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The Prince and His Power

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli has often been called the “father of modern political philosophy and political science.” He was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, writer, playwright, and poet of the Renaissance Period. 

He was often brought up during my hours spent at university. He seemed to me to be both admired and disdained by the professors who stood before us at lectures. It was a strange alchemy of thought that sometimes confused—at least yours truly—while the professors both lauded and lambasted this strange purveyor of political presumption.

Always central to their lectures was Machiavelli’s most famous work, written in 1513—The Prince. This is a brief treatise on how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it. The book represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on the lessons of history and his own experience as a foreign secretary in Florence, Italy.

Most of my professors, even during those days of the early 1960s, lectured from the socialist perspective. The lectures hadn’t quite become the Marxist-oriented lies we hear being spewed today, but the anti-America-as-founded propaganda was plenteous, even back then.  

As I say, the professors seemed to admire this man and his work—and detest him and his treatise at the same time. Almost always they blamed any political ideology that opposed the socialist view as being Machiavellian in its wickedness.

Today, the political left, while not mentioning the Machiavellian model at all, totally embraces its methodologies.

Probably the best way to characterize winning and sustaining power within the model presented by The Prince is “ends justify means.” Machiavelli viewed injuring enemies as a necessity. He stated: “If an injury is to be done to a man, it should be so severe that the prince should not be in fear of revenge.” The prince must be absolutely ruthless in order to win and sustain his power.

We see this Machiavellian principle in today’s national and geo-global politics. Injury by use of forced compliance by the globalist cabal of the new world order sort is employed every minute of every day by those seeking to tear down national sovereignty.

Compliance with globalist mandates, no matter who is hurt, is at the heart of the ruthlessness. They state they’re determined to pare down the populations of humanity on the planet over which they intend to rule—all, of course, for saving the planet.

In preparation for the “prince that shall come,” can we discern the Machiavellian principle in play? I believe the answer is more than obvious. Can you say “Trump derangement syndrome”?

In America—and across the world, for that matter—the borders of nations are forced open by the globalist leaders, all of whom seem to be in lockstep. They open borders so that other peoples can flood through the openings. In America they come by the hundreds of thousands—even millions—with most of the illegals unvaccinated, unchecked as to criminal background.

Even though there is pushback by some, the resistance is relatively small by comparison to the immensity of the problem of nations being overrun. This is because the world’s mainstream media is a part of the collective globalist mindset. Their narrative, their full propaganda machinery-engine, is pushing the drive to bring about a new world order. Opposition and resistance to this movement are suppressed at every turn.

This should be no surprise, because everywhere we look we see humanity going against the God of Heaven and His directives for mankind. We don’t have to be male or female as God brought us into this world. We can be whatsoever gender we choose. Man doesn’t have to be joined to woman in sexual oneness; we can choose which sex to engage with in such activity, totally apart from the God of Heaven.

It is okay for children as young as 2 or 3 to begin the transition from their birth gender to whichever gender their parent says the child should become.

This is pushed by media at every level now, every hour of every day. This is because they—the media—have as their supreme leader the prince of the power of the air. We understand this from the words of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” (Ephesians 2:1–3)  

Satan is that prince of the power of the air. He dominates the dissemination of the falsehoods we are incessantly bombarded with while the new world order is being prepared for the “prince that shall come.

But we who are in Christ—who are saved by belief in His death, burial and resurrection—have nothing to fear while we endure this demonic construction taking place. Satan’s prince will be dealt with by another prince. Here is what God promises those who are in His eternal family.

“And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” (Daniel 8:24–25)     

True power resides with the King of all kings. Jesus is that Prince, that coming King of Revelation 19: 11. If you are not yet, but want to be a member of that holy Kingdom, here, again, is how.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9–10)


4 Comments

  1. David Michaelson says:

    “The Parable of the Tares or Weeds (KJV: tares, WNT: darnel, DRB: cockle) is a parable of Jesus which appears in Matthew 13:24–43. The parable relates how servants eager to pull up weeds were warned that in so doing they would root out the wheat as well and were told to let both grow together until the harvest.” I think this is very good approach in dealing with a lot of what’s going on around us in the world. Yes, we, as “salt & light” should point to the wickedness in the world, but I too am guilty of condemning those I think will never see the Kingdom of Gog, based on their “fruits, you will know them” Jesus tells us. Lately, and I’m as guilty as anyone, have thought of those especially in the media, and the Hollywood elite who I think are lost, but only God knows the “Heart”, not a man knows. Time will tell I guess as they say if they see the Kingdom, or are lost!

  2. Ed Wood says:

    I have really never figured out what the “prince of the power of the air” meant. I’ve taken a couple of guesses:

    1) Infiltrating everything since the Fall, just as our atmosphere covers the entire surface of the planet.

    2) Control of the airwaves and most of the media broadcasters that use them – a new achievement thanks to our technology. This includes the internet, tracking technology, e-commerce, etc. which had to be invented to make many of the coming prophecies literally possible.

    I’d sure like to see some comments about this.

    As for the “ends justifying the means,” we have only to look at the response to Covid-19 – the elite
    tightening their grip on the populace and that same populace rolling over for these excesses without challenge.

    And this is just a preview of the post-Rapture state of our world once we are gone.

  3. Charlie Lusco says:

    Excellent commentary. All is precisely as you have stated.

  4. Amen. Thank you, Christ Jesus.

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