Chapter 2: We’re in Trouble, Part 1
But we have a great and real hope
We’re in trouble! Our currency is losing value at an alarming rate. Our freedoms are disappearing at an equally alarming rate. Our educational system, however, is working superbly—if the goal is to produce willingly obedient slaves for the globalists’ New World Order. Other than that, the public education system in America is a decades-long disaster. And I can assure you, it was planned that way.
We’re in trouble! Our Congress is the best that money can buy. Looking at our legal system on the national level, it has become more obvious that there is a two-tiered system of justice. One for the rich and powerful; the other for the rest of us. For ordinary folks, it is an intimidating and costly experience just to deal with a traffic ticket or small claims court.
An acquaintance of mine had some home repairs done and he got totally “shafted” by the contractor. Having been a general contractor, I can see both sides, and I have to tell you, my acquaintance got a very raw deal. The contractor simply did not do the job in a workmanlike manner—the problems were not corrected, and he refused to finish the job. So that is what small claims court is for, right?
Well, I was stunned as I found out that when the two of them faced each other before the judge, that the judge simply dismissed the case without even so much as looking at the documentation and allowing the plaintiff, my acquaintance, from presenting his case. But doesn’t that seem to be about par for any dealings with the legal system, the justice system today?
We’re in trouble! No matter what institution of our society we look at, we are in trouble. Need I mention our churches? No, don’t get me started on that. I think we can forego that discussion for now, as I am making the point that we are in d-e-e-e-p trouble as a people and as a nation.
But it does remind me of an old joke. It’s so old that many people younger than 45 will probably not get it unless they have seen reruns of one of the old 1950s and 60s TV programs. I am referring to that old Western called “The Lone Ranger.” For the sake of younger readers, let me briefly inform you of the theme of the program.
It was set in Texas because there had been a group of lawmen called the Texas Rangers, and as best I recall the story, somehow they had all been killed off, except one, and thus he donned a mask as he went about meting out justice on his own and thus he was known as “the lone ranger.” Except, he wasn’t quite on his own. In the series, he had an Indian guide named Tonto. And Tonto spoke in broken English and he had his own name for the Lone Ranger—Tonto called him Kemo Sabee.
Anyhow, the joke tells the story of how the Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding way out into the wilds looking for some bad guys, and somehow they got into a valley and suddenly the Lone Ranger looks up on the hills around him and he sees hundreds of hostile-looking Indians surrounding them. And so he says: “Tonto, we’re in trouble.”
But Tonto just looks at him and says, “What you mean ‘we,’ white man?”
Well, today, if the Lone Ranger and Tonto were looking around and saw themselves surrounded by an ever-increasingly growing and menacing government, I don’t think Tonto would feel safe either, do you?
Think about it. Do you really think that the globalists who comprise the ruling elite really have any true concern whatsoever for the American Indians? Or the Hispanics? Or the Orientals? Or the black people? Or whoever? Of course not!
To the ruling elites, the various people groups are merely tools to use, to set one against another, in order to bring about problems which they then propose to solve by?… The answer is always the same: ever more government programs and regulation of the lives of all people, no matter who they are.
This is the second blog series (or chapter) in a new series which I am calling Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom. I promised you that this series would not be boring because we are going to review in a biblical context a wide range of topics and all of them are about things which are near and dear to all of us: our families, our money, our jobs and careers, and our way of life—remembering that Christianity is a way of life, is it not?
I made the statement that God has a Plan…and God has a plan to reveal His Plan. I believe that we are now in the time that the Plan is being revealed. I certainly do not claim to know or understand all of the Plan. Our heavenly Father and the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, work through an organism called the body of Christ, and we, as believers, are all part of that mystical body.
We each have our roles to play. If I am but one cell in the toenail of the body of Christ, I have my part to play. I am but one out of many individuals in our nation today who are revealing the Father’s Plan for our era—to the extent that He gives each of us our parts of the Plan to share.
I began by stating what is now becoming obvious to many, and that is that we as a nation are in trouble. Most of us do not enjoy hearing bad news, and so before we delve too deeply into the means, the methods and the machinations of Mystery Babylon and how the Stone Kingdom will supersede it, let me give you reasons for solid hope here at the outset of this series. Not the emotional, feel-good hope that our previous “hope and change” president offered in his election campaign, but the type of hope found in the Word of God.
There are two very different types of hope. Most Americans today understand hope in the sense of some vague desire, a hope that is not very reassuring. The “oh, wouldn’t it be nice if…” type of hope. That kind of hope is usually found to be without substance, and just as often, it turns to despair. It’s just an emotional desire for good things to happen.
The hope which the Scriptures speak of, on the other hand, is the expression of a certainty. It is a certainty because of the One who made the promises, the great Covenant Initiator, our Father, Yahweh El Elyon, and that great Confirmer of the Covenants, Jesus Christ.
Because they are One and they are Deity, (see my series on The Divinity of Christ) our God is absolutely trustworthy to fulfill all the covenant promises. And these covenant promises were made to our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-Israel, so that we, as His true Israel people today, will be delivered from our bondage to Mystery Babylon and receive the blessings of living in His Stone Kingdom.
That Stone Kingdom will manifest first here in the United States and Canada, latter-day Zion. This North American continent is the re-gathering place of all the tribes of Israel. Centuries ago, the British Isles served as the initial re-gathering place.
But it was foreordained that the greater fulfillment of the re-gathering would be in North America. Vast numbers of all 12 tribes have migrated into the U.S. and Canada over the past couple of centuries, but we now find ourselves in captivity.
The Stone Kingdom begins here, and I expect it will simultaneously occur in our brother nation of Great Britain. But ultimately, the Stone Kingdom will overspread the entire globe.
Praise the Lord for globalism! Can you say “amen” to that? First, we see the counterfeit globalism, then comes the true and righteous global government under the headship of Jesus Christ, or Yahshua ha Mashiach, if you prefer the Hebrew tongue. Notice this:
1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Brothers and sisters, think about this: The very situation which looks so very negative, so very fearsome—namely, the fact that we see global government being built by antichrists, that also is a very positive sign which should give us hope and assurance because God’s Plan calls for satan to make his attempt first at global government before the spiritually-based government of the Stone Kingdom comes forth.
Let me give you some pertinent Scriptures on this type of hope. It is not emotion-based hope, but fact-based hope. Based on the facts that God made covenant promises with our ancestors. God sent His Son to confirm those promises.
God has not broken even one of the promises He made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, and all our forefathers for all these millennia. Given that, do you really think He is lying when He promises deliverance for His people in the fast-approaching climax of this age? Do you think He is going to renege on that promise now? He himself tells us in His word:
Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.
Put that verse together with…
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation (or at the revealing) of Jesus Christ.
Okay, in the context of this passage, the end being spoken of is not the end of history, nor the end of the world, but the end of one age and the beginning of the new age, at which time Jesus Christ will be revealed. Are we not in that era when all signs are pointing to the soon revealing of Jesus Christ? Indeed, we are!
This hope spoken of by Peter—though not the same Greek word—is the same concept that the apostle Paul used in Romans 8 when he spoke of “the earnest expectation.” It is an expectation, not some pipe dream, or wishy-washy, feel-good fantasy type of hope. This is hope based on fact and reason. And by the way, in that verse in Romans 8, do you remember the rest of it? What was Paul referring to? Let’s read it.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature [creation] waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
I believe the sons of God here are the overcomers of all ages who will be manifested in glorious immortal bodies in the first resurrection, which is now nigh upon us. The first resurrection is that event which the fundamental and evangelical churches mistakenly call the rapture of all believers.
It is not for all believers, but only for those of the overcomer company who will first attain to immortality. And for what purpose? For the purpose of ruling and reigning with Christ in the millennial Stone Kingdom: global government! Go back to Romans 5 and we will find another passage referencing the same idea.
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
The glory of God can manifest as many things: the shekinah glory, for example; or the burning bush, but the glory of God will also manifest in you at your resurrection, or at the revelation of Jesus Christ with the overcomers when they first are awarded glorious and incorruptible bodies.
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the good news, isn’t it? But all of His first work, circa 33 A.D., was to make it possible for us to work under Him in the second work of Christ, which work is to administer His righteous rule over all the earth in the Stone Kingdom.
Alright, I have been speaking in somewhat general terms up to this point concerning the glorious Stone Kingdom. So here, virtually at the outset of our studies of Mystery Babylon, I want to give you more than just the vague and general assurance that we are going to be delivered. I want to tell you about some of the details of how we are going to be delivered from this Babylonian captivity.
Join us in the next blog…