On 11 May 2013 I wrote: VISION: GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS TO BE RECONCILED.
At that time it seemed an unlikely event to happen because the peaceful democratic movement called Occupy had just been violently suppressed by the leadership (in close collaboration with big business).
But I saw that vision and I shared it faithfully. Perhaps the key sentence in that post was this…
with the collapse removing the power base of big business, the government will have to shift its power base back to the people and be reconciled back to them.
But big business has not yet played all of its card in its efforts to remove democracy and establish its own hegemony.
The TPP and TTIP agreements have been done in secret over many years… secret until it was leaked to Wikileaks on the 13 November 2013.
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
- Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
These two agreements covers 40% and 60% of the world’s economy respectively, it is supra-national which means that no matter what laws the countries pass in the future, no matter if elections produce parties and leadership that opposes the agreements it is impossible for the countries to leave the agreement without the consent of the other countries in the agreement. All sovereignty of the countries are subjugated under the legislation of these agreements. Here is an article which explains the assault on democracy.
In essence big international businesses becomes equally as powerful or more powerful than governments. This shift in power from democracies to big business is so profound that I dont know if the citizen is aware of it.
But as I wrote in that post VISION: GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS TO BE RECONCILED and in that I see a reconciliation between government and its natural power base which is the people of the country.
So in what direction are the people going? From Pew Research’s 50 year survey of US views of “America’s place in the world”…
This is a massive shift.
I put that statement on it’s on line… it’s own paragraph… because thats the best way to convey how big this shift is.
What is the shift? The USA is the most violent country in world history. Here is a list of wars from it’s inception onwards
Colonial wars (1620–1774)
War of Independence (1775–1783)
Early national period (1783–1812)
War of 1812
War with Mexico (1846–48)
American Civil War (1861–1865)
Post-Civil War era (1865–1917)
Indian Wars (1865–1891)
Spanish-American War (1898)
Philippine-American War (1899–1902)
Banana Wars (1898–1935)
Moro Rebellion (1899–1913)
World War I (1917–1918)
1920s: Naval disarmament
1930s: Neutrality Acts
World War II (1941–1945)
Cold War era (1945–1991)
Postwar Military Reorganization (1947)
Korean War (1950–1953)
Lebanon crisis of 1958
Vietnam War (1964–1975)
Post–Cold War era (1991–2001)
Persian Gulf War (1990–1991)
War on Terrorism (2001–present)
- Wikipedia: Military History of the United States
If you want to see that list in years so that you can look through them for a gap somewhere… a breather… a momentary pause in the killing… take a look… it is an uninterrupted orgy of violence…
- Source: Timeline of US military operations
And considering that the USA has over 800 military bases and who knows how many CIA bases around the world… the real list of military interventions is probably far larger. For example that list doesn’t have current interventions in Somalia and DRC on it. The full real list which we will be able to view in the Lambs Book of Life in Heaven will perhaps be double or triple that length or maybe more.
BUT GOD… is not finished with America
God’s love… as I know Him… sees the best in us and works to build on our best. God’s love is so wonderfully described in 1 Cor 13:4-8…
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. - 1 Cor 13:4-8
I have no doubt that this orgy of bloodshed has a spiritual origin and it it fostered and encouraged because evil people lust after more and more money and power.
One of the best things about the USA
But God likes to see the best in us and build on that even as He removes the filth and the lust from us. What is the best thing about the USA? There are so many things. But the one that always stands out for me is this… the USA is the most generous nation in human history.
The United States is the world’s most generous country, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2011. According to the survey, 65 percent of Americans gave money in 2011, 43 percent gave time, and 73 percent helped a stranger.
In the annals of human history, there has never been a country as compassionate and generous as the United States. When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the great Russian novelist who defied communism, visited America, he said, “The United States has long shown itself to be the most magnanimous, the most generous country in the world. Wherever there is a flood, an earthquake, a fire, a natural disaster, an epidemic, who is the first to help? The United States. Who helps the most and unselfishly? The United States.” – Source: CNN
My point is… the most violent country in world history now has a population that suddenly has changed it’s mind and they want to stop attacking and invading other countries.
God is building on your strength… your ability to love and be generous. He will of course work to remove the unclean and the filth and the lust at the same time. But He encourages and rewards and sees our beauty and encourages us to grow and become strong in what we are good at and which is good and healthy for us.
The shift continues
Make no mistake about it… this is a spiritual shift which can now be seen in the demographics. It reminds me of these posts which I wrote in 2010…
I explained that the storms in 2010 were spiritual in nature and will result in vast change. The change occurred back then with the formation of the Tea Party and Occupy. Occupy faded because it was violently oppressed. Regardless of what happens to the Tea Party, the underlying demographics have changed as God said they would.
And this change is continuing and will continue and will even accelerate. The power grab by big businesses (TPP and TTIP) in their attempt to invalidate citizens and democracies in 60% of the world is unlikely to succeed and the leadership of countries will have to return to dealing with their people… the ones that voted them into power and whose votes keep them in power.
Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don’t either … Because there must have been one, mustn’t there? – The Guardian
But there is even more vast change ahead of us in the decades ahead. We stand on the edge of unprecedented change never before seen in human history. This change is going to bring peace, healing, wholeness in ways that none of us can even dare to dream or imagine possible. Our children’s children will be astonished at the mire and muck that we live in now.
They will be stunned…
- They will be stunned that there was a time when people sat down to watch violence on tv as a form of entertainment.
- They will wonder why we watched pr0n and enjoyed it even though we know the women in it were probably human trafficked and all the people in it had STDs.
- They will be stunned to hear about how rich some people were while so many people died of starvation.
- They will be stunned to hear how every single person was sick for many or even most or even all of their lives.
For our children’s children these will be stories that they listen to and wonder why we liked to live like this. We will have to explain to them that we didn’t know any different.
They will wonder about us in the same way that I look back in history and wonder why anyone ever thought that child labor was ok, or why people will mental problems need to be chained up in a backyard, or why black people couldn’t vote or why women couldn’t buy a car without her husbands permission and signature.