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A Milestone Birthday

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

September 21, 2013

Today, I awoke to a milestone birthday. Though I have been driving now for sixty-five years, I just wrote and passed my first, written driver’s test, to determine whether or not I will drive into the future for the next indeterminate number of years.

When I got my beginner’s license at age fifteen, my father went to the garage where he bought his car every two or three years, and there, he bought my new license, along with his car. No test, written or otherwise, was required in those days; for cars, in fact, had not yet reached their half-century, milestone birthday. At that time, our family was still very much impressed with our new, sleek-lined, sloping-back “Chevy”. The square, box car and the rumble-seat coups were out, as things of the past; the smooth, new, rounded lines were in.

Not only were the cars changing, but, so too, was the music. It was going in the opposite direction from the smooth, slow dance and song to the new, fast-stepping jitterbug and songs, which caused my father to roll his eyes. After all, how intelligible were the words Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey, a kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you? It all sounded too crazy for my father, even when the song itself explained that mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. He simply looked at us with those eyes, as though we were muttering sheer foolishness. But with a withering grin we would sing it for all we were worth if we weren’t singing an earlier hit song called “A huggin’ and a chalkin’” one’s way around a girl who tipped the scale at twenty stone.

These were among the songs that weekly vied for the number one spot on what was called “The Hit Parade” to which we all listened on the radio faithfully every week. Television was unheard of, and the computer was still not a computable word. Like most fathers of generations gone by, my father was no different; he wondered what this world was coming to.

Little did he know that my generation would be the one to usher in a new world and a new order of things to come, unlike any generation had ever seen before. The craziness was going to expand far beyond the music of the day to permeate every aspect of our lives with what would seem to be a form of unintelligible thinking of the human mind, which chooses the ship-wreck when smooth sailing over dangerous waters is an option. Our world was about to be turned upside-down with the best of times becoming the worst of times.

Our ancestors in America were the immigrants who gave us – their descendants – the best land this world would ever know. They did so at the huge price of suffering, paid with their own lives, to leave us a heritage in liberty, which no other country in the world had ever known, except Israel, for a very brief period of time. Our national commonalities were found in God, His Law and His plan for us establishing His kingdom here on earth.

The principle was pretty simple. His people would be separated in the West from the East as He moved the world closer to the day of fulfilling His covenant made with Abraham, which began with one man being taken from the East, from Ur in Babylon. It marked the beginning of an exodus from the religious nations of the East to a land God would deliver and empty of every vestige of religious cults, so that truth could rule in the world, once again, as He becomes Supreme Ruler over the nations.

His world would be as it had been, before Satan deceived the woman with witchcraft and the lie that man could be like God. Ever since then, the devil has been spiritually harassing man with the same, old appeal to his pride. Herein lies the foundation of wars and suffering created by man’s disobedience to God.

God made everything good with nothing but the best intended for His creation. He gave eternal life to an angel, called Lucifer, the worship leader in heaven, beautiful and perfect in every way, until iniquity was found in him. He wanted to be exactly what he has inspired in every religious/empire ruler of this fallen world – the desire to be ruler of the world and to be worshiped like God the Creator. God cast him to earth as a vile creature to become a beast of darkness called the devil.

And now we are being brought to the ultimate fullness of the devil’s desire, allowed by God as history winds down. Satan’s spirit will enter into a soon-coming, world leader just as he entered into the serpent, and also entered into Judas as the anti-Christ, anti-light spirit. He will bring the world to the brink of a world war when we will see one leader assume ruler-ship over the entire world. All remembrance of God and His Son, Jesus will be forced from it, for there can be no nation ruled by God’s Law and His truth if this ruler, entered by Satan, is going to conquer the world to make it his One World Order.

His rule will require a one world religion (United Religion) with which only he shall rule by counterfeiting the truth, with man-made philosophies and ritualistic practices serving no purpose but to magnify the pride of prideful men. None of it will be of God. It is the boil or leprous state of mankind, which must come to a head before it is lanced and the poison runs out to make way for the healing process and a return to a right mind and the knowledge that God rules over man and not man over God.

The covenant will be fulfilled, for the real and final exodus will not be from Egypt, but rather from this world when Christ calls up His true church to meet Him in the cloud. It will witness to the truth to the end, when those who have rejected the mark of the beast and have refused to take the number of man upon themselves are snatched up before the final judgment falls like fire.

This will bring fulfillment of the promises God made to Abraham, which will bring to an end the westward journey of his inheritance from the East, westward, with the families of all nations being blessed when they came across the sea to America. Now, with war threatening on the shores of this nation, there is one way left to go, which is north and upward. This is the direction to the throne of God who rules from the north and on high.

Noah was taken out to a place of protection before the water judgment of the flood, which destroyed all mankind except this one righteous man and his family. Lot was taken out for Abraham’s sake, as family, before the fire judgment fell and destroyed the entirety of Sodom and Gomorrah. Now, the family of God will be taken out before floods and fire nearly destroy the entire world except a remnant, which will come to believe the truth as the trumpet and the bowl judgments are poured out upon the world. If Jesus were not to return, the coming One World Order of nations would destroy the entire world.

As I contemplate my life this morning, I realize that I have lived through the best of times and am now living to see the advancement of the worst of times. The sadness is that it never needed to be like this. God did not want man to suffer. It was by the choice of man, free to choose between right and wrong, and in choosing evil, he caused his seed to have to suffer under the rule of Satan, for ever more. The truth of God had been rejected to make way for the first lies of religion.

There is only one place to find the truth, and it is in God’s Word, the Bible, which He left to us as a special gift to “the Way” back to life and to the fruit of the tree of life, so that we might live forever more in eternity with Him. There is no political path to peace, for the paths of man always lead to war. Jesus is “the Way” and the only “Way” to world peace.

Yes, I saw and knew the best of times when the sleek-lined Chevy first came out, but it was such a brief moment in history before times began to change, like the music, with the sublime giving way to the ridiculous. Did you know Daniel warned about the music in his book of the Bible, written some 2600 years ago? In chapter 3, he mentions “all kinds of music” four times, prophesying into a state of things, as they were in the Babylonian Empire, and as they will be in the coming One World Order at the time of the last of the Babylonian system of empires, the Revived Roman Empire.

“Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?”

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up (Daniel 3:15-18).”

And, so, Daniel’s friends who ate only the good food with him (symbolic of the truth) were cast into the fiery furnace, stoked to seven times the heat (symbolic of the last of the seven world empires when the fire judgment falls). But the king’s question was answered for he looked in and saw all were unharmed and walking with a fourth man like the Son of God who was no other than the pre-incarnate Jesus.

The three who escaped unharmed from the fire judgment symbolize the prophets, the apostles and the bride, all of whom stood, or stand, on the truth of the voice of God and had no religion in them once cleansed by the Word. The fire had no power over their bodies, but it killed the men who put them in the fire. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon quickly changed his talk about religion and God:

“Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God!

Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”

Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon (Daniel 3:28-30).

The ideology and the leadership changed. The religious World Order gave way to a New World Order under the only God there is, with truth replacing religion in Babylon.

I have matured to a ripe, old age but mankind is 2600 years older than the three in the fire and it is still stoking the flames of the fire of religion trying to burn out the truth. The East has become a tinderbox and the West wants alliances and agreements with it. After all, we want the production of sleeker cars to keep pouring into the West from the East (though we invented the car in the West) and we are still listening to “all kinds of music”.

Oh well, to-night, I am going to enjoy myself by eating a little bread, a little fish and drinking a little wine, the food and drink of champions who dine with the Kingfisher of men.