by John Greene
Since 9/11 in America, there has been a constant call against terrorism as billions wrestle against fear coupled with the desire for security. Are you in agreement or thinking about something else? (“Trading for the Myth of Peace & Security“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)
More and more, newscasters tout the importance of peace and safety in daily life, often seen as a reflection of the desires of Americans as they struggle to deal with the realities of national and global financial fallout. The Bush administration was focused on national security and the military means to secure that. The new administration of President Obama promotes a different world view, with the desire for a new order of peace, security and the propagation of American prosperity. This desire for a new system of security has been emphasized by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and others in the European Union. (“The Power Behind the New World Order“; “News: The Ten Kingdoms of the New Order“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“; “The Image & Mark of the Beast System“)
Many Americans, having little family security of their own, have bought into making celebrities part of their extended family. As life has declined, millions have become more attracted to excitement, celebrity and scintillation. Part of this desire for scintillation has spurred increased interest and excitement about “the last days” as carnal Christians seek excitement and meaning in their life. (“The Modern Life Culture Crisis“; “Culture: Prompting Falsehood Through the Lie“)
Untold numbers of Christians are concerned, even misled, about the prospects of the world and how they fit into that dynamic based on popular religious views. For a time, there was even a Christian undercurrent of fear concerning American politics, generally accredited to conservative Christianity, as the illusion of influence and control was wrested away. The desire for peace and security, ever present in the minds of wealthier societies for many decades, now borders on obsession, even among ignorant carnal Christians. Untold numbers of Christians have forgotten or neglected considering the reality of Bible prophecy where they are concerned. They believe based on the views of their pastors, without making Bible knowledge their own. Millions more have decided to argue about their views and putting others down, as if this will legitimize them. (Matthew 23) This same attitude was prevalent in the ministry of Yahshua [Jesus], as Jewish leaders, Pharisees, Sadducees and a host of others sought social prominence and religious leadership. (“Approved: Lie Cheat & Steal“; “Which Shepherd Do You Believe?“; “The False Shepherd and the True Shepherd“)
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write to you. For you yourselves know accurately that the day of YAHWEH comes as a thief in the night.
For when they say, Peace and safety! Then suddenly destruction comes upon them, like the travail to the woman with child, and not at all shall they escape. But you, brethren,, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you as a thief.
You are all sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness. So then, we should not sleep, as the rest also do, but we should watch and be sober. For those sleeping sleep by night, and those having been drunk are drunk by night.
But let us who are children of the day be alert, putting on “the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet put on the hope of salvation;” because YAHWEH has not appointed us to wrath, but for obtaining of salvation through our Master Yahshua Messiah” – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9, HRB
Since the roots of the old Roman Empire, the world has been filled with war and violence (Matthew 24), but never quite in line with the prophetic signs of the times as noted in the Bible. Just prior to the expected Return of Yahshua [Jesus], there will come to exist in the world a general attitude or outlook toward peace and security or at least the ardent expectation of that reality as the nations proclaim that expectation from the housetops. The admonition of the Apostle Paul is that because active intent faithful Christians are “sons of the day”, they will NOT be spiritually asleep or drunken. As a result of proper alertness and the protecting knowledge of scripture (Ephesians 6) coupled with faith, faithful Christians will not suffer YHWH’s wrath. (“The Man of Lawlessness“; “Living in an Apostate World“)
The world and billions of carnal Christians have been or will be spiritually asleep. They will be unprepared for Christ’s return on a personal level and what that return really means for them. This place of false comfort is indicated in the words of Yahshua [Jesus]:
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” – Matthew 24:37-39, NIV
The world is spiritually isolated from YHWH. According to the words of Yahshua [Jesus], the majority of professed Christians (Matthew 7:13-14) are no less isolated from YHWH, deluding themselves with spiritual darkness and strongholds of demonic strongholds in life and mind. (Matthew 25; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“)
Multitudes of Christians are actively consumed by the prospect of the rapture and what they are going to suffer through, or if they will suffer at all. The physical how’s and why’s are more important to them than a close partnership and relationship with the Father. Instead of putting trust in YHWH and the provision of His Son, many choose to put faith in man and a lifestyle of mammon, along with arguments that we won’t discuss here. Know that by putting YHWH’s Kingdom and righteous fruit in your life first, all other things will be added to you. (Luke 12:31) Seeking after your Heavenly Father doesn’t mean you always have all the answers. Your standing, relationship, obedience combined with faith through accurate knowledge that applies directly to fruit in your life is far more important. (Romans 12:2) Allowing YHWH to add all other things to you is part of the process of being a faithful Christian. (“Abiding With YHWH in Quiet Places“; “Messiah Teaches about Fruit in the Lives of People“)
The signs of the times and the fulfillment of true faith are coming upon us, but for so many professed Christians, it won’t matter at all. Seeking YHWH’s Kingdom isn’t about ear tinkling, (2 Timothy 4:3) philosophies of man (1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:13) or always feeling good or justified (Romans 1:18-20). Unless Christians actively seek after YHWH’s Kingdom, putting some obedient works with trust in the accurate understanding of the Bible, there will ultimately be “gnashing of teeth.” (ref: Matthew 8:11-12; 22:12-13; 24:50,51; 25:29-30; “The Disciple and Hell: The Parables of Matthew 25“; “YHWH’s Revolution“)
Faith without works is dead. (James 2:20; Mark 16:16) Spiritual death is not salvation, yet that is exactly what those that walk on the wide road to destruction will receive in response to their fruit or lack of Christian fruit. (Matthew 13:3-23; Mark 4:2-20; Luke 8:4-15) You don’t need to concern yourself about what any man thinks, but rather, your personal standing with YHWH and what He thinks. As a genuine Christian, you will know, not just imagine it based on what a man says. Why? Faith is not wishful or magical thinking nor is faith about following someone else or what they say. Faith is not about a lifestyle that exalts mammon. Knowing the Bible and being able to apply it is so important. With the technology available today, there is little excuse for not being able to know YHWH’s truth for yourself if you have the interest. (“Foundation of Salvation“; “Spiritual Growth or Spiritual Death“)
Many have been put to sleep by all manner of teaching, another gospel, grounded in a strong desire for peace and security. However many is not all. After telling disciples not to be deceived in Matthew 24, Yahshua [Jesus] describes a condition of economic and social comfort based on prevalent lifestyle and attitudes of the time. Many Christians worry about the oppressive reign of the Beast and the False Prophet. We must realize that the participants of this “peace and security” actively promote and follow a lifestyle of mammon rather trust in YHWH. Many will have a form of righteous devotion, but prove false to its power. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
This is prevalent in the world, clearly evident in modern society. All you need to do is to turn on the television to see what is on the minds and hearts of your nation. This advertising and culture is what your nation consumes and regurgitates every day in an endless parade along with continued deluded thinking and prevalence of demonic strongholds that modern thinking doesn’t recognize. The lifestyle of mammon is the equivalent of “beast worship” as described in Revelation. Control and influence is already exerted through economic controls of commerce and social philosophy. That is why Christians are in such danger today. We are already living in those times that many fear so much. (“Mind Control of the Beast“; “The Great Beast Seduction“)
So how did all this come about? How is control really being exerted? The roots of today’s international political and financial body are firmly planted in Rome going back in time to the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was absorbed into the Roman Catholic Church and plied upon the world, taking on the aspect of the false prophet noted in Revelation. The rule of Rome and the corrupted Church operated the prominent political, social and financial aspects of life, descending from the belief systems of the Roman Empire. Several times in history, the system sought to recreate itself after suffering the defeats and ravages of history. The latest incarnation of the Roman political, social and financial system came through Ignatius Loyola when he founded the Bank of Rome. Since then, the world has been under the increasing influence of a system of mammon coupled with religion that could only be described as Babylon the Great in Revelation. The complete reality and attachment to the world financial system has come to light in only the last few years, demonstrating the continuation of the Roman Empire through the Catholic Church and directly into the international banking system of finance and politics. In recent years, the Federal Reserve has come to admit the implications through the release of documents that prove connections of the international banking system to Rome and the Vatican. Coupled with the facts of history, all roads still lead to Rome in a very real way that most citizens of this planet utterly fail to realize. (Daniel 9:27) Through a system of global mammon and system of societal financial norms, the Roman Empire has continued uninterrupted to this day. (“Foundation of a Global System of Greed“; “Continuation of Global Empires Until The End“; “Modern Mammon: Power of the Fractional Reserve“)
The world is now focused on wars and rumors of war in the Middle East, where we witness the daily confrontations between the Jewish, Arab populations and the ever-present threat of war. Many of us are still looking for the third temple to be rebuilt in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. However, it is distinctly possible that the Dome of the Rock that currently resides on the Temple Mount is the third temple. Jews and Muslims once worshiped together there according to some sources and many Jews considered the Dome of Rock to be the Third Temple as a challenge to Christian dominance of the city. With the advent of the nation of Israel and resulting Jewish national pride, building another “third temple” is in the wings. The counterpart is increasing Islamic pride and militancy, which threatens to throw the region, if not the world into a great global war. The fact is that, counter to the prevalent religious word of this day, Bible prophecy does not need another Temple to be fulfilled. We know that Islam is not following or worshiping the same Elohim of Hosts, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but rather a moon god that has been reformed. Much like the Catholic Church, the Muslim orthodoxy has become militant and domineering, seeking world dominance. The Dome of the Rock is an abomination standing in the Dedicated Place of YHWH. (Mark 13:14) This false temple causes and continues to cause desolation, even today as it firmly divides Jerusalem and the world. (“World War 3? End Time Insights About Gog and Magog“; “The Abomination That Causes Desolation“; “Religion & Rise in Opposition to Christians“)
This scenario only highlights the intensity of the book of Daniel and Revelation as well as creating a rush of religious speculation. Man has been obsessed with knowing and understanding the prophecies without a complete history and knowledge of history. The reign of man has been very destructive, for example, the destruction of the library at Alexandria. History is often modified by the victors, to be used as propaganda. However, none of this is required to know and live in YHWH’s Word or what is vitally important to a Christian remnant (comparatively speaking) of faithful disciples.
Scripture, not speculations and arguments, is what is important in the life of any Christian. Trust in YHWH first by name and the rest will be revealed: not the other way around. Regardless of speculations or debates, the Beast continues to operate, putting itself above YHWH. If you look carefully, you can plainly see how this “Roman Authority”, through demonic constructions has sought religious tolerance and now seeks to reverse that trend while infusing itself with humanism, secularism and philosophies of man combined with the lifestyle of mammon. Billions already “worship the Beast”, giving their mind, heart and the ‘power of their right hand’ or authority to it. This is reality now. (“Disciple: The Bible & Higher Authority“)
The world has been through a financial and economic crisis and now seeks the return of security and prosperity through the same lifestyle of mammon. The United States and the world offer peace and security among themselves and the return to financial prosperity and sensibility that they hope to restore through new provisions or accords. Worshipers of the Beast and lifestyle of mammon are promised the freedom to buy and sell along with basic economic security. (Revelation 13:16-17) What will the nations give up beyond the current lifestyle of mammon? (“A Doctrine of Demons“; “Doctrine Is What You Do“)
“And I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy. And the beast I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads, as having been slain to death, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the earth marvelled after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to fight with him?” – Revelation 13:1-4, ISR98
In the context described in 1 Thessalonians 5:3, these Beast worshipers proclaim “peace and security,” continuing to live as before, eating, drinking and marrying while giving authority to the Beast.
To those that are spiritually asleep, this sudden destruction of divine wrath will be poured out. Each judgment in Revelation will effectively disrupt economic and societal comfort zones. Therefore, a brief season of peace and prosperity, eagerly sought after and coming to pass in a global sense, will further limit the time that Christians have to wake up. Counting on the construction of a Third Temple by the Jewish nation is not a safe strategy for any Christian. Christians must be awake now or risk losing their deliverance from this world. There are only two kingdoms in this world: YHWH’s Kingdom and Satan’s kingdom. You abide in one or the other, not both. Satan continues to seek the territory of Elohim’s Kingdom in the world scene, even setting up a counterfeit of His Kingdom. Take the words of Yahshua [Jesus] to heart and put your trust and faith in Elohim, for He will protect you regardless of the shaking of the powers of the heavens or the adversity around you. The world may faint with fear, but a devoted servant of Elohim of Hosts had no need of fear. Patience is required. (Luke 21:25-27; Matthew 24:29-30; Revelation 13:9-10; “666 – Chi Xi Stigma“)
Peace and security is not possible for the followers of the lifestyle of mammon. The Beast and the False Prophet are unable to fulfill their promises or provide economic and societal stability. The promise of peace and security will be short lived as the nations will begin to seek their own interests and rebel. The Beast entertains his followers by killing YHWH’s witnesses. However, this activity falls far short of reversing the economic catastrophe that the lifestyle of mammon promoted through politics, society, false religion and international banking. The Beast is unable to remove the judgments of YHWH. Elohim’s Word will be fulfilled and you will be part of that, either on the side of YHWH’s Kingdom or the dark kingdom. (Revelation 19:11-21) You have a decision whether you will continue to be defiled and to try to justify that defilement or allow YHWH through the power of the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit] to purify you as you remove yourself from the attitudes of mammon and Beast worship. (Revelation 3:15; “The Promise of the Holy Spirit“; “Purity Starts Inside: A Lesson Through the Ages“; “YHWH: The Choice to Stay Loyal“)