Newly Revealed: Bible Leaks
Wilfred Hahn ((Eternal
A widely covered event of late 2010 was the public release of thousands of
secret diplomatic communications by WikiLeaks. Due to the nature of the
content and its sheer volume, it sparked both praise and criticism from
around the world.
Just who or what is WikiLeaks? It is an international “virtual”
organization, founded in 2006, allegedly comprised of dissidents, computer
hackers, and anti-authoritarian technical experts. Its purpose is to gather
information from informants and other anonymous new sources and publish it
on the Internet. Its chief spokesman, Julian Assange, is an Australian, who
initially gained repute as a formidable computer hacker.
WikiLeaks claims that its objective is to make public—namely, to
leak—information that is classified, secret or private. On its website, it
Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes […] but we also
expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal
unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum
political impact. […] We have received over 1.2 million documents so far
from dissident communities and anonymous sources.1
In 2010, several major information “exposés” were made by WikiLeaks. First,
in April, a compilation of 76,900 documents about the war in Afghanistan was released for public
scrutiny. Later, in October, the organization released over 400,000
documents relating to the Iraqi war. Then, as of November, it began
releasing thousands of diplomatic cables from the U.S. State Department.
Most critically, this triggered a retributive response by the U.S. government, as most of these
communications involved the correspondence of its diplomats and government
servants. Mr. Assange stayed in hiding, fearing arrest … or possible
assault. He eventually surfaced in the
Just what is the significance of the WikiLeaks phenomenon? Actually, there
are several aspects to ponder, not the least of which are its confirmations
of several “Bible leaks.” What we mean by the cryptic of “Bible leaks” is
simply an acknowledgment of what the Bible already reveals, including
Significance of Leaks Prophetic?
Julian Assange brags about the significance of the impact of his
organization, claiming that world history will now be defined as the eras of
pre- and post-WikiLeaks. While he most certainly is overstating the
importance of his organization, there are some aspects to this saga that
should serve as an alert to Christians.
To begin, it must be realized that it is not yet clear whether Mr. Assange
and/or WikiLeaks engaged in any illegal acts. Yet, because of the enraged
responses of various governments—even some
politicians calling for Mr. Assange’s assassination—WikiLeaks was attacked
on a grand scale. By consensus (rather than through due legal process), the
world suddenly decided that WikiLeaks was an enemy to its established order.
Following the information releases of November, its bank accounts were
frozen and payment organizations VISA and Paypal disabled its accounts. In
relatively short order, WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization, was cut off
Here we witness an instance of world consensus arbitrarily deciding to shut
down an organization through financial means. While such a facility has
already existed for some time, it nevertheless pointedly reconfirms that
world affairs today are controlled by the “horse’s bit” of financial
systems. Just as Revelation 13:17 has prophesied for almost two thousand
years, the world would someday be controlled where “ […]
no one could buy or sell.” After some 1900 years, that prophesied world now
Please understand that we are not wishing to praise WikiLeaks as a virtuous
force. Far from it. Mr. Assange is no angel. Yet, its situation clearly
shows the scope and power of the world’s capricious judgments. The systems
of mankind’s global community that have decided to shut down WikiLeaks will
someday be used against Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Christians.
Today, terrorism is being fought in the same way. In line with the
resolutions of the United Nations, worldwide money systems are being
controlled in the pursuit of illicit monies that might be supporting
terrorism or crime. Most countries today, under the imperatives of Anti
Money Laundering (AML) legislation, strictly monitor money flows. Employees
of financial institutions are required by law to report any suspicious money
transitions or cash deposits.
Most likely, everyone will agree that the pursuit of criminal activity
through systemic financial controls is a worthy cause. Nevertheless, it
represents a financial infrastructure that can be employed against any and
all public enemies. And, someday, people of God may be declared public
enemies. As the Bible says, there will come the day where the world will be
so twisted morally that it will deny God and persecute his people. Jesus
himself warned that “[…] a time is coming when anyone who kills
you will think he is offering a service to God” (John 16:2).
A second “Bible leak” revealed by the Wikileak releases of diplomatic
correspondence, is the moral character of world geopolitics. While none of
the documents that were released were of a top classified nature, they
nevertheless revealed a world of “intrigue” … a world of “lying and
stealing.” Geopolitics can be a competitive arena of deception—a global
contest for influence, power, wealth and geography. Zechariah’s 5th
and 6th visions (chapter 5) reveal just such an endtime world; a
world so corrupted and cursed that its very “timbers and stones” (Zechariah
5:4) would be consumed. What this phrase means is that the entire structural
foundation of world conditions will someday completely collapse.
The techniques of lying and stealing today are highly sophisticated. The
world that Zechariah saw in his visions was one marked by “thieves” and
those who “swear falsely” (Zechariah 5:3). In other words, that endtime
world would be characterized by geopolitical conditions dependent upon the
endorsed practice of “lying” and “stealing.”
No New Revelations
The title of this article also refers to things “newly revealed.” Of course,
we know that the 66 books of the Bible in their original language have
remained virtually unchanged for 2000 years (and, we trust on the testimony
of Jesus, even much longer). In that sense, there is nothing “newly
revealed.” But for most people, including a large number of Christians,
anything from the Bible may just as well be new revelation. Why? Few people
today are in the habit of reading the Bible regularly. Many places of
congregation that claim to be Christian, hardly expound from the Bible, let
alone consider its literal words the immutable communications to mankind
from God. In fact, many people wouldn’t recognize a quote from Scripture if
they were not told otherwise.
Surveys conclude that many people who call themselves Christians or attend
church regularly read the Bible infrequently. One such survey in England established that
approximately one-third of regular churchgoers had not read the Bible at all
in the previous year. 2
A survey conducted in
in 2006, the National Church Life Survey, arrived at similar conclusions.
3 Over 40% of declared Christians read the Bible infrequently or
not at all. While evangelicals read the Bible more frequently, on the other
hand, 59% of Roman Catholics declared that they rarely consult the Book.
While this may be the sad state of apparent and masquerading Christianity
today, the outlook bodes no better. No amount of “Bible leaks” will change
the tide of mankind today, according to prophecy. The truth is being
rejected … the nations rage against God. As David prophesied, “Why
do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?”
The Bible’s View on Knowledge
Yet, there is one group of people who will some day respond to a significant
“Bible leak.” The Jewish people will again respond to the “knowledge” of the
Scriptures. Rather than knowledge of information, the knowledge spoken of in
the Bible refers to knowledge of eternal significance. It is the knowledge
of God and His purposes.
While an increase in information—trivia, distractions and cares of this
world—appears to be in alignment with last day trends and developments, it
coincides with a soaring boom in ignorance of what the Bible calls
knowledge. The explosion of different kinds of media today, most of it
catering to amusement and promoting “non-thinking,” would certainly compete
with the quiet time required for Bible reading.
In the book of Daniel, we read: “But
you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the
end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge” (Daniel 12:4). A
popular interpretation of this verse is that not only will knowledge (i.e.
information and data) increase in the world, but also travel. While this may
not be a harmful interpretation, for a number of reasons, it is not likely
that this text refers to such phenomena at all.
As it was, Daniel’s prophecies are concerned with the Jewish people and
their future. Just as Hosea 4:6 (“My
people are destroyed from lack of knowledge”) is expressly spoken to the
Jews, so likely is Daniel’s prophecy of an increase of knowledge. The word
knowledge here does not refer to technical and scientific information, but
rather to the knowing of God’s plan and His laws. The prophets had often
castigated the Hebrews for their lack of knowledge.
“Israel’s watchmen are blind, they
all lack knowledge” said Isaiah (56:10).
Hosea confirms that the knowledge lacked refers to the ignorance of God and
His Laws. “Because you have rejected
knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law
of your God, I also will ignore your children” (Hosea 4:6). In Biblical
terms, the word “knowledge” is more aptly defined as the “act of knowing.”
In this sense, it is not knowledge that increases, but rather the knowing of
it. For this and other reasons, we are safer to interpret this passage as
referring to an increase in understanding of historical prophecy and
Scripture, not an increase of information.
During the last days, the Jewish people will again come to an increasing
understanding of their destiny and purpose. Finally, at the end of the Great
Tribulation, a remnant will receive a full understanding.
“Then I will give you shepherds after
my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. In those
days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land, declares the
(Jeremiah 3:15-16). The full content and revelation of the Bible will be
“leaked” … in other words, rediscovered and revealed in the light of truth.
Thoughts to Ponder
all of us living in the super-charged media and commercialized culture of
our time, struggle in attaining the type of devotion that Scripture upholds.
Apostle Paul was already worried about this type of assault upon the minds
of Christians 2000 years ago.
am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds
may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ”
(2 Corinthians 11:3). Yes, Paul may not have understood the “somehow.” But
today, we do recognize the devices and means that are being employed to lead
our minds astray from the Bible.
The Bible has the first and last word on knowledge.
“The heavens declare the glory of
God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth
speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or
language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the
earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:1-4). Here, we
clearly see that knowledge is the foundational information that matters for
Scriptures allow us no excuse for lacking this type of knowledge. All of
creation points to God: “For since
the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and
divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been
made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
The only thing that has changed is man’s understanding, and more
importantly, mankind’s willingness to understand. And understanding begins
with the recognition of God’s sovereignty and truth, says the Bible.
“The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline”
What can we do? We can acknowledge this encouragement:
“Set your minds on things above, not
on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in
3:2-3). But in our time of a massive, coordinated assault upon the functions
of people’s minds, more than acknowledgement is required. We must also
wilfully act to govern and guard our minds.
The Bible provides much counsel on this task.
“Therefore, prepare your minds for
action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you
when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the
evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called
you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because
I am holy’” (I Peter 1:13-16).
is a global economist/strategist. Formerly a top-ranked global analyst,
research director for a major Wall Street investment bank, and head of Canada country’s largest global
investment operation, his writings focus on the endtime roles of money,
economics and globalization. He has been quoted around the world and his
writings reproduced in numerous other publications and languages. His 2002
book The Endtime Money Snare: How to live free accurately anticipated
and prepared its readers for the Global Financial Crisis. His newest book,
Global Financial Apocalypse Prophesied: Preserving true riches in an age
of deception and trouble, looks further into the future.
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