Biblical Prophecy – End Times : One World Government
This is the first of a 3 part series of articles on Biblical prophecy and the end times. We will look into 3 parts of the end times. The one world government, the one world economic system, and the one world religion. Along with these 3 key parts of the end times, we will also see a lot of Bible verses and information about the Antichrist, his False Prophet, and the Mark of the Beast.
The Beast of the Sea – The Antichrist
And the dragon (Satan) stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast (Antichrist) coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” 5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
The Antichrist and the one world government is also seen in Daniel’s vision in Daniel 7:16-27
The Antichrist Will Be the Leader Over the One World Government
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
The Antichrist Will Deceive All People Who Are Not Believers In Christ
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
the one (Antichrist) whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
In the end times wickedness will increase, and things will be turned upside down. Right will become wrong, and wrong will become right. Evil and wrong things that were done previously in secret will be done unashamedly and flaunted for all to see.
It is interesting to see what verse 11 says. Because of ever increasing rejection of Christ and the acceptance of wickedness, God will send a “deluding influence” that will cause them to be more prone to deception and to believe in what is false. It will be easier for people in the end times to be deceived and fooled by the Antichrist and Satan, because of their unbelief and rejection of Christ.
One of the tools that will be used to deceive many is the media. It is clear even today that the media is very unreliable and a source of many false reports and news. Although on the surface this appears to be politically motivated, there are many spiritual issues behind what is happening.
All People In The World That Are Not Believers in Christ Will Worship The Antichrist
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness (Antichrist) is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
The Ultimate Destiny of the Antichrist, His False Prophet, and All Who Worship Him and Have the “Mark of the Beast”
2 Thessalonians 2:8
Then that lawless one (Antichrist) will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming.
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
Current Events In The World
Just in the last few years we are hearing more and more about globalism. We had never heard of globalism before until just recently. There is now a world wide effort to have “open borders” and a global government. Much of this is being disguised as global efforts to solve global problems such as “climate change” and others.
A couple of years before Barak Obama’s presidency ended he had a meeting in Washington with ambassadors of many nations. You never heard of this meeting in the media, or what was said in the meeting. President Obama talked about how there were many large problems in the world today, such as climate change, terrorism (Isis was at it’s peak at the time), racism, abuse by police, and economic difficulties. He said that no one nation could solve these problems, not even the United States. Then he added that only a one world global government or organization was able to solve all of the world’s problems.
A Godless Global Society
And there is a great effort to push “godless” beliefs and policies on all nations of the world. Godless policies such as abortion, homosexuality, trans rights, men in women’s bathrooms, and others. In our missions travels to many countries we have seen this coordinated effort to bring globalism and many godless policies. Nations are being pressured by the UN and other world leaders to adopt these policies or they will lose their financial aid or support and other benefits.
There are other events in the world that all point to us clearly being in the end times. Russia and China and Iran cooperating in military operations and other ways in Syria, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. The ever increasing persecution of Christians around the world. The efforts to rebuild the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and how everything is ready to go for the rebuild (Daniel 12:11). And there are many other events that are signs of the end times.
In the next article we will talk more about the one world economic system, and those that receive the “mark of the beast” and worship the Antichrist.
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