Revelation Series #33
Feast of Tabernacles - Day 5
Fred R. Coulter—October 18, 2000

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There are forces, governments, people, organizations, institutions who are moving the world toward globalization. This September—which will be before the Feast of Tabernacles, but after the videos have been made—they are going to have a global summit at the United Nations, which is planning for the next millennium. I think we are going to be absolutely surprised as to what is happening in this world, and in particularly—after having watched much of the Republican Convention—everything they are talking about, that they are saying that the American people are accepting and buying into, you wait and see it's going to be according to the UN mandates.

We need to understand that there are some great and there are some awesome things that are going to take place. The United Nation's headquarters in New York City—which the ground was donated to the United Nations by the Rockefellers—the Soviet Union at that time the atheistic, communist nation set a huge bronze statue where men with hammers and anvils are 'beating their swords into plowshares and their spears into punning hooks.' Even though they were atheists they quoted Isaiah, the second chapter. This then, brethren, we need to understand is developing into the organization for the antichrist. We need to realize that, and we need to watch this. We have been watching and keeping our eyes on this for a long time.

If any of you were with us at the Feast of Tabernacles in 1993 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, you'll remember that I brought out the whole disarmament plan which was signed and endorsed by John F. Kennedy, to reduce all of America's arsenal and all the arsenals of all the other nations to where the United Nations army would end up being the biggest army and the strongest army. So that's why we see continuous disarmament. Eventually it's going to lead to the conquering of the United States of America and Britain and there are some prophecies that are very important that are going to take place. We're going to cover some of those and we're going to see what they actually have planned. We're going to see how the United Nations was developed, and how that it can be nothing other than the organization for the antichrist, inspired by Satan the devil, which is going to rule and control this world in a profound way.

Let's begin by going to Matthew 24. I did a sermon on this called The Two Generations. There is one section here in Matt. 24, which is very interesting, which kind of gives us a timeline. Yet, it doesn't. That's why I called it the Two Generations. The generation bearing the forming of the Church with the apostles back right after the days of Christ, after He ascended to heaven, and the beginning of the preaching of the Gospel. You have that generation which many of the things in Matt. 24 were fulfilled, but not everything.

This is something for us to learn; this is something for us to really know and watch and keep our eyes open so we understand what is happening. Matthew 24:32: "Now learn this parable from the fig tree… [We have to learn. This tells us that we need to be watching.] …When its branches have already become tender, and it puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. In like manner also, when you see all these things…" (vs 32-33). That is the key. What you need to do is this: you need to look at the world as a great stage, and all the players and all the events have to be there—ALL these things—not just some of them, not just part of them, but ALL these things!

"…know that it [the end] is near, even at the doors…. [So that means it hasn't come all the way through the doors, yet, but it's coming.] …Truly I say to you, this generation…" (vs 33-34)—the generation of the end-time. We're going to see what it is that they are doing, and we're going to see that it's bigger and it's grander, and it's more absolutely all encompassing than we have ever understood. We are going to see that some of the prophecies as they were understood in the past—by the Protestants, by the Seventh Day Adventists, even by the Church of God—were misapplied. It doesn't mean that they were wrong or that they were preaching heresy. They were probably right for the time in which they were preached, in identifying the system, in identifying the religious system and the governmental system, but no one has understood and I don't think anyone could really understand until we come to the end, which we are living in now, where we have all of these events are worldwide or global. Only when that takes place can we begin to understand.

Even the apostles themselves thought that Christ was going to return in their day. Of course, the apostles were not wrong in the sense that they were preaching false doctrine. God just had not given the understanding! That's very clear when you compare the first writings with the Apostle Paul with the last writings that he gave; the writings of Peter, as reflected through the Gospel of Mark, because Mark was with Peter most of the time. In Peter's second epistle, he says, 'I'm writing these things down so you can have them in remembrance.' He's the one who wrote and said that 'a thousand years is as a day.' So then, we made the mistake of picking up on 6,000 years or 7,000 years. That still may be a general parameter for us to look to, but what we need to look to is not a timeline. What we need to look to is an event-line. We have to see all the players on the stage. We can trust Christ. When they're all on the stage, the end is near!

Now, there's another event that's going to take place, v 23: "Then if anyone says to you, "Behold, here is the Christ," or, "He is there," do not believe it. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets…" (vs 23-24). So there are two kinds. A 'false Christ' is anyone who comes along and says, 'I'm going to give you the solution to all the problems in the world.' Let's have all the civil solutions. We know that when we get to Rev. 17 that the 'woman rides the beast.' So the 'false Christ' then is the antichrist. We can know and understand that there are two beasts in Rev. 13; both of those are antichrists. No question about it! False Christs!

"…and they shall present great signs and wonders, in order to deceive, if possible, even the elect" (v 24). This is the warning that Christ gave: that

  • we need to be alert
  • we need to watch
  • we need to understand

—because the world is going to come to a time where it is going to look so good, so wonderful, so marvelous that it's going to deceive all but the very elect—and maybe even some of them will be deceived temporarily.

Verse 35: "The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall never pass away…. [All the prophecies of Christ; all the prophecies in the Bible are going to come true at the set time that God determines, in the way that He has given in His Word. It will all take place.] …But concerning that day, and the hour, no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only" (vs 35-36). Then, at the beginning of the book of Revelation, God the Father gave it to Christ, Who then gave it to John who wrote the book of Revelation.

Another thing to watch for, v 37: "Now as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be at the coming of the Son of man. For as in the days that were before the Flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and they were not aware until the Flood came and took them all away; so shall it also be at the coming of the Son of man" (vs 37-39). He admonishes us to watch!
Let's understand something very profound here. We're living in the days of the fulfillment of part of Psa. 2. We're living in a time when all of the ungodly men of this world, and it really doesn't make what they profess as a religion, they are all ungodly men. And these ungodly men are led and inspired and motivated by Satan the devil. This whole world is going to come under the grips and the power of Satan the devil in such an awesome way that it's going to be just mind-boggling when it occurs.

Psalm 2:1: "Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain?…. [What is the vain thing that people are going to imagine? We will see! This will tell you! It is world government! That's a vain thing! Thinking that man can solve his own problems.] …The kings of the earth set themselves… [so it's the kings] …and the rulers take counsel together… [Isn't that what we have in international conferences among the governments and non-governmental organizations of the United Nations and different non-government organizations in the world? They're taking counsel together] …against the LORD and against His Christ…" (vs 1-2). They don't stand up there and say 'we're against God.' No! They say, 'we want all human beings to live in a wonderful world. And we cannot have it as it's been in the past of everyone fighting each other and every religion against each other. We need to get along. We need to go along. We need a new paradigm. Have you heard that in Worldwide? We need a new way of thinking. We need to think globally.

You watch all of the politics are going to be centering around on that. So if any of you out there thinking the Republicans are going to lead us back to a more normal United States of America, they won't! And if you think the Democrats would do it, they won't. None of them are their own bosses. They are all working for someone else, and I'll tell you who that is later on.

So, they "…take counsel together against the LORD and against His Christ, saying, 'Let us break Their bands asunder… [In other words, God has no control on this earth. This is the great apostasy of 2-Thess. 2. There are two things that they are doing. They're 'breaking the bonds' of the government of Christ in the individual's life and they are 'breaking the bands' of the inheritance that God has given each nation. They're being broken down step-by-step, treaty-by-treaty, agreement-by-agreement. And worldwide trade is one of the major ways in which these things are done.] …and cast away Their cords from us.'…. [In other words, 'We're going to do it without God!'] …He who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD scoffs at them. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and in His fury… [Rev. 16—the wrath of God] …He terrifies them. 'Yea, I have set My king upon Zion, My Holy mountain.'" (vs 2-6). So Christ is going to come and return and HE is going to be the One Who is going to rule!

  • v 7—has to do with the day Christ was begotten
  • v 8—has to do with His second return

There's a 'little here, a little there'; there's a 'line here, a line there'; 'precept here, precept there.'

  • v 6—second coming
  • v 7—first coming
  • v 8—second coming

Here's what's going to happen, God the Father asks of Christ, v 8: "'Ask of Me, and I shall give the nations for Your inheritance… [The Kingdom of God over the whole earth.] …and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron… [tie that in with Rev. 2:26, that we're going to 'rule with a rod of iron.' We will rule with love if they're willing to submit and repent. But if they won't, we're going to rule with a rod of iron just like Christ.] …You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'" (vs 8-9).

So, God gives counsel to the world rulers who says, "Now therefore be wise, O kings; be admonished, O judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry… [this is the message that's going to go out once Christ has established the Government of God on the earth.] …and you perish in the way, for His wrath can flame up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him" (vs 10-12). So we're the ones who are putting our trust in Him, and in God's Word.

Let's understand something concerning Satan the devil. Some of these things we already know, but I think it's good that we rehearse it. Satan loves nothing better than 'do-gooders'—people who want to do 'good' for the world and 'good' for people, and get along, go along and to break down all of these barriers. Oh he loves that, because then he's got them deceived! But 'do-gooders' appear good to all people. Look what happens every time we have do-gooder's take over—thing go wrong!

We know that Satan is called 'the god of this world.' We'll find out why he's called the 'god of this world' and how that took place. He is also called 'an angel of light.' So he's not going to come to the world leaders and to the population of the world and say, 'I'm going to lead you to the path of total destruction.' No, he's going to come and say, 'Hey, I've got a plan! And this is a good one. Why can't people get along? Why can't people love each other?' When he's the one that started all the problem with all the rebellion against God anyway. I mean, it's amazing when you stop and think about it.

Let's come to Ephesians, the sixth chapter, and let's understand, and much more so as we go down the road in the future, because we're not dealing with people who are well-intended that somehow are a little misguided. It's like the assumption that we unfortunately fell into in the past, which was this: Why there's no difference between the Jews and us, all they need is Christ. Well, that's like the difference in being in heaven and the abyss. Satan is controlling this world. He is the 'god of this world.' We're going to see that he deceives the world and we're going to see how he deceives this world.

Ephesians 6:10—this is what we're going to have to come to more and more: "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord… [It's a time when we have to be strong in the Lord because when things are looking good and peaceful and prosperous, that's when people are deceived the most. This is when we need to be strong in the Lord! This is when we need to have our guard up! Not just when there are difficulties and problems.] …and in the might of His strength…. [Not relying on ourselves, but relying on God and His power!] …Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil… [because his grand deception is coming and it's going to look oh so good.] …because we are not wrestling against flesh and blood… [not only against flesh and blood] …but against principalities and against powers, against the world rulers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual power of wickednessin high places" (vs 10-12)—or wicked spirits in high places

I suggest you get the book by Gary Kah—unfortunately, I loaned it out and haven't got it back yet—The New World Religion; he's the same one who wrote the book: En Route to Global Occupation. (amazon.com) You need to have that—spiritual wickedness in high places.

Let's see how Satan gets control. Satan gets control, he can't take it; he cannot seize it. But he gets control because human beings give it to him and then he gets permission from God—both! Both are factors! Let's come back to Genesis, the third chapter. It's awfully hard to keep from going back to the beginning, because after all in the book of Revelation, Christ says He's the 'Beginning and the Ending.' So here's the beginning. In order for Satan to have gone into the Garden of Eden, God had to give him permission. Let's understand something very profound here. Satan was already Satan the devil when he showed up in the Garden of Eden. So his fall was way before this time.

Let's notice how he deceives and how it was that Adam and Eve relinquished their choice and gave him permission to come into their lives. That's how he became the 'god of this world.' You know what he said here, he always starts out with a challenging promise.

Genesis 3:1: "Now the serpent was more cunning than any creature of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, 'Is it true that God has said, "You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?"'" Now, I'm going to read it from Tyndale's Old Testament, how he translates this. I like the way that he translates it:

Verses 2-3 (WT): Satan said unto the woman: "'I'm sure that God has said, "You shall not eat of all manner of trees from the garden." And the woman said to the serpent, 'The fruit of the trees from the garden we may eat, but the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, said God, "See that you eat it not and see that you touch it not, lest you die."'"

Now, God gave them instructions. Let's understand something: Adam and Eve had a full working language when they were created. God taught them. God would not have let Satan the devil into the Garden of Eden until they had well sufficient enough knowledge and understanding so that when they made the choice, they could be held responsible. God will not hold anyone responsible if you don't have the knowledge to make the choice. They may be 'beaten with few stripes,' as it says in the New Testament, but 'the one who knows the will of his lord's will and does it not shall be beaten with many.' So that's a principle that we can apply here. So Eve knew. This was some additional instruction from God: 'see that you touch it not lest you die.'

Verse 4 (WT): "Then said the serpent to the woman, 'Toosh! You shall not die! But the Lord does know that whensoever you shall eat of it, your eyes should be opened and you should be as God.'" (vs 4-5). And that's the whole goal of all the religions of the world, that you finally rise to a level that you are God. This means that you will make the decision

  • as to what is right
  • as to what is wrong
  • as to what is good
  • as to what is evil
  • as to what is righteousness
  • to what is wickedness

Instead of having God tell you what is, and you love God and keep His commandments, now then Adam and Eve—as they did and all human beings since then—set out to decide for themselves. That's why we find in particularly, with any of the religions of the world that have to do with the Bible—Old Testament and New Testament—one of the very first things they try and find is fault with God. The reason they try and find fault with God is because they want to do their own way. This is exactly how Satan appeals to human nature and to human beings. He finds fault with God and he just did right here!

He didn't say God is lying. He says, "'Toosh! You shall not die! But the Lord does know that when so ever you shall eat of it, your eyes should be opened and you should be as God. knowing both good and evil.' And the woman saw that it was a good tree to eat of and lusting [pleasant/desirous] to the eyes, and a pleasant tree for to make one wise, and took of the fruit and ate it and gave unto her husband also with her and he ate. And the eyes of both of them were opened that they were understood how they were naked. And they sewed fig trees together and made them aprons" (vs 4-7, WT).

Of course, God knew what they did! God came in the cool of the evening. God was coming to help them. God was coming because He would come and talk with them every day at that time. They had perfect fellowship with God up to that point. They lived right there in the Garden of Eden. They could talk with God, they could see God, because God manifested Himself as a human being. God can do that. Now, there are some people who are still under the assumption that Christ was a created being. Again, I'm going to say, please come up with an argument or a doctrine that's not 2,000 years old. If you don't understand that, please realize this: We have a whole sermon series on Who Was Jesus? and The Prophecy of Jesus in the Old Testament. We have, going through the whole New Testament, showing the nature of Christ. You need to understand this: Just because the Jews say 'We don't believe that God can become a human being in the flesh, so therefore, God can't…' That is an absolutely erroneous statement because 'nothing is impossible for God.' After all, aren't we made in the image of God? That's precisely why God made us in His image, so that He could become a human being—no doubt about it!

Verse 8 (WT): "And they heard the voice of God as He walked in the garden in the cool of the day. Adam hid himself, and his wife also, from the face of the Lord God." And that's what people do, they hide themselves from God. When you see Him and don't repent, you busy yourself with something else. You kind of just get it out of your mind. You don't want to face up to God. You don't want to go and repent. You don't what to go and read His Word. You kind of go hide and deceive yourself and think that in time you can get it straightened out. Well, listen, you can never get it straightened out unless you repent. How can you? Can you forgive your sins? Can you make your sins right? No! So, Adam and Eve were in the same situation here.

Verse 9 (WT): "And the Lord God called Adam and said unto him, 'Where are you?' He answered and said, 'I heard Your voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and therefore, hid myself.'…. [Let's understand something: 'perfect love casts out fear.' So he wasn't loving God, he was sinning against God, and therefore, fear came in.] …and He said, 'Who told you you were naked?'…." (vs 9-11). We don't know all that went on after they ate the fruit of the tree, but there are many indications that there was a whole lot of wrong kind of sex going on. We can't prove that absolutely for sure, but there are indications of it.

Verse 11 (WT): "…'Have you eaten of the tree,' God said, 'whereof I bade you that you should not eat?' And Adam said, 'The woman… [You always want to blame someone else! So here's blaming God! Just like Satan the devil did, he blamed God: 'Nah, God hasn't told you all the facts.'] …to bear me company, she took of the tree and I ate.' And the Lord God said unto the woman, 'Wherefore did you do so?' And the woman said, 'The serpent deceived me and I ate.'" (vs 11-13). You know the rest of the story. The curse upon Satan, the curse upon human beings, the execution of the death penalty put right within us, because 'in the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die.'

Some people think that because God did not execute His death penalty against them that day, that God did not tell them the truth when He warned them. Well, the Hebrew there is 'in dying you shall die' with no set specific time in which you shall die. But, did Adam die? Yes! 930 years later he died! He is dead!

We know that the society that developed through the line of Cain and as a result of all the sins of human beings. Then it got to the point that the world was so corrupt and so filled with wickedness and violence and hatred, and that's where this world is headed today, because remember that Christ said 'as it was in the days of Noah.' Yet, with all of the evil that's going on there is sort of a veneer of normality. Part of that comes from having our hearts callous to things that are evil and we accept things that are wrong and evil and hateful, because they're just there. So, our conscience and our emotions get calloused. That's what happened during the days of Noah. That's why they were still 'marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark.' And we know that God destroyed the earth. He flooded it!

Now, let's come to Genesis 11 and let's see what happens right after the Flood—not many generations after that. This is important. I want to show this ad out of this magazine The New American. This is one here Building a Global Gulag (July 3, 2000 issue) showing what the United Nations is going to do. This quite a series of articles. I'm going to read some of this. There's an ad in here that I think is really something. This is a picture that is showing an artist's conception of the Tower of Babel. Many of the large corporations in the world and even IBM has an advertisement showing something similar to this and they say what they were 'not able to finish, we will finish'

(Caption under the picture in The New American, pg. 22, July 3, 2000):

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel is the vision of the European Union architects, if we take seriously this Council of Europe poster.

Tower of Babel with stars on top—and notice they are all upside-down satanic stars, too.

They apparently failed to learn the lesson of the biblical account of the Tower of Babel, portrayed by 16th Century Flemish artist Bruegel.

Let's read the account in the Bible. Genesis 11:1: "And the whole earth was of one language and one speech." We've all got again in two ways:

  1. English is the spoken language of the world
  2. Computer language

Then consider the worldwide net—the Internet

"And it came to pass, as they traveled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar. And they settled there. And they said to one another, 'Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar" (vs 2-3). There in the area where Shinar was, is the area of Iraq and Kuwait and so forth today. The oil just oozed out of the ground, so that's what they used.

"And they said, 'Come, let us build us a city and a tower, with its top reaching into the heavens. And let us establish a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth'" (v 4). Josephus fills in showing that all the people there knew that they were going to go to their different inheritances that God had given them around the world. They didn't want to do it. We know from Gen. 10 that they had Nimrod as their leader, who was the world-tyrant at that time, who was an antichrist in place of God. So they didn't want to do it. Let's see what God did and let's see what happened that's very important for us today.

"And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men had built. And the LORD said, 'Behold, the people are one and they all have one language…." (vs 5-6). This is exactly what they're trying to do to all the people of the world today. To make them

  • of one thought
  • of one mind
  • of one culture
  • of one government
  • of one attitude
  • etc.

That's what's happening. That's what they did then.

"…And this is only the beginning of what they will do—now nothing which they have imagined to do will be restrained from them'" (v 6). So then God came down, scattered them in all the earth. They left off from building the city. Verse 9: "Therefore the name of it is called Babel, because the LORD confused the language of all the earth there. And from there the LORD scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth."

Those are some very important things which give us understanding in what we need to watch for today, and the things that we need to be alert to. They are going to happen and we'll see how they are doing this. Just understand, all this reform that they are doing today in education is to rear an occult society. That's why all of these things are being taught beginning in the smallest grade-level. We've never had that before. But this is the generation that it's talking about in Matt. 24.

They are teaching spiritism, witchcraft and all of those things which are not right, and to be able to have a moldable generation of people. They think that the evolution of man, that man has now reached the point where he can be transformed. His whole modus operandi now is going to improve and man can finally come to the transformation of transcending all of the things that human beings have been held down to before and we will have a new civilization, a new government, we will have world government, we'll have world trade, we'll have all of these things and for all people. They are planning it and it's way down the road. This is going to happen!

They look at the event at the Tower of Babel this way: God, if there is a God, turned back our progress! How could God do that? What a terrible and miserable thing for God to do that! Let us take ourselves, let us cut off all the bands of the old religion, let's make the old religions all new. Let's get along, let's go along, let's make all the governments in the world so that they will not be able then to fight against each other, that we will have a super international government which will control all nations so there won't be any more war. We'll educate the little children, bring them along so they'll learn to get along in the society and all of this is going to make us all at one:

  • one government
  • one language
  • one globe
  • one everything
  • one education

—everything together! This is what they are going to do and we'll see that in just a little bit. This is really profound what is taking place. Human beings must give Satan permission and turn it over to him and his demons, and then Satan also gets permission from God to go the next step, just like they did here in Gen. 11.

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Let's go to Luke, the fourth chapter, and let's review another Scripture that we already know, which is a very powerful Scripture. And let's understand this: Just as Adam and Eve gave control to Satan, and God gave Satan permission to come into the Garden of Eden, and just like God gave Satan permission to do what he did to Job, Satan the devil—because of the ways of men—has become the 'god of this world.'

With the temptation of Jesus Christ, Satan reveals the power that he has in this world. Luke 4:5: "Then the devil led Him [Christ] up into a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time…. [Just like a great huge video screen!] …And the devil said to Him, 'I will give You all this authority, and the glory of them all; for it has been delivered to me… [because human beings gave it to him by falling to the 'wiles of the devil and allowing wicked spirits in high places.' Then he gets permission from God to go a little bit further.] …and I give it to whomever I desire. Therefore, if You will worship me in my presence, all things shall be Yours'" (vs 5-7).

Let's understand something very profound. We'll see a little later in Rev. 13, that all the world worships Satan when we come to the end-time. We can state categorically that all of the rich and the powerful of this world do not serve God! And if they don't serve God then at the very least they serve themselves, but mostly they serve Satan the devil. That's where they got their authority and power run these kingdoms, because God has turned it over to Satan the devil. We also know, Eph. 2, that he's the 'prince of the power of the air.' All of these things that are taking place in the world, he is working, manipulating, through individuals, through meetings, through councils, through projecting attitudes out to people.

He's got a great and a grand scheme and it's going and it's working and it's going to be mind-boggling when I tell you how it was done and how he was able to deceive the whole world and continues to deceive the whole world.

Revelation 12:9—this is quite a profound verse. This is one we've also gone over before, but when things are good, and when things look easy, and when things are prosperous. People forget that the devil is the one who is the 'god of this world' and controls all of these things. He is the one who is causing the prosperity that we have now [2000]. This prosperity is not from God! This is from Satan the devil through his economic policies, by his international bankers, and by those who run the Fed in the United States and they're running the whole world economy. They don't serve God; they serve Satan the devil! They don't do the bidding of God; they do the bidding of Satan! They are the ones who deceive the world! The world is being deceived by Satan through every form possible:

  • government
  • education
  • religion
  • economics

—all of those. He has his agents who are doing it. Now he's getting it down more and more and more to the grassroots level. That's why last year we had the sermons on Stinkin' Thinkin'—and group thinking. All of these things Satan is building upon and he is using and he is manipulating and he is controlling and he is deceiving. That's how he deceives the whole world.

Revelation 12:9: "And the great dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent who is called the Devil and Satan, who is deceiving… [Greek: present tense active indicative—he is deceiving] …the whole world… [we need to understand how he's doing it] …he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him." One thing I forgot to mention is that he controls is the media everywhere in the world. None of those people serve God—not a single one! That's why their agenda is one-worldism, globalization, ecumenism, cooperation, get along, go along, and it is going down just so smooth, because people are being deceived. He's deceiving the whole world.

We'll talk about the religion element in part two. I want to concentrate on the antichrist and the antichrist's government, which is coming around through the United Nations, and it's going to come! It's not going to come from ten kings in Europe. That was a complete misunderstanding of prophecy. It's going to come from ten kings from the ten regions of the world, that have been divided down by the United Nations and the world bankers into ten regions. That is what's going to be the ten kings.

Revelation 17:1: "And one of the seven angels who had the seven vials came and spoke with me, saying to me, 'Come here; I will show you the judgment of the great whore who sits upon many waters." This is important for us to understand. Part of the whole movement of the United Nations is to bring in a whole new one-world religion. I brought that out last year with Charter 99—Satan's Global Church! (see this series).

Verse 15: "Then he said to me, 'The waters that you saw… [We'll look at 'waters' when we come to Rev. 13.] …where the whore sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. But the ten horns that you saw on the beast shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her with fire… [God is going to turn it back upon the religions of this world pictured by the 'woman' Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots, called a 'mystery.' I'll talk about the things concerning the 'mystery of lawlessness.'] …for God has put into their hearts to do His will, and to act with oneaccord…'" (vs 15-17)—and to agree! That's why you're going to see all of these peace things coming about; all these agreements they've been working and striving for in the Middle East—it's not time. When the time comes, and you can rest assured that those who call themselves 'Jews' over there will never sign any final peace treaty until they have permission to build a temple. You can be guaranteed that! "God has put into their hearts to do His will" and to agree!

"'…and to give their kingdom to the beast… [Don't understand what it means to give their kingdom to the beast? We'll understand after today. It's something human beings do to Satan. They GIVE it to him. That's how it's going to come.] …until the words of God have been fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is the great city that has royal power over the kings of the earth'" (vs 17-18). And that can be none other than Rome; the only other city that comes close to it is New York. But New York is not built upon seven hills or mountains as Rome is.

You also need to understand something else: Just recently the US Congress in a resolution—a non-binding resolution—voted unanimously, with the exception of one vote, to encourage the United Nations to let the Vatican to sit as a civil state in the General Assembly and to have a vote. Most people don't know how much that the Roman Catholic Church is involved in working behind the scenes to make the United Nations work. Robert Muller, one of the leading persons there at the United Nations, head of UNESCO, head of education, and all of those with him are Roman Catholics—New Age Roman Catholics—who believe in spiritism; who believe in Satanism as a religion, though they call it Catholicism. You need to understand that.

So, this 'woman' reigns over the kings of the earth and almost every nation in the world has an Ambassador to the Vatican. The Vatican is a civil state as well as a religious state. You wait and see what's going to happen there. You know this pope is not going to live too much longer, and I know when he was first elected I thought this surely is the last pope because he got up and spoke in 45 languages during his inauguration. He traveled the world over. But he's not the last one. We don't know if the next one will be or whether there will be two more. The Catholics say there will be two more popes. Even the Catholics understand that the reign of the popes is going to come to an end. Do you know what they say? The Catholic prophecies say that the antichrist will reign for a thousand years. Of course, we know that is Christ! So these things are absolutely upside-down. They are completely dumbfounding!

Verse 5: "And across her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH…. [There is a prophecy here that is very difficult to understand. I think we can understand it when we realize how the United Nations came into existence.] …And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And after seeing her, I wondered with great amazement…. [In other words, it just took his breath! And John wondered: How could this be!?] …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, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into perdition. And those who dwell on the earth, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, shall be astonished when they see the beast that was, but is not, and yet is'" (vs 5-8).

God says that at the end-time the 'wise shall understand.' Let me just say this: We don't make ourselves wise because we are who we are. It is with the Spirit of God, the Word of God and by diligently applying ourselves to it and to love God and to seek His way. It is nothing that we have of our own, and anything we can understand only comes from the Spirit of God. But, we have to apply ourselves and be alert! We have to make adjustments when we find out if there's something that we have misunderstood. We have misunderstood an awful lot of things, so we have had to make a lot of adjustments. Some of the things that we are going to cover is going to give us an understanding of it and maybe there's more understanding that is to be added to it. But it's really quite a profound thing.

What is a beast that was, and is not, and yet is? We've often wondered about that. The angel gives John some clues, v 9: "Here is the mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. And there are seven kings; five are fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come; and when he has come, it is ordained that he remain a little while. And the beast that was, and is not, he is also the eighth, and is from the seven, and goes into perdition'" (vs 9-11). That's kind of hard to understand.

I think that at the time Herbert Armstrong understood this: one is having to do with Hitler during the time of WWII, and another is yet to come—that will be the seventh one; but he is the eighth! How is that possible? It's a whole system coming together. He's of the seventh, meaning it's of the same thing that was of the seventh. And he is the eighth, was of the seventh, and he goes into perdition. This is 'the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.'

Now, I think we can answer the question this way, suffice it to say, the minimum of understanding we need to know is this: The eighth one is the last one. But it is of the seventh. But this eighth one is a peculiar beast, because he is a beast, but he is not a beast, and yet, he is a beast.

Let's go back to the book of Daniel and let's ask the question: What is a beast? Let's review just a little bit concerning Nebuchadnezzar. We're going to see that kings and kingdoms and empires, as we have understood it has been correct. All these things that we have understood that have been correct we keep. And then other understanding that God gives us we add to it. If we make a mistake in improperly adding to it, then we have to be corrected and get rid of it. But here it's very clear:

Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar the dream and the interpretation, Daniel 3:36: "This is the dream. And we will tell the interpretation before the king. You, O king, are a king of kings, for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory" (vs 36-37). God gives it!

We also know, Daniel 4:17: "This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the Holy ones… [the angels are in control of all of these things today.] …so that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men… [that's why it says in Rev. 17 that 'He put it in their heart to do His will.'] …and gives it to whomever He will, and sets up over it the basest of men." That's talking about Nebuchadnezzar.

Let's come back to Daniel 2:37—God is the One Who gives it. Notice what we have here. "…for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wherever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold" (vs 37-38). Then it goes through the silver and the brass and down to the iron and the miry clay—which are the ten toes (vs 39-43). Verse 44: "And in the days of these kings, the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed."

Let's come over here to Daniel 7, and let's look at the beasts, and we'll answer the questions: What is a beast? What does it consist of? That will help us understand what the beast that is, and is not, and yet is! We will know what it really is! In other words, as Bill Clinton says, we'll understand what is is. We have these beasts which are a combination then of the things that we find—each one here separately—in Rev. 13 that is a combination of all of these beasts.

  • first one is a lion
  • second one is bear
  • third one is a leopard
  • fourth one is dreadful beast that has iron teeth

And this continues right on to the end. Daniel 7:16: "And I came near to one of those who stood by and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made me know the interpretation of the things. 'These great beasts, which are four, are four kings that shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.'" (vs 16-18). We won't get into the fourth beast except to say there is a little horn that rises above like unto the others. A beast then is a kingdom.

  • A kingdom consists of geography, so there has to be land and defined boundaries. God is the One Who gives it.
  • Have to have people
  • There has to be an economy
  • There has to be a government

If you have something that is not a beast, and yet is and is not, how do we define that? He do we come to understand that? I'm going to read to you from this book, Diplomacy by Deception by Dr. John Coleman (amazon.com)—he has many other publications. He shows—although he doesn't state that Satan is doing it—how the whole thing concerning the United Nations was by diplomacy of deception and the world's nations have bought a package of lies and have been deceived. This is quite profound. He helps define what a beast is by saying what a real country is. We'll get to that in just a minute.

This is in the first section called The Threat of the United Nations (Diplomacy by Deception)—and when I say the United Nations represents the organization of the antichrist, when we are done with this, you will understand why.

The history of how the United Nations was created is a classic case of diplomacy by deception—planned deception. The United nations is the successor of the defunct League of Nations, the first attempt to setup a one-world government in the wake of the Paris Peace Conference, which gave birth to the Treaty of Versailles. The peace conference opened in Versailles, France, on January 18, 1919, attended by 70 delegates representing the international bankers from 27 victorious allied powers. It is a fact that the delegates were under the direction of international bankers from the time they were selected as delegates until they arrived in their own countries and even long after that.

In his book After Democracy, H.G. Wells states that "once the economic order… [which he calls social energy] …of a dictatorship of one-world government is established….

Stop and think about all the treaties, the trade treaties, that we have done: NAFTA, World Trade Organization. That's exactly what it's talking about here.

"…A political and social order will be imposed."

And we are right at the time of the beginning of the imposition of this.

This is precisely what the Paris Peace talks that began in 1919 set out to do, based primarily on the World Institute of International Affairs, the RIIA.

Now then, he explains about the RIIA and some things concerning that and the League of Nations. That failed because the United States did not accept the treaty to go into the United Nations.

From the start, the big ten supreme council…

Seven heads and ten horns, they counsel together. We need to put all of this together—don't we?
…forerunner of the UN Security Council, took over.

Then it lists all of those that were in the council of ten.

The League of Nations was born in January 1920, housed in Geneva. It consisted of a secretary general, a council chosen from the five major powers and a general assembly.

Not much different from what the United Nations is. Now, here's something we need to understand, here's what we are told today, but this is where the deception comes in:

For example: Robert Byrd, an admitted Rockefeller protégé, said recently that 'a treaty is the supreme law of the land.'
Wrong!

Apparently Senator Byrd does not know that for a treaty to be valid it has to be made with a country that has sovereignty.

That's how he explains it.

The United Nations, as we will find, has no sovereignty whatsoever.

Why does it have no sovereignty?

  • it has no land with defined boundaries
  • it has no people who are its citizens
  • it has no economic system
  • it has no ruling body over that

It becomes a beast and a ruling body because of the false assumption that we can make treaties with a non-sovereign entity. That's important to understand. That's why the United Nations is the beast that is—because everyone accepts it, and they give power to the beast. It is not because it's not truly a beast as defined by the Bible or a sovereign nation. And yet is! You'll see this born out.

In any case, any treaty is only a law and cannot override the United States Constitution nor can it stand when it threatens the sovereignty and security of the United States.

That's why it says that all these kings give power to the beast. We are giving power to the United Nations. We are empowering it.

The League of Nations treaty was brought the United States Senate on March 20th, 49 senators understood the immense implication involved and refused to ratify it. There was much discussion to what was passed for a debate when the UN charter came before the Senate in 1945. Several amendments to the League treaty were submitted RIIA—the Royal Institute of International Affairs. These were acceptable to Pres. Woodrow Wilson, but were refused by the Senate. On October 19, 1920, the Senate rejected the treaty, and without reservations, by a vote of 49 to 35.

That was a setback. In order to impose a world government, they had to have WWII. Please understand, WWII was planned. It was no accident. Planned by the establishment that he calls in his book, Conspirator's Hierarchy: Committee of 300 by John Coleman. These are the great establishmentarian people who are the rich and the wealthy of this world. It will be shocking! You will be amazed! That Committee of 300—if you understand it properly—in fact is the synagogue of Satan referred to Rev. 2 & 3. You get that book and you read it.

It was not until April 18, 1945, that the League of Nations was dissolved. It dissolved itself, transferring all of its assets—mainly money taken from the German people after WWI and war loans not repaid by the allies to the United States.

And we were conned into forgiving all of those loans and all of that money stayed in Geneva, Switzerland, under the auspices of the League of Nations and all of that was transferred to the United Nations on April 18, 1945. Not many people even knew it then. Amazing—isn't it!?

In other words, the Committee of 300 never gave up on its plans for a one-world government and waited until the United Nations was in existence before dissolving the discredited League of Nations. The money that the League of Nations transferred to the United Nations rightfully belonged to the sovereign people of the United States. The United States had advanced billions of dollars to so-called allies to "pull their chestnuts out of the fire" after they picked a quarrel with Germany in 1914 and were in dire danger of losing the fight.

This continues on and comes down to the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Look, I just want to tell you one thing very plainly, very clearly: If you're a Democrat or you're a Republican or whatever, you were deceived by what went on in the Democratic Party and the Republican Party in bringing this into existence. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was on the IN for the planning of WWII. He was on the IN and was given orders by those of the Committee of 300 to bring in the United Nations.

Remember where we started. Satan the devil has his demons and wicked spirits in high places, which is running and controlling this world! But as a 'angel of light.' It's made to appear all good to us dumb people down here on the lower end. You need to understand that. We're coming down to the time, brethren, where it's going to be

  • Christ as our King
  • Christ as our Lord
  • we are looking for the Kingdom of God

and for any of us to have a part in it, we have got to reject everything in this society! Besides, if you go out and vote in this election, you can be well assured you're only voting for those who are going to lead the United States into oblivion to bring about more control by the United Nations upon the United States and the rest of the world!

There's going to be no change. The more things change, the more they remain the same—right? Yes! There is nothing that happens in politics that is not planned. You need to understand that. You need to understand that the time is coming that you're going to have to declare yourself a citizen of the Kingdom of God and stand up and maybe even give your life, because these people who are instituting this beast that was and is not and yet is and giving power to the United Nations to rule over the whole world, they are going to set up a world court and we are going to be tried and we are going to be executed!

We're living in dangerous times! Because everything is nice and peaceful and prosperous, brethren, let us not be deceived as to what is happening! Let us get our eyes open so we know!

In November 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected the first openly socialist President of the United States.
True fact!

Socialist Roosevelt's arrival at the White House had its beginning in the murder of Pres. William McKinley…

Assassinations don't take place by some wild gunman. If there is a wild gunman, he is made wild and he's given his instructions as to what to do.

…followed by the election of the fraudulent patriot Teddy Roosevelt, whose job it was to open the doors to socialism, which was ushered in by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

But in-between that was Pres. Woodrow Wilson who helped draft the treaty for the League of Nations. Isn't that amazing!

This contrived sequence of events is too long to be recounted here. On instructions from Cpt. House, Roosevelt lost no time in winking at the horrendous default on the loan commitments signed by the allies.

He's the one who forgave their debt!

By December 15, 1932, all of the nations who owed the United States billions of dollars were in default and Britain was the largest debtor and largest defaulter.

This is amazing stuff, brethren!

If there's one thing that we've learned by the Committee of 300 it is that it never gives up.

If one of its members dies, well then they replace him with someone else. You need to understand, the Committee of 300 have their mouthpieces. These mouthpieces appear on CNN, on Larry King Live. You need to understand, we are watching these very people! Listen to what they have to say, then you will know who they are!

There is a saying that "history repeats itself"; certainly this is true of the Committee of 300's intention to force a one-world government body on the United States. H.G. Wells in his work The Shape of Things to Come describes this body as 'sort of an open conspiracy, a cult of the world's state.'
That is a one-world government!

In the case of the United States, the plan is not to overthrow the United States or its Constitution, but make it negligible!

Is the United States Constitution negligible? Yes!

This is largely been accomplished by slowly and carefully implementing the socialist manifest written in 1920 by the Fabian Society which is based upon the Communist Manifesto of 1848.

Let's understand something: The Fabian Society grants Rhodes Scholarships to leading intellectual college students where they go to Oxford and they study to become Fabian Socialists. Guess where Bill Clinton went to college in England? He's their man!

My wife has said that she thinks that Bill Clinton is going to be the beast! I kept saying, 'No! No!' But I think we're just going to have to wait and see. When he leaves office he's not going to roll over and play dead and go away and die. He's going to continue what he's been taught. It's something!

See part 2 for the rest of the story.
Scriptures from The Holy Bible in Its Original Order by Fred R. Coulter
Except where noted

Scriptural References:

  • Matthew 24:32-34, 23-24, 35-39
  • Psalm 2:1-12
  • Ephesians 6:10-12
  • Genesis 3:1-13
  • Genesis 11:1-6, 9
  • Luke 4:5-7
  • Revelation 12:9
  • Revelation 17:1, 15-18, 5-11
  • Daniel 2: 36-37
  • Daniel 4:17
  • Daniel 2:37-38, 44
  • Daniel 7:16-18

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • 2 Thessalonians 2
  • Revelation 13; 16; 2:2
  • Genesis 10
  • Ephesians 2
  • Daniel 2:39-43
  • Revelation 2, 3

Also referenced:

Sermons:

  • Two Generations
  • Stinkin' Thinkin'
  • Satan's Global Church

Sermon Series

  • Who Was Jesus?
  • Prophecy of Jesus in the Old Testament

Books: (can be found on amazon.com)

  • New World Religion by Gary Kah
  • En Route to Global Occupation by Gary Kah
  • Josephus
  • Diplomacy by Deception by Dr. John Coleman
  • Conspirator's Hierarchy: Committee of 300 by Dr. John Coleman

Magazine:

  • The New American (thenewamerican.com)

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Transcribed: 8-19-10

 

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