...so, I've been investigating Nimrod of the time of Genesis.
My researching has led me to befuddlement. One ancient pagan god, or king, or mother of a god, or goddess leads to yet another variation on a theme, and I find myself sitting here, head spinning & confused. The list seems endless! Nonetheless, there does seem to exist a certain continuity, in a disjointed way, to their stories. Even so, to keep up the reading of such topics at this point, isn't going to benefit me, nor contribute to finalizing this article! so I'm going with what I have gleaned so far...
I find it so interesting that not much mention is made of Nimrod, in the Scriptures. Yet it seems that his influence on history & civilization reaches forth even 'til now. I have read in more than one place that Freemasonry has its roots in Nimrod & his activities. From what I've found, if true, that is not a good thing. And the Masonic society (again, from what I've found, if true) appears to be responsible for the design of our Statue of Liberty - and their intent might not have been what yours or mine would have, in producing her. From times far past, a hand of ungodly intent has always been at work, to destroy the works of God in this world AND the United States of America, to rob men of their full potential within those Divine works, and create a whole other kind of...society. Lucifer hasn't given up. A global agenda has been in the offing for a long, long time.
"The first century historian Josephus in his Antiquities of the Jews explains that the building of the Tower of Babel was an act of disobedience towards God...and explains that its chief proponent was a king by the name of Nimrod." (source) So here is where we see the beginning of some forms of architecture as being an expression of opposition to the Lord ( dare I say, anti-Christ arising?) as well as the beginnings of attempted globalization. Beyond that, as societies & nations today move more and more towards a global 'unity' - though it appears to be a harmonious embrace - they are instead committing a dangerous spiritual fornication. It is serious. And America is part of it.
But back to Nimrod...
It looks like this man indulged in sexual relations with his mother. I am finding this piece of 'information' everywhere I go...she was, supposedly, known by the name of Semiramis/Ishtar/Isis...different countries gave her different names, over time. One was Diana of Ephesus. Point being, eventually she was worshipped as a goddess, and Nimrod was deified with her.
Now...this goddess (whom I will refer to as Ishtar), as the headdresses in the pictures below show, has been associated with towers/fortifications. I've read that this is because she had much to do with surrounding Babylon with brick walls, and influencing Nimrod to begin construction of the infamous Tower of Babel. Nimrod was eventually worshipped as 'the god of fortifications'. So we have here the Power Couple of Towers & Fortifications!
Nimrod, however, was associated with more than fortifications - he seems to have worked to set himself up as a form of savior, or Liberator. And what he was liberating the people from was the fear of YHWH, which is the beginning of knowledge. It is actually nothing to fear in itself! It is a good thing. Nimrod was not doing anyone any favors here...but apparently, with memories/accounts of the Flood still affecting people, Nimrod's machinations offered the people an illusion of safety & comfort, without needing to seek righteousness, God's way. Or to seek God, period...
Meanwhile, his consort Ishtar also became known as the champion/goddess of personal freedoms - perhaps because of her relationship to Nimrod. The 'personal freedoms' label evolved into sexual freedom, i.e., licentiousness. Slaves seeking freedom turned to the goddess Ishtar; if they gained it, some prostituted themselves to secure an income, and/or became temple prostitutes, both sanctioned by this goddess. ( Ishtar's protective covering was extended to include immigrants and exiles as well, as they also would be seeking freedom...Here we can see a prototype upon which, it seems, the Masonic developers & sculptor of the Statue of Liberty designed her.)
...so you can see where this duo is headed...down an ever darkening path, away from the Light of the world...producing the Tower of Babel (Confusion)...and the seeds of an early blueprint for secret societies such as Freemasonry, and their ultimate globalist agenda.
It does not comfort me to know that the indispensable Father of our country, George Washington, was a Mason. As well as just about any other Founder of renown. In my heart, I cry, "Where do we go from here? What now?" In my eyes, Washington is second only to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am serious. How can this not be true?
It does comfort me to have learned that although Washington had joined the Masons, and engaged in much written correspondence, it appears that he did not actually attend meetings, on the whole. "The fact is I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice within the last thirty years...."( (Masonic Correspondence of Washington) When questioned as to the suspected nefarious nature of this secret society, he replied, " "... [referring to] the doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobism ... in the United States....I did not believe that the Lodges of Freemasons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavored to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or the pernicious principles of the latter..."
My sincere hope is that at that time in the history of the United States, George Washington was not deceived but that Freemasonry and other such societies were not entrenched in subversive, freedom-threatening agendas. Or, if they were, Washington genuinely believed they were not.
An editorial conclusion on a related site: " It is this editor's belief that the Illuminati did finally penetrate the Freemasons in America but not until the latter half of the 19th century. So any talk of George Washington and the Founding Fathers being a part of a conspiracy or a One World Order is superfluous"
If one did not already know it, or if one only suspected it, becoming aware of the amount & the identities of American Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and other high level government officials involved in the Masonic structure can be sickening.
"The world is governed by people far different from those imagined by the public." Benjamin Disraeli, Victorian-era Prime Minister of Britain
"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always concealed by another name, and another occupation..." (John Robinson's "Proofs of a Conspiracy" 1798, re- printed by Western Islands, Boston, 1967, p. 112)
Sir Francis Bacon, beginning in the early 1590's, began the detailed plans by which North America would be colonized. He was the supreme adept in the Rosicrucian Society, and established the super secret Knights of the Helmet [Ibid., p. 123-129]...Bacon was responsible for the modern birth of Freemasonry...(George V. Tudhope, Bacon Masonry)...the outworking of an occult plan originally conceived "thousands of years before Columbus ever sailed"! Masonic Forefathers
1733 - In the United States, the first Masonic circles began to appear in 1733; by the time of the American Revolution, nearly 150 lodges existed throughout the colonies.
"A theory that a conspiracy has been working consciously for many centuries is not very plausible unless one attributes to them a religious unity. That is tantamount to regarding them as Satanists engaged in the worship and service of supernatural evil." (Prof. Revilo P. Oliver, Conspiracy or Degeneracy?, USA)
1776, Adam Weishaupt, a famous Mason, had developed the Illuminati, a secret society within a secret society. One Masonic historian himself has stated that the goals include "found[ing] a new Hierarchy, to overturn all authority, and to press down all the Social Order under the level of Equality." (italics mine) (Does this sound like Barack Obama's agenda? also, my thought.) Another Masonic historian stated "the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government." In Weishaupt's own words, the Illuminati "will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose...."
The above quotes are taken from an involved piece about United States Presidents & their associates who are, were, or were in some way connected to, Masons. This organization is pervasive & powerful, and appears to be behind much of all that goes on in this world. "Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England... stated to the London Press in 1922: From the days of Sparticus Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century..." At its lower levels, it presents itself as noble & altruistic - its members at these levels might actually believe that. The higher one ascends into Freemasonry, the closer one gets to Luciferian activity, even worship. Or so I've read. It's tentacles have snaked their way throughout history past and into our present world, invading government & religion at the highest levels.
These things being true, its dissolution seems unlikely, ever, by means of good & righteous men opposing it. My thought here is that the destruction of Freemasonry will only come about by an act of our sovereign Lord. It will only come about through, perhaps, Armageddon. But it will definitely be vanquished for all eternity when it shall be true that "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ..." (Revelations 11:15)
It always comes back to Jesus Christ.
"...behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me..."
Revelations 22: 12,13