We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible.
We are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news. There is a lot of sensationalism surrounding unfulfilled Bible prophecy, and we don’t want to add to it.
We’re not saying the things we report are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that they are the things you’d expect in light of the Bible’s unfulfilled prophecies.
The final book of the Bible, the Revelation, presents what the world will look like in the end times – especially during the seven year Great Tribulation. The world will be under the rule of one government, one economic system, and one leader.
I ran across a 2017 scholarly article in a business journal of the North American Business Press.
The author, from Georgia Southern University, wrote the following:
Until our generation, it has been impossible for any one person or government to completely control the worlds economic system. The changes that have taken place over the past 50-60 years economically and politically have paved the way for a unified government and unified economic system. The foundation has been laid for biblical prophecy to be fulfilled. The changes have been gradual, and in the eyes of the world, have just been part of the normal course of business. Globalization has become commonplace. Changes in technology excite the average consumer by creating conveniences never before experienced. The integration of global culture, politics, and economies are embraced worldwide. However, the prophecies of the writers of Daniel and Revelation are being fulfilled before our eyes.
Call it Globalization, or the One-World Government, or the New World Order – COVID19 has accelerated its progress, and made globalization desirable and possible.
Here are some excerpts from a Forbes article titled, COVID and the New World Order:
The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to our lives and the economy. The enforced switch to virtual work, changes to our travel and consumption patterns, and bans on social gatherings have generated a seismic shift towards virtual activity. Anything that can be done virtually is now done virtually.
The lockdown has us thinking about what the future will bring. Now is the time to be radical in our thinking about how to innovate society for the greater betterment of our citizens, and use to the new technologies we have at our disposal to achieve this innovation. New technologies include decentralized applications, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital assets, and surveillance technology. It is a once in a generation call to create new global collaborations
COVID19 has also allowed governments to implement unprecedented levels of privacy infringement, with their use of technology, facial recognition, cameras, scanning and tracking technology, with little opposition or public resistance. More people globally are now conducting more transactions online, where their location and purchasing habits are observable to authorities for surveillance.
Climate change and social justice are no longer fringe issues, they have been brought squarely to the forefront of our attention. We cannot ignore the gross injustice and unfairness created by economies and financial markets focused on and driven purely by economic growth and profit incentives. Instead of putting efficiency first, policies must ensure society’s resilience to the full range of threats, including pandemic diseases, climate volatility, and economic and financial stress.
If humanity is to do more than merely survive, if it is to thrive in the future, then we need to aspire to greater outcomes, to collaborate as one human race, on one planet – the only one we have – in pursuit of a better future for all.
Here is what I’m saying: The globalism predicted by John 2000+ years ago, that seemed unlikely, is being forced upon the world on account of the response to the pandemic of COVID19. No one saw it coming, as a consequence. But those in power want to take advantage of it to alter the world.
You have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “the new normal.” Those who are advocating globalization now call it “the next normal.”
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will definitely happen before the Tribulation.
Jesus will return in the clouds. He will raise the dead in Christ. He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies. We will all join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!