Do you think this is a trick question? It's not. It's extremely important because 99.999% of people would say the ugly creature on the left is Satan, and they'd be wrong. That creature on the left is just a man-made cartoon dreamed up by someone's vivid imagination of what evil looks like. Satan may be evil, but he's not ugly. Lucifer, or Satan, is the most beautiful of all the angels, and he will be during the Great Tribulation, too. A careful study and analysis of God's word, the Bible, includes the study of God and Satan. Therefore, we better have Satan's identity correct, along with his deceptive methods and devices so that we aren't tricked into losing our gift from God, our salvation.
The title of this book is:
The following book chapters are a "Work In Progress." Chapters will be added as they are deemed suitable for viewing. They may be changed as new information comes to light, or simply changed to make them more understandable. Quite often when doing research and writing for one chapter, another connecting dot will appear for a previously completed chapter. This information is too critical to wait for all chapters to be written and finalized because no one knows when "Day 1" of the 1335 days will begin. Yet, I'm being called to write this work, so I tend to believe that God has the timing all set to make sure I get this book to the world.
The Knowledge of Noah's Family
Nimrod, Queen Semiramis, Tower of Babel
First attempt at a One World Government & religion
Babylon Mystery Religion spreads to all new nations
Abraham receives the promises
Exodus from Egypt
The 10 Commandments
Nation of Israel agrees to the covenant
Jubilee Calendar begins
Northern 10 tribes of Israel destroyed
1st Babylonian attack of Judah
Babylonian captivity begins
Prophet Daniel taken captive
2nd Babylonian attack of Judah
Prophet Ezekiel taken captive
Final Babylonian attack of Judah
Jerusalem and the land totally destroyed
Decree issued to retore Jerusalem
Jesus Christ declared a criminal
Jesus is crucified as a criminal
God abandons Israel the Israelites
The Kingdom of God is not established on earth
Jerusalem and the temple destroyed
Surviving Judeaeans scattered into the world
They take with them the religion of the Babylonian Talmud
The kingdom of Khazaria converts to Judaism
Rothschild banking dynasty opens for business
The illuminati secret society begins operating
Beginning of the New World Order (NWO)
Jesus breaks open the 3rd seal on the book sealed with 7 seals
Jubilee Calendar ends
Prophecy is now literal time
Day 1 of the Great Tribulation
All hail the Antichrist, Uh Oh!
As events go, the Flood was a pretty big deal, but it’s not the subject of this book. One of our focal points is the establishment of the very first earthly kingdom a few hundred years after the flood. Why? Because it has affected every nation and everyone from that point on, and will continue to do so until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
We’ll review the events to see why we now live in such a chaotic state of constant wars, financial troubles, and spiritual decay, and why it’s going to get a lot worse beyond anything you can imagine.
What do people think of more about than anything else, well, besides sex? That's right, MONEY. Do you know anything about the BIS, the Bank for International Settlements? I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm going to guess that most of you don't actually understand how the world's money system works and how it all began long ago.
I'm going to bet you probably had, or have, no desire to learn about the behind the scenes operation of money because it's nothing you've ever been concerned with before, and the subject may even sound dull and boring. Yet, all human activity is controlled by money: governments, food, housing, work, wealth, and even personal relationships. I'm going to suggest to you that your eternal salvation will depend on the connection between money and the Great Tribulation. Yes, that's a bold statement. I'm hoping to get you to read a bit further until I can get your emotions involved.
Everyone knows what money is, right? It's either that funny looking paper with ink on it with some numbers denoting its value, or, if you don't use paper money, you are probably using a plastic debit or credit card issued by some bank. Well, here's a newsflash: NONE OF THAT IS MONEY!!! The world's most famous banker, J.P. Morgan, said so himself when he was testifying before Congress in 1912. If any one would know what money is, he would.
Let me guess, this newsflash means nothing to you. Perhaps you're wondering what the big deal is, or why you should even care. After all, you get your paycheck or government check and then you spend it. You've been doing it your whole life.
Here are some points:
The whole world has been deceived to believe a lie about the world's money (financial) system.
In your Bible is God's system of finance and money. Do you know what it is? Well surprise!! It's not what the world is using today.
There are only 3 nations in the world not using Satan's money system today: Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, and they are viewed as the evil nations. Isn't that odd?
The central banks' money system is continually leading us down a path away from the eternal salvation we think we have, right into Satan's government. I can hear it now, "I'm saved because I've accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior."
News flash: There's more to being saved than just saying you've accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. Most Christians have no idea what that actually means.
There's a lot of pages in the New Testament that cannot simply be boiled down to just believing in Jesus. Think about this: Satan believes in Jesus. Heck, he knows darn well who Jesus is, yet Satan has a one-way ticket to the lake of fire. Believing that Jesus is mankind's Savior is great, but receiving His gift of salvation is not as simple as you've been led to believe. The majority of Christians either don't understand because they're to busy to learn, and Jesus has a few words to say about these lazy Christians. Or, they've been deceived into ignorance by their church. There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. All people calling themselves Christian could easily read their own Bible to verify how to receive God's gift of salvation.
Satan, who totally understands God's laws, the Ten Commandments, has perverted God's financial system into a tool of evil to deceive you, to prevent you from being saved. Not only Christians, but the whole world has become a slave to Satan through an evil system of finance. Currently the whole world is using the worst financial system ever devised, the system of interest bearing debt, or "usury." What's really sad is that there's absolutely no good reason for the world to be using this central bank based debt system. It's an evil system with all the fraud and corruption that goes with it. It only benefits the evil people at the top of the system. So why is it being used? I'm going to show you how and why Satan has deceived the whole world into using this debt system instead of using God's real money, gold and silver. Even a simple government based money system where a nation's treasury creates it own money without interest is fantastic. No evil central bank is needed. Currently, since central banks and politicians are connected at the hip, the best hope of breaking the strangle hold of the central banks are the cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. No central banks nor politicians needed.
The money situation is bad enough, but you're also going to see how Satan has deceived the whole world with many false religions as well. This also includes most of today's Christianity. That's right, another bold statement. Of course, money is involved. This was originally hard for me to see since I'm a Christian, well, I thought I was. However, Satan has distorted Christianity so much that most Christians don't understand the actual teachings in the Bible. What's really strange is that almost all Christians have a Bible, yet the owners of these Bibles usually believe something totally opposite of the teachings in their Bible. What the heck is going on?
Please be advised that I will be presenting to you small sections of scripture. These are starting points only, otherwise this book would be quoting almost the whole Bible. Please read the verses in their full Biblical context to get the actual full meaning of the verses. Anyone can quote a scripture out of context to convey a message that may have nothing whatsoever to do with what the Bible is really trying to teach in that particular set of verses. It would be nice if you could trust what I'm teaching, but you don't know me from Adam, so read them in your Bible to make sure I'm not pulling your leg, if you have the courage. Be aware that you may be too biased and retain too many sacred cows to accept what the Bible actually teaches. God's word seems to affect people that way.
Acts 17:11 (KJV)
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
God has included Satan and sin in the Bible for our education. God wants you to know about the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Satan, and sin. Satan is your adversary, so it's extremely important to know the deceptive methods he uses to snare you in his trappings. It is so important to read and study your Bible for yourself to truly see the concepts being taught. God even tells us why:
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The only way to renew your mind is to read your Bible to test everything you think you know or my bold statements about God's will.
As people spread out to form the early ancient nations, the money used between the nation-states was gold and silver. Local trade used gold and silver as money, too, but also receipts issued by the state/king in the form of clay tablets. The value of the any particular receipt (clay tablet) was based on the value of the goods put into and stored in the state's warehouses. For example, a farmer takes his barley harvest to the state warehouse and gets a clay tablet receipt, a clay table stamped with an official seal. The clay tablet now has value and can be used as money or exchanged back for the barley in the state warehouse. Think of the clay tablets as their version of a paper money which represented a real asset.
Unfortunately, there does happen to be a gigantic downside to any type of money, even God's money. The downside is that Satan always manages to bring out the worst in a person:
1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Let's conduct a little experiment. Take a coin and put it on a table, then observe it for a moment. Notice anything? Nothing?
Now put your Bible on the table next to the money. Notice anything now? Still nothing?
Even when you put a Bible next to the money, the money doesn't run from the Bible, nor does it appear evil, does it?
Actually, the money itself isn't any more evil then the Bible sitting next to it. 1 Timothy 6:10 does not say money is evil. It's the influence money has on a person that may cause evil behavior. If it causes a person to want it more than obeying God's laws, then the money has become the root cause of the person's evil behavior. That's one type of negative influence money can have.
Another evil that money can cause is the desire for the power a person can have over others as a result of having a lot of money. In other words, a person may not actually crave the money itself, but the desire to put himself in a position to control others at some level.
Satan uses both methods to turn people from God. If you push God's laws aside to worship your money or the power it brings, then Satan has gotten to you. Yes, you are sinning against God. However, you can chose to repent and obey God again and realize money is just a convenient tool to go about your daily life. In case you're wondering, it's not evil or sinful to be rich.
One of Satan's greatest accomplishments though history has been creating systems of money to cause whole civilizations to turn away from God. The debt based money system the whole world is under today is a good example. What's that you say? You haven't really noticed any evil taking place? Ah yes, Satan is so clever at hiding deceptions in plain sight. Lately, though, if you haven't noticed the evil taking place, then you simply haven't been paying attention.
Take a good look at the real world all around the globe. Unfortunately, if you've acquired your view of the world by watching the feel-good news on TV or in newspapers, the MSM (Main Stream Media), then chances are pretty great that you may have no clue what's really going on. That's mostly feel-good propaganda to fool you, to convince you how happy you are, and have you thinking that everything is just wonderful. If there is some bad news reported, don't worry, the government has everything under control, right? Meanwhile, the system slowly takes away your rights, your wealth, and most importantly, convinces you to remove God from your life. Satan has made sure that money is the main cause of evil, and God has told us it's so.
Here's something probably way more deceptive than Satan's use of money. Look at your Bible on the table again. There's no way in the world that Bible is evil, right? Everything in the Bible is "truth." Absolutely no deception at all anywhere between the Bible's covers. Every Christian on earth will testify it's the Word of God, and it is. Yet, Satan has used that Bible, the very Word of God, to deceive almost every Christian. It's very ironic that every Christian has a Bible and can see exactly what God actually teaches, yet Christians will gladly ignore it and instead fall for a twisted version of what the Bible teaches, told to them by someone else, who was told by someone else, and on and on it goes. A very sad state of affairs for Christianity. How do I know this? Simple, I've read it. You should, too, to see what it really teaches.
It's your faith in God that determines your salvation which, unfortunately for most Christians, is lacking or nonexistent. The death of Jesus on the cross gave everyone ever conceived the gift of salvation. This gift is not forced upon you. You can chose to reject this gift by simply not having the faith to obey God's laws, which leads directly into the goals of this book:
1. Understand God's plan so that you will have the faith to obey God's commands when Satan, himself, physically appears on earth. Satan will deceive most of the people on earth during the Great Tribulation by presenting himself as Almighty God. Sorry, but he's not going to like anything like that ugly red, two-horned cartoon character we've all had shoved down our throats. All the religions of the world will fall for this deception. Christians will believe Satan's appearance on earth is the Second Coming of Jesus;
2. Show you how Satan's current money system is the primary driver for conditioning everyone to accept this great deception by Satan;
3. How money has been the cause of the world's evils throughout history.
What my goal is NOT: it is not to open or "expand" their mind, to create some "way-out-there" elaborate ideas. Unfortunately, what you currently believe is probably already "way-out-there." You simply aren't aware yet. When Jesus determines your eternity, He won't be accepting lame excuses such as "I listened to Mr. Joe Blow Pastor and he told me to believe such and such." Your eternity is determined by you, not some one else's beliefs. You also won't have any excuses to say you didn't know where to learn the truth since you have access to a Bible, God's word. The only way you can set your own destiny is to make sure you have read what God has said in your Bible. I cannot stress enough how important it is to read it. You can listen to whoever you want to get clues and ideas. That's called research which is fantastic, but it's not proof until you verify the information. Remember this, just because something sounds good does not mean it's true. You need to take the next step, verify what you hear or already believe. Then you can determine if the person you listened to was preaching a bunch of bull or the truth of God.
I hope you will simply verify what you think you know. Your mind already contains too much mind cluttering misinformation and disinformation. It's time to see the clear picture you should be seeing. Getting a clearer picture sounds great, doesn't it? Too bad people fight it. None the less, I intend to teach you about God's plan and Satan's plan, and how each plan will affect you.
I want to make clear a really tough subject for Christians. God wants you to know about the Book of Revelation and The Great Tribulation within it. Why? Satan is always busy making sure everyone doesn't really know God, and especially that they don't really know Jesus which is what the Book of Revelation is really about, the revealing of Jesus Christ. Heck, Satan doesn't want you to even believe there is a God or a Devil. The last thing God wants is for you to be deceived into choosing the wrong path when your salvation is at stake.
Revelation 1:3 (KJV)
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
I know, you're not going to fall for his tricks, right? Are you absolutely, positively sure? After all, Jesus says:
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
That part about only a few finding the gate sounds like a gigantic warning to me. Oh, but surely every Christian will pass through the gate, right? What did Jesus say about that?
Matthew 7:21 (KJV)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Well now, seems we better make sure we know what the will of the Father is. Surely we don't want to neglect our required part of the New Covenant (contract).
Is it at all possible that Satan has had any influence on what Christians think they know? Well, look around again. How many different Christian denominations are there? They're all different in their beliefs, and each one thinks it's the true church because of those beliefs, yet they all read from the same Bible. Well now, it sure looks like Matthew 7:21 is correct.
So which Christian church, in this whole world, has it right? Is it the church you attend? Are you sure? Did you check for yourself, or did someone tell you it's the true church that Jesus established, and you fell for it? Perhaps you joined a church because it fits your lifestyle, or maybe it's simply close to your home. Or, maybe you think it doesn't make any difference which church you attend.
Satan has created this Christian mess by using self-appointed puppet experts of the Bible to deceive a great many Christians about churches, beliefs, and what a Christian is to do to achieve salvation. Just because something sounds good does not mean it's true. Prove it to yourself by YOU reading your Bible.
2 Timothy 4:3 (KJV)
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Satan is the creator of all the false religions of the world. As a Christian it's easy to accept Satan's role as a liar and deceiver to create other false religions. Yet it's seems more difficult to believe that Satan has twisted and distorted Christianity by allowing liars and deceivers to distort God's teachings in the Bible. Isn't it obvious? Christianity is a mess.
Every Christian has a Bible, yet the vast majority simply refuse to read and understand what it actually says. Let's call a spade a spade, not reading the Bible is pure laziness. No worries though, God will accept lazy Christians, right?
News flash!!! If Christians don't have a fundamental understanding of the messages in God's word, the Bible, then how in the world will they recognize any deceptions by Satan? Read Matthew 7:13-14 and Matthew 21:7 again. Those verses aren't in the Bible just to be filler text. Those are red flag warnings to everyone on this planet, but especially those that want to know Jesus and the Father's plan and Their ways. If you don't know, then Satan can easily deceive you, and probably has already. Is it really worth the risk to find out that Matthew 7:21 applies to you?
Here's is little homework assignment: go online, or use a Bible app, and do a search for the words "not read". Include the quotes. You'll get more hits by using the King James version of the Bible. Jesus is quite often saying "have ye not read" the scriptures. My point of this exercise is to show you that you are supposed to know what scripture says by actually reading it. This is Jesus saying what you should be doing, reading the scriptures.
God wants as many people to be saved as possible, right? What kind of people?
Does God want people in His kingdom that are superficial believers? The kind of person that says they believe in Jesus and likes the idea of God's wonderful kingdom, but doesn't really want to put forth the effort to really have a relationship with Him, to really understand His ways and laws, the Ten Commandments, and actually obey them?
How about the kind of person that listens to the Holy Spirit? The kind of person that really wants to know God's ways, and strives to obey the laws? The kind of person that will actually dig into their Bible to understand what it really says? And then strive to obey God's commands?
Matthew 13:18-23 (KJV)
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Most Christians already have some concept that believing in Jesus Christ can save them, but for some reason they aren't taught much about the "repenting" and "stop sinning" part of being saved. Believing in Jesus Christ also means keeping the commandments:
Matthew 19:16-17 (KJV)
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Do you suppose that Satan has twisted the truth about obtaining eternal life, just enough to make Christians believe they no longer have to obey the laws, the Ten Commandments? Why do Christians believe the commandments are done away? Jesus plainly states that to enter [eternal] life that a person needs to keep the commandments. In other words, to enter heaven, Christians can't keep sinning just because they now believe that Jesus is the promised Savior. Believing in Christ also means having the faith to do what He says, no matter what.
But wait!!! There's more!!!
Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Don't you just hate it when someone tells you that you are saved by grace, and that God's laws were nailed to the cross, and then discover that's not what the Bible says at all? This is Jesus Himself saying this. If anyone would know, He would.
Satan has really been busy deceiving a great many Bible teachers because there's one commandment that most of Christianity pretty much refuses to keep, despite Jesus saying the law has to be followed if anyone wants to achieve eternal life. It's the one commandment that's going to be the biggest and hardest test during the Great Tribulation. Actually it's tough even today. Remember, these are commandments, not God's ten suggestions. Have you figured out which commandment it is yet? I'll give you a giant hint. Sunday is the 1st day of the week.
If Sunday is the 1st day of the week, I wonder what the 7th day of the week is?
Deuteronomy 5:12-14 (KJV)
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
God created the Sabbath, a holy day, at creation for everyone, not just the Israelites. There were no Israelites then. However, God did reaffirm this law to the Israelites right before the Exodus. Jesus reaffirmed it again during His ministry. Today we call the 7th day Saturday. Yet for some reason the majority of Christian denominations insist on believing that God's holy day is the 1st day of the week, Sunday because of Jesus' resurrection on Sunday. God never changes, but because some man said to worship God on Sunday, Christians obeyed him instead of listening to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? That's one of Satan's obvious deceptions that every Christian should be able to see coming from a mile away. No worries through, God doesn't want anyone to be inconvenienced, right?
In a Satan influenced world, keeping the 4th Commandment is really tough. Imagine how tough it's going to be during the Great Tribulation when Satan is actually here, visible and has physically taken over rulership of the entire planet, finally creating his one world government. You can be assured that Satan's day of worship will not be the Sabbath. That is going to be a real test for the faithful in Christ. What will you chose? Trusting God and obeying His laws, or taking the Mark of the Beast to live for a few more months or days?
Just spending an hour or two on a Sunday, being spoon fed a few "feel-good" Bible verses, just enough to make you believe you're a good Bible believing Christian, doesn't get you into the meat and potatoes of God's character or His plan. Most Christians really have no idea who Jesus really is, nor how God's plan really works, and know even less know how the Tribulation plays out. It's also a shame that most Christians really may not care.
Here's a sad fact to think about. A person that goes to church every Sunday for 20 years will have spent the equivalent amount of time it takes to get a college Masters Degree. Yet the vast majority of these Christians won't know any more about the Bible than they did 20 years earlier.
When Satan appears on earth as Almighty God during the Great Tribulation, he's going to put on a very convincing show, deceiving all religions. Most Christians are going to think it's the Seconding Coming of Jesus, to rule for a 1000 years on earth. I'll bet most Christian are going to get bit by that false teaching big time. The sad part is that even a casual reading of Revelation shows it says no such thing about Jesus ruling 1000 years on earth.
What would you do if you discovered that all the complex misinformation you’ve been taught was in fact just a heap of BS meant to give you confusing, false beliefs and hopes? Would you simply scoff at the truth and say “No thanks, I don't want to change. I want to remain ignorant and keep my false beliefs and traditions?” I'm betting a great many Christians have already decided that what I've stated so far is garbage and have stopped reading this already, and this is just the beginning of the book.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems that if a person is going to attempt to be a Christian, they'd at least try to be one according to the Bible, otherwise, what's the point? The bottom line is this: God has a plan to get as many faithful, law abiding humans into His kingdom, but it's going to take more than a "so-so" attitude to be allowed into His kingdom.
We’ve all been sold a bill of goods by Satan influenced political and spiritual leaders for the past 2000 years. There are so, so many authors, pastors, preachers, and theologians out there attempting to teach about God’s plan, especially about the coming Great Tribulation and the Antichrist. Now add me to the list. It's absolutely impossible to know about all of them. What’s worse, they all pretty much have different ideas of what they “think” the Bible says and how the plan all comes together. Well, guess what? They can’t all be right, can they? Does the teacher you listen to actually “get it?” Or does your teacher just pick and chose certain scriptures to prove his own point of view, using the scriptures out of context? That, my friend, is deceptive teaching.
Could your beliefs be based on what your parents thought was correct? After all, they surely wouldn’t want to lie to you about a thing like God, would they? Well, let’s see. Did they lie to you about Santa Claus? How about the Easter Bunny? As far as I know, lying, especially to an impressionable child, isn’t such a good thing in God’s eyes, is it? I know, it's just harmless fun, right?
Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Oh dear, this bit of fun doesn't look so harmless now, does it? So the child grows up wondering if his parents also lied about there being a God, too. See how subtile Satan is? Little deceptions that appear harmless, maybe even fun, can send a child in a direction against God. The child doesn’t have to grow up actually worshiping Satan, just be against God. Satan has won. Doesn't look so good for the parents, either.
I've already started throwing a monkey-wrench into a few common Christian beliefs. You've either stopped reading because you think I'm a nut case, or maybe you're still reading because you want to see what other stupid stuff I'll throw out there. All the pieces of the puzzle I'm assembling for you are easy to acquire by reading the Bible and using the Internet, which brings Daniel 12:4 into play, doesn’t it?
Daniel 12:4 (KJV)
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Seeing these puzzle pieces together resulted in the lights finally being turned for me. No, I didn't discover all of this on my own. I'm researching and connecting the dots, building on the works of others as well. All I can do is thank the Holy Spirit for letting me see. I must say, it’s amazing how clear everything becomes when the lights are on and the puzzle pieces actually fit together nicely. This book is my attempt to show you the assembled puzzle that you can then verify yourself; and how close the world is getting to the final 1335 days of our existence on earth.
We are going to have a good look at the Babylon Mystery Religion from the time of King Nimrod, right after Noah and the Flood, up through today and the fast approaching End Time. God didn’t put information about Babylon in the Bible just to make the Bible bigger. Satan's puppet and template nation of Babylonia has influenced mankind’s beliefs, actions and history for the past 4000 years. You may not want to admit it, or you may absolutely deny it, but we’re all part of it and have been living it every day.
Hopefully this book is of use to at least one other person, hopefully more, so that the coming events aren’t a total surprise. In other words, I pray the vast destruction that starts the Great Tribulation doesn’t cause people to lose what faith they do have in God at the very beginning of the Great Tribulation, or that they don’t actually end up worshipping the false prophet, Satan himself. That most beautiful angel Lucifer, now called Satan, is going to deceive the multitudes when he comes and is allowed to be seen by humans. He's going to put on a tremendously convincing show of godly powers, masquerading as Almighty God. Yes, this is also part of God's plan because it's a test for those still alive during the Great Tribulation. The approaching final 1335 days are going to be extremely tough for everyone before Jesus appears again at the Second Coming on day 1335, even with having full knowledge of what is coming.
We start assembling this puzzle by jumping right into the middle of our timeline, about 2000 years ago during the ministry of Jesus Christ. This was the most pivotal point in human history because the future path of human history was to be decided. God's plan was to establish His kingdom on earth with his chosen people the Israelites. Satan's plan is to prevent God's kingdom on earth, ever, and take over rulership of heaven.
Under Satan's influence, the Judaean leaders thwarted God's plan to establish His kingdom on earth 2000 years ago. The Israelites had Jesus killed as a criminal, not as the Messiah. Luckily for us sinners, Jesus did die for mankind's sins at that exact time as promised. That part of the Father's plan was fulfilled, Jesus is mankind's Savior. Even the deal God made with the Israelites 1400 years earlier, the First Covenant, was consummated as well, just not as planned. The Jews didn't fulfill the covenant because they backed out of the contract by rejecting Jesus Christ.
The bilateral blood covenant God made with the Israelites during the Exodus was a renewal of the bilateral blood covenant God had made with Abraham's descendants over 400 years earlier. This covenant meant that God would do certain things IF the Israelites did certain things. This contract contained clauses that specified the rewards for the Israelites fulfilling their duties, or the curses they would receive for failing to do so.
The First Covenant was a blood covenant. A blood covenant is a contract between two parties. The binding terms of the contract can only be released by the death of one of the parties. We'll get into more detail when discussing Abraham, and also the Exodus, but I want you to be aware that the First Covenant, the contract with the Israelites, was going to end with the death of Jesus. I'll bet most Christians have no clue.
If they performed their duties as agreed, they would receive special status as priests in the kingdom that God would create in Jerusalem after the resurrection of Jesus. If they didn't perform as agreed, the Israelites would be cursed for essentially wasting God's time and effort training them. It's all spelled out in both Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28.
So, how well did the Israelites perform their duties? Well, they ended up choosing poorly. You don't made a deal with God to perform and fulfill specific duties, then tell the Father and the Son to stick it where the sun don't shine when it's time to perform those duties. Not only that, but they also turned the Messiah over to heathens to be murdered. Seems the Israelites had forgotten there were huge consequences for not upholding their end of the contract with God. The curses are specified in Leviticus 26:14-46 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
The consequences for failing to perform their duties of the covenant are extremely important. Why? Because it tells us what happened to the tribes of Judah and Levi after Jesus returned to Heaven. As a Christian, why do we need to know this? You may, or may not, be aware that during the 1335 days of the Great Tribulation, God is going to allow Satan to personally perform the greatest deception, appearing as All Mighty God. But wait, there's more. In Revelation, God has also told of another deception Satan has created concerning the misidentification of today's modern Jews which has negatively and immensely affected the whole world for over 240 years.
I have two questions for you:
1. Did you know that Jesus was supposed to die?
2. Did you think He was supposed to die on a cross?
For question 1, yes, Jesus was supposed to die. That was part of God's plan to provide the Savior. His innocent blood had to be shed, otherwise He wouldn't be our Savior.
For question 2, did you have to think about this one? Jesus was not supposed to be nailed to a cross. The method and place of dying should have been a solemn event, and definitely more humane.
Jesus was supposed to die as the Passover Lamb on the temple altar at the hands of the Levite High Priest, not brutally beaten and cruelly hung on a cross by the Romans. Yearly, for over 1400 years, the Israelites had rehearsed for this precise time and event, this Passover, in the middle of this 70th week (under the Jubilee Calendar 1 day = 1 year) as foretold by the prophet Daniel. (We will study Dan 9:24-27 in a later chapter) Some of the people were actually very aware of the scriptures:
Luke 3:15 (KJV)
15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
Jesus did have a following, but definitely not the leaders, teachers, and priests. Whoops! Their rejection of the Messiah resulted in Jerusalem being destroyed in 70 A.D. and the slaughtering of the Judaeans. The few remaining Israelites, and also their descendants, paid dearly over these past 2000 years for their dreadful decision to not honor their covenant with God.
Let's begin with Jesus dealing with the money-changers shortly after beginning his ministry.
John 2:11-16 (KJV)
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
Then we see Jesus again dealing with the money-changers at the very end of his ministry.
Matthew 21:6-13 (KJV)
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Mark 11:7-9, 15-17 (KJV)
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
I would hazard to guess that most Christians consider these pieces of history as just tiny footnotes in history and the life of Jesus. People probably heard of, or read, these verses thinking they're interesting, then move on, not giving them another thought. That's what I used to do, too.
These seemingly insignificant events have great significance to the 1335 days of the Great Tribulation. They start a chain of events that makes it necessary for the Apostle John to write the Book of Revelation. These events are extremely important warnings for understanding our time today. They are also a very big part of the reason Jesus was crucified.
Just so you understand, these three verses are not all describing the same event. Read John 2:11-16 again. This event that Apostle John is describing took place at the beginning of Jesus' ministry. The events of Matthew and Mark took place at the end, right before Jesus was crucified. Jesus chased the money-changers from the temple twice.
The first time was a wake-up call for the scheming money-changers, merchants, and especially the temple priests and Pharisees, to repent of their sinful behavior. Scheming? That's right, this wasn't just a small oversight by the temple priests. There's nearly 2000 years, since the Tower of Babel, of this type of seedy business activity conducted at the ancient temples of the world's many early civilizations. However, this evil practice wasn't supposed to be happening in the temple of God's holy nation. God's nation was supposed to be totally unlike all the other nations, a shining example of the wonderful life the people experienced by having faith in God and obeying God's laws.
The fact that business and deceitful financial transactions were being conducted in God's temple, just like in the temples of every other ungodly nation surrounding Judea, makes it painfully obvious that the temple priests, the leaders, and the people, had no faith in God and definitely were not obeying His Laws.
These actions in the temple by Jesus threatened to expose the leaders' evil system. If these leaders weren't obeying God, then what the heck were they doing? It's quite simple actually.
Over 1400 years prior, during the Exodus, God gave His eternal Law, the Ten Commandments, to the Israelites as a unilateral covenant. This means the Ten Commandment weren't up for discussion or dependent on the Israelites doing anything. They are a never-ending statement of fact by God. In the most condensed terms, these commandments mean love God foremost, and love your neighbor.
During the Exodus God also renewed the blood covenant with the Israelites that he originally made with Abraham. The Messiah would come and use them as a nation of priests for saving the Gentiles (the rest of the world). God gave them the Jubilee Calendar to mark the yearly Feast times for rehearsing for the arrival and sacrificing of the Messiah, to bring about God's physical kingdom on the earth.
Generations come and go and the willingness to obey God runs astray over time by the constant influence of Satan to sin (break God's Law). The Law is quite simple, there's only ten parts. However, God also gave man the choice to love God more than anything else and obey the Law, or listen to the constant prodding of Satan to sin against the Law.
Here's a heads-up for you. What always happened to the Israelites when the Law was NOT obeyed? The Israelites should have studied their own history better:
* God always removed them from the land. Then,
* After repenting, God would bring the remnant back to their promised land.
* This happened over and over several times over the 1400 year time span.
However, this time the situation was different. This time they not only had fallen away from God, yet again, but God was physically present in Judea to fulfill the plan for a Savior and establishing His kingdom right here on earth. The Israelites refused to sacrifice Jesus as the Passover Lamb at the temple, instead they had Him murdered by the Romans outside Jerusalem.
The money and power of Satan's financial system had become the god of the Pharisees and the priests. They had more faith in money than they had faith in God. What is happening is the Pharisees, and the temple priests were in cahoots with the money-changers to run a financial scam, by giving the appearance this activity was justified by God. How so? By virtue of this scam being conducted at the temple, then it must be God's will, right?
Jesus took action. He wanted this sinful activity in God's temple to stop. So right off the bat, Jesus became a threat to these sinning leaders, priests, and money-changers (bankers). They had no intention of repenting. Satan had given them money, power, and status over the people and they sure weren't going to give any of it up.
We know that Jesus was usually angry when questioned by the hypocritical Pharisees about obeying their corrupted and twisted version of the Levitical laws (laws of Moses), but these temple incidents were unique because Jesus was quite raged. Not the usual picture we have in mind when we think of Jesus during His short life and ministry of love. Yet, here's some recorded history of Jesus flying off the handle, twice. Jesus also had other than spiritual reasons for behaving this way toward the money-changers.
On the surface you may think the money-changers were simply providing a needed service related to the temple, that of converting Caesar's Roman coins, which had an image of a pagan Emperor on it, or converting bullion or other foreign money to the legal half-shekel coin used for the temple tax.
The money-changers, and the temple priests, were not providing this service out of love for their brethren. They were taking advantage of the people by charging "large" fees for this service. After all, business is business, and for as much profit as possible. For nearly 2000 years money-changers and nations have been using temples to issue money in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Babylonia, and in other nations.
Please understand, Judea was part of the Roman Empire. This meant that everyday business in the empire, Judea included, was conducted using the money of the empire, Roman coins. Money-changers were actually needed for exchanging bullion and foreign coins to Roman money for daily international and local business activities, for a fee of course. These money-changers were international in scope, setting the exchange rate values of gold and silver between nations.
This was an especially great situation for the money-changers in Jerusalem, as they were the only source for the half-shekel silver coins. A person would give the money-changer the equivalent value in bullion, foreign money, or Roman coins, plus the service fee, and receive in exchange the needed half-shekel silver coin to pay the temple tax.
Then what did the priest do with all the half-shekel coins collected? To pay for temple expenses, and their own income as priest, they too would need Roman coins to use for everyday commerce just like everyone else. Who do you suppose they'd go to to exchange their half-shekel coins for Roman coins? The money-changers of course.
Have a look at the Book of Luke:
Luke 16:10-15 (KJV)
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous (loved money (NIV)), heard all these things: and they derided him.
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Human greed 2000 years ago, and even 4000 years ago, is the same as human greed today. There was a well established corrupt financial agreement between the money-changers, the Pharisees, and the temple priests to share in the spoils of the tax and the large fees collected when exchanging the coins. The temple priests guaranteed the money-changers would be at the temple to exchange money for the temple tax. Also, the money-changers had cornered the market of the half-shekel coins that the people had to use. Plus, the priests demanded that only the half-shekel coins were allowed to pay the temple tax. This is a major part of the scam. Prior to the minting of coins around 600 B.C., simple silver bullion was weighted out on a scale and used to pay the tax. Therefore, there was no real reason that only a specific coin had to be used to pay the temple tax. Think about it, silver is money no matter what shape or form it's in.
What this means is that the temple tax could have actually been paid using any form of silver, even the Roman coins with Caesar's image on it. There was no need at all for there to be any money-changers at God's temple. Since the temple tax was just a means of paying the Levite priests, having the tax paid with Romans coins would have been the most efficient method, totally bypassing the need for a third-party money-changer (banker) at all. There was no such thing as coins in the whole world until 600 BC anyway. The half-shekel coin was made to be required because a Roman coin with a pagan emperor's image on it simply wouldn't be proper, would it? Yet scamming the people was perfectly fine in the elders' and priests' eyes. What a bunch of hypocrites.
The result of all this? The rich and the elite had a racket going to make a financial killing while the common people worked not only to pay the temple tax, but also an unnecessary fee. You've heard this throughout history. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. God gave the Israelites their financial system, yet here's Satan's system operating in Jerusalem at the temple. This was a huge red flag that God's plan for the Judahites (members of the Tribe of Judah) wasn't working out too well. It's no wonder Jesus was so outraged at the temple. With the people under the influence of the Satanic led Pharisees, the Law was not being obeyed, and not even Jesus could get them to repent.
The Judean leaders' hearts were hardened because of money, so their cold hearts definitely weren't open to understanding the scriptures. After the first attack on the money-changers, Jesus was now the enemy of everyone who was in on Satan's financial scam. Their eyes were totally closed to being able to see that Jesus was the promised Messiah.
Jesus ministered for nearly three years, proving to all that He was God in the flesh, the Messiah. However, because of Israel's definace, this First Advent of Jesus Christ did not go as God had planned. Except for the few that became Christians, the Judahites didn't recognize, couldn't see, and simply didn't understand, that prophecy was being fulfilled by the arrival of Jesus. Satan had deceived them. Instead, they were obeying the oral laws and traditions of the rabbis. Even the Sabbath had been turned into a massive set of twisted rules people had to obey which had nothing whatsoever to do with being a holy day and drawing nearer to God. That's why Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites and children of their father the devil. Rabbis were the giver of Satan's laws, not God's laws.
Matthew 23:5-8 (KJV)
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Wow! I'll bet that went over big with the Rabbis.
Everyone should have been tickled pink and jumping for joy that Jesus had arrived. They had been rehearsing, on and off, for over 1400 years for this exact moment, the arrival of the Messiah and His sacrificial death in the temple at the hand of the High Priest. After His resurrection, Jesus was supposed to have established the Kingdom of God on earth. That was the whole purpose of the blood covenant with the Israelites.
The new High Priest, Jesus, of the tribe of Judah, was to rule as Lord of lords, and King of kings, with a whole nation of Israeli priests to spread and teach the gospel to the whole world, the Gentiles. Israel was chosen to be the light for the Gentiles. The Gentiles were ignorant about God since the time of Noah. Israel was chosen to enlighten them again.
Isaiah 42:6-7 (KJV)
6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 49:6 (KJV)
6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
God wanted Israel to demonstrate and proclaim the gospel to a world in darkness. Of course we know that the Israelites weren't going to have any part of God's plan, even though that was the whole purpose for the existence of their nation.
John the Baptist told them the kingdom was at hand, and so did Jesus:
Matthew 4:17 (KJV)
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The time was near, right? Isn't that what Jesus said? Jesus doesn't lie, so why would He say the kingdom is near if it wasn't true? He was planning on establishing the Kingdom of God right then and there, after His proper sacrifice and resurrection. Even though the Judahites failed to keep their part of the deal, Jesus did die and become mankind's Savior. However, Jesus also became mankind's new High Priest. The priestly tribe of Levi ended since the blood covenant was no longer in effect, due to Jesus dying and becoming our new High Priest of the tribe of Judah.
Now, imagine if the Tribe of Judah had accepted Jesus as the Messiah and had fulfilled their part of the covenant. Can you envision how great that would have been?
So let's pretend Jesus was accepted as the Messiah. Would He have been tried as a criminal? Of course not. Jesus came to die as the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God. Jesus would have voluntarily been escorted to the temple and placed on the Alter of Burnt Offerings. Then He would have been pierced with a knife by the High Priest, just like they had been rehearsing for over 1400 years with unblemished lambs. He would have been buried and after three days, He would be resurrected.
Look at this Old Testament prophecy:
Zechariah 12:10 (KJV)
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
The death of Jesus on the alter would have caused great sorrow, like the death of a firstborn son. That is what should have taken place. Instead, Jesus was hung on a cross as a criminal, a sinner accused of blasphemy.
Ok, still pretending, Jesus is now alive again, then what was supposed to happen? Was Jesus just going to say thanks and head back to Heaven, leaving the Judahites and Judaeans just as they were, under Roman rule? Can you imagine the uproar against Jesus if He told the everyone he was leaving, and they'd actually have to wait another 2000 years to be His holy nation again?
That's definitely not what would have happened. Jesus would have immediately removed the Romans. He would be the Lord of lords and King of kings on earth in Jerusalem. Jerusalem would have been a holy city, Heaven on earth (we cover this later) and definitely not ruled by anybody else but Jesus as High Priest, the Creator God Himself. Had that happened as planned, human history would have been totally different with God, Jesus, living here on earth. That was God's original plan as he told his disciples:
Matthew 16:21 (KJV)
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
That verse can be taken two ways because Jesus did suffer things by the elders, but not the intended way of being killed on the alter by them. We will now see that He was supposed to suffer and die at the hands of the elders on the temple alter.
Jesus was supposed to die in the temple as the Lamb of God. Unfortunately, God the Father knew this wasn't going to happen. The Judahites were rebellious and not keeping up their part of the contract, nor obeying the Law. The Bible is rather vague about the transfiguration event, but let's see what the scriptures tell us:
Matthew 17:1-5 (KJV)
1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
The Father sent Moses and Elijah from Heaven to meet with Jesus. Think about this for a moment. Have you ever wondered how Jesus knew to go to the mountain to meet with Moses and Elijah at that precise time? Says quite a bit about the abilities of the Holy Spirit to communicate.
It appears that Moses and Elijah gave Jesus some bad news, that the original plan for the Israelites was a no-go. Keep in mind that Jesus was a man with all the emotions and fears we all have. I can imagine that the Father knew that Jesus was in great need of some support and encouragement directly from Heaven, to help Jesus get through His upcoming ordeal. It would have been tough enough to be sacrificed at the temple, but now the ordeal was going to be a whole lot worse.
Right after this meeting, Jesus told the disciples again about His approaching death, but now the message had radically changed:
Matthew 17:22-23 (KJV)
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
Jesus was not going to die in the temple at the hands of the High Priest, but instead be betrayed and handed over to men. What men?
On Jesus' final trip to Jerusalem for the Passover, Jesus now knew He wasn't going to be accepted as the Messiah to be sacrificed in the temple, but instead would be handed over to men, the Romans.
This brought up a big problem. The Messiah was supposed to die at a particular time. As the accepted Messiah, Jesus would have simply gone to the temple to be sacrificed at the appointed time as the Passover Lamb. That plan was now gone.
Jesus now had to force a situation that would guarantee His death at exactly the right time, the appointed time as prophesied in the Book of Daniel. If Jesus didn't die right on time according to scripture, then the whole plan of salvation would have collapsed because scripture would have been proven wrong. He wouldn't die as the Passover lamb. Do you suppose that Satan was trying to prove God, and scripture, wrong, as nothing more than a huge fraud?
Jesus knew the Pharisees and priests wanted to kill Him since He was a major threat to their false religious system, their money, and their power. When Jesus went to Jerusalem to die, He had to force the Pharisees and Sanhedrin into action to actually get it done at the right time. Just preaching, as He had been doing for nearly three years, just wouldn't guarantee that He would be killed on the exact day required.
Satan had already foiled God's plan to establish the Kingdom of God by making sure Jesus was not accepted as the Messiah. Yet, Jesus still had to die at the right time to be the prophesied Savior for the world. So how was Jesus going to force the Pharisees and the Sanhedrin into action?
How about striking at the heart of their evil system, their way of life and social status by exposing their system of money and power? After nearly three years of preaching, Jesus now had followers that listened to Him. The first time Jesus chased the money-changers from the temple, His outburst simply looked more like some nutcase attacking the establishment. Now, with a large following of believers, Jesus was tremendously more dangerous with the truth, and more exposure is the last thing the Pharisees and the priests wanted.
So Jesus attacked the money-changers and the shady merchants at the temple again. The evil Pharisees and Sanhedrin jumped into action by having Jesus arrested under cover of darkness that night. They even paid Judas to help them. That's right, 30 pieces of silver money was used to cause evil behavior. Jesus had to be stopped immediately before He could do any more public damage to their system and life style.
After having previously met with Elijah and Moses, Jesus was well aware that instead of dying relatively peacefully on the altar, He would instead suffer tremendous pain and agony before dying. He was tried, nearly flogged to death, and killed as a common criminal outside the city on a cross. Passover lambs were never sacrificed this way. It's no wonder why Jesus was sweating blood in the Garden of Gethsemane the night of His arrest. The anticipation of the coming events must have been horrendous. The next day scripture was fulfilled by Jesus dying right on time.
1. The Babylonian Talmud
2. The Money-Changers
What's this Babylonian Talmud thing? Babylon? Doesn't the Book of Revelation say something about Babylon? Sure does, quite a number of times throughout the Bible. Here's one:
Revelation 14:8 (KJV)
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.
Isn't that strange? That verse says all nations. It doesn't say "except" the United States, nor modern day Israel, nor any other nations. It say "all."
I bet you thought that 2000 years ago, during Jesus' ministry, that all Judahites used the Old Testament, the covenant laws of the Books of Moses, the Torah, as the source of their laws and beliefs. After all, these are God's people, right? RIGHT? You thought wrong. Yes, there were some that did still obey the laws given by Moses, but the vast majority of Judahites were under the influence of the Pharisees and the oral teachings of the Babylonian Talmud.
Now just wait a darn minute. That can't be true, can it? I must be making this up. Well, let's see.
In 586 B.C, King Nebuchadnezzar made his third seize on Judea, Jerusalem, and the temple, totally destroying them all. The temple was gone and God exiled the remaining Judaeans and Judahites into Babylon. Wow, of all the places to be exiled.
Having no more temple, and no more Jerusalem, temple sacrificing ceased with no way for them to atone for their sins. Also, let's not forget the fact that God had Jerusalem and the temple destroyed because the Judahites weren't obeying the Law in the first place. They were worshipping idols to worthless gods and performing abominations against God. And, what's the source of these ungodly practices? Read Revelation 14:8 again.
The Babylonian captivity lasted for 70 years. That's a long time for a few generations of Judahites to be under more of Satan's influences. Babylonian traditions and mysticism crept into and mixed with the evil traditions that the exiled Judahites already possessed. The result is that the rabbis made up a bunch of laws (traditions of men), based on "works" to atone for their sins. In other words, they made up their own religion. To God this religion of "Judaism" is nothing but Satanic garbage. The resulting mixture of distorted and twisted beliefs became the teachings of the oral Talmud (wasn't written). Since this Satanic fabrication was developed while in Babylon, during the time of their exile, it was called the Babylonian Talmud.
When the 70 year exile ended, God allowed the repentant Judahites to return to Judea for one last shot at getting their act together, to obey God and fulfill the covenant properly. Those returning to Jerusalem basically consisted of only several thousand members of the Tribe of Judah. The majority of the Judahites did not return to Jerusalem. A great many of them simply grew old and died while in Babylon. They had made new lives for themselves while in Babylon, and also intermarried with locals, especially the generation born in Babylon.
Those that returned to Jerusalem rebuilt the temple, and for the next 490 years the cancerous teachings of the Talmud eventually corrupted the leaders and the people. After the Talmud traditions and mysticism had overtaken the Judaean population, Jesus arrived. Whoops!
So Satan has taken the religion of Judaism, based on the Babylonian Talmud, to continue his plan against mankind and God. Satan sure knows how to work an angle. He took God's chosen people, turned them against God to create Judaism which Satan then uses to control the world in these End Times. On top of that, the misguided Israelites that survived the 70 A.D. slaughter ended up becoming a people of slaves, just as God said they would in the Old Testament. (We'll study this in more detail in a later chapter)
Matthew 23:37-39 (KJV)
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
What does desolate mean? It means deserted, godforsaken, abandoned, empty, barren, etc. The Judahites had totally blown their last chance to repent and obey God. The whole 1400 years of rehearsing for the sacrifice of the Messiah was finished because Jesus isn't going to be sacrificed a second time. They failed to perform according to the contract made with God. In 70 A.D. God had the Roman army destroy Jerusalem and the temple, no longer needed and never to be rebuilt. Unfortunately for mankind, Judaism wasn't also destroyed. Satan had plans for the these Talmudic teachings, and has taken tremendous advantage of this corrupt religion.
So what did God do after His plan was foiled by Satan's influence on the Israelites? God's backup plan went into effect. Plan B is the covenant Jesus made with the Gentiles, on an individual basis, who have faith in Jesus Christ and the faith to obey the Law, the Ten Commandments. The blood covenant was done, along with its Levitical laws. God was done with the Israelites as a nation of people. The baton was passed to faithful individual Christians to spread the gospel of the New Covenant.
It's a very ironic twist that God's once chosen people, the descendants of Israel (Jacob), and specifically the tribes of Judah and Levi, created the Satanic religion of Judaism, with the Babylonian Talmud as its core, that has the whole world in the chaotic state it's in today. Jesus flat out stated that God's chosen people had become Satan's chosen people.
John 8:44 (KJV)
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
In Mathew 23:37 above, notice I also highlighted "how often would I have gathered thy children together." This was part of God's plan A for the Israelites had the Judahites accepted Jesus as the Messiah. After His death, resurrection, and establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth, there was to be a resurrection of all dead Israelites. They, along with the still living Israelites would have been separated by Jesus into the righteous and the wicked. The righteous would have been gathered to Jerusalem 2000 years ago. (We study this in the Book of Ezekiel)
All prophecies in the Old Testament about the the Kingdom of God, except for the sealed up prophecies in the Book of Daniel, are referring to the First Advent of Jesus 2000 years ago. There wouldn't be a Seconding Coming. Jesus wouldn't have left earth the first time to go back to Heaven. So, this brings up a huge point about Old Testament prophecies that most everyone fails to recognize. How can the prophecies in the Old Testament be referring to a Second Coming of Jesus if there wasn't going to be one?
This is vital to understand: Just because the Israelites didn't fulfill their part of the covenant with God doesn't automatically convert Old Testament prophecies into New Testament prophecies concerning the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Anyone trying to force fit Old Testament prophecies into the Second Coming ends up with a mess that simply doesn't make any sense.
This is exactly why there are so many different Christian churches today. About one-third of the world’s population is Christian. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? However, this is actually a good thing when you consider the sad state of Christianity today. There are over 35,000 different Christian denominations in the world, and each one thinks it’s "the true church" based on what it believes. Of course, it’s simply impossible for each one of them to be "the true church," when in fact, not one of them is "the true church."
For now, just realize why God established a covenant with the Israelites. God wanted the Israelites to be a kingdom of priests if they would obey Him.
Exodus 19:5-6 (KJV)
5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Why would God need a kingdom of priests? Were they were going to preach to each other? What about that holy nation part?
After Jesus was to establish the Kingdom of God in Jerusalem, the Israelites, as priests, were to go out into the rest of the world to teach the Gentiles of God's Kingdom. All the Israelites had to do was perform the duties of the covenant that was made with God. Yes, it's all right there in your Bible (more detail later).
The Pharisees and the elders were blinded by money and power. The love of money by the Pharisees and the temple priests truly was the root of all evil. They had faith in money and power, but no faith in God.
1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I have given you an overview of these particular events during the ministry of Jesus, along with some other dots that need more connecting:
* Old Testament prophecies and the First Advent of Jesus Christ
* Money-changer (banker) history
* Judaism and the Babylonian Talmud
* Real Judahites and false Judahites
* Books of Daniel and Revelation
All these subjects are intimately interconnected. Each one of these subjects could be a book unto itself, so even in this book I can only touch on the important points. However, they are all pivotal to mankind's history. We will go back in time to the "In the beginning" briefly, but primarily to the time of Noah, after the Flood, where this evil system of finance and all the false religions began, Babylon. From there we'll work forward to today and to the coming 1335 days of the Great Tribulation.
I truly believe you will have an "Ah Ha" awakening after I show you the clear picture, how this all comes together to a single point in our immediate future. We are all fast approaching God's final line in the sand, and it's going be extremely rough going if you aren't aware of what's coming at you, and how it plays out.
The Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation work together to build a prophecy matrix that lays out a perfect timeline as each prophecy fits together simply and perfectly. With God, timing is everything. No other Old Testament prophecies needed since they have nothing to do with the Second Coming. The key to understanding Revelation has always been the sealed up prophecies of the Book of Daniel. Nearly 2600 years of history had to present itself for Daniel's prophecies to make sense. The historical events that transpired from 600 BC to today are the keys that unlock Daniel. Daniel's prophecies now mesh perfectly with Revelation's prophecies.
Let me turn on the lights for you, because you sure don't want to get this wrong like the Israelites did. Otherwise, when Satan appears on earth as God, he will eat your lunch, forever.
Let's go all the way back to the starting point, and begin traveling through time from the "In the beginning" to "A new heaven and new earth." We'll study the above subjects by means of the Bible and third part researchers to see:
* What God has really told mankind about His coming kingdom on earth;
* How Satan's plan uses religion and money to deceive mankind.
Keep in mind that we briefly touch many off-shoot subjects as well. It's impossible to not mention important related core information when laying the groundwork for the primary subjects.
You may or may not be aware that Satan's varied money systems have pretty much ruled the world throughout mankind's history since shortly after Noah's Flood. Jesus said the "love of money was the root of all evil" for a reason. Man simply loves money more than God, and man has perpetuated untold evils to acquire it and control it for the misguided pursuit of power, resulting in a few people controlling most other people of the world.
Satan used man's carnal nature to create all the false religions existing in the world. This brings up a rather odd question. Did God create a religion? God created two humans and gave them rules (laws} to live by. Does that mean Adam and Eve were members of a religion while they lived in the Garden? God created the earth, He owns it, He's the king, so He gets to make the rules. Did obeying His rules make Adam and Eve members of a religion?
After they were kicked out of the Garden, did that make worshipping their Creator a religion? I would say no. God was the head, the King of a government. Yet a great many people will say that obeying, or believing in, God is a religious act.
Just because it's been 6000 years and people have forgotten their Creator, His laws, and His government, does not mean that the people that do remember are part of some religion. Those that fail to love God and His laws, and instead adhere to a different ideology, are the people that are part of some man-made religion or belief system. Satan has caused mankind to rebel against God and to sin by breaking His laws, resulting in an assortment of ungodly, self-serving belief systems for power and profit.
Being part of a religion means you meet the criteria of the social crowd you're choosing to run with. You can test this, but I must warn you that you will lose your friends, alienate your family, and may even be kicked out of your church, no matter the denomination. All you have to do is start doing what Jesus says instead of following the doctrines of your current belief system. Of course you'll have to read your Bible to see what's actually written in it to do this.
Despite the assortment of worldwide religions, it seems man is ultimately ruled by money. As you'll see, religion and money have a very tight interrelationship. Down through history, both have been used by the world's narcissistic (excessive interest in oneself) rulers and the secretive, behind-the-scenes, money-changer elite (banking families), to obtain as much worldly power and wealth as possible.
Religions are essentially "big business," and business needs money as the primary mechanism for gaining power and, of course, wealth. The common people are simply brainwashed and deceived into accepting the teachings of their various religions, and most important, to give money to the religious leaders. That's a very broad statement and of course their are many sincere ministers, yet they still depend on filling their pews to support their chosen profession. Of all of Jesus' Apostles, Judas Iscariot ended up being in it for the money, and that didn't turn out very well.
On earth, Satan's ultimate goal is to create a worldwide ruling government, and he will accomplish this during the 1335 days of the Great Tribulation. God permits this, on purpose. For now, though, we have a few powerful elite, by virtue of being wealthy, trying to mimic what Satan will ultimately achieve. Perhaps you've heard the term known today as the "New World Order?" The NWO is not the one-world government of Revelation that Satan will create while on earth, but it is a precursor. Satan is using the sociopathic wealthy elite to condition, or brainwash, the rest of the world for an easier transition to Satan's Great Tribulation kingdom.
Genesis 6:9-10 (KJV)
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
There were only eight people on the ark: Noah, his wife, his three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth and their three wives. The thing to consider here is that there didn't have to be just these eight people. Noah was warning the people for 120 years about God's approaching flood. Any one of them could have joined Noah's family on the ark, but to do so would have met they believed God. To a great many people it had to be glaringly obvious that crazy Noah was building a huge ship on dry land. That was an in-your-face warning, but to no avail. The people simply didn't believe Noah's warnings because Satan had taken over their hearts and minds.
All eight of the Noah family had been a part of the world before the flood. None of them had a memory-wipe during their stay on the ark, so they all had seen things, knew of things, probably experienced things, or maybe even partook of the sins of the pre-flood world. According to the Bible, only Noah was righteous. This pretty much means the rest of the family probably wasn't so much. Further reading of the Bible makes it plain that sinful behaviors came with them to the other side of the flood. Not long after the flood we have Gen 9:20-25. Ham was in sinning toward Noah, his father. Take your pick of all the theories of what happened. The point is, Ham was breaking God's law, which is the definition of sin.
Any of you who have children know that trying to teach them proper behavior and respect, especially toward God, is very difficult at best, or maybe even impossible. Everyone has free-will to obey or rebel against God. You can be certain that Satan was using his power to influence Noah's family anyway possible. Look what happened to Adam and Eve, and they were created perfect with no desire to sin, and actually communicated with God in the garden. Adam and Eve, having first hand knowledge directly from God, were deceived into ignoring the big picture benefits of God's plan for man. They believed Satan's lie and lost big time. It's pretty obvious that humans can be easily swayed to really make a mess of things.
It's probably a good bet that the descendants of Noah’s sons and their wives probably learned and acquired much of the evil pre-flood knowledge, traditions, rituals, and behaviors. Let's face it, people like to talk, especially when they shouldn't. With life spans of hundreds of years, pre-flood knowledge was discussed at some point by those members of Noah's family.
As wise as humans believe themselves to be, history pretty much proves otherwise. You’d tend to think that having just gone through the flood that these eight people and their descendants would have been more than happy to walk lockstep with God. However, as families grow creating new generations, children don’t always obey, don't listen, nor accept the wisdom of their parents. Plus there's also the doubting-Thomas types. If they didn't see it, it didn't happen. It simply doesn’t help that humans are born with a rebellious nature toward God and His laws. Sinning is just so easy.
Noah's family went forth and multiplied, creating the offspring that would eventually form new nations and new civilizations. Each step of the way Satan was there taking advantage of everyone's carnal nature, doing his best to make sure that as many people as possible did not love, nor obey God, nor even know of God.
There isn't a whole lot of actual information written about money before the flood, except for one big hint about gold:
Genesis 2:11-12 (KJV)
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
These verses are describing a river that flowed from the Garden of Eden that feeds a land that has gold. Well now, I wonder why gold is mentioned specifically. Everything in the Bible is there for a reason, so listing gold obviously means something, and God specifically says gold is good.
Let's see, God says gold is good, and today's Satanic influenced rulers and investment advisors say it's a "barbaric relic." Gee, what a hard decision to make. God = gold is good, Satan = gold is barbaric. What to do, what to do?
What did the people back then use as money? Well, if gold is good for God, and I do take God at His word, then I'm going say that God had chosen gold to be the money of choice. To further delve into the topic of early money, permit me to temporarily jump ahead about 500 years after the flood for a moment to make a point about silver.
It seems that silver was money as well, and also God approved. Not long after the flood, God says Abram (Abraham) was very rich in silver and gold.
Genesis 13:2 (KJV)
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Genesis 23:16 (KJV)
16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
I think it's a pretty safe bet that gold and silver were the first widely used money on earth, which just so happens to also be God approved. Well, approved as long as it didn't cause people to turn from God. Remember, money itself is not inherently bad or evil, they are just rare minerals that make up a small part the physical earth. Money becomes the root of evil when it is more important than God, or is used to do evil things, both of which are sins.
The main point to take away from this is that since Noah's flood, people understood the value of gold and silver as a store of wealth and for use as money for conducting business with another person. Of course, Satan is going to be right there using gold and silver for his benefit to control mankind. As we step through history, you'll see that Satan has done a very good job using money to turn mankind away from God.