Chapter 14—Thresh & Consecrate, Ye Daughters of Zion! Part 2
Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom, part 43— An unknown but major Bible theme.
Welcome back, picking up where we left off, we are marching through the various proofs that one of the reasons Jesus came was to bring national salvation to Israel.
At this point then, we can link back to what I mentioned in the last blog, namely, that I would not provide any further examples of Israel in bondage and then experiencing a national salvation, except one.
That one further example, as regular readers will have guessed, is that major theme of both the Bible and of history, a theme about which the church has taught so little because it knows so little, the theme of Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom.
I describe it as a major theme for many reasons, but certainly one reason is that it is so pervasive. It is a captivity, actually, a series of captivities, under which the people of Israel have labored for over two millennia.
And thus, we are now well along in our study of the prophecies in the book of Daniel, combined with prophecies in the book of Revelation and elsewhere, which bear directly upon the captivity to Mystery Babylon.
Friends, think about this: Does the Bible say that the Libyans would be in captivity to Mystery Babylon? Or does the Bible say that the Egyptians would be captive to Mystery Babylon? How about the Syrians? How about the Chinese? The Russians? The Turks? The Peruvians? The Mexicans? The Cubans?
Well, believe it or not, it does! And they are! They are all today under the power of this end-time world-ruling empire which the Bible calls Mystery Babylon. If you are an observer of current events and world affairs, you may have heard it referred to by numerous other appellations such as the New World Order—which is itself a big lie, since it is as old as ancient Babylon itself.
Or others have called it, or portions of it, by such terms as The Illuminati, or The Grand Conspiracy, or the Committee of 300, the Bilderbergers, the cabal, etc. But since God wrote the Script, the Scriptures well in advance, we will usually refer to it as Mystery Babylon. And who is brought under its control? Through the apostle John, God says this in ...
Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Let us see, would that include the Libyans, the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Yemenis? I think it would! In my view, all the chaos and upheaval of nations and governments all over the Middle East, which has been going on for decades, is not by accident. Nor is it a spontaneous eruption of the pent-up grievances of downtrodden peoples.
Oh, there is no question that those peoples are downtrodden, but there are always the powers that be (i.e., the agents of Mystery Babylon) who are diligently at work, organizing the demonstrations and creating the chaos in the streets, while other agents are behind the scenes at the top (or what most people perceive as the top in a given nation) pulling the strings of the Qaddafi’s of the world.
In fact, Fidel Castro seems to have realized the reality of some secret cabal above him that merely used him for their purposes. Listen to this news article:
“Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club”
(Notice use of the word “club,” as though it were just some social club like the Elks Club).
“HAVANA – Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.
“The 84-year-old former Cuban president published an article Wednesday that used three of the only eight pages in the Communist Party newspaper Granma to quote — largely verbatim — from a 2006 book by Lithuanian-born writer Daniel Estulin.”
That book is called The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, and we stocked it for several years. It can still be easily found with an online search.
Revelation 18, verse 3 confirms what we read earlier in Revelation 14.
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And so while we have made the point that all nations become subject to Mystery Babylon, we nonetheless emphasize the fact that the entire scope of Daniel’s vision has as its primary concern, and deals above all, with the Israel people of the Bible.
And if you, like 99.99 percent of Christians in America, believe that the Israeli state and the Jewish people around the globe constitute the Israel people of the Bible, then that will have to be among the first set of blinders that will have to come off your spiritual eyes before you can see the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom....
You see, God foretold that they would lose their identity until the time arrived for their blinders to come off. We will not detour here to elaborate on the identity of the Israel people in the world today. We have done several lectures on that (See CD nos. 321 & 322 here.) and we will be creating a new, more detailed version as time permits.
Stone Kingdom Ministries stocks the best books I have found dealing with the evidence, both biblical and historical, that the Anglo-Saxon, Keltic, Scandinavian, Germanic, and the many related peoples of Europe are those Israel people. We believe that North America is the final gathering place of all the tribes of Israel. We are the end-time Zion nation spoken of in prophecy.
In this condensed version of 13 prior lectures, we do not have time to read all the passages from Daniel, Revelation and elsewhere, but allow me to refer to one of the passages we discussed in one of the early lectures in this series.
This prophetic passage is addressed to Zion, which in Bible prophecy refers to Israelites in the latter-days. The latter days, in general, means the years A.D., although it can refer to a shorter, more specific time frame, such as the era in which we live.
So, the terms “Zion” and “the daughter of Zion” refer to God’s Israel people in the latter days who have become believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. That does not mean they are perfectly righteous individuals. But they are believers, not deniers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
This is speaking spiritually. Jerusalem is not the literal city over there in the Israeli state, but this is the New Jerusalem that John saw in a vision and wrote down in the book of Revelation. And I think it was so clever of your Father to put the letters USA right in the middle of the name, Jerusalem.
And I may be going out on a limb here (wink, wink) because I myself believe that our Father knew and even planned that His Israel people would primarily be speaking English in the latter days when this verse is about to come to fulfillment.
The beautiful garments are the garments of salvation. And as all Christians—even babes in Christ know—salvation is through no other means than through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Which makes sense with the rest of the verse then, because it is not speaking of physical circumcision and uncleanness but of the circumcision of the heart which is a spiritual work as one progresses along the path to complete salvation of spirit, soul and body.
This verse refers to the dawning of the new age known in the Bible as the Millennial Kingdom— not heaven, but the kingdom of heaven upon the earth; that is, the New Jerusalem. But notice as we go on in verse two, that latter day Christianized Israel is in trouble. She is in captivity once again, and we know from other Scriptures that she is in bondage to whom?... Mystery Babylon.
Isaiah 52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
So not only does this verse show that end-time Israel will be in captivity, verse 1 indicates that Israel has been asleep, and therefore unaware of two things: Number one: that she is Israel, and number two: that she even is in captivity. For the past century, most of our people in America have been totally oblivious to the fact that we have been enslaved.
We must marvel because what kind of enemy could be so clever, that they could enslave a people and the slaves don’t even know they have been enslaved? I will tell you what kind of enemy: one that our Father designed perfectly for the purpose of doing this work.
They themselves think they are doing it all by their own innate intelligence and cunning, but God has a surprise for them, coming soon. It says in Obadiah that, among other things, He will destroy their wisdom.
But to return to this question of how a people could not even know that they are in bondage, perhaps one reason is because it is what the Bible calls the “wooden yoke,” as opposed to the “iron yoke” that the peoples of communist eastern Europe and other communist countries have undergone.
It is easy to recognize you are in slavery and bondage when jack-booted thugs and government agents are watching every move of every citizen. But under the wooden yoke we have been experiencing here in America for over a century, we can perhaps understand how most Americans have not recognized our captivity.
Because supposing that it was God’s Plan that even while we were in captivity, that God blessed us with the highest standard of living the world has ever known.
Where even many in the lower classes have automobiles and homes with air conditioning. Where there are a multitude of modern electrical machines and electronic marvels that make our lives so much easier physically, which creates more leisure time.
Where we have a vast array of entertainment choices available 24/7 by pressing the buttons on our remote-control devices or clicking icons on our computer screens, or mobile phones. The kings and queens of the ancient times could not have dreamed of such a standard of living!
Our relatives may live across the country—3,000 miles away—but we can see and talk to them almost instantaneously, or we could simply board a jet and be with them in less than a day’s journey. What a country! Why America? Why are we so blessed?
Because of God’s covenants with our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Because we are Joseph’s land, and at the same time, the land of all 12 tribes or 13 tribes regathered, depending on how you count them.
Most of us were taught in grade school that America was named for an Italian mapmaker named Amerigo Vespucci. That is the myth. The truth is that the name America derives from the ancient German and Gothic words which means “kingdom of heaven.” We will give more details on that in a later lecture in this series.
Even in our captivity, God has so greatly blessed this nation because He promised it through the deathbed prophecies of Jacob-Israel over his favorite son, Joseph. Jesus is the king. Joseph signifies the kingdom. Much more on that in later lectures in this series also.
So, do you see how a people could be so coddled with material things, and so distracted by video games, the internet, and 150 or 500 channels of television to distract them? Yes, we can see how a people like that might not be aware they are in bondage.
But at some point, reality begins to break through. And that time is now upon us. I will not recite the recent “earthquakes” in the financial world (I initially wrote this in 2011, and it still holds true). We have all learned now by unhappy experiences how what happens on Wall Street affects Main Street and our street; how it affects our home values, what we pay for food in the supermarket (and it is going nowhere but up), and how it affects what we pay for gasoline.
I related in lectures one and two of this series some of my own experiences in trying to get others to wake up. But that was a long time ago now. Father chose me (one of the weak and foolish, a bona fide nobody, to be sure). He chose to make me aware of this bondage when I was in my twenties back in the 1970s.
After I was awakened to who I was (a descendant of Jacob-Israel)—and what was going on in terms of our bondage to the Insiders of the New World Order, as I called them in those days, I spent much time and effort trying to get Israel to wake up.
But you know what I discovered. The overwhelming majority of my people were not going to wake up until it was Father’s appointed time for them to do so. More on what we can do in the next one…