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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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On Christmas Day, I received a phone call from one of our regular listeners, and one of our May seminar participants. He started the conversation with the statement that, while he enjoyed our material very much, there were occasions when he thought we were too radical, too far out. However, in the last five or six months, he had been doing exactly what we have challenged our listeners to do: he had been looking in the current news for those "time indicator" trends which foretell how close this world is to going into the New World Order. This listener concluded that we were far more right than wrong in our assessment of the drive for the New World Order. We urge all of you to do what this listener did: avidly read your news, looking for these many trends which must conclude before this world can officially enter into the New World Order.
On many occasions throughout 1992, we stated that the progress toward the final New World Order seemed to be moving more rapidly than we had anticipated. Indeed, this pace seemed to be building to the climax of any good novel. The Number One question asked by our listeners and seminar participants is, "When will the New World Order finally come into reality?" The Biblical answer is that no one will know the day or the hour, not even Jesus Himself; as Jesus said, "of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only" (Matthew 24:36). However, Jesus stated in the previous verses that, when we see the many signs which He had just enunciated, coming to pass all together, we would know that the End of the Age is so close that it can be thought of as being at the doors (24:32-33).
We believe the world is at this point now, and we have consistently given our reasons why we believe this is true. At this point, we need to reiterate that the plans and goals of the New World Order, once they are fully implemented, fulfill Biblical prophecies of both Old and New Testaments to a startling degree. This fulfillment is the major reason why we believe God's Plan for the End of the Age is finally coming to fruition. As we have prepared our material for both the seminar and this radio program, we have carefully and consistently matched their plans to Biblical prophecy, and have reported only those which do match prophecy.
Today, we shall focus upon three major parts of the Plan for the New World Order. These three parts seem to be coming to their climax at the same time, serving as a barometer as to the timing of the end of the Plan. Further, they match Biblical Prophecy. By watching the progress of these three parts, you can fairly accurately determine how close this world is to actually going into the New World Order.
These three parts are:
Before we discuss these three parts of the New World Order Plan in detail, we want to emphasize again that these three parts are interrelated; they are becoming reality at the same time, and they can be viewed as being a reliable barometer as to how close we are to the appearance of Anti-Christ.
Now let us examine each of these three parts individually.
1. The strengthening of the United Nations to the point where it could begin functioning as a global government. The Bible clearly indicates that Anti-Christ will be a dictator of a global government. In Revelation 13:16-18, we see the False Religious Prophet and the Anti-Christ forcing everyone on earth to take a mark in their foreheads or on their right hands, without which they cannot buy or sell anything. Obviously, only a dictator who is the head of a global government could accomplish such a feat. In Daniel 7:23, God declares that the Fourth Kingdom shall control the "whole earth", clearly indicating that this government will be global. Verse 24 then clearly states that this End Time portion of the Fourth Kingdom will be comprised of 10 Kings, but this point will be addressed in the next segment. Suffice it to say that Biblical prophecy is very clear in predicting that the End Time Government of the Anti-Christ will be global.
However, prophecy is also very clear that this global government will be very powerful. This power is demonstrated by the prophecy in Revelation 13:16-18, quoted above, where all men, both influential and ordinary, rich and poor, will be forced to take this mark if they want to continue to participate in the economy. This demand will require great power and must, of necessity be the type of power which can only be wielded if the people fear for their lives should they not comply. Indeed, this is the case. This passage in Revelation 13 ties this economic mark into the worship of the image of Anti-Christ. Any person who refuses this worship will be killed. This threat is also foretold in Daniel 7:21 and 25, where God reveals that He will allow the Anti-Christ to make war against the saints and win.
Make no mistake about the power which this End Time Global Government will exercise over the people all over the world. But, what gives any government control over its people, so that they will obey its laws? The answer is the military or paramilitary forces which each government possesses. The armed forces, plus the paramilitary police forces, enforce the laws and decrees of any government, forcing citizens to obey, even if such obedience is against their will. Therefore, if the United Nations is to be this End Time Government, it definitely must possess a permanent military.
And the year, 1992, was the year in which the transition toward a permanent military began its final drive. This transition began in public earnest on January 31, 1992, when the Security Council of the United Nations met in a very unique meeting to discuss establishing a permanent military. What made this meeting unique was that the nations involved were not represented by their appointed United Nations representatives; rather, for the first time, the Security Council of the United Nations met with each of the Permanent Members being represented by their respective heads of state. Clearly, this meeting was planned to produce some spectacular results, since heads of state never commit the prestige of their office to any public meeting with other heads of state unless an agreement has already been reached by secret negotiations between their subordinates.
And, the results were truly spectacular.
First, they voted to establish a permanent military for the United Nations. But, we should not be surprised, for Alice Bailey foresaw this need many years ago. In November, 1939, Bailey wrote, "In the preparatory period for the New World Order, there will be a steady and regulated disarmament... No nation will be permitted to produce and organize any equipment for destructive purposes or to infringe the security of any nation. One of the first tasks...will be to...gradually see to the disarming of the nations." (Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 191). Later, Bailey identifies this One-World Government as the United Nations. No government can force another to do anything if it does not possess a military force. The military has historically been THE key element in any government exercising sovereign control over another government. Therefore, it is indispensably critical to the New World Order Plan to establish a permanent military for the United Nations. Never mind that this permanent military, which was voted into being at this United Nations conference, was a small force, which could not challenge the armed forces of any medium to large nation. The Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan, according to which all modern history has flowed, merely envisions opening the door just a crack. Once the door has been thus opened, it can be opened much further. We have just seen the door open just a crack with this vote to establish a permanent UN military force.
An article in the Boston Sunday Globe on December 6, 1992, reveals just how gradually, but consistently, this door has been forced open. The first UN peacekeeping mission occurred in June, 1948, when peace-keepers were dispatched to the Sinai and to Beirut. It is very significant that the first instance of UN peacekeeping commitment occurred in the Middle East, one month after Israel had been reborn as a nation. Truly, God meant what He said in His End Time prophecy in Joel 3:1-2, when He foretold, "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat and will plead with them for My people..." The wording in the original language, plus the context of the rest of this chapter, clearly shows that God is bringing the nations of the world into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, an ancient way of saying Middle East, for judgment. So God brought the newly-formed UN into the Middle East only one month after Israel was established in May, 1948.
The next momentous commitment of UN peacekeeping forces occurred in 1950, when UN troops, mostly American, were dispatched to Korea to repel the invasion from the North. Since 1948, over 500,000 troops have been sent on 26 missions throughout the world. Today, the UN is maintaining forces in 12 different locations in the world, most of which are in the Middle East. Force levels range from just a few hundred troops to over 20,000; however, the total number of current UN peace-keepers is over 40,000. People the world over are gradually being conditioned to the belief that the UN is a valid government possessing the power and authority to intervene in any country, whether that country wants them there or not. This article in the December 6 Boston Sunday Globe makes this quite plain, as it projects a possible scenario which requires military intervention:
"Fast-forward this turbulent planet to the year 2,000, late in a second Clinton Administration. One African nation is menacing another. The nervous neighbor appeals to New York, where the Security Council gathers at midnight. From a 36th-floor UN operations room, the order goes out to North Carolina and the North Caucasus: 'Gear Up'. Within hours, American and Russian paratroopers are airborne, converging on central Africa under the baby-blue flag of the United Nations. Going to war for peace".
This is the plan. To avoid undue panic and resistance on the part of Americans to the idea of the UN intervening in our internal affairs, the instances of intervention which set the legal precedent of the right of the UN to intervene in the affairs of a sovereign nation have been carefully selected. We have stated before that the reason President Bush pulled our forces away from absolutely crushing Saddam Hussein was to establish this precedent of the UN intervening in the affairs of a sovereign nation. Hussein was thoroughly beaten, yet left as the ruler of a sovereign nation. The UN has repeatedly forced Iraq to comply with its demands, trampling all over its sovereignty in the process.
No one would disagree that the UN should intervene in Iraq to prevent Hussein from either rebuilding his military machine or slaughtering the various ethnic peoples within his country. Iraq was well-chosen as an example to begin to establish the legal principle that the UN has the right to intervene in the affairs of a sovereign nation. Similarly, Cambodia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, were also well-chosen for this purpose. No one would disagree that the "ethnic cleansing" which is occurring in all these countries needs to be stopped; and no one could disagree that the Somalian people need food. The terrible reality is not that the individual cases cited above do not need to be corrected; everyone agrees that they do. The terrifying reality is that the "cure" for these problems is far worse than the disease. For the cure will provide us with a government that will intervene in the affairs of any nation in the world, even the United States at some point down the road. And this UN government will be dictatorial.
Secondly, all the activity undertaken by this unique UN meeting was undertaken so as to provide "peace and safety" to the world. In the newspaper reporting of this meeting, the words "peace" and "safety" were used 8 times. One sentence utilized both words. Any student of Biblical prophecy would immediately be alerted, because Paul said that the people in the End of the Age would be saying that the world had finally achieved "peace and safety". Remember Paul's inspired words in 1 Thessalonians 5:3, "When people are saying 'peace and safety', then in a moment, unforeseen death shall come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman, and no man shall escape." Thus, when we see the peoples of the world beginning to say "peace and safety" we know for certain that the beginning of the Great Tribulation is near.
Thus, the UN is well down the road toward receiving its own permanent military, controlled by the Security Council. This permanent military will be small at first, but will gradually be built up to a most formidable fighting force. This buildup, plus the rapid build-down of the forces of each of the nations of the world, will produce the situation where the UN military is the most powerful in the world. This brings us to barometer point #2, the accelerating military disarmament of both the former USSR and the United States.
2. The Increasing Pace Of Disarmament
Almost from the moment the USSR developed their first atomic weapon in 1950, many people have been calling for disarmament talks designed to "stuff the genie back in the bottle", that is, to remove nuclear arms from both sides through negotiation. These efforts have predictably failed, until the late-1980's, when President Reagan and Gorbachev agreed to the removal of nuclear weapons from the European Theater. President Bush signed the Start I Treaty in 1990, and this past weekend, he and Russian President Yeltsin agreed to a further reduction pact which is being called Start II. If and when the terms of this treaty are finally carried out, the nuclear arms of both Russia and America will have been reduced by two-thirds. However, this treaty cannot be verified. As the Persian Gulf War dramatically showed, our military intelligence cannot be absolutely certain how many missiles or warheads the enemy possesses. Night after night, our military high command would announce that they had confirmed the destruction of several more missile sites, and would state that Iraq had no more missiles. That night, Iraq would launch missiles against our forces, much to the chagrin of our military. Finally, the admission was made that there was no way to absolutely verify either the location or the number of missiles the enemy has. And this was in Iraq, a country the size of New Jersey!! How much greater our risk is when we are reaching nuclear arms control agreements with a country the size of the USSR. Yet, this is exactly what we are doing. Our leaders are reaching these obviously unverifiable treaties because they trust the Russian leaders to be fellow compatriots since 1909 in the drive to the New World Order. If this country cuts back its armed forces in compliance with these treaties, we are setting the stage for the war which the Bible foretells in Revelation 6:4.
But, there is much more to this story of disarmament. In 1939, the demon Master D.K., writing through the New Age leader, Alice Bailey, in the book, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, addressed the issue of military disarmament. "In the preparatory period for the New World Order, there will be a steady and regulated disarmament. It will not be optional. No nation will be permitted to produce and organize any equipment for destructive purposes or to infringe the security of any nation. One of the first tasks...will be to...gradually see to the disarming of the nations." Since the path toward disarmament really gained impetus in the late-1980's, I have been aware that the leaders of the New World Order have considered that this time frame is this period of which Bailey spoke in this quote above, "the preparatory period for the New World Order".
But, American disarmament will now accelerate on a path independent of any specific arms control agreement. We have just elected a dovish President who is fully supportive of the New World Order. President-elect Clinton has chosen Representative Aspin to be his Secretary of Defense. Aspin has long been an opponent of military programs; in fact, I do not think Aspin has never met a military program he liked. Having such an avowed dove as our Defense Secretary is like the farmer hiring a hungry fox as the guard for the chicken coop. Aspin and President Clinton will cite the supposed disintegration of the USSR as the rationale to draw down the American levels to extremely low levels. In fact, Representative Aspin is on record as stating that he favors a further reduction of two-thirds from our current levels. And we have significantly reduced our military since the conclusion of the Persian Gulf War.
However, I think it likely that part of this rapid draw down of American forces will occur as a result of transferring a significant proportion of American troops to UN control. Obviously, if the New World Order Plan is to give the UN its own military, the quickest way to accomplish this is simply to transfer existing units to the UN command. This may not occur until Anti-Christ has arisen. As we have stated before, Anti-Christ will claim to be God, and most of the people in the world will believe him. Obviously, people would trust God to be the leader of the UN and to control all the nuclear weapons of the world. The last step in this entire disarmament plan may be the appearance of Anti-Christ as God. Then, the peoples of the world would allow their leaders to transfer all nuclear and conventional weapons to UN command.
3. This brings us to the third development which can be followed as an accurate guide to the appearance of Anti-Christ: The Reorganization of the World Into 10 Super Nation States or regions. Let us begin with the Biblical basis. The Bible foretells in Daniel that there is a sequence of events which will foretell the appearance of Anti-Christ. Turn with me now to Daniel 7:7-8, remembering that Daniel is talking here of the End of the Age. Consider the Scripture:
"After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly ...and it had 10 horns. I considered the horns and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first plucked up by the roots..." These 10 horns are further explained in Daniel 2:41 and Revelation 17:12.
These prophecies are quite clear in predicting that the world in the last days of time, during the Great Tribulation will be reorganized into 10 Super Nation States, or 10 Regions. This is a shocking revelation, since the world has been controlled by individual sovereign nations since the Tower of Babel 5,000 years ago. Today, there are over 170 sovereign nations in the world today, and the number is increasing with the breakup of the old Soviet Empire. However, do not be preoccupied with this proliferation of seemingly sovereign states, because a new governmental structure is being silently erected over the 170 sovereign nation organization. Before our very eyes, a new government is being erected; a plan which was originally drawn up in 1972 is being implemented. And when it is finally implemented, it will fulfill this Biblical prophecy of 10 Nations at the End of the Age. Let us look now at this plan.
THE 10-NATION REORGANIZATION PLAN OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER
(Eduard Pestel, Mankind At The Turning Point, Reader's Digest Press, 1974).
Let us briefly consider the current progress toward fully implementing this plan.
However, this could not occur, because Bible prophecy states that the kingdom of Anti-Christ will occur peaceably. The current drive to successfully unite Europe began in 1952 and was directed by the Satanic Secret Society called the Bilderberg Group. Peacefully, economically, they created the plan which has just come to completion. Nation Number Two has just been born.
This leaves us just Nation Number One, North America. North America is to be comprised of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. President Bush created this nation and he called it the North American Free Trade Zone. This treaty has been signed by the leaders of all three of these nations and is subject to ratification by all three parliamentary bodies. And, it will be ratified. When it is officially ratified, Nation Number One will be born.
All that remains for this 10-Nation Reorganization Plan to be fully implemented is for the United Nations to meet and vote to draw the rest of the world into loose regionalizations. This vote could be accomplished in one day.
The world will then stand at the threshold of the appearance of Anti-Christ. Let us now look back to this prophecy in Daniel 7:7-8. We see that God has foretold three sequential steps in the End of the Age.
Step 1 -- The reorganization of the world into 10 Super Nation States.
Step 2 -- The appearance of the little eleventh horn, who is the Anti-Christ.
Step 3 -- War in which three of the original 10 Super Nation states is destroyed.
This is precisely the New World Order Plan, including nuclear war against any nation who will not cooperate fully with Lord Maitreya, the Biblical Anti-Christ.
At this point, let us go back to Step #2, the appearance of Anti-Christ. When Anti-Christ arises, the world will stand at the fulfillment of Revelation 6:1-2, where Jesus Christ begins the Great Tribulation by opening the first of four seals. "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, 'Come and see'. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer."
This Scripture foretells the appearance of the Anti-Christ, whom the New World Order will call 'Lord Maitreya'. By the way, New Age writers parallel Biblical prophecy perfectly at this point, as they plan to first create the new 10-Nation Super State Plan and then stage the appearance of Lord Maitreya.
Once Lord Maitreya arises, the stage will be set for the beginning of God's judgment, in verses 3-4. "And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, 'Come and see'. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword."
Verse 17 captures the essence of this moment perfectly when it says, "For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand"?
This is the war in which the first three Super Nations are completely destroyed. We will pick this judgment theme up next week, where time will allow us to develop it more completely. At this point, we want to make just three points:
Thus, the world does stand at the beginning of God's wrathful judgment of the unbelieving and unloving world. But the "Blessed Hope" of the Christian world, Jesus Christ coming back for us in the Rapture, is also very close.
Dear listener, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you must not delay any longer, for the time of Grace is rapidly running out. But, we born-again believers can live each of these last days joyfully and triumphantly for we are as sure of our Salvation as though we are already there.
Amen! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!!
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