Friday, May 27, 2011

The United States

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Revelation 13:11

John F. Kennedy was a sincere politician who made it clear that there will be a clear separation of Church and state.  He put his country and the principles of the United States constitution before his church.  He is lamented as the last great president of the United States

When the United States and the Papacy forms an alliance and imposes their principles on mankind, the worst evil in human history will be unleashed upon the inhabitants of the world  

The signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, that separated the 13 colonies from King George III' Great Britain and formed the United States of America.

The country called the United States of America rose up in its embryonic stage in the late half of the 18th century.  The most famous of the founding fathers are Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), George Washington (1732-1799) and inventor, scientist and diplomat Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) who are the three most famous of the 56 men that signed the Declaration of Independence, in order to separate the 13 colonies from the control of the British Empire under King George III (1738-1820), to create a new nation and form a Republic, where there would be no tyrannical monarchical, oligarchic, despotic laws like the governments in the old World in Europe. North America was first colonised by the Spanish in the late 1400s, then the English Puritans overtook it in the 17th century, where it has since been a Protestant enclave.

The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and was adopted on 4th July 1776.  Though North Americans celebrate the 4th July as their official Independence Day, the day on which final separation was officially voted on, was on July 2.  ‘It had denied parliamentary sovereignty over the colonies as early as Dec. 6, 1775; and it had declared on May 10, 1776, that the authority of the King ought to be “totally suppressed,” advising all the several colonies to establish governments of their own choice.’ (1) 

The most famous portion of the Declaration of Independence reads as thus:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

In word, it sounds like the most beautiful versed document on equality and racial and religious harmony, but was it actually put into practice by these founding fathers?  This new nation was comprised of European immigrants from England, Scotland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, where the vast majority were Protestants.  The English and the Scots were Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Quakers, Baptists, Congregational and Unitarians.  The French were Calvinist Huguenots and the German and Dutch were Lutherans.  There were also Catholics and Jews, but they were a minority.  They weren’t the only race of people in these colonies.  There were black Africans, where the majority of them were slaves and the Native Americans, who the Europeans falsely called Indians (a blunder made by Christopher Columbus).  Though the blacks and natives both served in the armies in the American war of Independence (1775-1783), before and after the war, they were unfairly mistreated.  Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States of America and a Rosicrucian, is revered by Americans and historians as being a strong champion for religious and civil liberty, which he was. George Washington who the capital city is named after, was a Freemason and the first president of the United States is also highly respected as the triumphant commander in the War of Independence.  They both had slaves and they both were very brutal in their attitudes towards the Native Americans, by purging them off their land; an episode of American history that historians choose to ignore and the average North American is ignorant of.

‘George Washington, in 1779, instructed Major General John Sullivan to attack the Iroquois and “lay waste all the settlements around … that the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed,” urging the general not to “listen to any overture of peace before the total ruin of their settlements is effected.”  Sullivan did as instructed, he reported back, “destroy[ing] everything that contributes to their support” and turning “the whole of that beautiful region,” wrote one early account, “from the character of a garden to a scene of drear and sickening desolation.”  The Indians “were hunted down like wild beasts” in a “war of extermination,” something Washington approved of since, as he was to say in 1783, the Indians, after all, were little different from wolves, “both being beasts of prey, tho’ they differ in shape.”  The surviving Indians later referred to Washington by the nickname “Town Destroyer,” for it was under his direct orders that at least 28 out of 30 Seneca towns from Lake Erie to the Mohawk River had been totally obliterated in a period of less than five years, as had all the towns and villages of the Mohawk, the Onondaga, and the Cayuga.  As one of the Iroquois told Washington to his face in 1792: “to this day, when that name is heard, our women look behind them and turn pale, and our children cling close to the necks of their mothers.’
Jefferson, for example, who in 1807 instructed his Secretary of War that any Indians who resisted American expansion into their lands must be met with the “hatchet.”  “And … if ever we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe,” he wrote, “we will never lay it down till that tribe is exterminated, or is driven beyond the Mississippi,” continuing: “in war, they will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them.”  These were not offhand remarks, for five years later, in 1812, Jefferson again concluded that white Americans were “obliged” to drive the “backward” Indians “with the beasts of the forests into the Stony Mountains”; and one year later still, he added that the American government had no other choice before it than “to pursue [the Indians] to extermination, or drive them to new seats beyond our reach.”  Indeed, Jefferson’s writings on Indians are filled with the straightforward assertion that the natives are to be given a simple choice – to be “extirpate[d] from the earth” or to remove themselves out of the Americans’ way. (2)

These barbaric methods of anti-Indian genocide, continued right up into the 20th century to the American Indian Movement in the 1970s, where FBI director John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) used barbaric methods on the natives who wanted their real estate lands back.  The cowboy and Indian films in the westerns, was an attempt to purge the guilty conscience of American colonial history, by using reverse psychology and deceitfully rewriting the past by portraying the Native Americans as savages who prey on innocent white people travelling throughout the Midwest.  Their history has not been totally eradicated, for American currency and the Symbol of the NFL team the Washington Redskins, bears the emblem of the Natives. There are still place names and products that are named after tribes of the Native Americans, such as Moccasins shoes, the Apache Helicopter, Cherokee jeep and the Pontiac car company, named after the Native American chief, whose company produces the Firebird, the Transam in the Knight Rider television series and the Solstice.  The places that have Native American names are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Manhattan, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Malibu, Milwaukee, Missouri, Nebraska, Niagara, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pensacola, Roanoke, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The American Civil War (1861-1865) was between the Union in the North that was headed by former lawyer Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the 16th President of the United States and the rebellious south, headed by Jefferson Davis (1808-1899), president of the Confederate States during the duration of the war. There were 34 states at the start of the war and 36 at the end of the war.  That is triple the amount of states within a 100 year period since the Declaration of Independence.  The issue between the abolitionist North and the slave-holding south was over slavery.  There are three leading factors that fuelled the first ‘modern war’.  They are:
·      1. The book Uncle Tom’ Cabin (1852) by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) that described the terrible conditions of slaves in the south.
·      2. The Dread Scot Decision in 1857 which was a decision the United States Supreme Court made that ruled that Africans imported as slaves in the U.S. were not protected as free citizens under the American Constitution.
·      3. The Harpers Ferry insurrection was a slave revolt in 1859 that was headed by a white American abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859).  African-Americans still view him as a hero.

Though North America was a Protestant nation, very few of the Protestant bodies in both the North and South made an openly bold stand in condemning the evil, dehumanising act of slavery, for they had profited well from it.  The Seventh-day Adventist scholar and missionary John Nevis Andrews (1829-1883) recorded his shock and disgust of the churches attitudes towards the ungodly act of slavery.

“The Protestant Church, till within a short time, held many thousand slaves; nor is the fact to be disguised that the professed church was the right arm of the slave power.  Nor was slavery abolished by the churches.  To the secular power falls the honour of overthrowing this gigantic evil; and the churches have never confessed their great wrong in so upholding this iniquitous system.” (3)

The single most respected authority on slavery was not in the New World, but in the Old World in Europe.  He was the stepfather of Communism, the German economist and historian Karl Marx (1818-1883).  In a letter to P. V. Annenkov on December 28, 1846 he stressed that African slavery had great economic benefits to world trade.

Karl Marx (1818-1883)
“Freedom and slavery constitute an antagonism.  We are not dealing with indirect slavery, the slavery of the proletariat, but with direct slavery, the slavery of the black races in Surinam, in Brazil, in the Southern States of North America.  Without slavery no cotton; without cotton no modern industry.  Slavery has given value to the colonies; the colonies have created world trade; world trade is the necessary condition of large-scale machine industry.  Thus, before the traffic in Negroes began, the colonies supplied the Old World with only few products and made no visible change in the face of the earth.  Slavery is therefore an economic category of the highest importance.  Without slavery North America, the most progressive country, would be transformed into a patriarchal land.  You have only to wipe North America off the map of the nations and you get anarchy, the total decay of trade and of modern civilisation.  But to let slavery disappear is to wipe North America off the map of the nations.” (4)

Karl Marx’ cold humanistic ideas have led to the loss of millions of lives in Communistic countries, Cambodia being one example.  The American Civil War was very horrible and bloody and the whole of the US was red with the blood of its sons.

‘Approximately 4,000,000 troops took part in the war, which has been described as the first “modern” or “total” war – that is, a war in which the industrial potential of the victor determined the outcome.  Total casualties exceeded 617,000 dead (North 359,000; South, 258,000) and 375,000 wounded (North, 275,000; South, 100,000).  The war resulted in the preservation of the Union and brought about important alteration in the U.S. constitution, the abolition of slavery and far-reaching social and economic changes. (5)

Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497-1542) was a Spanish explorer and Conquistador who is credited with discovering the Mississippi river for the West

 English Quaker William Penn (1644-1718), like Puritan Roger Williams, was one of the few Europeans who respected the Native Americans and their culture, where he formed good relations and made a treaty with the Lenape tribe

The Native Americans have suffered terribly since European colonists landed in their terrain where many live in their own reservations, but their image is used as symbols for North American currency and on many national emblems

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of he United States of America and leader of the North during the horrific American Civil War
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), President of the Confederate States of the United States 
The huge and sad loss of human life from the bloody American Civil War
The horrific graveyard of the millions of souls who died in the Civil War

This image shows the depth of brutality slave owners unleashed on slaves.  The wounds are absolutely horrific and it shows the scale of hatred these men had on a people who were treated even lower than the slave owners own pets

The images above show how the issue of race has played a sad and destructive part of the culture of the United States of America.  It has never fully died

We have looked at the rise of the United States from a secular point of view, now let’s observe it from the ‘more sure word of prophecy’.  Does it play any special role in the closing stages of world history?  It is a very young nation, not even three hundred years old, but it will play an exceptional role in prophecy just prior to the 2nd Coming of Christ.  Only a few Protestants were able to identify it.  To give a clue how to identify this power, it is important that you look at the wording and strength of the prophecy alone.  It arose and started to develop itself when the first beast, the Papacy, was led ‘into captivity’ (Rev. 13:10).  This occurred during the French Revolution in the 1700s and each century, successive prophetic expositors have identified the second power in Revelation 13, a power separate from the Papacy, who will rise up and strengthen her cause.  Here are the identifying prophetic pointers of the beast that ‘had two horns like a lamb’, also known as ‘the false prophet’.  Does the United States of America, the land of the free, home of the brave, qualify as this power?

·      It starts off with humble beginnings, then turns ferocious (Rev. 13:11)

·      It changes its original policies and makes the entire world to forcefully worship the first beast, the Papacy (Rev. 13:12)

·      It is able to perform supernatural wonders (Rev. 13:13)

·      It deceives the inhabitants of the earth by the miracles and instructs them to make an image to the first beast, the Papacy (Rev. 14:14)

·      It introduces a one world religion and imposes a global death decree on the inhabitants of the earth who do not accept the image (Rev. 13:15)

·      No race, age or class is spared this global decree (Rev. 13:16)

·      No man can’t buy or sell who does not accept the image (Rev. 13:17)
Here are a number of pointers to identify it according to Bible prophecy.

·      A beast symbolically represents a king/kingdom (Dan. 7:7, 17)

·      A horn symbolically represents a king/kingdom (Dan. 7:24; Rev. 17:12)

Each of the following prophetic expositors in succeeding centuries, from the 1600s to the 1800s in three succeeding centuries were able to identify that this power, that was lamb-like, was to rise up and give the Papacy a boost for global control that she never had and most identified her as apostate Protestantism or simply the United States.

Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680), English Puritan, theologian and teacher           
“For though they, with an impudent forehead, renounce the Pope’s character and the name of the Papists, and will by no means be called priests of Baal’, though priests they affect to be called, but beasts themselves to be of the Reformation, and opposites to the Papal faction; yet with as much impudence do they bring in an image of Popish worship and ceremonies.  And as in worship, so in doctrine…thus truly setting up an image of old Popery in a Protestant Reformed way, even as Popery is an image of heathen worship in a Christian way.” (6)

John Wesley (1703-1791), English Anglican cleric, founder of the Methodists
"And I saw another wild beast - So he is once termed to show his fierceness and strength; but in all other places, "the false prophet." He comes to confirm the kingdom of the first beast.  Coming up - Out of Asia.  But he is not yet come, though he cannot be afar off; for he is to appear at the end of the fort-two months of the first beast." (7) 
[Note: John Wesley was accurate on every point, except for the geographical location of the second beast, which he thought was to arise in Asia.]
Isaac Backus (1724-1806), Baptist historian
“For the Protestant Beast hath carried blood and slavery round the world, in galleys and gallant ships, as far as the first beast ever did.” (8)

Each century each prophetic expositor gets closer.  Many of the Millerites were spot on in their identification of the two-horned beast.  Though biased ignorant historians loathe adherents of William Miller, they were exceptionally talented in their prophetic applications, except for falsely predicting the day of Christ’ Second Coming.   Methodist Episcopalian preacher and Millerite Josiah Litch (1809-1886), was very close identifying the lamb-like beast, where he says: “The two-horned beast is represented as a power existing and performing his part after the death and revival of the first beast…If asked to offer my opinion as to what will constitute the beast with two horns, or the false prophet, I must frankly confess I do not know.  I think it is a power yet to be developed or made manifest as an accomplice of the papacy in subjecting the world.  It will be a power which will perform miracles, and deceive the world with them.  See Rev. 19:20.” (9) He was very close, but the first clear definitive application was by a Millerite by the name of Hiram S. Case, of Michigan whose application was spot on in identifying apostate Protestantism as the second beast in Revelation 13.  He says:  “The two horned beast is the power of Church and State.  It is an “image” of the Papal Beast, to whom the dragon gave his power, and his seat, and great authority.  The Papal Beast was church and state united.  An image must be like the thing imitated; therefore, the image – beast composed of church and state united – Protestant churches and Republicanism.  The word of the Lord is plain.” (10) But it was in 1851 that the Seventh-day Adventist pioneer and scholar John Nevis Andrews made the identification of the USA as the lamb-like beast where he documented it in his work, The Three Messages of Revelation 14.

John Nevis Andrews (1829-1883), Seventh-day Adventist minister
"It is the two horne beast that is to cause the world to worship the first beast, and to form an image to that beast, which all must worship on pain of death... It is the two-horned beast which is to cause the fearful scene respecting which the third angel utters his voice of solemn warning.  It is therefore evident that if we would understand this warning, we must carefully examine the prophecy respecting the two-horned beast.  The power is evidently the last with which the people of God are connected; for the Third Angel's Message, which immediately precedes the coming of Jesus on the white cloud, pertains almost entirely to the action of the two-horned beast.  Compare REv. 14:9-11 with 13:11-18.  The preceding powers had arise through the strife of the winds on the great sea; but this power arises out of the earth.  In appearance, if we may judge from the symbols used, the beast represents the mildest power that ever arose; for in the prophetic history of the governments that have preceded this, no one has been represented by symbols so mild.  We understand these horns to denote the civil and religious power of this nation, - its Republican civil power, and its Protestant ecclesiastical.  The only civil government that has ever existed, exhibiting the lamb-like appearance of this symbol, is the United States, one of the articles of its Constitution containing these words: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."  As the lamb-like power of this beast, represented by its horns, is not in accordance with its dragonic character, as exhibited in its exercising all the power of the first beast, we think the conclusion a reasonable one, that it period of mildness and deception precedes that of its tyranny and oppression." (11)
The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is the only denomination that clearly identifies the US as the second power in Revelation 13.  Though many Christians and Muslims see America as playing a central role in world affairs, the Adventists are the only church who identifies it prophetically, according to the scriptures.

After the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Bill of Rights of Rights (1791) that contained the first ten amendments which was added to the United States Constitution (1789) and the Emancipation of Proclamation (1862/63) to free slaves, the US was still growing as a nation and perfectly fulfilling its role according to the Holy Scriptures.  The Spanish-American War (1898) and WWI (1914-1918) saw the US rise as a military power and by WWII, the 32nd president of the US, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) observed her vast growth and economic influence.

"I do not look upon the United States as a finished product.  We are still in the making."
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

North Americans are very patriotic and since 9/11, the stripes and bar flag is on display everywhere.  When you speak to them they speak with total confidence, but very few of them know little of their own history, or history in general and this makes them vulnerable in believing that America is justified in anything she does, as a number of unconventional US researchers and investigative journalists have observed.

Americans are among the most ignorant people in the world when it comes to history.  Opinion surveys have shown that large percentages of them do not know the difference between World War I and World War II.  Many believe that Germany and the Soviet Union were allies in the latter conflict.  Relatively very few ever heard of the multinational invasion of Soviet Russia in which the United States was a participant.  Many never heard of Hiroshima and have no idea that the United States dropped an atomic bomb on that city.  Many could not tell you what issues were involved in the Vietnam war or other armed conflicts in which the United States has participated.  Nor could they say much about the history of aggression perpetrated against Native Americans and the slavery inflicted upon Africans in America.  The centuries of imperialism imposed on Asia, Africa, and Latin America by the European and North American powers are, for the most part, nonevents in the collective American psyche.  Not many Americans could put together two intelligence sentences about the histories of Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, or Cuba – to name the United States closest neighbors.  Most would not have the foggiest idea about what was at stake in the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, or the Chinese Revolution.  Americans themselves are not totally to blame for this.  They are taught almost nothing of these things in primary and secondary school nor even at the university level. (12) Most colleges today are turning out graduates who have studied little or no history.  Research by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) of U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of “America’s Best Colleges” (including both private and public) disclosed startling figures.  In 1914, 90% of America’s elite colleges required history; in 1939 and 1964 more than 50% did; by 1996 only one of the best 50 schools offered a required history course. (13)

Many Americans believe the 21st century US-led wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003) are foreign policy blunders in American politics by misguided men in the US government, but the US have been invading and toppling governments for the greater part of the 20th century and the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt resonates with the agenda of pre-meditated wars of who the US see as rogue states.

"In politics, nothing happens by accident.  If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." 
President Franklin Delan Roosevelt

Its continuous wars from the end of WWII onwards, were not to remove evil dictators from power and make the world a more stable, peaceful place, but to topple democratically elected governments who do not come in harmony with her strategic interests and to plant more air bases for corporate, military and geopolitical reasons and to keep poor nations economically bound through the IMF and the World Bank.

‘From 1945 to the end of the century, the United States attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes.  In the process, the US caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.’ (14)

This historical information is essential if we are to have a picture what the US is to do in the not to distant future.  Her policies are going to change drastically and since 9/11 we have seen a change in the Constitution, which was meant to ensure that a fascist regime does not infringe on the rights of the people and violate their civil and religious liberties.  The first Amendment that was ratified effective on December 15, 1791 is a safeguard for every citizen, but now we see that it is under attack.  It reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The US Patriot Act that was swiftly endorsed and put into law after the twin towers came crashing down in Manhattan, New York City undermines the Bill of Rights.  Civil and religious liberty groups have protested vociferously against its fascistic nature and its cunning framework to keep US citizens under control and in check.  The Hollywood film The Siege (1998) gives a detailed prophetic look at how the PATRIOT Act would be instilled and how Martial Law would be put into place in response to a terror threat.  Is it Entertainment or education?  What many Americans are unaware of is that trial runs of this have already taken place during WWII when innocent Japanese-Americans were rounded up and seen as a domestic threat and placed in concentration camps.  Very few Americans are aware of this, for it is one of those silent episodes that America would like to keep in the archives from outsiders.  The conditions weren’t as harsh as the Jews were in Nazi Germany, but to be treated as a victim in your country for something you have never done wrong is harsh.  Not long afterwards there was the Communist witch-hunts, created by the hysteria of Cold War threats that were spearheaded by J. Edgar Hoover and Catholic fanatic Senator John McCarthy.  The USA PATRIOT Act instituted in the US phrased so-called “War against Terror”, takes an extremely huge leap further than their World War II Japanese threats and Cold War Communist cells, in that it is a law that will never be removed and is a precursor of what the US plans to do on a global scale. 

In the Senate, the vote in favor of the USA PATRIOT Act was 98 to 1; in the House, the vote was 356 to 66.  This hastily drafted, complex, and far-reaching legislation spans 342 pages.  Yet it was passed with virtually no public hearing or debate, and it is accompanied by neither a conference report nor a committee report.  On October 26, 2001, it was signed into law by a triumphant George W. Bush.

It sacrifices our political freedoms in the name of national security and consolidates new powers in the executive branch.  It achieves these new undemocratic ends in at least three ways.  First, the act places our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and political association in jeopardy by creating a broad new crime of “domestic terrorism” and denying entry to noncitizens on the basis of ideology.  Second, the act reduces our already low expectations of privacy by granting the government enhanced surveillance powers.  Third, the act erodes the due process rights of noncitizens by allowing the government to place them in mandatory detention and deport them from the United States based on political activities that have been recast under the act as terrorist activities.

Section 802 of the act creates a federal crime of “domestic terrorism” that broadly extends to “acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws” if they “appear to be intended…to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion,” and if they “occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”  Clashes between demonstrators and police officers and acts of civil disobedience – even those that do not result in injuries and are extremely nonviolent – could be construed as “dangerous to human life” and in “violation of the criminal laws.”  Environmental activists, antiglobalization activists, and antiabortion activists who use direct action to further their political agendas are particularly vulnerable to prosecution as “domestic terrorists.” (15)

George W. Bush, when he was the 43rd President of the US, also set up and put into place on November 13, 2001, the Military Commission with special military tribunals that are modelled and are an exact prototype of the dreaded Papal Spanish Inquisition, where the Constitutional right of Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, is erased, and five to seven men of the US military can decide your fate reversing the foundation of what the US was founded on in the first place.  Towards the end of September 2006 there was a very strong debate between Republican and Democratic senators on whether this inquisitorial law should be put into place in the United States law.

The Senate, siding with President Bush shortly after he personally lobbied lawmakers at the Capitol, rejected a move Thursday by a leading Republican to allow terrorism suspects to challenge their imprisonment in court.  The vote paved the way for passage of Bush’s plan to establish “military commissions” to prosecute terrorism suspects.  The legislation also spells out violations of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty that sets international standards for the treatment of war prisoners.
The Senate voted 51-48 against an amendment by Sen. Arlen Specter that would have allowed terror suspects to file “habeas corpus” petitions in court.  Specter contends the ability to file such pleas is a fundamental legal right and necessary to uncover abuse.  “This is a constitutional requirement, and it is fundamental that Congress not legislate contradiction to a constitutional interpretation of the Supreme Court,” said Specter, R-Pa., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  Democrats sided with Specter.  “The habeas corpus language in this bill is as legally abusive of rights guaranteed in the Constitution as the actions at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and secret prisons that were physically abusive of detainees,” said Sen. Carl Levin, the top Democrat on the Armed Services panel.

The legislation would establish a military court system to prosecute terror suspects, a response to the Supreme Court ruling in June that Congress’ approval was necessary.  Under the bill, a terrorist being held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba could be tried by “military commission” so long as he afforded certain rights, such as the ability to confront evidence given to the jury and access to defense counsel.  Those subject to the commission trials would be any person “who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its co-belligerents.”  Though the bill would spell out legal rights for the terror suspects to ensure a fair trial, it would eliminate other rights common in military and civilian courts.  For example, the commission would be allowed to consider hearsay as evidence so long as a judge determined it was reliable.  Hearsay is frequently allowed in military tribunals but is barred from being considered in civilian courts. (16)

The Military Order gives the president power to:

·      Identify the particular persons who will be tried by military commission [commissions?];

·      Create the rules under which the commissions will operate and change them at will;

·      Appoint the judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers;

·      Decide the sentence upon conviction;

·       Decide all appeals; and conduct the entire process, including executions in secret, without any accountability to Congress, the courts, or the American public. (17)

A young Japanese-American girl on her way to a concentration camp during WWII.

A Japanese-American family on their way to a concentration camp in California

A concentration camp where Japanese-Americans were kept throughout the duration of the World War II in the US.  It’s a very quiet episode of America’ past.

The United States uses its black propaganda called Hollywood to employ and impose its military ideas on who she views as her enemy and also reveals her plans for the near future

Independence Day (1996) is a film that shows the U.S. military being the first to create a global offensive with all the nations of the earth as its global allies.  Is it Entertainment or propaganda?  The Pentagon works with Hollywood (though not in this motion picture), where the United States of America glamorises the US military and foretells many of its foreign policies through the power of film.

This book was written by Zbigniew Brzenzinski, a Catholic/Marxist and one of America’ most influential geo-politicians, details what America has done, is doing and plans to do in the future

A bronze statue of President George Washington (1732-1799) outside of the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. He is leaning on fasces.  In ancient Rome the fasces was a symbol of Roman legal authority.  It consisted of a bundle of rods tied with an axe-head carried by a powerful dignitary. Can it be a symbol of things to come in the future, for the United States and the world?

The US $1 bill is a Federal Reserve Note and was first introduced by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under his “New Deal” programme.  Does the unfinished pyramid in the all-seeing eye tell a story of what she plans to do?

The Waco siege in 1993 has been proved as a perfectly staged plot by the FBI to wage domestic terror on any dissenting group and was a model of what the U.S. eventually plans to do upon its citizens and throughout the world. Though the Branch Davidians prophetic views were quite off the radar, that does not mean they should be killed for those views 

The United States plays a very powerful role on the world stage, for it has the most influential, contagious self-imposing culture that is virtually impossible to hide from.  Its motion pictures, celebrity actors, sports stars and musical icons are renowned and idolized worldwide in this celebrity-obsessed era and its brands of clothing which consists of jeans, baseball caps, Nike sportswear, GAP, Footlocker, etc., are all gobbled up by global consumers, as recorded in an explosive book titled No Logo by Naomi Klein.  Its food franchises, McDonalds and Kentucky are planted in some of the most obscure and remote places on earth making the United States the most influential Empire since the days of the Caesars in ancient Rome, but all this information would be absolutely irrelevant if the US wasn’t identified on the prophetic map by deep thinking God-fearing men, as the last great power that would strengthen and bolster the older power in Europe, the Papacy.  That is its main role in the prophetic picture and nothing else.

And he execiseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 
Revelation 13:12

What is most interesting and fascinating about this and other prophecies is that Jesus gives His faithful followers deep insight into the events that take place on this earth as well as the powers that have all attempted to construct a one-world government.  Those who study prophecy and apply it to their everyday lives will always be one step ahead of journalists, historians and geological surveyors, for prophecy is history in advance.  World Empires such as Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome have risen and fallen as the prophet Daniel recorded, but their fall is due to the providence of God (Dan. 2:21; Job 12:23).  Many look at the current economic struggle of the US and believe that it will soon fall, but the only power that will destroy the US will be Jesus Christ at His Second Coming as the prophecy confirms (Rev. 14:9-11; 19:20).  The US is going to impose some of the most horrific penalties for those who do not come in harmony with her allegiance to the Papacy.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:16, 17 

We find three additional declarations in the book of Revelation which prove, in a general sense, that the two-horned beast performs his work with that generation of men who are to behold the closing up of all earthly scenes, and the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The worship of the beast and his image, and the reception of his mark, must be something that involves the greatest offence that can be committed against God, to call down so severe a denunciation of wrath against it.  The “Mark of the beast” is enforced by the two-horned beast, either directly or through the image.  The penalty attached to a refusal to receive the mark is a forfeiture of all social privileges, a deprivation of the right to buy or sell. Ver. 17.  The mark is the mark of the Papal Beast.  Against this worship of the beast and his image, and the reception of his mark, the third angel’s message of Rev. 14:9-12 is a most solemn and thrilling warning. (18)

The US is going to do some extraordinary miraculous supernatural wonders to deceive the world, to form the image and only those who have the word of God in their hearts (Ps. 119:11) and followed the warnings from Christ (Matt. 24:4, 5, 11, 24) will not be deceived by that most wonderful sight that will draw the whole world in.

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had a wound by a sword and did live.
Revelation 13:13, 14

If we are to get a picture of what the United States government, known as the two-horned beast and ‘the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image’ (Rev. 19:20) is going to do, then its important to look at one of her defences she plans to use in warfare.  Under President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) the Strategic Defence Initiative (STD), better known as the Star Wars Project was launched in the early 1980s and the H.A.A.R.P (High Active Research Aurora Research Program) grew out of it in the early 1990s.  What are H.A.A.R.P.’ plans?

‘Could you control people if you could project holographic images into the sky, pictures of the God(s) they worship or of the Demons they fear most?  The Air Force thinks so as the are actively pursuing holographic images as a weapons system.’ (19)

Who will be prepared to resist such miracles as this? – None but those who are especially kept by God.  The multitude will inevitably be carried away by them.  The truth of God, that shows all this to be the work of the Devil will then be the only shield.  Those only who have kept the word of God’s patience will be kept in that time.  What is the mark of this beast? – It is the mark of that beast to whom the image was made – the first beast.  Rev. 19:20; 16:2.  But it is enforced by the two-horned beast; hence we understand it is an institution of the Papacy, enforced by Protestantism.  The beast and his image unite in this thing, in opposition to the saints, who are engaged in keeping the commandments of God.  That the scene described in the conclusion of Rev 13 pertains to the time of trouble before us, such as never was, we have no doubt.  It is also evident that in the providence of God the line of separation between the worshippers of the beast and his image on the one hand, and those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus on the other, will be most distinct and visible.  The third angel’s proclamation will prepare the people of God for the coming crisis; and the formation of the image and the reception of the mark will prepare all the various classes of adherents to the beast, to receive the vials of the wrath of God, the seven last plagues.  The image of the beast, as we have seen, is made up of apostate religious bodies.  The name of the beast, as given in verse 1, is “Blasphemy.”  The mark will determine to which class each individual belongs. (20)

The mark of the beast and the image that will be formed will be an enforced global worship that will be contrary to the word of God.  The only people who won’t embrace it are Christ’ faithful saints that ‘keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus’ (Rev. 14:12).  As most Christians disregard the Ten Commandments law of God, foolishly believing that it has been nailed to the cross, if they don’t take heed to the three angels message warning they will all be lost and accept the mark.

Source: (1) Encyclopaedia Brittanica, volume 7 p.159; (2) American Holocaust by David E. Standard pp. 119, 120; (3) Three Messages of Revelation 14 by J. N. Andrews p.45; (4) Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works p.665; (5) Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol. 1 p.730;  (6) The Works of Thomas Goodwin, vol. III pp. 70, 71; (7) Explanatory Notes Upon The New Testament p.429; (8) The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, vol. III by Leroy Edwin Froom, p.214; (9) Three Messages of Revelation 14 by J. N. Andrews p.82; (10) The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, vol. IV by Leroy Edwin Froom pp. 1089, 1090; (11) The Three Messages of Revelation 14 by J. N. Andrews pp. 80, 81, 84, 85, 89, 94; (12) Make-Believe Media The Politics of Entertainment by Michael Parenti p.57; (13) Rulers of Evil by F. Tupper Saussy pp. 75, 76; (14) Rogue State by William Blum p.2; (15) Silencing Political Dissent by Nancy Chang pp. 43, 44, 45; (16) USA TODAY, Friday, September 29, 2006 p.4A; (17) Secret Trials and Executions by Barbara Olshansky pp. 11, 12; (18) The Marvel of Nations by Uriah Smith pp. 120, 169, 170; (19) HAARP by Jerry Smith p.28; (20) Three Messages of Revelation 14 by J. N. Andrews pp.100, 106, 110

Further reading: The Story of the Seer of Patmos by Stephen Haskell; Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith; The Great Second Advent Movement by John Loughborough; The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White; Three Messages of Revelation 14 by J. N. Andrews 

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