Double-Trouble for the One-World Government [twins!]
1929/stock market crashed/matter of a few minutes, hours, multitudes lost their fortunes/life savings/jobs as unemployment skyrocketed/great depression!/many could not handle it and ended their lives.
Ch. 18 describes an economic crash that will make all that look like a mere market fluctuation!
100 yrs ago: unbelievable, but now we see how! We may not know the difference between an IRA and a COD, but we can all recognize we’re living in a day of a global economy/each stock market affects the others/and it will be true of the tribulation period.
The nations of the world will complete their evolution into a 1 world economy/government, under direction of the antichrist. I say complete because it’s been happening for over a century!
Both monstrosities: 1 world church/government, are referred to as Babylon.
Consider the possibility of the assets of the true churches being confiscated by the 1 world church/government! Perhaps we should designate 1 of you to watch our assets once the rest of us are raptured!]
That’s all the more reason to keep God’s $ in circulation, working, not stockpiling [though reserve and savings is good]…
v. 2 The world is infested w/ demons at this point, w/ full reign/power/influence. We saw in ch. 9 demons proceeding out of the bottomless pit, so vile, filthy wicked, they have been incarcerated since they fell from heaven.
[1/3rd fell, and many are freely on the earth now (Eph. 6—principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places)…but 1 Peter says there are some reserved in chains of darkness…reserved for the trib. period, and for judgment!]
People will begin to realize that society hasn’t created a perfect utopian world after all…we haven’t evolved upward and together, but spiraled downward and apart!…and in their frustration, people will turn to mysticism/new age movement/witchcraft/occult…inviting demons into their lives unwittingly!
v. 2—imagine a filthy bird cage with way too many in it, angry, fighting each other!
A spiritual fornication, immorality, adultery, in which something false is embraced.
Rulers of the world, heads of state, kings of the earth, will come together making unholy alliances…in thirst and hunger for power! And it’s happening today as even America gives away her power to the UN, and other leagues and coalitions!
[UN/European Union, are greased slides to 1 world gov.]
2/28/90 George H. W. Bush: “Time and time again the political map of the world has been transformed, and in each instance a new world order came about thru the advent of a new tyrant or the outbreak of a bloody global war”…6 months later Iraq invaded Kuwait, and on 9/11/90 he said, “The collective strength of the world community, expressed by the UN is a historic movement toward a new world order.”
1/22/93 Bill Clinton wrote a letter to the World Federalist Association: [congratulating Strob Talbot for receiving the Norman Cousins global governance award…and that he wishes the WFA future success.]
Strob Talbot: President Clinton’s roommate at Oxford while running from the war! Talbot wrote in a Time magazine article: “All countries are basically social arrangements, no matter how permanent or sacred they may seem at any one time…in fact, they are all artificial and temporary. Perhaps national sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all. But it has taken the events of our own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for world government!”
WFA: Organization dedicated to advancement of 1 world government…one of their articles reads: “Let the UN establish new agencies, such as an int’l criminal court. National sovereignty will be gradually eroded until no longer an issue. Eventually a world federation can be formally adopted w/ little resistance!” Clinton wishes them future success!
Norm Cousins: “World government is coming, in fact, it is inevitable…no argument for or against it can change that fact!” [true]
Oct. 17, 1997—Clinton said, “What I’m trying to do is promote a process of reorganization of the world, so that human beings are organized in a way that takes advantage of the new opportunities of this era. If we can prove that you can merge integrated economies / democracies, then we’ll be more likely to build a global system of this kind.”
Nov. 4, 1997—in response to Saddam’s expulsion of UN weapons inspectors said, “Instead of complying w/ the will of the int’l community, Saddam chose to defy the UN!”
1/27/98, state of the union address: “It’s long past time to make good on our debt to the UN. In this new era, our freedoms are enriched, not impoverished, by our increasing interdependence with other nations. As we move into a global economy, a truly new world, America must stand against the poisoned appeals of extreme nationalism [patriotic Americans!]…we have moved past the sterile debate between those who say government is the enemy/answer…my fellow Americans, we have found a 3rd way…a global system!
6/29/98-- speaking to students in Beijing Univ… “In the 21st C., your generation must lead the challenge of an int’l financial system that has no respect for national borders.”
Bush, jr., was compliant, and look what Obama did, becoming the first ever 'President of the World'...an international leader, healing the nations, bringing us all together w/ a Coke and a smile!
Trump was a voice calling for a return to the America first philosophy. And then we rejected that.
Tell me, is prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes or not?
Know what Sept. 12 is? Interdependence day, first held in Philadelphia at the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Demonic, also disgusting…they have drunk the wine of her fornication.
Notice word “delicacies” at end of v. 3—there will be wealth for many businessmen to gain at this time…if they’ll cooperate w/ the one world government.
Good business is defined today by lying, stealing, cheating, bad ethics all in the name of $! But Christians should live by the standard of the Word! We shouldn’t allow the world to shape our business practices [even punching time card, doing taxes, etc.!]
3 guys looking for job as accountant/how much is 2+2? First 2 both answered correctly/don’t call us, we’ll call you/3rd asked, what do you want it to be?/hired!
v. 4-6 double trouble! This is a play on words…sins of Babylon have reached unto heaven! [like the tower of Babel!] Literally though, God is fed up…He is ready to judge, the cup of sin is brim-full, and it’s causing an abominable stench in the nostrils of God, and in v. 6 they will receive a double portion of her works!
God’s laws of sowing and reaping are in effect here!
You always reap what you sow, more than you sow, later than you sow! [what we do: we sow wild oats/then pray for crop failure!]
ill.—One night of sin kept Ted Kennedy from being president.
v. 7 “she saith in her heart” [nothing can touch me!/invincible…
v. 8 how many days?
Satan wants for us to develop the same attitude toward sin! [God will be patient, forgiving, I’m an exception!]
Ill.—man/part of circus act/had raised boa constrictor from a baby/trusted him implicitly/would wrap around man on stage/one day his animal instincts kicked in and constricted…you could hear bones break…he was crushed to death!
If you have a pet sin you’re stroking, realize it will eventually turn on you!
So, the one world church/gov’t are coming…we shouldn’t bury our heads in the sand…we see it coming! And Rev. 18 predicted it all.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
God says, none of this should surprise us as it comes together/the curtain begins to rise. Isn’t that something? Bible believers gathered here in a room know more about the end of the world than the most powerful in DC or at the UN who does not believe! “Children of the Light!”
Another powerful sign of the end is the transportation/tech explosion, predicted in…
Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro [since 1900!], and knowledge shall be increased. [Eden to 1900-1 inch/1900-1950…3 inches/1950 to now: high as Washington Monument!]
This is the final chapter of human history!
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