There is nothing new about the New World Order. It is in fact an ancient conspiracy. The roots of today's New World Order go back to the Tower of Babel. The Bible refers to this conspiracy by the names Mystery Babylon and the Mystery of Iniquity.
The Greek word translated mystery (musterion) often was used in reference to secret societies. The Bible also speaks of the mystery of iniquity in reference to the rise of the coming world dictator, commonly called the Antichrist. There is a secret society of evil that gives rise to the Antichrist. The only way inside these secret societies is to be initiated into the mysteries.
When Noah left the ark in the mountains of Ararat, the human race began by repopulating Turkey. As the populations grew, the human race moved westward (“From the east”) along the Tigris-Euphrates River valley until they reached the northern part of the Mesopotamian valley. From there they migrated towards Sumer (Shinar). There they built the Tower of Babel to promote the religious-political system of Mystery Babylon. Most scholars believe that the Tower of Babel was a Ziggurat- a religious temple10. The Genesis account of this tower was that it was done to glorify man.
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.” Genesis 11:1-7 KJV
The purpose of setting up the tower was to prevent people from being scattered across the face of the earth. This was not intended to keep people in the valley but to insure that, as the human race expanded and filled the earth, that they would not split into different groups but would be united under the religious and political power of the Babel system. This religious-political power was man's attempt to set themselves up as god on earth. What does a tower have to do with this? They thought they could access the divine power by building a physical tower that could reach unto heaven.
They were also setting a global identity for all people. They wanted people to define themselves in terms of that tower and the religious-political system it represents. Even today people define themselves and their allegiance in terms of names. National names like “American” and “German” define national allegiances. Name is often synonymous with authority. We can see this in Esther 8:8-10. Even today, the name carries authority in seals and signatures on legal documents. Setting up the Tower of Babel as a global religious-political identity was in effect a scheme to put everyone in the world under the authority of this system.
They were attempting to set up man as God through this religious- political system and put every man, woman, and child on earth in subject to this government that claimed to be God. The goal of this is that each individual would identify himself or herself as belonging to Mystery Babylon rather than the true Creator.
At the heart of ancient Babylonian mystery religion is a ritual that the ancient Greeks referred to as heiros gamos11. This ritual was believed to help increase fertility among people, crops, and animals. A temple priestess, who represented the great mother goddess, would have sex with the king. The king represented either the father sky-god or some agricultural god. The head of state, then, has intercourse with the head of nature. Socialism and Fascism are nothing new, but have their roots in ancient Babylonian religion. Ancient Babylonians believed that the answer of all problems lie in state action. According to the heiros gamos ritual, the key to economic productivity was the state having sexual intercourse with nature.
God saw this as rebellion against Him and specifically as an attempt by man to set up this system, and specifically the state, as God. There was a conversation within the Trinity about this. God said “Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” He responded by confusing their language, forcing a division to prevent the creation of this global idolatry and global dictatorship.
The confusion of languages, however, did not kill the cult. This secret cult spread wherever the different nations of people went and evolved to fit the differing cultures.
These secret societies exerted influence in the empires they were in. Operatives of Mystery Babylon had key positions in government, culture and business in these empires. As one empire was conquered by another in the succession of the seven heads of the beast many operatives of Mystery Babylon simply rolled over their operations into the new empire and gained key positions there. Thus the cult of Mystery Babylon is the continuity or the spirit behind all seven of the empire-heads of the Beast. The Bible also refers to this common spirit as the mystery of iniquity. God spoke to Paul during the time of the Roman Empire about the Mystery of Iniquity. We can read this in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
“Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 KJV
What this passage is saying is that the forces that bring forth the antichrist are already at work as a musterion or secret cult. They were at work from Babel to the current New World Order.
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