Joseph Herrin (09-04-2012)
To clearly have unveiled to one’s eyes the vast deception that inundates the nations today the Christian must look beyond the realm of man to perceive those dark spiritual forces that have been at work among man since the fall of our first forebears in the Garden of Eden. Many people, and myriads of websites, books, and videos today are focused upon man’s part in the deception of this world. The Illuminati, Freemasonry, and organizations such as the Bildebergers, the Trilateral Commission, and the Counsel on Foreign Relations are real. These are instruments of Satan, pawns in his hand to accomplish his evil plans. However, if one does not perceive the hand behind these groups of men and women they will surely find it difficult to conceive of such wickedness being carried out over centuries, even millennia, ever marching forward to a goal.
Men are by consequence of the fall and a shortened lifespan quite impatient. They want to quickly partake of their happiness, pleasure, power, fame, wealth, or whatever it is their soul lusts after. It is unusual for a man to plan beyond his own generation. He may perhaps give some attention to leaving an inheritance to his living offspring, but seldom does any man make earthly plans that will not be realized until well after his generation has passed.
Satan, however, has a longer view of things. Satan is not constrained by the same mortal lifespan that God placed upon mankind. He has been alive and present throughout the entire history of humanity. He has been steadily advancing his plan to bring all earthbound creation under his dominion. We do err when we see no further than the human agents that Satan operates through. We must perceive the greater mind and power behind the scenes. The apostle Paul perceived that mankind’s greatest adversaries were not flesh and blood, but spiritual forces of darkness in league with Satan.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Martin Luther was confronted with many of the human agents of Satan during his struggle against the lies, corruption, and tyranny of the Roman Catholic Church. Nevertheless, Luther realized that the Christian’s greatest adversary was not the Pope, nor the emissaries of the Roman Church. He saw the diabolical hand behind evil men acting as their puppet master. In his famous song A Mighty Fortress is Our God, written in the year 1529, Luther made reference to mankind’s great and ancient enemy.
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
The saints of God are in a similar struggle today. There are many adversaries that threaten the disciples of Christ. We would err if we saw no further than the governments of men, including those invisible governments that appoint and control the leaders of nations.
About twenty years ago a friend presented to me a copy of the book The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History by Ralph A. Epperson. It is an excellent book, extensively documented, revealing that there has been a cabal of international elites who have been orchestrating many world events for centuries. These men have started wars, overthrown governments, incited insurrections, and collapsed economies, all the while remaining unseen, hiding behind the visible governments and institutions of the nations.
Many governments, including that of America, are merely puppets to this secret cabal of hyper-wealthy bankers and industrialists. The reasons provided to the masses to justify wars and radical legislation are largely subterfuge and deceit. The citizenry are made to think that the national interests and security of their nation are under attack when the truth reveals that this is a ruse to further the ambitions and plans of an international coalition of men and women who believe it is their right to control the course of nations.
Although Epperson’s book was published in 1985, it is not difficult to perceive a continuance of the conspiratorial hand of a global elite in the last 27 years. The name of his book The Unseen Hand, is well chosen and insightful. Even as Satan seeks to operate through deception, so too do those servants of his among mankind seek to remain hidden, keeping their presence and activities obscured through deceit and anonymity.
Those who are in league with Satan have adopted the symbolism of the unseen hand to denote their occult (hidden from sight) activities. They have signaled their true allegiance and hidden agenda through symbols. A common symbol employed to denote that one is a servant of unseen masters is to have a picture or portrait made with one hand hidden inside of their clothing.
One of the best known depictions of a famous world leader with one hand hidden is that of Napoleon. Freemasonry claims Napoleon as one of their own. In the Royal Arch degree of Freemasonry the initiate is brought into deeper levels of the hidden mysteries of their organization. This is a key level, being the 7th degree of York Rite Freemasonry and the 13th degree of the Scottish Rite. At this level the Mason has disclosed before him the name of the god of Freemasonry. This name is Jahbulon.
The name Jahbulon is a perverse admixture of the name of Yah, the God of the Hebrews, with Bul (also known as Bel and Baal) of the Babylonians, and On (also called Osiris), the god of the Egyptians. Those things which have been hidden by secret societies out of fear of the reaction of the populace who hold other beliefs, are at the end of this age now beginning to come into the light of day. Satan’s influence upon society has increased to such an extent that he is beginning to show himself overtly, looking to the coming day when he will be worshiped openly by all men as the god of the world.
Jabulani Ball, 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer
At the World Cup match in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010, the soccer ball was custom made and bore the name Jabulani. The ball also bore a striking resemblance to a fly’s head. One of the names of Satan in the Bible is Beelzebub, which is translated “lord of the flies.” Furthermore, during these same South African games, the traditional vuvuzela horns were blown by the spectators. These horns make a sound described as similar to the buzzing of many flies.
During the initiation ceremony for the Royal Arch degree of Freemasonry, three men come together to form the Royal Arch. Each of the three men pronounce one part of the name of their god. The first man says “Jah,” the second “Bul,” and the third “On.” The name is considered too holy for any one man to declare fully. This is merely a deceit of Satan who wishes to have the individual names of the deities of Babylon and Egypt placed on the same level as the God of the Hebrew.
Jah-Bul-On Royal Arch
Satan is bringing these symbols more and more into the open as the end of the age nears. As he works to establish Babylon, his kingdom, upon the earth once more, these Satanic symbols will be expressed more openly. I perceived in the icon for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro that it is a stylized representation of the Royal Arch degree. This leads one to consider whether 2016 has been determined as the time when Satan will be declared openly as the god of this world.
Rio 2016 Royal Arch Icon
Returning to the symbol of the hidden hand and its relationship to government leaders who are directed by allegiances unknown to most of the population of their countries, we see that this is not an obscure matter. America’s very first president was a Freemason. George Washington’s Masonic apron is on display to this day in Philadelphia at the Masonic Lodge Museum in that city. The apron was presented to Washington in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a famous French Freemason who served in the Revolutionary War.
It should be noted that Washington began his first term as President in 1789, thus his allegiance and elevation within the lodge were already established.
George Washington’s Masonic Apron
There are a number of symbols and elements of this apron that indicate that Washington had passed the Royal Arch degree. Although it is not obvious from the picture due to fading over the years, one of the predominant colors is red. Red is the color of the Royal Arch degree. Around the circle at the top of the apron are letters that are associated with the Royal Arch degree, as is the rainbow that goes from one column to another forming an arch. It should not be surprising then that Washington had secret allegiances, having taken many oaths to serve a secret organization that was despised by the majority of Americans at the time. This secret allegiance is revealed in a number of portraits that were drawn of him as he posed with one hand hidden inside his garment.
George Washington Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale
Note also the placement of Washington’s feet. The alignment of the feet indicate the height to which a man has advanced in Freemasonry. The stance in which Washington is portrayed here by Charles Wilson Peale indicates that Washington had attained to the level of a Master Mason. At such a level Washington would have taken repeated oaths, uttering terrible imprecations against his own life if he failed to uphold his allegiance to Freemasonry. The above portrait was made while Washington was 52 years old, five years before he began serving as President.
Another Portrait of Washington by Peale
Yet Another Portrait of Washington by Peale
The image of the hidden hand, like the all seeing eye, is intrinsically linked to Freemasonry. It reveals that the person has allegiances that are secret, that they serve a master that is kept hidden from the masses of the uninitiated. In the recently published book The Temple and the Lodge written by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, the history of the Knight’s Templar and the Freemasons are delved into. The book includes the following statements.
Of the fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence, only nine can definitely be identified as Freemasons, while ten others may possibly have been. Of the general officers in the Continental Army, there were so far as documentation can establish, thirty-three Freemasons out of seventy-four. Granted the known Freemasons were, as a rule, more prominent, more instrumental in shaping the course of events than their unaffiliated colleagues...
On 25 May 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia and commenced its efforts to devise the machinery of government for the new nation. The first voice to make itself heard in any significantly influential way was a characteristically Freemasonic one, that of Edmund Randolph.. Randolph...a member of a Williamsburg lodge, had become Washington's aide-de-camp. Subsequently he was to become Attorney-General, then governor of Virginia and Grand Master of Virginia's Grand Lodge. During Washington's presidency, he was to serve as the first Attorney-General of the United States, then the first Secretary of State...
There were ultimately five dominant and guiding spirits behind the Constitution - Washington, Franklin, Randolph, Jefferson and John Adams. Of these, the first three were active Freemasons, but men who took their Freemasonry extremely seriously - men who subscribed fervently to its ideals, whose entire orientation had been shaped and conditioned by it. And Adam's position, though he himself is not known to have been a Freemason was virtually identical to theirs. When he became president, moreover, he appointed a prominent Freemason, John Marshall, as first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The number of Freemasons to sign The Declaration of Independence is much disputed. The above estimate must be considered very conservative, and should be noted that the authors were seeking to counter the view that Freemasons had an inordinate influence upon the founding of America’s government.
Manly P. Hall in his book America’s Assignment with Destiny states that 51 of the 56 signers were Freemasons. Manly Hall was writing as an advocate of Freemasonry, so his figures may reflect this bias. The truth likely lies somewhere between the low estimate of nine, and the higher estimates in the fifties.
The influence of Freemasonry in Washington’s life is further observed in that the oath he took as President on April 30, 1789 was administered by the Grand Master of Masons in New York, Robert R. Livingston. This strikes me as extremely significant that the oath of office for the first president of the United States was administered by a Masonic Grand Master. It gives one pause to consider to whom the true allegiance and oath was made.
I am quite certain that this information was not included in your American history lessons in the public school systems. From the cradle to the grave Americans are propagandized. They are fed a diet of falsehood and deception that will lead them to become good corporate citizens and patriotic supporters of a government that is at its heart Luciferian. If you find such a blunt declaration of the truth offensive, I consider you to judge this matter by the fruit you see, as Christ counseled His disciples to do. Can a government that began by giving implicit consent to the slave trade, that has declared it to be a basic right for a woman to murder her baby while in the womb, that has become the world’s chief proponent of homosexuality, be in any way deemed to be Christian? If it is true that a tree is known by its fruit, then as fruit inspectors we must conclude that Satan is the true guiding force in this nation’s government, and has been from its inception. This will be made abundantly clear in the next chapter.
My aim in pointing these things out is to reveal that the world is drowning in falsehood and deception. It is also my desire to exhort the saints of God to look beyond the human hand to see the dark spiritual forces that are ruling in the shadows.
Although Ralph Epperson does an admirable job of revealing the hidden works of a secret government behind the visible governments of men, one thing you will not find in his book is a deeper delving to see that there is a further layer of control behind all. The Masons at the highest levels acknowledge a higher spiritual power that is directing them. The eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States represents that spiritual being that is above all governments in this fallen world system. It is a symbol of Satan who parades himself as the all wise, all knowing, Grand Architect of the Universe.
The very word Mason is associated with building. All builders must be directed by a chief architect. The chief architect of the Freemasons is Lucifer. Only those who have passed through many degrees and have been deemed worthy and loyal, having their minds amenable to accept Lucifer as the god of light and truth, have the true character of Freemasonry revealed to them. Albert Pike, author of the encyclopedic Masonic tome titled Morals and Dogma stated that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be divulged that their teachings were “Luciferian doctrines.” Satan is the great deceiver who deceives the whole world. He practices deception even upon his own followers.
II Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
In a well staged puppet show the one hand that is not seen is that of the puppet master. Today Satan is pulling the strings of mankind. Billions are dancing to his tune. Satan’s chief instrument to manipulate mankind and shape their actions is deception. He is like the Pied Piper. As he pipes his tune the masses of mankind are responding, following blindly wherever he leads.
In George Washington’s inaugural prayer, delivered on April 30, 1789, he included the following statement.
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States."
It should be noted that George Washington did not once mention Jesus Christ in his inaugural prayer, nor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understanding that he was a Freemason, whether he spoke with knowing intelligence, or in ignorance, that Invisible Hand guiding his actions was not Yahweh, but Lucifer. This makes his statement all the more troubling for those who are having their eyes opened to discern the truth of America’s founding.
As a Christian growing up in America I was fully immersed in the flood waters of Satanic propaganda. The enemy has been setting forth a picture of reality that is completely false. Americans are saturated with a fictional world view whose author is Satan. There is no nation on earth that has escaped from this diabolical shaping of their views and beliefs. Tragically, the people of God have been no more successful in escaping the control of the puppet master than those who are strangers to the kingdom of God. The church has been drinking the waters pouring forth from the mouth of the dragon without discretion or discernment.
It is needful at this time for the people of God to wake up, to recognize the extent of the lies all around them. If they do not they will be swept away by the waters of the great dragon.