We like every week to bring what we call a Prophecy Update. We show how news and trends in the world are corroborating centuries-old prophecies found in the Bible.
Students of Bible prophecy often talk about a future one-world or global government. The Bible does not use the phrases “one-world government” or “global government” in referring to the end times. It does, however, indicate that one will indeed be established.
The Apostle John saw in a vision the “beast,” also called the antichrist, rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 13:1). Combining John’s vision with Daniel’s similar one (Daniel 7:16-24), we can conclude that some sort of world system will be established by the antichrist, the most powerful “horn,” who will defeat the other nine and will begin to wage war.
This ten-nation or ten-region 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.
This being the case, any trends towards a global government peaks our interest.
There were several indicators in the news recently to show just such a trend.
WorldNetDaily was one of several news outlets that reported on the goals of the new European Union president. On November 21st they posted an article titled, 2009 first year of global governance. ((http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=116823))
In accepting his appointment as the first president of the European Union, Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuoy announced that “global governance” is the only way to address the crises that beset the planet.
“We’re living through exceptionally difficult times – the financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival, a period of anxiety, uncertainty and lack of confidence,” he said in his maiden press conference. “Yet these problems can be overcome through a joint effort between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of global governance with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step toward the global management of our planet.”
On November 19th WorldNetDaily posted this story: Obama may put Americans under world judges’ power. ((http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=116552))
President Obama has dispatched a delegation this week to The Hague to explore issues involving the United States’ possible participation in the International Criminal Court, an organization critics charge could be used to prosecute Americans under international legal standards for actions that are not crimes in the U.S.
The concern was that the ICC doesn’t recognize many of the U.S. Constitution’s provisions protecting defendants in criminal trials, such as the right to a trial by jury and protections against double jeopardy.
Since coming into office, President Obama says he wants the U.S. to join and Secretary of State Clinton says it’s unfortunate that the U.S. is not a part of the ICC,” Schaefer said.
Mathew Staver, lead attorney for Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University Law School, said US membership in the ICC would be a mistake.
“This administration is globalist and transnationalist and wants to bring this country into the global system. The U.S. stands to have its citizens being prosecuted by the international court in The Hague and have its citizens come under the world court’s jurisdiction,” he said.
On November 20th GulfNews.com ran a story titled, More than 700 global thinkers gather in Dubai to offer solutions to the global crisis. ((http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/more-than-700-global-thinkers-gather-in-dubai-to-offer-solutions-to-the-global-crisis-1.530084))
More than 700 global thinkers from 60 countries have gathered in Dubai to seek solutions to some of the key issues faced by the global leadership in a three day Global Agenda Summit conference that will formulate some suggestions for the next year’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos.
“The world is unfortunately in trouble with government’s debts piled up and went out of control, consumer debts and mortgage debts have gone out of hands…” Mohammed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, chairman of Dubai Advisory Council and co- chair of the Summit, said in his keynote address.
Richard Samans, managing director of the World Economic Forum urged his fellow members to come up with some suggestions for the next World Economic Forum annual meetings to be held in Davos in January, that will help the global leaders to come up with better solutions for the global problems.
Global, global, global. There seems to be a global agenda.
Most of you have already heard of what is being called ‘Climate-gate.’ Commenting on it, reporter Muriel Kane writes the following:
…skeptics can barely contain their glee at the release of a cache of stolen emails that they believe prove global warming is nothing but a colossal hoax.
According to a more sober account of the theft offered by the Guardian, the stolen files “were first uploaded on to a Russian server, before being widely mirrored across the internet. The emails were accompanied by the anonymous statement: ‘We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps. We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code and documents. Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.'”
The University of East Anglia has confirmed that files were stolen from its server but has not verified the genuineness of the allegedly random selection of material that has been released. The scientists involved have also refused to comment on the record, although they insist privately that “the e-mails are being taken out of context and … are part of the normal hurly-burly of conversations between scientists working on some of the most complicated questions of our times.”
Those gloating over the emails have seized in particular on expressions of hostility towards climate change skeptics and dismissals of their papers as not representing legitimate science to elaborate theories of a conspiracy to suppress debate. They are also pointing to certain brief quotations that might be taken as boasts of manipulating data or as private acknowledgments of a lack of data to support the conclusion of global warming. ((http://rawstory.com/2009/11/skeptics-claim-stolen-emails-prove-global-warming-hoax/))
World leaders seem to be bent on globalism. Whether it is the current financial crisis or the supposed climate crisis, it seems they want to seize upon something to make us one-world.
It’s what the Bible predicted would occur in the last days before the coming of the Lord. It’s happening as we speak. It is Bible prophecy being fulfilled.
Get ready, stay ready, keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!