For students of history there will probably never be another opportunity to view human nature so clearly as in the year 2000. That is the magic number, the last year of this age, the big rounding off of the years of our Lord. 2000 A.D. (anno Domini "in the year of the Lord") is the great psychic motivator of change. It seems laughable how so many secularists, atheists and general secular revolutionaries are forced to use a date that points directly to Jesus Christ. Every check they sign has a date that reminds them of the birth of Jesus Christ. Every transaction on Wall Street, every signed law, every driver's license, every bank statement, every bill and every declaration from the halls of Congress all count their days as from the birth of Jesus the Christ. What a wonderful joke on such a decadent generation. Whenever anyone uses a date as dated these days they are sending a message that Jesus was born the Christ and that the whole world counts its time from that event.
We observe a seven-day week. There is no standard on earth but the Bible for this practice. "Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." I love it. Yes, men are trying to secularize the human heart and change society into a secular one, but the haunting of God still hovers over them. The Bible says that we observe a seven-day week because the Lord created everything in six days. It doesn't get better than this. No man, heathen, pagan, Christian, Muslim or Jew can escape this pointing finger.
Jesus was the message of hope while bringing the good news and He was also the message of doom when he brought bad news. He is the one who stated, "your house is left unto you desolate". That is not especially good news to those it is directed to. The meaning of this word "desolate" in the Greek is "deprived of the aid and protection of others, especially of friends, acquaintances, kindred." It means "to be alone" or "being a herd of sheep without a shepherd." This word in its true sense means God's grace is withdrawn. Intercession for man is at its end.
The year of our Lord 2000 does not seem to have much significant meaning in history but we are seeing a meaning being developed by the movers of our political fortunes. The Y2K computer problem is a large and ominous sign to some individuals. No one knows for sure what is on the docket when the clock strikes that fateful year. There may be catastrophic crashes and glitches all over society, but, then again, there may not be too much real impact at all. No one can say for sure. If there is a catastrophic event from that, one may still wonder if it was accidental or contrived.
There are far more ominous and historical signs we may look to for some further revelations. The Leonid meteor swarm is due the 17th of November. This meteor swarm comes around about every 33 years. The first time this phenomenon was recognized for what it was in our modern times was in November of 1833. That is when our national consciousness had awakened to this phenomena. Many people assumed Judgment Day had arrived. A South Carolina plantation worker wrote this dramatic account in a letter, later published in the book Our First Century by R. M. Devens (1876):
"I was suddenly awakened by the most distressing cries that ever fell on my ears. Shrieks of horror and cries of mercy, could be heard from most of the negroes of three plantations, amounting in all to some six or eight hundred. While earnestly and breathlessly listening for the cause, I heard a faint voice near the door calling my name. I arose and, taking my sword, stood at the door. At this moment I heard the same voice still beseeching me to rise, and saying, 'O, my God, the world is on fire!' I then opened the door, and it is difficult to say which excited me most -- the awfulness of the scene, or the distressed cries of the negroes. Upwards of one hundred lay prostrate on the ground, some speechless, and others uttering the bitterest moans, but with their hands raised, imploring God to save the world and them. The scene was truly awful, for never did rain fall much thicker than the meteors fell toward the earth; east, west, north, and south, it was the same."
Augusta Courier in Georgia composed this account:
"Meteors! -- A most remarkable shower of Meteors -- we know not what else to call it, occurred this morning. We saw it about 5 o'clock, but learn it was seen at 2. We never saw anything like it. We were waked by a neighbor, who had been aroused in a similar manner by one who supposed the World was coming to an end, as the Stars were falling. The whole heavens were lighted by falling meteors, as thick and constant as the large flakes which usher in a snow storm. We might say, it snowed Meteors...."
The timing of these Leonid meteors have dated some awesome events in history and the next two years leading up to the year 2000 promise to be no different. While these meteors in the Leonids have not always shocked our senses, they have regularly come around as we whisk our way through the debris from the periodic comet Tempel-Tuttle. The showers increase, peak, and wane over a three-year period. President Lincoln, McKinley and Kennedy were all assassinated near the time of the Leonid meteors.
The first time we noticed this appearance we were introduced into the revolution of the great revivals of the 1830's launching some denominations that still exist today. Our attention was drawn to the end of the world with the likes of William Miller and others. The Leonid meteors surely got their attention in those days and affected our way of thinking in ways we little understand.
The second time around we had just experienced the assassination of President Lincoln who had witnessed the 1833 appearance from his window. This one he would not see, but truly a star in this nation's affairs had fallen to the earth. The ancients thought comets were omens of doom and that meteor showers represented the fall of messengers from heaven. This belief is mirrored in the Scriptures when it is written: "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit." Rev 9:1.
The turn of the century sparked little activity meteor-wise. This was the year of the great disappointment since it was believed a certain planetary alignment had diverted the display for that year in a significant way though a national star did fall in the assassination of President McKinley.
1933 was the next time we traversed this debris and this was a major year in international events. The three great socialist experiments were launched and recognized that year. American socialism was launched by Franklin Roosevelt with his New Deal. It was new for this country but part of a long progression of purposed worldwide socialism. Adolph Hitler was elected as Chancellor of Germany that year. His national socialist party would launch upon the world its experiment. Finally, 1933 was the year Soviet socialism called "communism" was recognized as the true government of Russia. Previous to this the movement was considered an insurgency. So, 1933 was the mark in history when the world would enter the revolution of socialist experimentation.
In 1933 Hitler had his Reichstag fire which seemed to be the pretext for outlawing the German communist party. In like manner terrorist activities today serve to usher in the Clinton excuses for creating the end of national liberties heretofore enjoyed. It was also the year for the first Nazi concentration camps. 1933 was also the year when the banks closed and America left the gold standard. Real money was on its way out then. Roosevelt began his NRA (National Recovery Administration) and PWA (Public Works Administration). This was the year of the largest political revolution the entire earth had ever seen. The skeleton of this new creature was created and now the flesh must be added. While the Leonids did not give us a spectacular heavenly display that year, it sure was a spectacular earthly one.
When we pierced the Leonids in 1966 a new turn was emerging. We saw the meteors fall in grand display that year. In the political field this was the year when the Viet Nam War was heating up seriously. The children of the socialist experiment called "the baby boomers" were now taking to the streets in protest against the war. The first major rally against the war occurred in Washington, D.C. While this may not seem a significant event, it marked a revolution in this country. The colleges were inundated in revolution. Not only the students, but the professors and teachers of that generation thrust a whole new ethic called "free love" into the public consciousness from which we have never recovered. Our own president's recent troubles have grown directly out of that revolution.
1966 was the year that the United States landed its Surveyor 1 spacecraft on the moon. That was also the year the Soviets landed Luna 9 on the moon. While our cultural revolution was taking place with the baby boomers, Mao Zedong began his own cultural revolution in China. While 1933 marked the institutional revolution in the earth, 1966 marked the cultural revolution of governments everywhere. Great upheavals and troubles were sprouting as weeds and, yet, man had never achieved such scientific success as his landing on the moon. This was the year the Leonids put on a grand display as the stars fell. Jesus may have referred to this time when He said, "And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:25-28, RSV).
Now we are entering the Third Way. We might say the third revolution. This is happening at the time of the 1998-2000 Leonids' passing. So far we have looked at the circumstantial evidence and the outward signs. There is a more telling sign yet. There is nothing quite so telling as the purposes of man and his statements of intention. As British Prime Minister Tony Blair put it, the Third Way "draws vitality from uniting democratic socialism and liberalism." This uniting is occurring not so much these days in the form of ideology, as was evident previously, but by force of law. Before, these things were ideas. Now, state muscle will enforce them all. Previously, Mother tried to convince us to eat our vegetables. Now, Dad will tie our hands to the chair and force those vegetables down our throats. Does child abuse come up here anywhere?
On May 22, 1998 President Clinton issued his White Paper which is the Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection: Presidential Decision Directive 63. While on the surface this White Paper has all of the trappings of international security, it has within it ominous forces of change. These revolutionary hippies of the sixties now run our government. They have grown up and learned how to insert into society such uncommon perversion in the most beautiful sounding ways. These antiwar free thinkers are the greatest murderers of history and will withhold nothing to bring their agenda to fruition. They smile now, but soon there will be no smiles.
When a nation is being thrust into a new thing, such as with the Nazi invasion of Europe, the people must be first conditioned with fear and programmed for the event. A hero or deliverer must also be presented who will usher in the Third Reich as it were. The first element of Directive 63 introduces the fear of our loss of infrastructure.
The Threat of a Growing Potential Vulnerability
"...Addressing these vulnerabilities will necessarily require flexible, evolutionary approaches that span both the public and private sectors, and protect both domestic and international security. Because of our military strength, future enemies, whether nations, groups or individuals, may seek to harm us in non-traditional ways including attacks within the United States. Our economy is increasingly reliant upon interdependent and cyber-supported infrastructures and non-traditional attacks on our infrastructure and information systems may be capable of significantly harming both our military power and our economy.
"II. President's Intent. It has long been the policy of the United States to assure the continuity and viability of critical infrastructures. President Clinton intends that the United States will take all necessary measures to swiftly eliminate any significant vulnerability to both physical and cyber attacks on our critical infrastructures, including especially our cyber systems."
We have often heard the president say he is going to work for the country. He wants to bring peace and freedom to the world. He wants to make everyone secure. Minor terrorist activities around the world have been hammered into the national consciousness so much that the people feel at any time they might be the next target unless the savior does something about it.
"III. A National Goal. No later than the year 2000, the United States shall have achieved an initial operating capability and no later than five years from the day the President signed Presidential Decision Directive 63 the United States shall have achieved and shall maintain the ability to protect our nation's critical infrastructures from intentional acts that would significantly diminish the abilities of:
"IV. A Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Vulnerability. Since the targets of attacks on our critical infrastructure would likely include both facilities in the economy and those in the government, the elimination of our potential vulnerability requires a closely coordinated effort of both the public and the private sector. ...The protection of our critical infrastructures is necessarily a shared responsibility and partnership between owners, operators and the government. Furthermore, the Federal Government shall encourage international cooperation to help manage this increasingly global problem.
"...In addition to the 180-day report, the National Coordinator, working with the National Economic Council, shall provide an annual report on the implementation of this directive to the President and the heads of departments and agencies, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. The report should include an updated threat assessment, a status report on achieving the milestones identified for the National Plan and additional policy, legislative and budgetary recommendations. The evaluations and recommendations, if any, shall be coordinated with the Director of OMB. In addition, following the establishment of an initial operating capability in the year 2000, the National Coordinator shall conduct a zero-based review." (Directive 63 shown here is condensed.)
Here, mentioned is the tool for the formation of all basic infrastructure control to be under the authority of the federal government. No services such as water or electricity will be available except the central authorities have a say. All of this ostensibly for the purpose of public safety. This is already taking shape in the education of the nation. No longer will education be a local or community proposition. Education through the auspices of Goals 2000 and other such avenues will bring all children under the watchful eye of a central authority. Neither teachers nor parents will have the final word on how their children are to be educated. While it is stated as preferred that this be voluntary, the clear inference is that if it is not received voluntarily, it will come by force. If they cannot bring citizens to cooperate, then they will operate. This social lobotomy has been progressing on course.
All of these proposals are now being thrust upon the nation with vigor and with the intended goal as the year 2000 for them to be in place. After two generations of earnest effort to bring the nation and the world under a single powerful regime, that goal is almost achieved. Right at our doorstep the stealthy reach of the state has come to force himself into our house. As it is when an intruder puts his foot in the door, it remains almost impossible to close it. So it is now. As we view Uncle Sam's grin as he stands in our doorway, we feel invaded and our great crime in the matter is that we have been amazingly stupid while the forces of intrigue have not been so indolent. Now there is no salvation from this bizarre and purposed display of force. The national leaders thank God for the likes of Saddam. They secretly praise heaven that a terrorist blew something up. Now they have cart blanche permission to do just about anything they want all for the sake of what they say is national security. If they had not had an Osama bin Laden, they would have created one. Some CIA agent would have dressed up like an Arab and blown something up all for the sake of forcing all the sheep into one nice safe fold.
In recent years millions have been slaughtered on the abortion tables. Other millions have been slaughtered on the field of international intrigue. The whole world has been thrust into an uncertainty never before experienced on such a large scale. Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, and a small host of mini terrorists have been the fabricated source of this new directive. The world should be controlled by this savior because a terrorist might kill someone if we do not permit it. Every day for the past fifty years we have laid down our freedoms at the feet of this new force and too drunk to wake up and see it. Now it is too late. While a monster has been approaching our rear, we were made to look at the gnat circling overhead.
As we pass through the comet's debris in these years of our Lord 1998 - 2000, we look into the jaws of the beast. The time is come for the final things, but as always, the joke will be on us, for God is not mocked. Perhaps this is the long awaited "day of the Lord."
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." 2 Peter 3:10.
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