"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)
The News Review this week examines the stuff of which so many conspiracies appear to have been manufactured: big business; the bankers; the hyper rich .... When we come across such "conspiracy theories", a few within the Church tend to readily believe them, others dismiss them, and the rest of us lie somewhere in-between. Much of what is said so often seems to have a ring of truth about it. Yet how can any ordinary individual verify such claims? The answer must be that we cannot. So the question is, what should our approach be? Is there, or is there not a global conspiracy of some kind?
What every member in God's True Church needs to understand ..... is that there most definitely is a conspiracy in this world! But it is not primarily what the "conspiracy theorists" suppose. The supposed "plot" that several valiant individuals are constantly trying to expose is mere chicken-feed in comparison with what is really going on! Those truly "pulling the strings" are in much, much higher positions than mere bankers — or politicians — oil-men — or religious leaders. We must look right past such fragile human individuals into the spirit realm itself, and it is this plot that all of us within God's Church must remain vigilantly aware of. For as Mr Armstrong explains.......
"Let's UNDERSTAND! Right here is the point of difficulty. Right here is the jumping off point where the world's educated jump the track. Science and advanced education today almost universally assume nothing exists but matter. They deny the existence of spirit. Which is to say, whether admitted or not, they deny the existence of God" ( Value of Human Life - PT Feb 84).
And may I also add, they invariably deny the existence of Satan as well! The very first conspiracy that we are aware of probably took place millions of years ago, and resulted in a third of the angel population turning against their Creator!
When purely human minds attempt to analyse such information they can do so only in a material carnal way. For this reason, any conclusion of "conspiracy" is also assumed to lie in the materialistic realm — in the physical minds and hearts of bankers and politicians. To some degree this is undoubtedly true, but the full reality of the situation is much, much greater than the physical. The physical minds of human beings in high office are unwittingly being swayed by an even higher unseen power that manipulates them. And it is within this mind — the mind of "the great dragon ... that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:" (Revelation 12:9) — that the true conspiracy lies.
As Satan pointed out to Christ, all the kingdoms of this age — all the bankers — all the politicians — all the governmental power, and worldly religions .... "is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it."(Luke 4:6) . Here is the real power! Here is the real conspiracy, from the "...prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:"(Ephesians 2:2)
If you read the News Review this week, I am sure you will find several things that are most disconcerting. More and more it seems our nations are being deliberately led — from the inside and from the top — towards a position that is as far away from the ideas and ideals of the founding fathers as is possible to be. Yet as this is going on, the majority of the population within our nations remains totally oblivious, being sidetracked and overcome by the "cares of this life".
Conversely, many of the more aware in this world are becoming progressively more jittery — and with good reason. But the people of God must have even greater awareness. We must look beyond the physical. We need to recognise the results of a spiritual frame of mind — and perceive the direction such a mindset is taking us. Only then, can we truly understand what it is that is destroying our nations from within. And at its base, is disobedience to God and rejection of His Way of life.
As we do this, we must remember that Satan's broadcast is not only being directed at those that are uncalled — we too are susceptible to its selfish, incoming, destructive influence. All humanity is being continually bombarded on a 24/7 basis, and this manifests itself in a variety of ways we need to be aware of; from the ultimate "if I ruled the world" mindset of high-powered bankers and politicians, to factions and upheaval in the family home. Whether it is by aborting a life before it has hardly begun, or raining nuclear weapons on an innocent population, the ultimate aim, one way or the other, is to destroy humanity. And preferably God's called-out ones first, through a spiritual campaign.
As we battle this broadcast, and watch our countries degenerate, we must remember it is only for a very short time. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18) It is not the god of this world (verse 4) that we must keep our eyes on. God Himself is over Satan. He allows Satan to go only so far — and no further. So our view must extend past that deviant, self-centred, uncaring mindset that manipulates and sways the hearts of carnal men today......... to THE Power that remains firmly over him.
With Passover and the start of God's Holy Days behind us — picturing the start of the greatest creative Plan of all time — now is the time to look past the conspiracies of this world, this age and to a Plan so wonderful, so perfect — designed specifically to give us a vital part within it — that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature" ... nor any conspiracy ... shall be able to separate us from it — and the love of God that makes it possible, so that we — with the apostle Paul — can proclaim:
Take over the world? Indeed we will, but in God's time and His way, as we have have this unshakeable promise:
Big business… the bankers… the hyper-rich…
who really is in control of the USA?
The internet contains many sites which espouse conspiracy theories on this subject. The Masons, the Illuminati, the Muslims and the Roman Catholic Church all form the basis of some conspiratorial plot to rule the world, let alone the USA.
The question is, does the US government really control the USA – or is the USA controlled by other forces behind the scenes? Many previous US Presidents have made interesting comments that we should take note of!
Thomas Jefferson May 28, 1816
“I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” — Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809)
John C Calhoun May 27, 1836
“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832)
Theodore Roosevelt 1913
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)
Woodrow Wilson 1913
“A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men… [W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world — no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” — Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913
John F Hylan March 26, 1922
“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… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties …and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country.” — New York City Mayor John F Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922
Louis T McFadden June 10, 1932
“Mr Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt… Mr Chairman, when the Federal Reserve act was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here… and that this country was to supply financial power to an international superstate — a superstate controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure.” — Congressman Louis T McFadden, from a speech delivered to the House of Representatives
Franklin D Roosevelt November 21, 1933
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945)
Larry P McDonald November 1975
“The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P McDonald (consciouslifenews.com)
(On September 1, 1983, Mr McDonald was a passenger on board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 when it was shot down by Soviet interceptors.)
In his farewell address to the American people Eisenhower at the end of his presidency, he left the people of America this ominous warning as the following article points out:
“Before and during the Second World War, American industries had successfully converted to defense production as the crisis demanded, but out of the war, what Eisenhower called a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions emerged.
‘This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience’, Eisenhower warned, ‘while we recognize the imperative need for this development, we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications… we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence…the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.’
Eisenhower cautioned that the federal government’s collaboration with an alliance of military and industrial leaders, though necessary, was vulnerable to abuse of power. Ike then counselled American citizens to be vigilant in monitoring the military-industrial complex.” (history.com)
The question is, has the ‘military-industrial complex’ been kept under control?
Since the Second World War, it seems America has been constantly at war somewhere in the world. As technology has advanced, so have the costs. According to Time Magazine, a single F-35 fighter aircraft can now cost over $150 million – and the Pentagon signed a deal to buy nearly 2,500!
One Tomahawk Cruise Missile costs over $1,400,000! In the recent US attack on Libya, 161 cruise missiles were used to destroy Libyan defences. Cost? Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars! Laser guided bombs can cost anything between $15,000 and up to $250,000 for the more versatile sophisticated models. War is a very costly business.
So, has the ‘military-industrial complex’ been kept under control? It seems the answer is a resounding NO! The US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers over $2.4 trillion. Iraq has been left in ruins – the spawning ground for ISIS – while Afghanistan is reverting to Taliban control. Around 7,000 US troops died and many thousands were wounded.
It seems that the only beneficiary of these wars is the very ‘military-industrial complex’ that President Eisenhower warned against!
America cannot afford all these wars – the national debt has just passed $18,000,000,000,000 ($18 trillion) – and rising! (usdebtclock.org)
“The 2008 financial crisis cost the US economy more than $22 trillion, a study by the Government Accountability Office published Thursday said.
Dennis Kelleher, CEO of Better Markets, on Thursday praised the GAO report, saying in a statement that while ‘Wall Street and its many allies baselessly complaining about the cost’ of Dodd-Frank, ‘they never mention that it was Wall Street’s reckless investments and trading that caused the biggest financial collapse since the Great Crash of 1929 or the trillions of dollars in costs they inflicted on our country.’
‘That economic wreckage can still be seen from coast to coast in unemployment, foreclosed and underwater homes, lost retirements and educations and so much more,’ Kelleher said.” (huffingtonpost.com)
Having almost destroyed the US financial system in 2008, the bankers were ‘bailed out’ - using taxpayers cash. The new idea – ‘bail in’ - is even more beneficial for the bankers; they now can legally utilize depositors’ cash to bail themselves out of trouble, and the depositors have no say in the matter!
They tried out the policy for the first time in Cyprus – and they got away with it – so now it has become enshrined in international law. So the money which you have in the bank is no longer yours!
“A new strategy has been unveiled around the world, with the first test run in Cyprus. Despite early denials, the ‘bail-in’ strategy for insolvent banks has already become official policy throughout Europe and internationally as well.” (forbes.com)
New G20 Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Hit Depositors AND Pensioners
“On the weekend of November 16th , the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals… and whisked out again. It was all so fast; they may not have known what they were endorsing when they rubber-stamped the Financial Stability Board’s ‘Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,’ which completely changes the rules of banking.
Russell Napier, writing in ZeroHedge, called it ‘the day money died.’ In any case, it may have been the day deposits died as money. Unlike coins and paper bills, which cannot be written down or given a ‘haircut,’ says Napier, deposits are now ‘just part of commercial banks’ capital structure.’ That means they can be ‘bailed in’ or confiscated to save the megabanks from DERIVATIVE BETS gone wrong.” (ellenbrown.com)
The problem is so big that it is hard to imagine the amounts involved, as the following article points out:
“The very same people that caused the last economic crisis have created a 278 TRILLION dollar derivatives time bomb that could go off at any moment. When this absolutely colossal bubble does implode, we are going to be faced with the worst economic crash in the history of the United States. These ‘too big to fail’ banks have exposure to derivatives that is more than 28 times greater than their total assets.
This is complete and utter insanity, and yet nobody seems too alarmed about it. Right now there is no incentive for them to stop their incredibly reckless gambling so they are just going to keep on doing it.
So precisely what are ‘derivatives’? In essence, most derivatives are simply bets about what will or will not happen in the future. The big banks have transformed Wall Street into the biggest casino in the history of the planet, and when things are running smoothly they usually make a whole lot of money.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
As we have now come to understand, money is being created out of thin air by the banks. Money supply is being controlled by the banks. So who really controls the governments? The answer is clearly given in the Bible!
“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7, New Living Translation)
György Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros has stated his goals. He wants a ‘stable and just world order’ – and all that stands in his way is the USA.
“‘The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.’ — George Soros
Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now…
… (he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels millions to. As Matthew Vadum writes, ‘The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years…’
Richard Poe writes, ‘Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America’s traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering’.” (canadafreepress.com)
Another hyper-rich man, David Rockefeller, has the same publicly stated goal:
“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 promise 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 practiced in past centuries.” (David Rockefeller, in an address given to Catherine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post and other media luminaries in attendance in Baden, Germany at the June 1991 annual meeting of the world elite Bilderberg Group.)
In his autobiography Memoirs, Rockefeller said:
“Some even believe we [Rockefellers] are a part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United states, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I’m proud of it.” (Autobiography Memoirs, page 405)
Mr David Rockefeller feels that a world ruled by an ‘intellectual elite and world bankers’ is the way to go – and that he is ‘actively working against the best interests of the United States’. Since the bankers control the world’s finances and the banks have created a system that many say must collapse – thus destroying the United States – this would seem to confirm that Mr Rockefeller IS working against the best interests of the United States.
Yet nobody does anything to stop him!
On another front, Mr Soros is apparently spending a vast sum of money - $4 billion to date – supporting groups promoting “…abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage…” thus undermining and corrupting the moral base of America.
Yet nobody does anything to stop him!
In 2008, the bankers, by their greed and gross mismanagement, caused a financial collapse which it cost over $20 trillion of taxpayer’s money to ‘rescue’…
Yet nobody is prosecuted.
They are up to their tricks again, creating a derivatives market - which some call the biggest casino in history - valued at around $278 trillion. Many claim that when this market collapses, so will the USA!
Yet nobody does anything to stop them!
“The Vatican’s ‘Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity’ conference April 28, which will feature UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon, aims ‘to elevate the debate on the moral dimensions of protecting the environment’ and build ‘a global movement ACROSS ALL RELIGIONS for sustainable development and climate change.’
…the Vatican is following a blueprint ‘for structuring the world’s political and economic authorities into a centralized world government.’
…the Vatican’s October 24, 2011, document authored by Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace titled ‘Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority’.” (wnd.com)
Is all this talk about a ‘new world order’ – or a ‘one world government’ just a whole lot of conspiracy theories – or is it fact? Judging by what many leaders have said, and the evidence provided in these articles, it seems obvious that this is the way some want to go.
However, we must keep in mind that what man does is really not the issue! We must be aware of the spiritual dimension. This is where our focus must be! The Apostle Paul makes this very clear:
“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:10-14, New Living Translation)
One World Government IS Coming – And Soon!
In a Co-worker letter June 20, 1982, Mr Armstrong wrote:
“We are living in the most tremendous days of world history – the very END TIME, the END of this present evil, unhappy, violent world – just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ in supreme almighty POWER and GREAT GLORY, as KING of kings to take over RULE OVER ALL NATIONS in a new ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT establishing PEACE, righteous living, with eternal salvation offered to ALL!” (Co-worker letter June 20, 1982)
by Mr Armstrong
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sung Minnesota US 11 Apr 2015 - played UK 18 Apr 2015
by Jon Bowles
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given Minnesota US 11 Apr 2015 - played UK 18 Apr 2015
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