One World In Tribulation
"I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns, ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy" (Rev. 13:1).
For years, leaders from many countries have privately promoted "One World" through the World Bank, the United Nations, the Trilateral Commission and the New Age Movement.
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT
The "beast" John saw rising out of the sea (Rev. 13:1) is a man who will rule the whole world. "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds and tongues and nations" (Rev. 13:7). " the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority" (Rev. 13:2c). This dragon is the Devil (Rev. 12:7-9).
As Jesus is God incarnate, this "beast" will be the Devil incarnate. Satans false Christ will imitate the death and resurrection. "And I saw one of his heads as though it were wounded unto death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast" (Rev. 13:3). The "beast" will have ten horns. "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, who have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast" (Rev. 17:12-13).
The European Community united ten countries as one federation January 1st, 1992. The political power of the EC will soon exceed the United States, and as the revived Roman Empire they will one day rule the world.
ONE WORLD RELIGION
Dr. Jack Van Impe recently said, "Powerful forces are at work today to create a United Religions organization that mimics the United Nations in structure, scope and authority. This group met in June of 1997 to create the UR, or United Religions."
Religion has been personified as a woman, e.g., Israel is Gods wife and the church is the bride of Christ. False religion has been called "harlotry." The "great harlot" of false religion will ride on the beast (Revelation 17:1-5). The beast had seven heads. " the seven heads are the seven mountains on which the woman sitteth" (Revelation 17:9). "And the woman whom thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth" (Rev. 17:18). Since Rome ruled the world at that time, we can know headquarters for United Religions will be in Rome.
The False Prophet is introduced: "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon" Rev. 13:11). He will head this new world religion. "And he causeth them to worship the first beast " He will perform miracles, making fire come down from heaven (vs. 13). Making an image of the first beast to speak, demanding that everyone worship the first beast of be killed (Rev. 13:12-15).
ONE WORLD ECONOMY
This second beast will also implement a world wide cashless economy. "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, and that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. and his number is six hundred, three score and six" (Rev. 13:16-18). Billions could be saved by eliminating cash and checks. Recently I got groceries with my bank card. They transferred the money from my bank to theirs. A microchip could be embedded under the skin, which could be scanned at stores for purchases. Imagine three rows of six UPC-type digits as the 666 to identify and control every person on earth.
This will all happen during the tribulation after Jesus takes His church to heaven. Escape this terrible time by trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior today. Maranatha! Amen.
© 2002 D. B. Martin