Thursday, June 2, 2016

Three False Gods of the End Times are Back

If you were Rip Van Winkle and had been asleep for the last 20 years, you would wake up and discover that the world you knew and the America you had fallen asleep in simply don't exist anymore.

You would be thoroughly confused as you look around.  People walk around with cell phones hooked to their heads, gay marriage is legal, houses are huge, every house in the suburbs has 3-4 cars plus a boat, churches are empty, Christmas celebrations in public are frowned upon or illegal, men can dress as women and use any shower room that make them comfortable, 1/3 of Americans have a sexually transmitted disease, Muslim terrorism is a daily discussion, black people are rioting because black criminals are being shot, a Marxist is garnering millions of votes and the atheist population is exploding as our public schools begin indoctrinating our kids at age 4.

So what's up with that?  How could this entire country turned so fast on a dime?

Could it be that the demonic-gods of ancient times have finally gotten enough traction in America that they are causing a real godless mess?

The world is experiencing troubled times of confusion and perplexity. Suddenly, long-running trends have stopped or reversed. Past policies are no longer effective. Therefore, policymakers and leaders are frustrated, desperately searching for new solutions. On the one hand, “collective mankind” is prideful. The trends of globalization, globalism, monetarism, and advances in science and technology, etc. have brought about a shrinking planet and many conveniences. Viewed over millennia of history, secular humanity sees itself at a far advanced state — sure that things are destined to keep getting better and better.

However, there is now another narrative to consider … actually, one that is reluctantly forcing itself to be considered in recent times. Most of the factors that had appeared to contribute to humanity’s late great greatness seem to have shifted into neutral or reverse. Policymakers and analysts are coming to realize that some achievements were nothing more than hubris; others incorrectly diagnosed.

Of course, as it was, it was never true that humanity was without its troubles. What of the many new epidemics of dysfunction that have emerged worldwide over recent decades (for example mental depression, grossly unequal wealth distribution, obesity … to name some major ones)? Alongside the celebration of humanism of the past century, wars and strife of many kinds did not subside, among these two world wars.

We do not want to appear churlish by just focusing on the negatives. Mankind indeed has achieved some noteworthy advances. After all, God has blessed humans with skills and creativity. The LORD said “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground […] in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26-27).

Moreover, God engaged mankind to "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (verse 28). Mankind here is clearly implored to “subdue” the earth. To do so, therefore, is not necessarily an ungodly endeavor. In fact, mankind is even capable of achieving things far beyond what the LORD had intended to be ideal. Consider the “advanced-technology” story of the building of the tower of Babel.

The people of that era (living not long after the flood) “[…] said to each other, ‘Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth’” (Genesis 11:3-5).

We see here how the people of that day quickly translated their achievements into arrogance and the celebration of self-determination without God. So the same today. The values, attitudes and choices that mankind makes hold consequences. The point we make is that while mankind is indeed capable of great feats, technological and otherwise, arrogance and ungodly world views will lead to deterioration, disappointment and eventually destruction.

Why? There are many linkages to which we could point. However, suffice it to simply say this: God is a jealous God. This is — and must be — the character of the Creator. He will share His glory with no other. Ungodliness brings the seeds of self-destruction.

Seventeen years ago we wrote a series (much of which found its way into the book The Endtime Money Snare: How to Live Free) on the topic of “The Three False Gods of the Last Days.” It was based upon Daniel 11:36 to 39. There, Daniel explains the future actions of the Antichrist in terms of several false gods.

Here is an excerpt: “He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god […]” (Daniel 11:37-39).

In this text, three false gods are mentioned — the “unknown” god, the “foreign” god and the god of “fortresses.” In essence, these three gods being consorted with were really the mirror-reflections of mankind’s idolatries (false gods). We identified them as SCITE, GLOBO, and MOFI. The god of “fortresses” was SCITE (representing the idolatry of Science and Technology); the “foreign” god was GLOBO (Globalism, representing the common ark of united global man); and the “unknown” god was MOFI (the idolatrous system of monetary finance).

The short-form names may sound cute; however, the impact of these last day idolatries is not. The world therefore experiences great economic oppression, confusion and deception.

Says the Psalmist: “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain” (Psalms 127:1).

 Most people in the world today would be content with this simple promise alone: “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours” (Psalm 128:2).

 Couldn’t policymakers achieve this state? It sounds simple. Ungodliness, corruption, and mass idolatries stand in the way.


The author of the above article used to work on Wall Street for some huge investment firms so he is very familiar with how the "money-magicians" trick all the markets and push and pull wealth in the areas they desire.

Jesus spoke much about money.  Probably because he knew it would be such a trap for His followers.

I believe all who follow Christ need to ask ourselves every day how much of our time, talents and efforts go into the "cares of this world and the desire for riches" vs. doing the Great Commission that all followers are commanded to do?

There can be no doubt that the reason America has fallen into its current quagmire is because too many of us who have claimed to be Christ followers simply did not do a good enough job keeping the Light of Jesus Christ shining brightly.  And in the absence of light....darkness rushes back in.

John 15:19
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.


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