In reading these passages from 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 today I was struck by two images the verses evoked. The first is the veil. The second is the phrase ‘where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” I’ll explain, but first please read the verses:
“But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. …”
“Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
There is much spiritual meat here. Praise His name! But the focus today is the veil and mirror. We are in the end times. We know that at the time of the very end there will be a one world dictator in control of the currency, economy, religion, and politics of the entire globe. This is the antichrist. The time prior to the antichrist is characterized by shrinking; shrinking economy, shrinking currency, shrinking spheres of influence for formerly powerful nations, shrinking amount of people who wield power; all aimed toward the moment when the shrinking will have been reduced to only one power-wielder.
Lately there has been intense interest in two of the shadowy organizations that people give credit to wielding incredible power and who use it to manipulate the currency and the economy: the Illuminati and the Freemasons. ‘Illuminati’ is a term defined in Wikipedia as “a purported conspiratorial organization which acts as a shadowy “power behind the throne,” allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and corporations, usually as a modern incarnation or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati. In this context, Illuminati is often used in reference to a New World Order (NWO). Many conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati are the masterminds behind events that will lead to the establishment of such a New World Order. Conspiracy theorists have long associated Freemasonry with the New World Order and the Illuminati, and state that Freemasonry as an organization is either bent on world domination or already secretly in control of world politics.”
Now to the ‘conspiracy theorists’ credit, it is a fact that someone had to lobby Woodrow Wilson in passing the Federal Reserve Act, establishing the hated private bank that Thomas Jefferson said would ruin us. And there is a gaggle of men who own that bank, the list of which is secret. It’s true that the members of the Fed wield extraordinary power and manipulate the US economy with impunity. Is there a power behind the Fed who controls the Fed? Some say yes, the Council for Foreign Relations. And is there a power behind that group, manipulating the CFR? Some say yes, The Bilderbergs. Is there a power behind the Bilderbergs, controlling them? Yes, the Illuminati. It goes on and on and on. It is a hall of mirrors. You can search and search and look and look but you will never know the real reflections nor ever see the real thing. They are all shadowy men. And that’s for a reason.
Because, there IS a power behind the throne. The bible speaks of the prince of Persia, (Daniel 10:13) evidently a fallen angel working under the direction of Satan who operates as the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). The prince of Persia withstood the messenger angel for twenty-one days before the angel could get away and assist Daniel. In Ezekiel 28:12 – 19 we read of the King of Tyre, which really is the power behind the throne of Tyre (Lebanon) in this case, is actually satan.
There IS power behind the throne and those are the fallen angels who are given permission by God to influence these powerful men, leaders, and elected officials.
Chasing the Illuminati and Freemasons et al is in effect chasing satan. In chasing the Illuminati and the Freemasons and the other shadowy organizations, we get trapped in a hall of mirrors with reflections of the evil fallen angels dancing from mirror to mirror. Pursuing the Illuminati, even in thought, is pointless. We already know that satan influences some of earth’s leaders. Does it matter that we know who these Bilderbergs are and what they plan? We know who the power is behind the throne. We know that there will be a New World Order. We know that prayer is the most effective weapon. We know God wins. Isn’t that enough?
We have a choice on what to watch on television and where to put our energy and resources. We can pursue the shadows in a never-ending pursuit or we can remember we have had the veil lifted from our face and the glory is in Jesus. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” How wonderful! How great!
‘Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’ We can spend time and energy with veiled eyes pursuing the endless mirror of the Illuminati/Masons/Bilderbergs, or we can remember the veil is taken away in Christ!