THE REVIVED BRITISH EMPIRE
The megalomaniac ambition of the British-Israel movement is that of a Revived British Empire. However, this fact has been camouflaged by the deliberate misinterpretation of prophetic Scriptures to advance the notion that a Revived Roman Empire is the Antichrist system. Perhaps Christians ought to reconsider the popular doctrines of the modern prophecy teachers, and Discernment ministries such as Antipas, which teach the final Beast system as a Revived Roman Empire. This error is built upon a faulty exposition of the four empires represented in Nebuchadnezzar's image in Daniel 2 and the four beasts of Daniel 7, which are construed as references to the same world empires. A closer look at Daniel 2, 7 and Revelation 13 demonstrates otherwise.
Daniel 2:32-42 describes the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires. Daniel 2:38 states that the head of gold of Nebuchadnezzar's image was the existing Babylonian Empire. "O king...Thou art this head of gold."
In Daniel 7, all of the world empires portrayed by symbolic beasts are future empires - from Daniel's perspective. According to verse 17: "These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth."
Whereas Daniel 2 identifies one existing (the Babylonian) and three future empires, Daniel 7:3-6 must refer to four future world empires:"And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse from one another. The first was like a LION, and had EAGLE'S wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a BEAR, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a LEOPARD, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it."Since the beasts of Daniel 7 necessarily refer to four future world empires, a plausible interpretation has been proposed with reference to the present century. Nazi Germany was known for its Panzer (Panther or Leopard) divisions in World War II, and the symbol of Communist Russia is the Bear which has "devoured much flesh." The Royal Arms of England displays the Unicorn and Rampant Lion, which is "made to stand upon the feet as a man." This emblem of the union of Scotland and England is also the symbol of the British-Israel Movement. The Eagle whose wings were plucked in Daniel 7:4 is an obvious reference to the United States, which government from its inception was the vehicle through which the English Rosicrucians planned to establish a New World Order.
Thus, the Masonic axiom "Ordo ab Chao" (order out of chaos) will most likely be the fulfillment in Daniel 7:7: "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and break in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns."
A reasonable interpretation of the symbolic beasts or world empires of Daniel 7 places them in the period immediately preceding "the fourth kingdom upon the earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces." (v.23)
The beasts of Daniel 7 are also found as the composite beast of Revelation 13:1,2 which John saw rising out of the sea."And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a BEAST RISE UP OUT OF THE SEA, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."And the beast which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were as the feet of a BEAR, and his mouth as the mouth of a LION: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat and great authority."Since the beasts of Revelation 13:2 are identical to Daniel 7, future kingdoms are again symbolically represented. And like Daniel 7, Revelation 13 describes in symbols the British-Israel movement as the BEAST THAT RISES UP OUT OF THE SEA. Please recall from The Rosicrucian Connection that the Bistea Neptunis or "beast of the sea" -- which is believed to be "ever incarnate in the dynasty of ancient kings" and whose symbol was a fish -- identifies the mystical Merovingian Fisher-Kings, who blasphemously claim to be of the bloodline of Jesus Christ. According Bloodline of the Holy Grail by Laurence Gardiner, the Merovingian dynasty derives its name from the 5th century King Merovee of France, a descendant of the mystical Fisher-Kings, who was reportedly sired by:". . . the mysterious sea beast -- the Bistea Neptunis -- as symbolically defined in the Merovingian ancestry. The relevant sea-lord was King Pallas, a god of old Arcadia...The immortal sea-lord was said to be 'ever-incarnate in a dynasty of ancient kings' whose symbol was a fish - as was the traditional symbol of Jesus." (Bloodline of the Holy Grail, pp. 166, 175)Modern prophecy teachers have prevented the identification of the beast kingdom as British-Israel by erroneously correlating the empires of Daniel 7 with those in Daniel 2. The misinterpretation of Daniel 7 has been a primary factor in perpetuating a general ignorance of the British-Israel conspiracy, and has insured that its direction of world affairs behind the scenes will continue largely unnoticed.
In the place of the proper interpretation of these prophecies, the masses have been led to believe that a Revived Roman Empire controlled by the Roman Church, will be the final Antichrist system. Having established this deception in the Church and orchestrating a counterfeit fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the stage has been set for the false messiah of the Merovingian dynasty to vanquish the Pope and his Roman religious system (portrayed as the Dragon of Rev. 12), after which glorious triumph this Antichrist will be crowned upon the throne of the Temple of Jerusalem as "the Christ."
[For a more complete treatment of the Merovingian conspiracy, we recommend reading the Watch Unto Prayer report on The Rosicrucian Connection]
Herein is the British-Israel plan in a nutshell: to portray a revived Holy Roman Empire as the Antichrist system which will be defeated by "Christ" who miraculously appears to restore the British Empire as the Kingdom of God on Earth. This was also the gospel according to Herbert Armstrong as summarized by former WCG member, Joseph Hopkins, in "The United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy.""The downfall of the American and British Commonwealth peoples, predicts Armstrong, is to come at the hands of a restored Holy Roman Empire in the form of an alliance of ten European nations, whose chief instigator will be the Roman Catholic Church. Scriptural foundation for this speculation is characteristically imaginative. The ten nations, of course, come from Revelation 17. Significance is attached to the phrase 'daughter of Babylon' in Isaiah 47:1:"'Not the Babylon of ancient days. Not Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon of 600 years before Christ--but a daughter of that Babylon, now, in our 20th century. In prophecy a woman, or a daughter, means a church--a religious organization.'"The 'lady' of this prophecy is described in Revelation 17 as a 'great whore,' whose name 'is there given as 'mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.'"The identity of Rome with Babylon is more than figurative, according to Armstrong. Simon the Sorcerer, rebuked by Peter for trying to buy the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:18-24), was in fact, Armstrong says, the 'leader of the Babylonian mystery religions, with the title of Peter, meaning Papa...not only did the ancient Babylonians migrate to Italy to launch the Roman Catholic Church, but Israel's ancient nemesis Assyria traveled northwestward and settled in Germany...'"The British-American nations will go down to ignominious defeat at the hands of the German led confederacy because of their disobedience and apostasy. Chief among the manifestations of that apostasy is rejection of the Lord's appointed Sabbath..." (The Armstrong Empire, p. 87)Herbert Armstrong generously included the Protestant churches of the Reformation along with the Roman Catholic Church as "the fornicating ecclesiastical system" of the revived Holy Roman Empire."The horrors of the end-time are predicted in considerable detail, according to Armstrong's complicated and literal reading of the visions in Revelation. A war-making revived fascist power (the locusts of Rev. 9:7), a Communist Eurasian army of 200,000,000 men (the cavalry of Rev. 9:16), and the revived Roman Empire with the false (Roman Catholic) church and her daughters (the Protestant churches of the Reformation) -- all figure in this apocalyptic drama... Christ will return at the same time as God's final judgments are being poured out on the fornicating ecclesiastical system. Overcoming his fascist foes, Christ will establish a throne in Jerusalem and reign forever, casting the beast and false prophet into a lake of fire." (The Armstrong Empire, p. 87)The inclusion of Protestantism as the Great Harlot of Revelation 17 is revealing and explains why Hebrew Roots leaders, such as Jacob Prasch and Peter Michas, are happy to trash the Protestant Reformation. [See: The Hebrew Roots Movement] The "Hebrew Roots of Christianity" takes on new meaning upon discovery that the power elites of the Anglo-Saxon nations have their dominionist eye on Palestine. Is not the encroachment of a revived British empire upon the land of Israel the most pernicious form of anti-Semitism?"The invasion of Palestine from the north, described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, will occur after the return of Christ, 'after the Great Deliverer has come and rescued our people and restored us to Palestine...' By 'our people' Armstrong means the Anglo-Saxon survivors of the onslaught of the Revived Holy Roman Empire, who will have been brought to Palestine 'from a dispersion and captivity and slavery, gathered out of the nations where we had been scattered, now once again rich and increased with goods!" (The Armstrong Empire, pp. 90-1)To enlist Christians of all professions in the British-Israel cause, former WCG Ambassador College professor, Sir Anthony Buzzard has expounded this "Gospel of the Kingdom" in an online essay, The Christian Hope: Life in the Land of the Promise Made to Abraham. A central tenet of British-Israel doctrine is redefinition of the Abrahamic Covenant to include Christians as co-heirs of the world with national Israel, and therefore chosen by God to administer a "New World Order" from Jerusalem. For this reason, it becomes important to reverse Colossians 3:2 -- Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth -- and redirect the focus of the Church from heavenly to earthly things.
Sir Anthony Buzzard
A non-biblical view of the future, divorced from the land and the earth, was promoted by Gentiles unsympathetic to the heritage of Israel, for whom the promise of the land to Abraham was the foundation of the nations deepest aspirations. In direct contradiction of Jesus, Gentilized Christianity has substituted "heaven at death" for the biblical promise of life in the Land. The message of Jesus' famous beatitude, "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the land" (Mat. 5:5) can no longer be heard above the din of endless funeral sermons announcing that the dead have gone to heaven!
...Central to Jewish self-understanding was the conviction that Israel was the Lord's inheritance.... Integral to the national faith was the conviction that God had given Israel the inheritance of Palestine, the promised land. It is this axiom, which Paul evokes and refers to the new Christian movement as a whole, Gentiles as well as Jews. They are the heirs of God...Worldwide Inheritance...It is essential that we do not add alien material to Paul's exposition of God's salvation plan. The promise to Abraham and to his offspring is that he and they are to be "heir of the world" (Rom. 4:13). Paul has not abandoned the account in Genesis from which he quotes explicitly (Rom. 4:3, Gal. 3:6 from Gen. 15:9). Since the promised land of Canaan would be the center of the Messianic government it was obvious that inheritance of the land implied inheritance of the world. But the promise remains geographical and territorial corresponding exactly with Jesus' promise to the meek that they would "inherit the land/earth" (Mat. 5:5), His belief that Jerusalem would be the city of the Great King (Mat. 5:35), and that believers would administer a New World Orderwith Him (Mat. 19:28; Luke 22:28-30; Rev. 2:26, 3:21, 5:10, 20:1-6). In short the promise of the land, which is fundamental to the Christian Gospel, is now the promise of the Kingdom of God - the renewed "inhabited earth of the future" (Heb. 2:5), which is not subject to angels but to the Messiah and the saints, the "Israel of God" (Gal. 6:16) who are heirs of the covenant..."Heaven"References in the New Testament to "heaven" are limited to contexts in which the future reward of believers is said to be preserved now as treasure with God in heaven. "Heaven" as a place removed from the earth is, however, never the destination of the believer in the Bible-neither at death nor at the resurrection. Christians must now identify with their reward, at present stored up in heaven for them, so that they may receive it when Jesus brings it to the earth at His Second Coming (Col. 1:5, I Pet. 1;4, 5). That reward was made known to the converts when the Christian Gospel of the Kingdom of God was preached to them (Mat. 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43; Acts 8:12, 19:8, 20:25, 28:23, 31). Belief in the Gospel in Apostolic times was not confined to belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus, but included the whole invitation to prepare for a place in Messiah's worldwide dominion to be realized on earth. The situation is very different today when little or nothing is preached about inheriting the earth with Jesus. There is an urgent need for believers to heed Paul's warning not to be "moved away from the hope held out in the Gospel" (Col. 1:23). The loss of the Kingdom in the Gospel is symptomatic of the loss the roots of Christianity in the Old Testament...Faith in God's World Plan...The repeated offer of "heaven" in popular preaching renders meaningless the whole hope of the prophets (based on the Abrahamic promise) that the world is going to enjoy an unparalleled era of blessing and peace under the just rule of the Messiah and the resurrected faithful - those who believe in "the Kingdom of God and the name [i.e., the Messiahship and all that this entails] of Jesus," and who are baptized in response to that early creed in Acts 8:12:"When they believed Philip as he proclaimed the Gospel about the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized both men and women."This text remains a model for evangelism and calls the contemporary church back to its roots in the Covenant made with "the father of the faithful" which can be fulfilled only in Messiah Jesus. For the fulfillment of that plan we are to pray, "Thy Kingdom come," and strive to conduct ourselves "worthy of God who is calling us into His Kingdom and glory" (I Thess. 2:12). The truth about our Christian destiny will be reinstated when we return to the biblical language about "entering the Kingdom," "inheriting the earth" (Mat. 5:5), and ruling on earth (Rev. 5:10) and abandon our cherished hopes for "heaven." The way will then be open for us to understand that Christianity is a call to Kingship and that a Saint is one appointed to rule on the earth in the coming Kingdom of the Messiah (Dan. 7:18, 22, 27).In his expose of the Worldwide Church of God, Joseph Hopkins references similar doctrines of the WCG with a British-Israel twist, eg. the English-speaking nations have been given the birthright of Abraham instead of the Jews; and the true Church, which has returned to its Covenantal roots (aka Hebrew Roots) will rule on Earth (not Heaven)."'The one central master key to prophecies as a whole is the identity of the United States and the British nations in these prophecies for today!...the so-called 'Lost Ten Tribes' of Israel had migrated to northwestern Europe, the British Isles and later the U.S....our white, English-speaking peoples--not the Jews--have inherited the national and physical phases of [God's covenant] promises!'"Armstrong believes that only the descendants of Judah are Jews. The sceptre, it is said, will not depart from Judah (Gen. 49:10), but the birthright is Joseph's (I Chron. 5:2). 'This knowledge about the birthright is the pivot of this entire truth which will prove the key to understanding all prophecy...'"It is Armstrong's belief that no human being ever has gone, or ever will go to heaven. Heaven is reserved for the heavenly Father and his angels. Jesus came down from heaven...he will return to the earth to establish his divine government in Jerusalem, where he will reign throughout eternity...'Abraham will not inherit eternal life until he is brought back at the first resurrection to assist Christ in his millennial reign...Abraham will outrank David, as he is the 'father' of both the Gentile converts and Israelites...Only those who are faithful members of 'God's true Church [i.e., the Worldwide Church of God] will be translated from mortality to immortality at Christ's coming...Those who rebelliously won't keep God's Holy Days now--who sneer at them as 'Jewish,' in scathing contempt, will observe them when Christ returns...'' (The Armstrong Empire, pp. 66, 71, 96, 97)Both Armstrong and Buzzard predict the resurrection of the patriarch Abraham to rule with Christ. A New World Order under Abraham would naturally include approximately 1 billion Muslims, the descendants of Ishmael, as well as Jews and professing Christians of all varieties -- in a One World Religion."How then is the covenant grant of land to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to be fulfilled? The answer to the problem throws a flood of light on the Christianity of the New Testament. There is only one way in which the Covenant can be realized-by the future resurrection of Abraham, enabling him to inherit the promised land for ever. To Abraham and his descendants the land belongs for ever by covenant-oath. Abraham died. Abraham must therefore rise from the dead to receive the "land of the promise," which is Canaan, the land to which he ventured forth from Babylon and in which he lived as a foreigner."Anthony Buzzard is careful to distinguish between his brand of dominion theology and the other by quoting Psalms 10 and 37 with a qualifier -- removal of the wicked: "God will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off you will see it.... [Note carefully that the righteous should not expect to inherit the land before the wicked are cut off. There is a caution for dominion and reconstructionist theologies here!] There is a future for the man of peace."
It is not stated who are the wicked, but the Merovingian legend has it that a messiah known as "The Michael" will vanquish the revived Holy Roman Empire. Author of The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Prince Michael Stewart of Albany, proclaims the Hebrew Roots of Celtic Christianity precisely because he covets the future throne in the rebuilt temple of Jerusalem."Early Celtic Christianity was the closest of all religious teachings to the original doctrines of Jesus, and it had emerged within a few years of the Crucifixion as the foremost Church of the Christian world. Christians of the Celtic Church were recorded in Ireland in the latter reign of Emperor Tiberius (AD 14-37), long before St Peter went to Rome. Given that Jesus own teachings formed the basis of the faith, the Mosaic structure of the Old Testament was duly incorporated. Judaic marriage laws were observed, together with the celebrations of the Sabbath and Passover, while Easter was correctly held as the traditional feast-day of the Spring goddess, Eoastre, long before the Roman Church foisted a new significance on the old Celtic festival at the Synod of Whitby in 664."Contrary to traditional belief, Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 274-337) did not embrace Christianity as the religion of Rome; he adapted Christianity into a new form which was implemented as the religion of Rome. Constantine's reign as Emperor was actually related to the Syrian Sol Invictus cult of sun worship, but he determined to create a purpose-built religion to divert Christianity from its Judaic origins..." (pp. 30-1)"[In November 1985] the President of the International Parliament (Mediterranean Security), endorsed by the United Nations, ratified my legal rights as Head of the Royal House of Stewart and Head of the Celtic Church of the Sacred Kindred of Saint Columba. Under International Law, my titles were verified on 4 November 1985 as being Prince and Lord of Scotland, Duke of Kintyre, Prince of Ireland, France, Poland and Jerusalem, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Touraine, legitimate titular claimant to the Throne of Scots, and legal Pretender to the Throne of Britain." [p. 306]Church history records the Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils which valiantly upheld the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith against the gnostic heresies which arose out of the Judaizing movements of the early Church era. Perhaps Constantine recognized God's intended division between the Old and New Covenants and was dealing with a movement to which Jesus Christ referred as the "synagogue of Satan":
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.- Rev. 2:8,9
THE STONE OF DESTINY
Herbert Armstrong shared the Merovingian belief in a mythical Stone of Destiny which was formerly Jacob's Pillar, and that this stone upon which kings of Scotland and England were traditionally identified and crowned, will be used in the coronation of Christ as the King of Israel."On the basis of the flimsiest of evidence [the ancient annals of Ireland], [Herbert] Armstrong tries to prove that Jeremiah and Baruch escaped from Egypt with one of the daughters of Zedekiah (last king of Judah) and returned to Judah. There the royal princess married the 'son of the king of Ireland who had been in Jerusalem at the time of the siege.' Their son accompanied them -- including Jeremiah and Baruch -- to Ireland... Beside the royal family, Jeremiah brought with them some remarkable things, including a harp, an ark, and a wonderful stone called 'lia-fail' or stone of destiny...'On the Stewart Clan Internet Home is a page about the Stone of Destiny, which has recently been moved from England to Scotland, but will be consulted to validate the messiah who will rule the world from Jerusalem. Predictably, the authenticity of this stone has been debunked as another British-Israel ruse:
"Another strange coincidence - or is it just coincidence? -- is that many kings in the history of Ireland, Scotland, and Engladn have been coronated sitting over this stone -- including the present queen. The stone rests, today, in Westminster Abbey in London and the Coronation Chair is built over and around it. A sign beside it labels it ' Jacob's pillar-stone.'(Genesis 28:18)" [The Armstrong Empire, pp.76-9)"...according to The New Century Dictionary, 'The Stone of Scone [is] a famous stone, formerly at Scone, Scotland, upon which the Scottish kings sat at coronation: now beneath the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey.' After examination of the stone in 1865, Professor A.C. Ramsey of the Geology Department of London University...judged it to be of Scottish origin. 'This report has been confirmed by every subsequent examination of the names of the British people.'" (The Armstrong Empire, p. 79)
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. II Tim 4:4
THE SCEPTER OF AUTHORITY
The thesis of Peter Michas' book, The Rod of an Almond Tree in God's Master Plan, is built upon the myth that a branch from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden was passed through generations of Israelites to David who planted it on the Mount of Olives. This rod, which possessed magical powers because it was engraved with the Ineffable Name, YHWH, would become the tree upon which Christ was crucified. Subsequently, it became a relic which will be returned by Elijah the prophet to validate the true Messiah, who will take his place upon the Throne (Mercy Seat) at the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem:"The fate of the crucifixion tree is not known; however, it can be assumed that it was eventually cut down and destroyed... It is possible that a branch of this tree was preserved, for it is to be returned by the prophet Elijah to the Messiah when He returns to establish the Millennial kingdom." (Rod of an Almond Tree, p. 149)"When Yeshua returns, He will set up His Throne in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:7). At this time, it is thought that the prophet Elijah will return the rod -- a branch from the Tree of Life -- to the Messiah... The Messiah will seat Himself on the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies on Mount Moriah. He will replace the Ark that had symbolized Him, in the place where God had first fellowshipped with Adam and Eve, the same place the Divine Presence dwelt among His People! Just as a branch from the Tree of Life was kept before the Ark, He will set the almond rod before Himself on the Throne of God, where the Tree of Life had grown in the Garden of Eden." (Rod of an Almond Tree, p. 135)Peter Michas' teaching of the sacred branch is also found in Bloodline of the Holy Grail, by Laurence Gardner, where the sacred lineage of Jesus Christ through the Merovingian bloodline, is symbolized by the sprouting rod of Jesse:"Following Pope Gregory IX's first Catholic Inquisition of 1231, Grail lore was condemned by the Church...As a result, the tradition moved towards underground symbolism - particularly that of the Tarot cards...The four suits of the Tarot's minor Arcana were the Swords, Cups, Pentacles and Batons or wands...These corresponded with the sword, cup, dish and lance of the Grail Hallows. Eventually they became redefined as the Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs that are used today. The Spade was originally a Blade (the male symbol); the Heart was the Chalice of the alternative Church (the female symbol V)' the Diamond was a valuable Pentacle disc..., and the Club (denoting the continuing Davidic lineage) was depicted as the sprouting Rod of Jesse. (Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 250)"...a new Glastonbury tradition [was] the enchanted thornbush. In 1520, local literature described a bush on Wearyall Hill that bore fresh leaves and blossoms at Christmastime as well as in May. The bush was destroyed during the Cromwellian Civil War (1642-1651), but shoots from it were replanted in the area, and each plant flowered again in the same way. Botanical experts discerned that the shrub was not native to England, and seemed to be of Levantine origin. And so a new Somerset mythology began."In 1716 a local innkeeper asserted that the unusual thorn plant sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimethea, which he had planted to blossom at Christmas (not that the December festival had been relevant in Joseph's day. It was nearly 300 years later that Constantine adjusted the date of Jesus's birthday). The notion that Joseph's 'rod' should burst into flower in this way derived originally from a prophetic verse in Isaiah (11:1), which reads 'And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse [the father of David], and a Branch shall grow out of his roots'. In some Church artwork and apocryphal writings, the budding staff of the royal bloodline is depicted in the hand of Jesus's father, Joseph. (Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 242)Prince Michael Stewart, who claims to be the heir of this royal bloodline, also mentions that, in the medieval Celtic period, the hereditary priest-king of the Merovingian bloodline received the Rod of Authority at his coronation:"The installation procedure for a King of Scots from the time of Robert the Bruce was rather different from the ceremonies of England and France. Firstly, the King-to-be was passed through a ritual of purification to become an ordained people's priest. He would then appear at the Church Abbey of Scone, dressed in white as a symbol of integrity, to be conducted to the Fealty Stone (traditionally, the Stone of Destiny) by a Bishop, followed by seven priests. With his hand upon the Stone, the King would swear his Oath of Fealty as the people's champion. He was duly anointed, and then sat upon the separate and much larger Coronation Stone, following which an 'Assembly of Friends' ...would gather round and the McDuff Earl of Fife placed the crown upon the King's head...Once crowned, the King would receive the White Rod of Strength (the Sceptre) and the Sword of Justice. Having been invested with the Honours of the Realm (Crown, Sceptre and Sword), the Kings' Senachie (...the Lord Lyon, King of Arms) recited the pedigree of the new King, in reverse sequence." (The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, p. 77-8)The SAKINA REQUITAL: Epiphany 2000 JERUSALEM, which is purported to be the Coming of Age in the Millennium for the "Healing Judaism, Christianity and Islam through the cooperative vision of the Feminine," has scheduled the following pre-conference activities in preparation for the sprouting of the Rod of Authority:And did those feet in ancient times walk up on England's mountains green? ... And was Jerusalem builded here, amongst those dark satanic mills?William Cooper's book, Behold a Pale Horse, contains information which may help to explain the outworking of Merovingian prophecy which, of course, has been planned well in advance by those who will profit by its fulfillment. We hasten to add a disclaimer to Mr. Cooper's book based on the fact that he states that the Grail story is true. Nevertheless, the connections between the Grail relic and Peter Michas' "Rod of Authority"--said to be a branch of the "crucifixion tree"--are obvious:
CONFERENCE: The Chalice and the sprouting Rod: Realizing the Feminine cup of the Grail.
EMPOWERMENT: Reawakening the Goddess Albina: Empowering the Lady of the Alder.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Celebrating the Celtic roots of music and dance in British culture."One of the greatest secrets of the ages is the true story of the Holy Grail, the robe of Jesus, the remains of the Cross of Crucifixion, and whether Jesus actually died or if he survived and produced a child. Many myths surround the Knights Templar concerning these relics, and most myths throughout history always have at least some basis in fact. If my sources are correct, the Knights Templar survive today as a branch of the Illuminati and guard the relics, which are hidden in a location known only to them..."According to many, the great pyramids were built to commemorate and observe a supernova explosion that occurred in the year 4000 B.C. Dr. Anthony Hewish, 1974 Nobel Prize winner in physics, discovered a rhythmic series of radio pulses which he proved were emissions from a star that had exploded around 4000 B.C. The Freemasons begin their calendar from A.L., 'In the Year of Light,' found by adding 4000 to the modern year. Thus 1990 + 4000 = 5990 A.L. George Michanowsky wrote in The Once and Future Star that 'The ancient Sumerian cuneiform... described a giant star exploding within a triangle formed by...Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum, and Lambda Velorum...located in the southern sky.... [An] accurate star catalogue now stated that the blazing star that had exploded within the triangle would again be seen by man in 6000 years.' According to the Freemason's calendar it will occur in the year 2000, and indeed it will..."Simultaneously a vault containing the ancient records of the earth will be opened in Egypt. The opening of the vault will usher in the millennium. A great celebration has already been planned by the Millennium Society to take place at the pyramids in Egypt. According to the January 3, 1989, edition of the Arizona Daily Star, 'President-elect Bush is spending this New Year's holiday at Camp David, Maryland, but in 10 years he may be in Egypt. Organizers of the Millennium Society say he's already committed to ushering in the next century at the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Giza... (Behold a Pale Horse, pp. 75, 72, 73)Please notice that it is the intelligence organizations which have determined the appointed time at which the Rod of Authority shall be given to the World Ruler:"According to members of the intelligence community, when the New World Order is solidified the relics will be taken out, will be united with the Spear of Destiny, and will, according to legend, give the world's ruler absolute power. This may confirm beliefs passed down through the ages that describe the significance of these relics when united in the hands one man. It explains Hitler's desperate search for their hiding place during World War II. (Gen. Patton had claimed it after defeat)"The Knights Templar were founded sometime during the 11th cent. in Jerusalem by the Prieuré de Sion for the express purpose of guarding remaining relics of Jesus and to provide military protection for the religious travelers during their pilgrimage to the Holy City."The Prieuré de Sion was a religious order founded upon Mount Sion in Jerusalem. The Order set for itself the goal of preserving and recording the bloodline of Jesus and the House of David. Through every means available to them, the Prie+++uré de Sion had found and retrieved the remaining relics. These relics were entrusted to the Knights Templar for safekeeping. I am amazed at the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail and the information that they have unearthed. Most of all I am amazed at their inability to put the puzzle together. The treasure hidden in France is not the treasure of the Temple of Jerusalem. It is the Holy Grail itself, the robe of Jesus, the last remaining pieces of the Cross of Crucifixion, and, according to my sources, someone's bones. I can tell you that the reality of the bones will shake the world to its very foundations if I have been told the truth. The relics are hidden in France. I know the location and so do the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, but they do not know that they know-- or do they?" (Behold a Pale Horse, pp. 75-6)
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. II Thess. 2:3,4
THE HALL OF RECORDS
On the Cross + Word web site under Discernment Links, Tricia Tillin of Banner Ministries had listed Lambert Dolphin's Christian Resource Links and Lambert's Web Links. Following a Watch Unto Prayer expose of Lambert Dolphin, Banner Ministries discreetly removed the former link but retained the latter, with a disclaimer of sorts. Lambert's Web Links introduces visitors to a plethora of New Age and occult web sites. One of these is the Edgar Cayce Foundation."Simultaneously a vault containing the ancient records of the earth will be opened in Egypt. The opening of the vault will usher in the millennium. A great celebration has already been planned by the Millennium Society to take place at the pyramids in Egypt..." -- William Cooper
On a page titled Remote Viewing, Channeling, ESP -- and the Power of God, Lambert Dolphin acknowledges his "wonderful and challenging career spanning some 30 years with a large and prestigious West Coast think tank [Stanford Research Institute]. Our projects at the lab were often multi-disciplinary and the climate was one where all sorts of diverse ideas could be exchanged freely. Our projects ranged over the broadest possible range."
Lambert Dolphin informs readers in his personal testimony that he became a Christian in 1962, but neglects to state that 15 years later he directed the Stanford Research Institute project at the Great Sphinx in Egypt. Neither does he mention that, for this project, he traveled to Virginia Beach to negotiate funding from the Edgar Cayce Foundation or that, in 1983, he helped to set up the Independent Mars Project as consultant to NASA.
However, the details of Mr. Dolphin's employment at SRI can be found elsewhere -- in a recently published Masonic book by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval titled The Message of the Sphinx:"Back in Egypt in 1977, a year after the Viking images had first reached the Earth, Mark Lehner [A.R.E.'s 'man' at Giza] made contact with NASA's Dr. Lambert T. Dolphin, leader of the Stanford Research Institute project at the Sphinx ...Later in 1977 Lambert Dolphin traveled to Virginia Beach to negotiate funding from the Edgar Cayce organization for a proposed new SRI project at Giza... In (1983) 'The Independent Mars Project' was set up in the United States by Richard Hoagland, a former NASA consultant, and Lambert Dolphin..." (The Message of the Sphinx, pp. 313-14)Chapter 5 of The Message of the Sphinx, "The Case of the Psychic, the Scholar and the Sphinx," opens with a statement from the Association for Research and Enlightenment of the Edgar Cayce Foundation as to the importance of the SRI project: "There has been one systematic search, a sort of direct shot at finding the Hall of Records, when the Edgar Cayce Foundation funded SRI International." (Venture Inward, 1985, p. 85)
Edgar Cayce, who was known as the "sleeping prophet," entered into deep trances during which he prophesied the existence of a Hall of Records in Egypt with identification as to its specific location:"One of the most persistent accounts given by Edgar Cayce during his deep trances concerned:"'References and clues [which] indicate Egypt as a repository for records - records of Atlantis and ancient Egypt during the time of Ra-Ta, which may some day be found... that a vast underground repository was established containing a library of wisdom from the lost civilization of Atlantis: 'This in position lies, as the sun rises from the waters, the line of shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx...There is a chamber or passage from the right forepaw [of the Sphinx] to this entrance of the record chamber...'""According to the readings, the Hall of Records is to be discovered and re-entered when 'the time has been fulfilled' -- which, Cayce suggested, would be at or just before the close of the twentieth century, perhaps in 1998. The readings allude frequently to Old and New Testaments of the Bible, certain numerous references to Jesus, and depict the rediscovery of the Hall of Records as being linked in some way to a series of events that will prelude the 'Second Coming' of Christ." (The Message of the Sphinx, p. 88)Hancock and Bauval credit Lambert Dolphin's influence and expertise with determining the location of the hidden chambers in the project's early stages and in The Sphinx/Mars Connection, with finding proof on Mars of the ancient civilization of Atlantis. The full Watch Unto Prayer report on this false teacher is available at Lambert Dolphin & The Great Sphinx .
Those who follow the Banner Ministries' link to Lambert Dolphin's Web Links will also be introduced to the Kabbalist Chabad Lubavitch in Cyberspace among other surprises. Part VI of the Hebrew Roots series documented Peter Michas' statement in his book that he received his education in the Hebrew Roots of Christianity through the Chabad-Lubavich organization:"I ended up going into a place call Chabbad House which was run by the Lubavich, the ultra-orthodox rabbis. This was the beginning of my education in the Hebraic roots of the Bible. As my knowledge of the Hebraic context of Scripture grew, my God was being revealed to me in ways that cannot even be explained. I realize that if God had not preserved the Jewish people and their books (including the Bible), most spiritual truth and surely all of the culture of Scripture would have been lost to traditions of men." (Preface, Rod of an Almond Tree, p. 19)Hebrew scholar, Dr. Eliezer Segal of the University of Calgary, describes Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidism as a Kabbalist movement. The doctrines of the Lubavitch Movement are derived from the Kabbalah. In fact, the term "Chabad" is an acronym for two of the sefirot --Chokmah and Binah, in conduction with Da'at: "The name 'Chabad' is a Hebrew acronym for the expression 'Chokmah,' 'Binah" and 'Da'at' -- Wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge. These Kabbalistic terms are central to the distinctive intellectual theology of the movement..."
CONTROLLING THE OPPOSITION
Council for National Policy member, Howard Philips, once stated that ex-members of Young Americans for Freedom---the JBS youth organization founded by CFR member William Buckley---were strategically positioned like the Gauleiters of Nazi Germany were stationed in each district to enforce Hitler's policies. (God's Bullies, p. 111) We believe that the assignment of the so-called "discernment" organizations is to apprehend the refugees who are fleeing the local churches (which their accomplices in the CNP are destroying) and to channel them into the same deception via the back door -- all the while assuring them that they are among the very elect who have escaped the apostasy!
For although these organizations have exposed certain spiritual errors, they are promoting others of a far more sinister nature. They ramble on about the New World Order, the Counterfeit Revival, Promise Keepers, and the Roman Catholic Church, but have we ever read an expose of the Merovingian conspiracy which works under the direction of the Prieuré de Sion, and whose avowed purpose is to overthrow Christianity?
In our research, we have often wondered why individuals and organizations which appear to be in opposition to one another, have secret connections. The case is solved upon understanding the Hegelian Dialectic, which requires the dynamic of controversy to lead the masses to a predetermined synthesis of values. If there is a principle of social manipulation which Christians should learn to recognize, it is the dialectical process which has eclipsed the peaceful atmosphere that once characterized the Church of Jesus Christ. This phenomenon, well-understood by the elites, is the subject of our report The Third Way: Politics of the Radical Center.
Remember Joel's Army? We should recall the infamous words of Rick Joyner predicting a civil war within the Church that would involve the dismantling of traditional Christian organizations:"What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening; it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity. The dismantling of organizations and disbanding of some works will be a positive and exhilarating experience for the Lord's faithful servants. A great company of prophets, teachers, pastors and apostles will be raised up with the spirit of Phineas..."It has been observed that the Body of Christ in general is at least one or two major movements behind the enemy at any given time. There is a good reason for this, if one understands the psychology involved in deception. The larger conspiracy has various operations in place early on to define the issues and to control any opposition that may arise, should someone suspect the real deception.
The strategy is to set up front organizations which instigate controversy and then control both sides of the issues. Appointed leaders are designated as authorities, although they have no legitimate authority derived from Scripture. These self-appointed shepherds operate as facilitators of discussions and debates in e-mail and other forums, but are in reality functioning as change agents. Should independent researchers begin to address issues which have been determined "off-limits" by the facilitators, they should expect that, without fail, a serious campaign will be launched to discredit them.
An enterprising journalist of the Revolutionary Era, Philip Freneau, also discerned the nature of the dialectical operation employed by the elites, and wrote an incisive article titled: "Rules for Changing a Republic into a Monarchy." His satire reveals the blueprint for the transformation of society by the would-be elites, who view themselves as superior to the vulgar masses and have only contempt for them. Power elites operate by the same rules today, having a contingency plan for those who are not deceived - and dare to expose - the true conspiracy:"As it is not to be expected that the change of a republic into a monarchy, with the rapidity desired, can be carried through without occasional suspicions and alarms, it will be necessary to be prepared for such events. The best general rule on the subject is to be taken from the example of crying 'Stop thief' first -- neither lungs nor pens must be spared in charging every man who whispers, or even thinks, that the revolution on foot is meditated, with being himself an enemy of the established government and meaning to overturn it. Let the charge be reiterated and reverberated till at last such confusion and uncertainty be produced that the people, being not able to find out where the truth lies, withdraw their attention from the contest." (The Annals of America: 1972, p. 504)Those who follow the discernment organizations should be cautious in the extreme. The Bible does not authorize spiritual leaders who raise themselves up outside of the local assemblies of believers and in opposition to them. Like the apostate leaders of the ubiquitous parachurch organizations, leaders of the discernment ministries carefully protect themselves from the close scrutiny that is possible only in a personal setting. Christians who permit themselves to be shepherded by self-appointed leaders whom they neither know nor may observe on a personal basis are vulnerable to religious opportunists with hidden agendas. Although the Body of Christ is assailed on all sides by every manner of false prophet and teacher, the local gathering of believers is still God's appointed institution for the spiritual guidance and protection of His people.Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! And it was so, that when any man came nigh unto him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came unto the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel... And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom. II Samuel 15:4-6,12a
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