World warfare leading to a World authorities can be prophesied to see one other growth – a spiritual system that can help the one-world authorities and the antichrist with fanatical fervour.
In his imaginative and prescient, recorded in Revelation chapter 13, John describes what he noticed.
“Then I noticed one other beast, popping out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, however he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all of the authority of the primary beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the primary beast, whose deadly wound had been healed. And he carried out nice and miraculous indicators, even inflicting fireplace to return down from heaven to earth in full view of males. Due to the indicators he was given energy to do on behalf of the primary beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. he organize them to arrange a picture in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and but lived. He was given energy to offer breath to the picture of the primary beast, in order that it might communicate and trigger all who refused to worship the picture to be killed” (Rev. 13:11-16).
Right here we’re instructed that one other governmental system would take its place within the final days. This time it’s a non secular system with “horns like a lamb”, however talking with the authority of the dragon himself … recognized clearly as devil by the Bible (Rev. chapter 12 and different scriptures).
Discover that this dragon has two horns, talking of two main non secular techniques that can unite in nowadays. The thing of their worship would be the World Ruler, a person completely possessed by devil. “The approaching of the lawless one might be in accordance with the work of devil displayed in all types of counterfeit miracles, indicators and wonders, and in each form of evil that deceives those that are perishing” (2 Thess. 2:9,10 salmos 23 ).
The end result of their worship might be devil himself. “Males worshipped the dragon as a result of he had given authority to the beast, they usually additionally worshipped the beast and requested, Who’s just like the beast? Who could make warfare in opposition to him?” (Rev. 13:four)
John alludes to an incident within the lifetime of the World Ruler that’s most attention-grabbing. He says that “one of many heads of the beast appeared to have had a deadly wound, however the deadly wound had been healed. The entire world was astonished and adopted the beast” (Rev. 13:three).
This counterfeit resurrection “of the beast who was wounded by the sword and but lived” (Rev. 13:14) will persuade the nations that he’s certainly the “Risen Lord”. Those that use miracles as a yardstick for judgment would do effectively to take observe.
The non secular system will embrace the entire world. “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast – all whose names haven’t been written within the Guide of Life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. He who has an ear, let him hear” (Rev. 13:Eight,9).
Those that commit themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ throughout this time pays the final word worth. John talks about them in Rev. 6:9. “When he opened the fifth seal, I noticed below the altar the souls of those that had been slain due to the Phrase of God and the testimony they’d maintained … they usually have been instructed to attend a bit of longer… till the variety of their fellow servants and brothers who have been to be killed as they’d been was accomplished” (Rev. 6:9-11).
The query we should ask ourselves now could be whether or not a spiritual coalition is going down in our technology, embracing all “faiths” and transferring in the direction of a typical future. Are there any two explicit teams that stand out above the others on this quest for unity?
Doubtless, the reply is YES to each these questions.
The New Age Motion may be very busy certainly selling the “Interfaith” idea and new age philosophy and theology is infiltrating all non secular teams, particularly a backslidden “church”. Via new age ecumenical peace prayer companies, individuals are taught to imagine that by means of prayer we will all be one – no matter fact and falsehood, good and evil – Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, occultists, animists, satanists, no matter. The Age of Aquarius has arrived and all division have to be executed away with. God and man, saint and sinner, Christian and heathen … all should grow to be one harmonious complete, dwelling in peace.
The New Age motion can be behind the “Peace Poles”, two-metre excessive obelisks with lettering in Perspex, which reads: “Could peace prevail on earth”. Over 60,000 of them have reportedly been planted everywhere in the world. South Africa has one on Desk Mountain and one other in Bloemfontein. All religions are invited to share within the “peace prayers” provided through the planting ceremonies.
One can not help questioning what Elijah would have needed to say to our technology! He refused to wish with the prophets of Baal in his day. “How lengthy will you waver between two opinions?” he cried out. “If the Lord is God, comply with Him; but when Baal is God, comply with him .You name on the identify of your god, and I’ll name on the Title of the LORD. The god who solutions by fireplace – he’s God” (1 Kings 18:21-24). God demonstrated that day that He’s the unrivalled God of the Universe. “I’m the Lord, and there’s no different; aside from Me there is no such thing as a God” (Isa. 45:5).
The search for unity is on at any worth. Leaders of the New Age motion, pissed off on the rising resistance from “born-again” Christians, are reported to have declared of their 13-point Plan for World Peace that Christians who resist the plan might be handled. If essential, they’re to be “exterminated” and the world “purified” (Precept 13 of the Plan).
The Lord Jesus Christ’s declare to be the ONLY WAY to God infuriates new age proponents. Christ mentioned: “I’m the Manner and the Reality and the Life. Nobody involves the Father besides by means of Me” (John 14:6).
The Early Church believed Him and Peter, crammed with the Holy Spirit, declared emphatically: “Salvation is present in nobody else, for there is no such thing as a different Title below heaven given to males by which we have to be saved” (Acts four:12).
One of many two main non secular teams concerned within the “interfaith” idea is at the moment’s modernistic, humanistic, apology for the Church of Jesus Christ, very graphically described in Rev. three:14-22.
It’s the Laodicean Church symbolizing components of the final Church age. “I do know your deeds, that you’re neither chilly nor scorching. I want you have been both one or the opposite! So, since you are lukewarm – neither scorching nor chilly – I’m about to spit you out of My mouth. You say, I’m wealthy; I’ve acquired wealth and don’t want a factor. However you don’t understand that you’re wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and bare.”
That’s the Lord’s opinion of those that identify His Title, however refuse to acknowledge Him as Sovereign Lord. What a pleasure to know that there’ll all the time be the true Church of Jesus Christ, stored by the Energy of God and standing agency in His Title. Present in each denomination and stroll of life, these are the individuals who love the Lord and serve Him with all their coronary heart and thoughts and soul and energy.
The Lord has a particular phrase of encouragement for them: “I do know that you’ve little energy, but you’ve got stored My Phrase and haven’t denied My Title … Since you’ve got stored My command to endure patiently, I may even hold you from the hour of trial that’s going to return upon the entire world to check those that stay on the earth. I’m coming quickly. Maintain on to what you’ve got, in order that nobody will take your crown” (Rev. three:Eight-11).
However it’s the end-time apostate “church” that pursuits us at this level. About to enter into an adulterous and idolatrous union with those that completely refuse to acknowledge Jesus Christ as LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS, the highly effective (so-called) Christian church is in main bother because it stand on the brink of shedding it is identification as “Christian”, a title given to early believers in Antioch through the first Century A.D. (Acts 11:26).
The problem of Christ is as related for our technology because it has ever been. “However whosoever shall deny me earlier than males, him will I additionally deny earlier than my Father which is in heaven” (Mat 10:33).
Sadly, it is leaders deny that the Bible is the Phrase of God, declaring that it needs to be rewritten in order that God won’t be seen as solely the property of sure religions. The deity of Christ, His virgin beginning (“pictorial theology”), His dying, resurrection, ascension and return are rejected outright. The Biblical description of Heaven and Hell are described as “crude medieval photos” that do not belong to trendy instances.
You possibly can imagine something you want … as long as you do not imagine within the “Dwelling Phrase” – the Lord Jesus Christ – and the “Written Phrase” – the Bible!