Opposition in the Kingdom
Issue No. 324
Because most of us have been taught that the second coming of Christ will immediately solve all of our problems, we have not adequately prepared to overcome the opposition that will surely come.
The first major pattern of the establishment of the Kingdom is seen in Israel’s conquest of Canaan under Joshua. Notice that there was warfare before and after they crossed the Jordan. We have done much spiritual warfare prior to entering the Kingdom, but we have not yet seen what comes after we cross our own Jordan.
The second pattern is found in Daniel 6 after seeing the overthrow of Babylon in chapter 5. Daniel 6:1-3 shows how King Darius the Mede reorganized the kingdom under 120 satraps, and he put them under three commissioners, or governors. Daniel himself was the president of the three.
This, of course, foreshadows the overcomers being given authority to reign with Christ in the Kingdom. Daniel is a prophetic type of the overcomers during the Babylonian captivity. When Babylon falls, he is commissioned as a top ruler under the king, and this speaks of the time when Mystery Babylon falls in our own day.
But Daniel’s promotion was immediately opposed by the other commissioners, who were jealous of his position. They were carnally-minded and ambitious. They did not care that Daniel had earned the trust of Darius by many years of faithful service in Babylon, nor did they care about the prophet’s relationship with God and his revelation.
We now stand at the threshold of Babylon’s fall, and we should prepare ourselves to see this monumental event. But if we look ahead to life after Babylon, we should understand that more opposition is prophesied in Daniel 6. Instead, most Christians have been told that when Christ comes, they will join the heavenly choirs, sit on clouds, play harps, or walk on streets of gold. They are unprepared for the war that lies ahead in the post-Babylonian world.
Daniel in the Lions’ Den
The story in Daniel 6 tells us that Daniel’s opponents tricked the king into signing a decree forbidding anyone to petition any man or god for thirty days. They could petition only the king himself. This flattered the king, but their real purpose was to trap Daniel into disobeying the king’s decree. They knew that he would continue praying to God, and indeed, Daniel ignored the decree.
In fact, Daniel did not even try to hide his prayer to God, for Daniel 6:10 says,
10 Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.
His jealous opponents were able to see him praying, and no doubt they brought other witnesses to see his flagrant violation of the king’s decree.
The penalty for such violation of the law was to be cast into the den of lions.
When the king was presented with evidence that Daniel had violated the decree, he knew then that these men had plotted against Daniel. Though he was angry with them, he could not put away the law, because the Persian form of government was a Constitutional Monarchy. Even the king himself was subject to the law, once he had signed it.
The king tried all day to find a way around the law, but he failed. So in the evening he was forced to lower Daniel into the lions’ den at sundown. He spent a sleepless night in prayer and fasting, and I have no doubt that He prayed to the God of Daniel in whatever way he knew.
In the morning, he went to the den to see if Daniel’s God had saved his life. Daniel told him that “God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths” (Daniel 6:22). He also claimed to be innocent, saying, “I have committed no crime.” Of course, the prophet had indeed violated the decree of Darius, but he was speaking of his innocence before the law of God.
This incident set a legal precedent that the law of God stood above the laws of men. Any time men’s laws violate the laws of God, men’s laws are the ones that ought to be changed. No doubt Daniel was allowed to continue praying to God for the rest of the thirty days until Darius’ decree expired.
Daniel’s Opponents in the Lions’ Den
Daniel’s opponents were then cast into the lions’ den to see if their gods could save them. They were dead before they hit the ground, because their gods were helpless, seeing nothing, hearing nothing, and oblivious to the situation.
The Second Decree
Darius then made another decree according to the same restrictions of his Constitutional Monarchy. Dan. 6:25 says,
25 Then Darius the king wrote to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language who were living in all the land:
“May your peace abound!
26 “I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel; for He is the living God and enduring forever, and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed, and His dominion will be forever. 27 He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.”
Here is the decree that prophetically establishes Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is a decree that still has legal force today, because it was decreed according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be altered or revoked.
On one level, it is still the law of Persia (Iran) even today. The day will come when the Iranians themselves will recognize the right of Jesus Christ to rule over them. But in that Persia in Daniel’s day had been given the divine right to have dominion over the earth, this decree also binds the entire earth to the rule of Jesus Christ.
The fact that no nation has done so up to this point in time is no impediment to the force of this decree. After all, during the time that the “beast” nations were given to rule the earth, we would not expect them to recognize the right of Christ. But we certainly believe that when their time expires, this old decree will be invoked. After all, unlike the first decree, this one was given no time limit.
I believe that we will soon have occasion to invoke this law, and that it will come in the midst of some kind of persecution after the collapse of Mystery Babylon.
As in the case of Daniel, the decree will need no carnal warfare to force it upon the world. It will be recognized because it is true and because of the demonstration of the power of God. We need not fear the lions. Heb. 13:6 says,
6 So that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?”
Divine Deliverance and Release
When Christ came the first time, He came to die, and He instructed His disciples to prepare to be persecuted also. This was because the law and the prophets foretold this. The two doves in Lev. 14 and the two goats in Lev. 16 portrayed the two comings of Christ. In each case the first was to die, but the second was to live.
This tells us that the second work of Christ is not a death work, but a living work. Not only does Christ no longer need to die, having died once for all (Heb. 10:10), but we too will be caught up in that same work. Though we may see some persecution, they will not be able to kill us.
Recall from the book of Acts how often we see the two works of Christ portrayed. In Acts 4:21 the disciples were beaten and then released. In the story of Stephen and Philip, Stephen was killed in Acts 7:59, because he represented the first work of Christ; while Philip was caught away (harpazo) to preach the word all the way to Caesarea—that is, the city named for Caesar (Acts 8:39).
Then in Acts 12:2, James was killed by Herod, but in Acts 12:8 the angel released Peter from prison, allowing him to escape death. Once again, this establishes the pattern of the two works of Christ and what we might expect in the near future.
Daniel’s example shows us how the divine plan changes when we come into the time of the second dove and the second goat. The plan at that time calls for divine release and deliverance, rather than death as martyrs. The time for martyrdom will cease.
The Kings of the East
The actual overthrow of Mystery Babylon is taking place even now at the hands of the kings of the east. These “kings” are mentioned in Rev. 16:12,
12 And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the east.
This “bowl” (of wine) is poured out by the sixth angel to prepare the way for the seventh angel that overthrows Babylon in the next verses. Drying up the Euphrates was the manner in which the Medes and Persians overthrew the original city of Babylon.
John understood this and wrote that we would see a similar overthrow of Mystery Babylon at the end of the age after all the beast empires and their extensions had come to a full end. Since we are now at the time of the end, we should look around and see how this is being fulfilled. We should also look to see which nations from the east are opposing the Babylonian west—in particular, the banking system. Banks are also the boundaries of rivers.
It is clear that China and Russia are God’s new “kings of the east,” which He has raised up like Cyrus and Darius to overthrow Babylon and to set us free.
This is taking the form of a conflict between two distinct monetary systems. The Babylonian banking system that took control of the US monetary system in 1914 through the Federal Reserve Bank is now being undermined by an asset-backed banking system advocated by China and Russia.
For this reason, those nations who see that the gold standard is returning to the economic world are purchasing as much gold as they can at current low prices. The US government backs a fiat currency, where money is created out of nothing and has value only according men’s “faith” in it. They are working to keep the price of gold low in order to make the US dollar look relatively valuable.
This only makes it easier for other nations to buy more gold, and thus we see a huge amount of gold being drained from the Western countries, as it flows east. At some point there will be no more gold to sell to the buyers, and that will be the crisis point. We are near that point today.
King Solomon’s Mines
Scripture tells us that King Solomon mined gold from “Ophir,” and brought back 450 talents and 666 talents of gold (2 Chron. 8:18; 9:13). In 1 Kings 9:28 we read that 420 talents of gold were brought from Ophir. Obviously, many mining expeditions were sent out from Ezion-geber on the Red Sea (1 Kings 9:26) to bring gold from the Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines, and other countries in the Far East.
Over and beyond this, the Queen of Sheba gave him 120 talents of gold (2 Chron. 8:9). Solomon used some of the gold to build the temple and its vessels.
What most people do not realize, however, is that Solomon did not bring all of the gold back to Jerusalem. Most of it was stored in what is now Indonesia, and it was overseen by one of Solomon’s sons who began a ruling dynasty. Their descendants today are the Majapahit tribe. Their capital was the city of Solo, named after Solomon.
Many years later there was a Majapahit Empire, based on the island of Java, from 1293-1527 A.D. Of course, Java is pronounced “Yahwah.” The influx of Islam during that time caused them to move east from Solo to Bali, “Little Java” about the year 1500.
During this time also, they earned a huge amount of gold from the sale of spices to China and later to Europe.
There is much history about Solomon mining gold in the Far East. That is also where the Solomon Islands got its name. There is a large old gold mine there even today. According to the guardians of this gold—which has been accumulating for thousands of years—it was established by Solomon and was to be used at the end of the age “for the betterment of mankind.” We know it as building the Kingdom.
In the past 500 years, as the European explorers came into contact with the Far East, they soon heard rumors of huge stockpiles of gold in the Far East and in China. Naturally, they wanted to find it and take it for themselves, much like the Spanish conquerors did in Central and South America.
The guardians of the wealth eventually moved much of the gold through the Sulu Sea to the Philippines. It is estimated that about 80% of the gold is in the Philippines, awaiting the time when the Western bankers lose their power, and this gold can be used to rebuild the world that Babylon has impoverished through its debt-money system.
Another source of the Philippine gold traces back to the Mongol empire in the 13th century. Their conquests in Asia made them the largest empire in history, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe and to Baghdad. They brought with them inventions like the printing press and gunpowder, which the Europeans adopted. But they also took back with them a lot of gold.
In time this gold, known as the White Mongolian Account, was brought to the Philippines for safekeeping and put in the hands of King Bernardo Carpio of Luzon (the island where Manila is located). He has since been relegated to the legends category, making him the supposed cause of earthquakes. But at one time he was a real person.
In the 19th century, the Filipino hero, Jose Rizal, was studying ophthalmology in Madrid in Spain when he was given the White Vatican Account. This was another very large gold account which he was to oversee.
Many of the wars in the past few centuries have been fought over these gold treasures. Though governments always give the people other reasons for their wars, they were really trying to conquer land where they believed the gold was hidden. This includes World War II.
Unification to M1
About the year 1750 the dynastic elders of 128 families realized that they could not fulfill their destiny as long as they were splintered by family interests. So they agreed upon a plan to begin an interbreeding program. One family’s son married another family’s daughter for some generations until finally in the year 1901 “M1” was born. He was the single descendant of all the families, who was to be entrusted with the ownership of the wealth.
When he was 21 (in 1921), the families consolidated, and in 1928 they drew up their plan of action. M1’s father, known as paku Bueno X (or PB X), called for a meeting in Solo, Java, of the 9 main families and drew up “the plan of the experts.” Their intention was to bring unity in the world and to do the most good for the most people. But how could they accomplish this?
Rather than just working through one man (M1), they decided to create checks and balances through a world body of nations, called “The United Nations.” It would rid the world of colonialism and give each nation one vote. To finance this objective, they would set up a financial infrastructure through the BIS (Bank for International Settlements) and the World Bank, along with a world court where international disputes could be resolved.
The top 25 banks around the world would also be funded and backed with gold, so that the gold standard would be maintained to settle trade imbalances. The USA was also to take on the role as “the world’s policeman,” to enforce the peace, if necessary.
It seemed like a good idea, assuming this arrangement was respected by all nations. But when the US dollar was made the world reserve currency in 1944, it paved the way for excesses, and the Vietnam war, along with trade imbalances, soon depleted the US reserve of silver (1964) and by the late 1960’s half its gold was gone. Eventually the US broke the agreement by going off the gold standard in 1971. From then on, trade imbalances would have to be settled in more newly-created dollars, rather than in gold.
The Fed began to create money without restrictions and hijacked the plan of the elders. Appeals were made, lawsuits were filed in the world court, decisions were rendered against what the US was doing, but all to no avail. Western oligarchs had no respect for international law, and they tricked many “patriots” into backing their position.
This resulted in many currency wars, where nations devalued their currencies in order to boost exports. In the big picture, however, the real war was between fiat currency (having no backing) and asset-backed currency, now pushed by China. This issue now defines the battlefield in the war between the Babylonian West and the Kings of the East.
Meanwhile, in the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944, the World Collateral Accounts were given into the hands of President Sukarno of Indonesia, who may have been M1 at the time. This is uncertain, however, because they created many M1’s to hide the real one due to “security” concerns.
He saw the excesses being done in America, but he could do little about it until President Kennedy came to office. Kennedy understood the problem as well. The two signed the Green Hilton Agreement on November 14, 1963, by which Sukarno would give a huge amount of silver and gold to back a new US currency and to put America back into the original plan. Kennedy was assassinated 9 days later, and within two years, Sukarno was forced out of government by a CIA-led coup. It appears that his son, Dr. Edy Sukanto, inherited the M1 position from his father, but the real identity of M1 today is somewhat murky. The public figures are probably not the “real” power brokers but are hired to act in the name of their hidden masters.
If nothing else, this shows that US presidents are not the most powerful men in the world. They are controlled by oligarchs who remain behind the scenes, buying politicians and blackmailing them into submission when necessary. People should always keep this in mind when opposing the policies attributed to US presidents (like “Obamacare”).
The bottom line is that the kings of the east are turning the world back to the gold standard. The US government, which is the tool of the American oligarchs, is fighting to maintain the status quo with the fiat dollar as king. It is a losing battle, however, because the dollar is being shunned more each day. It is only a matter of time before gold and silver emerge once again as “money,” and power will pass from those who hold paper to those who hold gold and silver.
Because the western governments, led by the USA, has chosen to fight to maintain the supremacy of fiat currency, they are putting the people of the west in danger of losing untold quantities of wealth. Those who stand to lose the most are those with paper money or bank accounts denominated in fiat money. Let us be prudent so that we are not destroyed in Babylon’s collapse.