Globalism on the Rise

I hope you are enjoying our mini-series on “Signs of the Times.”  We began by looking at Israel’s re-birth, and yesterday we discussed the rise of the revised Roman Empire.  That flows right into the discussion of today: increasing globalism.

Yesterday we talked about a beast (the antichrist) that will rise and unite the world with his promise of peace.  Indeed, he will seemingly bring the entire world together…for a short while.  How will he do it?  By creating One World Government and One World Religion.  You have heard these terms, but let’s make careful assessment of them, in light of what we see in our world today, and in light of what the Bible, particularly Revelation 17-18, tells us.  Revelation 17 describes a harlot sitting on a scarlet beast (verse 3), which refers to the antichrist who will come to establish a new religious system that the whole world will buy into.  (Read Revelation 17: The Woman on the Beast for details.)  Religion will become “global” and it will ultimately lead to the worship of one person: the antichrist.

In today’s world, we are seeing the stage being set.  The pope and other religious figures are promoting the idea that we all worship the same god, so let’s all just get along.  In addition, there are rallying cries around issues, such as global warming, that are meant to draw everyone together “for a common cause” and for the “common good” of all mankind.  Nations are being deceived…churches are being deceived…Christians are being deceived.  Many are drawn into the idea of One World Religion.

Revelation 18 follows with the fall of Babylon, representing the One World Government established by the antichrist.  Scholars differ as to whether Babylon is an actual place or a political system.  Regardless, it is Satan’s domain, ruled by the antichrist, and will it fall.  (Read Revelation 18: Babylon is Fallen for details.)

But again, let’s consider what we see today.  Not only do we see organizations such as the United Nations directing global affairs, but we also see groups of nations (such as the European Union) joining together to form one common government between them.  They wish to have one set of laws, one currency, one leader, etc.  In other words, they wish to “globalize.”  We have recently discussed Emmanuel Macron, the young leader of France who is positioning himself to become the leader of the European Union (and beyond).

Given the setting, his ambition of becoming the “savior” of Europe, and the following he is gathering, we certainly see markings of an antichrist-like figure.  Just last weekend he spoke appeasingly to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, likening anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism (which it is!)  Macron is not necessarily “the” antichrist, but is a prototype which models the real antichrist.

Globalization is a sign of the times.  It is happening before our eyes and reminds us to be ready, as the One True Savior, Jesus Christ, could return at any time!

PS: Amir Tsarfati has two great teachings on One World Religion and One World Government.  I highly recommend those resources for any serious Bible student interested in Bible prophecy.

Amir Tsarfati’s Latest Teaching: “Gog and Magog”

Hi friends!  This past Sunday, Amir Tsarfati delivered perhaps the best message I have ever heard regarding Gog and Magog, so I want to share it with you.  Then, as follow up, we will re-visit a few days of study from Looking for the Blessed Hope (the Bible study) regarding the event known as the Battle of Gog and Magog (or the Northern Invasion).

My prayer is that we more deeply understand what we are seeing today in the Middle East, in light of what Scripture tells us will occur in the last days.  So, hang around with us the next few days as we focus on Gog and Magog.  Meanwhile, enjoy Amir’s teaching!

Amir Tsarfati Speaking in the US on Sunday

Ok Bible students, you have another opportunity to hear good, solid Bible teaching from Amir Tsarfati.  He will teach his new lesson on 70 Weeks of Daniel, helping us understand the crucial prophecy regarding Jesus’ first coming and His Second Coming, and the timing of those events.  God laid it out for the prophet Daniel who recorded it for us!

If you are in the Euless TX area (just southwest of DFW airport), consider going to hear Amir’s teaching live.  He will be at First Euless Church at 11:00am (Central).  (For more information click here.)  There is a “Watch Live” button on FEC’s website, so I suspect it will be live streamed.  If not, there are plans to record it, so look for it on that website, or on Amir Tsarfati’s YouTube channel.

Plug in, my friends!  It is important to know and understand the times in which we live, in light of Scripture.  You will get that in Amir’s teaching.  Enjoy!

Macron: The savior of Europe and the world?

As mentioned a few days ago, Emmanuel Macron displays antichrist-like characteristics. I’m not saying he is “the” antichrist, but that the spirit of antichrist is stirring in today’s world. This is one example. Only time will reveal the identity of “the” antichrist, and believers will no longer be here! Read Foreshadowing of the Antichrist (June 3) and France’s Emmanuel Macron’s True Colors Coming to View (June 15) for more info.

Amir Tsarfati commented on Macron’s recent cover of “The Economist.” Find his comments below…

Behold Israel

Amir’s commentary on Emmanuel Macron’s mysterious rise to power and how the French President is now seen as the “Savior of Europe”

Unknown.jpg Photo: The Economist cover, June 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron was labeled by The Economist this week to be the “Savior of Europe”, the French president quickly rising to power in the French elections followed by then landslide victory in France’s Parliament.

Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) together with the MoDem party won a sweeping majority for the French National Assembly, despite the lowest turnout in 50 years by voters.

Macron has assumed leadership that was never given to him, evident through his words and actions. This was clear when he gave a speech in English (French presidents never do this) on the Paris Climate Agreement, just days in office as France’s new president without a majority in parliament, criticizing President Trump and the United States for…

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