1. An old line continued
2. Conspiracy or climax
3. The five spiritual branches since 
4. Growth strategies to power
5. The spiritual dimension of the Global Pact
6. Hope that brings life!
About 4200 years ago, on the plains of Mesopotamia, mankind attempted to form a world society, sidelining the Creator of heaven and earth. Over the centuries they had gathered their own gods. The people massively ignored God's original command to spread across the earth. Why couldn’t they just realize the lost paradise, which was still fresh in their minds by themselves? No need to wait for the promise. No need to restore the relationship between God and humans. After all, isn't everyone deep inside like a god already?
A line can be drawn from ancient Babel. A history which ends up in the here and now. We're going to do it once more. “God's plan is to unite all humanity into one family…”, Pope Francis claims. Everyone needs to come together in a worldwide brotherhood, no matter what flag you fly and regardless of whether you keep God's commandments. The primal project of Babel is very much alive again in our time. It's a look-a-like of God's real plan: a community under His rule that will live together in harmony in God's future world. Those who live without God take matters into their own hands, but those who live with God build on His promise. Which route do you follow?
No one would want to deny that a lot is happening on our planet. Many interesting, beautiful, worrying, and disturbing developments are intertwined. The world's population has grown rapidly in recent centuries, globalization has created all kinds of interdependencies, and local solutions do not always suffice. One crisis occurs and the next is already on its way. You can feel it in the air. Something needs to be done to make the world future-proof. Who's going to do it? How do we deal with changes? What are the opportunities and risks we see?
Understandably, many people, organizations and governments are talking about it. It is a time when all kinds of theories are circulating about deliberate and hidden agendas. Uncertainty is growing and so is the need for explanations. There are indeed many legitimate concerns and serious leads to think about. It is therefore fartoo short-sighted to simply dismiss all those ideas as subjective guesses. But how far can you go to understand the world stage? Is there a big conspiracy going on? Or is that unthinkable? There is much to be said about this and we will cover a lot in the section below. But the most important question still remains: Where are we in God's prophetic calendar?
A little recap helps. The prophet Daniel received a vision from God, in the 6th century BC, about succeeding empires [see: Babylon]. A lot of nations arose on the earth, but these four kingdoms would set the tone. Together they produce a sum of religious ideas and practices that affect the doings of hundreds of millions of people all over the world to our day. The statue from the vision stands as a whole on its feet, until the moment that God puts an end to it, to make way for His eternal kingdom of peace.
From our perspective in history, we can draw up a balance. God's kingdom of peace is clearly not yet established. But much has already happened. The empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome have risen and declined. The new ruler, who according to the vision arises from the Roman Empire, meanwhile has made history [see: 1260 years of V-dominance]. The political wound of this institute (referred to in Revelation 13) is apparent in 1798.The final piece of world history has been set in motion since the 19th century.
1844 provides a particularly prophetic anchor point. Here we find the spiritual origins of the final battle, both positive and negative. Over three quarters of a century later, we saw the unexpected recovery from the Vatican's political wound, or at least the beginning of it (in 1929, V-Power back on the world stage). Since that time, the political, business, and religious world increasingly admired the prophetic beast and followed it in wonder. In fact, the world is about to unite under its moral authority. The result of this unity, which for some will be a lucrative global order, is a society in which recognition can be enforced on pain of economic exclusion. Fortunately, that situation will last for a relatively short period of time (Revelation 17:12).
Jesus stated clear that precise time calculations around His second coming are not possible. But at the same time, He called on His followers to be sober and watchful, to recognize the times and be ready for His coming. Why would God give us prophetic insights if they don't matter? All in all, we can at least conclude that we have advanced far in the prophetic calendar. [The Great Day] approaches quickly.
Even many Christians find it hard to believe that there are forces at work on a global scale that could facilitate the monstrous covenant as described in Revelation. Perhaps it is because only human capabilities are considered, and the underlying spiritual powers, which can provide guidance across generations, are not taken seriously. Others are disappointed in all sorts of futuristic end-time scenarios that didn't materialize. Many are drawn into New Age or NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) Christianity, which promises that things will get better one step at a time. Finally, the desire to preserve one's wealth and comfort at all costs can cloud the view of the times. Whatever the reason, such arguments to ignore the prophecy given raise question marks.
Jesus unmistakably speaks of a consummation of the world's history ("...I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). The period that precedes this consummation will not be a time when everything is going well, and things are getting better and better. On the contrary, it becomes a turbulent situation. Spiritually, there will be large-scale deception, love will grow cold, and it even will be ‘like the days of Noah’ (Matthew 24). The apostle Paul describes world history as a birth that grows in intensity (Romans 8). Yes, something wonderful is coming, but not before the final battle is over.
Revelation outlines a situation of (new) unification before the end comes. It writes about a beast out of the sea, a harlot, and about the great city of Babylon. These are three different symbols for the same superpower, reflecting it’s political, religious and economic power. The whole earth is involved.
“And all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Revelation 13:3).
This beast is identical to the horn of Daniel's prophecy. Find out what that means in the visualization of [Babylon].
“It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation” (Revelation 13:7).
“Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication (Revelation 17:1-2).
Not that these many waters surrounding the great harlot symbolize the "peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues", priorly referred to in the context of the beast (cf. 17:15 and 13 : 7). Also, the same connections are pictured in the context of the symbolic city of Babylon (Revelation 18). It’s one and the same unifying power, looked at from different perspectives.
The ‘wine’ refers to her doctrines which cloud the mind. You will read more about this particular mindset in the course of this section.
“These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast” (Revelation 17:13).
“And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:18). Again, identifying the harlot woman with the city of Babylon. It refers to the same entity. Before this global economic system, the great city of Babylon collapses, it is said of her:
“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury” (Revelation 18:3).
A monster global covenant is created which ensures that 'no one can buy or sell', without giving recognition to this final superpower. Sooner or later, this will happen. It is therefore far too easy and premature to classify ideas about current global developments in the contemptuous category of 'conspiracy'. What do you make ofthe predictions in the Bible? Is it really far-fetched to think that this is happening in our time? We are already well into the prophetic calendar and the parameters are all aligned. So don’t get drunk with the Babylonian wine, but make sure you have a clear mind.
If you look beyond the daily news, you will discover that Bible prophecy is evolving right before our very eyes. Countless governments, multinationals and religions are entering into a master pact with the Biblical beast, which is now back in business [V-Power back on the world stage]. The Vatican, you probably figured that out at this point in the timeline, has been in the lead behind the scenes for much longer. She exercises immense political (the beast), religious (the harlot) and economic (city of Babylon) power. In the years to come, they will emerge as the moral compass for the future. Are you aware of what’s really going on here?
If you look at a world map with neatly drawn country borders, the power relations seem simple. Yet the balance of power behind the stage is different than you might think at first glance. Let's do a little more research.
Worldwide unification is mainly driven by spiritual developments (which means, everything that concerns the relationship between God and people). It is impossible to understand the actual world scene without a clear view of this spiritual dimension. In the timeline we follow that wavelength from the very beginning [a spiritual battle behind the scenes] into our 21st century. The spiritual conflict has already existed for thousands of years. But since the 19th century, a new chapter has been added. A final chapter you might say. In that time, we find the five germs of the ideological reality in which we now, in the 21st century, think and live. Under the tile [2300 years – the beginning of the end] they are explained in more detail. Here we follow up to show the impact on today's world. The seed has germinated and grown. Five major ramifications dominate the spiritual scene.
IN 1844 Darwin conceived his initial ideas about the overall evolution of life, from its first spontaneous beginnings to the complex reality of today. The idea was not entirely new, but he has definitely established the theory. Darwin was initially repulsed, but the idea was picked up and has now become the standard at almost every university. Closely related to evolution is the theory that mankind came into being over a vast history spanning millions of years. The world itself is even much older within this framework. Time, a whole lot of time, is an indispensable condition for giving spontaneous evolution through random selection some sort of plausibility.
Evolution as a foundation
The theory of evolution is not only found in universities, museums, documentaries and textbooks. It is muchmore than just an intellectual idea. The idea of evolution is nothing less than the spiritual basis of the (post)modern view of life and the 'foundation' under our morality. In its UNESCO vision papers, the United Nations writes about humanity as the provisional highest end product of evolution. The World Economic Forum – which we will discuss in more detail later – unmistakably puts its own plans in an evolutionary perspective:
“Let's begin by putting things into perspective: human beings have been around for about 200,000 years, the oldest bacteria for billions of years and viruses for at least 300 million years” (Covid-19: The Great Reset, Introduction).
The main implication of the dynamics of evolution is that God is no longer needed as Creator. Life develops without intelligence, driven by the principle of random mutation, selection, and a lot of time. More and more theologians try to cram God into this scenario (theistic evolution), but its scientific value is zero and the theological impact is huge. The second implication is that humans are not intrinsically unchanging beings, but merely an intermediate result in the flow of time. Within an evolutionary framework it is completely nonsensical to determine what a human being is in essence. The door is open to develop humanity to the next stage (more on that in a moment). The third implication is that morality is relative and temporary. When we talk about 'human rights' today, this is not anchored in the value God attributes to His creation, but it is based on the 'autonomous person' who can and must take charge of his own destiny in the evolutionary flow of time. Being entitled here means having the space to define your own life as you see fit.
Given that within an evolutionary framework it is not fixed what a human is, and there is also no Creator to consider, the door is open to change life according to one's own wishes and possibilities. This is called transhumanism. We are not talking about choices about how you decorate your home, which study you follow, or which religion you are affiliated with. It's about who and what you are. We can upgrade ourselves through integrations with biotechnology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. We can create humanity 2.0. Knowledge and technology give us 'God-like opportunities', according to WEF advisor Harari.
In order to make people willing for such a drastic change to their own body and personality, an uprooting of their own identity is first necessary. Popularization of gender ideology, de-nationalization, family disruption, philosophical relativism, and large-scale migration all help. Even the ideas of inhabiting Mars take away the obviousness of our one and only home base. People who no longer know what they are, or where they belongto, are more easily open to becoming something different. Fuel this uncertainty with a lot of fear and treats and you create a stage in which survival calls for rapid changes. The theory of evolution thus forms the justification for implementing drastic changes to the human condition.
IN 1844 the Bahai religion was founded. It was not really a newcomer among the existing religions, but morean initiative to unite religions. When everyone embraces each other, world peace will be created. It sounds wonderful on the surface, but the question is whether it really is. The price to be paid is to give up any search for truth. Also, in its documents it refers to ‘the coming one’, which is a typical occult phrase. Under [toward unity without Jesus] you can read more about the initiative to mix religions. During [the migration of all nations] the religion of Babylon was spread throughout the earth. Over time, all kinds of religions and philosophies have grown out of this. Now it's time to put everything back together.
Mysticism, Occultism and Eastern Influences
In the ecumenism of all religions there is plenty of room for mysticism, supernatural phenomena, witchcraft, and occultism. Through films, games and Eastern practices more and more space is created in the hearts of secular, Western people for interference from the (to many unknown) spiritual world. Influence of Eastern ideas and practices is especially applied in the field of health and stress reduction: “To restore good health, millions of people in Western society are now submitting themselves to practices based upon this Eastern view of the nature of God, which maintains that 'all is one and connected' through a mystical divine energy. The implication is that man is not separated from God and, therefore, is not in need of salvation” (Kah, The new world religion, pg. 82, Hope international publishing).
Since many religions are closely related to forms of pantheism (God or the gods are present in everything, including nature and our innermost being) this provides opportunities for the coveted union. The agenda around the 'climate crisis' appears to be an excellent bridge between traditions that worship nature and rational Western thinking. This opportunity of course is not undervalued by Rome, which here in the person of Pope Francis represents about 84% of the religious world
IN 1844 Marx began elaborating his first economic ideas. He laid the foundation for what we today call Marxism and Communism. His ideas were not entirely new either. The theologian Thomas Aquinas (13thcentury) wrote along the same lines:
“The possession of all things in common is the natural law” (Summa Theologiae, ii-ii, 5 th article) | “In case of need, all things are common property, so that there would seem to be no sin in taking another's property, for need has made it common” (Summa Theologiae, ii-ii, 7 th article).
Private property is, according to the Vatican's social teachings, detailed in the encyclical Rerum Novarum (see www.vatican.va), a secondary right. In the Catholic Catechism, this secondary status of personal property is justified on spiritual grounds:
“For the unity of the Spirit, by which it is guided, causes all that is gathered in it to be common property” (Article 947) | “The true Christian possesses nothing so peculiar to him that he should not regard it as something he possesses in common with all” (Article 952).
This concept of secondary property rights mixes well with old pantheistic ideas, in which reality is understood as one inseparable whole. Sharing with other people is a good thing but note that this social teaching is something very different. Don’t miss the telling details: “Thus one should (…) believe that there is a communion of property” in the church” (Article 947). In other words, you must recognize that communion of property is a given, based on the religious idea that you are all one. The early church did indeed share goods, but this was done on a voluntary basis (Acts 5:4). The law of God clearly protects private property (you may not steal or covet what is your neighbor’s). Justice is high on the agenda in the Bible, but it is never imposed. It comes from within. To say that what belongs to someone else is mine, invoking a moral dogma, is therefore not in line with God's law and a harbinger of great trouble, as history has proven time and again.
Closer to the common good economy
Nevertheless, the public interest (“the common good”) is increasingly prominent on the agenda of our time. We will soon come across this buzzword more often, in very interesting places. Considering our shared future, climate concern and capitalist exploitation, the Western idea of property must be overhauled. The World Economic Forum is already taking the lead towards the public with it popular wording: You will own nothing and be happy. Better say it out loud so people can get used to it. It may sound far away and surreal to you, but many projects have already been launched to realize such a sharing economy. With an appeal to climate, health, safety, inflation, convenience and inclusiveness, moral pressure will increase in the coming years to 'share everything', right down to your privacy. This runs parallel to the digitization and control of all cash flows, the rise of artificial intelligence and widespread implementation of surveillance technology. Those who do not adhere to the rules of this future order will have problems. We'll go into more detail about the moral basis for this development later on, when we look into the driving force behind the Great Reset.
Support from the Vatican
The Vatican itself is publicly cranking the engine for the desired inclusive economy. In December 2020 'The Council of Inclusive Capitalism – with the Vatican' started. At the time, the initiative was already representative of a market value of more than a stunning USD 12,600,000,000,000 (12.6 trillion USD). And it continues to grow.
Capitalism meets communism
Anyone who wants to work towards a new world order, in which the concept of ownership is being overhauled, runs into several problems. One is the gap between east and west. Western free capitalism and Russian and Chinese communism are too far apart ideologically. The biggest divisive thing is the concept of ownership. We are going to see that movements to bring this closer together are more advanced than you might think, even if it might require conflict and strive. The association with the communist world is beginning to take shape.
Not only is the Western concept of ownership flying out the window in the common good economy. The import of surveillance techniques, based on health and safety, also builds a bridge. Within Europe, the first pilots with social credit systems are getting off the ground. Such control systems presuppose that the state always has a monopoly on the truth. Work is already underway. A Disinformation Governance Board has now been established in the USA. It’s a kind of ministry of truth, which will determine for citizens what information is reliable and what should be labelled and censored with an appeal to the public interest. In the evolutionary movement towards a shared future as one global family, the introduction of a share-economy (based on the common good) is a logical next step.
Of course, there will be someone who sets the rules and manages the whole thing. One who has supreme authority. This was anticipated in the encyclical Populorum progressio of Pope Paul VI, published in 1967. Under the headline 'Toward an Effective World Authority', the Pope highlights this delicate point:
“As We told the United Nations General Assembly in New York: 'Your vocation is to bring not just some peoples but all peoples together as brothers… Who can fail to see the need for and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the legal and political planes.'”
In Rome they have ideas about who would be best qualified for this role. But to establish authority, on a global scale, preparatory work must be done. That brings us to some remarkable developments of the past. Historically seemingly unremarkable and unknown. Spiritually decisive and far-reaching.
The Codex Vaticanus
IN 1844 the Codex Vaticanus was found in the Vatican Library. It is an ancient Greek manuscript of the New Testament. Together with the Codex Sinaiticus, previously found in a Catholic monastery, this has become the source text for almost all modern Bible translations. These 'discoveries' have pushed to the sidelines the extensive Textus Receptus tradition, which had been leading in all previous centuries. There are important differences between the two text traditions, especially when it comes to the unique position of Jesus Christ. See [Jesus: good news for all the nations! | “the Manuscripts of the Bible”] for an explanation of the changes.
During the [The great change of course], the difference of opinion about the authority of the Bible over the later ecclesiastical tradition led to conflict. Rome was (and is) of the opinion that their authority is beyond God's testimony. They have shown this by introducing all kinds of ideas and practices of their own and even adapting the Ten Commandments. The reformers pointed to the undisputed authority of Scripture with their motto Sola Scriptura (Scripture only). What could Rome do to restore its own authority, in a world of hundreds of millions of Protestants and related denominations? Questioning the source of authority is a proven way to strengthen one's own position. Therefore, the introduction of alternative source texts was extremely relevant from a spiritual point of view.
The day of rest according to Rome
The fact that Rome claims authority over God and the Bible is especially apparent in the issue of the day of rest. A discussion of the London bishop in the 1920s (previous century) illustrates this. An article on the discussion appeared in The Catholic Record of September 1, 1923 (p.3). The bishop responds to an article by a Protestant minister. The pastor had done his best to defend the Sunday rest. The bishop of course has no problem with that. But he points to an inconsistency in the preacher's reasoning. What problem did he see? Protestants pride themselves on assigning authority to the Bible alone (sola scriptura) and using it as a benchmark for church tradition. But at the issue of the rest day, they don't. Right after the creation of the world, God established the Sabbath as a day of rest, not Sunday. Why don't Protestants stick to their own principles of Biblical authority by exchanging Sunday for the Sabbath again? Read his complaint in his own words here:
It is an issue that goes to the heart of the matter. The bishop indicates that this day of rest issue does not pose any problem for Catholics. They can simply ignore the Biblical Sabbath and instead use Sunday as a day of rest. Why? Because “the Church is above the Bible.” This is how he describes it in his own words:
precisely for this reason that the question of authority emerges in full force here. Who has determined for us what the fixed day of rest is? Not the Creator of heaven and earth, but the church leadership in Rome. They have the last word in everything. That’s what this is all about.
Note the remarkable last sentence in the quote above. In it, the bishop refers to the ten commandments of God's covenant: “(...) you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third – Protestant Fourth – Commandment of God.” He is referring to the third commandment (and not to the fourth, as Protestants would) because the Catholic Church has completely scrapped the second commandment, the prohibition of graven images. For them, therefore, the Sabbath commandment no longer is the fourth, but the third commandment. It’s another sign of their self-proclaimed undisputed authority. Didn’t God engrave the ten covenant words with His own hands in stone [see: God's covenant at the crossroads of superpowers]? Changing these equals nothing less but revolt against the Creator.
The Sabbath issue will feature prominently in the final battle, precisely because it is so closely linked to the question of who has the final say over our lives. Work is already underway on the worldwide introduction of Sunday laws, in collaboration with trade unions and governments. Even in non-Christian regions such as Mumbai, India, 'Sunday Streets' initiatives are springing up like mushrooms. The worldwide mandatory Sunday will soon become the symbol of unity and inclusivity. At first sight a purely practical and political choice, but don’t be fooled, there’s a whole story behind it. What sign do you wear on your head and hands? Who has the highest authority over what you think and do? Is it Gods word or man’s word? Find out more on this topic in [the climax of an ancient conflict].
IN 1844 another startling find was made. The now famous Gilgamesh Epic was found in the library of the historic city of Nineveh. On this clay tablet are stories reminiscent of [the catastrophe of the global flood]. The presence of such stories in other cultures could be seen as confirmation of the reliability of the Biblical record (Genesis 6-9). However, liberal (theological) science claims just the opposite. They assume that large parts of the Old Testament came into existence during the time of the Jewish exile in Babylon. The Torah, in the view, could not have been written and compiled by Moses (15th century BC). It was done much later in the 6thand 5th century BC. The liberal idea is that the Jewish writers during their exile took copied traditions of ancient Babylon and wrote their own version of it. In this way they tried to justify their own national existence and the claim to the land of Canaan.
Under [God's covenant at the crossroads of superpowers] you can read about a recent archaeological discovery that throws a spanner in the efforts of liberal theology to reconstruct the Biblical narrative based on secular assumptions. In [ancient Babylon mingles among the nations] you will learn more about the spread of religious traditions among the nations. Despite overwhelming evidence supporting the historical reliability of the Bible, the liberal idea has taken root widely. It better fits human sinful nature, as you can put aside Gods doings in history as nonsense. The Bible is seen by many as a picture book that reflects the religious history of the Jewish people. In contrast, secular science tells us how life really works.
The Bible pushed aside
But if the Bible doesn't tell the reliable story about world history, what value does it have? It is thus relegated to an inspirational book, out of which everyone can pick something according to their own wishes and needs. The world of today is built on secular forms of science and associated technology. Technical control over life seems to have almost no boundaries. Some say it outright. New developments in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence give us 'God-like opportunities'. The theory of evolution provides the philosophical basis for implementation of these things because tinkering with people is morally allowed within this modern religious construct. The existing political and legal frameworks are rapidly being adapted to this technical progress. The world's population is being geared up for a whole new era of unprecedented change, prosperity, peace, and happiness. At least that's the promise. The story of the Bible seems to pale in light of these great achievements.
But God has a different view. Outward prosperity is not the same as true peace. The prophet Ezekiel already pointed this out in his time and context, foreshadowing the final events.
“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace…” (Ezekiel 13:10).
Paul says the same:
“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them…” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
Visions, goals and theories might look impressive and beautiful on the outside, but on the inside, there are people full of unrest, hatred, sadness, fear, shame, despair, and stubborn sin. What exactly is real peace? Promises of world peace in which the Prince of Peace is sidelined to the reserve bench are fundamentally suspect. In the great global pact, as you will see, Jesus is subtly put aside. Do you really think anything good will come out of this?
World history is reaching its climax. Old lines come together in our days. The striving to build a global community without the true God is alive and kicking. A worldwide pact is being formed around the new Tower of Babel. It is a monster alliance in which all of humanity is forged into one system. The main spiritual basis under this unification we have seen above.
Thus, the five basic spiritual ingredients for a worldwide pact are available. But how do you get something like that off the ground? How do you bake a cake from this? Let's take a look at the cuisine of Rome.
Of course, you don't become the number 1 in the world overnight. The route to global control is not a straight line. Our view on these developments is therefore incomplete. Much information is missing, and our understanding is imperfect. Modesty is appropriate. We don’t need to know in every single detail how the future vision of Revelation, the monster covenant between the kings and merchants of the earth with the great city of Babylon, will come about. But having said this, some (historical) awareness is absolutely indispensable.
The construction of this Babylonian city does not take place openly. Look, here I am, and this is my plan! God is always transparent in His communication. But the devil works through code, backrooms, and feints. It is not immediately noticeable. Spiritual discernment is needed to see what matters. God's community is called upon in the Bible not to participate in this anti-Christian global pact:
“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).
It's a serious warning. But how do you know where to get away from, if you have don’t have a clue what Babylon is? How do you avoid sharing in her sins if you don't even know what they are?
Before going further into Babel's strategies, let's stress one more point. In the timeline, anti-Christian patterns and systems are mentioned by name. There are real people involved in those organizations. The final decision on these people rests with God, not with us [A New Beginning]. Only He can truly judge what is in the hearts of men and He will certainly do so. What we can do is make judgments about the ideas and practices of fellow human beings based on what they say and do, in light of the Bible and with the assistance of the Holy Spirit. At the same time, we want to keep an open mind towards the individuals involved. Jesus taught us to love even the people which are, rightfully called, our enemies. We are not primarily dealing with a political and social struggle.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age…” (Ephesians 6:12).
With this knowledge in mind, we’ll undertake our research of Rome's dream-team.
Under the tile [1260 years V-dominance] you find the Biblical justification to identify Rome as the epicenter of anti-Christian powers. Within the walls of the Vatican, an order was founded several centuries ago, and it holds sway today. Since its flying start more than 450 years ago, the Jesuit order has grown to become the most influential organization in the world. Go to [the great change of course and [toward unity without Jesus] to find out more. The current Pope is a member of this order.
How come you've probably never heard of this club, when in fact they run the world? This is mainly due to their method. The Jesuit Andrew Steinmetz, in the 19th century, published a three-volume work on the history of this order. It provides instructive insights into the character and strategies of the Jesuits.
Right at the beginning of his work, Steinmetz describes how quickly the new organization began to grow after its founding and gained a foothold in all parts of the world (Volume I, pg. 1):
One of the success factors cited is the organization's strict military hierarchy. No endless discussions and meetings, but clear orders. Anyone who joins the order submits to this absolute discipline (Volume I, pg. 3).
Steinmetz himself gives a positive view of the Jesuits: “Their industry and perseverance are models for all humanity” (pg. vi). However, when you read the extract from their original oath [see: toward unity without Jesus] , the true character becomes visible. The aim of the order is to restore Rome's absolute authority and safeguard the global power system. All means to that end are sanctified. After all, you don't just get world power overnight. It is a result of 'skillful management' (Volume I, pg. 14).
What kind of skillful management are we talking about? In which type of management did the order succeed? Itis the influence of public opinion (“…triumphed aloft on the clouds of public opinion”). A picture of Archimedes is used to clarify this further. This mathematician (third century BC) supposedly said that he could move the earth, if only he had a firm place to stand on. The Jesuits want to move the world, to bend it to their will. But what ground can they stand on to make this happen? It is the 'cloud of popular opinion' (Volume I, p. 168). Look at the sketch and consider the remarkable explanation attached to it.
Popular opinion can be steered and influenced by acting on the fear of the ignorant and on the interests and egos of the happy few (pg. 167).
The ways in which the order responds to human emotions and sentiments can be different. Just what suitsbest in one situation or another. Plant a little bit of uncertainty here, bring up a topic there, create great unrest and fear in the common man or promise financing and fame to a promising start-up. The order skillfullyinfluences people through every human art: in college, via Hollywood, in politics, in finance, in church, or wherever it could help them realize their purpose. Remember that the end justifies all means. They even go as far as to lie and cheat if it suits. Every activity and agenda, as you read in below quote, is morally justified by an appeal to the goal ("...make deceit not unholy in doing her appointed work"), (pg. 166).
Is this public opinion, that needs to be influenced and steered to achieve a goal, sincerely valued? Far from it. Let’s recall the explanation attached to the visualization of the Archimedes principle. The order uses “...the clouds of popular opinion – an airy nothing in itself – ...”. Public opinion in itself means nothing to the people of this order. Yes, you need it to achieve a goal, but no intrinsic value is assigned to it. It is an 'airy nothing in itself'. What a condescending view of the masses.
Think about what this means. People are controlled and shaped without their realizing it, and therefore their so-called own opinion is considered nothing more than an airy nothing. Later on, we will discover that this disdainful approach towards the majority of people is also typical of a sister organization that arose as an offshoot of the order.
In addition to the term airy nothing, something else stands out. The term invisible is used as well. It is noteworthy that in the quote, invisibility is linked to popular opinion (both terms are printed italic). By subtly directing the opinion of the crowd, the organization makes itself invisible. People who are convinced that they follow their own opinion and choice (while in fact they are being influenced by all sorts of means) do not even realize that they are being manipulated. So, by making smart use of popular opinion, the organization itself can operate invisibly. This strategy works even in a democracy. If only you own enough resources to influence the public (think of key positions, educational institutions, media conglomerates, etc.), you can manipulate and undermine a democracy from within, without people even realizing it.
Since the Vatican is extremely wealthy, and has been building a global empire for centuries, this is more than just a theory. With such an amount of power and money, it is even thinkable – on a very large scale – to initiate or stimulate factual events to influence people’s mind. Compare it with looking at an elephant. If you are very close to it, you only see a gray skin. You must step back to see the shape. In a similar way, many people nowadays don’t belief it is possible that such a powerful influence exists on a world scale, simply because it’s too big to comprehend. The enormous scope contributes to the invisibility of the order. You must take a step back first to be able to discern the shape. In the below section you will get help and input to do so, but in the end, you need to make a choice yourself if you want to take the step back. Seeing an elephant right in front of you can be a bit scary.
What also contributes to the invisibility of the order are the constant changes of methods (after all, any method is allowed) and the fact that members are allowed to act in every possible guise to the outside world. According to the Jesuit oath, you may even openly act as an enemy of Rome, as long as it serves yourhigher purpose. On the world stage enemies, behind the scenes brothers. All of this makes it very opaque who belongs where and who has what purpose and interest. Creating confusion by employing opposing methods and means is a useful tool if you want to operate invisibly. But in the end, it all comes together.
To achieve the ultimate goal, which is world dominion over every person on the planet, really anything is allowed. An enormous dose of division, turmoil and chaos may be instigated to influence the opinion of the masses, which in turn is necessary to achieve the end result. Therefore, according to Steinmetz, there may even come a point in the future when a Catholic concludes that the Jesuit order has done more damage (in their view) to Christian teaching than Luther and Calvin combined. A future member of the order – one of the society's eccentric progenies – might even be held responsible for the popularization of general despair and atheism (pg. 169).
What is the end goal of this dubious strategy, employed to influence and direct public opinion? There is no ambiguity about this. By making clever use of the opinion of the masses, who, without realizing it, have been molded, the whole world can be governed. “See, my lord, from this room – from this room I govern not only Paris, but China, not only China – but the whole world – without anyone knowing how 'tis managed” (Volume I, pg. 168-169, italics added).
The religious justification of the Jesuit order is expressed in the original oath. Gary Kah, who has dug up an original copy of the Jesuit oath in the library of the United States Congress just to be sure, gives a number of quotes (Kah, The New World Religion, p. 242 et seq.). Italics have been added to highlight the religious dimension.
The Jesuit order does not operate alone. In the course of time, affiliated societies have been established that the order makes use of. We get a punch line from an unexpected source at this point. Occultist Helena Blavatsky (19th century) noticed that there are numerous connections between the Jesuit order and secret societies. Freemasonry is the best known of these. In Blavatsky's book Isis unveiled, she makes casual remarks about this influential secret society and its direction by the Jesuit general:
"And yet," says Rebold, "notwithstanding the confusion they had created (1736-72), the Jesuits had accomplished but one of their designs, viz.: denaturalizing and bringing into disrepute the Masonic Institution. Having succeeded, as they believed, in destroying it in one form, they were determined to use it in another (...) In this combination Catholicism governed all, and the whole fabrication moved upon wheels, representing the great object for which the Society of Jesus was organized. " vol ii, p 385
"It is curious to note too that most of the bodies which work these, such as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Rite of Avignon, the Order of the Temple, Fessler's Rite, the 'Grand Council of the Emperors of the East and West -- Sovereign Prince Masons,' etc., etc., are nearly all the offspring of the sons of Ignatius Loyola. instructions from the General of the Jesuits. The nest where these high degrees were hatched, and no Masonic rite is free from their baleful influence more or less, was the Jesuit College of Clermont at Paris. Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna, Isis Unveiled, Los Angeles 1968 (origin 1879).
In addition to historical references, there are other clous that point to the connection between the Jesuit order and the Freemason Society. There are many similarities in the spiritual character of both organizations. Following recommendations from fifty American mason lodges, Gary Kah compiled a list of well-known Freemason standard works. He solely quotes from these works to describe the character of Freemasonry (G. Kah, En Route to Global Occupation, Huntington House Publishers, pp. 120-121). Note the striking similarities with the Jesuit order.
1. They are both religious orders.
Like the Jesuits, the Freemasons are religious. “Every masonic lodge is a temple of religion” (pg. 121, from Morals and Dogmas, Pike).
2. They both claim a truth beyond the Bible.
As with the Jesuits, exclusive divine insight and authority is attributed to (a small group of religious) people. An authority which goes far beyond the Bible. The Freemasons refer, among other things, to the esoteric numerology of the Kabbalah, which is said to contain the true meaning of the Bible:
“The Kabbalah alone consecrates the alliance of the Universal Reason and the Divine Word; it alone reconciles Reason with Faith, Power with Liberty, Science with Mystery” (pg. 123, from Morals and Dogmas, Pike).
3. Both orders aim at the development of a universal religion.
The aim of the Jesuits is to bring the whole world under the religious authority of Rome. The Freemasons are also working towards the establishment of a world order in which all religion is united.
“Masonry...is Religion, a worship in which all good man may unite, that each may share the faith of all” (pg. 125, from The Builders, Joseph Newton).
Note the echo of these words in the encyclical of Pope Francis' (by the way a Jesuit himself):
“Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all” (Fratelli tutti).
4. Both orders claim that humans can exist like a god on Earth.
The Jesuits regard the Pope as God on earth. Deification of humans also plays a prominent role among Freemasons:
“In the closing ceremonies of the ritual for the Royal Arch degree, the candidate is asked, “Brother, Inspector, what are you?” and he replies, “I AM THAT I AM” (Kah pg. 126-127, The Question of Freemasonry, pg. 9).
This refers to the proper name of God: Yahweh, I am that I am. The religious idea of the immortality of the human soul, which is also clearly taught by both orders, ties in with this.
5. Both organizations follow a strict hierarchical structure.
The Jesuits are known for their strict military hierarchy and absolute subordination. Orders are orders. The same goes for the Freemasons:
“The first duty of every Mason is to obey the mandate of the Master...This spirit of instant obedience and submission to authority constitutes the great safeguard of the Institution. Freemasonry more resembles a military than a political organization” (pg. 128, from Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, pg. 525).
6. Both work with an inner circle that claim to have 'true insights' and 'dedication'.
Both orders work with levels and degrees in which you can ascend. To a certain extent, this is the case in every organization. Every company has assistants, managers, and directors. The difference is that, in the case of the Jesuits and the Freemasons, the real character of the organization is hidden for the initiates. The actual objective of the organization only becomes clear when you become part of the inner circle. You can go through the first degrees of your own accord, but you can only enter the inner circle through selection.
This cleverly designed filter mechanism functions as a worldwide recruitment tool. You can pick the ones who already have proven themselves to commit to the goals, while the very strict secrecy (see next point) guarantees that selected members will not share any inside information with others.
You can hear the echo of this filter mechanism in the original introduction to the Jesuit initiation:
“You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as a coadjutor, confessor, and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors: for non can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for 'without the shedding of blood no man can be saved'” (Kah, The New World Religion, Huntington House Publishers, pg. 317).
By the way, note the sinister distortion of the Bible text (Hebrews 9:22).
7. They both use harsh language.
In the (original) Jesuit oath, very harsh language is used during the initiation:
“(...) and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein...” (Kah, The New World Religion, quote from the Jesuit oath, reference to a copy of the original oath is given, pg. 319-321).
Exactly the same harsh language characterizes the initiations in the different freemason degrees, of which this is just the first:
'To all of which I do most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without the least equivocation, mental reservation, or self-evasion of mind in me whatever; binding myself under no less penalty than to have my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by the roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea at low water-mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours; so help me God, and keep me steadfast in the due performance of the same'” (pg. 128, from Illustrations of Masonry , pg. 21-22 by William Morgan).
8. Both orders exhibit deliberate chameleon behavior.
The Jesuits may present themselves in a particular role as they see fit, even as enemies of each other to the outside world, just as it suits the higher purpose. This chameleon behavior also characterizes the Freemasons. They assimilate to a certain religious context, while they themselves do not attach absolute value to this: “In a lodge consisting entirely of Jews, the Old Testament alone may be placed upon the altar, and Turkish Freemasons may make use of te Koran” (pg. 126, from Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry). So, you can be a priest, protestant preacher, guru or imam in appearance, but at heart a Freemason whose ultimate goal is to mix all religion.
9. Openly Hostile, Actually Friends.
The motto of the highest known degree in Freemasonry (in the Scottish rite it is the 33rd degree) is Ordo ab Chao, which means order out of chaos. It echoes the Jesuit strategy, allowing the instigation of chaos, unrest, and division, if it serves a purpose. For outsiders, you may even be strangers to each other, be a member of the opposing political party, or adhere to a different religion:
“You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealously and hatred between communities, provinces and states that were at peace...To take side with the combatants and to act secretly in concert with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side...” (Kah, The New World Religion, p. 317).
You create your own order out of the chaos you have created yourself.
10. Both orders look down on 'the common man'.
Popular opinion, used by the Jesuit order to steer the masses in one direction, has been contemptuously termed an 'airy nothing'. Standard works of the Freemasons breathe the same haughty spiritual atmosphere:
“Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance....The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason (from Morals and Dogmas , pg. 103, Kah 127).
“The Hebrew books were only written to recall to memory the traditions. And they were written in Symbols unintelligible to the Profane' (pg. 123).
11. You may deliberately deceive and mislead the ignorant masses.
If it is necessary to achieve the higher goal, the Jesuit order finds it no problem at all to lie (“…make deceit not unholy in doing her appointed work”). The end justifies all means. The Freemasons, in the higher degrees, have no problem with that either:
“Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it (from Morals and Dogmas, pg. 104-105, Kah pg. 127).
It's a kingdom built on lies.
12. Both orders do everything they can to make their real agenda invisible.
We have seen that the Jesuit order manages to make itself invisible by making clever use of the public opinion. If people belief they are thinking for themselves, and don’t realize that they are being strongly influenced, they will not suspect any risks. Freemasonry hides its own agenda via strict secrecy. Outwardly, the order presents itself as a charitable organization, but that is not in line with the teachings of the standard works they themselves recommend (see quotes above).
Summarizing, in addition to the historical relationships, these spiritual similarities point to a close connection between the Jesuits and Freemasonry.
Given the previous connections, it is no longer surprising to see that symbolism from Freemasonry can be found in countless cathedrals. For example, if you are in the St. Paul's Cathedral in London and look up you can see this little piece of art. It is the typical compass and square, including the all-seeing eye. You can't get it any clearer than that.
If one doesn’t understand the connections between both orders, devoted Catholics can become very concerned about such symbolism. This Catholic site talks about 'strange symbols':
“There are numerous other strange symbols in the cathedral, arguably Masonic or pagan (solar deity symbol in the center of the floor), but the All-Seeing Eye is the most typical of all Masonic symbols.”
Many Catholics themselves have no idea of the real background of the institution they belong to.
In short, within the walls of Rome, the Jesuit order is the most powerful club. From the rapid start in the 16thcentury, they have spread all over the world. The strict hierarchy, absolute commitment, and the moral justification to use every means when the end is served makes them extremely effective. The incomprehensible power and wealth of Rome, accumulated over the centuries, is of course in their favor. The Jesuits have established other organizational instruments, the largest of which is Freemasonry, to achieve the ultimate goal. By working through other organizations, both secret and public, the order itself remains as good as invisible. But if you see the historical ties, reflect on the spiritual similarities, and take seriously the remarkable mixture of symbolism, there’s only one sensible conclusion. Freemasonry is one of the instruments of the Jesuit order. This immediately expands the scope of their influence to a great extent.
The Freemason society includes many famous names, from American presidents to prominent religious leaders, from multinational owners to the biggest bankers, from famous artists and composers to popular Hollywood stars. Look up a list of 'famous freemasons' to get a first impression. You will probably find names here that you would not expect. If you don't want your view of the world to change, you better ignore this. The Freemasons are everywhere and nowhere. It is an influential club. A very influential club.
Not everyone affiliated with this top-secret organization is aware of its true religious foundation. To join you have to believe in the 'Grand Architect' and in the 'immortality of the soul'. That in itself should set off an alarm bell, but apparently it doesn't in most cases. The harsh language used during the initiation should also be thought-provoking. Apparently, it is difficult to withdraw from the order once you become part of it. A strong sense of brotherhood is created, you have bound yourself with a vehement oath and the connections with many influential people in practice yield extra work, income, and prestige. Being associated with a group of people who have inside knowledge likely makes you feel special and appeals to the human, sinful ego.
However, the many standard works recommended by the lodges themselves are clear about its occult foundation and mission. That this is brushed aside as conspiracy is difficult to understand. Such hasty conclusions are either a matter of ignorance, unwillingness or deliberate deception, an art that is actively practiced according to its own representatives. Kah quotes a letter from Freemason Albert Pike, addressed to the 23 supreme councils of the world (in 1889). In it, Pike says, among other things:
“That which we must say to the crowd is – We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees – The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferic doctrine” (Kah, En Route to Global Occupation, Huntington House Publishers, pg. 114, quoting from AC De La Rive, La Femme et L’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle , pg. 588).
If someone is high up in the freemason tree, you can safely assume that this man or woman knows what the true character is and contributes to it in one way or another. Ecclesiastes says, "For in much wisdom is much grief and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow" (Ecclesiastes 1:18). That is certainly true in such cases. Discovering that the world is different than you always thought, and highly respected figures turn out to lead a double life, is not easy. But there is a consolation, truth always leads to something good.
Let's get a few things straight before we dig a little deeper. In the foregoing we have seen a few important things.
1. An old line continued
There’s a long line of history from the events on the Mesopotamian Plain of Babylon to the here and now. In contrast to the growth of God's fantastic project through the ages, the sinful desire to be like God has persisted in mankind too. Although every individual struggles with this conflict, it particularly toke shape in several kingdoms, societies, individuals, and spiritual movements.
2. Conspiracy or climax
The Bible predicts a climax in world history. The old lines come together. God's great community comes face to face with the Babylonian community. This is a very real development and can be detected.
3. Five spiritual ramifications since 
In the middle of the 19th century, according to Daniel's prophecy, the final stage of our history was ushered in. Look for a substantiation of this in [2300 years – the beginning of the end]. At that time, the spiritual seeds of the current world scene were sown: (1) evolutionism, (2) the advent of a world religion that unites all people, (3) a common good economy, (4) the moral authority of Rome, and (5) a society built on the promises of secular science and modern technology.
4. Growth strategies to power
In this part we follow a first sketch of how the final scenario seems to unfold.
Let’s pause for a moment. There is no need to get to the bottom of everything. God has history under control, and we can look to Him for direction. This exposition is no call for action or meant to scare you. On the contrary, once you discover that the spiritual battlefield is real and recognizable, it makes you humble. We will never be able to win this battle on our own. It draws us closer to Jesus, the prince of peace, who is the only one that can bring our history to its destination. Make sure you commit your life to Him and let go off the false promises of Babel.
But whoever is involved in a battlefield would do well to know in outline what the strategies are. It is necessary to develop spiritual discernment. What do you get involved in? And where are your priorities? A few remarkable connections therefore still need to be made.
The central role of Freemasonry in the US is hard to overlook. The George Washington Freemason Memorial (he was the first president from 1789-1797 AD) gives a good first impression of this fact.
If you take a look at the US dollar, you will immediately see unmistakable symbolism of Freemasonry. Notice the all-seeing eye above a pyramid with the caption Novus Ordo Seclorum (The New World Order).
Many of the US presidents were members of the highest rank (33rd) of the organization.
We have found that the Jesuit Order is the governing body behind Freemasonry. With that knowledge in mind, it's not surprising to see that the symbolism of the Washington DC Capitol, founded by Freemasons, is closely related to the St. Peter in Rome. Here's a nice picture of the Capitol. Do you see the similarities?
And here is the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome:
Pay attention to the distinctive obelisk used in both locations, an ancient Egyptian sun symbol.
But America is primarily a Protestant nation, isn't it? The country has indeed originally been a safe haven for Protestants who fled Europe due to religious persecution. In many ways, America has seen a bloom of Protestantism of all shapes and sizes. That has left a rich legacy. But do you really think they just let this happen in Rome?
The Jesuit order has secured their position in 'the new land' right from the start. Under [toward unity without Jesus] you find examples of how American Protestantism was (and is) eroded on a large scale from within. The ecumenical movement is achieving great success in the western protestant world. Political ties to the Vatican are also coming to the fore in our days more and more openly, as is the call for the coveted new world order. The US supreme court is currently dominated by catholic representatives, even though the largest part of the US residents belongs to a protestant denomination. Interestingly, the Adventist movement (an ecclesiastical denomination) pointed to the close connections between America and Rome already in the 19thcentury. In other words, this is not a construct where current events and Biblical prophecy are squeezed together to make an exciting story.
Expectations that America will help the Vatican become the moral leader of the new world order have been around for much longer. In our time it seems to be finally getting off the ground. In the episode below from the series 'clash of minds', a statement from President Biden is quoted (at 56 minutes). Biden indicates that America must lead the free world into the new world order. Note that he contrasts the new world order with the free world. So, will there be no free world left after the new order has been established? The arrival of such an order was often brushed aside as fantasy and conspiracy, but can now be discussed freely.
The same episode provides a snapshot from the World Government Summit 2022 in Dubai (at 1 hour and 6 minutes). Here too, the desire to get the new world order off the ground is no longer being pushed aside. Also note the distinctive promise of a new paradise on earth, based on 'science and technology', which is promoted as one of the pillars of future society. All of our live needs to be integrated into systems, digits and technologies.
As the construction of a world order is discussed more and more publicly, people suddenly forget the 'conspiracy label' and arguments are put on the table. Look at the world! Something has to be done right? Global problems are everywhere. One crisis after another is piling up. Capitalism has created pollution and inequality. The desire for stability, health and peace is increasing.
Meanwhile, there is also an appeal to the sinful human tendency to take our life and future into our own hands. We no longer need God, at most on the sidelines or as a backup. We build a future ourselves with our impressive resources and will get everything under control. We are going to do it. And even better than God!
As long as you only consider the here and now and accept the logic that 'something' has to happen, you are easily tempted to embrace the new order, whatever it is. And even if you have problems with it, there’s little we can do about it with such great powers at play. That's all true. But that's not the question. The question is, where are we in God's prophetic calendar? What is the true spiritual character of these developments?
We may not be able to change the world, but we can develop healthy spiritual discernment and stay focused on what shapes our thoughts and what we do ourselves. Those who know their Bible should also know that promises about a new era of prosperity and peace can’t be a good thing if it sidelines the prince of peace, Jesus. So, what's really going on here?
One last line needs to be drawn in this outline of the global pact. When it comes to the promising future for humanity based on 'science and technology', the World Economic Forum takes a leading role. With numerous creative ideas and initiatives, this international platform, founded in the 1970s, tries to stimulate change in the global economy and to develop a 'sustainable system'. In recent years there have been heated discussions about the character of an initiative they have launched, called The Great Reset. Is it a spontaneous idea to make the world a better place, fairer and more sustainable or is it a long-prepared and elitist plan to control humanity?
We will not go into all kinds of details and discussions here. The central question here is different. If you reason through on the conclusions drafted so far, it is unthinkable that such a drastic initiative to reset the entire world economy would be out of scope of the Jesuit order. They must be closely connected. The big question is whether that is the case. Is there a close connection between the Jesuit order and this Great Reset initiative of the World Economic Forum?
We have already seen that the Jesuit order over the past few centuries has developed a strong grip on the way things go in the world. Their core business was and is influencing public opinion, not because it has intrinsic value, but to achieve a certain goal. To this end, the order makes use of organizational instruments such as Freemasonry.
Freemasonry has long had close ties to giants of the financial world, such as the Rothschild and Rockefeller families. Due to the gigantic flows of money involved in this, the vast majority of today's media and entertainment industry has ended up in the hands of only a small group of people. This conglomerate is closely associated with the Jesuit order. In addition to media and entertainment, education naturally plays an important role in shaping public opinion. Contemporary education is largely controlled by the United Nations (UNESCO), funded by the Rockefellers during its inception, and shaping the minds of many millions of kids around the world. The collaboration with big tech – Google, for example, clearly reflects Freemason symbolism – makes the power bloc even stronger.
These are all indispensable tools for steering the 'popular opinion'. To what extent the order makes deliberate use of fueling conflicts, wars, crisis situations and remarkable events is often difficult to track from the outside. But they themselves indicate that this is part of the strategy. At least it is clear that they have enough money, and resources and people on board to arrange things beyond comprehension. Everything deemed necessary to influence public opinion and achieve the ultimate goal is pursued.
Behind the scenes, the people involved in these organizations are kindred spirits. It is very reminiscent of the prophecy in Revelation: "These are of one mind, and they shall deliver their strength and authority to the beast" (Revelation 17:13 & 17). If you want to delve a little deeper into the historical backgrounds, you can for instance read the work of the American politician Gary Kah. An advantage of his books is that he substantiates the texts with actual copies of meetings, minutes, and invitations, which makes the story come alive and better controllable. Don’t just believe anything that comes across, but don't bury your head in the sand either. En Route to Global Occupation, Huntington House Publishers, 1992. ISBN 0-910311-97-8 | The New World Religion, Hope International Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-9670098-0-4. With such a great grip on the world, it is actually inconceivable that the activities of the World Economic Forum, to which many thousands of world leaders are associated, run outside of this.
To begin with, let's briefly establish what the WEF is. Here they speak for themselves:
“It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.”
So, it is a forum that actively deals with international issues. The emphasis is on the public interest of all people and investment in leadership. In their own words, the core of the matter is about 'moral and intellectual integrity'. Simply put, the WEF wants to influence how world leaders (in politics, business, culture, and religion) think about the future of humanity. We will come back to that in more detail later.
According to this statement, the WEF is 'not tied to any special interest'. Whether that is actually the case remains to be seen. Furthermore, the club's independent status is not necessarily a good thing. Independence is usually seen as a positive characteristic. But it also implies that you are not accountable towards a hierarchy or system, for example towards national states. But let's leave these reflections here for now. On the surface, the Forum is an independent think tank for leaders of all shapes and sizes, collectively shaping the future of our world.
The main strength of the organization lies in the investment in people, in leadership. They do this in all conceivable sectors.
“The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”
All their activities are inspired by a value called the stakeholder theory. Taking responsibility towards the public interest forms the basis of all they do. We will soon come across this central value again, but under a different name.
“Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.”
The WEF is sometimes dismissed as an elitist talking shop. The annual international meetings in Davos, where thousands of prominent world leaders come together (not openly accessible to journalists), would be little more than an expensive networking event. But that's not how they see it themselves. Here's a quote from their own Global Redesign report from 2010:
Global Redesign – Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World
That's not just drinking coffee. It is an influential body, not only through these annual meetings, but also through countless councils (but more on that later) in which future leadership is born. As mentioned, this all happens in the context of a not-for-profit foundation and as such is not embedded in the existing national political structures.
When WEF founder Klaus Schwab and partner Thierry Malleret published the book Covid 19: The Great Reset in the summer of 2020, few people had even heard of the organization. It was one of many millions of books on the market. But along the way, questions started to arise. A complete reset of the global economy is not a minor thing. Many things in society suddenly changed, allegedly due to the effort to combat a virus, but with accumulating inconsistencies. The Forum labeled the situation a great opportunity to carry out their reset plans. When people came to realize that many of their own leaders were (and are) closely connected to this Forum, they started investigations. As public debate on the issue was strongly censured and discouraged, it mainly diverted to alternative platforms. Is this reset initiative a wild plan or a serious idea? What is the Great Reset really all about? Why isn’t it openly discussed?
Schwab in his analysis of the situation initially points to the past. Since WWII, a status quo has emerged, especially in the western world. The liberal market economy taught that companies could go their own way, without too much guidance. National democracies have pursued their own policies and have only entered into limited partnerships. According to Schwab, contemporary reality shows the limitations of this 'old system'. Capitalism has fostered inequality between rich and poor. Pollution has become a big problem because no one takes responsibility. Unrest between nations is increasing. Internet security is at stake. The rise of artificial intelligence is turning the labour market upside down worldwide. The (supposed) impending climate change creates existential uncertainty about the survival of humanity. But most importantly, hence the title of the book, the threat of a virus exposes the weakness of the system. With our free markets and national democracies, we are insufficiently able to adequately address the global problems. For many people this is a recognizable analysis.
The point Schwab and his companion Malleret are working towards is that today's world has become too complex to manage within current structures. Our knowledge is limited, the problems are too great, and the political clout is too small.
“The fundamental point here is this: complexity creates limits to our knowledge and understanding of things; it might thus be that today's increasing complexity literally overwhelms the capabilities of politicians in particular – and decision-makers in general – to make well informed decisions.” Schwab, Covid-19: The Great Reset, 1.1.3 Complexity
The covid crisis – according to the WEF – exposes the vulnerability of the current system and is therefore the starting gun for a large-scale change. A change in which the entire world economy and political relations have to be overhauled. A Great Reset. We’ll soon see that it is not a new idea (i.e., it did not originate in 2019), but it has been given a fresh name. What is particularly striking since 2019 is the atmosphere of urgency that surrounds this.
“Understanding this growth dynamic and the power of exponentials clarifies why velocity is such an issue and why the speed of intervention to curb the rate of growth is so crucial.” Schwab, Covid-19: The Great Reset, 1.1.2 Velocity
The emphasis on terms such as crisis, urgency, rapid developments, little time to decide and (the excuse of) ignorance have set the tone since 2019. The world has accelerated. There is no more time for slow, national democratic processes. We can no longer afford to have 'disinformation' on the market that undermines or delays support for the chosen course. Even scientists who ask tough questions should be sidelined, in the name of common interest. It is necessary to act quickly and therefore it is justified that the power is placed in the hands of a small group of people. People and organizations, such as the WHO and the WEF, who were not elected through democratic processes but who got there through a different filtering system, suddenly are in charge.
In addition to the introduction of central control in crisis management, control mechanisms are also emerging. Schwab indicates that we can no longer escape this.
“Just to provide a broad and oversimplified example, the containment of the coronavirus pandemic will necessitate a global surveillance network capable of identifying new outbreaks as soon as they arise, laboratories in multiple locations around the world that can rapidly analyse new viral strains and develop effective treatments, large IT infrastructures so that communities can prepare and react effectively, appropriate and coordinated policy mechanisms to efficiently implement the decisions once they are made, and so on. The important point is this: each separate activity by itself is necessary to address the pandemic but is insufficient if not considered in conjunction with the others. It follows that this complex adaptive system is greater than the sum of its parts. Its effectiveness depends on how well it works as a whole, and it is only as strong as its weakest link.”
But how on earth do you get sufficient support (remember the need to steer the public opinion) to introduce surveillance techniques in a free, western democracy? It turns out not to be so hard as it seems. It can be done by creating a culture of fear. Point out a threat, the complexity of it, the global nature of the problems and the high degree of urgency and do this on a daily basis. Exploit the crisis and make sure it becomes the one topic people can think of. Remind them that it is essential to act quickly, and, in the meantime, sideline or ridicule proposed solutions and alternative views. Make censorship of 'disinformation' acceptable in the eyes of the public, with an appeal to public health. Once you have set the stage, the implementation of control techniques can be rolled out quietly. You are now surfing on the cloud of public opinion.
This, of course, is not how the WEF presents itself. A more sophisticated appearance is needed. At its core, the story of the Great Reset revolves around moral justification for global change and the adoption of surveillance techniques. It will 'necessitate' global surveillance. If you can get people to think that there is no other way, that it is a necessary development, then they will go along without any resistance. You have to know how to steer public opinion to ensure moral acceptance. Then continue.
For the time being, digital surveillance technology works from the outside, via scanners, codes, and cameras. But the WEF is clear about the next steps. First it gets on the skin and then 'under the skin'. It goes without saying that it takes a strong moral story to push such a technological infringement on the body through, on a worldwide scale. We’ll see later that the same type of moral appeal will be exploited to get this done. There’s a buzzword connected to this. After all, don’t you want to contribute to the timely monitoring and identification of health risks for your relatives? Only together can we make the world healthy, safe, and prosperous. Can such immense developments stand on its own? How are the programs of the WEF connected to the broader context of the timeline?
On the surface, a few things stand out. dr. Schwab, founder of the WEF, was educated at the (former) Jesuit University of Freiburg. He is also affiliated with the CEO Club of Boston College, an institution founded in 1863 by the Jesuit Order and, which in it’s own words, is still building on that foundation: “Boston College builds upon its traditions. It seeks to be the national leader in the liberal arts; to fulfill its Jesuit, Catholic mission of faith and service” (Mission & History - About BC - Boston College). Schwab was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, among others, as 'knight commander of the order of saint Michael and saint George' (Klaus Schwab | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)). This order has its home in St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Their motto is quite remarkable: “auspicium melioris aevi” (“augury of a better age”). The WEF awards Jesuit initiatives (annuario2015_en.pdf (jesuits.global) pg. 117). Schwab himself is a regular guest at the Vatican. These are some first hints of connections between the WEF and Rome.
In addition to his personal background, it is notable that since the 1970s (last century) prominent Catholic persons have been continuously associated with the Forum, including Archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara. More importantly, the Pope himself has received annual invitations for the Davos meetings. Pope Francis' response to Schwab's 2018 invitation features a recognizable buzzword, which we will delve into in more detail later.
“I hope, therefore, that this 2018 meeting of the World Economic Forum will allow an open, free, and respectful exchange, and be inspired above all else by the desire to advance the common good.”
That the relationship with Rome is more than just a formality is clear from the choice of words in a Jesuit report from 2015. Who is directing whom here? Is the Pope joining in Schwab's initiative, or is the Pope taking the lead by challenging the annual meeting in Davos?
The Vatican's influence extends far beyond an informal exchange of ideas. This is reflected in a publication by the WEF itself. They indicate that the Pope, through the publication of his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, has given his approval to the Great Reset.
What does it mean to put your stamp on something? Nothing less than that you assert your authority and influence in a certain case. The Vatican has put its seal on the great reset initiative, according to the World Economic Forum, effectively ushering in a global new order. The Pope openly admits the desire for a new order in recent publications.
But the connections are even stronger than these threads. The connections run much deeper. In the report Global redesign – Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World (prepared in 2010), it is already clear that the WEF is in favour of large-scale change. The term 'great reset' was not coined then, but the same idea was already present under other names. The 2010 report talks about 'global redesign', 'built anew' and a 'far-reaching institutional reform' (pg 444).
Global redesign – Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World
One can imagine that such a worldwide change in the economic, political, and religious field is very complicated. Yet, according to the WEF, it has a simple basis. It is all about developing a new mindset.
It is noteworthy that the core is not defined in political or economic terms, but in values. We need a new moral compass in our world. The new values form the foundation of the plan to redesign and reset the world order. Only those who embrace these values have a legitimate right to exist in the 21st century.
Global redesign, pg. 443
Since the new values are seen as the heart of the matter, creating a 'value framework' is at the top of the list inthe global redesign initiative (which is the predecessor of the great reset):
The WEF has numerous councils:
“In 2008 the World Economic Forum established a multi-stakeholder network of Councils to address the foremost topics in the global arena. Each of these Councils convenes relevant thought leaders from academia, government, business and other fields to capture the best knowledge on each key issue and integrate it into global collaboration and decision-making processes” The World Economic Forum | President John J. DeGioia | Georgetown University).
By which means are those councils directed, to contribute to the new mindset? For this purpose, the WEF created the Council on Values, which was set up to define and implement the new values throughout the organization. The Council on Values therefore forms the foundation of the entire World Economic Forum. Here you will find the moral compass for all its activities. It is the source for the desired global mindset.
The WEF clearly indicates that they make full use of their network to spread the core values (“…using the World Economic Forum infrastructure”).
Global redesign, pg. 300
Let's summarize a few things. The WEF aims for a radical global change because the current world order (in their view) is not future proof. The complexity of the global dynamics and the urgency of all kinds of problems justifies centralization of power, the implementation of a 'global surveillance system' and filtering of 'disinformation' for the common interest. All those WEF activities are based on a certain mindset. A Council on Values has been set up to establish and disseminate this mindset throughout the network. So here we find ourselves in the control room of the Great Reset. Who's in charge here?
We find the answer on the Georgetown University website. The University itself proudly states that it is closely involved in the World Economic Forum. In particular with some 'key platforms'.
We don't have to guess what the main key platform is.
Georgetown University has taken the helm of this council through director DeGioia and Dr. Banchoff. They do all they can to get 'common values' and 'agreed moral principles' implemented. One of the products they have delivered is a New Social Covenant.
Georgetown University was founded in 1789 in Washington DC. It is the most prestigious Jesuit university in the US. To this day they are committed to their original identity:
The director of this Jesuit bastion has been put in charge of the Council on Values, the council that sets the course for all activities of the World Economic Forum. You can't get it any clearer. In the control room of the Great Reset, we find…the Jesuit Order.
In addition to the presidents directing role, many colleagues contribute to on one of the more than eighty other councils in the WEF.
What does all of this mean for the 'mindset' that is carried into the world?
Now that it is clear who controls the course of the World Economic Forum, we zoom in on the desired mindset. If the WEF's values are the foundation for everything they do, what are those values? And what kind of mindset ties it all together? You probably have noted the slogan a few times already. The core value under the entire structure is the common good.
Global redesign, pg. 444
In the Vatican's correspondence to Dr. Schwab, this buzzword is hard to miss. Here are a few examples.
2014: “I wish to emphasize the importance that the various political and economic sectors have in promoting an inclusive approach which takes into consideration the dignity of every human person and the common good.”
2018: “I hope, therefore, that this 2018 meeting of the World Economic Forum will allow an open, free, and respectful exchange, and be inspired above all else by the desire to advance the common good.”
2020: “All too often materialistic or utilitarian visions, sometimes hidden, sometimes celebrated, lead to practices and structures motivated largely, or even solely, by self-interest. This typically views others as a means to an end and entails a lack of solidarity and charity, which in turn gives rise to real injustice, whereas a truly integral human development can only flourish when all members of the human family are included in, and contribute to, pursuing the common good.”
Typical core concepts associated with the common good are global security, poverty alleviation, health, human rights, climate, sustainability, a universal basic income, inclusiveness, respect, and we do it all together.
The first thing that strikes when you read the associated core concepts is that it sounds very positive. Who doesn't want health, safety, and an end to poverty? A great idea, isn't it, introducing the common good? But don't be too quick with your conclusions. Remember the cloud of popular opinion that was used to change the world (see point 4a the dream team of Rome)? People can easily be influenced by appealing to wishes, egos and fears. The Jesuit Order has enormous power behind the scenes to accomplish this. However, the formation of the opinion of the masses is only a means. What is the goal?
Questions start to arise when we see the implication of this ideal:
Global redesign, pg. 299
Living according to the common good means seeing yourself as inseparable part of the bigger picture. Individuality (and nationality) must be abandoned for the sake of the greater good. From the perspective of health, safety, equality and sustainability, there is an intensifying appeal to give up own rights, privacy, and freedom of choice. We need to become part of a global system to which we comply. The common good mindset is the basis for implementing this system. It creates an atmosphere in which you are morally obliged to give up yourself for the good of others and go along with the developments. You don't want to be ahealth threat to vulnerable people, do you? You don't want to deny the other person his good and right, do you? You don’t want to mess with the climate, harming future generations. You don’t want to reject a mandatory digital ID by which the safety of the internet can be guaranteed. You don’t want to spread misinformation that might confuse people, right? Anyone who tries to safeguard personal freedom and allegedly damages the public interest (however and by whomever that may be defined), is acting morally reprehensible. The common good mindset is the foundation for implementing the new world order.
We are not talking here about making some concessions here and there for the benefit of the general interest.It goes much further. The central ideology propagated by the WEF, and which we have not yet given attention to, is transhumanism. Morally justified by the theory of evolution, humanity can develop itself into the next stage. By mixing biotechnology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, even our own bodies become part of a universal system (but no worries, it is still essentially 'human' according to the WEF). The point is this. Initially, these techniques are introduced as an optional novelty. But as it gains enough mass, the moral pressure continues to mount.
Going along with these digital and biotechnical developments is turned into a moral issue. That's the whole point of the common good. If you participate in the digitization of all payment flows, you contribute to a fraud-free world and online security for everyone. When you accept an internet ID card, which can regulate online access and activity, you make the digital world safer for your family and colleagues. By accepting a health code (or subcutaneous chip), you ensure that the other person feels safe in your vicinity. Even social credit systems suddenly appear to have benefits because they can steer people in the right direction, thus helping to ensure public health and safety. A personal and traceable CO2 quota (tax driven) is needed to get the climate under control. Don't you feel responsible for your neighbor and for the future generations? It’s hard to withdraw yourself from this moral climate, even if you have very good arguments. Do you feel how the increasing moral pressure provides the right breeding ground for integrating people in a closed system?
You do it for the other
Meanwhile, the existence of all kinds of urgent problems justifies the extension of emergency laws. Censoring 'disinformation' about sensitive topics, related to public health, climate issues, human rights, or discrimination, is acceptable if it said to protect the public interest. Who determines what disinformation is, and what interests are served (or harmed) by these developments can of course be questioned, but let's not make it to complicated and just go along with it. After all, there is a rush, and the risks are too great. We don’t have time for deep reflections. It is noble to give up one's privacy and freedom in order to protect the vulnerable (defined by public opinion). This is where the moral monkey comes out of the sleeve. Who will dare to distance themselves from the worldwide brotherhood (fraternity)? The common good mindset – you do it for someone else – forms the foundation of the new order. Or in the words of the 2010 WEF report: “These values provide a natural path to the goals we have thus far been unable to meet…” (Global redesign, pg. 444).
Surfing on the cloud of public opinion
How beautiful it sounds. But once you are part of the system, you have become very dependent. Via this strategy an agenda is being rolled out to transform the free western democratic society into a community that submits itself in everything to the moral dictates of Rome. This has been the ultimate goal of the Jesuit order since its inception, and it never changed. The Jesuits never really liked Protestants and Liberals (as you can read in the original oath). People who think for themselves and make their own choices are difficult to control. If you want to restore the power of Rome that is a major problem. But how do you align a whole crowd with your own agenda if you don't have control yet?
Easy. You do it by directing the public opinion. Just make sure that people hold each other accountable for joining the movement. The WEF can promote its transhumanist ideals and techniques on this moral breeding ground and introduce it almost without protest, covered by the moral pressure of the common good. Doing so, you send people in the direction you want, while they don't even realize it themselves. It's actually a big trap. The introduction of the common good mindset is the only way to get the free democratic world to accept the new world order.
The Jesuit order priorly has been a driving force behind the liberal consumer society. The Vatican for centuries has become exceedingly rich deceiving the ignorant masses. But let’s forget that for the sake of convenience. Now they can nicely point to the ruins of neoliberal capitalism and proclaim the gospel of the new world order. This chameleon behavior is sometimes referred to as 'Jesuit theatre'. Thus, they surf on the cloud of public opinion, not because it has any intrinsic value for them, but to achieve, according to their own writings, the desired goal of world dominion.
The World Economic Forum is an instrument of the Jesuit order. They shape the mindset and determine the course. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Pope is increasingly associating himself with this story. From the audience's point of view, it looks like a new collaboration, but behind the scenes, they've been closely linked already for a very long time. The Great Reset initiative is not a new hobby of the world’s elite. It's embedded in a much bigger story. It is the biblical story of a ruler who, at a certain point in world history, enters into cooperation with all the kings and merchants of the earth. The Vatican still operates silently, in the background. In the coming years however, they will come into the spotlight, acting as the moral compass for humanity. The whole world will unite under its central authority. Within a decade, maybe even within a few years, there will be acclaim from all political, economic, and religious sides. Even from unexpected quarters.
How about you? If you see this happening, will you understand what it is really all about?
According to the book of Revelation, the global pact is ultimately about worship (chapter 13). It circles around spiritual commitment. Who or what do you believe? Which promise do you hold on to?
The apocalyptic scenario refers to a mandatory sign on your head and hand (Revelation 13:16). It is a counterpart to the command to carry God's law with you (Deuteronomy 6:8). In other words, who decides what you think and do? Which law do you acknowledge? Worship of God is voluntary. It springs from undivided love. But worship of the beast is forced, on pain of economic exclusion. Once it gets to the point of coercion in our world, the big question is: what promise do you trust?
Much has been said about organizations and individuals that play a role. In order to live holy lives, we may (and must) form a judgment about the ideas and practices of ourselves and of fellow human beings. However, it is not up to us to make a final judgment. That is up to God. He alone can fathom the hearts of men. Certain individuals associated with these movements may not understand what’s going on themselves, work on something beautiful for their own little part, or make choices that they later regret. From our point of view, there must be enough room left to love the other, even if that other must be called an enemy. In the last judgment God will bring all things to light and set all things straight [the new beginning]. So, make sure to combine discernment, courage, and love, even when things are getting tough on the world scene and in your own private live.
The real struggle is not a matter of unreliable organizations or nasty politicians. Behind the scenes the driving force of this worldwide pact is the battle between God and His (temporary) adversary, the devil. At the very beginning of history, God immediately took a stand in this conflict and gave His original promise. He is clearly in the lead:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:15).
In our day the spiritual battle of the ancient serpent against the seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, is coming to a climax. Once more the serpent will do all for his own sake, but it will not be long until [the great Day] arrives! His head will finally be crushed. His empire collapses [see: Babylon]. The global pact is coming to an end. Insights in world events can be pretty daunting. But above all it is very hopeful. The victory is won, and the Prince of Peace is soon approaching. Are you ready for His coming?
Although the conflict described in Genesis 3:15 has been going on for thousands of years, the last few centuries have ushered in the final piece of world history. The spiritual seeds of the final battle were sown in the 19th century . They are clearly recognizable in the current world stage. Do you see them too?
The traces of this epic battle can be found in the heart of every single person. The struggle is about communion without God versus communion under God. The final battle will not be decided with tanks and bombs, somewhere on the historic plain of Armageddon, but deep in the hearts of people like you and me. For many Christians the turmoil in the Middle East is the single most important indication that we are living in prophetic times. But this political conflict is not the heart of the matter.
In this context, it is remarkable that several key individuals involved in the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 were members of Freemasonry ( https://conejomasons.org/events/news/a-remarkable-connection-of-freemasonry- and-israel/). This means the Jesuit Order is active in the background. They had successfully brought alternative end-time scenarios to the theological market at the time. These were intended as lightning rods [1260 years of V-dominance]. The futuristic scenario describes a final battle around a new physical temple in Jerusalem. Is it conceivable that the order has steered a massive diversionary maneuver, in line with this introduced end-time theory? Invisibility and public opinion, those were the two keywords, weren't they? Could it be that the two-state solution has to create a constant source of turmoil to divert apocalyptic attention from the church? If so, and this is speculation, then at least it is a successful strategy. If much of the worldwide church is looking in the wrong place, expecting a future antichrist in a new temple to be built in Jerusalem, then many Christians are too easily overlooking the meaning and impact of the current developments. But the real choices are not made in a parliament or on the stock exchange, but in people's hearts. Will you go your own way, or will you join the great and everlasting covenant of love that will soon begin? For there is real hope that brings life!
Is there something or someone who can turn the tide? More and more people feel gloomy, depressed, or desperate about the future of the world and their own lives. This is reminiscent of a particularly intense moment described in Revelation 5:
“And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do no weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals” (Revelation 5:1-5).
Who is worthy to open the scroll of world history? And then it falls completely silent... In that silence you hear the echo of that same question. It's the big question. Is there anyone out there who holds world history in his hand? Someone who can really make all things new. Then, only then is there hope.
Fortunately, the intense silence is broken. Yes! There is somebody! It is Jesus, the eternal Son of God, who has this power. To Him has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. He holds the essence of all history in His hand:
“You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God” (Revelation 4:9-10).
Hallelujah, not the WEF, neither your own government, not big tech, or the Vatican, or whatever else, but Jesus is the CEO of all living things. Therefore, there is hope for you and for me!
Just before Jesus' public appearance, before He would become "popular" among the people, He was tempted by the devil for forty days. Luke describes this temptation in chapter 4 of his Gospel. How would Jesus soon deal with His position of power? Was He going to use that for His own gain? The devil tries to tempt Jesus to abuse His power. Once to fulfill His own needs, once to gain power over the kingdoms of the world, and finally even power over God by enforcing protection on demand. Note the devil's tactics:
But Jesus remained firm in all things and true to who He really is, the eternal Son of God living amongst men. He did not give in, in any way. Therefore, He alone can lead the world with a steady hand. Not in the way we often see around us and in which we might even participate. Not full of ostentation, backrooms, image management, money breeding, and self-interest. He rules utterly lovingly, holy, and justly. That became immediately apparent in His very first public encounter (described in that same chapter). Jesus speaks in the synagogue in His own village Nazareth. He is talking to the people He grew up with. But He is not looking for consent of His fellow villagers, who at first were full of praise for Him (Luke 4:22). He plainly speaks the truth, which almost costed Him his live.
Fantastic, such a transparent performance! You can completely rely on Him! Jesus will not accept a little lie, a little jealousy, or a few euros in bribes. He's perfectly holy. His power is always pure. In God there is only light, and not a single speck of darkness, says the Apostle John (1 John 1). The silence in the book of Revelation is broken. Jesus is worthy to open the scroll of world history and take the lead in the eternal coming Kingdom.
When things get tense on today's world stage, He is the steady anchor you can cling to. The promise of His coming is rock solid and nothing or no one will be able to change it. Reasoning turns into a song here. Praise the LORD, for He is good!
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For his mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.
They wandered in the wilderness is a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distress.
And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness”.
Psalm 107 :1-9
In a world in which according to Babylonian theology everyone and everything must come together, distancing yourself from unbiblical ideas and practices is the new cardinal sin. In a 1986 pamphlet, the World Instant of Cooperation writes about an initiative towards universal unification:
“The world's spiritual leaders will be asked to jointly assemble their believers in a moment of spiritual harmony and cooperation to heal our planet (...) At this moment, at least 10% of the earth's population will be asked to suspend, for one hour, all thoughts of separation...” (G. Kah, The New World Religion, Hope International Publishing, a copy of the pamphlet on pg. 102)
No matter the reason, anything that creates division and tension is inherently bad. This is also the message of the World Council of Churches [toward unity without Jesus]. But...
…unity as main criterion is not Biblical. Matthew notes Jesus' rather un-ecumenical remark:
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matthew 10:32-34).
With that sword, Jesus is not referring to a religious war, but He brings sharpness to the conversation. Lukewarmness and half-heartedness show that there is no love in the heart. If you love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind, then there are choices to be made. Especially in a world that has strayed far from God.
When Paul and Barnabas arrived in the city of Lystra, they saw a man crippled from birth. They were moved by the sight and God gave them the strength to heal the man. When the townspeople learned of this, they were astonished because they thought that the gods had come to earth.
“The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men! And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker” (Acts 14:12).
In their enthusiasm they begin to prepare a sacrificial service for the apostles. How do Paul and Barnabas react? Couldn’t they see the good intentions of these people and let it be? Instead, in a friendly but clear way they explained that this was no good:
“But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them…” (Acts 14:15-18).
Clear is kind.
Do you dare to speak up in a world in which an increasingly inclusive religious climate is emerging? Do you dare to refuse the sacrifices offered in your life in a respectful but clear way? This requires love and sound spiritual discernment. Paul speaks about a spiritual armor needed to stand firm in this world (Ephesians 6). He asks:
“…and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Ephesians 6:19-20).
This boldness to talk about Gods truth in your workplace, in the family, or at university is the focal point where the whole story comes together. It is the summary of the global pact. The ultimate goal of God's adversary is to silence us. He doesn't want to hear the truth because his kingdom is built on lies. But God's world is founded on truth and justice. Let us follow Him in everything, no matter the cost, in hope and confidence that it will not be long before His new world arrives. Forever.
In the series Clash of minds by Walter Veith & Martin Smith, a weekly conversation takes place with an in-depth look at the Bible, history, and current events. This is done from an 'Adventist' perspective. They are accessible and informative episodes, and always with a hopeful overtone. You can find them on YouTube and sometimes on other platforms like Rumble.
Another great help, in a similar setup, is the series of TM Amazing discoveries. For instance, this one.
Well worth it!