Daniel Seven and  the

New World Order Conspiracy!

 

            What are the four kingdoms of Daniel 7?  Most Bible scholars and com-

            mentators say they are the kingdoms of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. 

            Is this really true?  What about the four chariots of Zechariah 6?  And the

strange “Beast” of Revelation 13 and 17? Where do all these fit into Bible

prophecy for the “end times”?  Are these prophecies related to the New World Order?  

It’s high time we took the blinders off, roused ourselves from sleep,

and opened our eyes and our minds to a new look at these shocking, amazing

and pivotal prophecies of the Word of God! 

 

                                                William F. Dankenbring

 

            We hear a lot about the “New World Order” these days.  Former president George Bush spoke of it often during his presidency.  President Bill Clinton seemed to be doing everything in his power to augment and usher in the “New World Order,” by pushing for the passage of the NAFTA trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, and then for the WTO (World Trade Organization) treaty which will effectively nullify much of American sovereignty insofar as trade, business and international commerce are concerned.

 

            Now, with the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Towers, and the Pentagon, and the unleashing of Anthrax bacteria as “germ warfare” in the United States, it appears Congress and the Bush administration are ready to implement severe new laws and restrictions upon the American people, in their attempt to deal with the growing threat.   National ID cards may soon be in the offing.  Restrictions on travel, increased surveillance, and draconian legislation to fight terrorism will soon be a part of all our daily lives. 

 

            It appears that President Bush, not to mention his predecessor, is minded to drag the United States people, kicking and screaming, into the “New World Order,” whether they like it or not!  But with the growing dangers to our population, many welcome the increased “security” and “protection” being implemented by the government!  A subscriber in England related to me recently that Great Britain has become a “police state” in the wake of the World Trade Tower terrorist attacks!  Some believe that the “Hoof and Mouth” plague that struck England was very likely a terrorist-related attack, as a “warm-up” for what is being planned for the future.

 

                                          What Does the Future Hold?

 

            What do these events presage for the future?

 

            Although it is difficult to predict the future, even with an understanding of Biblical prophecy, we can look at trends and history, and try to formulate conclusions in line with Biblical prophecy.  First of all, we know that God judges those nations which rebel against Him and reject His covenant (Lev.26; Deut.28).   The United States Constitution was largely based on the laws of God -- the Torah -- but now governmental decrees and judicial decisions are virtually doing away with increasing portions of the original Constitution through “re-interpretation.”  The Constitution nowhere permits abortion, but socio-engineering New Worlders and their surrogates have legalized “abortion on demand.”  The Constitution nowhere legalized sodomy and “gay rights,” but modern social-engineers have caved in to the “gay lobby” and now “sexual orientation” is considered nothing more than a “choice” -- not a matter of wickedness versus righteousness. 

 

            What many fear is that if the economy crashes, and riots break out in the streets, as a result of terrorist attacks, our nation could suffer the ravages of self-destruction -- internal internecine warfare – and be severely weakened as a result.  Could economic and social upheavals lead  to the imposition of “martial law” and bring about an American “police state,” with FBI, BAFT, and other police agencies taking the place of the Nazi storm troopers, SS, and “brown shirts” (legalized “thugs” who helped solidify Hitler’s rise to power by beating up on “dissidents,” Jews, Communists, and all who were accused of disloyalty!)? 

 

                                    Coming -- a World Super Mega-State

 

            Exactly how it is going to happen, we don’t know, but we do know that in the days ahead of us the world is going to be brought for a time into one huge mega-state world empire, which the Bible calls “Babylon the Great” (Rev.17-18).  It will be a great commercial-based trading empire (Rev.18).  It will also be a world military juggernaut (Rev.13:1-5).  People will exclaim, “Who is like the beast?  Who is able to make war with him?” (Rev.13:4).

 

            But what “beast” is this?  It is described as having “seven heads and ten horns” (v.1), “and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name” (same verse).  It is a “composite creature.”  It has the body of a leopard, the feet or claws of a bear, the mouth of a lion -- and serves the “dragon,” that is, the devil himself, Satan (Rev.12:9 compared to Rev.13:2).  This world empire is prophesied to continue for 42 months, or 3 and 1/2 years (Rev.13:5).  Its leadership will blaspheme the name of God, institute a paganized one world religion embracing all religions on earth except the true religion of Almighty God, and will “make war with the saints” and will “overcome them” (v.7).  It will rule for a time over “every tribe, tongue, and nation” (same verse). 

 

            What is this great “beast”?  In Revelation 17, we read, “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition.  And those who dwell on the earth will marvel” (v.8).  This beast will be ridden by a “woman” -- a great apostate false church or religious combine (picturing the reunification of Protestants, Catholics, and other religions under the Pope at Rome -- see Rev.17:1-7). 

 

            This final world empire will be composed of “seven heads.”  John explains, “Here is the mind which has wisdom:  The seven heads are seven mountains [nations] on which the woman sits. . . The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.  The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for ONE HOUR as kings with the beast.  These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.  These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings” (Rev.17:9-14).

 

            These seven “mountains” then are seven nations that the woman -- the world’s false religious system of paganized idolatry -- sits upon. That is, she is the religion of the seven  -- the religious system that stems from ancient Babylon.  These seven may be understood both in a historical sense, and an end-time contemporary sense.  Historically, there were SEVEN KINGDOMS that ruled the world after the Flood. 

 

They were: 

 

1)      Nimrod’s Babylon (Gen.10:8-12);

2)      Egypt in the days of Joseph till the Exodus -- the “Middle Kingdom”;

3)      the Assyrian Empire, which took the northern kingdom of Israel captive in 718-721 B.C.);

4)      the Babylonian Empire, which took Judah captive in 604, 597, and 586 B.C.);

5)      the Medo-Persian Empire 539-334 B.C.);

6)      the Greco-Madeconian Empire (334-31 B.C.); and

7)      the Roman Empire (31 B.C. to 476 A.D.). 

 

            The “eighth” head is of the “seven.”   It is the head which is yet to arise, as the final “New World Order.”  But it is really nothing new at all.  Hitler called his “Third Reich” also “The New World Order.” It will be patterned after the former seven heads, particularly the “Roman Empire.”  It will be worldwide in scope, with its head centered no doubt in Europe.  It is called prophetically, the “King of the north” in the prophecies of Daniel referring to the end time (see Dan.11:31-45).

 

            Interestingly, Kofi Annan, present head of the United Nations, is the seventh head of that organization.  The next occupant will be the EIGHTH head!

 

            In another sense, these final end-time heads of the New World Order, could refer to seven contemporaneous world powers acting in concert.  This could be a reference to the Group of Seven industrial world powers – the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – controlling the world’s economy! 

 

            This “beast” of Revelation 13 not only has seven heads (Rev.13:4), but also TEN HORNS – symbolizing war-waging ability.  These “horns” could refer to 10 nations in NATO, or to a revised and revamped “Security Council” of the United Nations.  At present, the UN Security Council has FIVE permanent members – the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China.  However, there are plans to add FIVE additional permanent members, including Japan and Germany.  Three others campaigning and lobbying very hard to be added to the Security Council are Brazil, Egypt, and Indonesia.    If and when they succeed, the United Nation’s Security Council will number TEN HORNS! 

 

            Who are the “ten horns”?  These will be ten nations with military resources which will be used as the military arm of the Beast.  These could well be the nations of NATO, or a final version of NATO, the strongest military alliance in the world at this time.  A “horn” represents military power -- horns “push” and “gore” other nations, or beasts.  This beast, having ten horns, has supreme military power in the world.  This beast must therefore include the armed forces and nuclear weapons of the United States -- as well as Britain and France! 

 

            What major world powers will comprise this end-time “Beast” or “New World Order” Kingdom?

 

                                            The Four Beasts of Daniel

 

            The prophet Daniel had a strange vision.  He said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the FOUR WINDS of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.  And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.  The first was like a LION, and had EAGLE’S WINGS.  I watched till its wings [air power] were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.  And suddenly another beast, a second, like a BEAR.  It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth.  And they said, ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’

 

            “After this I looked, and there was another, like a LEOPARD, which had on its back four wings of a bird.  The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.  After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a FOURTH BEAST, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong.  It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the RESIDUE [mankind] with its feet.  It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.  I was considering the horns, and there was another  horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first  horns were plucked out by the roots.  And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words” (Dan.7:1-8).

 

            Notice!  These four “beasts” are connected with the FOUR WINDS of heaven (v.2).  These are END-TIME KINGDOMS!  You probably have read that these were the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman Empires.  Not true!  Notice again!  In verses 9-10 Daniel describes God’s Throne of judgment, in the last days.  In verse 11, we read:  “I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking [the end-time Antichrist was right then mouthing off!]; I watched till the BEAST [the fourth beast of Daniel 7] was SLAIN, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.”  Compare this with Rev.19:19-20:  “And I saw the BEAST, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make WAR against Him who sat on the horse [Christ the Messiah] and against His army.  Then the BEAST was captured, and with him the false prophet [a charismatic end-time religious world leader] . . . These two were cast alive into the LAKE OF FIRE burning with brimstone.” 

 

            Daniel is describing this same event!  Then Daniel goes on:  “As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time” (Dan.7:12).  The “rest of the beasts” described here refers to the one like a lion, a bear, and a leopard -- the other three beasts described in this chapter!  Since they are still in existence, even after the fourth beast is slain, this PROVES beyond question that these four beasts of Daniel 7 all co-exist DURING THE END TIME!  They were not the ancient successive world ruling kingdoms of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome!  They are four kingdoms in the earth today, each one connected with one of the four winds of heaven.

 

            Who are they?

 

                                             Zechariah’s Four Chariots

 

            To further explain this end-time prophecy, turn to Zechariah chapter 6.  In the New King James Version we read:  “Then I turned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold, FOUR CHARIOTS [like the four beasts] were coming from between two mountains, and the mountains were mountains of bronze.  With the first chariot were RED HORSES, with the second chariot BLACK HORSES, with the third chariot WHITE

HORSES, and with the fourth chariot DAPPLED HORSES -- strong steeds.  Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, ‘What are these, my lord?’  And the angel answered and said to me, ’These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Lord of all the earth.  The one with the BLACK horses is going to the NORTH country [the “king of the north”!], the white are going after them, and the dappled are going toward the south country.’  Then the strong steeds went out, eager to go, that they might walk to and fro throughout the earth.  And He said, ‘Go, walk to and fro throughout the earth.’  So they walked to and fro throughout the earth.  And He called to me, and spoke to me, saying, ‘See, those who go toward the north country have given rest to My Spirit in the north country’” (Zech.6:1-8).

 

            Does this strange prophecy connect with the four beasts of Daniel 7?  Notice, they are also connected with “four spirits” or four “winds” of heaven (v.5).  Let’s read this passage in the Jewish Tanakh:

 

                        “The horses of the first chariot were bay [red], the horses of the

                        second chariot were black; the horses of the third chariot were

                        white, and the horses of the four chariot were spotted -- dappled.”

 

            The angel told Zechariah,

 

                        “Those are the FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN coming out after

                        presenting themselves to the Lord of all the earth.  The one with

                        the BLACK horses is going out to the region of the NORTH; the

                        white ones have gone out to what is to the WEST of them; the

                        spotted ones have gone out to the region of the SOUTH; and the

                        dappled ones have gone out . . . .” 

 

            Why does the Tanakh say the white horses went out to the “WEST”?  The King James says only that they went out after the black horses, which went to the north.  The marginal reading in the Tanakh says, “Cf. ‘ahor, ‘west,’ Isa.9:11.  Emendation yields ‘the region of the west.’”  The Companion Bible, also, in a marginal comment on verse 6, concerning the white horses going ‘after them,” says, “after them:  or, to the west of them” (p.1986). 

 

            Concerning the phrase, “the dappled ones have gone out . . .”, the Tanakh has a footnote, here, which reads, “Emendation yields ‘the bay ones will go out to the REGION OF THE EAST.”  Thus these four chariots and horses are connected with the four regions of the earth -- north, west, south and east!        

 

            In expounding this passage, the Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Critical, Experimental Commentary says:  “6. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country -- Babylon. . . . ‘The black horses’ go to Babylon, primarily to represent the awful desolation with which Darius [a type of Christ] visited it in the fifth year of his reign’” (p.677).  The black horses, and north country, then, are connected with the “north wind” -- or Babylon!  Today, that kingdom is centered in Europe!

 

            The commentary continues, “and the grisled go forth toward the south -- i.e., TO EGYPT, the other great foe of God’s people.”  Certainly, the land of the “south” means south of Palestine, or Judea, and would include Africa and the Arab nations, led primarily by Egypt! 

 

            What about the “red” horses, then, which went to the EAST, according to the Tanakh?  In the eastern hemisphere lies the kingdoms of RUSSIA and CHINA -- the preponderance of the continent of ASIA!  The color of “red” reminds us unequivocally of Russia, the “Reds,” “red flag” of Communism, the “Red Square” in Moscow, the red star on Soviet military equipment, the red hammer and sickle of the Russian flag.  Red is connected with Russia.  Thus the red horses and chariot are connected with Russia and China -- the “Communist” nations!

 

            Russia is also connected with the “bear” sign -- the “Russian Bear,” is a common term used to refer to the Russian military forces.  This red horse then represents the same world power as the bear of Daniel 7. 

 

            The black horse identifies with Babylon-Europe and Assyria-Germany.  Germany is the land of the Iron chancellor Bismark, the iron cross, the black cross, the Nazi symbolism, the black uniforms of the Nazi storm troopers and the Waffen S.S. and Gestapo -- the color of Germany and Babylon is “black.” 

 

            The “spotted” or “dappled” horses are connected with the “king of the south” -- Egypt and her allies.  This corresponds with the ‘spotted” leopard beast of Daniel 7 -- the beast of the southern kingdom, Africa!  This kingdom figures prominently in the last days as attacking the “king of the north.”  We read, “At the TIME OF THE END the king of the South shall ATTACK him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. . . He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape” (Dan.11:40-42).

 

            What, then, about the white horses that went westward?  What kingdom do they represent?  They went out to the “WEST.”  Since we have identified the kingdoms of the north, south, and east, what is the kingdom of the west?  Obviously, the white horses that went west are connected with the great world kingdom that lies in the western hemisphere!  Since the red horses are Russia and China, the bear of Daniel 7; the grisled horses represent Egypt and the Arabs, the leopard of Daniel 7; and the black horses are Assyria-Babylon (modern Europe), representing the nondescript terrible beast of Daniel 7; then the white horses must represent the remaining western kingdom of Daniel 7 -- the “lion”-like kingdom with eagle’s wings. 

 

            What great nation or group of nations in the WEST are “lion” hearted, and have “eagle’s wings”?   This can be none other than the United States of America and Britain and the Anglo-Saxon nations -- the English speaking nations which dominate the Western hemisphere and Western Europe!  There are over 3,000,000 Jews in America, and God compares “Judah” to “a lion’s whelp  who “lies down as a lion, and as a lion, who shall rouse him?” (Gen.49:9).  

 

            Of Joseph, Jacob prophesied, “The archers have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him.  But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel)” (Gen.49:23-24).  The two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, were to inherit the “birthright promises” of vast lands and natural resources in the earth (Gen.48:12-20; 49:25-26).  Balaam prophesied of Israel, which includes the dominant sons of Joseph, “They shall devour enemy nations, crush their bones, and smash their arrows.  They crouch, they lie down like a lion. Like the king of beasts, who dare rouse them?” (Num.24:8-9).

 

            Once again America’s mighty air power is being demonstrated before the eyes of all the world, in the day and night bombings of the Taliban forces in Afghanistan!  Cruise missiles, F-16s, B-1 bombers, B-2 bombers, B-52 stratofortresses, and other incredible new weapons, are wreaking havoc in that country, in an attempt to flush out and destroy the nests of Bin Laden terrorists. 

 

            The United States has been like a strong “lion” during the 20th century.  It has the world’s most powerful air force -- symbolized by “eagle’s wings.”  It was the difference in victory in World War I, World War II, led the western coalition against Iraq in the Gulf War, stopped the advance of Communism in Korea, and fought for years in Vietnam, finally pulling out in 1975, after more than ten years of bitter conflict.  No nation has been more lion-like, both in prestige, and power, in the twentieth century than the United States.  Although it is a mixed population, with many Gentiles living within its borders, it is the end-time tribe of Joseph -- the tribe of Ephraim -- and Britain is primarily the descendants of Manasseh, Joseph’s older son.  The two sons together have dominated the earth for the past  two centuries -- Britain in the 19th century, and America in the 20th century.

 

            This chariot of white horses -- this first kingdom of Daniel 7 -- represents the Anglo-Saxon nations of America and Britain and their fellows.  The color “white,” itself,

symbolizes righteousness (Rev.19:8), and many of the wars our people have been engaged in have been “righteous wars” in the defense of freedom, liberty, and democracy.  But our righteousness, unfortunately, has become as filthy rags in God’s sight (Isa.1:2-10; Isa.64:6).  God has now removed His protection from us, because we have forsaken Him and transgressed His immutable laws (see Leviticus 26 and Deut.28). 

 

            God’s judgments are coming upon us!  God thunders, “And end!  the end has come upon the four corners of the land.  Now the end has come upon you, and I will send My anger against you; I will JUDGE you according to your ways, and I will repay you for all your abominations.  My eye will not spare you, nor will I have pity; but I will repay your ways, and your abominations will be in your midst; then you shall know that I am the LORD!” (Ezek.7:2-4). 

 

                                                Downfall of the Mighty

 

            The Scriptures are filled with warnings to Israel to repent and turn to God, before it is too late.  The prophecies of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all warn us to repent, and get right with God, or we will self-destruct, and be invaded, and taken captive by foreigners.  How does this tie in with the New World Order?

 

            Many have imagined that a massive nuclear strike from Europe will see the demise of the United States.  Herbert Armstrong predicted this for forty years, but it never happened.  Since his death, Garner Ted Armstrong, Roderick Meredith, and Gerald Flurry, all are still predicting the same thing -- a union of ten nations in Europe, which will launch a secret attack and annihilate America and Britain! 

 

            But does this make real sense?  The end-time Beast is described as a world-wide governing kingdom -- not just “Europe.”  Europe does not have a military by itself anywhere nearly strong enough to do the job -- nor does it have near the nuclear capacity the United States has.  Russia does -- but these “prophets” do not look at Russia as launching such an attack, but Europe!

 

            Such a theory is utter nonsense. 

 

            Rather, as Abraham Lincoln once said, the only way for the United States to be conquered, is for it to be conquered from within.  We can be taken over by a totalitarian, police-state type of Gentile government from within our own borders if we are not vigilant and alert and on guard!  And let’s face it -- our people have been sound asleep, blissfully unaware of their peril, trusting their government to take care of them, enjoying  the “good life,” and stubbornly turning their back on the moral and spiritual laws of heaven. 

 

            Jeremiah writes, “The Lord was like an enemy, He has swallowed up Israel.  He has swallowed up all her palaces; He has destroyed her strongholds. . . In His burning indignation He has spurned the king and the priest.  The Lord has spurned His altar, He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has given up the walls of her palaces into the hand of the ENEMY” (Lam.2:5-7).

 

            How will God do this?  He will give us over to our enemies.  But judging from the evidence, many of our enemies are our own rulers and leaders -- those who will sell, carry or cart us off into economic and physical slavery!  Our nations are now tied in to the New World Order, and its rules and regulations -- and this will turn into dire slavery, as we are forced to compete with workers earning $1-4 a day in manufacturing and selling products around the world.  When America’s economy plummets into the gutter, foreigners will pick up the pieces, as “debt” owed to them.  They and their allies in the American government, will use America’s military power for their own diabolical purposes, to further implement the New World Order.  Many Americans will be captives within their own land, with many others carted off to Germany and Egypt to work for foreigners (Isa.27:13). 

 

            When God’s judgments come upon our fair lands, one third will die of pestilence -- disease epidemics and famine (Ezek.5:12). After this weakens our nations to the point of extreme distress and weakness, enemies -- whether domestic forces or foreign military, in the service of the New World Order -- will destroy another third of the population who will not submit to volunteer slavery (same verse).  The remaining third will be enslaved, shackle, and serve as labor for the forces of the New World Order. 

 

            Before the final battles are fought, and the final treason is committed, there may well be a number of nuclear weapons exploded here and there as “object lessons” which will kill millions (perhaps New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, or wherever the “enemy” determines, in order to minimize any resistance.  However, it is very possible the United States could fall, and succumb to the New World Order, voluntarily, betrayed by its leaders who may have positions of high responsibility in the “New Order.”

 

            Ezekiel describes it this way:  “They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, but no one goes to battle;  for My wrath is on all their multitude.  The sword is outside, and the pestilence and famine within.  Whoever is in the field will die by the sword; and whoever is in the city, famine and pestilence will devour him.  Those who SURVIVE will escape and be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each for his iniquity.  Every hand will be feeble, and every knee will be as weak as water.  They will be girded with sackcloth; horror will cover them; shame will be on every face, baldness on all their heads.  They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be like refuse; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the WRATH of the LORD; they will not satisfy their souls, nor fill their stomachs, because it became their stumbling block of iniquity” (Ezek.7:14-19). 

    

            God says the process is occurring right under our noses -- we are stealthily, surreptitiously, being taken over and enslaved.  The loss of our freedoms and liberties is gradual -- one at a time, so we don’t notice it.  Freedom of assembly has been curtailed, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure have been emasculated in the new anti-drug laws, freedom of speech is in great danger since the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma City, freedom of religion will no doubt be the last freedom to “go.” 

 

            By then it will be too late -- if it isn’t already.

 

                                    “Aliens have devoured his strength”

 

            The prophet Hosea warns, “Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned [half-baked, cooked on one side and not on the other].  ALIENS HAVE DEVOURED HIS STRENGTH, but he does not know it.  Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he does not know it” (Hos.7:8-9).

 

            Gradually, Ephraim and modern Israel is being sucked into the vortex of the Octopus of the New World Order.  Before the majority of the people wake up, it will be a “fait accompli.” 

 

            The people are duped by false religion.  God says, “Because Ephraim has made many altars for sin, they have become for him altars for sinning.  I have written for him

the great things of My law, but they were considered a strange thing” (Hosea 8:11-12).

 

            Because of our sins, and our blindness, we are almost already completely taken over by the forces, overt and covert, of the agents of the New World Order -- believe it or not!  A vast nuclear attack from Europe would be neither necessary nor productive for the forces of the New World Order -- they have no desire to contaminate the land with radioactive nuclear isotopes for the next 24,000 years.  Rather, they intend to plunder and rape the land of all its natural resources, and even inhabit the best of the land for themselves.  Therefore a massive nuclear strike, such as is posited by Gerald Flurry, Ted Armstrong, and Roderick Meredith is neither warranted nor helpful.  Do you think the men behind the New World Order want to make the whole world one vast Chernobyl? 

 

            But as God warns, ALIENS in our very midst are in the process of devouring our true strength, and subverting our military forces, and weakening and destabilizing us, so that we will be food for the fodder of the United Nations/New World Order end-time Mega-World-Empire.

 

            The prophet Ezekiel provides a real insight into affairs in our modern nations of the House of Israel  -- particularly America, Britain, and the English-speaking nations.  We have traveled far down the road of Socialism, and our leaders -- called "princes" in the Scriptures -- have led the people astray. 

 

            Says Almighty God through the prophet:  "There is a CONSPIRACY of  her princes within her  like  a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her.  Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.  Her officials within her are like WOLVES tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.  Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations [interpretations of Scripture and false teachings[.  They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says' -- when the LORD has not spoken.  The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.

 

            "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall [strengthen the country, economically, militarily, spiritually] and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.  So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD" (Ezekiel 22:25-31, NIV). 

 

                                          Corruption in Very High Places

 

            God is disgusted with the national leaders of the United States, Britain, and the modern nations of Israel.  He looks down upon the men running for President in the United States, and doesn't see a good, decent man among them!  For example, consider our former president, William Jefferson Clinton.

 

            In a shocking article in the London Sunday Telegraph, it was charged that Bill Clinton used both marijuana and cocaine routinely while Attorney General and Governor of Arkansas. The writer says the allegations of regular usage of these drugs during his rise to political prominence in Arkansas were made in a series of exclusive interviews, some of the stories describing wild behavior at night clubs and private parties.  A variety of witnesses interviewed by the newspaper claim his drug habit stretched well into his political career, while he was part of the law enforcement machinery that gave stiff sentences to drug felons.  The paper asked, "And if the President once had a major drug habit, when did it end?  1986?  1990?  1994? . . ." (Sunday Telegraph, July 17, 1994).

 

            Mrs. Jane Parks, manager of Vantage Point, an upscale apartment complex in Little Rock, Arkansas, was in a room next to Roger Clinton's room, separated only by a thin wall.  Following the mysterious murder of her husband, Jerry Parks, she decided to speak out about the goings on at the apartment of the then Governor's younger brother.  She could overhear conversations in the next apartment, could clearly distinguish Bill Clinton's voice, as he chatted about the quality of the marijuana he and his brother were smoking.  Governor Clinton, then in his second term of office, was a frequent visitor in the apartment.  She could hear them talking about the cocaine as they passed it back and forth.  When Roger finally moved out, she found drug paraphernalia in the kitchen drawer, and cocaine spilt on the furniture.  It was not uncommon for the brothers to be joined by young women during these trysts, sharing the drugs, who on occasion had sex with both the men.  Other tenants frequently complained to Mrs. Parks about the rowdy behavior in room B107.  Another resident of the apartment complex says, "Bill had his girlfriends in there.  You could hear them through the walls.  Some of them looked like very young girls to me."

 

            Mrs. Parks' husband Jerry was a former police officer and then branch manager of a private security firm in Little Rock.  Fearing difficulties for his wife in her capacity as apartment manager, he conducted his own surveillance of Roger's apartment, writing down names, dates, and detailed accounts of who was coming and going.  He stored the handwritten file in their bedroom dresser.  By a quirk of fate, in 1992 when he had set up his own security firm, he was awarded the security contract for the Clinton-Gore Presidential campaign headquarters in Little Rock.  In early 1993, when he was not paid immediately, he made repeated calls to the White House demanding payment.  The money finally arrived in July.  But just a few days later his secret file was stolen from the dresser in his bedroom in a sophisticated burglary, in which the telephone wires were cut to disable the high-tech alarm system.  The file was the only item stolen. 

 

            Soon after the burglary, Jerry Parks received two phone calls which his wife says left him in a state of paranoia, popping valium, and taking his pistol with him everywhere, even to collect mail at the end of the driveway.  Two months later, he was shot several times at short range at a suburban intersection in Little Rock.  The perpetrators were never caught by the police, and the murder remains unsolved. 

 

            This is only the tip of the iceberg.  Obviously, God Almighty is not pleased with this kind of leadership and conduct on the part of the President of the United States! 

 

                     The "Butcher of Waco" and the Abortion Holocaust

 

            At the present time, pro-life anti-abortionists are the primary target of Bill Clinton's onslaught to attack Christians and traditional-minded people.  When a second abortionist was murdered in Florida, the Administration of Bill Clinton went on a "feeding frenzy" to terminate the "pro life" movement, pushing through draconian new laws against freedom of assembly, denying people the right to even gather and pray in front of abortion clinics.  Janet Reno, who has been dubbed the "Butcher of Waco," because of her ordering the incendiary attack on the Branch Dividian compound which resulted in the deaths of over 80 innocent people, never convicted of any crimes, including children, has suggested that the pro-life movement is one giant conspiracy.  She and the government now equate pro-lifers who kneel and pray before abortion clinics as "terrorists."  Pro-lifers point out that in the battle against abortion, the abortionists are winning.  The body count is 2 abortionists versus 37 million aborted babies.

 

            Writes Don McAlvany of this paradox, "Does something seem wrong here?  The people praying outside are called the 'criminals' and can be jailed, fined, and have their property seized under new racketeering statutes and other laws, while the people doing the killing of babies inside are called the 'honest law abiding citizens' and are protected by federal government Marshals.  Shades of Nazi Germany!   And most Americans can't see anything wrong with that!" (The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, August 1994, p.19).

 

            No wonder God says, "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none."   None of our leaders could stand before God.  They are leading the way into the Satan-inspired New World Order, with greedy and cheerful abandon.

 

                                                        The Octopus

 

            This final composite World Empire is described as the “fourth beast” in Daniel 7.  It is a huge octopus with far-reaching arms and tentacles.  It will devour the whole earth!

 

            Now notice again carefully this “fourth beast” of Daniel.  It will have ten horns (Dan.7:20), and will be “exceedingly dreadful” and exceedingly warlike and destructive (v.19).  It will even persecute and wage war on true Christians, the “saints” (Dan.7:21).  It is the same as the beast of Revelation 13, which also has “ten horns (Rev.13:1).  But now notice carefully:  This beast has the characteristics of the other three beasts of Daniel 7 -- the body of the leopard, the feet and claws of the bear, and the mouth of the lion!  (v.2).  Thus it is evident that this last beast has taken on the characteristics of the other three beasts -- the Bear -- Russia, Lion -- United States and Britain, the Leopard -- Egypt and the Arab states.  Yet this final Beast corresponds to the BLACK horse of Europe -- the “Fourth Beast,” or what Hitler would have called “The FOURTH REICH.”  Somehow, it will absorb and rule over -- at least for a time -- the other three beasts, as they are incorporated into its structure and power! 

 

            Thus this fourth Beast -- the New World Order -- will include by force if necessary the characteristics of the other three beasts of Daniel 7.  It will utilize the powers of the United States, Russia, and Egypt and Arab nations.  What other international body could do this today besides the UNITED NATIONS?   The United States has already brought itself under the rulership of the United Nations insofar as UNESCO and many UN operations are concerned.  The United States presently allows UN troops from Germany, Russia, and many other nations to TRAIN at American military bases, often in conjunction and cooperation with American forces, troops, and performing join maneuvers and interdiction operations, including simulated attacks on civilian cities and “dissenters.”  Although these operations seldom if ever make the evening news, newspapers or television news, various patriotic publications keep an eye on them and report the truth, week by week, keeping the watchful public informed.  The rest, the vast majority, unfortunately, are asleep at the switch, and don’t even realize what is happening!

 

            There can be no doubt that the United States and the ten tribes of Israel, which long ago wandered to the west, and established nations in Western Europe and North America, have become part of a worldwide Babylonish system, and are now in the process of becoming absorbed into a modern world super-state -- which the Bible refers to as “Babylon the Great,” with virtually no resistance!  Although we are “Israel,” we are also part of modern BABYLON THE GREAT! 

 

            Although there could well be vast resistance by patriots and others in the United States, before the final deed in done and accomplished, depending on the strength and fortitude of the growing militia movement across the country, their resistance will be too little and too late, and amount to merely a last ditch attempt and last gasp at freedom, before the final juggernaut of the New World Order and its legions of mercenaries and troops overwhelm the resistance and bring the country into the New World Order of the elite international bankers, politicians, and globalists who think they have the answers for everything that ails this planet. 

 

            Little do most of the American and British leaders who are cooperating in the takeover by the New World Order realize that their own aims and dreams are to be suborned and subverted by treasonous traitors, and that eventually a master politician will seize control of the reins of power.  A master politician, the Antichrst, who is in the service of Satan the devil, will subvert the whole process.  He, as the representative of Satan the devil, plans to rule the world in a tyrannical, brutal global police state one last time, before his own end comes (Rev.12:9-17; 20:1-4).

 

            Who will this leader, who opposes all that is good and decent, be?  Could it be an American?

 

                                                The Coming “Antichrist”

 

            Biblical prophecy compares this end-time ruler and his empire to the Roman Empire of Jesus’ time.  The Roman Empire, was WEST of Judea, and believe it or not was largely ISRAELITE in origin.  The original founders of Rome were refugees from the Israelite city of ancient Troy.  The Etruscan Empire, which dominated part of Italy in ancient times, was actually established by the “lost ten tribes” of Israel.  Many Israelites of the Tribes of Dan, Joseph, and Simeon dwelt in Rome and were powerful rulers.  At the time the Jews themselves comprised 10 percent of the population of the Empire. 

 

            Although the Roman Empire had much Israelite influence in it, nevertheless it was characterized as a “Beast,” and some of its more notorious leaders were anti-types of the end-time “Beast” or “Antichrist.”  Such infamous emperors as Nero, Caligula, were undoubtedly “antichrists” of their own time and epoch.

 

            Is the United States, today, PART OF MODERN ROME?  The merchantile capital of the world, today, is New York City -- a veritable “Babylon” by anyone’s standards.  The city of London, also, is a merchantile and banking “Babylon” -- the world’s banking headquarters of the earth.  Evens the queen of England must receive permission to enter the “city of London” from the lord mayor. 

 

            Many of us, in the past, have thought that the United States -- since it is Ephraim, the dominant tribe of Israel -- must be conquered in a great military campaign, in order for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.  But we have overlooked a more distressing and more likely possibility -- that we have already been conquered stealthily from within during the past fifty years since World War II in a gradual process of subtle changes on top of changes.

 

            Since the United States the world’s greatest “Superpower,” today, what would be more logical than for Satan the devil to take it over from within, and use it as a key stone and component of his own end-time “Babylon the Great”? 

 

            Says one journalist and commentator of Bill Clinton:

                       

                                He is president of the new world order.  In that order America is impoverished,

                                as Clinton converts the wealth of the productive members of society to the

                                non-productive. . . .

 

                                Clinton is no fool.  He knows his dollar policy will not help the U.S.  But it will

                                hasten his dream of a ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT, that he and his friends

                                control.  By facing constant market strife and uncertainty, the world in time will

                                accept a ONE-WORLD CURRENCY.  Sounds far-fetched?  Well, consider that

                                it’s getting closer to reality in Europe by the day” (The Wall Street Underground,

                                p.12).

 

            Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?  William Clinton is clearly a strong contender in the rush to create a New World Order.  As former President of the strongest military power on earth, Clinton made all the right moves to emasculate American sovereignty, to weaken her independent military, and to make her part of the New World Order.

 

                                                The Spell of Blindness

 

            Britain also is rushing headlong to join the New World Order. 

 

            In The Daily Telegraph, Niall Ferguson (Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Jesus College, Oxford), wrote:

 

                        “The point about the EC’s federal structure is not that it gives Britain

                                international influence, but that it negates Britain’s international influ-

                                ence.  This has been apparent in the case of the wars in former Yugoslavia.

                                The common foreign policy which emerged in response to Serbian and

                                later Croatian attempts to partition Bosnia has been a wretched advertise-

                                ment for the EC.

 

                                “Some warn we could become a third-rank power on the periphery of

                                Europe.  The best reply to that is:  good, let us take the risk, but let us

                                at least determine our own destiny.  Once, four centuries ago, we were

                                a third-rank power on the periphery of Europe.  We had the option of

                                being absorbed into the European Union of the Habsburgs.  We rejected

                                that option and went on, over the next 300 years, to rule the most exten-

                                sive Empire the world has ever seen” (April 9, 1994).

 

                Although the push for Britain to join the European Community is very strong, another voice raised in protest is that of Christopher Booker in The Sunday Telegraph (May 1, 1994).  Booker writes:

 

                        Britain today is like a kingdom in an old fairy tale that has been placed

                                under a terrible spell.  At an Institute of Directors’ conference on Tuesday

                                I saw thousands of businessmen who were stumbling around in a fog, semi-

                                paralysed because they know this thing that has them in its thrall is insane,

                                but unable to imagine that there could be any way out . . . It is the same

                                spell that has reduced all our politicians to gibbering impotence, and that

                                has alienated the Government from millions of its formerly loyal supporters. . .

 

                                “. . . there is only one way out of this claustrophobic nightmare and that is

                                simply to escape from it altogether. . . .

 

                                “When we have done so we shall look back and see just what a sham of

                                painted cardboard this monster was.  Suddenly we British see the chance to

                                be ourselves again, living freely once more in the fresh air of a real world.

                                It will be one of the greatest instruments of liberation our country has known.”

 

            But the forces propelling America and Britain into the structure and form of the New World Order are strong, powerful, wealthy, and have been working at their plot for decades.  They now sense that the fruition of their aims is near.  The year 2000 could very well see the complete immersion of the Western World into the new “Roman Empire.” 

 

            What does this mean for America, Britain, and the nations of modern Israel?

             

                                                Does Civil War Lie Ahead?

 

            Will the attempt to merge our nations into a New World Government be met with “Civil War”?  Will American patriots fight against this powerful statist movement? 

 

            The prophet Zechariah tells us:  “Open your doors, O Lebanon, that fire may devour your cedars.  Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, because the mighty trees are ruined.  Wail, O oaks of Bashan, for the thick forest has come down.  There is the sound of wailing shepherds!  For their glory is in ruins.  There is the sound of roaring lions [Americans, British, and Jewish people -- and all modern Israel!]!  For the pride of Jordan is in ruins.

 

            “Thus says the LORD my God.  ‘Feed the flock for slaughter, whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt; those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD I am rich’; and their [own] shepherds do not pity them.  For I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land,’ says the LORD.  ‘But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor’s hand and into the hand of his king.  They shall attack the land [Civil War!], and I will not deliver them from their hand” (Zech.11:1-6).

 

            Does this describe the movement toward martial law and a police state within the United States and modern Israel during these last days?   Does this describe the treacherous sell-out and betrayal of American and British sovereignty by the rich and powerful, politicians and potentates, presidents and prime ministers?  Could terrorism be the excuse for instituting martial law, and draconian legislation, turning Americans into virtual “slaves” in the New World Order?

 

                            What Should We Do in These Perilous Times?

                       

            As for our people and our nations, God thunders to us individually and nationally, to COME OUT of this wicked, evilish, diabolical Babylonish world-mega-state system and to be no part of it!  God declares, “COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, LEST YOU SHARE IN HER SINS, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Rev.18:4-5).

 

            The apostle Paul declares:  “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial?  Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For you are the temple of the living God.  As God has said:  ‘I will dwell in them, And walk among them, I will be their God. And they shall be My people.’ ‘COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.’ ‘I will be a Father to you. And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty’” (II Cor.6:14-18).

 

            God says:  “Flee from Babylon!  Run for your lives!  Do not be destroyed because of her sins.  It is time for the LORD’s vengeance; he will pay her what she deserves.  Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk.  The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.

 

            Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.  Wail over her!  Get balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed.  We would have healed Babylon, but she cannot be healed; let us leave her and each go to his own land, for her judgment reaches to the skies, it rises as high as the clouds” (Jeremiah 50:6-9, NIV).

 

            Sooner or later, our people must wake up, and repent, and come out of this Babylonish mess, or else suffer the wrath of Almighty God, when He punishes the system with His divine plagues and furious strokes.  The sooner we come to our senses, and repent, the less severe our ultimate punishment will be!

 

            The New World Order is fast approaching.  As Christians, we cannot stop it, we cannot stop the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.  Rather, we should realize that this is God’s Judgment upon our nations, and wayward, sinning, stubborn and disobedient peoples, and that it must come to pass. We must stand aside from armed conflict, and pray more earnestly, that God’s Kingdom -- His TRUE Kingdom -- will come, and come quickly, and that we may be accounted worthy ourselves to ESCAPE the hellishness that Satan is planning to wreak upon planet earth, before his time is up!  (Luke 21:34-36).

 

            The New World Order is rapidly developing all around us, sending out shoots, and strong ensnaring vines.  We must be doubly careful and vigilant.  Many are already asleep.   What about you?  Do you see what is happening, right before our very eyes?  Or are you duped by some false prophetic scenario? 

 

            May God help us all to WAKE UP!