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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Zion vs the Beast II: The Babylonian System

 Previously: Zion vs the Beast I: The Strongman Model

Murray Rothbard, one of my favorite libertarian scholars, once made an observation about how progressives view history. The view dates back to the Whig party who dominated politics during the early 1800s. They were the classical liberal party, and to them, the nascent freedoms recently won in America inaugurated an epoch of time that they perceived could only increase in progress. As Rothbard explained:
The Whig theory of history began in the early to mid 19th century, and it has taken over: it's still with us. It's still dominant despite criticisms in the 1930s and '40s. Basically, the Whig theory of history is that history is an inevitable march upward into the light. In other words, step by step, the world always progresses, and this progress is inevitable. (Rothbard lecture: Ideologies and Theories of History, 1986, emphasis added)

I remember believing this paradigm as a public school kid growing up in the 1980s. It was assumed that racism, bigotry, violence, poverty, crime, and other societal ills would lessen as time marched on. And it was a no-brainer that technology, medicine, and standards of living would only get better as we kids grew older. We were told that life expectancy would keep increasing with technology, and there would be many comforts that would come to us that were not previously available to past generations. Technology has increased for sure, but does that represent progress? The coming Beast system cannot happen without certain technological advances, and it will be anything but "progressive" in the literal sense of that word. The truth, as Rothbard points out in the lecture series linked above, is that the Whigs and Progressives were wrong: history is not some "inevitable upward march into the light...," it's a crapshoot, a perilous descent into unchartered territory, a chaotic jumble of people, places, and events, an iconic struggle between liberty and power. If an institution or government espouses a narrative that is varnished and squeaky clean, you can know that at best they are hiding details, and at worst deliberately lying to you... no such thing happens in history. 

History is nothing but the individual and collective sum of human action, or in other words, the consequences of human choices. And it's a mess... a big... complicated one. In contrast to the Whig theory of history, the prophecies in scripture paint a much different picture of the future, one far more ominous. But with that foreboding comes a glimmer of hope, because light does not come through men who lead civilizations through time, light comes from God. And we are promised that when the "whole earth shall be in commotion... and when the times of the gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among those who sit in darkness" (T&C 31:6). That light shall be the fulness of Christ's gospel, with an accompanying Spirit that will help us navigate the events that will be coming on the earth, events that are explained in coded language in scriptural prophecy. Although it was not meant for us to fully understand the events before they happen, there is enough in scripture to help us prepare and avoid deception by false prophets and false miracles that will deceive many before Christ's return.

The Book of Mormon is the key to understanding the prophecies of the last days, especially the words of Isaiah repeated by Nephi, Jacob, and Christ Himself. Jesus gave away the biggest clue in grasping what Isaiah wrote when he told the Nephites the following:

And now behold, I say unto you that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently, for great are the words of Isaiah. For surely he spake as touching all things concerning my people which are of the house of Israel. And all things that he spake hath been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake. (3 Nephi 10:4, RE, emphasis added)

Did you catch the clue? Isaiah spoke of things that hath been and shall be. In other words, he used coded language to tie the Jewish past in with the American/Gentile and Jewish present. The names and places he uses are ancient, but the application of his words are modern. I believe this is what Nephi meant when he said that his people didn't understand Isaiah because he had not taught them, "the manner of prophesying among the Jews." The other Old Testament prophets use similar language: a blend of past history with future prophesy in no apparent order or coherency. It's a gigantic jigsaw puzzle, meant to be assembled piece by piece until a picture begins to form. I believe the Lord had the Jewish prophets write this way for at least two reasons: one, to give us a cursory understanding of what is to transpire in the last days, and two, to get us familiar with Jewish history and culture to help us in our mission to recover them in the latter-days. (The Jews also used satire and humor in their prophesying, read this short blog post to learn a little more about that).

So what does all of this have to do with the coming Beast system? The truth is, no one knows exactly what that will look like, and all sorts of scenarios have been offered since John wrote Revelations. Some speculate today that technology will be utilized to manipulate humanity into a system of totalitarian slavery involving artificial intelligence, transhumanism, biotechnology, digital currency, and one-world government. I do not doubt that all of the above will be used as part of the Beast system (we know it will be a one-world government), but I don't want to waste writing space on my blog speculating on details the Lord has not revealed to us. I believe there were at least two reasons (and I'm sure there are more) why Nephi wasn't allowed to tell all of his vision of what John saw: one, if it was committed to writing and published Satan could simply change some of his tactics to bring it about and call God a liar, and two, if we know everything that is going to happen in the future it would diminish the test that we will be required to go through in choosing whether we will take the mark of the beast.

There has to be a choice, and it has to be made with faith. If we were given the answer before the test it would be too easy. I think that God expects us to spend years diligently attempting to assemble the pieces of the puzzle, line upon line, precept upon precept, until we have enough of the truth in our hearts to be able to withstand the temptation to take the mark. I believe that when this system is presented to the world, with its accompanying miracles, it will sound so good, it will be so logical, it will be so spiritual (Satan can appear as an angel of light), so aesthetically and carnally pleasing (a blend of spiritually and quantum physics), that it will be extremely difficult to resist. It will be presented as a solution to all of the world's problems, and just like in the days of Noah, there will be few who resist it. Remember, this is Satan's big moment in history, what he has been preparing for throughout the ages. His final chance to globally implement his agency-destroying plan in the flesh, his raison d'etre, his magnum opus, his one opportunity to force the entire world to fall down at his feet and worship him. You better believe that he is going to package it in a deal that you'll think you can't pass up. The soothing voices (all religions will go along with him) will tell you take the mark so you can eat and live, buy and sell, "let big brother take care of you," they will say, "he will make everything better, trust in him and go back to sleep"... and as soon as he assumes power, he will kill anyone who doesn't fall at his feet. It will be the ultimate bait and switch.

For all that has been speculated on this last-days event, the words of John comprise just a few short paragraphs. He writes:

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the powers of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceives those who dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword and did live. 

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, and that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom: let him that has understanding count the number of the beast, for is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred sixty-six. (Revelation 4:9-10, RE) 

Giving life to an image is interesting imagery. Throughout scripture the Lord often chastises His people for worshipping dumb idols. The word dumb simply means that the idol does not speak or move. This is Satan's one chance to give life to an image in front of the entire world, whatever that looks like. The image of the beast will speak and move. How will this happen? Will Satan or one of his minions possess an avatar that will come to life? Will it be made of some kind of biotechnological material? Like a bio suit? Or is the entire thing figurative and not literal? It is interesting to ponder, but merely speculative in nature, and will not be the subject of this post. What I will focus on is what Christ said to the Nephites, things that have been and shall be. I believe that the key to understanding the future is studying the past, and that the two are interlinked and seen by God simultaneously. This post, and the next, will be about the relationship between the whore, or Mystery Babylon, and the Beast, who they might be, and how God will allow them to destroy each other. As you will see dear readers, this is part of His covenant to the house of Israel, He promises to protect His people from these sycophants, by filling the great pit which has been dug for the people of the Lord with those who digged it. God's satire and irony are truly mind-blowing. Let's go down the rabbit hole...

Bread Crumbs From the Prophets

I never really studied the Old Testament... I read it through once as a missionary but didn't get much out of it. I figured since the Book of Mormon referred to the Bible as the "stumbling block" my studies would be better served in that restoration text. But now that I'm using the full inspired version (Joseph Smith Translation), a new world of prophecy is opening up to me. All the prophecies in the Old Testament have a common thread: the restoration of the scattered remnants of the house of Israel in the latter-days to the lands of their inheritance. And I recently noticed a subtle difference between Book of Mormon and Old Testament prophets: the former use literal language and the latter are more figurative in their writing. I wonder if this is also what Nephi meant when he talked about the "manner of prophesying among the Jews." The only prophet to record a figurative dream in the Book of Mormon was Lehi, to which Nephi immediately gives us the interpretation. Every other prophecy recorded in the text is a literal description (or an interpretive analysis of a prophecy from the Brass Plates, as in the case of Jacob and the allegory of the olive trees) of what will happen to future generations, to the Nephites, the Jews, and to us, the Gentiles. 

In contrast, almost every prophecy in the Bible is recorded in parable form and requires an interpretation. Perhaps this is why the stick of Joseph and the stick of Judah complement each other. The Book of Mormon offers the literal interpretation of how the Father will conduct the gathering the Israel in the latter-days, while the Bible tells of the same events in metaphor. However, in the Biblical prophecies there is another hidden layer of meaning that one can only comprehend after studying certain aspects of history, hence Jesus' hint of things that have been and shall be. The two prophets I'll be focusing on in this series are John the revelator and Daniel, both of which speak of the end-times beast. Both accounts leave different clues as to the identify of the whore and the beast, and when read with a cursory knowledge of what the mystery schools and Freemasons believe, the story begins to unravel thread by thread. But to catch these clues one has to plunge deep into the philosophies of secret combinations and modern Gadiantons, for it is in the teachings of Lucifer himself that the clues can be found. Not only did God anticipate this, He caused His prophets to write it down in such a way as to expose the works of darkness without revealing exactly what will transpire. It is only in this way that God can tell us what is going to happen without Satan being able to thwart His purposes or change the story. Is it any wonder that Jesus told us, through the Nephites, that His wisdom is greater than the cunning of the Devil"? 

Jesus said that before He comes again it will be like days of Noah that transpired before the flood. This is another clue to understanding the prophecy about the last-days beast. The beast represents a one-world earthly kingdom, and according to mystery school lore and tradition, Atlantis existed as such a kingdom before the flood. One Christian author who studied the two warring branches of Freemasonry noticed a correlation between Atlantean myth and John's beast. His name is John Daniel, and he wrote a book in the 1990s entitled, Scarlet and the Beast: A History of the War between English and French Freemasonry

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Interestingly enough, the author's name consists of the two Biblical prophets under investigation, John and Daniel. Mr. Daniel's extremely comprehensive work covers over 800 pages of Freemasonic history. As it turns out, the conspirators who are vying for world domination have a history of being at odds with each other, with each having their own version of the New World Order. Daniel's book is fascinating when read in the context of Nephi's prophecy that the great and abominable church will "war among themselves." This is how the wicked will destroy the wicked in the last-days, an event that has to occur before the Father can completely fulfill the covenant to the house of Israel and restore them to their lands of promise.

Mr. Daniel asserts that modern Freemasonry is around 300 years old, and philosophically based on pagan sun gods such as Osiris (Egyptians), Mythras (Persians), Bachus (Greeks), Dionysius (Fraternity of the artificers), and Atys (Phrygians). Freemasonry is anti-Semitic in nature as revealed in the myth of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic representation of the Egyptian sun god Horus. In the legend of Hiram Abiff, he is martyred by three "ruffians" who have Jewish names: Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum, whom Mr. Daniel says are "known collectively as the Juwes," a slight variation of the modern Jews (Scarlet and the Beast, p. 27). When an initiate becomes a Master Mason, part of the ceremony he participates in involves the ritual slaughter of the Jewish ruffians. Hitler was a 33rd degree Mason, and took this ritual to literal extremes in his genocide of European Jews; the word holocaust means "burnt offering." Masonic anti-Semitism is of ancient date as pointed out by Albert Mackay in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, who quotes H.L. Haywood as follows:
The record of Jewish persecution of Gentiles is a long one and they have sometimes been carried out with unspeakable cruelty; the Old Testament itself is in some chapters obviously anti-Gentile. (Ibid p. 28)

Can you see how they have flipped things around? Remember it was God who commanded the Israelites to destroy the heathen nations so they could possess the promised land. We don't understand all the reasons why the Israelites were commanded to slaughter other civilizations. Perhaps the Old Testament has been so mistranslated that what actually occurred was that the heathen nations destroyed each other, much like the Nephites did. The latter is more in-line with God's pattern of allowing the wicked to destroy the wicked. However, we do not know all the reasons why God does what He does. Regardless, the Jewish past is no excuse to treat them with the disdain that has characterized their mistreatment in the 20th century. Consider the words of the Lord to Nephi in regard to the Jews:

O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay, but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return these things upon your own heads, for I the Lord hath not forgotten my people. (2 Nephi 12:9, RE)

More on the Jews later, but for now let's get into the history of some infamous secret societies. 

The Rosicrucians and the Templars 

Before I get in the prophecies of Daniel and John and their Atlantean imagery, a brief explanation of the differences between English and French Freemasonry is necessary.  According to Mr. Daniel, both branches were organized in the 1700s, but came from other fraternities originating from much earlier. The English branch was infiltrated by the Rosicrucians, a secret society that formed centuries earlier. They thought of themselves as "esoteric" masons, and believed in a divine universe that one could tap into to lessen suffering, were pantheistic and humanistic, and subscribed to occult doctrines such as alchemy and astrology. They backed the Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which the Stuart dynasty was overthrown and replaced with the James dynasty, and "absolute monarchy" was replaced with "Constitutional monarchy" based on the Magna Charta. They incorporated a strategic mix of Christianity and paganism, in the tradition of Catholicism and Constantine "to attract Protestant Reformers to their Order," and were steeped in Hermeticism (from the Greek god Hermes), which involved "mystical, magical, or occult sciences." (Scarlet and the Beast, pp. 30-31)

After the Glorious Revolution, they named themselves "free" masons, hence the modern term Freemasonry. They believed they had to be free men to be initiated into the mysteries, and "should be free in all their thoughts and actions..." However, this freedom they wanted for themselves, the adepts, and not for us, the profane. Their emblem is an affront to Christ, and is literally the symbol of a serpent. According to Mr. Daniel, it consists of: 

...a red rose twined around the base of a cross. The rose is the phallic occult symbol of the serpent. Together, the rose and the cross became known as the "Rosy Cross," or "Rose-Croix," hence the name Rosicrucian. (Ibid, p.31)

The Templars, or the Knights Templar, were the second branch of Freemasonry to form (more on the first later), organizing themselves as a military priesthood by their first Grand Master, Hugh de Payens, in 1118. They were initially a religious organization, named after the temple at Jerusalem, and were the backers and financiers of the Crusades. They were led by a committee of 9, and their order had 13 degrees of initiation (both 9 and 13 are esoteric numbers). They endeavored, as Alma explained, to enforce their priestcraft by the sword, and "adopted the famous splayed red cross of the Merovingian kings of France, placing it on their mandes, swords, buildings, and gravestones" Some conspiracy researchers believe they possessed the lost treasures of Solomon, estimated at a value around $14 billion (in 10th century dollars), which they used to become the world's first international bankers. Mr. Daniel writes:

Their domicile is of great significance, for somewhere beneath it was allegedly buried the unfathomable wealth of Solomon. As the Templar's fame increased, so did their wealth. According to standard histories, one source of their wealth was gifts from kings and princes grateful for their services... As their wealth and influence grew, the Templars "developed into an efficient military organization that adopted absolute secrecy to cover all internal activities. (Ibid, p.32)

As they increased in fame, they began to be noticed by powerful adversaries, notably King Philip Iv of France, who, reigning in the 11th Century on the brink of bankruptcy, began to covet their wealth and land. He labeled them as religious heretics, who like the Cathars, subscribed to Gnosticism, which is the practice of replacing faith with knowledge (this is one meaning of the G on the compass and square symbol the Masons use today). Remember, in the garden of Eden parable, it was the serpent who offered Eve the gift of knowledge (ye shall be as the gods, knowing good from evil). Later, the Templars adopted the symbol of the skull and crossbones, "the symbol of death." Mr. Daniel explains that "in Free-masonry, the skull and crossbones became the symbol of the Master Mason..." (Ibid, p.33)

If any of you wonder where the legend of Friday the 13th came from, it was on that day in October of 1307, that king Philip famously ordered the arrest of all the Templars in France. In 1314, after Philip's Inquisition of the Templars, their Grand Master Jacques de Molay, and other offenders were burned at the stake. Those who escaped fled to Scotland and allied themselves with king Robert Bruce against England, even fighting alongside the the Scots in the Battle of Bannockburn. There in Scotland, they remained underground and continued their society unmolested for another four centuries. In the 1700s, they aligned themselves with prince Charles Edward Stuart, son of James Stuart VI (creator of the King James Bible, and also a Mason), a descendent of Robert Bruce, again in a short-lived war against England. Prince Charles was attempting to regain his Scottish throne, and was backed by a group of Templars who called themselves Jacobites, after their martyred leader Jacques de Molay. They were repulsed and beaten in less than a year, and the Scottish Templars returned to France, who, as Mr. Daniel writes:

...founded the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, quickly developing it to 32 degrees by 1755. In 1801 all French lodges accepted the Templar Scottish Rite degrees. That same year the Scottish Rite of Charleston, S.C., created the 33rd and final degree in Templar Freemasonry. (Ibid, p. 34)

The Stuarts were deported to France, after which the Rosicrucians freely infiltrated and dominated the British throne and Church of England, and it was this flavor of Freemasonry that was imported to America first. They established themselves in York, England as York Masonry, and become known as the York Rite, while the Templars established themselves as the Scottish Rite. That is why when America was colonized they named one state New York. The York Rite was the more religious sect, and they always endeavored to control both church and state, while the Scottish Rite is the atheistic sect, who favored a democracy divorced from religion. Both sects of Masonry were established in America, the York Rite first in Virginia, and the Scottish Rite in Charleston, South Carolina. The York Rite is made up of the wealthy and aristocratic classes, while the Scottish Rite consists of lower and middle classes. The Scottish Rite broke up into two jurisdictions in America, the Northern jurisdiction established in Boston (infiltrated by the York Rite during the war of 1812), and the Southern jurisdiction in Charleston. Mr. Daniel explains the difference as follows:

We can make some general observations regarding the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions of American Freemasonry. The Northern Jurisdiction, which we can identify with in American politics with the Eastern Establishment, is right-wing or moderate. It is the headquarters of America's aristocracy and is primarily Republican. The Southern Jurisdiction is left-wing or liberal, more or less comprised of the working class and common laborer, and usually Democrat. There are crossovers in both Jurisdictions, and when voters in America take sides on issues, we are caught up in this Masonic struggle of conservative versus liberal, right-wing versus left-wing, big business versus labor, free enterprise versus socialism. etc. (Ibid, p. 36)

As you can see, the entire political spectrum is controlled by the same entities, differing only slightly in theory and principle. They both are vying for world domination and power, but through different tactics based on different philosophies. If you look at the back of a one-dollar bill, you'll notice an eagle facing west, (representation of the ancient Egyptian phoenix, associated with Horus the sun-god) with two wings. One wing has 32 feathers and the other has 33, representing the highest degrees of Freemasonry. Both wings are controlled by the same brain, and the tail feathers number 9, just like the original council of the Knight's Templar. There are 13 layers to the pyramid, thirteen arrows, thirteen leaves on the olive branch, and of course thirteen stars and thirteen stripes representing the thirteen colonies (13 represents perfect government, or all the constellations plus the sun; the cross used by both Templars and Rosicrucians represents the cross of the Zodiac, not the cross Christ was crucified on). The eye in the capstone representing the unfinished pyramid (or Satanic trapezoid) represents the eye of Horus, or the all-seeing eye of Lucifer. Both branches of Freemasonry share these occult symbols, and the only disagreement is who will control the New World Order, or Novus Ordo Seclorum. Take a look for yourself:

I realize that was a whole lot of history crammed into a few paragraphs (and I didn't even get into the fact that many of our Founding Fathers were Masons, Ben Franklin being the one who created the Great Seal and being also a Grand Master of the Scottish Rite), but it is essential to understand Mr. Daniel's interpretation of the prophecies of Daniel and John. Now, I am not saying that Mr. Daniel is right in these interpretations, but they are fascinating when read in conjunction with Nephi's prophecies, and I think they deserve considerable attention in any of discussion of the whore and the beast. Mr. Daniel believes that the York Rite (English Freemasonry) is the mother of harlots, or Mystery Babylon herself, whom he calls Scarlet. John saw her riding on the back of the beast and having dominion over all the earth. She is the church of the Devil as seen by Nephi. She is Isis, the church, i.e., the body of initiates who control the world's economic, political, military, and religious organizations. Remember it was English Freemasonry whose modus operandi was to control both church and state, two of the enemies the mystery schools swore to infiltrate. In this post I wrote last winter, I touched on the part of the fable of Osiris, where his body is cut up and sent all over the world. His phallus, or penis, representing the generative power, was eaten by three fishes, who represent the church, the state, and the mob, all three of which are sworn enemies of the mystery schools. The English branch of Freemasonry wholly subscribes to this philosophy, and have kept monarchs and aristocracies close and religious institutions closer over the centuries. They truly are the mother of abominations, even giving themselves away by nicknaming the United Grand Lodge created in 1717 the Mother Grand Lodge. Can you see how John exposed this group in his vision? The clues are hidden in plain sight. 

The other branch, the Scottish Rite or French Freemasonry, is the revolutionary branch, and is more equated with the beast, who represents unchecked power. The York Rite is Satan's church, replete with powers and priesthoods (craft), and the Scottish Rite is the entity controlled by the church, i.e., the State, the representation of earthly power in kings and governments. And with all this power in so few hands, it makes sense why Nephi says these entities will war amongst themselves. The whore, who sits upon many waters (imagery for masses of people) and rides upon the beast, will eventually find herself betrayed by the beast, a Frankenstein-like creation that will turn against its master. It is impossible to control such unbridled power... and this is the irony and satire of scriptural prophecy. Nephi said it this way:
And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads, for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood. (1 Nephi 7:4, RE, emphasis added)

The sword of their own hands is the military power they created, the beast that at first does their bidding but eventually develops a mind of its own. Can you see God's wisdom playing out in this scenario? The people of God, i.e., Zion, will not have to fight against the beast, God will do that for them by simply letting prideful people wrangle over power. In the meantime, they will be too frightened to come up against Zion because the elements will protect that holy city. The wicked will say:

Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible, wherefore we cannot stand. (T&C 31:15)

This will not be because those dwelling in Zion will be some mighty military force, it will be because of the power of the Lamb of God, that Nephi said will descend upon the Saints. The very elements and animals will obey them, this is the promise to the righteous. The account of Enoch in Genesis (the inspired version) gives us full disclosure as to the kind of miracles we should expect to attend the future Zion:

And so great was the faith of Enoch that he led the people of God, and their enemies came to battle against them, and he spoke the word of the Lord, and the earth trembled, and the mountains fled - even according to his command - and the rivers were turned out of their course, and the roar of the lions was heard out of the wilderness. And all nations feared greatly, so powerful was the word of Enoch, and so great was the power of the language which God had given him. There also came up a land out of the depths of the sea, and so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God that they fled, and stood afar off, and went upon the land which came up out of the depths of the sea. And the giants of the land also stood afar off. And there went forth a curse upon all the people who fought against God. (Genesis 4:13, RE)

Can you imagine living through and witnessing those events? Powerful armies and giants fleeing because of a spoken word, because of the language of God, a language so powerful that animals and elements respond to it. This will happen again dear readers, many prophets testified of these things (both in figurative and literal language) transpiring in the last-days Zion. The king of Assyria and his master the beast will not be able to stand against Zion. This is God's covenant to the house of Israel, this is the Great and Marvelous work and wonder of the last days. God will preserve His people in Zion, and He will lead others from all over the world safely to it, even if He has to cast up a land bridge out of the great deep. We ought not doubt the power of God, instead of relying on weapons and armies, this will be accomplished with simple faith. John hinted to those who will choose to fight with weapons by this admonition to listen:

If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity. He that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Revelations 4:8, RE)

Did you catch that? No weapons will be necessary to protect Zion. No conventional methods of war (capturing people and fighting with weapons) will be used in Zion. John is trying to tell us that those who pursue these methods will perish with the rest of the whore who fight against Zion. The patience and faith of the Saints is to trust in God to protect them. To actually believe that He will fulfill His promises. This could mean doing nothing to defend themselves, as did the Anti-Nephi-Lehis, as terrifying armies are rapidly advancing upon them. Can you imagine the faith that you must have in such a scenario? The weapons used by the king of Assyria will be technologically advanced... such as nukes, bioweapons, weather manipulation, AI robot soldiers, advanced air craft, energy weapons, or anything else you can imagine out of a sci-fi thriller. Whatever it is doesn't matter, God is more powerful. The earth and the animals will make light work of the Assyrian's armies, and whoever is left will be consumed by the scourge. We ought not be afraid of man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for those who fight against Zion shall be as the dream out of a night vision, who will eat and drink in their dreams, but will find themselves hungry and thirsty upon awakening. In other words, they will think they can easily subdue Zion, but will be surprisingly repulsed when they try. They will daydream about conquering it, but reality will overtake them. 

I was planning on getting into the prophecies of John and Daniel in this post, but I'm realizing that there is far too much material. That will have to wait until part three, but before I end, there is somewhat more to say about the Jews, God's ancient covenant people. They have been painted as the Cabal behind the New World Order, a so-called Jewish conspiracy. Nothing is farther from the truth. While there may be some Jews involved in the Illuminati, most are not, and God has not forgotten them. 

A Hiss and a Byword

One of the purposes of the Book of Mormon is to recover the last-days Jews who repent and turn to Christ. God has made a promise to recover them, and He intends to make good on that promise (efforts are already being made). Ever since they crucified their own Messiah, they have been scattered and hated by all nations, but Nephi explains that God will be merciful to them:
And as for those who are at Jerusalem, saith the prophet, they shall be scourged by all people because they crucified the God of Israel and turn their hearts aside, rejecting signs and wonders, and power, and the glory of the God of Israel. And because they turn their hearts aside, and have despised the Holy One of Israel, they shall wander in the flesh, and perish, and become a hiss and a byword, and be hated among all nations. Nevertheless, when that day cometh, saith the prophet, that they no more turn aside their hearts against the Holy One of Israel, then will he remember the covenants which he made to their fathers. (1 Nephi 5:37, RE, emphasis added)

The word hiss in noun form is a "continued sound, commonly expressing disapproval or contempt," and one cannot say the word without making a provocative sound. Snakes and lizards hiss to warn other predators to back off; it is a word associated with enmity. A byword can mean "something that has become proverbial (famous)," usually satirical in nature. The preposition by can mean "at, near, about, or close at hand," and in a nautical sense can mean, "sailing to the wind and off it, in one direction then another." The Jews have truly wandered in the flesh and been scourged, enslaved, and persecuted by nation after nation, from ancient Babylon and Rome to modern Germany and Palestine. They have been scattered throughout the entire world just as Nephi has prophesied. But are they truly involved in a global conspiracy to created a one-world government patterned after ancient Babylon? Absolutely not. Such an undertaking is a Gentile one, but as we shall see, the Jews have been the scapegoat for it. 

The mother of harlots, that is English Freemasonry, did not begin as the Rosicrucians, but were first known as the Priory of Sion. Sion is a French word for Zion. They existed before the Knights Templar, and were actually the creators of that order. They created them as a military unit to protect the Holy Grail, which to the exoteric meant the fictitious cup held by Joseph of Arimathea that caught the blood of Christ, the golden cup held by Scarlet as seen by John. However, the esoteric meaning of the Grail is a bloodline, the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, known as the Merovingian bloodline. Scarlet's golden cup is full of "abominations and the filthiness of her fornication," because it is the utmost sacrilege and blasphemy. This is where the origin of the counterfeit Jewish connection to the cabal begins. Satan has endeavored to blame the Jews from the beginning, and to skew the divinity of Christ by morphing Him into a mere mortal man. Let me explain. 

The Priory of Sion do not believe that Jesus Christ was divine, but they do believe He ascended from a royal bloodline, the bloodline of king David. According to legend, Christ was rescued from the cross, revived by Joseph of Arimathea, escaped with Mary and fathered children with her. These children would give rise to the Merovingian dynasty, owners of the Holy Grail and the self-imposed rightful heirs of the throne of David, a lineage which they believe gives them the right to rule the world. The Hapsburgs from Austria are the descendants of the Merovingians and still claim to be in possessing of the spear that was thrust into Jesus' side. In fact, it is on display in a museum in Vienna. However, no one knows where the Grail is (that is because it doesn't exist).

If any of you have seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, this "bedtime story" is retold in modern entertainment. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are familiar with this fable, and have put it out there in plain sight for the world to see. Do you remember what Sean Connery said at the end of movie when Harrison Ford asked him what he found from the adventure? The answer was illumination, a direct reference to the Illuminati and the mystery schools. This story was unearthed by two researchers who wrote a book entitled, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, first published in 1982, which is quoted extensively throughout Mr. Daniel's book. Mr. Daniel explains that after the authors "embarked on a ten-year investigation that took them throughout Europe," one part of the "astounding repercussions" that ensued was the Hollywood trilogy Indiana Jones. Here is a free PDF of the book. 

What does this have to do with the Jews? According to Reverend J.R. Church, in his book, Guardians of the Grail, published in 1989, the legend goes that after Jesus and Mary produced children, they [Mary and the children] fled to France when Rome destroyed the Jewish Temple in 70 A.D. Church writes:

There [France] they found refuge in a Jewish community. Future generations of her offspring were said to have married into the royal Frankish family and by the fifth century produced a king. His name was Merovee. He was the first in a series of kings called the Merovingian bloodline. It is said that the offspring of Merovee were noted for a birthmark above the heart - a small red cross. This symbol eventually became the emblem of the Guardians of the Grail. 

Merovee, king of the Franks from 447 to 458 A.D., was an adherent of the religious cult of Diana. His son, Childeric I (458-482 A.D.) practiced witchcraft. His son, Clovis I (458-511 A.D.) adopted Christianity in 496 A.D. In 496 A.D., the Bishop of Rome made a pact with Clovis, the grandson of Merovee, and king of the Franks, calling him the "New Constantine," giving him authority to preside over a "Christianized" Roman Empire. (The term "Holy Roman Empire" was not officially used until 962 A.D.) 

The so-called offspring of Mary Magdalene were thus established as leaders of the empire. (Quoted in Scarlet and the Beast, p. 58) 

In one foul swoop, Satan managed to incorporate the Jews and the Christians into his mystery religion as a means to deceive the world into rejecting both as God's people. The Jews became part of the conspiracy to control the world, and the Christians became copy-cats of the Babylonian sun worship religions of old. If you recall in The Last Crusade, when the assassins are pursuing Indiana in the action-packed boat chase, after a struggle with one of them he reveals to Indy the red cross birthmark on his chest. He tells Indy that he is part of a brotherhood that is sworn to protect the Holy Grail with their lives. This is an illusion to the Knight's Templar, who were charged with that very order by the Priory of Sion. But ironically, the Templars, basking in their new-found wealth and prestige, broke away from the mother branch and went their own way. They held sway with kings all throughout Europe, so it begs the question as to how king Philip Iv was able to crush them so easily. The answer is that he was backed by the powerful Priory of Sion, the mother of harlots herself attempting to destroy her own personal Frankenstein. But as we have seen, that Frankenstein found refuge in Scotland and later France, and has become the French Freemasonry of today, still in conflict with its mother, English Freemasonry. This story will keep playing out in the future, precisely as the prophets have foretold. 

The Priory believe that they are the rightful rulers of this world. They trace their lineage back through the Jews to the line of David, who is associated with the Lion of Judah, or the constellation Leo. During the Summer Solstice, Leo is positioned at the top of the Royal Arch of Heaven, when the sun shines the brightest. This is their symbolism of their supposed right to rule, and is where the modern symbol of the lion portrayed by MGM studios comes from. They are putting it right in your face. It is also ensconced in the Disney movie The Lion King. This is why the lion has long been associated with England and her monarchies. It is a symbol of Mystery Babylon ruling from her country of origin, England, and more specifically, London, the location of the Mother Grand Lodge. According to Mr. Daniel, the Priory's claim to Jewish monarchy is a usurpation of the Davidic line (the real King is Jesus Christ, whose Kingdom is not of this world, not yet anyway) and is blasphemous. Mr. Daniel makes an interesting connection between the "synagogue of Satan" and the Philadelphia church mentioned by John. Synagogue of Satan is just another way of saying the church of the Devil, and what John could've actually been doing (in Old Testament prophet style), was using the church in Philadelphia as a typology of the future role of Mystery Babylon. Mr. Daniel explains:

Jesus speaks of such a heresy in Revelation 3:9, where He admonishes the Philadelphia Church, representing Church history from approximately 1750 to the 1900s: "Behold, I will make of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and know that I have loved thee. (Ibid, p. 59)

In a later chapter, Mr. Daniel offers a more detailed analysis. John made another reference to the synagogue of Satan in Revelations 2:9, admonishing the church at Smyrna. Mr. Daniel makes the following fascinating connection:

The churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia were located in Asia Minor, today's Turkey, where the Eleusinian mysteries were immensely popular. These mysteries could be termed, "the synagogue of Satan" since, upon completion of the 12th degree, the initiate was pronounced a Jew. Certainly, Revelation 3:9 testifies to the Eleusinian mysteries during the first 100 years of so of Church history, while at the same time it prophesies of the Mormons, the Jehovah's Witnesses and similar anti-Christian cults in our day. More specifically, this Scripture refers to Scottish Rite Freemasonry during the last 250 years, considering that the period prophesied for the Philadelphia Church age began around 1750. Many theologians agree that the seven Churches in the book of Revelation are prophecies of the various ages of Church history... (Ibid, p. 169)

The brand of Mormonism he is referencing is the Brighamite sect, as it was he and Heber who incorporated Scottish Rite Freemasonry into the religion. Joseph Smith has been blamed for this, and sadly, most scholars, including Mr. Daniel, are blinded to this truth. Regardless of his views on Mormonism, the point is that both branches of Freemasonry claim Jewish origin, which is false. Like John said, "they say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie." Mr. Daniel asserts that the Scottish Rite had added the 32nd degree around the time "the Philadelphia Church age began to emerge." He further elucidates that "it was called the Jewish Rite because its system was based upon the Jewish Cabala. Yet, it was founded by Gentiles" (Ibid, p. 170). Later, the Jewish Cabala was instrumental into developing the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite, further implicating the Jews in the conspiracy. The influence from the Jewish Cabala was merely a front, as the real rites of Freemasonry come from ancient pagan religions. The story of Freemasonry is the infiltration of one group after another, just as Moroni said, the secret plans and oaths of the Gadianton robbers are "had among all people," which means all people have felt their influence, and some of those people have been their scapegoats. 

Mr. Daniel quotes former 33rd degree Mason Dr. J. Blanchard, author of the two-volume set Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated, where he made the following remarks, succinctly summing up how Masonry uses religion to its own advantage:

Let the authoritative teaching of Dr. Mackey be continually borne in mind, that: - "the mission and object of Masonry is the worship of the Great Architect of the Universe." It follows that the lodges must have something for their dupes to do, called worship. And what could wicked men and devils invent craftier or better suited to deceive the simple, than this very scheme of "the Ancient Scottish Rite," which now rules the rites of the world. It seizes and appropriates all of religion but its holiness and justice; and all of Christ but his truth and his atonement. It mixes things sacred with things profane, till the whole compound is profanity; and quoting the Bible as if it believed it true, which notoriously it does not, it has finished a dark system which angels flee from and devils inhabit. Every lodge is a Synagogue of Satan and its ritual is Sorcery. (Ibid, p. 170, emphasis added)

Mr. Daniel adds a further insight of his own, bringing the entire picture in full view. The sobering reality is that any group, any secret society, any religion, any movement, and any government, can be infiltrated and subjugated. He writes:

Herein lies the danger of Freemasonry. Any individual can subvert any secret society. A Weishaupt, a Lenin, a Hitler, or the Beast of the Apocalypse can take over by superimposition, leaving he lower degrees completely ignorant. Any group (such as the Priory of Sion, the Templars, the Bolsheviks, the Nazis, or Scarlet of the Apocalypse) can do the same. Through this pyramid system naive initiates can be controlled by Satanists, Luciferians, New Agers, atheists, pantheists, communists, fascists, or terrorists. Because their bloody oaths demand unquestioned obedience to the unseen rulers above, the lower degrees blindly follow all dictates handed down to them. (Ibid, p. 173)

The Jews are innocent bystanders in all of this, some have been involved in the real Cabal, like for instance Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati, but the vast majority of Jews are just regular folks like you and me. God is attempting to gather them with the Book of Mormon, they are promised to be gathered back to Jerusalem before Christ comes again. But if Satan can create confusion about these people, he can attempt to thwart those plans. Before I end, there are just a few more key points that illustrate the confusion about Jews. As you will see, the so-called Jewish conspiracy is perpetuated by Gentiles in Jewish clothing, and the real Cabala is nothing but Nimrod's old-time mystery religion revealed anew. 

Weishaupt, Rothchild, and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

The word Cabala is derived from the Hebrew term Kabbalah, which is an esoteric method of interpreting Jewish mysticism, and literally means, "that which is received." In our modern lexicon the word Cabal has somehow come to be synonymous with a group of international banking Jews vying for world domination. However, the evidence suggests otherwise. Jewish mysticism (in my opinion), is nothing but an infiltration of Judaism by mystery school adepts, as an endeavor to morph the meaning of the Torah into another subset of the ancient pagan mystery religions. The real Cabal is made up of initiates of Satan's church, who infiltrate all sects, cultures, and peoples, just as Moroni told us. But the fact that many prominent players in the Illuminati have been Jewish has been a convenient distraction for the real perpetrators of the conspiracy. Adam Weishaupt, who founded the Illuminati in 1776, is one of the most famous Jewish conspirators. It is illogical to heap blame upon an entire group of people because of a few bad apples, and history points to a Jewish infiltration long before Weishaupt began the Order.

Mr. Daniel explains much of this misunderstanding in chapter 7 of "Scarlet and the Beast," The Jewish Connection. As it turns out, one of the Illuminati's most influential plotters was Saint-Germain, the mystic and famous Theosophist of the 18th century. Two other players in the movement were Moses Mendelssohn, a Jew who was a Scottish Rite Freemason,  and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, a Gentile who supported the liberal offshoot of Judaism called the Frankists. The Frankists were dedicated to the destruction of both Christianity and orthodox Judaism, and were the offshoot of an older group called the Sabbatianists. The Sabbatianists were named after Sabbatai Zevi, a false messiah from the 17th century, and the Frankists were named after Jacob Frank, a nihilist from the 18th century. The Frankists were Jewish reformers, seeking to change the religion from the inside out, and believed in the doctrine of reversal (similar to the as above, so below philosophy of the mystery schools). Through Lessing's writings in Germany and Mendelssohn's influence the movement grew, the agenda of the insiders being the "annihilation of every religion and positive system of belief" (Gershom Scholem, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, quoted in Scarlet and the Beast, p. 160).

Other famous Jews who were Masons and supporters of the Frankist movements were Immanuel Kant and Karl Marx (32nd Degree Grand Orient Mason, real name Levi Mordechai), and by 1843 they had a lodge in New York specifically for Jews, the Jewish Masonic Lodge. Marx was influential on other Jews who would be involved in the communistic revolutions of the early 20th century, namely, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Both were Masons, and their Bolshevik revolution was financed by American corporations (See W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Capitalist, and Antony C. Sutton, Wallstreet and the Bolshevik Revolution.) 

According to Mr. Daniel, the Frankists eventually grew into an international body and changed their name to the Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, and began placing this "symbol of illumination into synagogues throughout the world" (Scarlet, p. 164). As you can see, it wasn't the Jews who infiltrated the Illuminati and become the infamous Cabal, it was the Illuminati who infiltrated the Jewish religion, through initiated Jews who were highly influential. The race and religion has become a convenient scapegoat for the insiders, truly a hiss and a byword among all nations. Thankfully, God will recover any of them who repent and restore their good name, while revealing upon the house tops those who framed them and their works of darkness. 

Meyer Amschel Rothchild is yet another famous German Jew and international banker who is alleged to have financed Weishaupt and the Illuminati. The name Rothchild means red shield, or Rot Schild in German. Mr. Daniel's opinion of Rothchild comes from a book authored by Count Egon Caesar Corti, entitled, The Rise of the House of Rothchild, which is a well-documented and thoroughly researched history of the Rothchild dynasty. Although Meyer Rothchild eventually joined a lodge, there is no evidence that he was involved in any Illuminati plot, and his rise to wealth, according to Corti, came from "ingenious business deals." His agenda seemed to be purely based upon the liberation of all Jewish peoples. It is true that Rothchild financed both sides of the French Revolution, both the kings and the desperate Napoleon, but his stipulations were to "award all Jews full freedom." His competitors were also Jewish bankers, Max Warburg and Jacob Schiff, both Grand Orient (French) Masons. According to Mr. Daniel, the Rothchilds (specifically Meyer's son) bankrolled English Freemasonry, and the Warburgs backed French Freemasonry, but despite his involvement in building up oligarchical Masonry, his intentions seemed to pure. Mr. Daniel offers the following caveat:
Consider the facts. Raised in the ghettos at Frankfurt, Rothschild was well aware of the despicable plight of the Jews. Restrictive laws against Jews would not permit him, even as a wealthy man, to break out of these horrid conditions. He died in those same ghettos without realizing his dream. His sole purpose in life was to free the Jews from this contemptible state, while at the same time building a future for his family - an honorable Jewish tradition. No thought of conspiracy ever entered Rothchild's mind, nor corruption taint his practice. To the contrary, he labored to never make so much as an accounting error. Furthermore, his honor was upheld with praise from his royal patrons. when the Revolution did come, royalty, fearing for their lives and their riches, turned to Rothschild for help. He did not let them down. Although Rothchild never betrayed his royal customers, he really had no concern as to who would rule Europe, so long as his own interests, and that of the Jews, were protected... (Ibid, p. 166) 

Mr. Daniel's opinion is an interesting one, sometimes we have ideas about historical figures that are loaded with bias, and Rothschild has been linked with a Jewish conspiracy of international bankers for sure. But sometimes people are in the right place at the right time to make them appear guilty of something that they are innocent of. His story could be such a case, but regardless, linking Rothschild with an international Jewish conspiracy for world domination is a weak argument at best, and omits many of the facts. 

Finally, a famous document that has long been considered a hoax painted a group (197 to be exact) of unnamed Jewish delegates as the perpetrators behind a world conspiracy to create a one-world government. That document is called The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. It was alleged to have been the minutes of a three-day meeting held in August of 1897, the first Zionist Congress at Basel, Switzerland. The Protocols consisted of 24 documents containing details about future plans to enslave the world, and was the major source of the anti-Semitism that spread throughout Europe before the rise of Hitler. The Protocols were first published in Russia in 1903, conveniently during the climax of Jewish Reform that began in the mid 1800s. According to Mr. Daniel, German Grand Orient (French) Freemasonry sent Reform Jews to destroy Jewish Orthodoxy in Russia in 1840, eight years before Karl Marx would publish the Communist Manifesto. These infiltrators were charged with "destroying Russian Jews through assimilation into Russian society." The Czarist regime backed the Reformers, and began forced assimilation programs that ended in violent pogroms (organized massacres) of innocent Jews. Jewish resistance to the terror that ensued resulted in a push for a return to Palestine, the Jewish homeland, and thus the modern Zionist movement was born. Mr. Daniel writes:

Zionism was an escapist reaction that grew from the anti-Semitic seeds sown by the Reform. Within four decades Zionism became a nationalistic movement of Jews around the world. Herzl created the first Zionist Congress held in Basel, Switzerland in 1897. Twenty years later Russia experienced "the vengeance of the Jews" in the Bolshevik Revolution, so stated those who had read and believed the "evidence" of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion. (Scarlet, p. 290)

Mr. Daniel uses the French spelling (Sion) for the Protocols of the Learned Elders of "Zion, because he believes that the document was created in France decades earlier by Grand Orient Freemasonry... by those who "say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie." The Russian Revolution was a watershed moment for Jewish persecution, both sides of which were financed by Jewish bankers. Alexander Kerensky, vying to establish a democratic government, was backed by the Rothschilds, and by orthodox Jews, which he won full emancipation for on April 5th of 1917. On the other end of the spectrum, was Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin, funded by Max Warburg, who, in a bloodless coup, toppled the Kerensky government in October of that same year. After Kerensky fell, Rothschild diverted his funding to the White Russians, until they too began to persecute the Jews. With the help of American corporations, the Bolsheviks would defeat the Whites and assume full power of the Provisional Russian government by 1919, and the result was a mass exodus of Jews escaping to the west, settling in Germany. 

Meanwhile, the Anglo-American establishment was pushing the propaganda of the Protocols, specifically two high-ranking Freemasons, Henry Ford and Winston Churchill. Ford reproduced the Protocols in a book titled The International Jew in the early 1920s, while young Churchill, Great Britain's secretary of War, was charging "the Jews with engineering a world wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization." During Hitler's rise to power, he had discovered the Protocols, and would record in Mein Kampf that they were proof of a Jewish conspiracy, which he used to justify the ritual slaughter of six million Jews. However, Hitler was also a high ranking Mason, and could've been aware that the Protocols were a forgery blaming the Jews for a conspiracy that was actually being perpetrated by Gentile Masons. Along with Lenin, Hitler too was funded by American corporations (See Antony C. Sutton, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler) during his rise to power, and was probably privy to inside information. But his zeal to establish world government too quickly ended in millions of deaths and carnage worldwide. 

So who really authored the Protocols? Mr. Daniel documents in his book that in 1935, the court of Berne in Switzerland ruled that the Protocols were Jewish, but were rather of French origin. Specifically, they were a plagiarism of a French book entitled the Dialogues of Geneva, anonymously published in Brussels in 1865. Mr. Daniel records that the real author of the Dialogues was discovered and arrested by the police of Napoleon III, a lawyer named Maurice Joly. He spent two years in jail for authoring the revolutionary document, and, as it turns out, Joly was a Freemason, and a close friend of the famous French poet Victor Hugo (author of the Hunchback of Notre Dame), both were members of the Rose-Croix order in France. Mr. Daniel writes:

From 1844 until his death in 1885, Victor Hugo was the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, suggest that the Rosicrucian order to which both Joly and Hugo belonged was the Priory of Sion. (Scarlet, p. 292)

As you can see, the Jews never had a fighting chance to redeem themselves. They have been framed in a carefully crafted conspiracy carried out by English Freemasonry, the very Mother of Harlots. The Jewish Cabal is a myth, one that Satan perpetuates in an attempt to destroy God's covenant people, and to confuse the rest of us as to what is really going on in Israel. Someday, God will show the world that His "wisdom is greater than the cunning of the Devil," and all of His people (who repent) will be restored to their lands of promise, while those who dig pits for them will fall in themselves. 

The Protocols today are not taken seriously by anyone, and this too is part of the genius of blaming them on the Jews a century ago. Considered a hoax, they have been collecting dust on the proverbial bookshelves of fringe conspiracy theory, but they do reveal the ancient Babylonian System, the modus operandi of how the Globalists are planning to establish world government, and they are doing it right under our noses. 

The Babylonian System

This post is already too long, I'm not doing a very good job at keeping my posts shorter, so I'll just lay out the main tenets of the 24 Protocols. I'll save the details for a later post when I compare the Babylonian System to the Lord's system of having all things common. You'll notice subtle similarities between the Protocols and Marx's Communist Manifesto, as well as the Humanist Manifesto written in the 1930s. The difference in the Protocols is that the authors outright admit what they are doing behind the scenes. The authors refer to non-Jews as the Goyim, but this is a code word for the profane. Remember, these aren't Jews, they are mystery school adepts pretending to be Jews, but they are revealing their true philosophy. The following points are my own summaries of each protocol:

  1. Men are incapable of self-government, and therefore need to be ruled by violence and terror. Political freedom in an abstract idea, not a fact. Right lies in might. A good politician shouldn't be guided by morals (Machiavellianism)
  2. Education will be used to destroy individual autonomy. Intellectuals will be in the employ of the elite to mold popular opinion. 
  3. Poverty will be used as a weapon against the masses. Education will be used to mold society into divisions and classes. The basis of human life is social existence (a cog in the wheel of society), national schools will teach division of labor and inequality. Divide (into social classes) and conquer as a means of control. 
  4. Religion must be destroyed. All faith must be undermined and replaced with "arithmetical calculations and material needs." In other words, materialism. 
  5. The masses will be led by lies and the elites will control all money and capital. 
  6. Huge monopolies will be established, economic controls will keep the "Gentiles," i.e., the profane, enslaved. 
  7. Universal war. The buildup of armaments, the creation of police states, using the threat of war and violence to keep the masses fearful and easy to rule. 
  8. Legalese must be created to skew the true meaning of law and order. Lawyers and judges will work against the people. Economists will be employed by the State to justify the elite control of finances. (I wrote an article about legalese last winter, entitled Slavery by Consent)
  9. The elites will create a "Jewish" super-state, i.e., a one-world government. They refer to it as an "international super-government." 
  10. Their goal is world power. They will create chaos amongst all the nations to use as a pretext for one-world government. They control politics and hand-pick presidents. Liberalism (classical liberalism, remember this was written in the mid 1850s) is "poison."
  11. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. "Secret Masonry" is the basis of their organization. They will use the machinery of the State to "make Law, Right, and Justice," according to the "Legislative Corp," i.e., which they refer to us "the editorial committee of the laws and decrees of the ruler." 
  12. They will control the press. They will change the meaning of the word "freedom." They will destroy freedom of the press. They will use "the instrument of thought" as "an educative means on the hands of our government." Only lies will be printed (fake news). 
  13. Bread and circuses. They will keep the working classes distracted with "amusements, games, pastimes, passions, people's palaces [idols], competitions and sports." 
  14. They will abolish all religion except theirs (atheism). Christians will be especially targeted. The name of Christ will be forbidden. 
  15. They control secret societies. Low-ranking Freemasons will be do their bidding without realizing it. They will use coups and clandestine operations to control nations. They view the profane as cattle. They will demand absolute obedience to "patriarchal" and "paternal" leaders. 
  16. They will change history: "we shall erase from the memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesirable to us, and leave only those which depict all the errors of government of the Goyim." They will use "object lessons" to "turn the Goyim into unthinking submissive brutes." 
  17. They will destroy (infiltrate) the clergy. They will launch a crusade against Christianity until it is completely destroyed. All subjects will bow to the State and comply with obligatory duties and services. 
  18. They will govern by fear. Their appointed rulers will have the indiscriminate power of capital punishment. Criminals will be arrested on mere suspicion (thought crime). 
  19. Political crime, i.e., crimes against the State, will be included with theft and murder. Sedition and treason will be defined as speaking against political rulers. 
  20. They will destroy capital through inflation. They will cause depressions and recessions as a means of control. The gold standard will be obliterated. Usury will be used to keep individuals and nations subservient to the elites. 
  21. Manipulation of the money supply, using government debt to keep the masses enslaved to interest and taxes (Hamiltonian idea of public debt).
  22. The justification of committing horrendous acts of evil to bring about order (ordo ab chao).
  23. They will demand absolute obedience from the Goyim when their "Chosen One of God' will finally be crowned as King. Whoever does not comply will be executed. 
  24. Others will rule under the "Chosen One," others whom they call kings who descend from the Davidic line (this is right in line with the philosophies of the Priory of Sion, i.e., English Freemasonry).
These twenty-four protocols comprise the Babylonian System in a nutshell. The ancient system of government that characterized how Nimrod ruled the burgeoning post-diluvian world. The main tenets being the abolition of freedom of religion and conscience, and requiring absolute fealty to self-appointed "divine" mortal leaders. In other words, a theocratic totalitarian dictatorship. Remember, Satan wanted two things in the pre-existent council: to destroy the agency of man, and to take God's power for himself. Above all things he desires to be worshipped, and when the Beast system is unleashed upon the earth, he will get his wish, albeit for a short time. 

In part three I'll be getting into the prophecies of John, Daniel, and Zechariah. The interpretations will mostly come from Mr. Daniel's book, Scarlet and the Beast, and may not be totally correct. I think prophecy is meant to understood only by the Spirit, so please don't take any of what I'm writing as authoritative or absolute. Nephi told us that we will begin to understand these things only as they play out, however, in light of Freemasonry and its occultic beliefs, I think Mr. Daniel is definitely on the right track. John and Daniel saw the same end-time beast, and the history of the war between French and English Freemasonry makes a lot of sense when you begin to analyze the heads and horns the prophets describe as appendages to that beast. Stay tuned for part three...

Postscript: Videos and Recommended Books for Further Study

On an unrelated topic, my friend Ken Cromar was recently on the Charlie Ward show with updates on he and his wife's battle with the IRS. See the video below:

William Cooper did a series on Scarlet and the Beast on his 1990s radio show, The Hour of the Time. Here is part one and two on Scarlet:

And here are some other books on Freemasonry that also tell this history:

The Temple And The Lodge, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh (Authors of Holy Blood Holy Grail), 1989. Read online.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Zion vs the Beast I: The Strongman Model

 Previously: Vipers VI: Offending the Little Ones

Welcome readers. This series will be a comparative analysis of the last days Zion with the coming Beast system described in the book of Revelations. It will be broken up into seven parts and subtopics... I'm well aware of my tenacious propensity to be long-winded in my writing, so I'm trying something new with this series. I know that many of you are extremely busy in this fast-paced world of rising living costs, so these posts will be much shorter than usual, and I hope to continue that pattern going forward. Also, for any of you who are not aware, if you scroll up to the top left of my blog, you will see a PDF read-option (in between the Print and Email options) which will allow you to download my articles onto a tablet so you can read them like a book. I much prefer swiping pages to scrolling down, and for some of you this may be a more comfortable option to get through some of my longer posts (who am I kidding they are all long). 

I will also be implementing another change on the blog. I will no longer be linking to for scripture quotes, or even using their version of restoration scriptures at all. Due to changes on the LDS website, you can no longer link to blocks of highlighted verses, and keyword searches seem to be more vague than they use to. From now on I'll link to the Restoration Edition that came out in 2017, you can find them at Some of you may be turned off by the new scriptures because of their association with Denver Snuffer, but the project is far bigger than just him. There were two groups, acting independently of each other, and independently of Denver, who worked on the project for months. The goal was to put together a set of scriptures that were as close to the originals at the time of Joseph Smith as possible. They asked Denver to help them, but he was by no means "in charge" of the project. There have been many changes to the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants by the LDS Church and other Restoration branches over the last two centuries, as well as many additions and omissions. The Restoration Bible is the most complete version of the Joseph Smith Translation that we have today, even the RLDS branch (the church who first published the JST) made changes to the original text. Joseph often referred to his translation of the Bible as the "fullness of the scriptures," and with such a treasure being lost since the time of he and Hyrum, all of the branches of Mormonism have dwindled in unbelief. No matter what flavor of the Restoration you are a part of (LDS, Remnant, Doctrine of Christ, etc.), these scriptures are a valuable resource. You can read the introductions to the new scriptures by clicking on the links below:

The Old Testament

The New Testament

The Book of Mormon

The Teachings and Commandments

Also, a word on Denver Snuffer. By now I'm sure most of you have heard of him. He is a lawyer from Sandy, Utah, and author of about a dozen books. He was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 2013 for apostacy after writing a book called Passing the Heavenly Gift, in which he quoted "damaging" history from the journals of LDS General Authorities (specifically Heber J. Grant). In 2006 he wrote a book called The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil, in which ascension theology (the doctrine that one can have a personal audience with the Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, i.e., in this life) as outlined in the Book of Mormon is explained. In 2014 he travelled around the Mormon corridor and gave ten lectures (at his own expense) on gospel topics including faith, repentance, priesthood, marriage, covenants, Christ, and Zion, you can find links to the audio and transcripts of all the talks here. He has claimed to have seen the Lord on many occasions, and most everything he writes and says seems to be pointing back to things which have been forgotten or lost since the time of Joseph. 

Many people who have left the LDS Church and other Restoration sects look to Denver as a prophet... but he has never said that is what he is. He has never asked to be followed, adored, emulated, or idolized. He has never said that he has authority to lead others or to tell them what to do. He simply has a message to deliver... the main theme of which is that we as individuals must rise up and work out our own salvation with the Lord. If we want to see Zion come in our generation, we must prepare ourselves and learn to live in harmony with others and have all things common. No strongman is going to tell us to gather to Zion, that task is left up to the angels who are preparing for the harvest. Denver is just an ordinary man, he admits he is nothing special, but he has been given a message to deliver from God. He has said a few things which bother people, me included, but if you focus on the message rather than the man, you'll find a consistency with scripture. In fact, throughout all his ten talks, and every talk since then, he is constantly quoting and explaining scripture. He points out that when angels appear to men, and even when the Lord appears to someone, most of what He/they talk about is found in scripture. We have been under condemnation as a people because we have treated lightly the things which we have received, especially the Book of Mormon. Until we understand what God has already given us, the greater things will be withheld. (By the way, here is a great article on Denver that Rock Waterman wrote 8 years ago).

Consider this exercise in logic when it comes to Denver: how many of us would question men like Lehi, Nephi, Jacob, Abinadi, Alma, the brother of Jared, Ether, Mormon, Moroni, Paul, Peter, Joseph Smith and others who claimed to have had an audience with our Lord? If we had lived at that time when these men claimed to have a message from God would we have questioned them? Would we have thought of them as ambitious, presumptuous, crazy, mentally ill, or out on a limb? Remember what Samuel the Lamanite taught: that it's much easier to believe in dead prophets who have passed on than it is to listen to a prophet who is alive and delivering a message right now. Is it so hard to believe or accept that God could call a man to deliver a message to us, today? It doesn't mean you have to follow him--that abominable idea is so ingrained in many of us who are seeking refuge from the corporate Church--it just means you might want to listen to the message, and do as Alma instructed: plant the seed in your heart and see what fruit comes of it. If it leads you closer to Christ, then you know it was a good seed. Use Moroni's standard to judge what you hear. Listen and/or read all of Denver's talks and honestly ask yourself if his message will lead you closer to Christ and to Zion. 

The latter-day Zion has been prophesied in scripture and will come. God will vindicate His promises that He made to the house of Israel, but it will require some few to "rise up" and become the Lord's covenant people. God is extremely patient, He has been waiting since the Saints in the 1830s and 40s mucked it up the last time. He will wait even if it takes another 200 years for some few humble followers of Christ to rise up and establish Zion. It has only happened a few times in history that we know of. Once by Enoch's people, once by Melchizedek's people, and once by the remaining Nephites who survived the destruction that occurred after Christ's death and resurrection. This blog series will be an attempt to paint a picture of what that future Zion may look like, and admittedly, it is widely based upon Denver's lectures and teachings. In contrast, my comparison of the Beast system will be based on scripture from the books of Revelations and Isaiah, and from my own study and research into dictatorships and secret combinations. And with those caveats, let's begin...

As a Hen Gathereth Her Chicks

Those few remaining Nephites who survived the destruction that followed our Lord's death heard the voice of Christ many times echoing in the heavy darkness that surrounded them. One of those utterances was a lament that despite attempts to gather His people (the house of Israel), as a hen gathereth her chicks, they would not be gathered. You can read that verse here. God is always trying to gather His people. That is always the goal. Zion is what that gathering looks like. He offers the same thing in every dispensation. But unfortunately, most of His people reject Him, simply because they refuse to rise up. If you clicked on the link to read the scripture you'll notice the wording: "how oft would I have gathered you." Christ employs no servant at the gate, it is Him that does the gathering. It is not a strongman, or some great mortal leader. However, the servants that God calls to teach His people how to rise up often get misconstrued as strongmen, gatherers, and leaders. Moses is the perfect the example. 

Moses is perceived as the historical strongman leader of the ancient Israelites. After all, it was he that performed the miracles in Egypt that released the children of Israel from bondage. Like Nephi, the son of Helaman, Moses had the sealing power, i.e., power over the elements. Because of their hard-heartedness, he had to give them a law of carnal commandments. He tried to teach them how to face God themselves, but they refused to rise up. They wanted Moses to talk to God for them. They wanted a strongman leader... sometimes God gives His people what they want. Moses was attempting to restore something ancient, something that went all the way back to the Patriarchal Fathers: the original religion and the greater Priesthood, the one that "holds the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom, even the keys of the knowledge of God." Keys are not something God bestows to a hierarchy of men as a means of control and compulsion to get "power over the flesh". Keys unlock knowledge through obedience to God's commandments. They are personal, redemptive, and salvific. Moses tried to teach this to the children of Israel, but they weren't having it:
And this greater Priesthood administers the gospel and holds the key of the mysteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of God. Therefore, in the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest, and without the ordinances thereof, and the authority of the Priesthood, the power of godliness is not manifest unto man in the flesh, for without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live. 

Now, this, Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel, and sought diligently to sanctify his people that they might behold the face of God, but they hardened their hearts and could not endure his presence. Therefore, the Lord, in his wrath, (for his anger was kindled against them) swore that they should not into his rest--which rest is the fullness of his glory--while in the wilderness.

Therefore, he took Moses out of their midst, and the Holy Priesthood also... (Teachings and Commandments 82:12-14

The entire ordeal of delivering the Israelites from bondage and leading them to the promised land was an attempt by God to get them to rise up and behold His face (see also, Exodus 12:14, Restoration Edition). He was attempting to gather them into a Zion society in the promised land... but they would not gather in that way. Instead of gathering willfully, they followed slothfully, and it took forty years of wandering in the wilderness to make it to Israel. And once there, they coveted the Babylonian ways of the heathens all around them, eventually choosing a mortal king, and rejecting God and Zion in the process. 

It turns out that we are not altogether unlike the ancient Israelites. Joseph Smith had obtained this higher Priesthood (from God Himself), and like Moses, he tried to get the early Saints to rise up and behold the face of God, but they would not. God gave them opportunities to establish Zion in Missouri, Kirtland, and Nauvoo, but because of jarrings, contentions, covetousness, and lustful desiresthey were unable to achieve it. They forfeited their blessings and were rejected as a church with their dead. Ironically, like the Israelites, they were left to wander in the wilderness in the wake of a self-proclaimed strongman named Brigham Young, who would establish a theocratical dictatorship in the Salt Lake valley. In a meeting addressing the Relief Society, Joseph lamented the Saint's propensity to depend on the prophet:

President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel--said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend upon no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church--that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls--applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall--that they were depending on the Prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves, envious towards the innocent, while they afflict the virtuous with their shafts of envy. (TPJS p. 237-238, emphasis added)

In the 14th chapter of Ezekiel (chapter 5 in the Restoration Edition), the Jews were chastised for worshipping idols. Their punishments would become the punishments of the false prophets they were idolizing. In the KJV, it says that when a prophet is deceived, it was the Lord who deceived him, but in the JST version it says the Lord has not deceived him, and that both the false prophet and those who seek after him will be destroyed. The Lord followed the warning with, "that they may be my people and I may be their God." To be His people, we cannot follow a strongman. We can't serve two masters. Ambitious men who lead financial institutions and feign authority from God as a means to control others are using His name in vain. It is men like them that have prevented Zion from coming forth in past dispensations. Those who follow men are labeled by the Lord as living a Telestial law. Joseph Smith described these people in a vision as some of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas, and of Christ, and of John, Moses, Elias, Isaiah, Enoch, etc. (See T&C 69:26). You can even add that they are some of Joseph, some of Brigham, some of Benson, and some of Hinckley, Monson, and Nelson. They are those who refuse to rise up and face God. They want a strongman, they want a prophet to follow, they want to be told what to do, and how to think. Consequently, they are included among those who are liars, sorcerers, whoremongers, and adulterers, and like them, are thrust down to hell

To abide in Zion we must be living a Terrestrial law. To do so requires us to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and to heed it. We must follow our Lord despite the musings and rantings of men, even it if means we are cast out of the synagogues where such men speak lying words from the pulpits. God has promised to gather us. He does not need a man to do that for Him. He uses men to deliver messages to His people, not to lead them, nor to coerce them. Once the message is delivered, the people who hear it must rise up by repenting and developing faith in Christ, and then being obedient to His personalized commandments for them. Sometimes others who rise up will receive different commandments, sometimes it may even seem like what God calls them to do is in contradiction to what He calls others to do. That is all part of the order of Heaven. To have one heart and one mind doesn't mean we all think and act the same. God will send you contradictions to humble you. That is the point. Thinking and even believing differently should not separate us. Mormonism embraces all truth, and all are on different parts of that path. 

There are certain words used in scripture that seem like God has intended for us to follow leaders. One such word is ruler. This is an example of how the meaning of language gets confounded or lost over time. Nephi recounts that his brothers were angry and jealous of him because God made him a ruler and a teacher over them. Abraham described a pre-existent meeting where God made the noble and great ones His rulers... but does that mean what we think it does? The etymology of the word "ruler" is simply a straight line made of wood, or to move in a straight line, or to direct others in a straight line. Nephi gave us the first clue: ruler is synonymous with teacher. God's rulers are His teachers and messengers, they have come down to direct us to Christ and His gospel. Their message is for us to rise up and become rulers ourselves. God is no respecter of persons, He wants all of us to advance up the same ladder of progression. Remember what Jesus said, "he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who is chief, as he who does serve." 

The last days Zion has been prophesied of since the beginning. It is going to happen. God always fulfills His promises. He can do His own work, He doesn't need men to do it for Him. As Joseph once said, "I want you to know that God, in the last days, while certain individuals are proclaiming his name, is not trifling with you or me." He knows what He is doing. He will raise up those in the last days that will build Zion, but they will have to hear His voice, and will have to act independently and without leadership. He revealed His plans to the prophet Ezekiel, who described the latter-day gathering in typical Old Testament poetic language. At first glance it seems as though he is speaking of the Jews that were his contemporaries, but upon closer examination, it becomes obvious that Ezekiel is talking about us. Through him, God declares that He is angry with the shepherds who feed themselves and neglect the flock. Who else can this be talking about but those who lead the latter-day Restoration branches? Those who also practice priestcraft, who pay themselves out of the widows mite, who have changed the ordinances, and dumbed down the Gospel of Christ to a correlated remnant that is hardly recognizable. Those who "teach for doctrine the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof...," who say that "the Lord and Redeemer hath done his work, and he hath given his power unto men." It is those shepherds that Ezekiel declares that God is angry with. He is going to remove them at some point. He is going to pull down all the societal power structures that are now in place, both political and religious, and He will take His rightful place as King of the earth. 

This passage in Ezekiel is important enough that I will quote it at length. It is found in chapter 33 of the KJV, and chapter 17 of the RE (the chapters in the RE are different because they inserted the book of Moses into the beginning of Genesis where it originally belonged). Notice the wording the Lord uses, that it is "I, even I," who will gather the people. He will do this, He will accomplish this. We can trust Him:

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say unto them, Thus says the Lord God unto the shepherds: Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves. Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat and you clothe yourself with the wool. You kill them that are fed, but you feed not the flock. The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought again that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled them. And they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and they became food to all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill, yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search them or seek after them. 

Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. As I live, says the Lord God, surely because my flock become a prey, and my flock became food to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not my flock, therefore, O you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore, for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be food for them. 

For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep and seek them out. As as shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be. There shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick. But I will destroy the fat and the strong, I will feed them with judgment. (Ezekiel 17:5-7, RE, emphasis added)

This is the Great and Marvelous work that the Father will commence in the last days. He will gather His people from all over the world and bring them to Zion. His sheep who have no shepherds except those that feed off of them, and who prey upon them. And when His sheep go away from those shepherds (i.e., leave those religious institutions), they can fall prey to "wild beasts," i.e., those pretenders in the wilderness who are claiming some special gift, some great mantle, calling themselves the one mighty and strong, or claiming to talk to dead prophets who are returning, but who are doing nothing but trying to garner a following, who are not waiting upon the Lord, but acting out of their own self-delusional ambitions. God will save His sheep from the evil shepherds, and from the wild beasts... He will gather them to a place where all will choose to be equal, every one dealing justly with another, having all things common, having one heart and one mind, and all made free and partakers of the Heavenly gift

Joseph Smith described what some of these events will look like:

He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries and the islands shall become one land, and the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided. And the Lord, even the Savoir, shall stand in the midst of his people and shall reign over all flesh. And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord, and their prophets shall hear his voice and shall no longer stay themselves, and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence, and a highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. Their enemies shall become a prey unto them, and in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty ground. And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim, my servants, and the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence, and there shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim, and they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy. (T&C 58:3)

All of this God will accomplish without a strongman. Without mortal leaders, without earthly institutions, and without a "call-out" from the president of the ChurchTm. Those who are waiting for the "prophets, seers, and revelators" to issue such a call-out are waiting in vain. It will never happen. They already have their Zion, and it is a bank. They already have their developmental real estate to build it on, consisting of millions of acres in the state of Florida. To them, all is well in Zion, Zion prospereth, they have their earthly kingdom, they have their hierarchy, why would they want anything different? They will enjoy their works (their financial empire) for a season, but by and by, the end cometh

God will use persuasion, meekness, love unfeigned, gentleness, and kindness to gather His people. He will never use force. He will never use compulsion. He will never use deceit. But Satan will use all those things to establish his counterfeit to Zion, his last-days beast system, the one-world totalitarian socialistic nightmare. It will be like 1984, Brave New World, and The Hunger Games on steroids, but its proponents and propagandizers will make it appear as a heaven on earth. It will seem like the best and only alternative to the chaos that will be rampant on the earth. Satan will use miracles, specifically calling down fire from heaven, to deceive, and those who have not sufficiently sought the Lord may be lulled away by the majesty of it all. It will be truly beautiful to behold, alluring to voyeuristic eyes, mesmerizing like the tune of the pied piper, and hypnotizing like the seductive sirens of Homer’s Iliad. Without sufficient oil in our lamps, and the ability of being led by the Holy Spirit, we will be powerless to resist the grandeur of its sorcery, the magnificence of its deceit, or the splendor of its faux transcendence. 

The Ultimate Strongmen

John the Revelator saw two strongmen in his vision on the isle of Patmos, namely, the first and second beasts. Nephi saw everything that John saw and wasn't allowed to write in on the gold plates, but instead copied several chapters of Isaiah as part of his "testimony." This was pointed out brilliantly in Denver Snuffer's 2006 book, Nephi's Isaiah. Nephi reasoned that because others were shown these things, he could testify as to what he saw without spilling the beans. He was hiding it in plain sight, as so much in scripture is. Here is what Nephi said about the things that John saw:
...for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them. And also others who have been, to them hath he shown all things, and they have written them... (1 Nephi 3:30, RE) 

One of those “others,” the prophet Isaiah, was shown the same things as Nephi and his brother Jacob. They have all seen their Redeemer, and are all witnesses of the truth:

And now, I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children; for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. And my brother Jacob also hath seen him as I have seen him. Wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses and he proveth all his words. (Nephi 2 8:2, RE

What strongman did Isaiah see? The king of Assyria, who sounds like some last days de facto warlord/dictator that will march through the entire world conquering every nation and people... except Zion. Nephi added some of Isaiah's warnings about this man. They are as follows:

...the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria and all his glory. And he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks, and he shall pass through Judah. He shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces. And give ear, all ye far countries: Gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. (2 Nephi 9:8, RE)

Often in scripture when waters are mentioned it is imagery for masses of people. Recall that Nephi described the whore of Babylon as sitting on and having dominion over many waters. I wrote about that in this post on law. Isaiah is trying to tell us through water imagery that this megalomaniac will control the entire world, i.e., "over all his channels...", and "over all his banks." As a consequence of this warlord's power every nation will be "broken in pieces." Isaiah continues:

O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is their indignation. I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so, but in his heart it is to destroy and cut off nations not a few...

Wherefore, it shall come to pass that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. For he saith, By the strength of my hand and by my wisdom I have done these things, for I am prudent. And I have removed the borders of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathereth eggs that are left I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. (2 Nephi 9:16-17, RE

These passages are loaded with clues. The "hypocritical nation" has to be America. What other nation has military presence in over 100 countries feigning to be the world's policemen? We eliminate small-beans dictators like Saddam Hussein and then stay in a place indefinitely on "policing missions." The 2003 war in Iraq had nothing to do with 911 and everything to do with Saddam's refusing to honor oil prices in the international oil cartel, OPEC. He was bucking the powers that be, the real mafia, and made an example. We invaded on the premise of "Operation Iraqi Freedom," in which no Iraqi's had any more freedom then when Saddam was in charge. It doesn't get any more hypocritical than that. Study any war, conflict, or CIA black ops mission in which we have meddled in the affairs of foreign nations, none of these operations are in the interest of the common people. They are always the results of political agendas. Isaiah is calling us out. 

God will allow the king of Assyria to tread down the streets of America. He will think that it is because of his cunning and power that he is able to do this, but God will only allow his reign to be temporary. After the New Jerusalem and the old Jerusalem are established, the king of Assyria's time will be shortened. Notice the other clues Isaiah leaves: the borders, i.e., nation-states, will be removed, he will take the riches, (spoils) of the earth, no one will give him resistance ("none opened the mouth, or peeped"), and he has "gathered all the earth." This will be the end of all nations. 

But Isaiah offers hope to those who are established in Mount Zion. Christ admonishes His people to not be afraid of this Assyrian, because God will stir up a scourge for him. Isaiah is telling us to take comfort in the fact that God is ultimately in charge of the events in the last days. He writes:

And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them, but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, yea, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return. The consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness; for the Lord God of Hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in all the land. 

Therefore, thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian (he small smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt), for yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease and mine anger in their destruction. And the Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him, according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. (2 Nephi 9:18-19, RE

Whoever this Assyrian is, it sounds like he will be wreaking havoc all over the earth, but God's covenant people who will be established in Zion need not fear. With one foul swoop, a desolating sickness will take him and his armies out. God will make bare (reveal) His arm (his power) to protect His people. As a side note, it also appears that many, or all of us, will at some point be in some kind of bondage to this dictator, and as I was studying Mosiah I caught a glimpse of how God might deliver us. The story of Alma and his new converts who started the church of Christ near the waters of Mormon may be a typology of the latter-days. Remember that the priests of Amulon (who knew Alma from king Noah's court) found favor with king Laman and were placed over Alma and his people as taskmasters. Alma’s people put their trust in God and cried unto Him to be delivered, and were eventually led through the wilderness back to king Mosiah. God allowed them to go through this trial to test them (the Lord seeth fit to chasten His people). I think we may be subject to similar tests in the future. (This account is found in Mosiah 11, RE). 

So who are the beasts mentioned by John? And what do they have to do with Assyrian? Honestly, I can't answer that without speculating. I've heard it taught that prophecy was not meant to be completely understood until it actually comes to pass, otherwise, Satan could thwart the purposes of God. Nephi said it this way:

Nevertheless, in the days that the prophecies of Isaiah shall be fulfilled, men shall know of a surety at the times when they shall come to pass; wherefore, they are of worth unto the children of men... For I know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the last days, for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for their good have I written them. (2 Nephi 11:3, RE, emphasis added)

Here is what we do know about the beasts mentioned in Revelations: the first one represents the kingdoms of the earth, and the second is the false prophet. Here is John's description of the first:

And I saw another sign, in the likeness of the kingdoms of the earth, a beast, rise up out of the sea, and stood upon the sand of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his crowns the name of Blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion. And the Devil gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads, as though it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed.

And all the world wondered after the beast, and they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty-two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God - to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in Heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Revelation 4:6-7, RE, emphasis added)

Later on John offer's an explanation of the ten horns:

And here is the mind which was wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman [Mystery Babylon] sits. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; when he comes, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as of yet, but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings; and they that are with him are called, chosen, and faithful. (Revelation 6:12, RE) 

Here is my speculative interpretation: the seven mountains are nations, the woman, Mystery Babylon, is the Illuminati, the mystery schools, the conspirators that control the world, i.e., the church of the Devil, and the ten kings are would-be dictators who God will use to destroy the woman. The king of Assyria as described in Isaiah, may be one of these kings, and may be used by God as means of the wicked destroying the wicked. Consider the next paragraph in Revelation 6:

And he [the angel] says unto me, the waters which you saw, where the whore [Mystery Babylon] sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire; for God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree to give their kingdom unto the beast until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 6:13, RE, emphasis added) 

Nephi uses similar language in his prophecy. He also described the whore as sitting upon many waters (1 Nephi 3:28-29, RE), and having dominion over "all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people." He describes a time when the great mother of abominations, i.e., Mystery Babylon, will "gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God." The saints, or "the covenant people of the Lord," will not escape this war, but Nephi promises that the power of God will descend upon them in great glory, and that the wrath of God will be "poured out upon that great and abominable church." This wrath will consist of the wicked destroying the wicked, as Nephi points out later on when he offers his concise explanation of Isaiah chapters 48-49 (KJV) to his brothers after reading it to them. This summation can be found in 1 Nephi 7 of the RE, or 1 Nephi 22 of the standard edition, and I have to hand it to Nephi. His ability to sum up the entire scattering and latter-day gathering of Israel really brings the entire work of the Father into perspective. This chapter is a link between what he, John, and Isaiah all saw. Nephi is trying to tell you what God showed him without revealing what God showed him. This is what makes reading his commentary so exciting! The clues he is laying before you are hidden in plain sight. Here is how he describes what will happen to that great and abominable church, and it is not without a twist of irony:

And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads, for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands will shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood. And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all they that fight against Zion shall be destroyed. And that great whore who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord - yea, that great and abominable church - shall tumble to the dust, and great shall be the fall of it. (1 Nephi 7:4, RE, emphasis added)

Notice that Nephi says that this church, the great and abominable, has "perverted the right ways of the Lord." This is the pattern that Satan follows: he imitates, corrupts, and perverts everything that God does. And under the umbrella of the great and abominable church, Nephi includes all other churches that are built up to get gain and power over the flesh. These necessarily include the Restoration branches who exercise authority over their members, who claim that God has given His power to men. Here are Nephi's sobering words:

For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world and to do all manner of iniquity - yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the Devil - are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake. They are those who must be brought low in the dust, they are those who must be consumed as stubble; and this is according to the words of the prophet. (1 Nephi 7:5, RE, emphasis added)

If you are new to this blog, I have written a four-part series on Mystery Babylon, explaining the Luciferian philosophy and symbology of the secret combinations who run the world behind the scenes. It is based on D. Christian Markham's two-volume set, There are Save Two Churches Only, and other insights I have found in scripture, as well as my own research. Start with the first one: Mystery Babylon: Into the Abyss

The second strongman mentioned by John, the second beast, is who many sects of Christians refer to as the Anti-Christ (although that term is not found in the Bible), but John refers to him as the false prophet. His views will certainly be anti-Christ, similar to Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor in the Book of Mormon, but there is no title in prophecy that calls this "false prophet" the Anti-Christ. This is the guy that will call down fire from heaven and use these miracles to deceive the world into accepting the beast system, the ultimate strongman model. There has been a lot of effort on the part of the Luciferian's to prepare the world for this beast system, including the monetary system we now labor under. The church of the Devil has been extremely patient... they do not realize that God will use the wicked to destroy them, they think they will be reigning under the New World Order for some time, maybe even indefinitely. But God will cut their days short, and abruptly end their shenanigans. Yet during those shortened days, they will be allowed to murder many saints who refuse to take the mark of the beast, and it will seem like Satan has the victory. We can take hope in the fact that John says the Lamb will overcome them, and He will stand with His people on Mount Zion, who will dwell in peace and safety.

This where I need to bring this post to an end. In part two, I'll be analyzing the beast system, or least what I think it may look it. Stay tuned...

Postscript: New Blog & Recommended Talk by Denver Snuffer

After doing some perusing I have discovered a new blogger called Awakening Servant. On his about page the only information he offers about himself is that his name is Thomas, and that he's a Mormon boy from Utah. He has five posts up and the content is really good. From what I've read he seems to be a sincere seeker of truth. His first post was an analysis of many of whom he calls Mormon Truth Seekers, and his latest post entitled, Amen to the Priesthood of that Man, is well-written and informative, and a bit of false tradition destroyer. Click on the link below and check out his content, it's great stuff:


Also, much of this blog series will be based on a talk (one of the famous 10) given by Denver Snuffer in 2014 entitled Zion. Denver read the 33rd chapter of Ezekiel as part of the talk. Click on the links below to watch or read it:


Keep in mind with Denver's 10 talks that they are all really one talk, so it is best to listen or read them in consecutive order (if you have about 30 hours to spare). For any of you who are skeptical of Denver, I recommend listening to all the talks before you make a judgment on him. Ask yourself if what he is teaching will bring you closer or further away from Christ. Click here for a link to all the talks and conferences.

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