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A World in Chaos

Art Sadlier

From Sound the Trumpet!, December 2013

We are witnessing the collapse of the world order we have known in our younger days. There is a concerted and successful attempt destroy that old world order. The foundations of society and the nations are crumbling. Already, out of the ashes, the outline of something radically different is arising.


In Revelation 13 there is a glimpse of the coming world which Satan has planned. We see the rise of a group of ten nations on the territory of the old Roman Empire. This entity will be the platform on which Satan's man; Antichrist will emerge to rule the world as an absolute despot. His ultimate goal is to cause the whole world to worship him and ultimately his master, Satan.


We read about the false prophet, who will undoubtedly be the leader of the coming World Church, we see his efforts to bring about this worship in Revelation 13:11-12


“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”


For some time the events in Europe have revealed the gradual transformation of Europe into this coming kingdom of the beast. Recently Angela Merkel of Germany has stated that those European countries that are not financially responsible should leave the Union. This, along with other indications, would seem to suggest the reduction of the union to ten countries, which would lead and control Europe. In light of the economic earthquake that has hit the EU, this transition could happen rather suddenly.


Both Daniel and John have foretold that a Revived Roman Empire would arise in the last days consisting of ten kings or nations.


John reveals this in Revelation13:1, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

 

Daniel foretells the same thing in reference to the Roman Empire. He tells of the rise of Antichrist and of ten kingdoms that will arise out of and on the territory of the old Roman Empire.


“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings” Daniel 7:24.


Today, the European countries are rapidly losing their sovereignty to the establishment of single powerful state. The foundations of Europe have been destroyed and the stage is being set for rise of the kingdom of the Beast out of ten nations. Already plans are under way to appoint a leader with virtually unlimited powers.


It is not hard to see a master plan and a master planner who is busy tearing down the order on which our world in recent years has operated. Out of the ashes will come Satan's plan to subdue this world under his control.


We see the evil of this one's ultimate objective in Revelation 13:7-8, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Incredible as it may seem that is where our world in headed with lightning speed.


Another area that must be torn down to facilitate the coming kingdom is the economic and monetary order. This is indicated in Revelation 13:16-17, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”


The economic and monetary system of the entire world must come under the control of the Beast. There are signs without number that the collapse of the world economy is imminent. People cannot see what they do not want to see; hence the signs are being ignored.


The US dollar is coming under threat from China. China recently stated that it is time for a world that is free from US economic dominance. This past week China has announced that it will no longer buy US debt. This has the potential of destroying the US dollar and the US economy, but again the warnings are ignored.


Recently the pope has called for a new economic system; indeed it is quite likely that the false prophet will lead in the establishment of the coming new world economic order. The pope has just released a proposal for his new system, that program has been identified as pure socialism. Revelation 13:17 indicates that the coming new world economic system will be socialism. Although it has never been a truly Christian country, America has been in the past, relatively speaking, a force for liberty, freedom and democracy in which the sovereignty of individual states been promoted. America has, in a very real sense stood solidly as an obstacle of a one world order.


Those who would establish a one world government must of necessity destroy America as it has existed in the past. The determined attempt to bring America down has been underway for some years now. The attempt has involved many areas; just a few come to mind. The destruction of the morals of North Americans is now complete. This has been mainly accomplished by Hollywood, TV, videos, immoral music and the immersion of the culture in sensuality. Materialism and the lust for things have also had a powerful negative impact on North Americans.


Another major assault has been on the Church of Jesus Christ. It is not the outward attack that has nullified the influence of the Church on the world. It has been the loss of separation from the world and the love for the things of the world. That in turn has fuelled compromise and apostasy until the church no longer has an impact on the world. The salt has lost its savour and the Church has been trodden under foot by the world and the culture has lost the purifying influence of the Church.


The destruction of the school system has corrupted the nation through the indoctrination of its children, resulting in a change of their values and their world view. In all of this we can see the master plan of the prince of this world at work.


Upon the ashes of our declining society has been imposed the destroyer's tool to finish the job of destroying the old world order, Barack Obama. His objectives are not hard to see, they are to bring America down, destroy the world economic system, break down the existing alliances of nations and destroy Israel.