In the Bible we read of a short period of time at the End of the Age of Grace, or as some refer to it, the Church Age, and the beginning of a new age – the Millennium. That transition period is referred to as the Tribulation, and it consists of a 7 year period that ends with the return of Jesus to reign on earth for 1,000 years. Suffice it to say, things will have gotten really bad on earth as we finally begin that countdown to the return of Jesus.
That is what I want to discuss in this multi-part series. My discussion of the matter won’t deal exclusively with the things we read in the Bible, rather I want to focus on economic things; political alignments, both domestically, and in the geo-political sense; decades long efforts to consolidate wealth; and I want to explain how futile it is for us to make any attempt to participate in our political system today. This essay will be an eclectic journey into the world most of us don’t even know exists – and I am not talking of some sort of parallel dimension, rather I am talking about the things that go on in our world every day that are agenda driven, and that will inevitably be the catalyst that ushers in that very short period of time known as the Tribulation.
A short walk back in time
In 1966, Carroll Quigley wrote a book entitled Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. In its current release it is 964 pages long. Here is what one reviewer wrote about the book:
This tome reveals the inner workings and machinations of leaders in each country and how they worked behind the scenes to control the operations of the country politically and economically. Great read. The book was so revealing that after it was published and started to become popular the publisher stopped publishing it and suppressed the book. You will see how Quigley by accident uncovered what the insiders did not want to be revealed.
Quigley was a Georgetown professor of history, and a mentor to Bill Clinton. In his book he does indeed describe the “inner workings and machinations of leaders.” Here are a few quotes from Quigley – not necessarily from his book – that inform us:
“For the first time in its history, Western Civilization is in danger of being destroyed internally by a corrupt, criminal ruling cabal which is centered around the Rockefeller interests, which include elements from the Morgan, Brown, Rothschild, Du Pont, Harriman, Kuhn-Loeb, and other groupings as well. This junta took control of the political, financial, and cultural life of America in the first two decades of the twentieth century.”
“The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society which originated in England … [and] … believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.”
“Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.”
“Inflation, especially a slow steady rise in prices, encourages producers, because it means that they can commit themselves to costs of production on one price level and then, later, offer the finished product for sale at a somewhat higher price level. This situation encourages production because it gives confidence of an almost certain profit margin.”
“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences.”