There are powerful people behind the scenes. They are the rich and in some cases famous. Some say that they are the Jewish bankers and that they are associated with a Zionist movement; Others say that they are, who they call the Nazis — big money and Power people in America who control big business; others believe that this power group will be led eventually by a Muslim Maude; most of us just don’t know. But we do know that with the technology of today’s world the thought of men, who have no real scruples, being in control over everything that effects us as a people — politics; big Business; the media; and the Military — is a proposition that most will not even want to consider.

But maybe we should. Certainly something is changing in our world where we at one time felt secure that we could effect our own destiny, because we lived in freedom.

Today there are signs that there is a coordinated effort.

Psalm 110, like all scripture is understood differently by different factions within the church, and it even has meaning for esoteric societies outside of the church. These are called today the New World Order. In the past they were known as New Agers. In this (psalm 110), we have a passage where Jesus is told to take His seat beside His Father until He reigns over the Nations. That will be made a reality. Many today are in place to play their part in what God has known is coming, and He knew it from the very foundation of the world which the Trinity created. He has always known the end from the beginning. If you are a student of the Bible, then you will know that this rise to power over much of the world will and must also come about before Jesus will come to establish His kingdom rule over the nations. Satan’s attempts to stop that is today occurring through men, and it will actually bring fulfillment of what God already knows will come.

If we are walking with the Lord we too know our times. We know that because men are men and not God, that there will still be factions, even in Satan’s most glorious days over the earth. Daniel tells us of the distress that comes upon this world leader when he has situated himself in his encampment between the sea and the Holy City which he most likely has already defiled by that time. But the fact that he is distressed by news that comes to him, is evidence that even he has enemies who are still in this world. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Daniel 11:33 “Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for [many] days. 34 “Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy. 35 “Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because [it is] still [to come] at the appointed time. (NASB1995)

If you read the verses that precede these and those which follow; then you will see that this time is a struggle for believers and even for the Antichrist. Peace will not be the condition of these times. But peace will be the promise for these times.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; (NASB1995)

The worldly factions are today in place. Following are evidences of some of the thinking concerning them. They are theories brought forth by men:

The 12th Imam: The Mahdi and Iran Today

If one considers that the wise are joined by hypocrites in these. You read this in the verses above. And that even God’s people then must be dealt with as scripture states:

Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time;

Then we can better understand the things that are happening even in the body in our times.