(In 1499, the Aztecs performed rituals, including a child sacrifice, to appease the angry gods who had flooded their capital, Tenochtitlan -Wikipedia.)
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." -Revelation 13:1
In the book of Revelation a multi-headed beast is described as coming out of the abyss after having received a ‘deadly wound’. This beast, with its many horns and crowns no doubt represents Satan’s powerful earthly kingdoms. In other words, Pagan world domination.
But when the Apostle John saw this vision he was informed that this beast would have a period of time that it would be out of power. The angel tells him:
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” -Revelation 17:8
So we need to figure out when the beast WAS and when it IS NOT and when it YET IS.
Well, there are varying opinions of this. One view is that the the beast existed soon after the flood and continued on all the way til the fall of the Roman Empire. In fact, there were 6 pagan world empires that controlled the world throughout history, one after the other. They were as follows:
And it just so happens there is a scripture that explains this rise and fall of various kingdoms. It reads:
“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” -Revelation 17:8
The 5 pagan kingdoms that had fallen prior to John receiving this information were Egypt, Assyrian, Babylon, Persia, and Greece. They no longer controlled the world. Rome did. Rome was the new pagan world power. But soon after the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Rome began to crumble and fall. It was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that caused this death blow to pagan world domination.
The light expelled the darkness.
Ever since then, for about 1500 years the Western Christian nations have kept these demonic powers at bay. Sure paganism was never stamped out completely, and there were still many pagan nations, but it did lose world political domination. Ever since then it has been working in secret conspiring to regain its power and control over the peoples of the world. And with much success.
Paganism is raising its ugly head once again.
The modern church has gotten away from Biblical truth and the Western Christian nations are crumbling apart spiritually and morally while paganism begins to get a stranglehold.
Child sacrifice (i.e. Abortion), sexual perversion, homosexuality, and earth worship were some of the trademarks of those old pagan societies. And they are becoming normal again. The pop music industry and Hollywood promote paganism 24 hours a day. We’ve even had a number of outright pagan ceremonies or mock sacrifices performed during Super Bowl half time shows with millions of Americans watching.
Christianity is now being deemed intolerant and hateful while paganism is celebrated.
You tell me. Is the beast ascending out of the bottomless pit?
Revelation 13 | Mystery of Iniquity vs. The Mystery of God
Computation of 666
(Illustration of a simple type of encryption where each letter represents another letter)
“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” -Matthew 13:11
Governments, businesses, and militaries all use encrypted messages. God’s kingdom is no different. Encrypted messages are sent from God in order to get important and privileged information to His servants while concealing it from others. Therefore not everyone is able to understand the Bible.
Two people can pick up the same Bible, one can see the message clearly while the other sees just words on the page.
How can this be?
What’s preventing the other person from being able to understand the message?
Well it has little to do with one’s intelligence or how smart they are, in fact many people with no college degree can understand messages in the Bible while someone who may have gone to the most elite schools like Harvard or Yale has no clue. For example, Jesus says:
“I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” -Matthew 11:25
So being able to decipher the messages has more to do with one’s loyalty and intentions.
If their heart is hardened with rebellion and pride, their eyes will not be able to see, while on the other hand if they have a humble and ready heart, God will open their eyes and they will be able to see the encryption.
That's why Jesus said:
“For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” -Matthew 13:15
You know many people say the Book of Revelation is hard to understand. And for good reason. It’s because virtually the entire book was written using symbolism - just one form of encryption. And if your spiritual eyes are not opened you'll never understand the symbols in that book. Even if your eyes are opened, in order to decipher the meaning of those symbols one must have a good working knowledge of the entire Bible beginning in Genesis.
Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear?
Watch our video titled: Revelation 1: Is The Bible Encrypted?
(LIFE SITE) Trump called Christmas a “Holy season” where Christians celebrate the “birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Unlike Obama, Trump managed to mention in one sentence in his first address the words “Savior” and “Jesus” and “Christ.”
Trump goes on, praising Jesus who “forever changed the course of human history.”
Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of this incredible life forever changed the course of human history. There’s hardly an
aspect of our lives today that his life has not touched: art, music, culture, law, and our respect for the sacred dignity of every person everywhere in the world.
Each and every year at Christmas time we recognize that the real spirit of Christmas is not what we have, it's about who we are – each one of us is a child of God.
That is the true source of joy this time of the year.
That is what makes every Christmas ‘merry.’
Trump hits a key truth of the Christian faith here, namely that it’s because of the birth of Jesus Christ that people can become adopted sons and daughters of God, which, indeed, is the source of not only Christmas joy, but any form of Christian joy.
Trump’s remarks here suggest that he accurately understands what Christmas is essentially about and why Christians celebrate it. Jesus is not simply the great moral leader, as Obama portrayed him to be, but a “Savior” who connects mankind with God and who has “forever” changed the world.
In his 2018 address, Trump returned to his theme of Christmas being a “sacred season” because of the birth of “Jesus Christ.” This year, he quoted a large passage of Scripture, something Obama never did in his entire eight years of addresses at this same event.
It is worth quoting Trump at length.
For Christians all across our nation, around the world, this is a sacred season that begins 2,000 years ago when Jesus Christ was born.
An angel declared to the shepherds tending their flocks, “Behold, I bring you good tidings, great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is a born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Applause.)
There in Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph held in their hands the Son of God; the light of the world; and, through Him, the promise of eternal salvation.
Trump makes it clear that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ as the “son of God” who is the “light of the world” and who brings “eternal salvation.” Again, this is essentially what Christmas is all about.
So, how does Obama’s treatment of Christmas in his tree lighting addresses compare with Trump’s? For Obama, Christmas is about honoring a great moral “leader” who brings a message of peace and love that everyone can understand and should imitate.
For Trump, Christmas is about celebrating the “savior” of the world who offers “eternal salvation” and who reveals to men and women their true dignity, namely, that each is called to be a “child of God.”
Whose message is more Christian and thus more on target regarding what Christmas is all about? In this case, clearly Trump is the winner.
Has Trump brought back the true meaning of Christmas to America as witnessed in his Christmas tree lighting addresses? The answer is a definitive “yes.”
(Pat Buchanan) George H.W. Bush was America’s closer.
Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the dissolution of the Soviet Union into 15 independent nations.
History’s assignment complete, Bush 41 was retired.
And what happened to the world he left behind?
What became of that world where America was the lone superpower, which 41 believed should lead in creation of the New World Order?
The Russia that back then was led by Boris Yeltsin, a man desperate to be our friend and ally, is now ruled by an autocratic nationalist.
Was not Vladimir Putin an inevitable reaction to our treating Russia like an untrustworthy and dangerous recidivist, by our expansion of NATO into the Balkans, the eastern Baltic and the Black Sea — the entire front porch of Mother Russia?
Did the America that in her early decades declared the Monroe Doctrine believe a great nation like Russia would forever indulge the presence of a hostile alliance on her doorstep led by a distant superpower?...
Since George H.W. Bush left the White House, the U.S. has incurred 12 trillion dollars in trade deficits, lost scores of thousands of manufacturing plants and 5 million manufacturing jobs. Our economic independence is ancient history.
After 41 left, the Republican Party supported an immigration policy that brought tens of millions, mostly unskilled and poor, half of them illegal, into the country. Result: The Nixon-Reagan coalition that delivered two 49-state landslides in the ’70s and ’80s is history, and the Republican nominee has lost the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections.
Due to rebellion against God, naive belief in the Idea of Progress, and support for big government policies, the globalist establishment of liberal elites seeks to gradually but steadily do away with sovereignty and merge the world into a single unified political organization. In the process, they and the organizations they affiliate with either attack the notion of sovereignty or redefine it for their own purposes.
Contrary to the claims of some naive or ill-intentioned critics, the War on Sovereignty is not some "conspiracy theory" that its promoters are malevolently plotting in secret as a short-term project. In reality, liberals and globalists see it as a benign and long-term goal openly grounded upon one of the basic philosophical views accepted in contemporary mainstream society.
The founding fathers of the United States cared deeply about preserving national sovereignty, since a sovereign U.S. government would serve the American people alone and protect their unalienable rights, and let them govern themselves. In fact, they chose to declare independence because Britain was not respecting their right to self-government. In his farewell address in September 1796, George Washington warned his fellow Americans against becoming entangled in international treaties and alliances, as he knew it would end American sovereignty:
“...a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils...
As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils. Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.
The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course. If we remain one people under an efficient government. the period is not far off when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel.
Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?