsom from San Francisco was there. All of those liberals are the ones who put upon California that you had to have these rules of engagement for the police, knowing who he was. They should have had the right to have their guns drawn so they would be able to protect themselves.

Needless to say, two other policemen came to the rescue and he shot them; but he was also shot in the meantime. So they had this funeral, nothing about the victims and their families, except, 'Oh, these were nice men. Oh, we knew them and this was wonderful.' But you see one of the ironic things was that two weeks before, those four policemen were at the funeral of another policeman who had just been shot. So if there are any black leaders listening, it is your responsibility to stop the lawlessness within the black community, if you think that the white people are picking on you; likewise, in the Latino community.

You can go down to LA and there are hundreds of square miles in Los Angeles County that you don't dare go into because they are controlled by the Mexicans who belong to La Raza. La Raza means the race and they are the ones that want to bring that back into what they call Mazatlan, which is take half of California back to Mexico. In California there are more Spanish-speaking radio stations than English-speaking radio stations. This is what they are preaching: 'come across the border, have more children, we'll take over, and at the appropriate time…' which will be when? We don't know. At the time of civil unrest they are going to stand up; and what's going to happen to the nation? Well, let me tell you what the Russians predict. The Russians predict that America will be divided up into seven different areas. Since the Communists are taking over in Washington, D.C., maybe the Russians know something we don't.

So are we going to see what's happening in Mexico, happen here? Now that will be tied in with the lawlessness that comes about because this nation is so full of sin. Like I wrote in my letter, they need to repent, beginning from the top to the bottom. But, of course, they don't believe in God and if they have a religion, they preach another Jesus; and they don't preach law-keeping, yet they demand that everyone operates by the rule of law and 'all of us liberals and atheists and people who want to control will set down the laws and you abide by their dictates.'
There's a book out, called Liberal Fascism by Goldberg, and he shows how these things have happened in history over and over and over and over and over again. These things come as judgments of God upon people who are sinning.

Then there was another man, I saw this on one of the television stations, who wrote a book (I forget the title) about Hitler, Stalin, and Lenin. They used the same methods that we now see coming out of Washington, D.C. Hitler got in legally and the first two years he changed everything so much that the Germans couldn't turn it back. Now what's going to happen in America? We'll see some of the things that are going to happen and it's going to affect the world.

First of all, let's see how this progresses into a lawless society. Let's come back here to Isaiah 5. Lawless societies don't happen; they come because people reject the laws of God, reject the laws of the land, and 'everyone does what is right in his own eyes.' Sound a little familiar to the Bible? Last verse in the book of Judges: that 'everyone did what was right in his own eyes.' Everyone was a law unto himself, you see. So here's how it progresses.

I'm reminded of what Thomas Jefferson wrote. I'll paraphrase it; I don't have the exact quote. He said, 'We are going to be in trouble if we ever do as Europe, and gather into the cities and stack each other upon each other.' Because when you put human beings together that close, it breeds lawlessness. The ones who are lawless and sinners become thugs and enforcers, as we've seen in the past. Has there been Mafia? Yes. Have we had lawless eras when the Mafia gangs were shooting each other? How about during the days when they had prohibition? Shooting and killing each other and really one of the only things that stopped it was the depression and then World War II.

So let's see how this progresses. Isaiah 5:8: "Woe to those who join house-to-house…." Now if you want to go to San Francisco and see that fulfilled literally, all the houses have common walls between them, itty-bitty yards in the backyard, not in the front, and two stories. You get a fire in one house, it usually goes to three. I remember the first time I came to San Francisco and I remember as I was driving along, I looked at those houses going up on the hills, house after house after house, and I said, 'They've got a lot of condominiums down here, don't they?' I didn't realize they were houses. Now look at what we have today: condominiums—two, three, four, five, six stories tall. They even have them in Oakland where they have one twenty stories high and you can buy a condominium for a million dollars so you can have a good view of San Francisco Bay and get the smell of it, when low tide comes. Woe to those who do that.
"…that lay field-to-field, until there is no place left…" (v 8). Delores and I were talking about this the other day, about when we were growing up, we were able to go around the neighborhood and any place, and never have to worry. When we lived on a farm, I could go out and I could play in the woods; I could walk across the people's fields; I could go through their barbed wire fences and I didn't disturb anything. I didn't tear anything down. And I would go up and see my friends that lived a mile away. My mother had such a voice with a high 'e' that when she called Fredeeee, I could hear her over a mile away and I would have to answer—and we had fun. Today you can't do that. Up in Oakland they have bars on the windows and doors, and when the sun goes down, nobody goes out because of the gangs and shooting, just like down in Los Angeles and in other cities in America, the same thing. There are groups of lawless people everywhere and they are all jammed together.

"…and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!…. [That means sooner or later you're going to be out of your houses. That's starting with repossessions, foreclosures. There're some areas they say you drive by and every house is foreclosed upon. There are some malls that are becoming empty and it's going to increase more; they say about 30% of the malls are going to go into foreclosure and go down.] …The LORD of Hosts swore in my ears, 'Truly, many houses shall be deserted, even great and fair, without inhabitant'" (vs 8-9).

The one problem they are having in Long Island, New York, right now is what? Repossession of multi-million-dollar houses. One man paid twelve million for a house and he had it on the market for nineteen. No takers. So now he has it down to thirteen million. He probably won't sell it until he gets it down to about 8-million. That's to say nothing of the smaller houses and the other people.

Growing up and expanding in different areas are tent cities where the homeless are now gathering more and more and more. What is that going to do? That's going to breed crime. Think about what happens, if all of a sudden because of lawlessness and commotion, they are able to block off highways and keep deliveries from coming into the cities. Think how quickly supermarkets are going to run out of food, and how many riots there will be. Remember what happened when they started Christmas shopping back east someplace? They opened up the doors for Wal-Mart and everyone was so excited to get in there, and selfish and pushing their own way, they ran in and trampled over one of the security guys who opened the door! No one paid any attention; they just ran over him—because 'lawlessness shall be multiplied, the love of many shall grow cold.' That's where we are.
Here's how it happens, v 10: "'Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath… [So here shows that starvation is going to come. Now think about the starvation that is going to come when it's mandated that most of the corn goes for ethanol. What are you going to eat? Well, try a fender on your car, see how that is.] …and the seed of a homer shall yield an ephah'…. [Now that means a big bag of seed will yield a little basket of produce.] …Woe to those who rise up early in the morning to go after strong drink; who continue into the night while wine inflames them!" (vs 10-11).

Now add to that, what we are seeing right here, drugs, cocaine, meth, marijuana, and we are so lawless and so in debt in California, the state is, because we have such a lawless legislature, that they will not cut the budget; and they won't lay off any of the civil servants. What's the solution? What is the biggest cash crop in California? Marijuana. 'Let's legalize it, so we can get the tax money.' I don't think that the attorney general of the United States, who's in there now, Eric [transcriber's correction] Holder, will object. Isn't that kind of contradictory? We outlaw smoking in all buildings and all the places where there's no smoking, and they tax tobacco, which is far less damaging than marijuana; but they say, 'Oh, goody, let's legalize it and we'll cut down the crime and we will get tax revenue from it.' Then they are going to have to spend all the money on medical care to take care of them after their health breaks down and their minds go crazy.

I'm setting the stage here for something so that you will understand how things are going to come. And I will bring some of the economic things that going to come as a result of it. Verse 12: "And the lyre, and the harp, the drum, and pipe, and wine, are at their feasts… [Just translate that into rock concerts. By the way, rock concerts are designed to hypnotize you, blast the music through every cell of your body, and then have all the strobe lights going around so it's reflecting all of these lights. And that's how they are hypnotized and they walk out of there, 'Ooo, did I have a good time!' Hooked! 'Let's go out and have some pot. Let's go out and have some coke. Let's go out and have some heroin.'] …but they do not regard the work of the Lord. Yea, they do not see the work of His hands. Therefore My people are gone into exile because they have no knowledge…" (vs 12-13).

That's where we're headed as a nation: exile. Don't you think a lot of countries would love that, especially after what we've done to them economically? Of course, they didn't have any fault in it. "…and their honorable men are famished, and the multitude is dried up with thirst. Therefore, the grave has enlarged its appetite…" (vs 13-14).
I want you to think about what you have seen in Mexico; I want you to think about what you have seen in Darfur; and I want you to think about that it's probably going to happen here. What would happen if all of a sudden, because we have terrorists in our midst, we have Hezbollah and Al Qaida in our midst, and now they are thinking of releasing the prisoners at Club Gitmo into the United States? The one who was responsible for blowing up the U.S. Cole, they let him go, because they couldn't bring the case against him in court because if they did in court, they would have to reveal their C.I.A. secret information network; and they can't do that. So we have insanity, greed, blatantness and lawlessness running Washington, D.C., the whole west coast of the United States, the state of Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. Those states are in trouble. Other states are not in debt like we are, so we'll just have to see what happens. But what they say is: the way California goes so goes the nation.

"Therefore, the grave has enlarged its appetite, and opened its mouth without limit; and down goes her glory and multitude and brawlers, and he who rejoices in her, shall go down into it. And man is bowed down, and men are brought low, and the eyes of the lofty are humbled. But the LORD of hosts is exalted in judgment…" (vs 14-16).

What you need to understand, is how important is it then, for all people to keep the commandments of God. Because that's how God judges the nations: in the letter. We're not talking about salvation; we're just talking about the necessary laws to run a society and keep it decent. "…and God, the Holy One, is sanctified in righteousness. Then shall the lambs feed in their own pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat. Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin with cart ropes" (vs 16-18).

Now just think of this—where all of this comes from—most of this emanates out of Hollywood and other areas of entertainment. Question: how many saw the Wizard of Oz? Everyone has seen it. Did you know that that was psychologically set up to cause people to be confused in their thinking, just like it was; and also the beginnings of the setting them up to bring this to children to gradually bring in the educational system that we now have, which produces what? Wonderful, little socialists who want the state to take care of them. You have to take the long view.

Now let's continue on. Verse 19: "Who say, 'Let Him hurry and hasten His work, so that we may see it; let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know'…. [But they really don't want that. So here's what happens] …Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…" [That's exactly where we are on a majority of basis of things that are going on. Why can't people have any common sense to do something that is decent that you think of; that would be good to do? Nothing wrong with that; but you can't do it, because evil is good and good evil.] …who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" (vs 19-21).

That sounds like a lot of politicians and religionists we know—doesn't it? Yes, indeed! "Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink; who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him…. [so here's what's going to happen and we will see how it's going to be affected and what it will do to the economy.] …Therefore, as fire devours the stubble, and the flame burns up the chaff; their root shall be like rottenness, and their blossom shall go up like dust because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel" (22-24).

Now all of these things happen because of what I just read here: They cast it away behind them. They don't want to listen to God; they don't want to follow Him. "…cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore, the anger of the LORD is kindled against His people, and He has stretched out His hand against them, and has stricken them; and the hills trembled, and their dead bodies were as filth in the midst of the streets. In all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still" (vs 24-25).

What happens when you have a lawless society? You must have more and more and more police, because you haven't taught the people how to govern their own lives; to have good behavior.

  • they all lie
  • they all cheat
  • they all steal
  • they all connive

So the only thing you can do is have more laws, more regulation, and more police to do it. You'd think in a lawless society there would be no laws. No, the reaction to all of not having laws is to have more enforcement upon people, and then that breeds more lawlessness. What does it do to the economy? Tears it all down. Why are we in the mess that we are in economically? I'll tell you why, because everyone was greedy from the top to the bottom: the buyer, the banker, the congressmen, the senators, every single one; all the corporations; more, more, more, more. And what has happened now, as punishment for that? The economy has gone down.

Where will that end up? It's going to end up in a very surprising way, because everything that I read here shows how a lawless society comes about. We haven't come unglued like Mexico, but we probably will, because we were lawless in our society and becoming more lawless in it; and we were lawless in handling the money. And remember there is no backing to the dollar; it is a lawless piece of paper. So if you take any Federal Reserve dollar, whatever denomination of it, it says, This note is legal tender for all debts public and private. The only difference between that and Monopoly money is the ink and that statement. Really is, so you take the deterioration of the society that parallels the deterioration of the credibility of its money. They go hand-in-hand.

Now what the Fed is doing is becoming more lawless. They are doing what is called monetizing the debt, which is taking debt and saying, 'I have this debt, now it becomes an asset to me, (and no one knows where all the Fed dollars go), and so because we have this, we can print more money.' So they are printing trillions of dollars. It is going to be unsustainable. So what is the punishment for that going to be? We read it how many times.

Let's go back and just refresh our memories again. Deuteronomy 28. I know many times in the past, with the exception, of say, the last five years, when we would read these words we'd think, 'Oh, well, that's going to happen; that's sure going to happen.' And a lot of us, like when Delores and I were first married, we looked at each other and said, 'Oh, isn't it wonderful, we're not going to get old.' Here we are. I want you, again, to see the process that happens. As I have mentioned, how many times, the reason there are so many foreigners here is because of abortion, fifty million, going on a thousand a day.

Deuteronomy 28: 43: "The stranger dwelling among you shall get up above you very high… [Now that's a process. That's becoming more and more and more and more] …and you shall come down very low." Now here's the thing we have really not grasped, to be brought down low means a third world existence. It says very low.

Let's also understand something else concerning the prophesies of God, as I have mentioned before. God does not just fulfill them a little bit. He doesn't fulfill them half; He fulfills them to the magnitude of what He said to the fullest. So it's going to happen. You shall come down very low. How far will this go? What form will this take? Now the reason I am bringing these things together is because I want to bring it together in such a way that you will see that they all fit, and that you will be prepared for what is coming next. What is coming next will knock us down even lower. Remember in the sermons that I have given on this before, I said that when this hits we'll go down big thump, but we won't be out. We'll recover a little bit; because this is going to come in waves. This will be a process.

Now notice v 44, because if you read all of Deuteronomy 28, then you come to v 44. Now everything that you have in here, with all the curses, affects the wealth of the nation. "He shall loan to you, and you shall not loan to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail." Now that's going to happen. We used to, as late as 1980, be the world's greatest creditor nation. Everyone was borrowing from us; but now, it's the other way around. Look at the borrowers that we have embraced as friends: Red China, the Soviet Union, all the Arabs, different other states. They buy our treasury bonds. That's how we get the money to have deficit financing of the government. And now the wild, lawless government that is in place in Washington, D.C. wants to add 10-trillion dollars more to the debt, which is already 10-trillion, and that doesn't count Social Security, retirements, health benefits. That doesn't count all the things that are, how shall we say, built on borrowed money, the whole society.

So we're going to see what they're going to do in just a minute. "And all these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever" (vs 45-46). And that means this: wherever the children of Israel are in the world, look for these signs, from greatness and blessing down to enslavement.

Here's the reason, v 47: "Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things. Therefore you shall serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you in hunger, and in thirst. and in nakedness, and in the want of all things. And he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you" (vs 47-48). Now just put in your notes there Deuteronomy 8, that when people get rich and fat and sassy and they turn away from God, they don't give God credit for giving them all the things. Now the way they perpetuate enjoying these blessings is to borrow, and lie, and cheat, and steal. So it affects the whole economy.

Now we have affected the whole world and the whole world is angry at us. The Chinese finance minister said publicly, 'We hate America. We hate the dollar.' They are even threatening not to buy any treasury bonds. Now when that happens, the value of the dollar will go down to where it actually is, near zero. So they are looking for another solution.
Now these things have been coming along for quite a while. Let's see what China is asking for, because they are stuck with the most trillions of dollars of American bonds and debts, and so forth, of any nation in the world. So they are calling for a new currency. Now people don't understand what's going to happen when that takes place. I'll explain it to you. This is March 23, 2009:

China's central bank on Monday proposed replacing the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund.

Which I said sometime back would happen. They are actually planning, through the G-20, so if you want to go on line and check out the G-20, keep track of them because they are planning for a new world. They'll start out with international trade—they won't work with the dollar internally yet—but there are as many dollars out in the world as we have here. So it is a new global system.

In an essay posted on the Peoples' Bank of China website, Zhau Ziaochuan, the central bank's governor said the goal would be to create a reserve currency that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies.

What is he saying, credit-based national currencies? Those are all fiat currencies, which are currencies that are not backed by real wealth, i.e. gold and silver. And sooner or later they become nothing.

This is a clear sign that the largest holder of U.S. dollar financial assets is concerned about the potential inflationary risk of the Federal Reserve printing money.

Now go on line and read about Zimbabwe. They are right in the midst of a terrible, terrible inflationary spiral where they have war, starvation; they have brutality, killing, murder; it is totally lawless. Mexico's not quite as bad. Go look up Darfur and see what is happening there. Go back and read about what happened to Yugoslavia when it was split up. When it started falling apart, the currency was worthless and there was inflation and people couldn't buy anything. It was total chaos. Now picture that in America with all the divisions between the races, the hatred of the infiltrators who want to blow us up and kill us. Picture that in relationship to gangs roaming the streets, total lawlessness, bashing in doors, going in houses, stealing things, killing people and we're all programmed for it—aren't we? By all the movies, television, video games. What are they? Death, destruction and mayhem. So whatever people feed their minds on, that's the judgment God gives back to them.

The outbreak of the current crisis and the spillover to the entire nation reflected the inherent vulnerabilities and systemic risk in the existing international monetary system.

Now the G-20 is this: the twenty central banks that control 98% of the financing and commerce in the world. They are working on getting regulations in all their banks, which apply to all the banks in their countries, and to have an equal structure over all nations. Now that's going to lead to the one-world government, but, you see, we never thought that all of this would happen this way to usher in the Beast at the end, did we? We never put it all together, but now I think we can see it better.

Among other countries, Russia has lowered its own dollar holdings in the last few years. President Obama was questioned about it because they are bringing out new currency—why? Because it's coming. What they are doing is psychologically programming people for a new currency by bringing it out. And then you have someone like Japan stand up and say, 'Well, there's really nothing to replace the dollar now.' So people hear that and say, 'I guess it's going to happen.' So then they hear what President Obama said when he was asked about a new currency and the comment was made that he said, 'I don't think we need it now.' So you listen to those words, he's saying, 'We're going to need it later.' So all of the insiders are in on the fix; especially those who hold money because they're telling us, 'We're not going to lose our money. We're not going to take a hit for you,' so all of this is to figure out a way to minimize their losses.

U.N. panel says world should ditch the dollar.

The question becomes, what will they replace it with? You have to have something you're going to trust. What is it going to be? Can't be the dollar, because it's too weak now; collapsing. It can't be the yen, because the yen isn't strong enough; can't be the Chinese yuan, because it's not strong enough; can't be the euro, because Europe is in trouble. It can't be the pound, so what is it going to be?

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I've been reading these reports from various things compiled by Ron Carey: Financial Times, Moscow Times, Ambrose Evans-Prichard, Associated Press, Reuters, and Edmund L. Anderson; so I've got quite a few different ones here. At the G-20 the Kazakhstan leader also called for a single-global currency.

Fed to pump a trillion dollars into U.S. economy.
It shows they are taking risks. And Sarkozy who took over the French government, as a conservative, to get rid of socialism, is rejecting Obama's plans for spending money—this is from Reuters:

Sarkozy snubs Obama's stimulus plan. In Berlin Thursday the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his side, French President Nicolas Sarkozy explicitly rejected Obama's push for more global stimulus by declaring "the problem is not about more spending… [which then is borrow and spend] …but putting in place a system of regulations, so that the economic and financial catastrophe that the world is seeing does not reproduce itself."

Now when all of this was brought to the attention of Tim Geithner, (the wonderful and only man who can solve our economic problems) he was asked about it because the dollar was plunging against the euro, the yen, the sterling, and so forth, and it plunged even more when he made this comment. Here's what he said:

Mr. Geithner later qualified his remarks insisting that the dollar would remain the world's dominant reserve currency for a long time… [How long is a long time?] …but the seeds of doubt have been sown.

Obama said there was no threat to the reserve status of the dollar. He said,

I don't believe there is a need for a global currency. The reason the dollar is strong right now is because investors consider the United States the strongest economy in the world with the most stable political system in the world.

So anyway, China holds 30% of all the world's reserves. Now, why am I talking about the economics and sin? We'll see why. Let's see what else is coming. What is this going to lead to? Let's come to Revelation 13, because there will be a world currency of some kind in the very near future, which can mean what? A year or two years, three years; I don't know if it will go three years, but pretty soon down the road. But what all of this is going to do is give rise to the Beast of Revelation 13 and 17.

I think out of this we can pretty well predict or surmise or get from the midst of this, how this new currency is going to come about. It's not going to be all at once everywhere. First is going to come the regulation of the banks. This is going to bring the governments more and more together, cooperating more and more together, which then is going to lead to a world government. And here in Revelation 13:1 is the Beast, which is the world
"I stood on the sand of the sea; and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne and great authority" (vs 1-2). So what is taking place now is the great conspiracy of Satan to bring a world government, because of sin worldwide, and at the same time the modern nations of Israel are going to come down and be punished.

Now we never figured that it would come quite this way, but that's how it's happening; and it really makes more sense, because now Europe is going to have to organize. Europe is going to have to reinvest itself as Catholics. Europe is going to have to have children, so they can have armies and strength, because they can no longer rely upon the United States. The United States will not have the economic means to keep its army going. Will we leave Afghanistan like Russia left Afghanistan? Because their whole system collapsed and the ruble was worth nothing and they had to call the troops home. Sound familiar? Very close—aren't we?

Notice this is a combination of the beast back in Dan. 7. So this is a worldwide system that is an amalgamation of the great empires of the past. Verse 3: "And I saw one of his heads as if it were slain to death, but his deadly wound was healed; and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast." Now when it talks about the whole earth, let's understand it means the wholeearth, not just a certain section of the world, the whole earth. Everything we are dealing with at the end is worldwide, global; and we'll see what kind of government is going to come out of this.

"And they worshipped the dragon, who gave his authority to the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who has the power to make war against him?'" (v 4). Now let's think about this for a minute. A lot of people said, 'Well, the beast is Europe.' It may be part of it. Other people have said, 'The United States is the beast.' No, it isn't the beast; it's definitely Manasseh and Israel. It's going to come down.

The Beast is going to be a world system. If the world system, and of course it's going to have its leaders, so the Beast will be personified by a person, as well as asystem, and agovernment. Come back to Revelation 17 for just a minute. Let's read this about the beast, because this is a unique beast. There has never been one like it. Let's read it. Revelation 17:7: "Then the angel said to me, 'Why are you amazed? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her… [so the coming world religion is personified by the woman. That's not just the Catholic Church. All religions are going to come together and recognize each other, and they are going to all be watered down to nicey-nicey, goody-goody, get-along, two-shoe religions.] ...and of the beast that carries her, which has seven heads and ten horns. The beast that you saw, was. and is not, but is about to come up out of the abyss and go into perdition…. [Then it says here]: …the beast that was, is not and yet is" (vs 7-8).

What does a normal beast, or power, previously consist of? A nation that conquered other nations, like Babylon, like Assyria. They had a king, they had territory, they had sovereignty, and they had their own currency. This beast is going to be different, because it is coming about by agreement of nations coming together, not conquering as we used to think of in war. As it says here in Revelation 17:17: "For God has put it into their hearts to do His will, and to act with one accord, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God have been fulfilled."

Now that's quite a statement, agree to give up your sovereignty. What's the first step in getting rid of your sovereignty? Getting rid of your currency. So if we have a new currency, and as I said, it will probably come about. We'll see a little bit later the ultimate of what it is going to be. It will be a new reserve currency based upon, probably, partly the dollar, partly the pound, the yen, the yuan, and whatever Arab denomination of money they have, the denary, the denarius or whatever they have. That's how it's going to start. Once they have the banking system all set in, because they give their power to the Beast.

Now let's come back to Revelation 13 and read on a little more. There is going to be signal event that is going to take place and we will see what it is. That signal event is going to be 'wounded to death and his deadly wound is healed.' No one has power to make war against the Beast for several reasons:

  • They don't have the money to raise an army because there is a world currency and it's controlled by a world central bank.
  • There will be a world army.
  • There will be world taxation.
  • Probably all means of deadly weapons will be controlled by the Beast.

And as I have said, a successor to the United Nations, which will probably be headquartered in Switzerland, which is what? The world-banking center.

So think on all of those things that are going to come together. So he's wounded, great catastrophe in the world. We've got the world currency going and we have peace and safety. Everyone's getting along. We've come out of all the doldrums of the economic woes that we have had. That nasty nation America has been put down into its place along with the Brits. So they don't amount to anything any longer. And now our leader is assassinated! But he comes back to life.

Let's read what's going to happen here. Revelation 13:5: "And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him; and authority was given to him to continue for forty and two months.... [That is after his deadly wound was healed.] …And he opened his mouth and blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And he was given power to make war against the saints, to overcome them; and he was given authority over every tribe and language and nation" (vs 5-7). That is a world government. This is a world dictator.

Now when they read these years ago and wrote the commentaries, they couldn't understand how this thing could be the whole world, but today we know. So when we read Revelation and it says the whole world, the whole earth, it means exactly that. Now notice v 8: "And all who dwell on the earth will worship him… [We will see that then will be the signal event, because when he comes back to life, he's going to be declared God on earth. Who else can come back to life in this way unless he is God manifested in the flesh? Think about how everyone is going to follow after this, 'Oh, wonderful, oh, yes, we have our system. This is good.'] …whose names have not been written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." The ones who won't are those who know the Truth, and know God, and have the Spirit of God. So we will become the enemies.

Let me tell you something about surveillance that they already have. I saw a special on CNBC, how they gather information on people. They gather so much information, of course, to help businesses and to understand demographics, and to understand buying habits and things like this. They have everything about you: name, social security number, address, telephone number, your bank account number. They know what it is. They know where you live; they can survey you at any time they want to with the global positioning satellites already in orbit, which are so powerful that they can clearly photograph a license plate on a car at sixty miles away. They have surveillance things on all telephone calls, all emails, all text messages. It's already there. Private corporations have that.

Now when 9-11 happened, President Bush and Vice-President Cheney, and the other ones, went down to these companies and saw what they had, which was so flabbergasting they didn't realize how much information they had on everybody. They used them to track the terrorists in America. They gave President Bush the emergency powers for forty-five day increments until they finally had it approved on a permanent basis, but they used those companies to do it. I never knew that. There is nowhere you can hide. Jim showed me that one day. He came in here and said, 'Fred, I want to show you something.' I said, 'What is it?' He said, 'It's a picture of your house from a satellite,' because he put in my name and address and up came up a picture of it and you could print it. They have better resolution. In fact, Google was going to sell, which they probably will. You want to keep track of your neighbor? You can see his activities from the satellite. If you've never seen the movie Enemy of the State, trust the things that we already know. Don't trust me, but the things that we already know. That is ancient technology now; that is nothing. They can drive down the street and find out how much you have in your house. You're not going to be able to hide.

You get all of these powers in the hands of a dictator; surveillance cameras everywhere. What the grocery stores want to have is this: you buy things on these swipe cards, they know what you buy. It goes in to these companies and they categorize it and then they can get a profile on you, what you buy when you go in the store. So if you go in a store and you're carrying your card with you, you can go right by the machine that will read the card that you have in your wallet or in your purse, and say, 'Oh, hello Mr. or Mrs. So and So. Today we have a special on this over here. We have another special over here. And because you are a regular customer and buy these things, you can get a discount.' Then when you walk out the door, you don't have to check out. It'll add it all up and you go, and it'll just bill you. That's what they want. They know everything about you.

Now this is going to be worldwide. No one is going to hide. If you think you are going to hide in the wilderness, guess where the satellites are always surveying. They are looking for stray people out in the wilderness, so they can send the officials out there to find out who you are and why you are there. And don't you think they know where every pot garden is in the world! They don't want to destroy them all, because those who belong to the super elite make money from cocaine, marijuana, heroin, homosexuality, prostitution. You want to know where all arms are? Well, the ones that are being sold now, are they going to put a chip in there, identification GPS; so if you're out there in the wilderness, they're going to know exactly where you are, who you are, what kind of gun you have?

Now they've had technology for years where they could shoot something up on your window like a little splattered bug and they can monitor every word that goes on. Now they have it even better. I just read this last week—they have nano-technology—like the point of a pin—which is GPS trackable. You tie that together with what we're going to read here in a minute, because all this rebellion against God and the enforcement by a dictator in order to control the lawless people, leads to this kind of thing: the mark of the Beast.

Now, they know that the human body produces its own electricity chemically to make the nerves work and the brain-work, and so forth, and it interfaces with the blood and the nutrients and the hormones, and all of this works together—great way that God has made us. But now, if they can figure out how they can have an electrical source generated by your own body, then they will be able to put the mark of the Beast on you and it will work. But when you do that, you're going to give up your self-control. You're going to give yourself totally over to the Beast, because now they can send messages, very low frequency, that will be geared to come right into these marks in your right hand or in your forehead. Whoever has it, they will control your thoughts.

We are getting a generation that is so used to swiping the cards. What I want you to do is a special project: watch commercials and ask yourself the question, what are they pre-programming people to do? Remember the one where they had everyone going into this delicatessen buying their lunch and all these things and everything is coming fast and everyone is going out and swiping their card. Then all of a sudden it stops! Bam! Everybody's looking at this person that's buying and he sheepishly pulls out a few dollars out of his wallet, and he is going to pay for it in cash. They look at him as if he's the enemy. 'You're upsetting the system with money.' Because they want a cashless society and they will get it. So that's where all of this world-banking thing is going to go, all of the technology going to go.

Now let's read about the mark of the Beast. It's going to come. Revelation 13:11: "And I saw another beast rising out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon… [So we have the same thing, we have the Beast and then we have the religion. In Revelation 17 we have the religion and then the beast] …And he exercises all the authority of the first beast before him… [That is he has worldwide control] …and causes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed…. [Because he's God manifested in the flesh] ...And he performs great wonders, so that he even causes fire to come down to the earth from heaven in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by the means of the wonders that were given to him to perform in the sight of the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth that they should make an image for the beast, which had the wound by the sword, yet was alive. And he was given power to give life to the image of the beast... [And it's not going to be some fake thing. It's not going to be some sort of people who said, 'Well, what do you think about this?' It won't be holographic images, it will be the real thing and it will speak.] …and he causes everyone who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed" (vs 11-15).

So now we enter into a time of control, exactly like the French Revolution: 'If you won't worship the Beast, off goes your head!' I think they'll bring back the guillotine, because that is the most humane way to kill people. Their head is off and they are dead. It also does something else: it lets lots of blood go everywhere. "…and he causes all… [now this is referring to the first beast] …he causes all… [because this is governmental enforced, not religious enforced] …he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to receive a mark in their right hands, or in their foreheads, So no one may have the ability to buy and sell unless he has mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (vs 15-17). Now let me just say this. The force of the 'or'in the Greek has more the meaning, 'unless he has the mark and the name of the beast, and the number of his name.' In other words, you have to have the authentic thing that they authorize you to have. So this is going to be something.

Let me read something else concerning this. This is from B.I.S. Review 2009. (B.I.S. is the Bank of International Settlements). Let me just tell you something about that. That's where a lot of these economic things are going to be centered, in Switzerland—The Bank of International Settlements. So what they are going to do is create a regulatory framework, which they are working on right now. They are going to correct the flaws in the financial system, etc, which they are working on right now with the G-20. So he says, "Let me conclude…" Most people don't know it, but the Federal Reserve officials have attended the yearly Bank of International Settlement meetings since 1960. So this thing has been developing over a long period of time. We don't know anything about it, because it's the agreements that we make with people, and so forth, in other nations. So here's what he concludes:

In the current, very demanding situation, the swiftness and magnitude of decisions taken by central banks as regards the supply of liquidity, and the decisive actions taken by governments and parliaments as regard recapitalization in the financial sector, and the provision of guarantees, have proved effective in avoiding a meltdown of the global financial system. It would be a mistake to underestimate the structural fragility of the present state of global finance, and consequently the global economy. This is the heart of the matter… [because what we have could break down again very quickly.] …This is the heart of the matter. We need a paradigm change in the global economy. (BIS Review, 2009)

What is that paradigm change? A new world currency for a new generation of lawless people who want to give their lives over to something other than God; and they will get their desire.

Now why is it going to happen? They are going to have this hero who is the Beast. And after he is, shall we say, resurrected from the dead, the deadly wound is healed; then what does he do to prove that he is God? Let's come to 2-Thessalonians 2 and we will see why this is coming about.

2-Thessalonians 2:1: "Now we beseech you, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, That you not be quickly shaken in mind, nor be troubled—neither by spirit. nor by word, nor by epistle, as if from us. saying that the day of Christ is present…. [Now he's talking about some very serious things. You see as we get down toward Pentecost, I'm going to show you what a fantastic and frightful thing the return of Christ is going to be, and how everyone is going to know it. They are going to think that it is the antichrist coming to the earth.] (Now notice v 3): …Do not let anyone deceive you by any means… [Now you can apply that to all aspects of faith as well.] …because that day will not come unless the apostasy has come first…" (vs 1-3). This could also mean, unless the rebellion has first come to the full. That's what we read back in Rev. 13 and 17. The rebellion will be fully manifested in a world-government, so it's not going to happen until there is a world-government.

And now for the first time we can begin to see how that will happen. First, a world currency, started out with a new international reserve currency for world trade; and the nations will keep their regular currency for a while until they get everything organized and then gradually replace it with the world currency. Once you have that in shape, the one who controls the money controls the government.

Now you can bring in a world government and all of the younger generation is going to want it and have been programmed to receive it. All of us old fogies will have gone away. Just like today, people wonder, 'Well how could we get someone like Barak Obama in as president and all of these liberal and communistic and fascist ideas coming down the pike?' Because the greater proportion of the population now believes in those things. Thank you for the government public education. All of those who believe in what are called morals, or that is have some belief in God and the Bible, are getting older and older and older and are dying. Think of it today. What if you said: 'All right, we want to form a brand new organization and we're going to begin with people who really understand about law and order and values? We want all the veterans of World War II and the Korean War to come forth and with you we will start a brand new organization, a new political movement.' Can't happen.

The younger you go down in scale from that, the more liberal and the more wanting to have government benefits that you find. So if there is a turning back a little bit, therefore, even as powerful as some people think that Glenn Beck is going to be with his 9-12 movement, and getting a lot of people doing a lot of things, remember, in spite of all the talking of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, [Mark] Levine, and all of the others, and they were warning about Obama, warning about Obama—why was he elected? Because, the other half of the society (55% of them) doesn't listen to them. They listen to the others; and they now rule. And so, you know, what they ought to conclude is, 'Oh, we don't need to take away the Fairness Doctrine.' They elected Obama while they were screaming and yelling and saying, 'Don't elect this guy. He's the worse thing that's ever come along.' What effect did it have? Very little. And as every day passes, and the World War II and the Korean generation die off, they gain more and more and more younger people and now the ones who are getting older are the liberal ones, the godless ones; the ones who believe in diversity and homosexuality, and sinning against God as a way of life. So now the lawless society is going to control.

The only ones who are not going to be deceived by it are those who have the Spirit of God; and we are either destined to get old and die, ordestined to be martyred. Now if you don't like that, then you better figure out what you're going to do, because that's what we're looking at. And if you're not willing to stand for God to give your [transcriber's correction] life, what makes you think you can claim the sacrifice of Christ, who gave His life for you, so you could have your sins forgiven, but you're not willing to sacrifice your life Him in the way that He says. Not as a suicide bomber, but as a witness for the Truth.

"Do not let anyone deceive you by any means… [Now there are lots of means: music, television, whatever you read, cell phones, text messages, all of that.] …because that day will not come unless the apostasy shall come first, and the man of sin shall be revealed—the son of perdition" (v 3). This is going to be a signal moment in the history of the world and the fulfillment of prophesy when this man of sin, the son of perdition, is revealed and all the world is going to worship him.
Now notice if you think that our president is arrogant, listen to this one: "The one who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is an object of worship; so that he comes into the temple of God and sits down as God, proclaiming that he himself is God" (v 4). Now you talk about audacity. That's why there has to be a temple built; that's right where he is going and the two witnesses are going to be outside railing against him; and you're going to have the Beast and the False Prophet right there, and the two witnesses going at it. The Beast is going to say, 'Arrest them, shoot them, kill them.' And they open their mouths and fire comes out of their mouths and kills them; and plagues them for three-and-a-half years. They can't arrest them; they can't get them; they can't sneak up on them, because they have the power from God and they are going to give a witness that is going to shake this world such as never has ever occurred. That's because a man is going to say, 'I am God.' The two witnesses are going to be calling plagues down, droughts down, and things that will be killing people every day. They are going to go up to the Beast and say, 'What do you think about this?' Well, these are the enemies of God and I'm God. 'Well, look at what they are doing.' Well, they are obviously doing it by Beelzebub. Oh, yeah! They'll have some power, but the two witnesses will have more power.

Let's read on. "Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? And now you understand what is holding him back in order for him to be revealed in his own set time…. [So when he is revealed, we'll know.] …For the mystery of lawlessness is already working… [It was working then, it is developed and is working now, the system is getting ready for its final construction] …only there is one Who is restraining at the present time until it arises out of the midst. And then the lawless one will be revealed…" (v 5-8).

Now this will tell us exactly who he is in the events of Revelation 16, 19, and 13, 17. "…(whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth, and will destroy with the brightness of His coming)… [He will suffer death personally by the command of Jesus to send some angels to take the Beast and the False Prophet and cast them into the lake of fire.] …Even the one whose coming is according to the inner working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who are perishing because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved" (vs 8-10).

Now notice what happens when people reject Truth. "And for this cause, God will send upon them a powerful deception that will cause them to believe the lie… [that he is God on earth] …So that they all may be judged who did not believe the Truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness" [or lawlessness] (vs 11-12).

So the lawlessness comes along, builds a dictatorial government, causes financial collapse, a new economic system is coming, and there you have the whole formula. And we knew it was coming, but now we can see more clearly how it is going to come. So:

  • Watch the news.
  • Listen to what's going on.
  • Stay close to God.
  • Keep yourself out of trouble.

I guess they used to say, 'Keep your head down and your powder dry.'

One correction, the question was: You're either going to follow the Beast or you're going to be martyred. There is a third option; those few who are going to a place of safety. I think we better count on the second one—being martyred. Don't set your heart on going to a place of safety, because if you do, you are seeking to save your life, and you're going to lose it. Those who go to a place of safety will be very surprised when one day an angel comes and says, 'We're going to a place of safety.' Really? 'Yup!' The first thing the angel is going to say, 'Do you have your airplane ticket for this trip?' [joke]

Now trying to get this overview and understand it, I realize there are other things that I left out, but this is a single sermon and not a series.

Scriptural References:

  • Matthew 24:12
  • Isaiah 5:8-25
  • Deuteronomy 28:43-48
  • Revelation 13:1-4
  • Revelation 17:7-8, 17
  • Revelation 13:5-8, 11-17
  • 2-Thessalonians 2:1-12

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Judges
  • Deuteronomy 8
  • Daniel 7
  • Revelation 16, 19

Also referenced:

Books: Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg

BIS Review, 2009

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Transcribed: 5-5-09
Formatted: bo—5/24/09

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