The Paradigm Shift Eastward--Part 2
Apr 09, 2013
Yesterday’s weblog seems to have created a need for greater detail, so I have decided to do another, going into some background.
I have written many past articles about the four beast empires that are listed in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7. In Daniel 2 they are revealed in terms of metals on a statue: gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Daniel 7 portrays them as beasts: lion, bear, leopard, and a nameless beast with iron teeth.
Each of these empires—Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome—have come and gone in past history. Greece and Rome were each resurrected into new forms after their original empires fell. Greece’s four generals divided up the kingdom of Alexander the Great after his untimely death, while Papal Rome, the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 filled the vacuum of power after the demise of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D.
Revelation 13 tells us that even the “little horn” would come in two phases. Daniel saw only the first phase, but John saw both, distinguishing them as the beast from the sea and the beast from the earth. The beast from the sea, Papal Rome, was given dominion for 1,260 years from 529 A.D. to 1789, when the French Revolution struck a mortal blow to the Papacy. In its aftermath, Napoleon marched to Rome and took Pope Pius VI captive in 1798, virtually ending the Papacy.
But John prophesied that this beast’s deadly wound would be healed (Revelation 13:3), and indeed it was. Napoleon reinstated the papacy, for he felt that he needed a pope to crown him emperor. Thus, the papacy was resurrected in 1804 so that Pope Pius VII could legitimize Napoleon as the emperor.
Meanwhile, however, the second beast had already arisen in the form of a new money power, led by the Rothschild family and their allies. This was the beast from the earth, which created the banking system as we now know it. Their commodity was money, and soon no one could buy or sell without it. All of men’s labor, both physical and mental, was used to acquire it. Because the love of money is the root of all evil, men began to worship this “image of the beast.”
The bankers replaced God as the one to obey (worship), and this was done by replacing the law of God with money. God’s law was to be written on our forehead and in our hand, according to Deuteronomy 11:18 and Exodus 13:16. This was the mark of God. But the bankers decreed that men should worship their own mark and the image that was on their own money.
A new lawlessness then began to rise up in the world, and America was affected by it. Money and economic gain replaced the law of God as the new moral standard of right and wrong. By this new standard, the Native Americans were terribly mistreated, as if it were the right of governments to break treaties whenever it was economically desirable. Likewise, black slavery formed the backbone of the economy in the southern states.
A new opium trade had also developed through the British East India Company. In their trade with China, the Chinese demanded silver payment for their goods, and this was draining Britain of its silver. So they devised a plan to sell opium to the Chinese in order to retain silver. Soon the problem of drug addiction was becoming so great in China that the Chinese government seized a British vessel and burned about 30 tons of opium. The British government reacted to “protect British merchants.” This sparked the Opium Wars, the first from 1839-1842, and the second from 1856-1860.
Just as the second Opium war was ending, the Civil War broke out in America. Lincoln was elected in November 1860, and was set to take office the following March. In the interim, the southern states broke away and elected their own president during the remaining days of President Buchanan.
This war was stirred up primarily by the issue of slavery, as far the people were concerned. But behind the scenes, the Rothschild bankers financed both sides in order to divide and weaken the country by war. The Rothschild investments in cotton from India could not compete with the American southern states, which had discovered the virtues of bat guano as fertilizer. In fact, beginning about 1840 the American Republic was fast turning into an Empire, as they claimed many islands in the Pacific where bat guano was found. Many of these islands are still US territories today.
At any rate, bat guano was a key element in the Rothschild decision to destroy their competitors in the Southern States. So they pretended to be friends with the South, backing them financially to induce them to fight the North, which they also backed financially. The sinister purposes of the beast from the earth manifested in what we call the Civil War, but which some have suggested should be called the Guano War. One should write a book entitled, The Rothschilds vs. Bat Poop.
The Rothschilds allied themselves with the Vatican as well, which backed the South, for the Papacy at that time was outspoken in its opposition to any non-Catholic Republic. The Rothschilds and the Vatican each had its reason for wanting the American Republic to be weakened and divided, and so the two beasts worked together in this murderous scheme.
Russia and America
In 1861, at the start of the American Civil War, Tsar Alexander II of Russia emancipated the serfs (virtual slaves) in Russia. He was a great admirer of President Lincoln. In fact, the Russian relationship with America had begun under the Tsar’s father, Alexander I, who befriended John Quincy Adams in 1809. So it was only natural that Alexander II would have an interest in America. In fact, in the autumn of 1863 the British-French Rothschild coalition was backing the Polish Revolt against Russia. The Tsar saw that he and Lincoln had a common enemy—the Rothschilds who were manipulating Britain and France, both in Poland and in America.
At the same time, this Rothschild-financed coalition was also mobilizing troops in Mexico to help the South in the Civil War. Tsar Alexander then sent two fleets of warships to America as a show of support, one to San Francisco and the other to New York, as a warning to the Rothschild coalition to back down. Mrs. Lincoln led an official delegation to New York to greet the Russian rear admiral Lesovskii.
“During all of the balls and banquets, each country toasted the other. Alexander was hailed as the emancipator of the serfs and the friend of America. Lincoln was toasted as the friend of Russia.”
The Rothschilds would yet have their revenge. Years later, in 1880, Alexander II was assassinated by Jewish dissidents, probably hired by the Rothschilds. Alexander had been very good to the Jews in Russia, but this assassination turned Russia against the Jews. Oppressive measures were taken, leading eventually to the Jewish revolt known as the “Russian Revolution.” They replaced the Tsars with a Communist state, based on the theories of Karl Heinrich Mordecai Levy, son of a rabbi, who wrote under the name Karl Marx.
The point is that historically speaking, Russia has been America’s friend. This friendship was interrupted during the Communist years when the Rothschilds controlled Russia. These years also coincided with the Rothschild takeover of America through the Federal Reserve System. During those years, Russia and America were induced to become public enemies, though both served the interests of the bankers.
Communism began to fall precisely 70 years after it began (1917-1987), showing another 70-year captivity, which is outside the scope of our present study.
China and America
The Opium Wars forced China to accept the opium trade with the British East India Company in 1860, and also ceded Hong Kong as a Crown Colony.
“By the early 19th century, the British Empire trade was heavily dependent upon the importation of tea from China. While the British exported to China luxury items like clocks and watches, there remained an overwhelming imbalance in trade. China developed a strong demand for silver, which was a difficult commodity for the British to come by in large quantities. The counterbalance of trade came with exports of opium to China, opium being legal in Britain and grown in significant quantities in the UK and later in far greater quantities in India.
“A Chinese commissioner Lin Zexu voiced to Queen Victoria the Qing state's opposition to the opium trade. It resulted in the First Opium War, which led to British victories over China and the cession of Hong Kong to the United Kingdom via the enactment of the new treaties in 1842.
Hence, China thereafter saw Britain as an oppressor and an enemy. After the American Civil War, the emperors began to help America rebuild itself by sending monthly gold shipments to the US Treasury. They saw America as the best possibility to counter the designs of the European Rothschilds and their opium merchants.
At the same time, they sent low-cost Chinese laborers to help build the railroads and other infrastructure that would be necessary to build a powerful nation. While many Americans despised them as “coolies,” they did not realize that China was trying to be America’s new best friend, along with Russia.
The Qing dynasty was overthrown in 1911, and Sun Yat Sen set up a new form of government known as the Kuomintang Republic. When he died in 1925, General Chiang Kai-shek took the lead in 1926. His main opponent was the Communist Party, led by Mao Zedung, for it was backed by the new Communist government in Russia. In 1949 Chiang Kai-shek and many others fled to Taiwan, where they established the Republic of China. He ruled until his death in 1975.
In 1927 Chiang married to Soong May-Ling, a Christian, who was the daughter of a Methodist missionary. They were married 48 years, and she lived to the age of 105. She died in New York City on October 23, 2003.
There is no doubt that Taiwan has retained close ties to America, even after they ceased to be recognized as “China” itself. Its friendship with America has its roots in the 19th century under the Qing dynasty. Mainland China, of course, was taken over by the Communist Party in 1949, and so, like Russia, their friendship with America was interrupted during the height of the Rothschild banking power.
In recent years, however, that friendship has begun to blossom once again. The dynastic families, who were overthrown in 1911, formed their own coalition in order to establish a long-term plan to break the power of the Rothschild bankers once and for all. Although they lost political power, they did not lose their great wealth that had been accumulated for thousands of years. This would be used not only to return them to power, but also to set the earth free from Revelation 13’s beast from the earth.
With this background of the historical friendship that America has enjoyed with both Russia and China, we will discuss how God has raised up those two nations to fulfill the prophecy of “the kings of the east” in Revelation 16:12. It is a fascinating story that is now coming to a grand climax, as the final beast of the Babylonian succession of empires comes to a close.
This is the second part of a series titled "The Paradigm Shift Eastward." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones