Sunday, August 25, 2013


It seems that much of what one hears on the news today, has to do with a "New World Order."  However, "world empires" are nothing new; six past empires have been named in the Bible:  Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome (Rev. 17:10).  And, following World War I, there was an unsuccessful effort made for a single world government, with the forming the League of Nations.  While it ultimately did not succeed, it did accomplish at least one good thing; the Balfour Declaration (based upon the Sykes-Picot Agreement) began the process of re-creating a Jewish homeland.  When the Balfour Declaration expired on May 11, 1948, Israel declared itself a sovereign state.  I am not certain as to how many U.S. Presidents have called for a N.W.O. since our country was founded, but I am absolutely certain that every President has since Nation of Israel came into being.

Today, there are several organizations whose main goal is to unite all of mankind under the rule of a single world-wide government (Ex:  the Bilderbergs, the Club of Rome, the European Union, the Illuminati, the United Nations, etc.).  In addition, Bible students "are abuzz" about the signs which indicate the Church is about to be removed from Earth (Jn. 14:1-3; 1 Cor.15:50-51; 1 Thes. 4:16-17; etc), so that Israel's adversary, Satan, no longer being restrained (2 Thes. 2:6-10), can begin his all-out campaign to conquer the entire world (Dan. 9:27; Mt. 24:33-29; Rev. 6 - 18; etc.)!

Yes, students of Bible Prophecy are well acquainted with the "Beast" of Revelation 13:1-10.  Most of us refer to him as the Antichrist (Dan. 9:24-27; Mt. 24:3-29; 2 Thes. 2:1-10; 1 Jn. 2:18).  The name comes from the Greek ἀντίχριστος (antichristos), which is a combination of two words:  ἀντί (anti), meaning "opposed to," or "in place of," and Χριστός (Christos), meaning "God's Anointed," "Israel's Messiah," and "Christ."  But what many do not know, is that "the man who would be king," will become "possessed" by Satan, and in his effort to maintain his role as the "god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4), the dragon (Rev. 12:9) will reveal his "true colors" at the mid-point of "the Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jer. 30:7; Dan. 9:27; Mt. 24:15 ).  The good news is, all efforts made by man and/or Satan, in their effort to control the entire world, are doomed to failure!

There will be One, however, Who accomplishes it:  the One Who created it!
(Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:1-2; Rev. 20:1-10)    

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