Many Christians have been deluded into believing that they can somehow “change or convert” the kingdoms of this world into the Kingdom of God. In the process they have put their energies and hopes into bringing about the Kingdom of God by working towards getting more influence with government in order to transform government. Some even believe that Jesus will only return once we have transformed the world and created the millennial Kingdom.
This presupposes that the Kingdom of God is a better version of or improved earthly kingdom. But what does the Bible have to say about this?
In the study of Hermeneutics there are many principles to aid the student of Scripture, in the endeavor to discover truth. One such principle is called the first occurrence principle. The first mention of a subject in the Bible is often very significant for an understanding of that topic. Then following this topic through Scripture, a thread is often revealed and built upon until the last occurrence is mentioned providing a complete picture and comprehensive understanding of the topic in view.
The first mention of the word “kingdom” is in Genesis 10:10 when it says of Nimrod that “the beginning of his kingdom was Babel.” It was at Babel that the tower was built with the intention of reaching Heaven and that to this day remains the prime example of man’s pride, self-sufficiency and rebellion against God. Babel was the precursor and type of Babylon, the false world system and religion, which is the domain of the Antichrist (Revelation 17 & 18). It was at Babel that God brought division between the nations and broke their rebellious unity.
Furthermore it is remarkable and significant that the last time the word “kingdom” is mentioned is in Revelation 17:17 where it says that the world rulers will “be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast.” This will bring the world full-circle where they once again are united against God and once again establish Babel/Babylon.
The fact that the first and last mention of the word “kingdom” both relate to the false world system which is united in its rejection of God and that both speak of that which is man-made with an emphasis on man rather than God is not coincidental. By definition any kingdom built by man is anti-god and anti-Christ. The kingdoms of this world have never been, are not and never will be God’s Kingdom. They have different kings, different citizens, function by different principles and laws and have different goals.
When Satan tempted Jesus he “showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.” (Luke 4:5-6). Jesus did not deny that this was in the Devil’s power to do and thus He acknowledges that the kingdoms of the world do indeed belong to the Devil. There are many theories as to how and when the Devil acquired them, but the fact remains that they are his to give. Several times Jesus refers to the Devil as “the ruler of this world” John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11), confirming Satan’s dominion here on earth.
Many Christians feel that things changed after the Cross and that the Kingdoms of the world are now under God’s control. But Paul (after the Cross) still refers to Satan as “the god of this world (age)” (2Corinthinas 4:4). John (also after the Cross) states emphatically that “the whole world lies under the sway (NIV – “control”) of the wicked one” (1John 5:19). Thus the Devil is clearly the one who is in control of the world kingdomes, its systems, its religions, and its governments. Romans 13 says that authorities are appointed by God and that they are God’s servants or ministers. This does not mean that they are godly, they clearly are not. Nevertheless God uses them to accomplish His purposes (Revelation 17:17).
At no stage do the kingdoms of the world morph into the Kingdom of God. There is not a single Scripture to support this popular misconception. The kingdoms of this world are so evil that they are completely destroyed (Daniel 2 and Revelation 18) and they will be replaced by God’s Kingdom. This will be a work of God and not of man or the church. “The God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever” (Daniel 2:44). (See also Revelation 18 and 19). Christ’s Kingdom will ultimately become a physical kingdom, known as the Millennial Kingdom, but as said above, that will come about by a single cataclysmic (Day of the Lord’s Wrath) event when He sets up His Kingdom.1
In Revelation 11:15 when the seventh trumpet is sounded it alludes to the kingdoms of this world becoming or morphing into the Kingdom of Christ. “Then the seventh angel sounded; And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!'” The Greek Word for “have become” is ginomai and means, “to come into existence, begin to be, receive being.” The seventh trumpet presents the consummation of God’s reign and the end of all world Government, the end of Satan’s authority over the earthly kingdoms, and the end of Antichrist’s 1230 day reign as Christ is now King over one single Kingdom. It is the seventh trumpet which ends the 70th Week of Daniel and the final bowl judgments are instituted within the extended 30 day period given in Daniel 12.
IN THE BEGINNING
In the Garden of Eden, when the serpent spoke to Eve concerning the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he told Eve, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:4-5) (emphasis mine.) Driven out of the Garden, Adam and Eve had plunged mankind into spiritual darkness, separation from God, and with it man now had an unquenchable hunger for power and an insatiable thirst for godhood. Looking at Babel, under the leadership of Nimrod, a global community was formed as “the whole earth had one language and one speech” (Gen. 11:1). The appeal to personal power and recognition is seen in the building of a tower “whose top is in the heavens (vs.4).” Man sought to make a name for themselves and thus, make a statement, we can rule ourselves absent of God.
THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT (New Age)
Late in the 19th century there appeared the arousal of spiritualism known as Theosophy. It is believed by some that Theosophy, having Pagan origin, is the revival of a philosophy communicated by the Nephilim of old (See Gen. 6). Theosophy is any of various forms of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature and is the system of belief and practice of the Theosophical Society. Though they deny the existence of any personal God, their views and doctrine express an intuitive insight into the divine nature. Today we call this movement the New Age Movement, however, it’s foundation rest upon the teachings of Madame Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky was heavily influenced by and involved in the supernatural and mythological.
The word “theosophia” appeared in both Greek and Latin in the works of the early church fathers as a synonym for theology. The theosophoi are “those who know divine matters.” During the Renaissance of the 12th century, use of this term converged into a gnostic knowledge that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation through a knowledge of the bonds that are believed to unite him to the world of divine or intermediary spirits, or Ascended Masters, as the theosophical society likes to call them.2
Through the use of intellect, mystical enlightenment, and by the teachings of the intermediary spirits, man will conqueror the earth and will himself become God. It is taught in every Masonic temple, every secret society, every secret brotherhood, every mystical temple, and every occult organization teaches the luciferian doctrine inspired by the ancient Egyptian mythology, Roman mythology, Greek mythology, Gnosticism and Western occultism.
The world rulers will “be of one mind, and give their kingdom to the beast” (Revelation 17:17), will again bring the world full-circle where they once again are united against God and once again establish Babel/Babylon.
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour…and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world“
1 John 2:18; 4:3
The Theosophical Society revived and codified the concept of the New World Order and today all New Age thought and doctrine is cradled in the early teachings of Madame Helena Blavatsky (ISIS UNVIELED 1877; A Magazine which she started in 1887 called “LUCIFER”; her principle work “THE SECRET DOCTRINE” was published in 1888; she also wrote “THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY” and “THE VOICE OF SILENCE”) It is said that her book “The Secret Doctrine” was channeled to her through an ascended master or highly evolved being. Though it is masked in secret societies, these teachings are openly advanced through political and religious institutions.
The World View
The New Age World view has many components such as astrological and zodiacal beliefs, channeling higher powers to achieve knowledge, contemplative meditation, the belief that all is one, and all forms of monism, the belief that we can obtain godhood, esotericism/re-interpreting ancient texts to find hidden meanings and unify all religious belief into one, and the belief we need a one world system for the coming age. Today it has become a political agenda to create a one world system, one world government, one world economy, the unity of humanity, control over humanity and the submission of the masses to the elite. Theosophy, Freemasonry, and Marxism are all connected with the New Age Movement. In fact, Freemasonry viewed doctrinally, is Theosophy3.
The Coming World Messiah
Many perpetrators of the New Age Movement have authored the coming of a world Messiah. Scott Nearing made a call in 1947 to shift society from nationalism to worldism asserting “The world man is here. His coming has been heralded through the ages by far-seeing individuals who felt and dreamed and thought in terms of human solidarity.4 The “World Teacher,” an advanced spiritual entity and high-ranking member of a hidden Spiritual Hierarchy, the so-called “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom” is also proclaimed to appear on the world scene. According to Theosophical doctrine, one of the hierarch’s functions is to oversee the evolution of Humankind. In accordance with this function, the (Maitrea) is said to hold the so-called Office of the World Teacher. Theosophical texts hypothesize that the purpose of this office is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge about the true constitution and workings of existence. Reputedly, one way the knowledge transfer is accomplished is by Mailtrea’s occasionally manifesting or incarnating in the physical realm; the manifested entity then assumes the role of World Teacher of Humankind. The Messianic Maitrea is linked to both Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions.
Human evolution then, is overseen by a hidden spiritual hierarchy, whose upper echelons consist of advanced spiritual beings. In addition to the stated objectives, as early as 1889 Helena Blavatsky publicly declared that the purpose of establishing the Society was to prepare humanity for the reception of the World Teacher. Another prominent Theosophist was Alice Bailey, she convinced New Agers that humanity needs to make a one world Government and one world Religion. She then taught the religion of Theosophy and speaking on the spiritual war between esotericism and the people who refuse to accept the new age, she stated:
“…it will be fought largely with mental weapons and in the world of thought; it will involve the emotional realm, from the standpoint of idealistic fanaticism. This inherent fanaticism will fight against the appearance of the coming world religion and the spread of esotericism…It must not be forgotten that only those souls who are on the Probationary Path or the Path of Discipleship will form the nucleus of the coming world religion…There is no question therefore that the work to be done in familiarizing the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time…When the Great One comes with His disciples and initiates we shall have the restoration of the Mysteries and their exoteric presentation, as a consequence of the first initiation.”5 (Emphasis Mine)
The plan of freemissionary and the theosophical society is to abolish Christianity and infiltrate World governments in its agenda to create a new world order of a united humanity with a single global authority. The express aim of the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Theolosophical Society Orders is to eliminate Christianity, and overturn all civil government.
“But the future is now and the maneuvers are being unveiled. Christianity therefore as I say must either now come frankly forward and acknowledge it’s parentage from the great order of the past, seek to rehabilitate that and carry mankind one step forward in the path of evolution – or else it must perish, there is no alternative.”6 Acharya S.
“…people will either change or die,” for “that is the choice.” According to those who would concur with Hubbard, Christians will need to be more open minded so they too can receive the mark of the Antichrist. If they will not join with the global community and its agenda, they will be killed by the “opened minded” New Agers. She states that, “This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done (or the sake of the future of the whole. So be it; be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed…. The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body.” 7 Barbara Marx Hubbard
New Age writer John Dunphy claims the New Age is replacing the “rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery.” New Age writer Foster Bailey has taught that those who do not live up to “New Age standards,” will end up “irreconcilable outcasts.”8
“Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-forth is electing to transcend…One-forth is resistant to election. They are unattracted by life ever-evolving. Now, as we approach the quantum shift from creature-human to co-creative human the destructive one-forth must be eliminated from the social body…Fortunately you, dearly beloveds, are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God’s selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death.”9 Barbara Marx Hubbard (Emphasis Mine)
Interesting is the use of the fraction “one-forth” and the use of the term “The pale horse, Death” used by Barbara Marx Hubbard. It may interest you to know just how remarkably accurate she is as this is exactly what Scripture describes as the Great Tribulation spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:21 and meticulously recorded by the Apostle John in Revelation 6:7-8.
“When He opened the forth seal, I heard the voice of the forth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a forth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” (Emphasis Mine)
G.H. Pember in his book “Earth’s Earliest Ages” devoted an entire chapter on Theosophy, and the Doctrines and ambitions of the Theosophical Society. Even during the Societies formative years their growth and organization was such that it drew the attention of men such as Pember who devoted his entire adult life to the study of the Antediluvian age, it’s mysteries, and it’s reemergence upon the world in the last days.
1. To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity.
2. To study Aryan literature, religion, and science.
3. To vindicate the importance of this inquiry.
4 To explore the hidden mysteries of Nature, and the latent powers of man.
Subsequently a fifth object of the Society, the destruction of Christianity, was revealed.
Pember later says, “It will, therefore, be seen that this foe has made a formal declaration of war.” This war at the beginning was not the genocide of Christians spoken of by the more recent New Age authors such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Acharya S., and Alice Bailey. In the beginning they sought to infiltrate and corrupt Christianity.
Pember writes: “By the autumn of 1883 there were already seventy branches of the Society in India, and many thousands of Mahomedans, Buddhists, Hindus, Parsees, Christians, officials and non officials, governors and governed, have been brought together by its instrumentality.” Pember went on to say, “The Perfect Way, or the Finding of Christ, and its anonymous writers, for they claim inspiration, and decline to be styled authors, certainly display considerable ability; though in the case of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures they exhibit a knowledge far less accurate than that which they claim in regard to the doctrines of the Mysteries. Sometimes also, to suit their purpose, they give strange meanings to words, without condescending to hint at the process by which they reached their conclusion.”
It appears, their attempts to corrupt Christianity were mildly successful as over the next 125 years to this present time the New Age Movement has sought to subdue Christian Orthodoxy with false doctrine. Presently, their efforts over the last Century have paid off, with the birth of Contemplative Christianity, Mysticism, pantheism and Ecumenicalism. As Pember said of his time, and so true today: “Christians who take the trouble to reconnoiter (investigate) in the darkening twilight are well aware that hostile forces are converging from various quarters, but with unmistakable concert, upon their camp; while that camp itself is, alas! becoming thinned by the almost daily desertions of those who cease to believe in the Bible as the only revelation from God, and in the Lord Jesus Christ as the One Christ and Savior.”10
It becomes clear that the “one forth” who must be eliminated from the social body, as Barbara Marx Hubbard alleged, are those faithful Believers who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 1:2, 12:11,17; 14:12).
1 Two Kingdoms by Pastor Anton Bosch; Revised by Michael Rogers.
2 Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophy
3 Wm. C. Irvine; Heresies Exposed.
4 Scott Nearing; “United World” Island Press, 1945, p.35
5 Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, [Lucis Publishing, 2nd edition (June 1983)] p. 453, 511, 513, 514
6 Acharya S. “The Christ conspiracy, the greatest story ever sold”, [Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999]. [p. 416, 417]
7 Barbara Marx Hubbard; blessedhopechapel.org; The Coming Persecution
8 blessedhopechapel.org; The Coming Persecution.
9 Barbara Marx Hubbard; The Book of Co-Creation [1980 edition] p.59
10 G.H. Pember; Earth’s Earliest Ages; published 1876 by Hodder and Stoughton. Chapter 13, Theosophy.