A CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR MOVEMENTS
LEADING MANKIND INTO LUCIFER'S AGE OF THE SPIRIT
INTERFAITHISM, Pentecostalism & zIONISM
By Janet Moser and Barbara Aho
JESUS CHRIST'S LATTER RAIN
Antichrist's Universal Judeo-Masonic Mystical Religion
CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR MOVEMENTS
The devil's emissaries have often come on the Christian scene as "angels of light" and "ministers of righteousness" heralding the end of the age and a new Pentecost preceding Christ's return. However, the Holy Spirit was given exclusively to the Church at Pentecost as the "earnest of our inheritance" and will only be poured out on "all flesh" during the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ. Throughout the Church Age, heretical sects, in their hasty departure from the sound doctrine of the Bible, have found common ground in mystical experiences. To validate their experiences as Biblical, they conveniently detach verses of Scripture pertaining to the supernatural from their contexts -- which set parameters to protect God's people from Satan's counterfeits.
The following outline chronicles a continuous stream of mystical sects, the ecstatic manifestations that defined their experiences and the heresies they embraced and propagated -- to the current revival of mysticism writ large in Satan's plan to counterfeit Jesus Christ's Millennial Age with its attendant signs and wonders. Christians who naively assume that the Holy Spirit is always and only present where signs and wonders are manifested should take careful note of the supernatural manifestations which have frequently accompanied the most radical heresy and apostasy. For the occult counterfeits and perverts the legitimate spiritual gifts that God bestowed upon the Church at Pentecost:
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." I Cor. 12:4-11
The New Testament does not state that these legitimate gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased. To the contrary, I Corinthians 13:8-10 reveals that "prophecies shall fail," "tongues shall cease" and "knowledge shall vanish away" at a time yet future: "Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away."
"When that which is perfect is come" is clearly established in time two verses later: "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." I Cor. 13:12
"When that which is perfect is come" refers to that moment when Jesus Christ catches away His Bride and she sees Him "face to face." Based on this passage, we can only conclude that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have been given to the Church for the duration of the Church Age, and that Church is not only in need of the spiritual gifts but required to make use of them.
I Corinthians 14 describes the gifts of the Holy Spirit in greater detail and distinguishes them from counterfeits, such as the bizarre manifestations in Charismatic churches today, many of which are altered states of consciousness induced by Satan.
"And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints... Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak in tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order." I Cor. 14:32,33, 39,40
To avoid demonic entrapment, the Christian must test the spirits behind an experience or manifestation: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (I John 4:1) To discern whether the spirit manifesting itself is the Holy Spirit or demonic, John advises that the doctrine of that spirit be examined: "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have hear that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (v.2,3)
Doctrinal systems that deny, either by omission or overtly, that Jesus Christ is "God...manifest in the flesh" began in the early Church period -- "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:" -- and have continued down through the Church Age, well-attended by miraculous signs. The end of this age will be a revival of the ancient heresies, munificently supported by signs and wonders, visions and miracles. "...only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed... Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders." (II Thess. 2:7-9)
The reader will note in the following chronology that the modern movements preparing mankind for the Age of the Spirit -- Ecumenism, Zionism and Pentecostalism -- appear to have a common point of origin, namely the Anglo-American nexus of power centered in Great Britain. Of interest, the Celtic tribes which eventually settled in Great Britain had emigrated from Gaul to Galatia in Asia Minor before the Christian era, bringing with them gnostic heresies and pagan customs derived from their Druid ancestors. And it was precisely these gnostic and Judaizing heresies which the apostle Paul found necessary to refute in his epistles to the Galatians and Colossians. Resident in the second century [A.D.] province of Phrygia in Asia Minor were the Montanists, an ecstatic lay movement which proclaimed the imminent Age of the Holy Spirit. Montanism would profoundly influence numerous medieval religious sects, whose heretical image has recently been recast as "Christian" by Fundamentalist scholars. As well, the eighteenth and nineteenth century ecstatic cults of Emanuel Swedenborg and Edward Irving were neo-Montanist forerunners of the twentieth century Pentecostal movement.
One effect of the periodic outbreaks of pseudo-revival throughout Christian history has been to gradually shift the professing Church from its doctrinal foundation onto the shifting sands of extrabiblical revelation. From the academia of nineteenth century Great Britain would emerge an intellectual movement that would elevate the formerly rejected knowledge of heretical sects and underground societies to a position of intellectual and social respectability. Additionally, Masonic infiltration of the Church of England and the creation of Cecil Rhodes' secret societies for the federation, expansion and consolidation of the British Empire would make England the international center of the burgeoning Ecumenical (Universalist), Zionist (Judaizing) and Pentecostal (Mystical) movements. As we begin the new millennium, the manifest success of these movements portends that the falsely so-called "Age of the Spirit" will be a synthesis of all three movements -- a One World Religion of Jewish Occultism, also known as Freemasonry or Druidry, the national religion of Great Britain.
THE Latter RAIN OF JESUS CHRIST
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army, which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
"And it shall come to pass AFTERWARD, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaidens in those days will I pour out my spirit. Joel 2:23-29
"But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass IN THE LAST DAYS, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
"And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Acts 2:16-21
"For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT." II Cor. 5:4,5
"That IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." Eph. 1:10-14
Joel 28-29 are part of the promises connected with the New Covenant which was first given to the Church and will have a final fulfillment in the restored nation of Israel. The setting of this final fulfillment of Joel must be seen as a post-tribulation fulfillment that takes place at the beginning of the Millennium and not a pre-tribulation fulfillment at the end of the Church Age, as many would have us believe.
"Holiness enthusiasts of the late nineteenth century searched the Scriptures for proof of the authenticity of their revival... One popular description of this massive endtime event was 'the latter rain.' Bible students employed the term as a metaphor for Palestinian rainfall patterns. The 'early rain' revival of Acts 2 had watered the infant Christian Church in the same way that spring rains watered a freshly planted field. The 'latter rain', however, fell toward the end of the growing season and allowed the plants to reach maturity before harvest period. Thus, premillennialists argued, the current revival spirit was a final ripening of Christian saints immediately prior to the harvest of Christ's Second Coming. Charles Parham returned to Topeka in September 1900 convinced that he had witnessed manifestations of this latter rain." [Goff 62-3]
Contrary to Charles Parham, this is what Jesus actually said would be the sign of the last days:
"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us,...what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you... For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Mt. 24:3,4,24
J. Edwin Orr and Harold Ockenga, associates of Henrietta Mears who was the principle organizer of the World Christian Movement, also wrested the Scriptures to accommodate a Latter Rain revival at the close of the Church age.
"Given the firm grip that dispensationalism and its expectation of growing apostasy had on fundamentalists, these hopes [of revival] had to be reconciled with the predictions of an imminent apocalypse. Was revival still possible in these 'last days'? Nearly everyone who called for a great awakening addressed this question. An Irish evangelist, J. Edwin Orr, expressed his exasperation with Americans who claimed that 'a Revival is impossible before the Lord comes.' Orr argued that while the Bible did indeed predict apostasy, 'every period of apostasy has been paralleled by a period of intense witness. Apostasy and spiritual renewal would coincide, like the wheat and the tares of Jesus' parable. Orr insisted that 'the truest preparation for the coming of Christ is a quickening in the Body of Christ.' Furthermore, he argued, the Bible predicted a 'latter rain' before God's final harvest (James 5:7); there would be a great revival just preceding the Second Coming.
"Orr's expectation ran contrary to the standard dispensational interpretation, which held that the 'latter rain' prophecies were promises of blessing to the Jews that would be fulfilled after the rapture of church. Nevertheless, not one eminent fundamentalist denied the possibility of another great revival." [Carpenter 112]
"J. Edwin Orr, Professor at Oxford University, had experienced sweeping revival in Norway in the 1930s. He wrote many books and traveled to hundreds of universities and colleges all over the world as an expert in awakenings. In fact, in 1948 he earned a doctorate in 'Awakenings' at Oxford. As the fourth person in the association he, too, spoke at [Henrietta Mears’] Forest Home Christian Conference Center. It was his rule that he would only speak where there was an ecumenical representation--a diversity of youth from all denominations." [Dager: WCM]
"Now, more than ever, [Harold] Ockenga pleaded America needed revival showers of blessing. Prophecies in the books of Hosea 6, Joel 2, and Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost in Acts 3 [sic], pointed to one last revival before 'the great holocaust of judgment falls upon the earth.' The revival now breaking, Ockenga speculated, 'may be the revival of the last time. It may be that God is now taking out his elect...before the awful wrath of God will be loosed in the atomic warfare of this day.' This was the kind of Biblical interpretation that would make most of the scholars at Fuller Seminary cringe in embarrassment for their president, yet it spoke to a pervasive feeling rippling through the evangelical network nationwide that these were extraordinary times." [Carpenter 229-30]
"...Harold Ockenga, President of Gordon College and pastor of Park Street Church in Boston...was instrumental in forming the National Association of Evangelicals (N.A.E.). As a very close friend of Charles Fuller, he met with Fuller in Chicago to assist him in developing the plan for Fuller Evangelical Seminary. As a result, Ockenga became the first President of Fuller Evangelical Seminary. Both taught the young people at Mears's Forest Home Christian Conference Center." [Dager: WCM]
Orr and Ockenga had forgotten the warning of Hebrews 6:4-6 which states there is no revival for those who fall away:
"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."
The key to understanding the verses in Joel 2 in a Millennial context is based upon the word "afterwards" in verse 28. This prophecy must be placed within the context of the whole second chapter of Joel. Although Joel 2 prophesies the imminent invasion of Judah by the Babylonians, portions of this chapter have a dual fulfillment that is paralleled in Matthew 24:29-31.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
These three events take place after the Day of the Lord.
"Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations." Joel 2:1-2
"And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?" Joel 2:11
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:" Matt.24:29
They are fulfilled after the final heavenly signs (Joel 2:10; Matt. 24:29) and are not to be confused with the heavenly signs at the beginning and middle of the seven-year Great Tribulation period.
"And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:30,31
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;" Rev. 6:12
"And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise." Rev. 8:12
They are fulfilled at the return of Christ who is the Latter Rain and will reign in Israel on Mount Zion at Jerusalem.
"Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet." Joel 2:16
"And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed." Joel 2:27
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matt. 24:30-31
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." Joel 2:23
"After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." Hosea 6:2-3
It is important to understand that the verses in Joel are part of the promises connected with the New Covenant, which was initially given to the Church at Pentecost. In Acts 2:16,17, please note that Peter’s change of the wording from ‘afterward’ to ‘last days’ reveals a partial fulfillment at that time. God’s promise will have a complete fulfillment with the restoration of the nation of Israel. Thus, the New Covenant as promised in the Old Testament would be presented in two stages: partial fulfillment at Pentecost with total fulfillment in the Millennium.
1. The New Covenant is promised first to Israel.
"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Jer. 31:31-34
"And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them." Jer. 32:40-42
"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness." Jer. 33:14-16
"Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore." Ezek. 37:26
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name; After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD." Ezek. 39:25-29
2. The New Covenant is given to the Church during this present age.
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance..." Heb. 9:14,15
"And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." Heb. 12:24
"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Eph. 2:12-13
"And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;" Rom. 11:17
3. The New Covenant will be given to Israel after the Tribulation at the beginning of the Millennium when Christ returns.
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." Matt. 24:30
"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins." Rom. 11:25-27
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the SPIRIT OF GRACE and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn." Zech. 12:9,10
The nature of the final fulfillment of Joel is three-fold.
1. It is universal in its promise of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
"I will pour out my spirit upon ALL FLESH..."
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands... And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of [the] great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Rev. 7:9,13,14 [The word "the" before "tribulation" is found in the Received Greek text.]
"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." Matt. 25:31-46
2. God will use Israel to bless the Gentiles.
"...YOUR sons and YOUR daughters shall prophesy, YOUR old men shall dream dreams, YOUR young men shall see visions..."
"But ye shall be named the Priest of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves." Is. 61:6
3. Israel's ministry to others will be of a prophetic nature (which may include giving forth new Scriptures for the Millennium).
"...your sons and your daughters shall PROPHESY, your old men shall DREAM DREAMS, your young men shall see VISIONS..."
"The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem." Is. 2:1-3
"What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?" Romans 3:1-3
"Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people." Is. 51:4
"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. I Cor. 13:9,10
Since Satan's purpose is to be "like God" (Is.14:12-14) it is only reasonable that he would seek to fulfill Joel 2:28-29 prematurely and on his terms -- with the objective of arrogating to himself the worship that belongs to God alone. With this Satanic enterprise in view, we have chronicled three movements that are working in tandem to bring Satan’s plan to fulfillment ~ the Interfaith Movement, the Zionist Movement and the Pentecostal Movement.
Universal Judeo-Masonic Mysticism OF THE ANTICHRIST
I. ECUMENISM [Universalism/Interfaith Movement]
Bible reviser, F.J.A. Hort, had initial reservations about joining the Apostles, but a letter from Dr. F. D. Maurice whose "teaching was the most powerful element in his religious development," persuaded him to join. In Hort's words, Maurice was "the well-known radical" who was expelled from his position at King's College (Cambridge) in 1853 for heretical views on cardinal doctrines of the faith, having published a story on the "divine unconscious humanity." Maurice and Hort believed in the universal salvation of mankind:
"Meanwhile I had (don't open your eyes to wide!) been asked to join the 'Apostles'; I declined, but after hearing a good deal which shook me, begged time to consider. Meanwhile I wrote to Maurice for impartial counsel, telling my objections, and his second letter contained a P.S. which left me no alternative. He said 'he could not advise me impartially.' His 'connection with them had moulded his character and determined the whole course of his life'; he owed them more than he could express in any words…" [Hort 242, 196]
"According to [Frederick Dennison] Maurice, Christ is the head of the whole human race (and not only of a portion of it), since all men are created in Christ and have been redeemed by him, and by virtue of their creation and redemption are in some sense in the Church, whether or no they recognize themselves to be so." [Rouse 274]
In our own day, Billy Graham and Robert Schuller, both high ranking members of another secret society, Freemasonry, are among the false teachers of universal redemption:
"Appearing on Robert Schuller's Hour of Power television program, June 8, 1997, [Billy] Graham stated categorically that he believes people of other faiths are members of Christ's Body, even if they have never heard of Jesus. After reminiscing about the past fifty years and how Billy Graham had encouraged him in starting his television program, Schuller asked Graham, "Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?' To this question Graham replied: 'Well, Christianity and being a true believer-you know, I think there's the Body of Christ which comes from all the Christian groups around the world - or outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ whether they're conscious of it or not-they're members of the Body of Christ.'
SCHULLER: What I hear you saying, that it's possible for Jesus Christ to come into a human heart and soul and life, even if they've been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you're saying?
GRAHAM: Yes, it is. Because I believe that. I've met people in various parts of the world in travel situations, that they had never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard about Jesus, but they believe in their heart that there was a God, and they tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.
SCHULLER: This is fantastic! I'm so thrilled to hear you say that! There is a wideness in God's mercy!
GRAHAM : There is; there definitely is.
After again reminiscing about how Graham helped Schuller get his Hour of Power program going, Schuller asked: Billy, if you look into the future, what challenges would you throw out to Christians, or to pastors thousands of pastors, and hundreds of rabbis, and, they tell me, over a million Muslims a week watch this program. What challenge would you have to these listeners?... Give them a message right from your heart.
GRAHAM: Well, the message is that God loves you. Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your religious background, God loves you. He wants to come into your heart and change the direction of your life, and give you a peace and a joy that you've never had before. And He will do that today, if you will make that commitment to Him.
Schuller then extolled the virtues of his mentor, the late Norman Vincent Peale, and the late Roman Catholic Archbishop Fulton R. Sheen, asking Graham what he thought of these men. To this Graham replied:
I knew both of them, as you did, and loved them both. And I have in my book a story of how Fulton Sheen came to my apartment on a train once, and we had two or three hours together. And when I went to his funeral they took me right up to the place of burial. And I felt I had lost a very dear friend. And since that time, the whole relationship between me and my work, and you and your work, and the Roman Catholic Church, has changed. They open their arms and welcome us, and we have the support of the Catholic Church almost everywhere we go. And I think that we must come to the place where we keep our eyes on Jesus Christ, and not on what denomination or what church, or what groups we belong to...
More recently, following the tragic death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., Graham appeared on Larry King Live ...
KING: How many funerals have you gone to, Billy?...You ever get used to that? ...do you ever get used to having to say goodbye?
GRAHAM: If I know that that person has been a real good person and is close to God, I think I rejoice with them, because I know they're in Heaven. If a person has been a very bad person and has shown no evidence of faith, I think I would have an extra tear for that person." [Dager: WCM 2:11-13]
II. ZIONISM [Judeo-Masonic Political Movement]
Zionism is a religious movement with a political agenda, conceived and implemented by the Synagogue of Satan - apostate Jews who worship Lucifer instead of the God of Israel. [See: The Lost Tribe of Dan; Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Israel; The Merovingian Conspiracy]
In his office as Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, future Prime Minister Arthur Balfour issued in 1917 a letter to Lord Lionel Rothschild - the Balfour Declaration - which expressed the desire of the British government to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Balfour, a Jew, was a student and occult disciple of F.J.A. Hort and F.D. Maurice and a member of the Cambridge Apostles Club. Another Jew, Lord Rothschild, and Lord Balfour belonged to Cecil Rhodes’ inner circle, the Society of the Elect and Lord Victor Rothschild was also a member of the Apostles Club.
“From the records it seems that from 1933 to 1939, the Jews were expected to leave Germany and all Nazi-occupied territories. At the same time, there was a very definite selection system and a very restrictive immigration policy on who went to Palestine, headed by the Zionists. After 1939, it seems the annihilation camps were set up to rid Germany of those Jews who did not make it to Palestine or anywhere else.
“Can you imagine? Pressure was on all Jews to get out of Nazi-occupied lands and at the same time doors to other countries, including Palestine, were deliberately closed on those who died, or were supposed to die. Why?
“One Jew, however, escaped Hitler’s hate. It was Baron Louis Rothschild. Louis had transferred all his assets to the British Rothschilds. It is reported that Hitler’s government negotiated with other Rothschilds in Geneva and Paris. We are not told what went on in the meetings, but what we know is that Himmler, the dreaded head of the Gestapo, personally visited Rothschild in his cell, which he shared with the Communists in July 1939, and released him. It appears that Hitler’s hate for the Jews did not include the Rothschild family.
“Lucy Dawidowicz, in her book, ‘The War Against the Jews,' had this to say:…
‘At their 18th Congress in 1933, the Zionists established within the Jewish agency for Palestine a Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, which, to begin with, excluded anti-Zionists as applicants for certificates.'
‘Young people in good health with some training for agricultural work or manual trades and person with capital were the preferred candidates for Aliya in a process where the needs and interests of Palestine took precedence over the strategy of rescue.’
“Nathan Birnbaum was an early Zionist; in fact, he was the one who coined the term 'Zionism.' He was also present with Herzl at the First Congress at Basel. Birnbaum left the movement in 1899 and became completely orthodox and absolutely hostile to the Zionist Movement. In his paper titled 'In Bondage to Our Fellow Jew,' he writes:
‘It seems, that we are better qualified with our bondage to the Gentiles than with our bondage to our brothers who are estranged from the Torah and its teachings. When our own estranged brothers, who, next to us, are the mere grain, not only persecute us but themselves give a handle to our persecution; when they not only meddle in our affairs but take them wholly out of our hands; when they not only refuse to let us go our ways in peace, but actually try to obstruct our road forever.
“Birnbaum wrote these words in 1901.
“In 1903, the Jewish pen of Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Shulem ben Schneersohn wrote:
‘But the Zionists are far more cunning in their evil and they have made nationalism a substitute for Torah and commandments. Mendel Stam in his open letter stated that a Jew was not one who fulfilled the commandments but one who is a Zionist... the leader of the Zionists has set up the idol of Nationalism, rebellion against the Lord and denial of Torah and commandments, on the very site of the Temple of the Lord.'
“Michael Selzer in his book 'Zionism Reconsidered', says:
‘Not even the events of 1933 aroused their political interest. [He refers to the Zionist Organization.] They were naive enough to see them as a God-sent opportunity for an undreamt-of wave of immigration to Palestine. When the Zionist Organization against the natural impulses of the Jewish people, decided to do business with Hitler, to trade German goods against the wealth of German Jewry, to flood the Palestine market with German products and thus make a mockery of the boycott against German-made articles, they found little opposition in the Jewish National Homeland, and least of all among its aristocracy -- the so-called Kibutniks...'
“How many Jews know these facts?" [Graham 72-78]
“February 20, 1982, Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada published an article titled ‘Conservative Jewish Faith Not Good Enough in Israel.' The gist of the report was that efforts are being made in Israel to change the Law of Return, thereby barring anyone who says that they are Jewish but cannot be certified by an Orthodox rabbi.
“It appears that Israel no longer welcomes all Jews. It seems the Zionist state is no longer insuring a homeland for all Jewish people as set out in the mandate. Such maneuvers look less and less like Biblical prophecy fulfilled. No longer is one considered a Jew just because he is born a Jew; he must also be politically cooperative, in Israel.” [Graham 82]
III. PENTECOSTALISM [Gnosticism/Mysticism/Occultism]
Pentecostals believe their movement is a work of the Holy Spirit. The evidence of history suggests, however, that the organized Pentecostal and Charismatic sects are a revival of ancient Gnosticism, mysticism and a point of entry to the occult.
"In a moment of frankness, [founder of the Theosophical Society] Madame Blavatsky explained the influence of magic on history: 'What is one to do, when in order to rule men, it is necessary to deceive them? For almost invariably the more simple, the more silly, and the more gross phenomenon, the more likely it is to succeed.'" [Spenser 49]
"For many years Bob Jones has received valuable revelations on [the Day of Atonement] outlining activities of the Holy Spirit for the seasons ahead. The season surrounding the upcoming Day of Pentecost will be a point of demarcation for those identified as this generation of youth. The interval between Atonement and the Day of Pentecost will be utilized for indoctrination and consecration for those things following the release that should take place during the season of heightened spiritual intensity surrounding Pentecost... [A] portion of the revelations also highlighted the season surrounding the upcoming feast of Pentecost as a pivotal time of transition for the church. Again, we are admonished to allow the term between the Feast of Tabernacles and the season of Pentecost as preparation for those days that follow the ‘shifting of gears’ that will transpire around Pentecost." [Jones]
“What is required is an alliance between church and occultism: the Charismatic movement is a gesture in that direction but so much remains to be done.” [Kirby 12]
“…The Charismatic movement has already shown itself to be a ‘potentially’ powerful force in the renewal of Christian faith and the reformulation of Christian doctrine.” [Rifkin 179]
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. II Cor. 11:3,4
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;.. I Tim. 4:1
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. II Thess. 2:7-12
Although Satan is orchestrating a false fulfillment of the Joel prophecies, he is inadvertently being used by God to fulfill His will.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: II Thess. 2:11
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. Rev. 17:17
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20
The following Chronology is presented to put the reader in possession of facts about the Ecumenical, Zionist and Pentecostal movements – how and when they originated, who was involved in their leadership, how they developed over the centuries, the aberrant teachings associated with each movement, their interconnectivity and ultimate objectives.
A CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR MOVEMENTS