Different By Pete Garcia When reading the book of Daniel, we realize very quickly that…
By Pete Garcia
Author’s note: This is an extremely long brief. It has many hyper-links that will go into much greater depth on particular topics than is possible here. I pray you take as much time as necessary to not only go through the brief, but also check out the links. Please visit the “original article” link at the bottom of this post to explore the links.
When I was in the military, both as a commander and as an instructor, I would routinely tell my students and subordinates that we lived in a 9/10 world. Most were not old enough to remember 9/11 clearly, but I would explain to them that on September the 10th, 2001, the world was one way. People had plans, dreams, ambitions, goals, and a thousand other things going on that had become part of their “normal” life.
The very next day that all changed. The world changed. Forever.
Nevertheless, we endured.
Here we are some 19 years later; enjoying what was the greatest economic recovery a nation had ever enjoyed. We had (and still have) an overwhelmingly popular president, who was unashamedly pro-life, pro-Christian, and pro-Israel. We had three years of failed investigations and impeachment attempts overturned and rejected by both the people and the Congress. We had finally become energy independent. We finally had a president who recognized America’s economic-core was crumbling from within through decades of terrible trade deals. It seemed America’s biggest export wasn’t food or cars, but our jobs.
In turn, he began enforcing our immigration laws and border security. He began aggressively renegotiating the economic bloodletting previous presidents had ignored for decades. We finally had a president who recognized the reality that Jerusalem was and always will be the eternal capital of Israel. We finally had a president who acted upon the decades-old legislation to move our US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We finally had a president who was willing to untangle ourselves from the increasingly complicated and bureaucratic web of international treaties that sound good in theory, but have significant economic and political ramifications to the cost of our national sovereignty. In fact, almost every Trump initiative was threatening to undo decades of globalist-based, political and economic machinations going back to George H.W. Bush.
Then, unexpectedly, a Chinese epidemic coincidently exploded out of a Chinese wet-market, which just so happened to be co-located in the exact same town China’s first biosafety level-4 laboratory. The Chinese government then allowed this outbreak to spread from a local epidemic, to a global pandemic within a matter of weeks. Protecting their own image, they ignored the early warning signs, arrested anyone who spoke publicly about it, and then allowed travel to continue unabated for weeks. Again, the Chinese officials allowed this from the same town where a notoriously insane wet market existed, as well as their level-4 biosafety laboratory.
While it might sound conspiratorial to say the Chinese government was behind the intentional release of a deadly pathogen just to upset the global applecart, the timing of this is at the very least, curiously opportunistic. Is it coincidental that this all happens after both the Mueller Investigation and the Impeachment efforts fall flat? Furthermore, it is curious that while President Trump has been busy trying to patch the holes in a sinking USS America, many former Obama administration officials have been actively busy conducting shadow diplomacy around the world with America’s enemies.
I am not here to say that 9/11 was an inside job, or even a foreign attack knowingly allowed for by the US government. Nor, am I saying that this new viral outbreak is one either. Whether this pandemic had governmental machinations behind it or not, is at this point, irrelevant. We are in it. We are living through the global response to it right now. What I am saying, is that regardless of its origination, we know one thing with absolute certainty; wicked and ruthless people will always take advantage of a crisis.
It may be years from now, or perhaps even decades (should the Lord tarry) that people will ask us what it was like in the US before the “great virus” changed everything. People will have no concept of a “free” America, or world that wasn’t so authoritatively dystopian as to believe it, that we couldn’t even recognize it were we not living in it.
First, let me add, NOTHING happens by chance in this world. God’s sovereign plan for mankind works ALL things toward His glory (Romans 8:28). Secondarily, God’s adversary, and ours, Satan, also has an agenda. Although his agenda does not supersede God’s, it is a factor in this great drama we call life. It was because of Satan that sin and death entered into creation.
Like every good mystery that must be solved, we must start with the right questions. So let me ask a series of questions. You can substitute the italicized verbiage for some other major crisis, but I think these get to the heart of what is going on.
1. Will the pandemic death toll will surpass or fall short of, the post-economic crash death toll?
2. Does anyone know what effect a full, multi-month quarantine will have on the global economy?
3. Does anyone know what effect a full, multi-month quarantine will have on the US economy?
4. How exactly will the world recover economically?
5. Does anyone remember how the last great global economic crisis ended?
6. Does anyone know what the new normal is supposed to look like?
7. Why is a global crisis necessary?
8. Who benefits the most from a global crisis?
9. What are the goals in the aftermath of a global crisis?
10. What is global depopulation, and who benefits from this?
11. Who has long championed global depopulation?
These questions, like countless more, cause me to question the globally accepted narrative about what is really going on. Again, not downplaying the seriousness of what is going on, but perhaps the problem with this global problem, is its lack of lethality. For instance, we do not have to sugarcoat Ebola or Marburg outbreaks. They are terrible and they are self-evidently, terrible. Doctors and news pundits do not report deaths due to Ebola as, ‘Ebola-related deaths.’ We do not have to lump in complications with it because its lethality is significant enough to trump anything else they had going on medically. So if this is less lethal than Ebola, and even less lethal to many degrees, as the normal flu season, why are we intentionally suiciding the global economy?
Granted, some form of influenza(s) or viral outbreak is causing many people to die prematurely. Nor am I arguing we should not be promoting precautions and good public health. I am not even arguing how it began. I am simply asking, in a moment of crisis, who benefits most and why? What are their goals and what will a post-COVID19 world look like.
“If crisis is a means by which Democrats achieve their political ends — and it is; just think of their famous “never let a crisis go to waste” playbook — then imagine what coronavirus means to the globalists. What a dizzying opportunity for them to achieve massive goals. This is new world order time — one world order time, in the teachings of the Bible believers.” – By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Source)
When we look at the unrelenting effort to promote globalism over the decades, we must understand that those who hold to this are not simply old maniacal men smoking pipes and twisting their moustaches in darkened rooms. Some might be perhaps, but many, are true believers that a singular, global government is the only way to solve all the world’s problems.
Some of these are well known; The Roman Catholic Church, the United Nations, George Soros, David Rockefeller, Gordon Brown, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and so forth. Some have even been US Presidents’ such as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Barak H. Obama. Still many others, while, not out and out globalists, are at least; sympathetic to its ideals (Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton) have been some of our more notable promoters of internationalism.
However, true dyed in the wool globalists are men and women of power, wealth, and most importantly, anonymity. In fact, their anonymity is their greatest weapon. Anonymous like the goings-on of Bohemian Grove. We know the place exists. We know the elite go there. However, we know very little of what actually goes on there other than it seems extremely suspect. A disheartening practical exercise in this would be looking up your favorite products (clothes, appliances, accessories, etc.) and finding out whom they support financially (i.e., political leanings) only to discover, you are funding your own country’s demise.
The New, New Deal: Echoes of Roosevelt
It was only a few decades ago that globalisation was held by many, even by some critics, to be an inevitable, unstoppable force. “Rejecting globalisation,” the American journalist George Packer has written, “was like rejecting the sunrise.” (Source)
Before and during World War I, the average American had little to no appetite for US entanglement in foreign affairs. Isolationism as an ideological belief ran strong throughout the country. In fact, President Woodrow Wilson successfully campaigned for a second term in 1916 on the premise of keeping our boys out of the Great War, which had begun in 1914. However, President Wilson was an internationalist at heart who longed for the creation of an international governing body. He realized the only way he would ever get the global support he needed to do so was if America joined the war and got her hands bloody. The war by this point had ground to a halt in the trenches strewn across the Maginot Line. Therefore, we did, and tens of thousands of young American men died on the altar of a new world order.
After the war ended, Wilson began championing his ‘Fourteen Points of Light’, which would become the founding stone for both the doomed Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations. The League of Nations turned out to be weak and largely ineffectual due to its lack of US political support after Wilson’s health failed. After WWI, most American’s were content to leave well enough alone, and focus on a ‘return back to normalcy.’ However, the League would come to serve as a prototype for the United Nations some twenty-years later.
Although the 1920s are commonly referred to as ‘the roaring twenties’ (due to the widespread economic prosperity that was surging throughout the nation), it was not without its problems. Many of the southern and mid-west states would come to experience record droughts and floods throughout the 1920s and thus, got a head start into the great depression. The ‘roaring twenties’ enjoyed the post-war boom in able-bodies men reentering the workforce, the boom in the construction market, an emerging automobile industry, the electrification of America’s power grid, and the inescapable thrust of the US as the world’s number one superpower. Republican candidate Herbert Hoover ran his unofficial 1928 campaign slogan promising “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage,” presumably projecting, a continued sense of optimism with economic prosperity going forward in perpetuity.
However, a year later, the country was in tatters. With a decade’s worth of wild stock speculation under its belt, Wall Street’s wild ride came to its unavoidable end. The “official” Great Depression commenced in earnest after the market peaked on September 3, 1929, after which, the market began free falling. The stock market would finally hit rock bottom on 29 October, infamously enshrining that day into history as Black Tuesday.
The reality was that although the 1920’s were booming due to the aforementioned reasons, the Stock Market had been on shaky legs for some time. Several minor recessions (tremors) had already rocked Wall Street in previous years (1920-21, 1923). Quite a few other cues had been silently signaling the inevitable end of the ‘roaring twenties,’ which had largely gone unnoticed.
First, there was the previously mentioned droughts and floods that had turned America’s breadbasket into America’s dust bowl. Secondly, there was the shakiness of the financial markets itself due to the unregulated speculation by traders and investors. Lastly, there had been a growing withdrawal of foreign investors from the US markets over the summer of 1929.
Their quiet departure was perhaps due in part to the rising instability in Europe (i.e., weak League of Nations, Versailles Treaty). Europe’s economic instability matched with rising aggressive rhetoric by Germany and Italy was definitely cause for concern. These trends began making foreign investors nervous. The savvy international investors may not have known what was coming per se; however, they sensed another perfect storm brewing on the horizon.
After three years of severe economic turmoil, the Hoover Administration 1932 reelection campaign was all but doomed. He lost that election in a landslide to the incoming Democratic contender, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), who had campaigned on his New Deal initiatives. That same year, a relatively unknown man by the name of Adolph Hitler, was in the process of taking control of the chancellorship in Germany.
It is to this point; I wish to draw a parallel to today’s world. The world in 1933 was so distracted by their own economic turmoil to notice that evil men, ALWAYS take advantage of moments of crisis. Furthermore, they would have gone anywhere, turned to anything, and believed anyone, who could promise them some relief. Enter Adolph Hitler. World War II. The Holocaust.
And while Satan may have intended it for bad, God resurrected the Jewish nation because of it.
If anyone had said publicly in 2019 that unemployment rates would hit upwards of 40% in the second quarter of 2020, the “experts” in the media and academia would have laughed them off the stage. Even at the height of the Great Depression (1933), unemployment rates never topped 25% (source). In fact, unemployment rates never moved beyond 11% in the subsequent decades since the Great Depression.
However, I note the term publicly with a profound sense of curiosity, seeing as nearly 2,000 chief executive officers (CEOs) from numerous major global corporate organizations have stepped down since 2019. It has been (at least since 2001) the greatest exodus of CEOs in the shortest amount of time, on record. Perhaps they knew something was afoot, or perhaps they decided to bail while the getting was good. Again, one of the greatest lessons the 20th-century leaders learned beginning with World War I, followed closely by the Great Depression, is that crisis points, offer the greatest opportunities for advancing agendas.
There has been since 1913, a relentless push towards globalism. However, without major crisis’s (either real or supposed), the march toward globalism had been relatively slow and cumbersome (like the New Deal’s recovery efforts). People and nations are reluctant to hand over their own sovereignty, especially when there is no good reason to do so.
However, when you add a crisis (again, either real or supposed) into the equation that crawl towards globalism, turns into a sprint. Let us summarize the major historical events and the subsequent efforts to advance globalism (italicized). I apologize for the length of this, but I am attempting summarize the entirety (as best as possible) the push toward globalism.
1913: The Federal Reserve Act is passed on December 24 (Christmas Eve), with a barely a quorum, effectively creating an American ‘central bank’
1914-18: World War 1 embroils the world in conflict
1920: President Woodrow Wilson founds the League of Nations
1929: US Stock market crashes on October 29, ‘Black Tuesday’
1929-39: US “Great Depression” results in the federalization of numerous industries, and FDR being elected for an unprecedented four, four-year terms of office (1933-1945)
1939-45: World War II embroils the world again in global conflict
1944: Bretton-Woods Agreement establishes the US Dollar as the global reserve currency
1945: The United Nations is founded
1946: Winston Churchill proposes the idea of a united Europe
1949: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is created, permanently entrenching the US to European affairs for the next 70 years
1951: Treaty of Paris officially begins the European Coal and Steel Community (six nations) which becomes the genesis of the European Union
1967: Israel major victory in Six Day War; Israelis’ recapture and reunites Jerusalem
1971: US President Nixon delinks the US economy from the gold-standard (ending Bretton-Woods Agreement)
1973: US Pres. Nixon supports Israel in Yom Kippur War; OPEC oil embargo begins
1979: US renegotiates trade agreement with OPEC (Saudi Arabia) effectively reinstituting the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency through ‘petrodollars’
1989: ‘Iron Curtain’ comes down in Europe
1991: Collapse of the Soviet Union
1993: Clinton signs NAFTA into law
1993: Treaty of Maastricht formalizes the unification of the European Union (EU)
1993: UN Agenda 21 (non-formal agreement) on sustainable development
1995: Creation of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) by French President Sarkozy
1999: EU officially adopts the ‘euro’ currency
2001: 9/11 Islamic attack on the United States; ‘war on terror’ begins
2001: US retaliates and invades Afghanistan with NATO coalition
2003: SARS coronavirus outbreak occurs in southern China
2003: US invades Iraq with a NATO coalition, dethrones Saddam Hussein, and effectively destabilizes the Muslim Middle East
2005: Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami results in a global recovery effort
2008: Fannie May/ Freddie Mac mortgage crisis embroils and drags down the global economy
2008-09: Mortgage crisis results in three massive financial bailouts
2009: H1N1 (Swine Flu) becomes a global pandemic
2010: Haitian earthquakes results in a global recovery effort
2010: US Congress passes the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), effectively attempting to nationalizing 1/6th of the US economy
2011: 9.0 earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a massive tsunami, and causing a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear reactor facility. This resulted again in a global recovery effort
2011: US military exit from Iraq, leaving vacuum later filled by ISIS
2010-Present: Arab Spring in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria
2014-15: Global Ebola Crisis
2015: UN Agenda 2030 initiated to end global poverty
2016: Unexpected election of Donald J. Trump to US President
2016: Obama agrees to the Paris Climate Agreement (executive agreement), presumably binding the US to a four-year international treaty
2017: Official US declaration of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
2018: US continued economic prosperity
2018: US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
2019: US gains energy independence from OPEC
November 2019: US notifies its intent to begin its year-long withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement to occur no earlier than 04NOV2020 (right after the next elections)
October 2019: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. (Source)
December 2019: First news of epidemic breaking at Wuhan, China
January-February 2020: US Democrats continue impeachment process
January 2020: The Trump Administrations COVID-19 response timeline
March 2020: Quarantine/shelter in place government orders in effect globally
April-May 2020: US / global economy grinds to halt, expectations of 40-50% unemployment worldwide
If we were to compare this march toward globalization with earlier attempts (prior to 1900), there is simply nothing comparable to it except during the military conquests of Genghis Khan, the Roman Empire, and Alexander the Great. The relentless push toward globalism over the past 120 years has been like a powerful, unrelenting undercurrent sucking everything out to sea. Things may seem fine on the surface, but the undertow moves quietly and perilously under the surface. But what is the globalist agenda?
What else but a new world order.
Unbelievably, this is a relatively simple process. The long game is subtle, and uses gradualism and incrementalism as its main tools to force change over a period of time. The short game is to advance the long game in quick increments, usually during moments of crisis. The key here is to have your plans in place long before said crisis ever occurs. This is where both the short and long game work in unison to achieve the same end state.
The Long Game
1. The dumbing-down of a population (requires a takeover of education, entertainment and media)
2. Creating an impossibly complicated web of legislation and bureaucracy to hide agendas
3. Consolidating as much wealth and power into as few hands as possible
4. Controlling the narrative (this requires controlling both the mouthpieces and the platforms to censor opposing opinions)
5. Depopulating the earth from our present 7.5B people, down to around 500M. This is done through war, epidemics, pandemics, famine, genocide, and abortion
6. Open borders and reduction/diminishment of national sovereignty.
7. Political change via gradualism or incrementalism (see Fabian Society)
The Short Game
1. Dumbing down a population requires a relaxation of moral norms, a removal of God from academia, and the promotion of hedonism
2. Create a government/organization so shrouded with rules, departments, legislation, official channels, and systems of systems, that the average person would never be able to untangle their agenda. When a government becomes so large, we often see the rise of a shadow government, or deep state underneath it that moves unseen
(About the best I have seen done, was by Glenn Beck years ago when tracking all the ties and linkages George Soros had to leftist organizations. It is truly a modern day Hydra.)
3. Elite-bankers/technocrats consolidate their power over autonomous countries through economic crisis. The creation of transnational and international organizations, whether governmental (IMF, World Bank, etc.) or corporate (Google, IBM, Microsoft, etc.) almost always become incestuous in moving forward their agenda
4. The use of Hollywood, secular academia, and the Media as leftist propaganda mouthpieces to push certain narratives (global cooling, global warming, climate change, etc.)
5. The Georgia Guide stones are the “ten commandments” of the new world order
6. Aside from socialist and leftist political attempts (i.e., EU open borders), global emergencies like unchecked immigration, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, etc., present perfect opportunities to get footholds in every country on the planet.
7. Use delaying tactics when opportunity arrives to achieve a goal most aligned to yours
Many of you are probably wondering, what a post-COVID-19 world looks like. Well, as the title alluded to, definitely more Orwellian than before the Chinese-originated viral outbreak began. Given the long history lesson I just presented you, we know that when a crisis occurs, conspirators will take advantage of the situation to advance their agenda.
Ultimately, the globalists hate what Donald Trump represents. He represents a return to national sovereignty and a return to the American greatness that marked much of the 20th-century. So what they could not achieve at the micro-level (i.e., three-year investigation and failed impeachment attempt) to take out Donald Trump, they would be forced to attain at the macro-level and drag down the global economy. Trust me; had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, we would not be undergoing this current crisis (think back to 2009 H1N1) because she is a globalist and would already be working to advance their agenda.
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” – Revelation 13:1
If anything, this current crisis is primarily designed as a ‘stage-setting’ event for the final reordering of the present world governments. We know that in the last days, there will be a ten-nation / seven-region confederacy, led by ten leaders, who rise up out of the sea of humanity. There will be an eleventh leader, who subdues three, and then ends up taking over the entire organization. This organization is known as The Beast. Their leader is the personification of The Beast, and his name is the Lawless One or the Antichrist. He has a right-hand person, known as the False Prophet, who orchestrates an apostate, ecumenical religious world system and eventually direct all worship toward this the Antichrist.
So how do we get from where we are today, to the one the Bible says is coming? If recent headlines are any indication, they reveal that world leaders are actively working to promote the spirit of antichrist with increased vigor either knowingly, or unknowingly. Check out these recent headlines that point toward a world more Orwellian than anything even George Orwell could have imagined:
A one-world government
A digital, global currency
Mandatory vaccinations with tracking devices
Mandatory digital IDs
In decades past, globalist lacked the political and technological abilities to bring about a new world order. Even at the height of World War II, the Nazi’s were unable to control all buying and selling even in the areas they controlled. Both the League of Nations, and later the United Nations, lacked the military and legal authority to impose their politically driven agendas.
While it appears that the present coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc to the globalist agenda (i.e., open borders and lax immigration laws) what it is really doing, is reshuffling the geopolitical nations and the authorities they once held. It will become a complete dismantlement of nationalism and national sovereignty altogether. Why is that? Because the threat is no longer contained to a single nation. Much like the much-hyped and ever-evolving climate change threat, pandemics are global in nature (hence the name ‘pan’). Nations, who refuse to get on board with the global agenda, face North Korea-styled isolation and embargo.
The consensus from the “experts” is that the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to unravel the long fought for liberalism and unification of a European Union (EU). The experts fear that Europe might return to the pre-1950s ‘nationalism’ and ‘isolationism,’ mindsets in the hoarding of resources and closing of borders. However, the reality is the global nature of this threat will reinforce their need to be represented by single, supranational voice that will lead all of Europe (much like the United States). This virus is not unraveling seventy-years’ worth of consolidation; rather, it is restructuring the authorities to become the final structure the Bible has foretold it would become.
This is the first pandemic event since the Spanish Flu that has affected the whole world at the same time. The obvious difference being that the world in 1918-20 lacked the technology to impose global surveillance and enforce currency controls. We do not have that problem anymore. Watch for these agendas to be hammered through in the coming weeks to months.
Push for digital ID
– Will be mandatory
– Will be linked to health and vaccinations
– Will support the UN agenda for digital identity
– Will be embedded into the body
Push for 5G networks
– With worldwide quarantines in place, the current 4G system is overburdened by usage. People will demand a faster system to continue streaming, gaming, browsing, and working.
– After the worldwide quarantines are lifted, expect to see rolling quarantines in various place, which will require stronger networks to supervise the entire world
– 5G will be needed to support the emerging Quantum-based networks and blockchain financial systems
– Will be required to run a global system of the Internet of Things
Push for digital currency
– If this crisis is allowed to drag on, they will do so for as long as necessary to crash the global economies and primarily that of the United States
– This will require nations to come hat in hand to the World Bank or IMF for bailouts-which they will get in the form of a new, completely digital currency
– Technically, the US Dollar is already a digital currency. Most transactions around the world are increasingly digital. What this new currency will mean, is that you will not have to exchange a Dollar for a Yen, or a Ruble for a Won. It will be a new, singular, blockchain-based crypto-currency
– This Blockchain system will be satellite based (Low Earth Orbit), supported by Quantum mainframes, and carried throughout the earth on 5G networks
Increased Surveillance State
– Threat of future pandemics, terrorism, and non-compliers will require massive overhaul to personal freedoms (at least in the US) (think how airport security changed after 9/11)
– Digital Identification, as well as embedded markers will show authorities things like personal identity, vaccination status, citizenship, tracking, and will one day (inside the 70th-Week), linked to one’s banking systems to buy and sell
– Cameras will blanket the earth. They already do in most major cities. The rural areas that are thinly inhabited, will have LEO satellites covering them ensuring that there will literally be nowhere to hide
– Thermal, night-vision, and earth-penetrating imaging will further reduce anyone’s ability to hide from the system. Many of these are already in existence. We just have the pesky thing like the US Constitution restricting its usage
After reading all this, you are probably depressed, upset, distraught, or even belligerent in that the globalist machinations who appear to be winning the day. Far from it. They are fulfilling exactly what God has already told us would happen.
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings” – Acts 17:26
“Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’” – Isaiah 46:9-10
The good news is if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you will not live through the worst period in human history. Things might get rough beforehand, but Christ promised His bride, the Church, deliverance from the very time of this global testing (Revelation 3:10). So be of good cheer. Share the good news of Jesus Christ with friends, family, neighbors, and even your enemies. Time is running out on this sin-stained world. The enemies of God will not win and their schemes will not come to fruition.
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
– Psalm 2:1-6