If you read my last article, I must say, it all sounds like a lot of drama and someone replied in my post that I was crazy – which is amusing. However, like I said before, I’m just going to be showing links, expressing thoughts and allow you explore for yourself.
Okay let’s back up a bit to the story.
I started by saying that there will be an Anti-Christ who will rule over an alliance of Nations. What shows or implies an alliance of nations at the end?
Revelations 13:16 – 17 says that He (the Anti-Christ) will have sufficient Political power over ALL to decree that without the mark of the Beast, no one will buy or sell. If you read the whole of this chapter you see more references to the control of ALL on earth, politically and commercially.
Daniel 7: 16- 24 as well as Daniel 2: 41- 42 explain about the final world power at the end. (The whole story is about a statue seen in a dream that represents four world powers – Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome – and the last world power which will be a union of uneven nations.)
Alright, away from scripture, there are several events that show these trends – or point to the likelihood of these trends. Note the world, “unfolding”.
1. The Wocu: The Wocu was launched this year and is basically short for ‘World Currency’. Feel free to look it up. Basically, the rationale for having a one world currency is purchasing power parity – which is a term the business people use to confuse us again. Basically, value is lost when a currency from one country is converted to another – not really important for individuals (in the immediate), but important for forex traders, and multinational/international companies that make money in other currencies and feel the impact in their margins due to the constant fluctuation of value of currencies in relations to one another due to larger uncontrollable macro-economic forces. So £1 could equal $2 or $1.80 and so on – and when that is applied to accrued revenue from a company, the 20cents difference is value lost (or gained, depending on your point of view) – especially for companies where transactions are large scale. So imagine 20 cents lost for about 1million transactions. I guess you get the idea.
So you if you have a fixed unit of currency used by both sides of a buying process, you do not experience revenue loss because of the exchange rate.
Yeah, I can see you trying to keep awake. Anyway, here are some links to the Wocu.
Disclaimer: The authors have expressed their points of view on the subject.
2. Alliance of Nations:
Okay. Everyone knows about the EU – which is actually an eco-political coalition of nations. One visa allows you get into the EU nations (except the UK) and One set of laws (EU laws) govern all nations that are part of the EU.
However, my conjecture is this: Like the case of NAFTA, there will be more political alliances forged among nations that are presently trade bloc. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Arrangement. (A trade bloc is a group of nations engaged in mutually beneficial commercial activities. There is generally some degree of geographical proximity.) First, there was NAFTA, but now you ALSO have the NAU – the North American Union, comprising of the United States, Mexico and Canada – nations that were a part of NAFTA.
So just like the European trade blocs are now the EU, NAFTA evolves towards NAU, ECOWAS nations are more or less linked via the OAU – and there are speculations that Arab nations and ASEAN (the Asian trade bloc) are evolving into National Unions.
So there are alliances of nations. Can there be an alliance of alliances with someone controlling it all?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see it unfold with our eyes – BUT, the Bible says it WILL happen.
Moving on, Daniel 8:24 says something quite exciting about the Anti-christ. It says he will “destroy wonderfully”.
My thoughts are that there will be weapons that are so sophisticated developed that he will believe that he can take on God – especially since the Anti-Christ will already have amazing spiritual clout as well as some really heavy weaponry. (You may read earlier articles for a breakdown).
I have been doing a lot of ‘stumbling upon’ and I stumbled upon something I’d like you to stumble upon as well. Some military weapons I thought were just in games or science fiction are fast becoming standard military issue. They INCLUDE x-ray vision gadgets that can see things underground, VAPOURIZING laser weapons, invisibility gadgets, and METAL GEAR SOLID!
Ok, if you don’t play video games like I do, metal gear is about a four legged robot (a walking quadruped) that can be used as a vehicle while being able to convey some nasty firepower. Don’t believe me. Click the link.
There is also the new taser gun which are designed to knock out and not kill an individual. Well, let me play with your mind a bit. If taser guns don’t kill, maybe there is something more the Anti-christ might want to do if he gets a person alive. The bible says people will be beheaded by him…ok, the bible says saints. Well, guillotines are extinct….or are they?
Revelations 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years..."
It was interesting to stumble upon these articles.
They talk about guillotines being imported into the US.
Note: I have searched as much as I can and have NOT found sufficient SUBSTANTIAL evidence for the fact that guillotines have been brought into the United State or are used at Fort Knox. It is very important to draw the line between an interesting article and a CREDIBILE one. I have also looked up several sources and there is no substantial evidence for OR against – so it’s up to readers to decide what they think is true or false.
The Israeli Dimension
My earlier article talked about Israel being surrounded by an alliance. Currently, there has been growing tensions with Israel, especially after the flotilla attack. In summary, a convoy from the UK, Turkey, Algeria, Greece and Kuwait as well as others from 50 nationalities, was attacked close to Israeli water space. The Israelis have said they have a right to defend themselves and they had placed an embargo on the water space. There has been a huge outcry against Israel following the incidence. Prior to this time, there has been increased tension due to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
When I heard about the flotilla incidence, my first thoughts were the international community withdrawing support from Israel – and the fact that there HAD to be an incidence to set this off. Reason being, there are two major battles, the Bible talks about Gog and Magog (Israel takes on the Anti-Christ’s army which at the time comprises of many nations under him (Ezekiel 38 and 39)) and Armageddon (which is much, much later). I further stumbled on news about Israeli rabbis who expressed the same thought.
So what happens next?
I don’t know. Like ‘System of a Down’ sang, ‘I’m just sitting in my garden waiting for my God’. I sit down, watching the world’s sunset, starring at the skies.
Earth is beautiful, an excellent stage that allows lives to come around, play their parts – and then move off. Drama continues to play out in every life, at every phase, as people come and go and legacies are passed from father to son…
Not one jot or title will pass from God’s word till all is fulfilled.
I can’t deny that sometimes prophecy doesn’t seem to align, can’t deny that many times God doesn’t seem to make sense. But a time is coming ahead where we are changed, because “we shall not all sleep” – we will be changed and then we will KNOW as we are known. We will understand.
So, keep faith, look to the sky – it’s only when you FACE the sky that you can have proper perspective of earth – staring at the world through your rearview.