by John Greene
“All this I have seen and applied my mind [heart] to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.” – Ecclesiastes 8:9, NASB
As powerful as modern government, modern finance, multinational corporations and Wall Street seem to be, the continual abuse of power and authority has brought the world to the place where only a single conclusion can be drawn. The world is fast approaching the end of an age. (Genesis 3:17-19; Deuteronomy 32:4, 5) The leaders of the world see this as a new age for them, a time and opportunity for their personal prosperity. (“Disciple: Victory in Spiritual Battle“; “YHWH is Your Shield and Salvation“; “Breaking the Hold of Addictions through Temptation“)
Many popular historians and politicians would have us believe that civilization, history, and human progress depend on the continuance of the status quo, centered on exactly what the world already knows, which will only result in the same pain and suffering. The world as man knows it has been built upon the brutalization and exploitation of slaves who built the great monuments of the past and the present. These same attitudes foster the racism, the suppression of what the world calls human rights and the conversion of common people into serfs or landless laborers. This is followed up by the carnage of vainglorious battle for a purposed common cause with the hopes and lives destroyed by wave after wave of invasion, pillage and continuing devastation of the conquered. Truth is daily traded for counterfeit. (“News: Hyperinflation & False Teaching“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“; “The Image & Mark of the Beast System“)
The world of man has lost its way, satisfying itself with the reverence for its own brand of idolatry, the hierarchy and the power of political and corporate might. Science stands by as the lap-dog of that hierarchy. Many religions are no different. The “wisdom of ages” has continually given way to violence and destruction, exactly what scripture has predicted. The world has been subjected to delusion and the rampant excesses of sociopaths as leaders and rulers. The world is full of evil, and quite honestly, if it weren’t pointed out, most of mankind wouldn’t know any differently as they continue to perpetuate what they know and live. Man says one thing. The Father in Heaven says another. (Revelation 19:10; “Worship: What Is It?“; “Christianity: A Crisis in Prayer & Spirit“; “A Mind of Envy and Competition“)
Regardless of any “national vision,” most men and women cannot resist the vanity of securing their own power and affluence, regardless of their social standing. The difference is that this spectacle is now global as never before. (Jeremiah 10:23; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Do You Live a Lifestyle of Greed?“; “Disciple: Renewing Your Mind“) YHWH, Elohim of Hosts, has allowed plenty of time to prove that men and women cannot live in peace together without His intervention. Most of the world through history has refused to follow His guidance, to truly seek His Will, even when they discovered it. (Genesis 2:15-17; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13; Matthew 24:3-14; “The Continuation of the Empires“) At the end of this age, YHWH will bring an end to those ruining the earth. (Revelation 11:18, 16:14, 16) This is a certainty.
Mankind actually has a purpose beyond living for a time and then passing off the scene. That purpose is to live in a New Jerusalem under His rule, to be united with Him in obedience. The world doesn’t see that or want it. They scoff at the idea. They invent other dreams, preferring to follow a counterfeit plan. YHWH’s people are being regathered, but not through the secret societies and works of man. History shows the large-scale attempts which finally brought about the creation of Israel in 1948.
Man has been trying to bring about YHWH’s Kingdom on earth in vain. Some Jews think YHWH’s New Age is all about them. Some Christians think ‘the Lord’s’ New Age is all about them. One of the largest flaws in most belief systems is that they try to rationalize all knowledge through the material world as we know it. That is the temptation, since that is how men and women know how to relate. The world is stuck on places and objects, as well as ‘nations’ and ‘tribes.’ This is what men and women know. (“Healing: The Beginning of Love“; “Is Your Love For Others Cold?“; “Forsaking Bitterness“)
The truth is that YHWH’s New Age is all about people that abide in Him, spiritual Israel, and their unity with Messiah through the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit]. (Matthew 10:28; John 3:16, 5:39, 14:1-3, 17:17; Revelation 12:17) Without question, this is a remnant in comparison the rest of the world at any given time in history. YHWH always brings the remnant through safely, to unity with Him, whether in this life or the next. Where do you stand? (Isaiah 1:27, 14:29-32, 52:7-10, 65:17-25; Micah 4:6-7; Matthew 23:37-39; Revelation 21:2; “Abiding in Trust“; “Abiding With YHWH in Quiet Places“)