Ever heard of the Bilderberg Club? The first meeting was held on May 31, 1954, at the Bilderberg Hotel in the Netherlands. The club is “an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and the media. Each conference is closed to the public.” I got that from Wikipedia. So you know it is true (even if it sounds like a cheesy James Bond plot).

Nonetheless, former Cuban President Fidel Castro recently read a book by Lithuanian author, Daniel Estulin. The title of the book is The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club. Estulin accuses the Bilderberg group of “manipulating the public to install a world government that knows no borders and is not accountable to anyone but its own self.”[1] While this sounds like a bunch of conspiracy theory mumbo-jumbo, Fidel took the machination piece and wrote his own three-page newspaper article praising Estulin’s work.

Personally, I think the book sounds goofy even though I have never read it. Apparently, Estulin purports that the Beatles were liked in America, not becaus

e of their catchy tunes and European style, but because a political group wanted Americans to shift their thinking from civil rights to social injustice. Goofy.

Ever wonder who really is running the show? I personally love conspiracy theories. I’ve never heard one I really believe. But

they are interesting. What is said behind the closed doors of the presidents, prime ministers, and kings of the world? Who is really giving counsel to the heads of war committees and whispering to press secretaries? Are there really James Bonds out there who securenations in single covert operations? The conspiracies swell our imaginations, and reality shrivels.

Let us stick to reality. God is in control. This is easy to say as an American. I grew up in a nation that is “Christian”. So it is easy to say God is in control when you are fed, clothed, sheltered, protected, and above all, free. But what about when you have been deported to Babylon?

Daniel and his buddies were taken to Babylon in 605 BC. Nebuchadnezzar’s father had just died, so he was now in power. He marched into Jerusalem and overtook it and returned with some of Judah’s finest people. This is found in Daniel chapter one.

It is so important to read the text carefully though. Daniel 1:2 says, “And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his (Nebuchadnezzar’s) hand.” The Lord gave a nation away. Set aside for a moment the fact that Judah had turned from God and deserved this. Think about what is happening. God is giving a nation away.

In chapter two, Daniel is given a vision to interpret the king’s dream, which will save his fellow exiles from death. Upon receiving the vision from the Lord, Daniel blesses God. He says, “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; removes kings and sets up kings…”. What a statement to make! Here is Daniel in exile, his friends will die if he does not interpret the king’s dream well, and he praises God for removing and setting up kings. Wow.

The Bible is full of passages that speak similar messages. Here are a few:
Babylon – Habakkuk 1:6; Of Persia – Ezra 1:1; Assyria – Isaiah 7:17, 8:7, 10:5; Israel – Isaiah 11:11; Egypt – Isaiah 19:25; Romans 13:1; Colossians 1:16, 2:15.

Just this morning I saw an article in Newsweek about women in China entitled “The Women Who Want to Run the World”. Sorry ladies, but the job is not open for applications.

Do not be disturbed by international turbulence. The international political strife we see in the news everyday is not left to chance. God is in control. He sets up kings like he changes the seasons. Might belongs to him!

Rest assured, there may be a Bilderberg group out there. But their power is but borrowed.

For His Glory,
Nathan
nathan@ibc.org.hk
www.ibc.org.hk


[1]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100818/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_cuba_castro_bildenberg

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