Question by akimbo.
I thought that after rome there would be no 1 world goverment, do you think that there will be one? I just think that they are going to try to do it, like they are now of course but it looks to me that its notgoing to happen. And another thing, does it and where does it talk about there being a one world religion in the Bible? And does it talk about a one world goverment?
Answer: The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world religion” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.
John sees the “beast,” called the Antichrist, rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns in Revelation 13:1. The ten-nation confederacy is also seen in Daniel’s image of the statue in Daniel 2:41-42, where he pictures the final world government consisting of ten entities represented by the ten toes of the statue.
Combining John’s vision with Daniel’s in Daniel 7:16-24 we can see the rise of the One World Government in the little horn that will defeat the other nine. Scripture tells us that the beast will either destroy them or reduce their power to nothing more than figureheads much like in the past where kings were put in place and answered to the Pope. In the end, they will do his bidding.
· the ruler of this vast empire as having power and great authority, given to him by Satan himself (Revelation 13:2),
· being followed by and receiving worship from “all the world” (Revelation 13:3-4),
· Having authority over “every tribe, people, language and nation” (Revelation 13:7).
The disasters and plagues described in Revelation as the seal and trumpet judgments will be so devastating and will create such a monumental global crisis that people will embrace anything and anyone that promises to give them any kind of normalcy and relief. This will enable Lucifer to rule through the antichrist, bringing the whole world that has not been blinded by his deceit, to follow him through his total control over all worship and commerce. This is the One-World government that will appear as the answer to the world’s economic woes when the economies of the world collapse.
Daniel sets the stage for four empires which rule one after another. These are the empires of the Babylonians, the Medes and the Persians, the Greeks and Macedonians and the Romans. These four worldly empires are in the end overthrown by a fifth empire. This fifth empire is established by the "rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands" (Daniel 2:45).
Seeing that Rome is the forth Empire and Christ will be the fifth and final one, then we still live within the image of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the statue and the statue’s parts. Many believe that this means the antichrist will come out of the European Union, but I personally feel that the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican and the Pope fit into the imagery a lot more clearly.
Many today live life as they want with the belief that when all this starts to happen they will then turn their life over to God. I feel sorry for them for they will not have the maturity to calmly feel God’s guiding hand and face what is coming. As a Christian, we grow one day at a time, growing in Christ, therefore you have nothing to fear. God will give you the strength and courage you will need when the time comes. Yes we may face things that many would concede unbearable, we may have to choose between life as we now have it and the blessing of eternal life with Christ. But did not Christ do the same for us on the cross. When things start to get tough, those whom know his voice will hear it and receive all the guidance needed. The coming days are not to be feared but to be praised. Where the world can only see today, we can see into eternity, and it is glorious.
Psalm 107…Wednesday November 16th, 2011
THANKFULNESS TO GOD SHOULD CONSTANTLY BE ON THE LIPS OF THOSE WHOM HE HAS SAVED and REACHED OUT TO RESTORE
Hope is in realizing what He has done previously is but a step in encountering the full reality available to each one of us
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever
He redeems; he gathers; he delivers and he leads each one
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for he satisfies and fills us with good
Some sat in darkness and deep gloom for they had rebelled against the words of God
They stumbled and there was no one to help
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and he saved them
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love
Some became fools through their rebellious ways
Then they cried to the Lord and he saved them…He sent forth his word and healed them and rescued them
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HIS UNFAILING LOVE
He stills the storms and he guides all who are humble and so respond to Him
The wise consider the great love of the Lord
We see four different types of people in distress and how God rescues them
Wanderers Psalm 107:4-9
Prisoners Psalm 107:10-16
The sick Psalm 107:17-20
The storm tossed Psalm 107:23-30
No matter how extreme our calamity God is able to break through to help us
He is loving and kind to those who are distressed who seek Him
We have so much to thank the Lord for Psalm 103
Those who are lost, spiritually hungry or thirsty and likewise exhausted need to find their satisfaction in knowing God.
When we recognize our own need and receive the offer of Jesus who reaches out to satisfy our inner needs we come to realize
JESUS IS THE WAY John 14-6
THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN John 6:33
THE LIVING WATER John 4:10-14
THE GIVER OF REST Matthew 11:28-30
OUR PART IS TO RECEIVE HIS LIFE GIVING OFFER
God reaches out in love to dispel the gloom of darkness
LET US SO ABIDE IN PRAYER ON BEHALF OF THOSE NEEDING THE LORD’S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE THE LORD’S HANDS EXTENDED
There is hope for those who will so respond to receive God’s gift of forgiveness
Micah 7:18-20/ 1 John 1:9/
Anyone can begin a new life and break with the past
Romans 3:23-26/ 2 Corinthians 5:17
BY FAITH IN CHRIST WE CAN BREAK ADDICTIONS, HEAL MEMORIES AND RESTORE BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS
Ask Christ to take control of ones life knowing His love reaches out to even those who have rebelled and followed the dictates of their own heart
LORD GIVE US INSIGHT INTO YOUR LOVING KINDNESS THAT WE WOULD LIKEWISE PRAISE YOU FOR YOUR LOVING GOODNESS ON OUR BEHALF
Study by Charlotte…November 2011