Is there a new world order in the works? Some believe there is; others shrug it off as a conspiracy theory. The truth lies somewhere between these two opinions. If you have been through WordWise Word School, you know that hearsay knowledge can be as misleading as outright lies, so we go to the source to find the truth.
If you paid attention to the news, you probably noticed that the world is coming together in more ways than we can mention here. Life on earth slowly progressed from independent city-states to what is now called the global village. International travel, trade, communications, and now also social media, all contribute to an ancient dream of a world united as one under a single government. Add to that various international accords to abolish border control between sovereign nations, and the picture becomes clear: we are heading toward a new world order.
Calls for a global government are becoming louder every day, bolstered by global challenges that are hard to meet with so many different governments, each with a different view, political agenda or pressure points. Climate change—real or perceived—is one such reason for a single approach. Citizens around the globe are constantly reminded of the urgency of the matter, even though unanswered questions remain.
Then there is Covid-19 with its own mysteries. Most importantly, it opened the door to opportunities for a “Great Economic Reset” that is designed to unite the world under a new socialistic economic model. It is interesting that several world leaders began using phrases such as “Build back better,” and “Great Economic Reset,” at the same time, as if they were schooled by the same person. Lockdowns, the wearing of face masks, regular washing of hands, and sanitizing of surfaces accomplished little as a second wave is now making its appearance, and might lead to measures much worse than we have had up to now. Watch the news for more on this.
An excellent source to verify the above developments, is the World Economic Forum—an agency of the United Nations. Below is an excerpt of an ad that appeared on social media a week ago, explaining in great detail what the Great Economic Reset will look like.
“I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes,” writes Danish MP Ida Auken. Shopping is a distant memory in the city of 2030, whose inhabitants have cracked clean energy and borrow what they need on demand. ~ World Economic Forum
Much of that ad has been withdrawn since it went viral on social media, but please visit their website at www.weforum.org for more information on their agenda. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is not that there has been a lack of examples of such utopian dreams in the world’s past—all of which ended in nightmares.
There is another trusted source that we must consider for information on this matter, and that is the Bible. God, who wrote the world’s history in advance, spoke about such a time through Old and New Testament prophecies. Mention was also made of earlier attempts to unite the world under a single leader. The first man who tried to put that idea into practice was Nimrod, one of Noah’s grandsons, and the mastermind behind the tower of Babel. Nimrod was an early forerunner of a man that will appear in latter days. This man—the anti-Christ—also known as the “lawless one” (See 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10) will lead a global government during the Tribulation period of seven years. A military and economic genius, eloquent orator, religious person, miracle worker and peacemaker, he will charm the unsaved masses to follow him as their leader. (See Daniel 8:23-26; Daniel 11:36-39; etc.)
Already we see the world preparing the way for his arrival. A unified government-in-waiting is firmly in place: the United Nations is set up as a global government with all the relevant agencies and portfolios of a governing body, such as the International Labour Organization; International Monetary Fund & World Bank; Food and Agricultural Organization; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; World Health Organization; United Nations Environmental Program; World Trade Organization, World Court, and others. None of its leaders are elected, and therefore accountable to no one—you didn’t vote them in, so you can’t vote them out.
This new world leader will begin his reign as a man of peace, but will change into a brutal tyrant halfway through the Tribulation years, and even sit in the temple (yet to be built) as God, demanding to be worshipped as God. (See 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9)
The Tribulation period is also named “The time of Jacob’s Trouble,” which means it will be especially hard on the Jewish people. The Time of Jacob’s Trouble starts when “the times of the gentiles,” the church age, comes to an end. This is how Hosea the prophet spoke about it:
I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.” Hosea 5:15
As did Paul:
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob… Romans 11:25,26
The fulness of the Gentiles is when the era of salvation as God’s gift of grace comes to an end, and the church is taken out of the way so that God can deal with Israel. Unsaved Gentiles— those who remain on earth at that time—will share in the miseries of the Tribulation period that will grow gradually worse until the midpoint when things will suddenly grow worse, as Jesus said:
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:21
It is very clear that we find ourselves very close to the transition from the church age to the 70th week of Daniel. (See Daniel 9: 24-27) The 69th week ended when Jesus died on the cross for our sins, followed by the church church age, now for around 2000 years in existence. During this time Israel was dead, spiritually, but they will be revived after their suffering in the Tribulation:
Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Hosea 6:1,2
Bear in mind that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (See 2 Peter 3:8) The third day is about to dawn for Israel!
The New World Order is taking on form, and the calls for a One World Government are becoming louder as the dots between the news of the day and the message of the Bible connect. Time to join yourself to the church—the bride of Christ—is running out. Tomorrow is not guarantee; today is the day of salvation. If you haven’t stopped running away from Jesus, this is a good time to do so. Turn around, and run to Him instead!
Many will be saved during the Tribulation period, but they will endure martyrdom of the worst kind, and be called “tribulation saints” for a reason. (See Revelation 7:14) There have always been martyrs from the first days of the church until now, but not on a scale as will be seen during the period known as the 70th week of Daniel. (Daniel 9:27)
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:6,17
As the world makes its adjustments to welcome a new order, let us fix our eyes on the future that the Lord has been working on for us. This world is not our home!
God’s free offer of salvation
There is only one way to be spared from God’s wrath to come on the earth, and that is salvation through Jesus Christ. There simply is no other way. And there doesn’t need to be, because it is so simple! God made it easy because He loves sinners, and wants them all to be reconciled with Him. Below are three simple steps to make sure you are right with God, if you haven’t done so yet:
Admit that you are a sinner
You are not a sinner because of all the sins that you have committed, but because you were born one. We were all born as sinners, and on our way to hell. If you don’t see yourself as a sinner, you cannot be saved because Jesus came to save sinners. Look at what He said:
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Matthew 9:13
Jesus is not interested in all the good that you have done; He wants you to stop running away from Him, turn around, and run back to Him. This is what repentance means.
…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:9-11
All you need to do is believe what the Bible says about Jesus: that He died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin, and that God raised Him up from the dead—and then say out loud (confess) what you believe.
Call on Him
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
To call on the Lord is prayer. Call on Him to save you from sin and God’s wrath that is to come on all unbelievers. He will always answer that prayer. Once you prayed that prayer in your own words, you become a new person with eternal life in Christ Jesus—whether you feel like it or not—because it is rooted in your faith in God. Your life will never be the same because the Holy Spirit came to live in you.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8,9
Get to know God by reading a good portion in the Bible every day, and talk to Him in prayer. He is a friend who will always listen to you, and help you to live a life of peace and fulfilment. Find a good church that preaches from the Bible only, and make friends with believers that can help you grow strong in your faith.
We greet you with this plea:
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
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