THE SEVENTH TRUMPET Jeffrey Brackeen's E-Mail Newsletter
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********************************************************* SCARLET AND THE"And the ten horns....are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These shall have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them:
For he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings; and they that are with him are called, chosen, and faithful." - Revelations 17:12-14
In Part 1 of this series, we examined how those who are seeking to create a One-World government, have already divided the whole world into ten ‘regions’ (or ‘kingdoms’, as they were formerly known).
The question we must ask ourselves, is why would these kings place their armies and their wealth at the disposal of the Beast Here, let me quickly point out that Greek word used for ‘received’ actually means ‘seized’. So, what we see here are leaders, who under some pretext ‘seize power’ when the Beast shows himself.
This probably refers to a time of world wide economic distress which would allow for them to seize power either through coup d’e’tat or some other means.
BABYLON, MOTHER OF HARLOTS
And riding upon the back of this Beast is a female entity called Babylon, ‘the mother of Harlots’. The Old Testament speaks clearly of two harlot sisters in the 23rd chapter of Ezekiel, calling them ‘Aholah’ (Samaria) and ‘Aholibah’ (Jerusalem).
If you are familiar with the Old Testament, you will know that Samaria was the capitol of the northern kingdom (ten tribes) and Jerusalem was the capitol of the southern kingdom (Judah and Benjamin). Both of these kingdoms were over ran and carried captive to the north by the Assyrians and the Babylonians.
THE MYSTERY OF THE SINGLE ALL SEEING EYE
Following their enslavement and captivity, a decree was issued that a remnant might return to the land of Israel and begin the rebuilding of the "streets" and "walls" of Jerusalem. It was during the remnant's return home, that Zechariah received his vision of a ‘woman sitting in a basket’ (Zechariah chapter 5).
In this vision the prophet saw an ephah (a basket) with a woman seated in it. "And he (the angel) said, This is an ephah that goes forth. He said moreover, This is their Single Eye, through all the earth and behold, there was also lifted up a talent of lead;
and this is a woman that its in the middle of the ephah." - Zech. 5:6,7 In the first part of this series, I spoke of two mysteries. The Mystery of Godliness and the Mystery of Lawlessnes (or wickedness).
The prophet then lifts up his eyes and sees two women. (Jerusalem and Samaria) come forth and lift up the ephah and fly away with it to
Shinar (Babylon) where it will be "established and set there upon her own base"
(Zechariah 5:0-11) The Hebrew work for ‘base’ can mean several things:
a ‘cover’, a ‘shelter’ or a ‘legislative asembly’. I suspect that they are all correct meanings. These two women are depicted as harlots and as having committed whoredoms, which were brought from Egypt.
Instead of reforming themselves according to the laws of Moses while they were in Babylon, they actually went a whoring after all that was Babylon. Listen to what Ezekiel wrote: "And the names of them were Aholah, the older and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine and bore s son and daughters.
These are their names: Samaria is Aholah and Jerusalem is Aholibah. And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine: and she doted on her lovers on the Assyrians her neighbors, who were clothed in blue. ... These discovered her nakedness: . . . And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than her sister and in her whoredoms more than her sister. . . . And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love they defiled her with their whoredom and she was polluted with them and her mind was alienated from them." - Ezek. 23:4-6, 17
Now, please understand here that God is not talking about literal adultery but adultery which consisted of Israel and Judea go after Babylonian gods, such as Bel (Baal) and Ishtar.
In Ezekiel chapter 8, God revealed to the prophet, the abominations that the religious leaders and the elders of the nation were committing while professing faith in God. They were going through the ritualistic rites of the Law.
In verses 10-12, God revealed 70 elders in a dark room, burning incense and worshipping images of unclean creatures and idols of every sort. In verse 14 the prophet is shown women sitting in the gate, weeping for Tammuz. In the third abomination the prophet is shown "five and twenty men" with their faces to the east, and they worshipped the sun toward the east, verse 16.
This is none other than Mystery Babylon. It was being practiced in the house of the Lord. One commentary describes the afore-mentioned practices as Baal worship. Baal or Bel was the Babylonian deity worshiped with licentiousness. By the time of Jesus’ appearance in Israel, the Pharisees, the largest religious sect of his day, had merged the Law with the oral interpretation of the elders, who had come out of Babylonian captivity.
It was this oral tradition and it's numerous commentaries that formed the Talmud.
The Talmud consisted of two parts (1) The Mishna, which is a concise, comprehensive summary of the whole ritual law, reduced in writing. In its present form, it was produced about the 2nd century. (2) The Gemara, which forms the second part of the Talmud and which is commonly meant when the word Talmud is used. The Gemara is by far the oldest of the commentaries on the oral law, having been completed in Babylon.
Therefore, during the life of Christ, we find the dominant spiritual leaders in Jerusalem using the Talmud, and more specifically the Gemara as a guideline concerning spiritual issues. (Commentaries by the elders of Babylon, influenced by Babylonian practices. Mystery Babylon had become established on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem under the pretence of worship to God.
Jesus Christ was crucified by a secret cabal because he wanted to reform the nation according to the original laws of Moses. Because of their rejection of Jesus Christ, he prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and the desolation of Israel (Matt. 24:1-8; Mk. 13:1-10; Luke 21:5-22 note verses 20-22).
Most commentators agree that two sieges are in view. The siege by Titus in 70 AD, which results in the destruction of the city, the temple and the nation. After the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus the Roman General in 70 AD., Mystery Babylon was forced to adapt to new conditions because the Romans caused thousands of Jews to be carried captive into various countries.
As the years of the ‘Dispersion’ passed by, Jews found themselves living in various countries of the Roman empire. As the Roman Empire began to decline and was finally overthrown by the Huns and the Goths, they were finally permitted to roam about and resettle. Quite often they followed the baggage trains of the barbarians.
THE KHAZAR EMPIRE
Eventually the Christians were able to convert the Germanic hordes and begin the process of rebuilding civilization. But there was one country that took a different turn. When Christian missionaries and representatives of Islam, tried to convertBulan, the king of the Khazars in 730 A.D. he asked his retainers to find a third alternative and so a Jewish Rabbi was brought to him to expound his beliefs.
To the chagrin of the Christians and the Moslems, Bulan elected to become a Jew along with all his people.
The Khazars were descended from nomads who had settled in a region just north of the Caucasus, and in the seventh century established an independent kingdom that for a time dominated the region.In the middle of the tenth century, a high Jewish official of the Caliph of Cordova, the learned Jewish financier and diplomat Hasdai ibn Shaprut, relying on the reports of Byzantine merchants, sent a letter to the king of Khazaria containing thirty questions and an urgent entreaty for reply.
The letter read in part: "When we (i.e., the Jews of Spain) heard of my lord (i.e., Joseph of Khazaria, the Khazar king), of the might of his kingdom, and of the multitude of his soldiers, they were in transports.
Now we could hold our heads high. Our hearts rose within us and our hands recovered their strength. My lord's kingdom (i.e., the Khazar Kaganate) justified us to speak boldly again. Oh, if only this news were to gather still more force, and exalt us further."
Unfortunately, by the time the letter reached Khazaria, the Khazars had suffered the first of many defeats by the Rus (i.e., the Russians) which over the coming decades reduced the Kaganate greatly in power. They survived in a weakened state for another two to three hundred years until they were finally overcome and dispersed in what was to become Poland. All these facts are indisputable:
a Khazar Kingdom did indeed exist; Bulan, the Khazar king, did embrace Judaism in 730 A.D. Khazaria continued as a powerful buffer state sandwiched between Islam to the south, Christian Orthodoxy t o the west and the north, and the Mongols to the east until it declined and finally collapsed in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
Jews usually preferred to live in their own ‘ghettos’, where they could study their Talmud. They made their living by peddling, running taverns and lending money. Christians were more or less forbidden to practice ‘usury’ but Jews were not and it was their refined skill which permitted them to become wealthy in many countries.
The "Tragedy of York Castle" (where thousands of Jews were killed almost a millennium ago at the instigation of Richard II) was due to their having obtained great wealth through money lending. They were eventually invited to return to England by Oliver Cromwell during his ‘proterate’. But this time they would aim at a much higher goal: Gaining control of England treasury and the right to mint England’s money.
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS CAPTURED ENGLAND
The following quotations are from a newsletter publish by Steve Bergstrom"Nations and peoples conduct life in the midst of an institutionalized wealth extracting global community. Alexander Del Mar, the deceased former Chief Statistician of the U.S. Mint, prolific author and chronicler of the world’s ancient and contemporary monetary systems wrote in History of Money in America; ‘
...From the remotest time to the seventeenth century of our era, the right to coin money and to regulate its value (by giving it denominations) and by limiting or increasing the quantity of it in circulation, was the exclusive prerogative of the state.
In 1604, in the celebrated case of the Mixed Moneys, this prerogative was affirmed under such extraordinary circumstances and with such an overwhelming array of judicial and forensic authority as to occasion alarm to the moneyed classes of England, who at once sought the means to overthrow it.
These they found in the demands of the East India Company [ed. note, commonly references as the Dutch East India company] the corruption of Charles II [ed. note, England’s reigning king] and the influence of Barbara Villiers [ed. note, Charles’ paramour].
"The Mixt Money case [of 1604] decided that Money was a Public measure, a measure of value, and that, like other measures, it was necessary in the public welfare that its dimensions or volume should be limited, defined and regulated by the state.
The whole body of learning left us by the ancient and renascent world was invoked in this celebrated dictum: Aristotle, Paulus, Bodin and Budelis were summoned to its support; the Roman Law, the common law and the statutes all upheld it;
"the state alone had the right to issue money and to decide of what substances its symbols should be made, whether of gold, silver, brass, or paper. Whatever the State declared to be money was money."
That was the gist of it. ‘This decision greatly alarmed the Merchants of London, and for more than half a century after it was enunciated they were occupied in getting the matter before the Star Chamber; but their plans were rejected.
The Revolution of 1648 postponed their projects. The restoration of 1660 revived them. Their final success dates from 1666. [ed. note, the year of the passage of 18 Charles II, c.5 or the British Law of 1666 in which private individuals gained the legal right to issue private debt initiated currency as if it were sovereign national currency].
"The result was the surreptitious mint legislation of 1666-7 [ed. note. The British Law of 1666]: and thus a prerogative, which, next to the right of peace or war, is the most powerful instrument by which a State can influence the happiness of its subjects, was surrendered or sold for a song to a class of usurers, in whose hands it has remained ever since."
"The British Law of 1666, properly titled 18 Charles II, c.5 nullified the obscure MIXT Money Case of 1604, adjudicated (defined, at the time, by recognized legal standards) the power of England’s Private Strong Room Keepers and provided them the means and the authority to place their private receipts for precious metals into circulation, without penalty and with favor, alongside the currency of aristocrats and/or governments. "The Strong Room Keepers’
currency became legitimized and over time became recognized as a commodity and, as such, an entire private monetary system was born, matured and became encrusted worldwide.
That private system, properly known as the British Mercantile System, dominates all countries, government and individuals today.
Worldwide proponents, users and advocates of the private British Mercantile System are called Merchant Bankers. "Its purpose is to transfer wealth from all countries, governments and people to SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS -- the system’s owners and operators. 18 Charles II, c.5 provided the Global Strong Room Keeper the MEANS to establish an eventual international debt-based private economy."
- Steve Bergstrom, Discerning Times Weekly Newsletter
THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS INVADE THE UNITED STATES
When the Founding Fathers of United States, drew up the Constitution, they specifically granted the power to mint coinage and print paper money to the U.S. Congress alone.
"In framing the American mint-laws of 1790-1792, Mr. Hamilton [ed. note, Alexander Hamilton] a young man (then 33 years of age) copied it and caused it to be incorporated in the laws of the United States, where it still remains.
With his help, Robert Morris established the first central bank in the United States, but it collapsed within two years.Thomas Jefferson warned his fellow Americans,
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
In a letter to then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin (1802), he warned,
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
A second Bank of America was set up, ironically styled the 1st Bank of the United States, but it also collapsed, depriving many of their hard earned savings.
Still again, a third attempt was made to establish a central bank for the United States, with the National Banking Act of 1863 but it too would eventually fail.
A letter dated June 25th 1863 by the Rothschild Brothers to their American counterparts on the occasion of the America's National Banking Act captures the sentiment;
"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class. The great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages will bear its burden without complaint."
- Rothschild Brothers of London June 25, 1863 Source: A letter discussing their new banking scheme Finally, at the end of the Congressional Session in 1913, a hand full of Senators met secretly, after all the other Congressmen and Senators had left for Christmas to travel to their respective states and passed the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT.
Evidence now available shows that it was never ratified by the necessary majority of States. But the news media passed it off as a fiat accompli. Baron M.A. Rothschild said,
"Give me control over a nation's currency and I care not who makes the laws."
One of the advisors when asked in 1902 to specify the length of time needed to conclude their plan said,
"For centuries we have worked and planned and though we are closer than ever to our goal we practice methodical steps so that we will not be discovered. But our time approaches and all should be complete in a hundred years."
THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS PLAN FOR THE SUBJUGATION OF THE ENTIRE WORLD
The Council on Foreign Relations was conceived in May of 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference. It was determined by the representatives of the conference that an "international group which would advise their respective governments on international affairs" should have separate sub-groups operating and cooperating with one another, world-wide.
The Council on Foreign Relations was headquartered in New York. The Royal Institute of International Affairs was headquartered in London. Other organizations were set up in Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany, (The World Order, Eustace Mullins, Ezra Pound Inst. Of Civilization Stauntin, Va.)
The CFR was officially formed on the 29th of July 1921. The men who made up the CFR were men who met the approval of Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. It was Baron de Rothschild who dominated the conference in Paris The Unseen Hand, R.Epperson).
Money for the founding of the CFR came primarily from J.P. Morgan, Bernard Baruch, Jacob Schiff, Paul D. Warburg and John D. Rockefeller,among others. This was the same international banking crowd and industrialists who founded the Federal Reserve Board.
The passage of the Federal Reserve Act was supposed to prevent all depressions but the greatest one occurred in 1929. By the market close on 10/29/29, the Dow had lost 39.6% since its market high on September 3rd. By early November the Dow had broken down to new lows. The ultimate low did not come until July, 1932.
By that time the market had lost almost 89% of its value. Thousands upon thousands of Americans lost their homes, their farms, factories and employment. But this was not enough for the greedy bankers.
On April 5, 1933, gold was demonetized, and Americans lost the right to own "real" money. They were ordered to surrender all their gold coins to the ‘government’ by President Roosevelt. They received a $20 bill in exchange for a $20 gold coin.
Later that year, gold was revalued from $20.67 per ounce to $35. The citizen was first plundered, then humiliated, by the monster Roosevelt.
THE BRENTON WOODS AGREEMENT OF 1944
As World War II was coming to an end, several International Bankers met to create a mechanism that would assist them in bringing the nations of the world under their control. It was determined at that time that all major currencies of the West would be pegged against the U. S. Dollar.
As a consequence of this, other countries were allowed to draw gold out by trading in their Dollars. Certain shrewd foreigners, such as Charles DeGaulle, realized that gold would not always be undervalued and they began asking for gold.
But this would come to an end when President Nixon closed the ‘gold window’. As part of his reelection campaign, Nixon wanted to punish French president Charles DeGaulle. In compliance to federal direction, the US media caricaturized the elegant, aloof French hero as unappreciative.
After all, American conscripts had saved the French from the Hun in two world wars. This comic opera general was greedily using American dollars to plunder our gold reserves. Putting this ingrate in his place would resonate well with US voters.
And by 1971 most Americans had little first-hand memory of gold. The Depression and WW II were indelibly imprinted on their psyches and if they thought about gold at all, it was as a murky link to the hard times of the 1930s.
Silver was a different story. The dimes, quarters, and half dollars minted almost continually from 1796 through 1964 were 90% silver.
Most folks simply took it for granted that the coinage was silver.
Not one in a thousand reflected that one dollar's face value in silver coins contained 72 parts of a pure ounce and that at $1.29 an ounce, the price fixed by the Treasury Department, the intrinsic value was precisely one dollar.
This magnificent reality went unnoticed. That all came to an end several months after JFK's death in 1963.
The new "LBJ" non-silver, 10 and 25-cent sandwich coinage appeared on the scene amidst a barrage of propaganda.
The experts said these "sandwiches" would circulate side-by-side with the silver coins for eternity. Speculator-hoarders would find slim profit in pulling the silver coinage from circulation.
But sure enough, shortly thereafter the US Treasury announced that August 16, 1968, would be the last day to redeem the $1, $5 and $10 silver certificates.
In effect, the government had created an expiring option, and as the days passed, silver's time as money was passing as well. The silver coinage quickly disappeared, of course. Back then I owned and edited The Standard, (a magazine I published for several years), I began to encourage my friends to buy all the silver coinage they could lay their hands on because I knew something was afoot.
On January 1, 1975, all restrictions on owning gold were lifted and all my friends who had followed my advice did very well.
This did not mean the return of the U. S. to a gold standard but it did mean that American were now free to own gold coins. No champion of Liberty can abide a debased currency or a debt based economy.
When every dollar put into circulation must return with a certain % of interest attached, a nation is in dire trouble. If the International Bankers are kind enough to print extra money each year to cover the interest accruing, then things can move along. But when they not only neglect to print enough money but also begin to call in loans, the economy goes south in a hurry.
These are all tricks which they learned in Babylon centuries ago. In our next issue, God willing, we will continue to examine the secrets of Babylon.
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