TABLE OF CONTENTS
Why Is Our Text
Under the Sixth Seal?
What Do We Know
"I Have Spread You Abroad"
"Four Winds of Heaven"
Influence in Religion
Daniel's "Four Winds" Abated
The Rulers of Darkness
"Four Corners of the Earth"
Great World Religions
Why "Winds of Earth"
Instead of "Heaven"?
THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD
A Church Pulled in All Directions
The Piggyback Globalists
Who are the "Four
Holding the "Winds"?
"Till We Have Sealed the
Servants of Our God
"Sealing" the Saints
"Dragon, Beast and False
Last Plague Poured Out
on the "Air"
THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD
Pope John Paul II versus Russia
And the West for Control of the
New World Order
By Malachi Martin
Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit and professor at the
Vaticans Pontifical Biblical Institute, writes about the Catholic Church and the
present pope. Malachi Martin is a consummate insider in the Vatican and one of its
In his book, he takes us inside the Vatican and gives us a view from Pope John Paul IIs eyes.
This refers to the Polish Pope Karol Wojtyla.
This book is quite informative.
A Church Pulled in All Directions
When Wojtyla came to power, there were forces (evil
spirits) at work wrenching the
Catholic Church in all directions. Units within the church, calling themselves the
"American Church," the "French Church," the "German Church,"
"Women—Church," the "Homosexual Church," the "Liberation
Church," and so on (p. 86).
Being a big church makes for big problems. Behind this monolithic
structure are powerful forces that would move the church in various directions to fulfill
the whims or desires of certain classes. How do you keep everybody happy and from jumping
over the tracks? It is not easy to do.
Pope John Paul II
When Wojtyla took office, everybody thought that he would turn his attention to all the
contentious fragments of the church and try to use the "keys of Peter" to lay
down the law to his troops and end the internal hemorrhaging.
It is logical for the physician to first heal himself before he turns
to heal the world of its ills.
Wojtyla had other priorities. He became a contradiction and an enigma
to his friends and foes alike.
Martin says, "What lay at the heart of that towering dimension
of John Pauls vision of the near future that so many would have given so much to
fathom? A vision of his own about the way our human affairs would go in the not distant
future. From the moment John Paul answered yes to the ritual Conclave question
will you accept the papacy? asked of him in 1978, he placed everything that
had been entrusted to him as Pope on the line in his decision to enter that same
grand-scale, winner take-all competition" (p. 87).
Wojtyla was not going to address the internal conflicts of the church,
but he was going after the geopolitical world to fashion it as his vision led him. He
believed he was being guided even as Constantine was, when under the cross he was told
"by this sign conquer."
The "winner take all" philosophy is simply this: Once you
have established yourself in the political scheme of things, particularly in the New World
order, then you can easily take care of religious matters. Once you are seated on top of
the political hill, you can then line up the opposing forces within the church and those
outside of the church. Then they will listen. Nothing succeeds like success. And nothing succeeds without power.
Wojtyla and his successors know they cannot heal the internal problems facing the church
unless they position themselves in political power on a world scale. Once
one has that
position, then he can speak with all the weight of authority to those pulling the church
apart within and those hostile to the church without. In essence, while
the Pope claims the
authority of Peter, he knows that doesnt play well without political power. Once
enthroned in power, then his claim to have the "keys of Peter" is suddenly more
believable. That is the popes and his successors game plan in world affairs.
THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD goes into a lengthy
description of Pope Wojtylas involvement on the geopolitical scene. Needless to say,
it is very informative. Without the time or desire to get involved in the geopolitical
movements of Wojtyla, suffice it to say he is known as the socialist pope.
The popes lengthy review of world ills might very well parallel
the writings contained in THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
They both speak of world poverty and lay blame on the Western World.
In THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD, there are two chapters on
The Morality of Nations: Rich Man, Poor Man ... Beggar man, Thief. You guessed it; the
Western World is cast in the role as a thief and the have-not nations as
The present pope speaks out for the poor and underprivileged of the world in no uncertain
He asks the Western nations to cease getting things for the cheapest price they can
extract and to pay the have-not nations a just price for their resources.
Contrary to church history, when the church lived
deliciously with the "kings of the earth," we see this pope making "sweet
music" to all the oppressed and poor people of earth.
Identifying the "Four Winds
They are called the "The powers of the air—the fallen
angels, who have been under the control of Satan" (Reprint 5470:1; 5318:4; 4880:6;
4822:6; QUESTION BOOK 737:3; 623:4). When they are fully loosed, they will
constitute the "whirlwind" which will take Elijah to heaven (Reprint
4822:6). Wars, violence, strife, and anarchy are also descriptive of what it
will be like when the "four winds" are released.
We have to keep in mind that there are two sides of the coin here. One
side, the demons and their false teachings being placated as they see progress in reaching
their goals, and the other side, the desperation and anger which will occur when they see
their cause is going down in defeat.
When they perceive they are going down, then the losers
will turn their energies for
destruction, that is when the "whirlwind" occurs. As long as they perceive they
are making some progress in grabbing power and influence in world affairs, they will not
explode into "whirlwind" violence.
The Pastor did make some projections as in Reprint 5753:2 that "the present European
war is the letting loose of the four winds." Because he believed the end was
very near at the time, he felt his task was to look at all possibilities. However, he
always tied the "loosing" to the "sealing of the saints," and hence,
looking back we have no reason to believe the 144,000 were "sealed" back there.
If so, most of us could not be of the "Little Flock."
QUESTION BOOK, p. 738:T, Bro. Russell says: "The wind has not yet
been allowed to blow, the great storm which they willingly would brew has not yet been
allowed to come to pass, and will not be allowed to come to pass until the 144,000
shall have been sealed in their foreheads."
We cannot bring Bro. Russells evaluation to
present circumstances, so we must see what forces are at work in the world today.
The "four angels" being held back are labeled certain failure.
As long as the "four winds" are having some success, they will be
restrained. When failure is certain, they have nothing to lose and will
explode, hoping to take everyone down with them.
The Piggyback Globalists
Endeavoring to Influence the
Open Christian World
THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD John Paul identifies three
groups which threaten the Western Christian World: the Humanists, the Mega-Religionists and the New
Agers (Eastern religions).
The Mega-Religionists was first formed in 1893. It started with the
Parliament of World Religions which Bro. Russell reports on in
THE BATTLE OF
ARMAGEDDON, p. 182.
These are three religious forces that are trying to
penetrate Satan's Western Christian world to weaken it. However, unlike
the old days of colonial empires, when armies and navies were used to go forth into the
world, by way of contrast, these
mind-controlling forces ride piggyback on the structural setups of everyone elses
organization, "whispering sweet universalisms into the ears of their leaders and
adherents" (p. 292-3).
(1) Humanism (Paganism)
siren call is not to be holy, but to be happy. It flourishes in Western
schools to sabotage Christianity. "In the certainty that all the glory
of life is right here, and right now." "It is directed against any notion of
divinity that does not make God an integral part of this exclusive human cosmos. Beings
loosely called spirits or devils or devas are not necessarily excluded. In fact, they are
essential to New Agers. But because they, too, are conceived as constituent parts of
mans universe, they are tolerated even by Humanists." (p. 294)
The Humanist (Pagan) religion is one part of the
evil spirit world. This book shows how John Dewey started the concept that human perfection is to
be attained by human efforts in this cosmos. Paul Kurtz went further, saying, "It is
not liquidation the Humanists should seek, but the transformation, control, and direction
of all associations and institutions.... This is the purpose and the program of
Humanism." (p. 295)
This started humanists on the way to taking over
the educational systems, the courts, and all institutions they could
take over in the Western World, even as it had taken over the Communist
Humanists use piggyback tactics to promote their revolution—"through public education; federal, state and municipal administrations; publicity,
advertising and entertainment; churches, cultural and political associations, colleges and
universities. Nothing could be exempt" (p. 295).
John Paul read and reread the Humanist Magazine, which said, "The classroom must and
will become the area of combat between the rotting corpse of Christianity ... and the new
faith of Humanism."
Clearly this was an attempt to weaken the
Christian forces of the Western world.
"There are over 60 Humanist organizations, bloodlessly and
carefully flourishing in 23 countries. Humanist forces are blowing in all four "winds
of earth." (p. 295)
Humanist agendas in an open Western society have
gained ground and are calculated to weaken Christian influences. It has
little effect on the Islam world that is very closed.
Humanists have a respectable sixty or so groups around the world, the Mega-Religionists
have some five hundred. Take their ability to ride piggyback on the structural setups of
governments, religions and associations already in place around the world. Where the
Humanists must seek the control and direction of such institutions in the best way they
can, Mega-Religionists are very often expected to—and do—control and direct those
institutions as a matter of course." (p. 297)
A list is given of some of the Mega-Religionists' beautiful people in
this world: Yehudi Menuhin, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, Henry R. Luce,
George Meany, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Pierre Trudeau, Robert McNamara,
John D. Rockefeller," etc. p. 298.
The Mega-Religionists serve two purposes.
(1) To keep the five thousand world religions
pacified or at least from going after each other's throats. Religions
are nasty and brutal forces in this world. Hence an extravagant effort
is put forward to homogenize religion to make it less explosive. Mostly
in Western culture where it is permitted freedom it serves to weaken the
Christian influences in the world.
(2) By pushing pluralism in religion it prevents
Christian forces from controlling civil institutions such as schools,
courts, etc., which they once did control.
Quoting further: "Humanists are still preoccupied with
what they call the bane of religion. The Mega-Religionist mind, by contrast,
is devoted to the proposition that comfort is not always as exclusively physical as
Humanists like to insist. Religion, too, is essential to the comfort of human
civilization, and to the comfort of its differing cultures. Its just that separate
religions are neither necessary nor desirable. In fact, for the sake of peace, all
religions must fuse into one great religion—one Mega-religion—as quickly and painless as
possible." (p. 298)
The Mega-religionists want all religious groups to pull for one world
government in a united front. It knows it is virtually impossible to
harmonize all the religions, but by this pretense it weakens the bid of
the Western Christian world to control the governments of earth. It has
succeeded in robbing the churches from control over many institutions
they once dominated.
The recent gathering in 1993, on the 100th anniversary of world
religions held in Chicago, is a part of this Mega-Religion replay of the 1893 conference
Bro. Russell wrote about as aforementioned. After 100 years, we saw how far
Mega-Religion has penetrated the religious thought and the world order.
Pope John Paul realizes these forces have penetrated deeply into the
churches, deeply weakening the Catholic Church—about which he is not very happy.
It clearly is a thorn in the side of the Christian churches. Everyone
knows you cannot homogenize all world religions and sterilize their
hostile intentions, but in pretending to do so, it relegates the once
powerful churches into just one of many religions—a very successful
(3) New Age
Unlike the Humanists or the Mega-Religionists, they have no geopolitical power
groups and not much glitter to speak of. Their success is proof of its appeal to the
John Paul says if "it ever came to a contest between the
Humanists, the Mega-Religionists and the New Agers, New Age would win the prize for riding
atop everyone elses organizational systems, and co-opting the members of those
organizations into the quest for the mystically material glory of the New Age."
The first point of the New Age is:
"There is no reality
beyond this world. No cheating and no pretending. Everything ... is exclusively human [not
too different from the Humanists]."
The second principle is even more important than the first.
It teaches man is an "animal evolving on an upward curve of
increasing, all-inclusive perfecting that will result, very soon now, in millennial
conditions for humankind."
The Roman Church has within it New Agers as well as
Mega-Religionists. Roman Catholic New Ager, Matthew Fox, quoting a witch named Starhawk,
said, "The New Age will be one in which no one is ruled or ruler, where no promise of
Heaven offers us false compensation for our present pain, but where we tend together the
earths living, fruitful flesh." (p. 307)
According to the Catholic estimate, the New Agers number in the hundreds
of millions and are sprouting like mushrooms in the Western world, but also among the
Chinese, the Japanese, the Indians and the Africans.
The Humanists and the Mega-Religionists tend to appeal to the middle
and upper-middle classes. The New Agers seem to have something for everyone.
The free Western Christian world is perfect for spreading New Age
religion because unlike the Muslim world where all freedom is
prohibited, the Christian world is open to anything and everything. This
is an evil force weakening the Christian churches' influence. Keep in
mind that Satan has been the creator of the World Christian Churches as
a power in the earth. Hence, the demons in attacking the Christian
forces are weakening his kingdom.
The above three categories are all out to contain
and weaken the Roman church and main-line Protestants. On the cover of
THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD it says, "Pope John Paul II
versus Russia and the West for control of the New World Order." As this book portrays,
the contestants in the struggle for global domination is real.
According to Wojtyla, to make a long story short, all the players will ultimately fail to
attain the global aspirations they seek and in the end the Roman Church (and it might be
surmised that will include those mainline churches in its circle) will prevail, because
the pope holds the "keys of Peter" and divine providence will intervene in the
ultimate success of the church.
He also bases this on the last vision of Fatima which forecasts the
troubled times through which the church would pass until it is at last vindicated.
Of course, we have another view here. Whatever solace the thought of
having Peters keys may bring them, we hold they shall be very disappointed when they
open the box to secure the keys, they will not find them there. Christ has them and always
will have them.
The mainline churches still believe they have a mission to establish
Gods Kingdom on earth, and their cry is the "Kingdom Now."
The four possible identities of the "four
winds" blowing toward the "earth" are the Christian Western
World, the Far Eastern world (Hindu, Shinto, New Age, etc.), the Muslim
World (Islam religion) and the Humanist World (communists,
direction of all these religious powers is not just religion for religion's sake, but
rather a global scheme to dominate the civil quarters of the earth in its New World order. All of these forces
are awake and active in endeavoring to grab control of the world.