The Third Way Part II
he political dialectic that began so many centuries
ago is about to come to fruition, and the world government of the
Antichrist is very close to being enthroned. The prophet Daniel, in his 11th chapter, was provided with a lengthy "roadmap" which carries
a step by step sequence of the rise of the two spheres of political power
in the end times in the form of the kings of the North and South.
What is particularly intriguing about this passage is
the subtlety in which the third way is introduced. It has
long been established that the dialectic has been in use for centuries
before the procedure was ever named. Although the German philosopher
Georg Hegel popularized the formula to the degree that it is now
commonly named after him in the phrase the Hegelian Dialectic, the
process has been utilized since the Garden of Eden.
It is a relatively simple formula. Two opposing points
of view conflict until they produce a synthesis. It's
usually thought of as thesis + antithesis = synthesis, and although
many believe there is a conscious conspiracy of conniving globalist
leaders that have thoroughly choreographed the military collision that is
about to occur, the Bible tells us these things come from the realm
of the spirit:
"...we look not at the things which are seen, but at
the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen are eternal" (II Corinthians 4:18).
Those same scriptures tell us our enemy is not flesh
and blood. Thus, as we encounter the conspiracies of our time, it is
very important that we remember the real source of our opposition is found
in the "spiritual wickedness" that is in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Indeed, when we misdiagnose the source of our enemy's power, we are
also failing to fight these battles with the appropriate weapons.
The fact is, all men are being
manipulated by "the rulers of the darkness of this world" (Ephesians
6:12), and the scriptures even speak tell us that those that have given
themselves over to evil, will deteriorate as they are in the process of "deceving"
others. Thus, we must recognize that the two factions that
presently dominate the world, which we recognize as the Northern
industrial/financial power pitted against the Southern socialist/populist
power, are both themselves caught in the devil's dialectic.
Daniel's war between the Northern king (the USA
and the G8) against the Southern king (the OPEC/Socialist
Islamist/developing nations coalition) in chapter 11 has been engineered
to produce the Third Way -- a seemingly sensible compromise
between the two as personified by world democracy under the
auspices of the United Nations.
A careful examination of the scriptures will plainly
demonstrate that Hegel did not invent the dialectic, the devil
did, and although the famous philosopher taught the system to his own
eternal detriment, he himself was deceived. Utilized by the serpent in the
garden in his interaction with Eve, the synthesis of the two
positions -- the LORD's absolute promise that you'll die if you eat the
forbidden fruit versus the serpent's diametrically opposite statement that
`ye won't die,' the synthesis was that "the woman saw
that the tree was good for food" (Genesis 3:6).
This was the Third Way -- a compromise between
the two perspectives. Since that time, our world has produced millions of
variations on this "third way" -- the synthesis of two opposing
polarities. Incredibly, even the two final political positions are
detailed in the Bible. For instance, the red horse of Revelation
6:4 may be demonstrated to be the explosion of communism, and it is
synonymous with the bear symbol in Daniel 7: 5 (obviously Russia).
Significantly, this era was followed by the
black horse of Revelation 6:5 which history records was the response
to communism, the fascism of Germany's Nazis, synonymous with the
leopard symbol of Daniel 7:6. The collision of communism and
fascism is still occurring -- except it is now on a global basis,
and Daniel has it divided along a North versus South demarcation point.
This triangular pattern of the dialectic
(thesis, antithesis, synthesis) is actually seen in the finale in
Revelation where John see "three unclean spirits" that
"go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather
them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty" (Revelation 16:14).
Another round of war is inevitable, and as I previously
noted, "evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse" (II Timothy
3:13), the scope of the tragedy of man's efforts can only escalate all the
way to Armageddon. The sad truth is, when men accept the
Third Way, they are only moving down the spiritually deceptive
road that they can ever produce a resolution to man's millennia old
dilemma apart from the LORD Jesus Christ.
Now that we've had the first two world wars that were
generated with this same formula, and the nations have aligned along the
North - South axis that Daniel tells us will precede the Antichrist
government, it won't be long now before the third world war occurs.
And out of the rubble of that global devastation will come the Third
Way of the Beast and his ten king confederation.
October 3 2005 -- James Lloyd
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