Everyone is aware of how mirages appear to people in a desert that have gone without water, that thirst beyond their wildest imaginings, that hunger, and from their constant wandering, often in a circle due to disorientation, they see things that aren’t real. And they have hope rise in them and they are drawn to the illusion.
Well, the whole world is wandering in a desert, a world of utter darkness, parched, thirsting, going without life-saving, life-providing nourishment. And the people of the world are taken in by the constant mirage before them that they are walking in the light. That they are the power. That they are gods and they rule the world.
From the highest to the lowest within the nature of men and women this is present.
It is only through the free gift of grace, a merciful God, and those who He has called hearing His voice and following His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ in faithful obedience that anyone comes out of this darkness. This mirage. This illusion. This big lie and deception.
People ought to pay better attention.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been in existence since 1948. Like everything taking shape in our world that came about after the turning point of WWII, which came about due to the events of WWI and what transpired thereafter, all things have been coming together, in evil orchestration to the place we now are.
Which is leading to the revelation of the coming worldwide fascism that no one or few want to acknowledge. And even among those who acknowledge there is rising fascism they misplace where this is emanating from.
Since the end of World War II more major events, more pieces falling into place have occurred to bring this about than occurred in the previous 1,000 years.
Israel became a nation once again.
The United Nations was formed.
Regarding the United Nations. Far too many believe the propaganda that the U.N. is impotent, ineffective, and useless. While it is true the U.N. is impotent and cannot ever stop the aggression of one nation against another, they are impotent in stopping a war — they have been busy for decades weaving the rotted fabric of the agenda of evil. Among these many machinations is Agenda 2030 – The Human Security Unit, [“when they say peace and security…”] which I feel safe in writing it is likely that 99% of the U.S. population are completely unaware of. The United Nations and all its member nations have been more interested in bringing about One World Government than in halting any wars. In fact, the wars have aided their efforts. Think about that for a bit.
The U.N. is not nearly as ineffective as most imagine. And if willing, do some research. Do some homework. And learn just how much property, monuments, places, parks, so on is under U.N. auspices and control in the so-thought, so-called land of freedom, the dysfunctional and lost state of America.
Many organizations considering themselves powerful and right formed.
Among them is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). An organization I feel safe in saying 99.9% of the American population never heard of. And most still are unaware of the people and nations involved.
It’s all about money. All about power.
Getting more. Perceived and what they imagine they have never being enough.
Dear friends, visitors, fellow true believers, those here that rebel and refuse to believe — the world has been being tuned up and constructed over the past eight decades to bring about worldwide fascism the likes of which no person can imagine the suffering and destruction it will bring. There is much evidence of this already if folks are paying even a modicum of attention. It’s all being done under the lie of peace, security, prosperity, and making the world the place everyone has always dreamed it would become, their idea of what Utopia, paradise would be.
The OECD motto is “Better Policies for Better Lives.” They actually think they’re making the world a better place. And that One World Governance is the answer.
There is much confusion and reams of misinformation with regard to the coming One World Governance which is much closer and going to occur much sooner than folks think. There is not going to be the removal of nation’s names, or flags, or even governments. At least the appearance of their sovereign governments. But all those will bow to and serve and be led by the evil power in place of the One World Governance.
And they fail, even most of those professing to be Christian, to see this as the greatest fascism to ever come to this world. And it will be overseen by the son of perdition, the son of Satan, the Antichrist, and his false prophet.
Almost every piece and ideology for his appearance is in place.
And what appears benign and disconnected and could not possibly be relevant or related has taken shape and place, is taking shape and being put in place.
Bit by bit. Piece by piece. The constant erosion. The increasing evil and darkness appearing as enlightenment, progress, and how to make this world a better place. Their Utopia. Their paradise.
All this being done as they blaspheme and deny God. Deny the Lord Jesus Christ. Deny the Holy Spirit. Deny and corrupt and pervert the inerrant infallible living Word of God.
And so many are naive. Even those professing to be Christian.
There is not one world leader in the true light. All are consumed in darkness. And all are under the spell of this lie that they are the chosen ones to bring about a world that has only been hoped for since man fell and sinned and imagined himself a god disobeying God.
Yes, we can pray, we are instructed to pray for those in authority. And we must daily. That they would be led to do that which is right in the sight of God.
But we also cannot lose sight of the Biblical truth that Satan is the god of this fallen, sin-filled, consumed in rebellion, lies, immoral lusts, greed, and every sin under the sun increasing daily and approving of world. And that there is but a remnant of true soldiers in the Way, in the Life, in the Truth, and in the Light to engage in this spiritual war.
We cannot for one minute lose sight of the fact each of us is engaged in the greatest, longest, having the highest causality rate war ever on this earth — the spiritual war.
And each of us, if true believers, if truly disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, if indwelt of the Holy Spirit and truly transformed must continue to look into the Word of God and have it reflect us, our lives, our words, our work, our ways. To be separate from this world. To live as the light of the world which means we’re such people that when others see us? They see the glory and light of God within us shining through and they give glory to God.
How many of us are such light in this dark world?
It’s all very clear, plain, simple. So much so a backward uneducated child could understand. It’s all about the light and righteousness of God versus the darkness, sin, evil, and lies of the Evil One. And every person listens to, follows, believes one or the other.
And there are no others to hear, follow or believe.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20 — King James Version
Those given authority, those seizing it, and their perceived power for a time are driven by sin. Greed. The thirst for more power and more money. Whatever is attained never being enough. Deluded they have the solution and they do not need God. They do not need the Lord Jesus Christ. They do not need the Word of God. They do not need the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And, sadly, this is also the ways and beliefs of the overwhelming majority of all people on this corrupt and perverse earth.
They are stumbling about in utter darkness. A growing deeper darkness. With the mirage, they are in some great illumination and running towards the oasis of Utopia lost men and women have sought and vainly imagined they could bring about. Since man and woman have been on this earth. And they never arrive in that illusion they think is their pending reality. They live forever attempting to pick up mercury with their fingers. To create a perfect world out of the lifeless sand always running through their dark evil hands.
Blind to the fact God the Creator made a more perfect world than man could ever bring about. And man and woman spat in God’s face and rebelled. Thinking they knew better. In total disrespect openly disobeying He who gave them life and all they saw, heard, knew, had, and could have.
And the world while it imagines itself getting better all the time is in truth hurtling ever closer, oh so close to its last breath and demise. And the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In which every eye shall see, every ear shall hear, and every knee shall bow. Sadly, far too late for the vast majority, and even those who protest they have done so much in the name of Jesus [See Matthew 7 ESV (biblehub.com)] and right before they are given judgment by the Supreme Authority, the Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords — Who God has established and set forth and which the nations of this world are and will be His footstool
Digest that those who imagine they are gods, They know better. They don’t need God. They don’t need Jesus. They don’t need or believe in the Holy Spirit. They don’t need or believe the inerrant Word of God, or they only cherry-pick a word, a verse even getting their understanding of that wee bit in error — and in truth remain Scripturally illiterate rather than being fluent in the Word and having it grafted into their hearts.
Know what is needed most in this world? By all people? But ESPECIALLY by those professing to be Christians?
Devotion to, dedication to, time spent in prayer, meditation within, reflection upon, and understanding of the Holy Bible. To spend more time face to face in the Word of God, faithfully, eagerly, intently, thirsting, and being nourished in what brings true life, true light, hungering, and being nourished as no physical food or liquid on earth can provide, as no words or ideologies, organizations, governments, ways of man can provide. Ingestion and digestion of the living Word of God!
That and a sound prayer life. Praying faithfully and not amiss.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Authentic authority and the threat of raw power
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
By Wallace B. Henley
Reprinted from The Christian Post
On Friday [October 8, 2021], leaders of 136 nations took actions that should send a chill up the spines of their citizens.
The representatives of those countries acted on a proposal by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to establish a global business tax.
After recovering from my shock, questions blasted in my mind: Who gave this organization the right to implement a global business tax? Is this an ominous step toward the establishment of other worldwide regulatory mandates? At what point do other global groups act on the precedent by extending their powers into broad facets of policy that should be the purview of sovereign nations?
President Joe Biden and Janet Yellen, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, applauded the move.
They had both the constitutional authority and the power to do so. However, in the Biden administration, as in others, the balance between authority and power is delicate.
The big issue here has to do with executive authority and power, and the importance of holding it in balance.
The Bible and the histories recorded there, reveal the differences between authentic authority and raw power:
- Authority is granted from the higher to the lower, while raw power is seized
As Jesus stands before the Roman magistrate, Pontius Pilate, He tells him, “You have no authority over Me at all if it had not been given to you from above.”
- Authority is granted to those under authority, but raw power is submitted only to itself
King Saul learns this the hard way. He refuses to honor the commands of Samuel, the High Priest, the representative of God Himself. Saul disobeys, coming out from under Samuel’s authority, and loses his kingdom.
· Authority is accountable to the higher authority; raw power is accountable only to its own interests
Though Jesus Christ is God Himself, in His incarnate existence, He acknowledges His accountability to God the Father, telling even His earthly parents that He had to give priority to His “Father’s business.”
- Authority is sustained through healthy relationships; raw power is sustained by intimidation, manipulation, condemnation, and domination
A priority of Jesus was to be “with” His disciples, building and leading them through relationship
- Authentic authority is in the style of servant leadership; raw power is in the style of tyrannical control
“The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and give His life for many,” said Jesus.
All these reveal that true leadership that has the right of power must understand that it can do so only if it respects and yields to the authority granted to it. The leader, be it a president, CEO, senior pastor, head of household — whatever — must not take authority as his or her own possession, but as a trust.
I have watched and been fascinated by the American presidency since 1952. Both national political conventions were televised for the first time that year. As an 11-year-old, I sat transfixed for hours watching the drama on our 12-inch black-white TV screen.
Within two decades, I would be standing in the Oval Office as a member of the president’s staff watching the president model the balance between authority and power.
In 1969, new in office, Richard Nixon had to help school systems in 11 southern states desegregate. He brought together multi-racial citizen groups from each state and authorized them with the power to implement educational equality in their own states.
In the fall of 1970, the most sweeping desegregation in history occurred peacefully.
Nixon had the authority, and he shared the power.
Many still hate Nixon and his predecessor, Lyndon Johnson. However, both men took actions based on the careful balance between authority and power that should earn them respect in history, balancing whatever misdeeds attributed to them.
Lyndon Johnson, in 1968, was deep in the morass of the Vietnam war. Cities were burning, and destructive rioting would break out during the Democrats’ summer convention in Chicago.
Johnson, regarded by his opponents as being a thug, nevertheless sacrificed himself for the good of the nation. On March 31, 1968, on national television, Johnson declared, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”
Six years later, mired in the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon told the world, “I have never been a quitter. To leave the office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as president, I must put the interest of America first. … Therefore, I shall resign the presidency.”
Some still smirk at the very mention of Johnson or Nixon, but they were admirable in their actions. They remembered that constitutional authority is held by the people. When Johnson and Nixon faced the fact that they had lost the authorization of the people they realized they could no longer exert the powers of the Oval Office.
These were insightful, gallant actions by two men many still hate.
Is this in America’s future once more?
Does the action of an international group like the OECD mean that authority and power are gravitating to the global scale?
One hopes the Biden White House and his administration understand the nature of authentic authority and the threat of raw power.
Wallace B. Henley’s fifty-year career has spanned newspaper journalism, government in both White House and Congress, the church, and academia. He is author or co-author of more than 20 books. He is a teaching pastor at Grace Church, the Woodlands, Texas.