The growing families from Joseph’s two sons and Jacob’s eleven sons remain in Egypt for several hundred years until they become progressively enslaved by the Egyptian kings. They suffer deprivation and debasement until Moses arises and is called by the Lord to be His servant. Moses, with a supposed series of miracles, leads Jacob (all the Israelites) out of Egypt in a 40-year trek back to Canaan, the land promised to Abraham by Melchizedek. Once established in the Holy Land, the House of Israel unifies for a period and then divides into northern (Israel) and southern (Judah) factions. The Northern Tribes (Israel/Ephraim) turn away from God first and become progressively depraved, sinful, and foolish, even sacrificing their own children to pagan gods. Those in high positions, the power elite, become the most depraved of all, absolute power corrupting absolutely. Having turned their backs on God, the Northern Tribes drift farther and farther away from God and truth. Foolishly, the leaders of Israel try to silence the prophets sent by God and succeed in leading the people into destruction and captivity at the hands of the Assyrians. The surviving remnant of Israel (the Northern Ten Tribes) first go into exile in Assyria and then later migrate northward, never to return, losing their identify and becoming the "Lost Ten Tribes" of Israel. Meanwhile, Judah is undergoing the same corrupting process, also ignores her prophets, and is also destroyed except for a remnant. The remnant of Judah is taken into captivity to (one city) Babylon for the next seventy years. Cyrus of Persia-Media then conquers Babylon and frees the Judah (Jews) remnant to return to Canaan and build the second temple. Then the whole process starts over again. The people (Judah remnant) turn away from God again; the elite leadership of "vipers" (as John the Baptist called them) grow more and more arrogant and less and less wise. They conspire to bring about Jesus’ death and fail to recognize their spiritual savior as portrayed by their prophets. Then the leaders plunge their nation once again headlong into war and inevitable destruction, this time at the hands of the Roman army in 70 A.D. Most die, but a remnant of Judah is scattered among many nations for the next two thousand years while the Christians have their turn to carry the torch of God during the presently ending "Age of the Gentiles". This is Israel’s history to the present time.
Those "who beat" the "escaped of the House of Jacob" and the "remnant of Israel" are the leaders and power elite who persecute and "hold captive" those who follow God during the trial period at the end of this age. The Lord through Isaiah tell us that the people, once liberated from their leaders who ‘beat them’ will lean/rely directly only on the Holy One of Israel. Notice "only a remnant" of Jacob and Israel returns – the faithful and true.
The intellectual elite of our world appears daily in newspapers and on our televisions. They are the "experts" who write the books about marriage, although they are divorced three times. They tell us how to bring up our children, and yet their own children rebel against them. They know everything about anything, and there is no doubt about it. Ask if they believe in God and somber tones cover the smirk and smile. And yet, the question of God is the essential question of all philosophy, all ideologies, and all human understanding. If this most essential question were on a test, it would count for ninety-nine percent of the grade and the remaining one percent of the test would directly depend on the answer to the first. If you are wrong about God, then you are wrong about very much else as well. Yet the intellectual and political elite are all confirmed in the opinion that "religion is the opiate of the masses." Those who won’t say this in public believe it in private, as their very actions and behavior betray them.
If our leaders are wrong about the first question, what hope do we have for a peaceful world guided by wisdom. My answer for that is zero. What do you think? Many of us deny or question the existence of the very One who gave us existence
Notice how similar that time is to ours. Ends of ages have highly similar circumstances and types of people. Human history is monotonously similar, repeating cycles of sameness. But there is evolutionary progress; the remnant groups have a survival advantage that results from biologic factors that modify the capacity for spiritual receptivity. The Adamic genes should therefore become increasingly prevalent over long periods of time. The comment of 47:10 on science as the cause of our going astray is well taken. True religion and true science are complementary and never contradictory, however man’s error exists in forming a religion about science that denies or ignores God and true religion. This religion of science believes that science has all the answers for man’s every problem, that science is the only true knowledge, that man doesn’t need the axiom of God, that man can completely understand his world through science, and that science offers proof and certainty. All of these beliefs are false, but they go unrecognized and unchallenged.
Also, the present world leaders are misleaders; they spend no time truly addressing our global problems such as overpopulation, pollution, nvironmental degradation, rapid loss of biologic species, ongoing ozone depletion, global social and political unrest, and increasing nuclear weapons proliferation. They talk a lot but actually do very little, after all it may ruffle the feathers of some powerful corporation. This planet is being and has been, raped by the wealthy and powerful. Nary a thought is given to putting back what we take out. The sole motivation is to get as much wealth and power as fast as possible. Because of this, when Melchizedek steps in, we will be in the middle of many major problems. But God is not going to let the many good people of the world be destroyed by the strong and powerful. Sovereignty will be taken away from the present leadership elite and given to those who live according to God’s ways:
Revelation 11: 15
Then the seventh
angel blew his trumpet…
Saying, "the power to rule over the
World belongs now to our Lord and His
Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever.
The word Messiah is Christos in Greek. Christ means Messiah. Unfortunately, Jesus was surnamed for just what he was not. Also notice that "our Lord" and "his Messiah" are two different personages in this verse. "Our Lord" is God and "his Messiah" is God’s chosen representative for our world, Melchizedek. The future always comes in through the minority. The last battle won, "conventional wisdom" is one step from the scrap heap. We fear and resist change, no matter what its content. Nearly all-conventional wisdom today is wrong! Wrong about science, wrong about politics, wrong about people, wrong about philosophy, wrong about religion and wrong about most anything else we can think of. Our leaders, our intellectuals and our so-called elite will have the same constant refrain right up to the hour when they are removed from their power and prestige. The refrain is "everything is fine, going just as we expected." This is why they are so "confounded" in Micah 7:16 (above) when the World Messiah steps into the fray. It’s time we started thinking for ourselves and stop buying the illusions, which are cast up in front of us by the "leadership class" and the media; one working hand in hand with the other.
Since there are no definite messianic references here, the prophet is addressing the leadership of ancient Judah and Israel. Note that Zion was literally plowed under along with all of Jerusalem during their wars with Rome (1st and 2nd century AD). Throughout the Old Testament prophets there is a recurring theme of corrupt, arrogant, and suicidal leadership who come to the fore at the ends of ages. Ultimately, these power elite lead an acquiescing majority of people to their destruction at the hands of the Assyrians, and then Babylonians, and then the Romans, and now the…? After all, God is the source of all reality. The great majority of our modern "leaders," "intellectuals," and "experts," who consider themselves our elite, are atheists, agnostic, or merely give lip service to God. Consider how utterly confounded and shocked they would be if their worldview were suddenly presented with an irrefutable fact to the contrary. They would surely "put their hand to their mouth" and more. Humankind’s long standing questions about who we are, where we come from, where we are going , the purpose of life, and whether or not there’s a God are about to be answered definitely and with authority. And lest we worry about life losing some of its surprise, uncertainty, and adventure; we should remember that God is infinite in all dimensions; there is always an inexhaustible infinity yet to be unfolded and explored – filled with surprise and adventure beyond not only what we do imagine, but beyond also what we ever could imagine.
Evil tends to be much better organized, goal oriented, and assertive than good on our world and I’m afraid that the reigns of power (all types) have been and are in the hands of those who would use them to further their own ends rather than for the welfare of those that are in their charge. This leadership elite of mankind has become so powerful that a superhuman effort will be needed to overcome it.
What else could chariots, riding upon the wind, with men and audible noise be, other than airplanes? These planes are probably coming to the Holy land for purposes of war, the messianic war where "all the nations" come against Israel. Notice that the planes come from every direction except the north, perhaps because Gog and the army from the north has that direction covered. Directly north of Israel, lies Moscow the capital of Russia and scriptural evidence can be marshaled in support of this Gog/Russia thesis. The presence of airplanes dates the time of Enoch’s prophecy to our present modern age. Also drought, thirst, and failure of things to grow and yield are frequently referred to in the Messianic period. The drought developing in the Middle East and other parts of the world should get progressively worse if we are truly living in the Messianic time period. I would also expect unraveling in our political, financial, and other institutions to greatly accelerate soon. The Urantia Book, as do the prophets, places the heaviest burden of blame on the lawlessness, corruption, and deceit of the ruling class, who lead the masses astray.
UB 1074 The real undoing of
Judah was effected by a corrupt
and rich ring
of politicians operating under the rule of a boy-king, Manasseh…the fall
of Assyria, and the ascending of Egypt, brought deliverance to Judah
for a time, and the country folk took over.
UB 1074 The attempt to suppress freedom of
speech (by the power elite) led
Elijah, Amos, and Hosea to begin their secret writing, and this was
the real beginning of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. (My parenthesis)
The rod has blossomed; arrogance has budded, lawlessness has grown into a rod of wickedness. Our country began in Godliness, but an evil crop has been sown and the harvest has blossomed into deceit and arrogance. Keep watch while this increasingly goes to seed. Our leaders are trampling our Constitution and the rights of our once proud citizens. There are many strange things going on in Washington that are completely unreported by the media establishment. We need to ask questions and dig under the surface a little to find the dark side of current national and world events. Next we have:
But first I will step
forward to contend against those who have no
fear of me: who practice sorcery, who commit adultery, who swear
falsely, who cheat laborers of their hire, and who subvert the cause
of the widow, orphan, and stranger – said the Lord of Hosts…
The immediate and direct confrontation with the enemies of God describes Melchizedek’s rather than Jesus’ mission. Who are these enemies? None other than the present power elite of our world; our political, financial and intellectual controllers in positions of power; often behind the scene and out of view.
The people who will go the most wrong in the messianic time period upcoming are the same people who went the most wrong in ancient times as well; i.e. the Northern Tribes, who are Israel, who in turn are the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, foremost among the Ten Northern Tribes. The Northern Tribes then become the Lost Ten Tribes who migrate to northern and western Europe, and then later to America, surfacing today after 2000 years as Christians, some of whom occupy the equivalent to the "promised land" of yesterday-- America. Ephraim is very probably America today and Manasseh is very probably Great Britain. The "wicked of Ephraim and Manasseh" are the leaders and power elite of these two countries. American is Ephraim because the Lost Ten Tribes first settled in Northern and Western Europe, from there the Lost Ten Tribes later settled America. The bravest, most courageous, most freedom loving and most religious of Europe settled America. The "cream of the crop" of the entire world moved west. America is directly related to Ephraim of ancient Israel. Both America and ancient Northern Israel started out on the right tract with the love and blessings of God. When both their wealth grew, both abandoned God and went chasing after the false gods of money, sex, and power. Both had leaderships that led the people (the majority) far away from the sustenance of truth. Deceit, lawlessness and decay beset Israel and beset us today. Israel’s prophets arose and were ignored even as they were killed and imprisoned. America, like Israel, will ignore her prophets as well. The outcome will be the same, making for a precise repeat of history. The beginning is like the end. America, like the Northern Tribes, is blessed with fruitfulness, bounty, and God’s grace. Both became proud and defiant, lawless and licentious, arrogant and capricious. Both become blind, deaf, and dumb to the events around them that ultimately swallow them up. Not only is America Ephraim by heredity, but America is also Ephraim by history. It is from America and Great Britain that the most destructive leaders of Christendom will come and they will be the ones who lead the persecution of the elect. They are, and will be, "the wicked of Ephraim and Manasseh" of Dead Sea Scroll prophecy.
America’s power elite (the wicked of Ephraim) are those referred to who "sell nations," "lead many astray," and who lead Ephraim (America) astray. Next we move to the Habakkuk Commentary, Dead Sea Scrolls 1QpHabakkuk.
The Teacher of Righteousness again explains that rather than God bringing the Kittim against its people, He (God) will turn the tables on the power elite and instead "execute the judgment of the nations by the hand of His elect." The elect we are told have eyes "too pure to behold evil." Truly, such as these are worthy children of the Father.
1Enoch 51:6 In those days they
(wicked, power elite) shall not be saved by
gold and by silver (Ezekiel 7:19).
1Enoch 61:7 Trouble shall come upon them (the power elite).
Clearly, the powers that be are brought to judgment and justice. The Son of man described here seems to fit better with the activities of Messiah/Melchizedek rather than Jesus. The Lord of spirits is God as previously indicated.
Chapter 62 contains similar information about the judgment of the power elite.
There is a covert war on God on this world and it is waged by the powerful elite, the "intellectuals," the propagandists, the government, and the media establishment. Our public schools are instruments for the indoctrination of an alternate, unacknowledged, value system of no-values; the official, unannounced, state religion. This secular humanistic state is slowly enslaving its citizens and will lead them into crisis. The war against God has only one possible outcome, and that outcome is, and forever will be, failure! The most difficult task is teaching the well intentioned that such a war actually exists. The well intentioned project their own intentions onto the intentions of others, because the reality of evil intent is so totally foreign and so totally irrational to them. But evil and iniquity does exist and unless we learn to recognize it, we will continue to be its victims. Jesus has spoken well: "Be as wise as serpents and as gentle as doves." To be as wise as serpents we must first recognize and understand those serpents of wrong choosing.
1Enoch speaks about a race of people who are descended from the offspring of "the sons of God who mated with the daughters of men." This race is referred to as the Nephilim, which corresponds to the Nodite race of the Urantia Book. This inter-racial union between Nodites and the daughters of man is blamed for the evil and sin that resulted in "the flood," by which God purified the earth. Enoch again identifies "an evil race" which is associated with the evil harvest of the messianic period. This raises the question of whether or not there are still present, relatively pure line descendants of this ancient Nodite race? Is this the race that has been associated with royalty throughout the centuries? If so, this would explain the royal links between the ruling class, the Power Elite, and the secret societies. Who are they, where are they, and what role, if any, will they play in the messianic period?
In 105:13, "Those who were from heaven" probably refers to the Nephilim or Nodites. Among these are the "sons of God who cavorted with the daughters of men" (Genesis 6). In Enoch 10:18, we are told that the offspring of these "watchers" who fell from heaven are destroyed in the "last days" judgment because they "have tyrannized over mankind." 1Enoch thus reveals to us the presence of an ancient and ongoing "evil race" (? Nodites) who have existed throughout the history of mankind. And so we can begin to understand the Psalm "Why do the heathen rage and the nations conspire against the Lord and his anointed" (Psalms 2). The concept of an evil, world order that attempts to impose itself over mankind should be studied in detail in our attempt to understand the forces that are shaping our world situation today. In order to be the bearers of truth, one must be able to bear ridicule, slander, and contempt. World government could be a wonderful development and a great benefit to mankind. However, ask yourself, if our developing world order is really so beneficial, why has it developed and flourished in secrecy, without public debate and knowledge. There are scores of international institutions that most of us have never heard of and know nothing about. Why not? Consider the World Trade Organization so recently in the news. How many know that this organization represents the interests of the ever-more powerful international corporate elite who use the political power and auspices of the United States Government to facilitate and maintain their success. These interests care nothing about people, jobs, environmental concerns, or equity. They care only about profit, control, and power. Government has become an arm of the corporate interest. Is this the world system that we want? How many of us know that the United States law is being changed by Federal Executive Orders directly by the President, bypassing Congress, in order to prepare for the day when the United States Constitution is made subservient to the United Nations Charter? How many know that the United Nations Charter has no bill of rights and no protection for the individual against the arbitrary power of the World State? The Book of Enoch reveals to us that the core of such "nefarious plans" has ancient roots dating from the very origins of rebellion on this planet. Is it really surprising to anyone who understands the Urantia Book that our developing world system has points of contact with the same forces of evil which ‘conspired’ to bring to an end the life of the Son of Man. However, it would be a mistake to give these "principalities" of evil too much credit. Mankind itself bears the greatest burden of blame, for without its willing assistance, such principalities could have no power and no influence. The kingdom of heaven within, established in each and every heart, is the only true antidote for the evil, sin, and iniquity that are present in our world today that acts under the guise of good will. If we don’t recognize this deceitful aspect of our world, we will become its victims. Consider the following quotes which have been chosen from the website www.thewinds.org in regard to this secretly operating power elite:
The Power Elite
From the days of Spartians Wieshophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon,
Rosa Luxenberg, and Emma
Goldman, this world conspiracy played a
definite role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the
mainspring of every subversive movement of the nineteenth century. And
now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld
of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people
by the hair on their head and have become the undisputed masters of that
enormous empire. (Winston Churchill stated to London press in 1922.)
The World is governed by very different personages from what is imagined
by those who are not behind the scenes. (Benjamin Disraeli, First
Prime Minister of England, 1844)
The real rulers in Washington
are invisible and exercise power from behind
the scenes. (U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter)
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a
giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation.
(John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York, 1918-1925.)
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element
in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the day of
Andrew Jackson. (President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter dated
November 21, 1933.)
The Trilateral commission is the
international…[It] is intended to be the
vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking
interests by seizing control of the political government of the United
States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort
to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – POLITICAL,
MONETARY, INTELLECTUAL, and ECCLESIASTICAL. (U.S.
Senator Barry Goldwater, Republican candidate for President, 1964, in
his book, "With no Apologies")
One may ask why there hasn’t been more press coverage of such a well-established movement. How have its antagonists been so effectively excoriated, ridiculed, and labeled as crackpots? For those who think that the "Free Press" is free and uncontrolled, consider the following:
We are grateful to the
Washington Post, The New York Times, Time
Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our
meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.
It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if
we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years.
But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards
a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite
and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination
[read that "democracy"] practiced in past centuries. (David Rockefeller,
founder of the aforementioned Trilateral Commission,in an address
to a meeting of that organization in June of 1991.)
There is no such thing, at this
date of the world’s history, in America, as
an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of
you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know
beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for
keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of
you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would
be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets
looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one
issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be
gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie
outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his
country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and
what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are tools and vassals
of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the
strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the
property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. (John Swinton,
former Chief of Staff of the most powerful and prestigious
newspaper on earth, The New York Times, when asked to give a toast
to the "free press" at the New York Press Club.)
The media looks for minor
details to report on – ‘what the Group of 7
Finance ministers had for dinner’ – instead of concentrating on the fact that
they are orchestrating the whole global economic, environmental,military,
and political infrastructure of the world. (Joan Veon, Financial advisor
and international journalist.)
Above this race of men
stand an immense and tutelary power,
upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their
fate…After having thus successively taken each member of the
community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme
power then extends its arm over the whole community…The will of man
is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided…It does not tyrannize, but
it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each
nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious
animals, of which the government is the shepherd. (Alexis De
Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1840.)
The bewildered herd are a
problem. We’ve got to prevent their rage and
trampling. We’ve got to distract them. They should be watching the
Superbowl or sitcoms or violent movies or something. Every once in a
while you call on them to chant meaningless slogans like ‘Support Our
Troops’, and you’ve got to keep them pretty scared because unless
they’re scared properly and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going
to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to
think, which is very dangerous because they’re not competent to think, and
therefore it’s important to distract and to marginalize them. (Noam
Chomsky, on the Power Elite’s conception of democracy in America.)
Assemble a mob of men and women previously conditioned by a daily
reading of the newspapers; treat them to amplified band music, bright
lights…and in next to no time you can reduce them to a state of almost
mindless sub humanity. Never before have so few been in a position to
make fools, maniacs, or criminals of so many. (Aldous Huxley in
The Devils of Loudon.)
I think the subject which will
be of most importance politically is mass
psychology…Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be
rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be
allowed to know how its convictions were generated. (Bertrand
Russell in The Impact of Science on Society.)
The man who never looks into a
newspaper is better informed than he
who reads them insomuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. (Thomas Jefferson)
These are the voices of highly respected individuals of great intelligence, many of them now of legendary stature. Such voices, independently attesting to the same truths, must be taken with utmost respect and consideration. Manipulation and control of values, attitudes, and ideas is much in evidence during our daily lives and are the only evidence necessary to confirm the reality of these statements. But one can not see what one is not aware of.
There is an alternate media growing up on the internet, which portrays the other unreported side of events. One must sift, judge, and correlate all the available facts before making an interpretation. Next,we focus on our corrupt financial system, which is a direct descendent of the one developed in Babylon four thousand years ago.
I see in the near future a
crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes
me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war,
corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places
will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong
its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is
aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this
moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even
in the midst of war. (Abraham Lincoln – in a letter written to William
Elkin less than five months before he was assassinated.)
When plunder becomes a way of
life for a group of men living together
in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system
that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. (Frederick Bastiat –
1801-1850, in Economic Sophisms.)
The Power Elite
If the American people ever
allow private banks to control the issue of
their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around [the banks], will deprive the
people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on
the continent their fathers conquered. (Thomas Jefferson)
The system of banking [is] a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world. (Prof. Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope)
In a small Swiss city sits an
international organization so obscure and
secretive…Control of the institution, the Bank for International
Settlements, lies with some of the world’s most powerful and least
visible men: the heads of 32 central banks, officials able to shift billions
of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen. (Keith
Bradsher of the New York Times, August 5, 1995)
Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits. (Sir Josiah Stamp - President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, and the second richest man in Britain.)
[The Great Depression
resulting from the Stock
Market crash] was not
accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence…The international
bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might
emerge as rulers of us all. (Rep. McFadden testified in Congress, 1933.
There were at least two attempts on his life by gunfire. He died of
suspected poisoning after attending a banquet.)
The Federal Reserve [Banks] are
one of the most corrupt institutions
the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my
voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International
Bankers. (Rep. Louis McFadden)
History shows that the money changers have used every form of
deceit and violent means possible to maintain control over governments by
controlling the money and the issuance of it. (President, James A. Madison)
Government by the elite substitutes for God and is the answer to every need and every problem. The High Priest is replaced by the scientist who knows all, explains all, and who conquers all. Man has put his trust and faith in "science" and in government. God doesn’t seem to be necessary. Man is the measure of all things. Man can succeed on his own, with his own brain and his own laws and his own values. Gone are the moral strictures, gone are the Ten Commandments, gone are right and wrong, gone are accountability, responsibility, and duty. Now we are told – if it feels good, do it! You owe it to yourself. You are entitled.
We are comfortable, we have what we want and that is all we really care about. Nevertheless, those who seek control over others are in a desperate, doomed to fail, last ditch effort to further their own ends. They are allowed by God to proceed only as an instrument to perfect those who would do God’s will and stand against the tide. When their (the power elite) function is complete, they will be removed from power; forever.
Now, lets look at a few quotes about our political system. In another book by William Greider, Who Will Tell the People, 1992, the author tells us the truth about our broken democratic process:
The blunt message of this book is that American democracy is in much deeper trouble than most people wish to acknowledge. Behind the reassuring facade, the regular election contests and so forth, the substantive meaning of self-government has been hollowed out. What exists behind the formal shell is a systemic breakdown of the shared civic values we call democracy.
Citizens are cut out of the politics surrounding the most important governing questions. The representative system has undergone a grotesque distortion of its original purpose. The connective tissues that in different ways once linked ordinary people to governing—political parties, the media, the secondary mediating institutions—no longer function reliably. At the highest levels of government, the power to decide things has instead gravitated from the many to the few, just as ordinary citizens suspect.
For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of darkness of this world…(the Power Elite)
That this is the messianic time period is indicated by "the Lord" returning to punish the high and mighty ones, those elite leaders.
The above excerpt is from the book The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand by Edmund J. Roache.