Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Borrowing Arundel Castle

Gale arrives today, en route to her Conference.  She was such a good friend in my Uni years.  And she is the success story of our group - being big in the world of Anglo-Saxon Studies to this day.  I was tempted to ask the Duke of Norfolk if he would mind moving out of his castle and loaning it to us for the night - "just our little place in the country". However, sanity prevailed. And we do have a lovely sea view, and a spare room, and what more does anyone need?

There was such an interesting article posted on facebook yesterday, about the current state of politics, which took me right back to what the Bible told us about the march of the world powers more than two thousand years ago.  And here it is, the situation as described in the King's visionary dream.  We are living in it right now.

The article that caught my eye said, in part:

"Obama’s handler Zbigniew Brzezinski, a big-time New World Order globalist insider, put the matter rather bluntly by asserting that it was now harder to control, but easier to kill, a million people.
Specifically, he said that “new and old powers face” an unprecedented situation; the “lethality of their power is greater than ever”, but, sadly for the NWO globalists, their “capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historical low.”

This is a surprisingly straightforward statement of "the problem" - government with such immense and lethal power in its hands, but less control over the masses than ever before  

Thank goodness a rescue is on the way!

This is how Daniel described the visionary dream the King of Babylon had that troubled him so  much.   Daniel 2:31-33: “You, O king, were watching, and you saw an immense image. That image, which was huge and extremely bright, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying.  The head of that image was of fine gold, its chest and its arms were of silver, its abdomen and its thighs were of copper,  its legs were of iron, and its feet were partly of iron and partly of clay.

Daniel's inspired interpretation of this dream tells us that it is about the march of the world powers, and it tells us where we are in the stream of time, with relation to the coming rescue. We live in the time of the iron mixed with clay.   And Daniel 2:41-43, the dream is explained:  “And just as you saw the feet and the toes to be partly of clay of a potter and partly of iron, the kingdom will be divided, but some of the hardness of iron will be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with soft clay.  And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly fragile.  Just as you saw iron mixed with soft clay, they will be mixed with the people; but they will not stick together, one to the other, just as iron does not mix with clay."

And the Commentary on Daniel says this:

"Now that we are in “the time of the end,” we have reached the feet of the image. Some of the governments pictured by the image’s feet and toes of iron mixed with clay are ironlike—authoritarian or tyrannical. Others are claylike. In what way? Daniel associated the clay with “the offspring of mankind.” (Daniel 2:43) Despite the fragile nature of clay, of which the offspring of mankind are made, traditional ironlike rulerships have been obliged to listen more and more to the common people, who want their say in the governments ruling over them. (Job 10:9) But there is no sticking together of authoritarian rule and the common people—no more than there could be a uniting of iron with clay. At the time of the image’s demise, the world will indeed be politically fragmented!
Will the divided condition of the feet and toes cause the entire image to collapse? What will happen to the image?"

"Pay Attention to Daniel's Prophecy", published by The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 2006A

And that brings me back to the comment in this article, that  "the lethality of their power is greater than ever”, but, sadly for the NWO globalists, their “capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historical low.”  

Surely exactly as pictured in Daniel?     And, if you read on, you will see that means that the rescue we pray for when we say the Lord's prayer is so close now.

Daniel 2:44, 45 tells us what is about to happen:   “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,  just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold. The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

Note that the Kingdom of God, which crushes and puts an end to all human rulership, is "cut not by hands".  It is not a human government, but a heavenly one.

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