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The Lamps Are Going Out

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

December 13, 2012

During the time of WWII, music reflected the spirit of the times. In the democracies of the U.K. and the U.S.A., the desires of the people were very much in line with those of their leaders. Government could count on popular music to reflect the same war aims that the government wanted. Patriotism was at its core, with such songs as ‘God Bless America’ and ‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’. Both countries were fighting to win, and victory was the goal set against the enemy who wanted to take away the freedoms of the free world.

Optimism for the future spawned such songs as ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ and was reflected in the words, “There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, tomorrow, just you wait and see. There’ll be love and laughter and peace ever after, tomorrow, when the world is free. The shepherd will tend his sheep, the valley will bloom again, and Jimmy will go to sleep in his own little room again.” There was a sense of the good life with the Good Shepherd in charge again. Was this not what they were fighting for – the decency of life in which value was found in the relationship between God and country, where He was Ruler and Protector?

One of the most popular songs of the period was, ‘When the Lights go on again all over the World.’ It begins with these words and continues, “And boys are home again all over the world, and rain or snow is all that may fall from the skies above. A kiss won’t mean good-bye but hello to love. When the lights go on again all over the world, and the ships will sail again all over the world. Then we’ll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing, when the lights go on again all over the world.”

This song was inspired by the words attributed to the statesman, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary. Though he published them in his memoirs in 1925, he spoke them in the year 1914, just two years after the sinking of the Titanic on the eve of the First World War. He stated, “A friend came to see me … we were standing at a window of my room in the Foreign Office. It was getting dusk, and the lamps were being lit in the space below on which we were looking. My friend recalls that I remarked on this with the words, ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’”

Could he have possibly had any idea of the significance of those words spoken almost 100 years ago?  It was that time, the beginning of the 20th century, which marked the beginning of the end of history as we know it today. “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet (Matthew 24:6).” The lamps were nearing the time when there would no longer be any light of truth as their light would be snuffed out. The sinking of the world-class ship, the Titanic, the largest ship ever made and deemed by man to be unsinkable, was heralding in a time of judgment, when the moneyed and the poor alike would go down together, as captives and victims of the sea.

The lamps would still flicker through two world wars, with the boost of music reflecting the optimism of the hour, but the rebellion of the sixties was just around the corner, with its own brand of music. Beyond that, we can now catch a glimpse of the coming One World Order.

Perhaps, one of the WWII songs, best reflecting the fading light, which was to become, so soon, but a fading memory, was ‘My Shining Hour’, the words of which stated, “This moment, this minute, and each second in it will leave a glow upon the sky, and as times goes by it will never die. This will be my shining hour, calm and happy and bright in my dreams your face will flower, through the darkness of the night. Like the lights of home before me, or an angel watching over me. This will be my shining hour ‘til I am with you again.”

And many did not come back from the darkness that overcame them, and those who did had to adapt very quickly to a changing world. They must have wondered what it was for which they had fought, as patriotism began to die and governments began to turn the screws on liberty to tighten their controls. The free world was heading into the abyss of the religious/state nations now uniting into one (U.N.) in preparation for the control Hitler had sought but could not achieve in his time.

The democratic nations, which had fought for and won their victory over totalitarianism, would see the doors of their free nations open to the enemy rather than keep him out. They would invite him in for a peaceful takeover and allow him to play the pied piper with their children. They would bring the rebellion about through our very own school system as we sat back to watch peace take on a whole new meaning of tolerance and appeasement, the very things which ignited WWII. And we have not learned from the past!

Grey’s words were never more suitable than they are today as we move to the edge of the cliff, having allowed such leaders of the free world to take us there – Pearson, Trudeau, Martin, Carter, Clinton, Bush, Harper and Obama, to name a few who were and are tied to religious leaders involved in freemasonry. They are all guilty rulers and shepherds who have led the way along the broad road to the One World Order, with the lamp of freedom being snuffed out.

God began creation with the words, “Let there be light”, and He will finish history with the same words as the Light re-enters the world to dispel the darkness. For there is a moment coming when even the light of the sun and moon will be blotted out by the enormity of man’s sinful rebellion against Him and against His goodness, His righteousness and His Law.

“And the light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore. And the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived (Revelation 18:23).” This speaks of that great harlot, Babylon the Great, mother of all harlots found in the religious/state systems of this world who derive their strength from money and not from God whom they hated as they hated Israel and America, the nations ruled by Him.

As the lamp goes out, so goes the truth and the way to life. All shall go the way of the sinking ship into the spiritual seawaters of this world without a lifeboat to save them. It all began in Babel when man thought he could build a religious tower, to replace God and His influence upon this earth. Man has been building temples and church buildings ever since, as God has allowed, so that the boil of religious rebellion would come to a head. But then it must be lanced as the boil bursts to spew out its poison for the last time in history.

God has allowed the growing and the cutting out of such poison in order to produce a perfect vessel with man, which will be a mirror image of Himself, as intended in the Garden. The lamp will go out but there will be bluebirds again over the white cliffs of Dover, and it will be the shining hour of mankind when the Light returns to this earth, with truth at last reigning supreme.

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely (Revelation 22:17).

He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.