What Does it All Mean?
By Jan Markell
I believe I have studied under the best of the best
teachers when it comes to what the Bible lays out for us
in the last days. Many are dazed at the rapid decline of
America. The passage of health care wasn't about health
care; rather, the socialization of America. America
just came under the power of Saul Alinsky. But
some of us, while grieved, look at the broader picture.
So, this is how I see it.
Revelation, chapters 13
and 17, lays out a coming one-world political system,
one-world leader, one-world religion, and a one-world
financial system (cashless). We don't know when this
will all be implemented, but we do know the biggest
factor holding up the one-world order has been America,
the superpower like no other.
In the coming system, all
nations will likely be "equal." That is, there will be
no superpower other than, perhaps, the European Union --
a consortium of powerful European nations. Even some
individual nations in Europe are crumbling as I write
this so some of those nations will band together and
become the end-time power. Economic chaos is likely
to level the playing field of all the world's players on
this strange chessboard.
Economic chaos will also
bring down China and Russia, although both seem to have
major roles in the last days as they invade Israel, one
in the Gog/Magog war and one in the Battle of
Armageddon. Their empires and land mass are enormous.
But the number one superpower has been America and
now we see her imploding due to corrupt politics, greed,
love of self, love of power, and the personification
of the Bible verse that says, "The heart is more
deceitful than all else and desperately wicked; who can
So the bottom line
is that America has been the primary obstacle to the
one-world system. We see the decline of the
dollar which has been one of the major currencies for
decades, yet it stands in the way of a one-world
Barack Obama and others
say we are not a Christian nation, but that is nonsense
because the church in America, in spite of its
weaknesses today, stands in the way of the coming
one-world religion. On the other hand, we have
the apostate church in the U.S. which will go along with
a one-world religion. As this is being written, there is
an assault on everything Christian in America. It is to
strip us of our godly heritage and rid the U.S. of as
much Christianity as possible.
This scenario is
scripted in the Bible by the inference that as America
didn't exist in Bible times: America has to diminish and
Europe must rise. The man who could best bring
this about promised America and the world "hope and
change" and the uninformed bought it hook, line, and
sinker. But Barack Obama is just one player in this
global chess game. Nonetheless, he gave the world an
image that he was the new "world leader" during the 2008
campaign. This is what the world longs for: A
"man with a plan." There needs to be a
one-world leader but it is not him.
Capitalism must go and
must be replaced by a socialized world. You say this
will take decades. Look at what has happened in just
over a year! So not only are we threatened from
without by radical Islam, we are threatened from without
and within by a group of intelligent globalists who are
convincing America and the nations of the world that the
only way to lasting world peace is the establishment of
global government. And all nations will have to be
equal for this to work efficiently.
Globalists have no respect
for the people who elected them; no respect for their
office; no respect for the American Constitution; no
respect for what it means to be entrusted by the people
of any nation to serve in a high capacity. Their only
maniacal goal is the consolidation of more money and
power into the hands of the few in order to control and
manipulate the entire world.
This coming system
is not some prophetically speculative or futuristic
fairy tale, but a real world reality outlined in the
Bible. It is not some whacko conspiracy theory
being advanced by the fringe society. It's an
orchestrated agenda which God had planned for before the
foundations of the earth.
But America has
not made it possible for the globalists to get their
agenda through until now. We see that through
the corrupt-to-the-core Obama administration, they are
pressing forward to the prize -- a one-world system with
America subservient to the European Union. We just don't
know the timing, nor the timing of the return of our
"blessed hope" Who remains our only hope.
Because so many feel a
foolish one-world system is the answer for global unity,
I feel the words of Isaiah 66:4 have been in play for
several years: "I also will choose their delusions,
and will bring their fears upon them; because when I
called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not
hear, but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that
in which I delighted not."
God sent delusion and this is
the result. He sent the delusion to
fulfill His Word. It is strong delusion that is causing
some Americans to stand behind globalists who will bring
about a system outlined in the book of Revelation.
Where one gets in trouble with this kind of theology
and opinion is when it leads to an "I give up"
mentality. Good people stop fighting evil. Some just
roll over. Some go into complete apathy and
escapism. Remember the profound statement by Edmund
Burke: "All that is necessary for evil to
triumph is for good people to do nothing."
Just keep expectations realistic and Bible-focused.
Now, what is the good
news? We can only change the world by changing the
spirituality of a culture. In the meantime, we can
contend for the faith, preach the gospel, and be salt
and light to a frightened world. And since all of
the above are scripted, the final act is as well.
We can know with certainty that the King of
kings is coming back very soon. Right now some
are wailing and calling this "escapist theology." Go
ahead and wail.
God is in control. See a moving portrayal of that
I close with a
statement by Randy Alcorn whose book we now carry
(see order blank.) "In Wall Street terms, Christ
is bearish when it comes to investing on earth. His
financial forecast for the world is ultimately
bleak. But He's unreservedly bullish about investing
in Heaven where every market indicator is eternally
What is happening is in the "all these
things must come to pass"
(Matthew 24:6) category. We
cannot stop such events. We cannot alter
the way it is outlined in the Bible. If
you have the proper eschatology, all
that is happening makes perfect sense.
If you follow the Pied Pipers of
Amillennialism, Preterism, Replacement
Theology, Latter Rain, Kingdom Now, and
more, you will be lost in the maze of
bizarre current events.
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