So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the West, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
This Scripture may be a prophecy of the Church in America. Church history records that during the past two centuries, most missionaries and their funding have come “from the west,” which has resulted in our Savior’s “glory [being seen in the east] from the rising of the sun.” To date, no nation but America has accomplished the “great commission” on this large a scale.
In Hebrew, the phrase “lift up a standard” can be translated “put to flight.” God’s Word has always been the standard that put the enemy to flight. “Enemy” can be translated “adversary.” Satan is also translated “adversary.” He is the enemy of the Church who is put to flight by the preaching of the gospel.
In Scripture, when a direction on the compass is given, its reference point is usually Jerusalem. Therefore, the direction “west” carries the idea of “extreme west,” for it can be translated “the region of the evening sun.” West, from the vantage point of Jerusalem, is Europe and finally America.
History records that the “standard” lifted up in the “west” was the gospel of Christ preached by the evangelical Church. History also records that the enemy (Satan) employed the use of western government to openly persecute the Church — first the Roman Empire, then the Holy Roman Empire. Christians fleeing the latter persecution settled America.
When Satan followed the Church to America, he could not persecute Her through government, because our Constitution provided freedom of religion. Hence he went underground in the form of secret societies to infiltrate our government and churches. Eventually he would have the Constitution reinterpreted by a Supreme Court stacked with Masons, which did occur in 1962. That year six of our nine High Court justices ruled that our Constitution “implied” separation of church and state. All six were Masons.
Meanwhile, Isaiah 59:19 was fulfilled in America by the preaching of the gospel during three Great Awakenings.
First Great Awakening
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood…”
God first lifted up His standard of evangelism in America in 1739, nine years after the first Masonic Lodge was planted on our soil. For the next decade George Whitefield (1714-1770) became a popular preacher in both England and America. With the Wesley brothers, he worked for revival in the church. His preaching tours in America helped kindle the First Great Awakening.
During that same period, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), a Congregational minister, became one of the most influential theologians and evangelists in American history. His preaching was an important factor in the Great Awakening in New England. As the most learned scholar of his generation, Edwards became president of a college known today as Princeton University.
So powerful were these revivals that by the time our constitution was written and passed by Congress in 1787, two-thirds of the three million citizens in the United States were professing Christians.
Where Christ’s Standard is Lifted Up
When a democratic nation is dominated by a majority of citizens who are Bible-believing and Spirit-led Christians, pagans work their mystic arts in secret. And so it was in early America following the First Great Awakening. Christians controlled the vote. Therefore, biblical standards were written into our civil laws. As a consequence, illuminated Freemasonry was compelled to commence its anti-Christian program for America more slowly than the 33rd degree Supreme Council desired.
Previous evidence submitted and subsequent evidence will reveal that the Masonic conspiracy took the following three phases: (1) the Constitution of the United States of America was written as a wholly deistic instrument; (2) Masons would hold every political post of importance in the budding federal, state, and local governments; and (3) Freemasonry would take over all media resources. This not only would include the press, but schools and pulpits as well. By 1826, Masons dominated the majority of these positions and were ready to broadcast their successes.
The Complete Story behind the Anti-Masonic Movement
Before the year 1826, nothing slowed the progress of Freemasonry to occupy every seat of political and religious importance in America. By 1826, so confident had the Fraternity become that it began to congratulate itself in broad speeches at their public festivals. That year a Mr. Bainaird (no first name available) announced, “Masonry is exercising its influence in the sacred desk, in the legislative hall, and on the bench of justice.”
Captain William Morgan, who had been practicing the craft of Free-masonry for many years, heard Bainaird’s speech. Morgan, under the command of Freemason Andrew Jackson, had fought the British in the War of 1812. As was the custom of military men in those days, Morgan had joined Freemasonry for protection, and worked his way up the degrees to become a Royal Arch Mason. When he accepted Christ as Savior and Lord of his life, he renounced Freemasonry and demitted from the Lodge. When he heard Mr. Bainaird’s speech, Capt. Morgan was disturbed. Charles Finney writes of Morgan’s opinion of Freemasonry: “He regarded it as highly injurious to the cause of Christ, and as eminently dangerous to the government of our country.”
As was John Adams aware that the Illuminati had infiltrated American Freemasonry, and was planning to take over our government, Morgan was likewise aware. Captain Morgan could not let Mr. Bainaird’s speech stand without revealing these facts. The captain began to voice his intent to publish a book exposing the Illuminati, as well as revealing the Masonic rituals and vile oaths of the first three degrees.
Morgan contracted with a local printer, David C. Miller, who had likewise renounced Freemasonry after salvation. No sooner had the ink dried on the contract than trouble began. Morgan disappeared. His badly decomposed body was found a year later in Oak Orchard Harbor and identified by his wife and dentist. Miller was abducted, but escaped to print the book.
Masonic Oaths and Masonic Partiality were behind the
Murder of William Morgan and the subsequent cover-up
On June 13, 1861, the Committee of Correspondence, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, wrote:
Masonry is as old as government. It constitutes a government in itself. Its origin, principles, organization and administration are to be found in loyalty, obedience, hope charity, love. It is operative everywhere, because its foundation can be laid among mankind wherever mankind exist. Resistance to, or disobedience of any of these principles is not permitted in Masonic sovereignty. Masonry could not exist a moment, it would not have lived longer than languages, races, and empires, if it had tolerated insubordination or rebellion against its authority.
A heavy burden is placed on the shoulders of a Mason when he joins the lodge. He is no longer his own man. He must obey unseen powers set above him, whether he agrees with them or not, or else he pays the penalty with his life. Yet, there is a reward for those who obey – Masonic partiality.
As documented earlier, Masonic partiality means success in this present world. To a soldier it means protection during war. To an applicant it means work. To an employee it means a promotion. To a businessman it means customers and/or a loan. To a politician it means a vote. To a civil servant it means an appointment. To a criminal it means protection from the law.
Simply put, Masonic partiality can get a Mason where he wants to go in life, whether he is honorable or dishonorable. If he fails to obey the rules in this game of partiality, he is not successful. If he blatantly breaks his oath, or disobeys Masonic authority, he meets the most gruesome death — so say the words he pronounces against himself when taking the oaths.
Oaths of the Blue Degrees
(1st three degrees)
First, a Blue Lodge Mason (degrees 1-3) agrees to “ever conceal and never reveal any of the secret arts, parts or points of the hidden mysteries of Ancient Freemasonry.” Second, he promises “to always be ready to obey all Masonic authority set above him, and never cheat, wrong, nor defraud a fellow Mason.” Then he takes the following blood oath:
All this I most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution, to keep and perform the same without any equivocation, mental reservation or secret evasion of mind whatever, binding myself under a no less penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots and buried in the rough sands of the sea at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours… [end 1st degree, Entered Apprentice].
…having my breast torn open, my heart plucked out and given as a prey to the beast of the field and the fowls of the air… [end 2nd degree, Fellow Craft].
…having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken from thence and burned to ashes, and the ashes scattered to the four winds of heaven, that no trace or remembrance may be had of so vile and perjured a wretch as I… [end 3rd degree, Master Mason]. …should I ever knowingly violate this my solemn obligation. So help me God, and keep me steadfast in the due performance of the same.
These oaths are crucial to the success of Freemasonry’s conspiracy for world dominion over governments and its planned annihilation of the Church. The Fraternity’s ability to maintain secrecy among its membership has determined its success in the past. Now, to guarantee its success in the future, William Morgan’s blatant disobedience to his Masonic obligation to “ever conceal and never reveal any of the secret arts, parts or points of the hidden mysteries of Ancient Freemasonry” demanded his immediate death.