The Schemes of Man

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
–Ephesians 5:11

From time to time, the ETPR reader will have seen references to “the schemes of man.”

YET, it was determined, after some careful study of past articles, that “the schemes of man” was a phrase which has been poorly explained.

ONLY ONE article (published almost two-and-a-half years ago) even mentioned (in passing) what the “schemes of man” were.

So, it was decided this week to examine the phrase a little more closely and try to emphasize just exactly what the “schemes of man” were all about.

IN SHORT, the “schemes of man” involve taking from the many and giving to the few.

“There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government.”
Albert Einstein

The elite few have ALWAYS schemed against the many.

A FEW of those schemes–which TAKE from the many and GIVE to the elite FEW–are

  1. Those governments which supposedly are run by men “elected” by the many (as well as government-mandated products and services)
  2. Various monopolies – whether they be products (sugar, prescription or recreational drugs) or services (electric, power, water);  Whether they be known to the public (natural gas) or unknown (petroleum)
  3. Lotteries
  4. Things of the world which are claimed to have intrinsic value” (such as government-issued or manufactured, alternate currencies)
  5. Stock markets
  6. Various gambling schemes, including professional sports
  7. Popular entertainment

The list ONLY features a very few of the schemes of man which take from the many and give to the elite few.

HOWEVER, all of the schemes by the few during man’s entire existence PALE beside the plan of those who imagine themselves to be “at the top of the food chain” to control the entire world and ALL of the things in it.

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed [Jesus Christ], saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
–Psalm 2:2-3


This control of the world by the elite few (encouraged and assisted by Satan) is the ULTIMATE scheme of man:  it is the ULTIMATE taking from the many and giving to the elite few.
The MANY vs The Elite FEW

So, that is the extent of what has been published here at ETPR about a phrase which is fairly regularly referenced.

A “scheme of man” is the taking from the many and giving to the few.

The reader might list quite a few of these “schemes of man” because some of them have been around for so long and because it is plain to see how they work.

Various lotteries are “schemes of man.”

Which is why so many gambling enterprises like the lotto are run by GOVERNMENTS.  Government is one of the entities trusted (at least a little bit) by end times man to ‘play fairly.’

There are other “schemes of man” which come better disguised and therefore, are hard to discern.

Many of these additional schemes are run by business because end times man trusts business (at least a little bit) to ‘play fairly.’

For these schemes to be successful, the public (the many) must be convinced that the few are NOT raking in their cash.  The many must be convinced that it is the many who are benefiting.

This is NOT the case.

And so, it is suspected that the “schemes of man” will continue right up until Jesus Christ returns to earth.

CAN the reader think of any schemes of man?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 26, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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