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There are various forms of authoritarian
government, but the real power behind all of
them is rarely recognized. Why? Because this
power did not originate in the physical realm.
Instead, it occurred first in the spirit realm and,
having accomplished its goals there, began
influencing affairs on this planet.
However, before examining the subject of
authoritarianism, a brief definition of its meaning
The enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience
to authority at the expense of personal freedom;
a lack of concern for the wishes or opinions of
As the author of authoritarianism exists in the
spirit realm, the only true source for
understanding how he operates is the word of
Almighty God. As the word of Almighty God is
explained/expounded through His representative,
Jesus Christ, we will examine some of Christ’s
comments on this subject.
First, it must be established that Jesus Christ only
speaks in accordance with the will of Almighty
For I (Christ) have not spoken on my own
authority; but the Father (Almighty God) who
sent me gave me a command, what I should
say and what I should speak (Jn. 12:49; cf.
7:17; 14:10; NKJV used throughout unless
otherwise noted; Ed. notes in parentheses).
This truth and dynamic has not changed since
the time that the spirit being, now known as
Jesus Christ, was created.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and
forever (Heb. 13:8).
The Lord (Almighty) created (formed; cf. Ps.
139:13) me (Christ) at the beginning of His
way, before His works of old (Prov. 8:22; Ed.
notes in parentheses).
Then I (Christ) was beside Him, as a master
craftsman; and I was daily His delight,
rejoicing always before Him (Prov. 8:30).
The argument has been made that the 8th
chapter of Proverbs is describing “wisdom” and
not an individual. The truth is that “prosopopoeia”
is being used, which means “the representation
of a person (Christ), or persons, as a thing
(wisdom).” This is confirmed in the writings of
the New Testament.
But to those who are called, both Jews and
Greeks, Christ the power of God and the
wisdom of God (1Cor. 1:24; emphasis
Therefore the entire word of God, as originally
inspired, is synonymous with both Almighty God
and the son He created, Jesus Christ. So when
we read any section of scripture, it was inspired
by Almighty God but delivered by the spirit being
now known as Jesus Christ. Notwithstanding,
many translators have added, altered, or
removed many of the original words of God (cf.
And the Father Himself, who sent me (Christ),
has testified of me. You have neither heard His
voice (directly) at any time, nor seen His form
(Jn. 5:37; cf. 6:46; Ed. notes in parentheses).
With this background, we can read the entire
word of God, the Bible, knowing that the spirit
being referred to as Jesus Christ was responsible
for delivering it to mankind.
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But he (Christ) answered and said, “It is
written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds from the mouth
of God’” (Mt. 4:4; Ed. note in parenthesis).
Therefore, Jesus Christ delivered the truth about
the author of authoritarianism to mankind from
the beginning. He conveyed this truth to Adam,
but not in an authoritarian manner. In other
words, Adam had freedom to choose whether he
would obey God’s command, or reject it.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying,
“Of every tree (symbol of a spirit being; see
study: What Tree Did Eve Eat From?) of the
garden you may freely eat;
17but of the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil you shall not
eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall
surely die.” (Gen. 2:16-17; Ed. note in
Contrary to popular belief, these were not literal
trees. Instead, they represented spirit beings
that Adam could communicate with, and “ingest”
ideas from. However, “ingesting” the value
system of the “tree of the knowledge of good and
evil” would result in Adam’s death because this
“spirit being” was more cunning than Adam and
the other trees, or spirit beings.
Now the serpent (Rev. 12:9) was more
cunning than any beast (living creature)
which the Lord God had made… (Gen. 3:1a;
Ed. notes in parentheses; emphasis added).
Because “the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil” was so cunning, this spirit being was fully
capable of “planting ideas” that would lead Adam
to sin. Sin is defined as the transgression of God’s
law/command (1Jn. 3:4). Once Adam sinned, he
would be separated from a correct
understanding of God’s word and eventually die.
So all the days that Adam lived were nine
hundred and thirty years; and he died (Gen.
5:5; emphasis added).
As mentioned previously, Jesus Christ is
synonymous with God’s word but he is also
represented metaphorically by “the tree of life”
because it is only through Christ’s shed blood
that any sinner can be forgiven of sin, restored
in their relationship with Almighty God, and
inherit eternal life at the resurrection of the dead
(cf. Gen. 3:24; cf. Jn. 11:25).
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
Lord (Rom. 6:23; emphasis added).
So being separated from “the tree of life” meant
that Adam and Eve would be enslaved to Satan’s
value system that would end in everlasting death.
Therefore, the spirit being represented by “the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil” had the
power of death over Adam and Eve. So they were
slaves of Satan whether they realized it or not.
In fact, by deceiving them, Satan had them
under his “authoritarian control”.
Inasmuch then as the children (Adam and Eve
and their descendants) have partaken of flesh
and blood, he himself (Jesus Christ) likewise
shared in the same, that through death he
might destroy him who had the power of
death, that is, the devil,
15 and release those
who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage (Heb. 2:14-15; Ed.
notes in parentheses; emphasis added).
So Satan prevents all those under his cunning
influence/deception from being free to correctly
understand God’s word. In essence, they are all
Satan’s prisoners as the following section of
Those who see you (in a future period of
judgment) will gaze at you, and consider you,
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saying: ‘Is this the man (Satan) who made
the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,
17Who made the world as a wilderness and
destroyed its cities, who would not release
his prisoners (Isa. 14:16-17; Ed. notes in
parentheses; emphasis added).
Just like Satan, human authoritarian systems
also deceive their citizens in order to control their
thinking processes. They do this by various
means including, but not limited to, misleading
propaganda. This often means propagating halftruths and controlling access to social media
China’s online population of 800 million gets a
highly restricted internet, one that doesn’t
include access to Google, Facebook, YouTube or
the New York Times. There’s little coverage of
the 1989 student protests in Tiananmen Square.
Even Winnie the Pooh got temporarily banned.
China is able to control such a vast ocean of
content through the largest system of censorship
in the world, aptly known as the Great Firewall.
It’s a joint effort between government monitors
and the technology and telecommunications
companies compelled to enforce the state’s rules.
The stakes go beyond China, which is
setting an example that other
authoritarian countries can imitate
In contrast to Satan, and the human
authoritarian systems he influences, Almighty
God always intended his children to make
informed choices without being forced to act
according to His will. However, He makes His will
clear because He does not want his children to
suffer the consequences associated with making
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today
against you, that I have set before you life and
death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose
life, that both you and your descendants
may live (Dt. 30:19; emphasis added).
When Almighty God’s children reject Him, or His
representative Jesus Christ, He respects their
decision. However, He warns them about the
consequences of rejecting His system of
governance, which is based on His law and
And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice
of the people in all that they say to you; for
they have not rejected you, but they have
rejected Me, that I should not reign over
them” (1Sam. 8:7; cf. Hos. 13:11; emphasis
“Now therefore, heed their voice.
However, you shall solemnly forewarn
them, and show them the behavior of the
king who will reign over them” (1Sam. 8:9;
By seeking to have a human being, or human
government ruling a nation, there will be abuses.
However mankind, as a whole, would rather
endure these abuses than willingly subject itself
to God’s government, with its law and
commandments (cf. Rom. 8:7). The
consequence of having humans ruling over other
humans has many pitfalls, and God warned the
ancient nation of Israel about this.
And he (Samuel) said, “This will be the
behavior of the king who will reign over you:
he will take your sons and appoint (conscript)
them for his own chariots and to be his
horsemen, and some will run before his
chariots (as part of the army). 12He will
appoint captains over his thousands and
captains over his fifties (increase
bureaucracy), will set some to plow his ground
and reap his harvest, and some to make his
weapons of war and equipment for his chariots
(large sums wasted on military purchases).
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13He will take your daughters to be perfumers,
cooks, and bakers.
14And he will take the best
of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive
groves, and give them to his servants
(cronyism). 15He will take a tenth of your grain
and your vintage, and give it to his officers and
servants (increase taxes to reward those who
support the leader). 16And he will take your
menservants and your maidservants and your
finest young men and your donkeys, and put
them to his work (compulsory purchase).
17He will take a tenth of your sheep (additional
tax increases). And you will be his servants.
18And you will cry out in that day because
of your king (or type of government) whom
you have chosen for yourselves, and the
Lord will not hear you in that day” (1Sam.
8:11-18; Ed. notes in parentheses; emphasis
It is through these “governments of man” that
different forms of authoritarianism can occur.
Some of them are very oppressive and abusive.
One modern example of this is the CCP (Chinese
Communist Party) that controls and manipulates
the citizens of its own county. Systems such as
this are a direct reflection of Satan’s self-serving
value system. Just as he is a compulsive liar; so
these authoritarian systems constantly lie to their
You (rulers of this present evil age; cf. Gal.
1:4) are of your father the devil, and the
desires of your father you want to do. He
was a murderer from the beginning, and does
not stand in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks
from his own resources, for he is a liar and
the father of it (Jn. 8:44; Ed. note in
parenthesis; emphasis added).
So to one degree or another, all political systems
are influenced by Satan’s perverted value system,
which explains why there is so much lying
associated with them. Ironically, politicians
accuse each other of lying when they are all
guilty of doing it to maintain their power and
position. Authoritarian systems can only maintain
control of their citizens by lying in order to mask
their selfish goals and objectives. If they told the
truth, the whole truth, their corruption would be
exposed and they would be forced out of power.
Authoritarian systems, with Satan as their father
(Jn. 8:44), will murder anyone that threatens
their position. In a New York Post article on the
CCP (Chinese Communist Party), the following
The verdict is in: On June 17 (2019), the China
Tribunal announced its findings that China’s
Communist regime has for two decades practiced
systematic, forced organ removal from prisoners
of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners
By lying to Eve, when he claimed she would not
die if she rejected God’s command (Gen. 3:4),
Satan was guilty of murdering her. He led Eve to
believe that he understood God’s word accurately.
In other words he had the knowledge of “good”,
but she didn’t recognize that he actually
represented everything that was “evil”, or
contrary to God’s value system as summarized by
His law and commandments.
Today, even those government systems that pay
lip service to God are actually far removed from
practicing what He says (Mt. 4:4).
Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these
people draw near to Me with their mouths and
honor me with their lips, but have removed
their hearts far from Me, and their fear
(respect) toward Me is taught by the
commandment of men” (Isa. 29:13; cf. 2Tim.
3:7; Ed. note in parenthesis).
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Instead of trusting and obeying the word of
Almighty God, man’s governments trust in
themselves and their own abilities.
Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a
human being, in whom there is no help
(salvation) (Ps. 146:3; Ed. note in
The more oppressive and authoritarian a
governing system is, the more it is a direct
reflection of Satan who is the author of abusive
practices. In the spirit realm, Satan trampled
those who stood in opposition to him. In the next
scripture, Satan is represented metaphorically by
a powerful male goat.
Therefore the male goat grew very great; but
when he became strong, the large horn was
broken, and in place of it four notable ones
came up toward the four winds of heaven.
9And out of one of them came a little horn
(symbol of strength) which grew exceedingly
great toward the south, toward the east, and
toward the Glorious Land (metaphor for
heavenly Jerusalem). 10And it grew up to the
host of heaven; and it cast down some of
the host and some of the stars (angels; cf.
Rev. 1:20) to the ground, and trampled
them (Dan. 8:8-10; Ed. notes in
parentheses; emphasis added).
His (Satan’s) tail (lies; cf. Isa. 9:15) drew a
third of the stars (angels) of heaven and
threw them to the earth… (Rev. 12:4a; Ed.
notes in parentheses; emphasis added).
Just as Satan tramples on those who oppose him;
so man’s authoritarian governments trample on
their own citizens through various means
including disinformation, surveillance, social
credit scores, etc.
This is why it seems so inhumane, to those in
democratic countries, when they see the
atrocities of authoritarian governments against
their own citizens. Again, the key to
understanding what is actually happening is
knowing that the spirit realm exists, and some in
that realm are influencing the attitudes of those
in positions of authority in the physical realm.
Specifically Satan, who is “the prince of the
power of the air”, is the author of authoritarian
systems (cf. Eph. 2:2).
For we do not wrestle against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this age, against spiritual hosts of
wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph.
6:12; emphasis added).
Thankfully, all these evil powers in both the
physical and spiritual realm will be judged for
their abusive conduct. When this occurs, those
who were held captive by them will be freed.
But thus says the Lord: “Even the captives of
the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey
of the terrible be delivered; for I will contend
with him who contends with you, and I will
save your children.
I will feed those who
oppress you with their own flesh, and they
shall be drunk with their own blood as with
sweet wine. All flesh shall know that I, the Lord,
am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the
Mighty One of Jacob” (Isa. 49:25-26).
O Lord our God, other masters besides You
have had dominion over us; but by You
only we make mention of Your name (Isa.
26:13; emphasis added).
May Almighty God speed the day when these
“other masters” are removed once and for all.
The timing of this removal is solely in the power
of Almighty God; not even Jesus Christ knows the
day or hour in advance (Mt.6:10; 16:27; Mk.
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13:32). After this momentous event is fulfilled,
there will never again be an authoritarian
government that manipulates and abuses its
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