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Part I

Why Is Our Text Mentioned
Under the Sixth Seal?

What Do We Know
about the "Four Winds"?

Part II

"I Have Spread You Abroad"

"Four Winds of Heaven"

Zechariah 6
Spirit World's Influence in Religion

Part III

Daniel's "Four Winds" Abated

The Rulers of Darkness

"Four Corners of the Earth"

Great World Religions

Why "Winds of Earth"
Instead of "Heaven"?

Part IV


A Church Pulled in All Directions

Identifying the
"Four Winds of Earth"

The Piggyback Globalists

Part V

What or Who are the "Four Angels"
Holding the "Winds"?

"Till We Have Sealed the
Servants of Our God"

"Sealing" the Saints

Part VI

"Dragon, Beast and False Prophet"
Revelation 16

Last Plague Poured Out on  the "Air"

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Part III

Daniel’s "Four Winds" Abated

   Going back to Daniel seven, we found the "four winds of heaven" striving upon the sea (the restless masses). They seem to have been placated when the four universal empires came forth successively.
    We gather from this that the "four winds of heaven" represent divisions in the evil spirit world. Like Satan, they want a kingdom and power and glory. It is reasonable to assume these segments of evil spirits had a hand in false religions in the first three world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece, with Satan taking full command of Rome and particularly the "little horn" of Daniel eight.

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Four World Empires

Lion [Babylon] Bear [Medo-Persia]
Leopard [Greece] Dreadful Beast [Rome]

     Hence, false religions abounded in these world empires.
    In Babylon, the demons created another form of idolatry with the golden image that was set up in the plain of Dura. It was intended to entrap and destroy those who worshipped the true God. This may picture the "image of the beast" in Revelation 13:15. We know the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The spirit world was very active in false religion and tried to prevent worship of the true God.

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Apostle Paul
Preaching at Athens

Medo-Persia and Greece also continued the growth of false gods and religions.

Rome followed with some three thousand gods and one extra to the "Unknown God" that Paul spoke about on Mars Hill.

Later, under Constantine, the multitudinous gods were jilted for state-run Christianity.

    Then the "little horn" of Daniel emerged. Satan, who controlled Rome, decided to put a little distance between him and the false gods. After all, Jesus had said, "No man can serve two masters." How much less all kinds of gods. Satan’s masterpiece was to make Christianity into a counterfeit kingdom of God.
    We see, therefore, how the "FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN" were kept from creating havoc on the "sea" class by being allowed expression in the world empires. By engaging the demons in false world religions, even when the universal empires fell, the evil spirits were allowed to continue exercising influence over the same segments of society as previously. In this way they were placated from raging into a whirlwind.

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The Rulers of Darkness

    Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12:

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

    It does not take too much imagination to see the "evil spirit world" in all of this. Controlling the minds of men to ingratiate their power lust and their desire for glory are very much a part of the spirit world’s agenda.

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"Four Corners of the Earth"
Revelation 7:1

    The world is shaping up into the following four quarters or segments of world power. The following observation is tentative and needs to be watched carefully to see how these "winds" will be unleashed in whirlwind strength.

(1) There are capitalistic forces in alleged Christian nations such as Europe and USA, which are trying to form a community of nations with Canada, Mexico and South America.

(2) There is also the Far Eastern Block of nations of India, Japan, etc., (Hindu, Shinto, etc.) with republican representative forms of government.

(3) There are the anti-imperialistic forces as in the Middle East and Africa.

(4) There is the Eastern Block (Humanists, Pagans) under Russia (now the Commonwealth of Russia), China, North Korea, etc.

    The "four winds of heaven" are again striving and vying for control of these four segments of society. Each wind desires dominance in world government. Just as in Daniel, these "four winds" strove for control with some sort of compromise averting a whirlwind.
    Now the world is more complicated by finance, technology, science, industry and military power. Compromises are more difficult. There are other players in the world arena, but apparently the same "four winds of heaven" are at work again, only more refined and sharply honed, seeking for dominance in world power.

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What are the "Four Winds of Earth"?
Revelation 7:1

    Why the switch of metaphor from "four winds of heaven" in Daniel to the "four winds of the earth" in Revelation? It is not an insignificant difference. 
    The difference is not so much in the "winds," but the way in which they are directed, whether toward the mental processes which we call spiritual, or whether the winds are trying to influence and control the earth (the social order).
    We believe the "winds of heaven" are the spirit world’s involvement in false religions. This, then, becomes a tool to exercise spiritual control over the minds of people.

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We know of Baal, Moloch, Astoreth, Bel, Diana, Thor, Anu, Enlil, Ea Tiamat, Nannar, Istar, Venus, Shamash, Adad and the list could go on and on.

Some of these gods were worshipped in many nations and cultures. Some simply had a different name in one country than the other. But always these false gods were tools to control the minds of people.

They all thrived on darkness and were generally very cruel without regard for human suffering.

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Great World Religions

    Today there are the great world religions which are more than metal or stone idols. They are formed into world religions such as Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhists, Brahman, Shinto, and now New Age and the like which control and subjugate countless millions of earth. False religions, present and past, make up the "winds of heaven."
    When Montezuma was crowned King, he had 5,000 people sacrificed. That was a part of the festivities.
    In pre-Columbian Latin America, 50,000 people were garroted and eviscerated on the same day and in the same place. That is how the demon-gods were assuaged.
    The Ottoman Turks attempted to liquidate all Armenians
no doubt, for the praise of Islam’s Allah.
    Even in our time, there was the final solution of the Jews in which almost five million innocents were incinerated, if not with the cooperation of the Christian churches, at least with their consent. The Western world knew what was happening, but made no attempt to bomb the railroad bridges or the crematoriums.
    The list could go on and on in a hall of shame, which traces man’s inhumanity to man, most often controlled by religions which in turn were controlled by demons or Satan.

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Why are they "Winds of Earth"
Instead of "Heaven"?

   Paul warned against being "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." Ephesians 4:14
   When these "winds" blow in the spiritual realm, they are "winds of heaven." 
   When the "winds" blow to control earthly or civil matters, they are "winds of earth."
    In other words,
when religious teachings are calculated to motivate world politics, to influence the social order, they cease to be "heaven" winds and become "earth" oriented.


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