Chapter 22—The Occupy Wall Street movement, now reappearing in 2020
Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom, part 25—Conspiracies in Ezekiel
We have just finished my report on our spiritual work at the Federal Reserve bank in Atlanta that we performed exactly ten years ago, which is now coming to fruition precisely on God’s timetable when factoring in “Hezekiah Savings Time.”
The impending demise of the Fed is a major sign of the now-in-process fall of Mystery Babylon the Great! As this beast system falls, those who control it and have ruled the earth are panicking.
Consequently, they are using all their weapons (impeachment, the Coronavirus, the George Floyd “incident” and the subsequent violence in the streets of many cities, now the phony “resurgence” of the CV, and whatever comes next—all with the utter collusion of their puppets controlling the Lying Legacy Media) to forestall the fall. But these shall fail, for “it is written…”
In this blog series we are going to be coming right up to the present day (July, 2020). Due to the fast-paced moving of current events, it is appropriate that I skip over everything from Chapter 9 on up to Chapter 22 / Lecture #22 in this series called Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom.
We shall return to pick up with Chapter 10 after this interlude. What we are witnessing happening on the streets of many American cities during this hot spring and hotter summer—the protests and demonstrations of the Leftists which sometimes turn violent—is wholly connected with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS).
Remember that? The OWS movement began in 2011 and remained active in various cities for a number of months. Some of the present anarchists have admitted that some of their participants and tactics stem from their use in the OWS movement. I had an inside peek at the OWS movement back in 2011 and incorporated it as part of my series on Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom.
We shall return to pick up with Chapter 10 after this interlude. Meanwhile, as we proceed today, there will be those who might wonder, where did Dr. Bruggeman cover that?
So I shall begin with a very brief summary of that which we are skipping over in order to present the timely information regarding OWS and how it relates to the present “summer of love.” That idiotic moniker was spoken by the radical Left Mayor of Seattle describing her reason for allowing the radical Leftists and anarchist “demonstrators” to occupy and set up a new “nation” in downtown Seattle.
Of course, that lasted only a couple weeks until murders in the CHOP area caused her to finally call for the police to shut down the anarchists’ little pretend nation.
By Lecture #22, we had come a long way in world history in the course of this series because we examined in some considerable detail how the prophecies found in the book of Daniel have been fulfilled all down through the centuries.
And those fulfillments are not completed yet—even in our era—but we are, in fact, living in the time of the culmination of those great prophecies.
From about 600 B.C. with Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian Empire, through the empires of Medo-Persia, Greece and pagan Rome, and then through the centuries of the papal Roman empire, we finally arrived at the time that the Stone Kingdom began to arise. It began to arise almost imperceptibly—and over the course of a couple of centuries.
But it was not alone. There was another empire—entirely evil and opposite to the Stone Kingdom—which was arising nearly simultaneously, speaking on a broad scale.
Religious Babylon—aka papal Rome—was declining in power and influence, but power abhors a vacuum and thus in the late 1700s, almost simultaneously with the founding of the United States, this new evil empire began to work its insidious and hidden control over the nations of the earth.
That control was and is exerted through the power of controlling money. Hence, there are two lectures dealing with The Rise of Financial Babylon. The second of the two is Lecture #21, which is called Conspiracies throughout History.
I will tell you at the outset that there is going to be very little of actual Scripture quotations in this and the next lecture. And that is because there are certain deeper aspects of Bible prophecy that cannot be understood without a correct understanding of history.
And because our people have essentially had much of our true history hidden from us, it falls to me to lay out that history, and then when we come back to the Scriptures themselves, we will be able to clearly comprehend how powerful and magnificent our Father and God is to have fashioned such a global history.
I had thought I would get into this topic of the so-called Occupy Movement in the previous lecture, but as I got into it, I realized that so many people have a problem with seeing that conspiracies in world affairs do exist—and in fact, are common—that I decided to devote nearly that whole lecture to proving that point.
I could have extended the proofs for many more hours and quoted many more famous persons who have made frank admissions of political conspiracies. Perhaps we will quote a few more before this series is done.
But let me begin today by looking at one more mention of conspiracy in the Bible. There is a prophecy in the book of Ezekiel, chapter 22, which appears to me to be just as applicable to America today, the yet-to-be-perfected new JerUSAlem, as it was when Ezekiel spoke these words in reference to old Jerusalem.
I will not take time to expound on it verse by verse or I would spend an hour on it. We are going to begin in verse 23. But before I start reading, I want you to notice in verse 24, that this is about a conspiracy of her prophets; verse 26, her priests; verse 27, her princes; verse 28, the prophets again, and verse 29, the people. Quite an alliteration in the English language, isn’t it? Prophets, priests, princes, and people.
(That word princes should be understood today as referring to civil rulers of all sorts; from mayors and county commissioners all the way up to Congressmen, Senators, judges at all levels, and certainly, the President and bureaucrats in any given administration.)
This is a very sad passage. It was given at a time when Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon had already partially conquered the kingdom of Judah. It had begun about 604 B.C. The young Daniel and his friends had been taken away to Babylon at about that time.
But then there was an 18-year period of time when King Zedekiah and most of the people were still remaining in the land, mostly dwelling in old Jerusalem itself. Then in 586 B.C., in a third and final invasion, King Nebuchadnezzar’s armies finally destroyed old Jerusalem and took most of the people and King Zedekiah himself into captivity in Babylon.
During that 18-year period the land of the Judah kingdom had become like Sodom and Gomorrah at the time of Abram. Remember how the Lord, or the angel of the Lord, ultimately destroyed those cities because they could not find even ten righteous men?
Likewise, at the time of this passage in Ezekiel, the Yahweh-God could not find even one man to stand in the gap which would have prevented the Him from executing His wrath. No, no one was righteous; not even one!
This passage is a litany where everyone—every class is included in the condemnation: the prophets, the priests, the princes and the people—all alike are corrupted and deserving of judgment.
Ezekiel 22: 23 And the word of the LORD [Yahweh] came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
Let’s translate this to the year 2011. The land is America; more specifically, Washington, D.C., as the capital, the symbolic head of the land, the microcosm of our country. In our day, D.C. has come to stand for District of Corruption.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
There was an example of this very thing—rulers getting dishonest gain—which has just come to light in the past few weeks. I think it originated with a brand-new book called Throw Them All Out by a scholar, a fellow with the Hoover Institute, by the name of Peter Schweizer. We do not stock this book, but you can buy it here.
Schweizer detailed numerous examples of how the political and financial system is utterly corrupt. Then 60 Minutes took some of Schweizer’s examples (which were about 5-1, Democrats to Republicans), and CBS thereby exposed Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican John Boehner as being among those who have taken advantage of a fact that is little-known among the populace.
Did you know that insider trading is not illegal for members of the House and Senate? In other words, let’s say that you and I received inside information that the stock of Microsoft was likely to double in value in the next two weeks and we went and bought a pile of shares of Microsoft stock, and that we did, in fact, double our money.
But that is insider trading and it is illegal—as it ought to be—and we would go to jail for it. Just ask Martha Stewart how that works; that is what happened to her.
But the cute little trick is that Congress exempted themselves from such prohibitions. Insider trading is not illegal for members of Congress! Hence, both Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner allegedly profited handsomely from doing such insider trading—although Boehner claims that all his holdings have been and are in a blind trust.
Have you not often wondered how a person with very little financial net worth can get elected to Congress and in not too many years they are among the millionaires’ club? Now we know at least one way how that happens. ... Her princes ... are like wolves destroying souls, to get dishonest gain. Oh, but that’s not all—listen further...
28 And her prophets have daubed them [Who is “them?” It is the princes, the government officials.] Her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
You see, what we have here is a symbiotic relationship among the politicians, the televangelists and the clergy, and the financiers, the Wall Street gang, if you will. They praise each other and scratch each other’s back.
Or to put it in biblical language from the book of Revelation—they are all in bed with each other, in bed with a system. They have become one with a great whore called Mystery, Babylon the Great.
Now consider this: One of the themes of the Occupy Wall Street movement is that the 1% are the greedy Wall Street bankers who are oppressing the people. And the people being oppressed are the 99%. But is that what happened in old Jerusalem? No...it was not.
Is that what is happening today in the new Jerusalem, the imperfect Stone Kingdom in America? No ...or at least, that is not the whole story. The 99%, the people, are indeed victims of the greedy bankers, but are the people innocent? They were not innocent in Ezekiel’s time and it is quite clear that the same is essentially true today. Ezekiel said of them:
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD
Some people, including some Christians, misunderstand the nature of our Father-God. From verse 31 they see a vengeful and mean ogre of a god who has lost his temper and who is now going to smack the kids around a bit just so he can feel better—that is a pathetic picture of God and entirely untrue.
What is happening in verse 31 is the natural out-working of God’s law. Our country is circling the drain right now. When a nation has spiraled down in sin, God’s law automatically brings the curses of the law upon a sinning nation. That is what is happening! It is all there in Leviticus and Deuteronomy if the lying priests and false prophets would ever care to examine it.
Furthermore, and equally important, this idea of the greedy bankers preying upon “the people,” the innocent 99% is one of the false premises of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stay tuned and we shall explicate that as we continue next time.