Revivals Pt 19: The Counterfeit “Enlightenment” Pt4: Secret Societies: The Earthly Power of Heathendom

Without a correct interpretation of the book of Revelation, we’ve been kept unaware of the Secret Societies now exposed behind the scenes of politics, economics and religion. If we’d been aware, they would never have been able to infiltrate the church. But infiltrate they have, and twisting the meaning of the book of Revelation has been key in their deceptions. That’s why Grand Master Freemason Albert Pike counted the book of Revelation (the Apocalypse) as one of occultism’s three most important books.

As long as occultists control the interpretation of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, Christians remain ignorant to the devices of which the early church was well aware (2 Cor 2:11). It’s all coming out now, but that exposure is being accompanied by a plethora of false teachings and convolutions to keep the gospel shrouded.

There were various times and places in history when Freemasonry was outlawed. Yet it forged ahead, seeding its “enlightened” humanist doctrines into Christianity to bring us to the point we’re at today, where, if someone says they’re a Christian, you’re forced to wonder “what kind of a Christian?”

Creating divisions (through Jesuit infiltration) was always part of the Roman Catholic Church’s (RCC’s) fight against the Reformation (the counter-Reformation). But we can’t just point to the RCC or the Jews as so many are doing today, nor can we purely place the blame on Islam. Although all these forces are mentioned in the book of Revelation and continue to be powerfully used, in and of themselves they are not the earthly power of heathendom through which “the mystery of iniquity” that Paul mentions in 2 Thess 2:7 works. And as we’ll see today, the prophetic book of Revelation tells us about this power. If we are to disentangle ourselves from the web of deceptions that have been sown into Protestantism, we need a fresh understanding of this important book.


In my recent posts I showed how Phillip Mauro and other Bible scholars interpret the formidable army in Revelation Chapter 9 to be Islam, and that it was supernaturally created to be a counterpart TO and God’s judgment AGAINST the heretical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). I looked at the differing accounts of what caused the Dark Ages and talked about Islam crushing Roman Catholic Europe. I showed that, as well as being physically destructive, the Bible describes this force bearing THE STING OF FALSE DOCTRINES that would destroy anyone without the seal of God (Rev 9:4). 

I already covered how we’re led to believe a Freemasonic “evolution / ascension” idea; that the Enlightenment evolved out of seemingly nowhere. And yet, ISLAM is championed by occultists and Muslims alike as the force that brought “ignorant Christianity” into the glorious ENLIGHTMENT OF ANTIQUITY.

But here’s a question: Have you heard much about Islam in church? I mean, beyond the “Isaac vs Ishmael” bit.

Well, all things peace, love and kumbayah….

But like I showed last time, Islam was important enough for God to mention to His children in the great Revelation of Jesus Christ. And considering the amount of effort that’s been put into obscuring this, I’ve got a hunch it’s significant.

A quick reminder of where the Moors (Muslims) got their wisdom.

The Supreme Wisdom of the Moors,… DERIVED FROM ANCIENT EGYPT, has come to be known as “Moorish Science”. – New Dawn Magazine

When Madame Blavatsky (1831-1891) set out in search of hidden wisdom it was to the Moorish land of Egypt that she journeyed.”Ibid


THIS is “WISDOM” that led to the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.

Scholasticism in Europe is generally said to have been heavily influenced by Muslim philosophy It drew heavily… on AristotleThomas Aquinas explored the same issues as had the Muslim philosophers and, open to hearing God’s voice through a variety of sources, saw himself and Muslims as occupying the same intellectual world of rational discourse.” –  New World Encyclopedia

Enlightenment thought not only made its way into the secular world, but into “Christianity,” and Secret Societies operating through the Revivalists brought it into Protestantism. Here’s where we get to Islam and Freemasonry.

Islam, Freemasonry and Scripture

What has Islam got to do with Freemasonry?

As the Knights Templar and Jesuits are to the RCC, Sufism is to Islam, Freemasonry is to Protestantism. Of course there are countless others like the Rosicrucians, Wesley’s Holy Club, today’s Skull & Bones, etc etc… But regardless of their name or religious affiliation, all the Secret Societies serve one and the same god: LUCIFER. And all their outward appearances serve to steer society to the fallen one’s ultimate goal; the removal of faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is Himself God from the face of the earth.

The Family of Abrahamic Religions, Abu Dhabi – Christianity, Judaism and Islam in the belly of the beast. (This image really says it all )

I was excited to learn that God DOES mention this force in the book of Revelation! Turning back to Mauro’s study on the book of Revelation again, let’s take another look at the two beasts in chapter 13 that I referred to in part 1 of the Enlightenment section (although the first beast is our focus here):

The Beasts of Revelation 13

Due to the prevalence of Dispensationalism, most of us have been taught that the FIRST BEAST in chapter 13 of Revelation (with the head wound that was healed) refers to a coming tyrannical ruler who will amaze the world by rising from the dead, causing all to worship him.

 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Rev 13:4)

I’m sure such a man will be presented to the world to fulfill their end times script. But in his study on the book of Revelation, rather than a coming evil ruler / AntiChrist, Phillip Mauro identifies this symbolic creature as “the earthly power of Heathendom” (aka counterfeit Mystery School “wisdom” at work in the world).

Let’s look at the passage.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13: 1-18)

The description of this Beast well describes the Secret Societies at work behind the scenes in the world.

“Close examination of the text leads to the conclusion that the [headwound] was a thing of the past when the beast came into John’s view…Thus the stroke is regarded as having put the beast to death; and its revival is viewed as a coming up again out of the abyss… it is clear that the death stroke referred to could have been nothing else than that which befell the dragon and all that is associated with him through the death of Jesus Christ… (Heb 2:14, Eph. 2:16)…

Jesus, God’s Christ and King, to Whom the sceptre of the world is promised, was born. He proclaimed to the Jews the coming of the long-promised Kingdom of God, and testified that it was at hand. But He was rejected, was delivered up to the power of the beast, and was put to death; both Jews and Gentiles taking part in that deed. Thus was fulfilled, as the Scripture itself declares (Acts 4:25-28), the first part of the prophecy of the second Psalm:

“The kings of the earth set themselves (in array), and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His Anointed.”

And thereupon His body was laid in a tomb, the mouth of which was closed with a great stone, and which was sealed and guarded. But He burst the tomb. He triumphed over principalities and powers; He made a show of them openly; He was enthroned in heaven far above them; they were one and all “made subject to Him.”

Now the Scriptures represent this triumph of Christ as being a death blow to the governmental authority or lordship of Satan, the one who has “the power of death” (Heb 2:14-15) Here we have the bruising of his head (Gen 3:15)… Here also is fulfilled the prophecy of Hosea 13:10-14:

I will be thy King, where is there any other that can save thee? I will ransom thee from the power of the grave. I will redeem thee from death.”

Mauro explains that the earliest Christians did not yet understand the Mystery of Christ: that the Gentiles were to be fellow heirs. (Eph 3:4-6)

“They did not know that, according to ‘the mystery of godliness.’ Christ must be not only ‘manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit and seen of angels,’ but must also be “preached unto the Gentiles and believed on in the world. (1 Tim 3:16)… likewise, [they] were ignorant of ‘the mystery of iniquity,’ that the Devil was to be permitted to sow his tares in every part of the field where the good seed of the gospel should be sown; and that the beast government would survive the deadly wound, as by a miracle, and would continue in control of the world for many centuries.  This long interval of ‘mystery’ between the victory of the cross and the overthrow of the beast that received the death-stroke, that long period of waiting and suffering on the part of Christ’s true people, is the era of ‘the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ’ (Rev 1:9)…

Commenting on the passage we are now studying Hengstenberg says:

‘Whatever destroys the power of the dragon must also be fatal to the beast. But the victory of Christ affected the ungodly power of the world in general. All other discomfitures save this one only bore but a partial character; they could but affect a single head of the beast, and not the beast as a whole. This however, is the one event in the world’s history by which the whole beast was smitten on the one head; for in former times the overthrow of one head was immediately followed by the rising up of another. From what has been said, the beast must already have existed at the time of our Lord’s death. For, by means of the atonement then effected  one of his heads was wounded to death. This alone serves to refute those who would understand by the beast a power that did not arise until a much later period – the Papacy…

The wondering astonishment with which the earth follows the beast comes not merely in spirt of the death, but also on account of the healing” (Hengstenberg).

‘Nothing’, says Zullig, “awoke more astonishment and greater faith in respect to the Messiah, than His resurrection after He hade been killed. And it was not otherwise in the case of the beast, the earthly power of heathendom.'”

I encourage you to read through this on pages 401 – 407 of “Things Which Must Soon Come To Pass,” then go back and read through the passage again. When I did that the passage seemed to literally spring to life for me for the first time.

This earthly power is the spiritual mystery of iniquity operating through Secret Societies. Freemasonry being a Secret Society, and the Revivalists having infiltrated Protestantism with Freemasonic doctrines, we’ll turn our attention now to Freemasonry.


Freemasonry is being exposed by “truthers” everywhere these days, but the problem is that many of the people doing the exposing are New Agers (Gnostics) or members of one cult or another that are based on the same teachings as the ones they’re supposedly exposing.

In other words, they are Gatekeepers flying a banner of “truth!..” and leading people away from the REAL TRUTH that is Jesus Christ.

OK, now you might find this interesting: Where did Freemasonry come from?

I recently read a book entitled “The Dark Side of the Enlightenment” by  Princeton University professor John V. Fleming. Alluding to the “mysterious” origins of the secret society, he quotes (Freemason) Arthur Edward Waite and Renaissance historian Frances Yates.

“That vexatious question has been perpetually debated with singularly unprofitable results.” Arthur Edward Waite

“The origin of Freemasonry is one of the most debated, and debatable, subjects in the whole realm of historical inquiry.” – Frances Yates

Having delved a bit into the history of Islam at that point (my interest having been piqued by its mention in the book of Revelation), it struck me that Fleming’s otherwise scholarly investigation of the Enlightenment, Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism made no mention of it. Yet, I’d learned that the Moors’ influence, not only on the European “Enlightenment,” but on Freemasonry is well established. In this RealPolitik article, Mehmet Sababeheddin (who espouses the “ignorant barbarian-crushed Europe was rescued from the Dark Ages by Islam” narrative) addresses this in his article, “Secret Societies: ‘Sufi-ism’, The Masons & the Moors.”

“Freemasonic lore and symbols have been traced to ancient Egypt and Phoenicia. Yet, despite all the books and articles exploring Freemasonry published over the last hundred years, there is one area that has not received attention. It concerns FREEMASONRY’S DEBT TO ISLAMIC MYSTICISM and a shadowy tradition connecting the Masons with the Moors of North Africa.

The Moors provided the vital link between ancient and modern civilisation. The light of knowledge which illuminated the Moorish lands of Spain and Sicily was instrumental in dispelling the gloom of ignorance that enveloped mediaeval Europe

For nearly eight centuries under her Muslim rulers Spain set to all Europe a shining example of a civilized and enlightened state. Art, literature and science prospered as they then prospered nowhere else in Europe. Students flocked from France and Germany and England to drink from the fountains of learning which flowed only in the cities of the Moors…

The 19th century French writer on the esoteric sciences, Gerard Encausse, known as “Papus”, noted how

“the Gnostic sects, the Arabs, Alchemists, Templars” form a chain transmitting ancient wisdom to the West. This explains why within the Ritual of Freemasonry there is the admission “we came from the East and proceeded to the West.”

A Masonic author Bernard H. Springett says:

“Freemasonic lore and symbols have been traced to ancient Egypt and Phoenicia. Yet, despite all the books and articles exploring Freemasonry published over the last hundred years, there is one area that has not received attention. It concerns Freemasonry’s debt to Islamic mysticism and a shadowy tradition connecting the Masons with the Moors of North Africa…’

The plain fact that much of what we now look upon almost entirely as Freemasonry has been practised as part and parcel of the religions of the Middle East for many thousands of years, lies open for anyone who cares to stop and read, instead of running by.” RielPolitik

Virgin Mary, Sufism and Flamenco: Lost Traces of Muslim Influence in Spain

Africaiswoke also makes the connection between Freemasonry and Sufism in their article “The Moors & The European Renaissance.

When Freemasons travelling in the Moorish lands encountered Sufis, the mystics of Islam, they soon recognised a common bond.Sufi-ism,” said Sir Richard Burton, was ‘the Eastern parent of Freemasonry’” – Africaiswoke

Ulugbek Madrasah (University) Samarkand

But wait!

And this is really just an interesting side note… But did you know that Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola was a student with John Calvin (Freemason) at College Montaigu in Paris (yes, during the same years)?

“Students at the college included Erasmus of RotterdamJohn Calvin, and Ignatius of Loyola.”

Wikipedia (referencing Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand’s Précis of the lectures on architecture : with, Graphic portion of the lectures on architecture).

WAIT a minute! You’re saying Calvin was a Freemason?!

I’ve gone into the problems with John Calvin elsewhere on this site. But yes, he was clearly a Secret Society member. As to evidence of that, for one thing, hand signs are supreme within secret societies. Here are paintings of Ignatius of Loyola and John Calvin giving the same Secret Society hand sign of preservation or faith:

But, going beyond hand signs, Calvin repeatedly referred to God as the “Supreme Architect.” (That’s how Freemasons refer to God in case you weren’t aware).

“The repetition which he makes in the second clause is merely an explanation of the first. David shows how it is that the heavens proclaim to us the glory of God, namely, by openly bearing testimony that they have not been put together by chance, but were wonderfully created by the supreme Architect.”

“As soon as we acknowledge God to be the supreme Architect, who has erected the beauteous fabric of the universe, our minds must necessarily be ravished with wonder at his infinite goodness, wisdom, and power.” – source

But here’s an even more interesting tidbit:


So what’s the big deal?

Ya, kinda’ pretty much related. Among other things, thanks to the Secret Society “wisdom” (Sufism) that had been carried along by Islam:



to be continued…

Revivals Pt1 – Asbury: Let’s Talk About Revivals

Revivals Pt 2 – Enlightenment in the Land of the Plumed Serpent

Revivals Pt3 – Mystery Schools, The RCC and the Reformation

Revivals Pt4 – The First Great Awakening & The Enigmatic George Whitefield

Revivals Pt5 – The Brimstone and Mysticism of Jonathan Edwards

Revivals Pt 6 – John Wesley (1 of 2) – The Mystery School Dialectic and Christian Mysticism

Revivals Pt 7 – John Wesley (2 of 2) More Mystics & Papal Doctrines of Men

Revivals Pt8 – From Wesley to Finney By Way of Count Zinzendorf

Revivals Pt9 – Charles Grandison Finney, Freemasonic Moralism and Modern Evangelicalism

Revivals Pt10 – The Pagan “Virus

Revivals Pt11 – The Third Great Awakening: Pentecostalism!

Revivals Pt12 – Pentecostalism Pt2: The Founders of Pentecostalism

Revivals Pt 13 – Social Justice Pt 1 – They Don’t Mix

Revivals Pt 14 – Social Justice Pt 2 – A City Upon A Hill

Revivals Pt 15 – Christ in You vs Millennialism

Revivals Pt 16 – The Counterfeit Enlightenment Pt 1

Revivals Pt 17: – The Counterfeit “Enlightenment” Pt2: The Dark Ages and Golden Age of Islam

Revivals Pt 18: – The Counterfeit “Enlightenment” Pt 3: Islam In the Bible?

Revivals Pt 19: – The Counterfeit “Enlightenment” Pt 4: Secret Societies: The Earthly Power of Heathendom

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