Seven Billion Souls
Vol: 121 Issue: 31 Monday, October 31, 2011
The United Nations set aside today — Halloween — as the day the world recognizes the arrival of the world’s seven billionth soul. Of course, nobody can be exactly sure when the world population turned over the seventh billion — it could have been last week. It might not be until next week.
So the UN had to pick a day and so they picked the day set aside to recognize the patron saint of the UN.
Indeed, in 1982, the UN re-presented to the world what it called “the Great Invocation” — an international, non-religious prayer the UN claims belongs “to all humanity” that its supporters promise will bring “an oppressed humanity from darkness into light.”
“Many religions believe in a World Teacher or Savior, knowing Him under such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, the Messiah, and the Kalki Avatar and these terms are used in some of the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.”
The most updated version of the “Great Invocation” was published in 2000, in which the UN replaced the generic “Christ” with “the Coming One” but other than that, it pretty much is as it was when Alice Bailey first wrote it:
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth
Alice Bailey was an theosophist, as well as a racist, and an antisemite who shared the Nazi belief in Aryan superiority and is considered one of the founders of the New Age movement.
Nutty as a fruitcake, Bailey nonetheless became a powerful figure in the UN, and her publishing company, Lucis Trust remains the UN’s official publisher.
Lucis Trust was renamed in 1925 from the Lucifer Publishing Company, but the Lucis Trust comes from the same root word, meaning “Light-Bearer” so the name change was for cosmetic, rather than religious reasons.
In other words, the UN had no philosophical problem with the concept of using a publishing company dedicated to Lucifer, as long as it didn’t say so in so many words.
I have no source to support a direct claim that the UN deliberately chose Satan’s High Holy Day as the day that mankind bursts through the 7 billion person barrier, and frankly, it may be just a coincidence.
But even so, it is a perfect fit.
It is estimated that at the time of Christ, the population of the world was roughly three hundred million people.
One can argue that figure up or down a bit based on the principle of the ‘known world’ vs. the undiscovered New World, etc., but the figure is based on the taking of the known population and working backwards, rather than simply relying on ancient census figures.
Using that for a benchmark, it has been calculated that it took from the time of Christ until about 1800 for the world population to reach one billion people. Although it took 1800 years to get to one billion, the world population didn’t click over to two billion until around 1930.
Let’s inject some perspective here. When my mother-in-law was born in 1922, the SECOND billionth baby had not yet been born. This morning, she and I discussed the birth of the SEVEN billionth baby!
Thanks to the principle of exponential growth, by 1960 there were three billion, by 1974, four billion, 1985, five billion, 1999, six billion, and as of Halloween, 2011 there are now seven billion people living on our big blue marble.
Injecting a bit more perspective, there are more people alive at this moment than all the people that ever lived and died throughout history to this moment.
Seven billion seconds ago, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Seven billion paces is roughly equal to circumnavigating the planet at the equator — 106 times!
Seven billion people standing on each other’s shoulders would form 27 human columns from the earth to the moon.
The arrival of the seven billionth baby is significant to our understanding of Scripture and prophecy in a couple of interesting ways, apart from the fact that the UN chose Satan’s High Holy Day as the most fitting date to mark the event.
First, it exposes as a screaming lie the entire premise behind the theory of evolution. We’ve already looked at the exponential growth of humanity over just the last two thousand years.
The UN calculates that by the end of this century — a mere 89 years! — the world population will top ten billion.
Question: If mankind has been here for millions of years, then why aren’t we elbow-to-elbow? Adding a paltry one hundred years to our current population nearly doubles it again.
Why didn’t that happen six thousand years after the first caveman met the first cave lady, about 994,000 years ago, give or take a few hundred thousand years either way?
In 2000 there were six billion. Today there are seven billion. How many people will there be on earth one million years from now? That’s how many should be here now — if mankind is a million years old.
Secondly, there is the numerology to look at. Six is the number of man. The Lord took six days to create man, on the seventh, He rested. We are well into the sixth millennium since the time of Adam.
In Genesis, the sixth day is divided into three parts, the morning, the day and the evening, and Revelation 13:17 links the religion of the antichrist with 666.
Seven is the number of completion. Seven stars, seven candlesticks, seven churches . . . the number seven is the number of a man plus the number of God.
In Bible math, more specifically, the number 7 is the completion of a cause and effect chain of events, where 7 completes the changing of man’s 6 natures; first 1 through 6, then 7. It is Jesus who brings this change to man. Bible math teaches us to count the 7th day of the Creation as 777 to match the genealogy of the Son of God.
And as of today, on Satan’s highest holy day, the UN reckons that the number of men has moved from six to seven billion souls. Bible numerology assigns the number 8 to that of Jesus Christ.
The UN estimates that the eight billionth soul will be born sometime before 2025.
Note to the Membership: We’ve been running a special feature to commemorate the Omega Letter’s tenth anniversary in which we’ve published a different feature every day called “What the Omega Letter Means to Me” written by an OL member.
They were all very moving . . . I was honored by all the nice things you guys said about me personally. But the daily OL’s purpose is simply to get the ball rolling — to set the topic for discussion by the members in the forums.
Nonetheless, I want to thank all of you for your kind words — I will do my utmost to live up to them, but I want to take a moment to remind you that YOU are the most important part of the Omega Letter fellowship.
We’ll be discontinuing the feature as of today and taking down the anniversary blurb. Thank you all so much for being out there, for being so faithful and more than anything else, thank you for your prayers over the years.
Over the years, you have blessed me far more than words can ever say. May our God richly bless you in return. Maranatha!