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Weapon Bans - Economic Controls On Ancient Israel By Babylon And Philistines Allowed Total Dominion

"Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:1 Samuel 13:19

In ancient Israel the weapons consisted primarily of swords, knives, spears, bow and arrows, and slings.  Aside from being used by the military and citizens in time of war, some, like the spear, sling, and bow and arrow, were used for the purpose of hunting.  They were probably also used like today, for self protection from criminals along travel routes, and from wild animals as when shepherds protected their herds from wolves, lions and bears. There was no such thing as a Constitution and Second Amendment in Israel back then to protect the rights of the citizens to own weapons and protect themselves.  And if there were, it would not have mattered to the Philistines or Babylonians.  It would have been ignored.

Israel Banned Weapons
"Banned from Israel by order of the King of the Philistines; all weapons and their makers"

The Philistines, as did the Babylonians, would accomplish their control over nations in part by removing weapons from the possession of the citizens.  Then, they would shut down the the smiths, the manufacturers of these weapons.  Not only would the Philistines and finally Babylon shut them down in Israel, they would remove the smiths to their own countries to work for them.  In the case of the Philistines control above, the Scriptures tell us,

20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and

 his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.  1 Samuel 13:20-22


The control was so severe that the Philistines removed even the basic of tools so that Israel could not make homemade weapons to prevent rebellion.  So Israel even had to depend on the Philistines to sharpen the work tools of agriculture such as plows (coulters) and cattle prods (goads).  But why did this happen?  In their rejection of God and ignorance of what they had sparked, Israel became subservient to the Philistines. There were even traitorous Israelis who joined up with this Dagon worshiping nation.

Thus, when an enemy like the Philistines took over, the people had no redress to annul the confiscation of their weapons and the shutting down of the smiths who made them.  They had no method to prevent the Philistines from controlling their economy. And we must understand here that God allowed and directed this because, in part, Israel had rejected God as their king and wanted to be like the nations around them.    So the citizens and military were left without any personal protection and had to rely on their enemies for protection. They also had to rely on them for their tools too.  These things allowed them to make a living.  In effect, Israel was a vassal state under the Philistines; owned and controlled in all aspects, including economically, by this pagan government. Yet, as we will see, God was still compassionate with Israel despite their apostasy, but not for their account this time.

Just to illustrate the dynamics of the time as seen in 1 Samuel 13, Israel, under their first king Saul, was going to make war with the Philistines as seen in verse 22.  There was a problem with doing this since it was God who allowed the takeover.  Saul started out with an army of 4,000 between he and his son Jonathan, but only ended up with 600 when the others fled when they saw the large army of the Philistines.  And, Saul's family were the only ones that had weapons.  Now according to 1 Samuel 11:8 there were about 300,000 men in Israel.  But they had no weapons to fight with except their garden tools.  They too fled an hid.  One commentator, Matthew Henry gives his thoughts on how all these men had given up their weapons to the Philistines.  He says;

"How politic the Philistines were, when they had power in their hands, and did what they pleased in Israel. They put down all the smiths' shops, transplanted the smiths into their own country, and forbade any Israelite, under severe penalties, to exercise the trade or mystery of working in brass or iron, though they had rich mines of both (Deu. 8:9) in such plenty that it was said of Asher, his shoes shall be iron and brass, Deu. 33:25. This was subtlety done of the Philistines, for hereby they not only prevented the people of Israel from making themselves weapons of war (by which they would be both disused to military exercises and unfurnished when there was occasion), but obliged them to a dependence upon them even for the instruments of husbandry; they must go to them, that is, to some or other of their garrisons, which were dispersed in the country, to have all their iron-work done, and no more might an Israelite do than use a file (v. 20, 21), and no doubt the Philistines' smiths brought the Israelites long bills for work done."   Matthew Henry Commentary on 1 Samuel 13

(Note: Does this sound like a familiar scenario today with the anti Second Amendment pro gun control socialist minded people that want us to depend on them but yet as they want to defund police, defund ICE and more, as we will see?  It is these Philistine like minded who are in power at this time. Sure, they say, " Give up your weapons, your capitalist economy. we will take care of you; just trust and depend on us".)

Now, contrast these 600 soldiers and the unarmed of Israel with the Philistines who came out against them as seen below.

Then the Philistines gathered together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the seashore in multitude. And they came up and encamped in Michmash, to the east of Beth Aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in danger (for the people were distressed), then the people hid in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in holes, and in pits. And some of the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. 1 Samuel 13:5

Now when Israel and Judah walked with God, the large number of the enemies did not matter.  But that was not the way it was at this time. How were these odds going to work for Israel?  It wouldn't work for them, and initially didn't; at least in the flesh.  Most of them ran and hid.  So it is when a nation rejects God. God allows a nations enemies to have dominion on them and to insure they will never have the capacity to fight against them.  But, as we will see, in this event, God still had a plan; not for the sake of the apostate, but for the sake of His name and a future Messiah he would not allow Israel to be destroyed by the superior overwhelming forces.  Remember too that in addition to this large Philistine army that was superior to Israel in the technology of the time, it was also a nation of giants.  And this is what they saw and were confronted with....

The Philistines And Babylonians Of Today

Today the weapons of civilians of the United States and some few other countries are in the form of rifles, shotguns, and handguns.  There are reported to be about 72 million gun owners in the United States and about 390 million guns.  According to Statista there are 6 million registered guns in the US as of 2019; that is, those known by the U.S. government in their databases.  Now as of May 12, 2021 the population of the Untied States was over 332 million, so this 72 million represents about 23% of the entire population.  However, according to a July 2020 CBS news article on gun ownership state by state, the percentages by state go from about 14% to over 60%.  A majority of the states gun ownership runs between 40-50%. Those over 60% are Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska.  Montana is the highest gun ownership with 67%.

Now while these statistics vary depending on who is collecting them, it still remains that, this is a lot of gun owners and a lot of guns.  Now even with this amount of gun owners and guns, is it possible for the citizens of the United States to be disarmed?  Let's see.

No Symbol US Bans
Like the Philistines and Babylonians, anti Gun Advocates want to ban guns and stop companies from making them.

Like what the Philistines did in shutting down the smiths, some manufacturers of what the government terms "assault looking" rifles are disappearing.  How do you make them disappear?  One way that is being pushed by the anti-gun groups and government comes in the form of allowing the suing manufacturers and dealers who sell guns that have been used in mass shootings.   It makes it unprofitable to make them. Take the company Bushmaster for instance.

Bushmaster was allowed by the courts to be sued by victims of a sniper attack in D.C. in 2002.  They ended up paying over $500,000, and the store owner where the gun was stolen from, paid $2 million! The store didn't even sell the gun!  The shooter stole it!  Yet the store paid too, but even more than the manufacturer.   Bushmaster didn't send out a shooter, but they paid because they felt sorry for the victims.

Bushmaster was eventually purchased by Remington.  But in 2012, one of their Bushmasters was used in the Sandy Hook school shootings and in 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the families of the victims to sue Remington.  The Bushmaster has been disappearing from gun store shelves and is not available as it appears Remington as discontinued them.


And what of the AR-15?  This was the most popular of the military looking style rifles that has been a large target of the gun control advocates.  This was made by Colt.  However Colt has said that since they are getting more overseas contracts for military rifles, they are no longer making the AR-15.  Walmart stopped selling these and handguns years ago because of fear and pressure. So, little by little these type of rifles and even others are disappearing by various means of pressure on the "Smiths" by allowing them and stores to be sued for the crimes of others.

There are smaller custom builders of these style of rifles that do not have the big money to put down these types of tactics.

Then there are the foreign gun manufacturers that also make automatic weapons.  What Biden has been threatening is to ban the import of military style weapons into the U.S.

Another tactic of disarming are the voluntary "by back" programs that have been tried in the U.S. in purported attempts to lower crime rates.  According to several sources, these really did not work.  However, in Australia there have been mandatory buy back events (confiscations) in which their citizens had to, by a new law, turn in all their semi auto rifles and pump shotguns.  This was a result of a mass shooting. According to the same article on the U.S. voluntary programs, 650,000 rifles and shotguns were confiscated from Australian citizens by 2001.  They had another buy back confiscation of pistols in 2003 in which 68,000 handguns were confiscated. Source article: Gun buybacks: What the research says

A similar mandatory buy back program was started in Great Britain in the late 90s.  From 1997 to 1998 over 162,000 weapons were confiscated along with 700 tons of ammunition.  Source: Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Great Britain.

Now these countries do not have a constitution that supports the 2nd Amendment Right To Bear Arms in them.  But does this mean that a mandatory buy back confiscation of guns could not happen in the U.S?  No, because it could.  Among Democrats, 71% favor buy backs.  And, from what we have witnessed with this current Biden administration, following the Constitution is not one of their high points.  They seem to want to ignore it actually if it does not fit their narrative, and they get away with it due to silence. Two persons that are outwardly in favor of mandatory gun buy backs (confiscations) of military style weapons are Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.

And what else is proposed is a $200.00 tax on each "registered" and allowed weapon. Of course this is a penalty for ownership and there are penalties for those who fail to comply. How is this for a deterrent to own a firearm?  A lot of people own a lot of guns and this could really be a financial issue for many.  These Philistine-like people know these things.

The Need To Say, "The Emperor Has No Clothes!"

We must look at the totality of what has been going on in the United States the past four years, and now especially since Biden has become President.  Like what subtly happened with Israel and the Philistines, is now rapidly happening in America.   All you need to do is take an honest assessment of what has been going on since Biden became President and has since, started a path of the internal destruction of the United States. Knowing this, one should not be silent and afraid to speak to what is going on during this time of the demonic "cancel culture".  That is what happened in Israel with the Philistines (in tandem with discipline). That is what these people want today; silence of any disagreement or opposition.  These try to shame and bully into submission for whatever their desired programs are; from masks and vaccines to gun ownership, police protection, to demonic Critical Race Theory and other race programs in businesses, schools government, including the military .  The media daily and hourly press these and other demonic agendas.  All of these "cancel culture" agenda's are nothing more than the religion of "Evolution".  If a species does not adapt to the change, it must be reprogrammed or "canceled", i.e. removed so the species can continue to evolve.  It is an ancient religion and the one world system depends on this happening to succeed.

From what is going on with our open borders, to giving away so much free money that we don't have which is causing a shortage of workers to keep many companies in business and much more, it is apparent something strange is happening.  Many rightly wonder who Biden is actually being manipulated by, or working for, that are subversives to the United States.  I heard a well known person ask this very question on the news.  Could it be that he is a vassal to a yet not fully revealed rulership?  One news source referred to this Socialist bent party as the "the foreigners first party".  All that is going on are prophetical signs of the times.  Let's consider further.

Control Of Ancient Israel's Economy And Controlling The Oil Of Today

So, along the lines of the weapons between now and the Philistine's similar confiscations, was the forced dependency of Israel upon the Philistines for survival, protection, and even maintaining their economy.  So how may we see this as an aspect of Biden's actions?  He and his strange administration and behind the scenes rulers, as well as others in different parties, have seen fit to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline which was also stopped by Obama but restarted by President Trump.  That made a large impact on jobs and where our oil dependency exists.  When Trump opened the pipeline project, America became energy independent for the first time and opened up the job market to more jobs.  However, the goal of this Biden thinking group of people and their religion of Environmentalism, is to totally drop being dependent on oil in order to use wind, and solar. Basically they want electrical dependency. Or is this really their goal? We may have an answer in this article shortly.

So, how is this Environmentalism (a branch of Evolution) going to work for our military?  Are we all of the sudden going to have electrical, solar, or wind powered fighter jets, submarines, ships, bombers, tanks, jeeps, rockets and missiles as Kamala Harris suggested to some military graduates at an Annapolis ceremony on May 28th, 2021?  She made an uniformed joke about whether soldiers would rather carry heavy batteries or rolled up solar panels.  Yet solar panels are hooked up to batteries to store the energy for use.  Perhaps she did not know this?  Yet, the military of our enemies will still be using oil based energy to supply their militaries as there is no foundation structure for this "clean energy" stuff yet.  But many buy into and blindly accept their lies.

Now let's look at something else that is going on.  How did things go a couple of weeks ago from this article when the Russians hacked the computers of the Colonial Pipeline and shut it down for days causing massive shortages on the Eastern region of the U.S.?  Not well.  How many military bases are in the region that were effected?  Many. It was more than gas and oil that was effected too.  Other products such as natural gas stopped as well. Did the Biden crew take any action?  No. Remember they say they want to be finished with reliance on oil and gas; so they had no concern.  Actually Biden did nothing after lying that the government was going to disrupt the Russian hackers.  An article in The Hill on this partly said,

"The United States did not take action against the cyber criminal group that was behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline earlier this month, officials told The Washington Post.

Four U.S. officials speaking the condition of anonymity told the newspaper that military cyber operators did not take steps to disrupt cyber group DarkSide, nor did any other U.S. agency.

The revelation comes after DarkSide said last week it lost access to a public part of its infrastructure due to disruptions from law enforcement, but it did not name a specific agency. The group also blamed “pressure from the U.S.” to disband, but did not elaborate."  US Denies Disrupting Russian Cyber Group Behind Colonial Pipeline Hack, The Hill, May 19, 2021

What is the questionable reason behind ignoring this hack?  Let's look more.

So here is another pressing problem. While Biden stopped our own production of oil and gas, and ignored the Colonial Pipeline hack, just today (May 19, 2021) he removed the Trump instituted sanctions from the Russian oil company Nord Stream 2, and removed personal sanctions from it's German CEO Matthias Warnig.  These are building a pipeline from Russia to Germany!  Why did Biden do this?

Who this CEO, Matthias Warnig is should be of particular interest and a large red flag.  He is a German businessman who was an officer in the old Communist East German, Ministry For State Security (Stasi).  This was considered one of the most repressive intelligence and secret police organizations of its time.  According to an article in Aljazeera, Warnig is an ally of Putin.  Some sources say they worked with each other when Putin was in the KGB, although Warnig denies this early alliance.  Of interest is that Warnig is also a subject of a recent documentary called "Putin's Palace", which exposes Putin's corruption.  The video was made by Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  Nalvany was poisoned with a nerve agent last year at his hotel before boarding a plane.  However he survived after a long hospital stay in Germany.  Nalvany blamed Putin.  After Navalny recovered he went back to Russia. He has since been put in prison by Putin which sparked numerous and large protests in Russia.  The hour and a half documentary, in part, shows the connection between Putin and Warnig.

The video, which is in Russian, has English subtitles.  Navalny starts discussing Warnig's association with Putin at about 24 minutes in where he speaks of the relationship between Putin, Warnig and Putin's ex-wife.  In this section, Navalny spoke of how Warnig was paying for the expenses of of Putin's ex-wife, which in the way done, is supposed to constitute a bribe "in kind".  Navalny refers to Warnig as a "foreign agent".  Navalny explained that Warnig was allegedly reimbursed by Putin for his expenses in the form of being placed on boards of several Russian companies such as Rosneft (oil company), Transnef (oil company), Rossiya Bank, RUSAL (aluminum company), and Nord Stream 2, the very company that Biden removed the sanctions on and allowed to continue building the pipeline: Putin's project.

Transneft (from above) has also been sanctioned by the U.S. as well as Rosneft.  In 2017 Rosneft filed a lien against PDSVA, the parent company of a U.S. sanctioned Venezuelan oil company operating in the U.S. under a company called Citgo, for failure to pay a debt to Rosneft.  Had it gone through, it would have given Rosneft  49.9% of the company in the U.S..  Citgo has a number of their refineries and pipelines in the U.S. on the east side of the United States.  Having a Russian company own this U.S. operating company would not be good now for our security and economy would it?

A June 2020 article (almost one year ago) in Heritage pointed out serious problems for Europe and the U.S. if Putin's pipeline is finished.  In part is says,

"This week, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell indicated that further sanctions were likely to be announced, with Gazprom in the crosshairs. That’s a good thing. For the U.S., keeping Nord Stream II from being completed must remain a priority. The pipeline, which is opposed by most European nations, is a political project which greatly undermines collective defense in Europe."  Source:

That was pre-Biden.  But Biden did the opposite of further priority sanctions with Nord Stream. So why would Biden shut down our pipeline that is necessary and fruitful to our country, yet broker the opening of one of our enemies pipelines operated by an oppressive government, and remove sanctions from it and from Putin's associate Warnig?   Biden and his followers, or perhaps those leading him, stopped the XL Pipeline for what they said were environmental reasons.  Then why, one must honestly ask, did he do something that allows an enemy to continue their environmentally destructive (so they say) pipeline? What honest and patriotic leader would do this to his own country which was becoming totally sovereign, only to reverse all of it?  Does this not effect our national security and make it seem that this "vassal" thing may actually be going on?  This fits the "foreigner first party" view.  According to the Heritage article, it also undermines the security of European nations as it gives Putin leverage over energy there.  So Biden's move on this has destructive global implications too.

When watching the video, it became apparent that Putin's way of gaining something from / over people, or repaying them for favors, was to give them positions on boards of the companies he controls, even if they had no knowledge base for the position. Now also add to this is the Biden's involvement with the Ukrainian oil company Burisma with which Joe Biden got his son Hunter Biden put on the board, even though he knew nothing about oil.  Yes it is a different country but consider that the former ousted President of the Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, was a puppet of Putin and was also involved in Burisma prior to 2014.  The area is still corrupt and it would not be out of place to think the same placement tactics exist. Actually, Burisma' owner, Mykola Vladislavovich Zlochevsky , is in hiding and wanted for financial corruption in the Ukraine.

It will be interesting to see where Burisma will end up. Put all these things together with Biden's interest, involvement and focus on the importance of oil, and we have to ask if the alternative energy / environmental thing is just a distraction, while the real controlling issue is the oil.  That is where the money and power is. It would appear that oil is more important to Biden than alternative energy; but not so much when it comes to the oil in the U.S.  Actually this seems to be a quiet thing going on with others such as the Clintons, who have associations to oil and even Russian banks.  For instance, Hillary Clinton was accepting campaign donations for her 2016 campaign from a number of fossil fuel companies.  In addition the Clinton Foundation is believed to have had connections to Bursima.  Elizabeth Gore, Climate guy Al Gore's ex wife is also a lobbyist for an fracking company called WPX Energy.

(Note: 2016 Republican candidates also accepted campaign donations from oil and coal companies)

Another diabolical thing was how the globalist media outlets and even a Russian spy, referred to President Trump as a "Russian asset".  The two year Muller fiasco could not come up with that narrative as being factual.  However, we can see Biden actually reversing a Trump action that was hurting Russia, to assisting Putin into resuming their pipeline, while stopping ours.  Who really looks like a Russian asset here? Is it our economic and self dependence that are important to the Biden crowd, or is it in the interests of enemies of the United States?  Control the oil and you can control the economies and people of other nations.

Selling Out A Nation: Biden is like a Philistine in more than one way.

When you look at what Biden has been doing to undermine sovereignty and freedom in our country in a number of areas, we must ask;  can it be seen that there is a subtle move to make our country and more importantly, our military, dependent on foreign oil in the same manner that the Philistines made Israel dependent on them?  The Philistines took Israel's weapons, their protection and even the ability to use their agricultural and building tools to sustain their lives without Philistine consent.  Israel had to go to the Philistines to even have their life sustaining tools sharpened.  Do we want to go to Russia, or China for things necessary to our economy?  Someone wants us to.  It is, and has been, moving that way.  Actually, let's not forget about China.  They are probably the more dominate threat to the U.S. right now and Biden is not doing well with them either.  We have many puppets to China: businessmen and politicians and those in the health industry both in government and businesses.

Is this what seems to be the path here? The path here is moving to take our ability to defend ourselves by removing weapons and even the ability to have a military and citizens that someday might have to depend on an enemy for their oil to defend from that enemy?  It has been noted that when Putin has a dispute with a Russian oil dependent nation, he cuts off their supply until they comply to him.  Perhaps this was seen coming by Trump, but now could become a reality under the current White House and corrupt Congress, Senate, and global business moguls.  Biden cut off much of our internal natural gas source when he shut down the Keystone XL pipeline and other fracking related projects.  Question: Do we want to rely on a foreign enemy to supply this to us to keep us warm in winter?  Look what happened in just Texas with the freeze this past winter.  No energy source worked and some of the people almost did not make it.

I found an interesting 2015 article on the corrupt Babylonian spiritual led World Economic Forum website that illustrates the importance of being oil independent.  The article is how Isis took over the Syrian oil fields and by this, not only enriched themselves for their "Caliphate", but until President Trump defeated Isis in Syria in 2019, they also controlled the Syrian economy.  About this it says,

"For now, though, in Isis-controlled territory, the jihadis control the supply and there is no shortage of demand. “Everyone here needs diesel: for water, for farming, for hospitals, for offices. If diesel is cut off, there is no life here,” says a businessman who works near Aleppo. “Isis knows this [oil] is a winning card.”". Source:

Time to wake up and "blow the trumpet" on what is going on.  The Emperor AND his court have no clothes.  We must recognized evil for what it is and stop being fearful of speaking against it.  Do we trust God to do his thing?  Consider the following.

God Helped Israel In The Philistine Battle, But Not Against Babylon

Now in this time of Saul being anointed Israel's first king, God supernaturally defeated the Philistines despite Israel not being armed.  But later, God would say to Israel and their choosing the world above him, "Enough is enough!", and bring the Babylonians upon Israel because of their turning away from God. Like the Philistines did long before, the Babylonians also removed Israel's weapons and took the craftsmen and made them captive into Babylon.  Babylon appointed a vassal to oversee those who they did not exile into Babylon.  This was someone whom Babylon trusted would not revolt.

And how did Babylon take Israel for their final judgment of that time?

2 Kings 24:14, 16 says of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar

13 And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house, and he cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

"14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon."

The Babylonians had stopped Israel's economy in the siege of Jerusalem so they had no supplies to feed themselves with and then disarmed them into submission and made sure they could not make anymore weapons.  They sacked their economy by taking all of the treasuries of Israel into Babylon.  Again, another high price to pay for rejecting God.  Seventy years later Babylon was taken over by the Persians.  Israel were vassal states to them, then the Greeks, and finally the Romans, until they were no longer a nation until 1948 when God re-established them as a nation (not spiritually yet) in their own land in accordance with prophecy.  But.....

Babylon Rises Again; For The Last Time

As noted in other articles and as seen in the Bible, the one world government God referred to as Babylon was to come up again in power in the form of a one world religion, one world economic system, and a one world government.  The Babylonian system(s) never really were completely destroyed. Babylon exists at this very time and is gobbling up countries, peoples, and religions to its one world system all the time.  Until President Trump was elected and opposed this one world ideology and decided the United States should be sovereign, the globalist plan was subtly and secretly to most, moving along in America.  But, America, and really the entire world in its governments and most of its peoples, have rejected God, further enabling the last days system to rise up.

So now under Biden and the unseen powers moving him, the U.S. has reversed course and resumed the prophetical route of becoming subservient to the one world Babylonian system, it's religion, economics, and demonic leadership.  But, as noted in other articles, it is going to fail.

The Christian Response

Now what does the Word of God say about owning weapons and using them to protect yourself in these times and from this God orchestrated coming system?  Jesus acknowledged possessing weapons for protection among his disciples at the end of his ministry and time with him.  He is telling them that they had it fairly easy while he was with them, but things were now going to become difficult and they would see a need to defend themselves.

In Luke 22 we are told,

35 And He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?”

So they said, “Nothing.”

36 Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37 For I say to you that this which is written must still be [e]accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.”

38 So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.”

And He said to them, “It is enough. Luke 22:35-38

And we see that only in one instance was a sword used; not to defend one of the disciples, but to defend Jesus.  We are told in John 18 when the Pharisees came to arrest Jesus in Gethsemane,

10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”  John 18:10-11

The sword was wrongly used because (1) it opposed the will of God in that Jesus was to be taken into custody to fulfill prophecy and God's plan, and (2) Jesus could defend himself with the word of his mouth and destroy all of them if he chose (3) We are told we have weapons that are not of the flesh, but of the Spirit.  Christians; realize that we cannot fight a demonic spirit with a gun,

How could only two swords among twelve disciples be enough, especially since they would not travel all together anymore?  They would not be needed because God is the shield, the sword (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).  Actually we do not ever see in the Word where one of the disciples or apostles of Jesus ever drew a sword after his crucifixion.  What we do need to see though is that in the end, the Jews chose to save the insurrectionist Barabbas over Jesus.  Will it be the same today against the evil of these modern day Philistines and Babylonians?

So now today, we have a coming situation where we know this Babylonian system is to prevail on the entire earth for a short, but fearful seven years.  However, here is the separation between believers and non-believers.  The non-believers who don't want to lose their gun rights, nor their freedoms, probably do not even know about this coming evil and that it is being allowed by God because of this country, the world, and an apostate section of the church rejecting God and to deal with Israel.  Taking up arms to prevent God ordained prophetical things from happening is not going to stop the prophecies from coming about.

A few years ago in the height of the militia movement, they and many Second Amendment followers, had a mantra; "molon labe".  It is a Greek phrase used by the Spartans as defying an order for them to lay down their weapons.  It means "Come and take them".  It is still uttered today concerning the threats of gun control and there a numerous diverse logos proclaiming this. Now it may be that this gun takeover could be the situation.  And it may be that some tyrant leader will attempt to disarm 72 million people here and in other countries.  In this purposely set up Covid culture of "social distancing" (Isolation) and attempting to keep people separated, uniformed, scared and disorganized, perhaps it is possible.  After all, it does not appear that the U.S. is a force for anything in these last times in a prophetical sense.  God is removing its status for blessings.  Two major reasons on this come to mind.  The medical industry, with government approval, is killing God's children with abortion, and the government's and Biblically uneducated population rising anti-Israel attitudes and actions.  Curses come with both.  But there a many other things too.  Drugs, same sex marriage, the whole demonic anti-Bible gender / homosexuality issues, are just a few more examples of a nation turned from God.

But we, as Christians, should know the outcome of this system and the leaders and groups that are bringing it about.  Some of these leaders and groups knowingly know what they are doing, while many naively are in ignorance of what they are supporting.  For us, we should know that if God wanted to stop this one world order to happen, He would.  But for right now, it is a coming judgment on the world for rejecting God and his Son Jesus and his desire to provide an eternal salvation for those who would believe in his Word.

Can we still protect ourselves and our friends and families?  Yes.  But a time is coming when an AR15 and 390 million guns are not going to work.  Revelation 13:4 says of the ruler of the world during the Tribulation (anti-Christ)

So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”  Revelation 13:4

The answer to "Who is able to make war with him" is "no one now" but seen at the coming of Jesus with his Church, the believers, at the end of the 7 year Tribulation.  Jude tells us

14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”  Jude 14-15

And how did these "saints" get up to him so as to come back to him.  The pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church.

Consider the desolation of the earth during the Tribulation and what God says about the people in addition to Revelation 13:4

1I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and [g]behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the [h]moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky [i]receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

15 And the kings of the earth, the great men (merchants), the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand? Revelation 6:12-17

So the first answer to that question in verse 17 is, no one; that is no one who dwells on the earth.  But, the believers who love God with all their hearts, souls and minds, and who have not fallen into the apostasy of the corrupt ecumenical, progressive, Babylonian religious, economic and governmental systems; will not be subject to this wrath.  Like stated in the article on the Rapture, Revelation 3:7-12 says to the believing Christians,

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, [f]and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

10 Because you have kept [g]My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name."

And What Until Then?

It has been my assessment since observing the radicals on the Left side of the spectrum, that they are the ones who scream the loudest and have their rioting, protests and yelling tantrums until they intimidate the people so as to get their way.  You look at BLM, Antifa, and the anti-Israel pro socialist, pro Marxist "squad" in Congress, the gay / transgender activists, those of the "systemic race" mob and others .  They are a minority yet by their demonic actions and threats, they seem to be able to scream down the majority to silence through this, attempting to shame, and their violence. They truly remind me of the Philistines and their "champion" giant, Goliath who daily uttered taunts and threats against Israel and kept them in fear and inaction.  Until...

Outnumbered and outsized, but moved by God, David had enough of the obnoxious threats of the giant and his Philistine commanders.

1 Samuel 17:45-50 says,

"45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

49 Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David."

A Call To The Church

As believers in God this his how we are to be and act.  God does not need man's weapons to defeat his and the believer's enemies.  He will not give his glory to anything and anyone because he wants the believers and the whole world to know that he does not save with man's implements, but by His power.  The battles are His.  There was no sword in David's hand, but it was the power of God in the faith and belief of this person who refused to be intimidated by these "uncircumcised" Philistines.

It should be the same today with believers.  Until the church is taken up, and the Babylonian system of the Anti-Christ is set up, believers are supposed to be opposing these "uncircumcised" Philistines with the spiritual weapons God has given us.  Even if they do not listen!  To illustrate this, let us look at the example of the good King of Judah, Hezekiah as seen in 2Chronicles 29-30.

Hezekiah became King after his evil apostate father Ahaz had again turned Israel from following God.  As opposed to his father, the word tells us that "Hezekiah did right in the sight of the Lord according to all that his father David had done".  2 Chronicles 29:1.  He restored the true worship of God and removed all the false gods and religions out of the temple and more.  In 2 Chronicles 30 he does some things we need to pay attention to in these last days.

He not only repaired the temple and cleansed it, he restored the true priesthood and the Levitical Priests.  After this he put out a call to, not just Judah, but even to their wayward and sometimes enemy brethren, Israel, to come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover.

2 Chronicles 30:6-9 said

"6 Then the runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of the king: “Children of Israel, return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel; then He will return to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.

And do not be like your fathers and your brethren, who trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, so that He gave them up to desolation, as you see. Now do not be stiff-necked,[c] as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the Lord; and enter His sanctuary, which He has sanctified forever, and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of His wrath may turn away from you.

For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him.”

Today we are these runners.  Hezekiah's letters are like the Word of God we carry.  We are supposed to go out and tell people who don't know about God and to encourage those who have turned away, to turn their hearts back to him and away from the falsehoods permeating the church today.   The promise here to them is that IF they return, then God will even return to this "remnant"  as those who escaped the Syrians.  He warned them that they should not be like their apostate fathers, but now, reject their deceptive fallen ways, to now, yield to God so that they, as opposed to their fathers, may have the wrath of God removed from them.  Each of us has to make this assessment of ourselves too.

Now there is an interesting promise to those who do return; their own people and children would then be treated with compassion to the pointed they would be able, by God, to return to their own land.  Hezekiah repeats the condition of IF they return, noting God's compassion.  But not all was received well for it continues;

'10 So the runners passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun; but they laughed at them and mocked them.

 11 Nevertheless some from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. 12 Also the hand of God was on Judah to give them singleness of heart to obey the command of the king and the leaders, at the word of the Lord."

And so we even see that Paul warned in the last days there would be those who would mock God's runners (us) today with His letters (God's Word), just as there were mockers back then.  We are to bring this even to those who would be our enemies whether they listen or not, whether they mock or not, or yell and scream and taunt. The same goes for those who are in churches who follow the evilness of the demonic anti-Biblical government and false religious agendas.  However, like then there will still be those that will humble themselves and respond to the invitation from God to come to his sanctuary and partake of His salvation, His Passover as in our example.

Did those returning for the Passover have it all correct?   No, for not even all the priests and Levites had cleansed themselves and were ashamed in this great assembly to the Lord.  But God....

"18 For a multitude of the people, many from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the good Lord provide atonement for everyone 19 who prepares his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.” 20 And the Lord listened to Hezekiah and healed the people."

Listen To The Invitation

If you are not a born again believer and follower of Jesus, or one who may fit in with agreeing with the people or things of evil pointed out in this article, then it is now time for you to take this seriously.  If you are one of those who are noted in this article, you should listen and check these things yourself.  I does not matter if you believe these prophecies are going to happen or not; they will happen in spite of unbelief.  The time is short.  The Passover that Hezekiah started was made in haste and with urgency.  It is the same today.  There is an urgency to respond in haste.  Why?

The Word tells us that in the prophetical timeline of things in the last days, the taking of the believers up to Christ (the Rapture) out of the destruction, will be the next sudden unannounced event that will happen (Revelation 3:7-13).  This will be followed by the rule of the anti-Christ and the Tribulation Period that we do not wish to be upon anyone.

If these government leaders and others in their court or out of it, do not turn to God through Jesus and his free salvation, (pray for them) they will be participants in the Tribulation Period when all of this will take place.  And that is a real bad thing for them and anyone who is a lover of this self seeking of money and power at the expense of a country and even the world, and whom has rejected a free gift of salvation from God and his Son, Jesus.

The guns, the economy and the freedoms we have now, will go.  Contrary to the lie, we will not be returning to "normal", or like it was pre-Covide. You don't want to be the mockers as were seen who rejected the invitation of King Hezekiah, nor as the mockers of these last days who reject the final King; Jesus.

Want to learn more? Here is a place to start.

The ABCs of Salvation

Some people think a personal relationship with God is something only theologians can comprehend. Actually, God’s plan of salvation is simple enough for everyone to understand. Here are the ABCs of salvation.


Admit to God that you are a sinner. All persons need salvation. Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God’s authority over our lives. Everyone who does not live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Since none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Rom. 3:10-18).The result of sin is spiritual death (Rom. 6:23). Spiritual death means eternal separation from God. By God’s perfect standard we are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin, which is separation from God. Admitting that you are a sinner and separated from God is the first step of repentance, which is turning from sin and self and turning toward God.


Believe in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and receive Jesus’ gift of forgiveness from sin. God loves each of us. God offers us salvation. Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us. In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).


Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others. After you have received Jesus

Christ into your life, share your decision with another person. Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision. Following Christ’s example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10).

Then take the time to learn from, and of God.  Study the Bible.  Get a New King James, New American Standard, or a King James version to begin your study.  The first two are easier reading.  The King James has more word study materials with it but the old language may be a little harder to read.