The New World Order in Prophecy
By Robert Lindsted
President Bush made his first speech concerning the Gulf War at the
National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Washington, DC. To
an audience of about three or four thousand, the president presented
his stand on the war, and then went on to say, "You know what is
going to solve all of our problems? There is something new called the
New World order."
He went on to say, "When this comes in, it's going to bring peace like
we have never seen. We are going to be able to lay down all of our
weapons. The New World order is the solution to all of our
Most of the several thousand religious broadcasters stood and
applauded the president. Only a dozen or so people remained seated.
Stunned, they wondered, as I did, "Can this really be happening?"
Many who heard that speech did not realize the significance of the
president's words. But those of us who have studied biblical prophecy
knew George Bush was articulating, for the first time in a public
forum, what we knew would come to pass-some day.
The New World order will indeed bring the world together under one
government, but it will create more problems than it will solve. In fact,
in the end this New World order will neatly give its power to the
Antichrist exactly as the Bible predicted hundreds of years ago.
What is an antichrist? It is one who will pretend to be everything for
which Christ stands, but he will be the exact opposite. So, he is
antichrist because he is really opposed to Christ. He will pretend he is the
Christ, hoping to win the affection of people.
The Bible says there will come a time when there will be one world
government with one economic system under the control of one man.
Scripture says there win be a revived Roman Empire that will rule
for a short time. Then, people will give their allegiance to this
Antichrist for the rest of time.
These predictions were given to the prophet Daniel some twenty-four
or twenty-five hundred years ago; and to the apostle John some
nineteen hundred years ago. Bible prophecy is different from the
predictions found at the grocery tabloid counter - whose predictions
were made last week with most of them never coming true. The
Bible's predictions were made hundreds of years ago, and every one
of them is coming true; not some, but all of them!
The Royal Nightmare
One night, about twenty-five hundred years ago, King
Nebuchadnezzar had a nightmare. After tossing and turning, he sat up
in bed and said, "I have just had this royal dream, and I know it is
important because if I dreamed it, it has to be important. Nothing but
important things go through my mind."
He called for all the royal wise men and demanded they tell him the
royal interpretation of his royal dream.
"If you will tell us the royal. dream, Your Highness, we will make up
the royal lie; we mean the royal interpretation," they replied.
The king interrupted them. "As a matter of fact, I've been meaning to
talk to you about that. I tell you my dreams, and you guys make up
these interpretations that never come true. If you are so smart, you
figure out what I dreamed and then the
meaning of it, too!"
"Oh, no!" they quickly reminded him. "That's not in our royal
The king responded, "I tell you what. If you can't figure out the dream
and give me its interpretation, I am going to cut off your heads." (This
threat was extended to the prophet Daniel, too.)
Now, Daniel was a Hebrew, who, as a teenager had been taken from
his home in Jerusalem and transported some eight or nine hundred
miles away by the conquering Babylonians. When he was brought to
this foreign kingdom, they tried to change his name, his language, and
He said, "Wait a minute! You will have to excuse me, but you see,
I'm a Jewish boy. There are certain things a Jewish boy doesn't eat
and drink. If you don't mind, I'll have my own food, and I will eat that
"Oh, Daniel," the king urged, "when in Babylon, do as the Babylonians
do." But Daniel refused that generous invitation.
Since Daniel was not afraid to take a stand, God blessed him. God is
still looking for young people who win take a stand. If they do, He
will bless them. God delights in blessing people.
When Daniel heard about the execution notice, he went to King
Nebuchadnezzar and said, "Would it be okay, before you chop our
heads off, if I pray to my God?"
The king answered, "Sure, you can pray."
Daniel had more freedom to pray in a foreign kingdom than we do in
our public schools today! Isn't that pathetic? But, it is true. I don't
know if you believe in prayer or not, but I believe my God hears and
I remember a story about a young man who was going to study
medicine. He went to a university where there was a noted chemistry
teacher who hated Christians. Every year, the professor would ask if
there were any Christians in the class. If someone was brave enough
to admit to being a Christian, he would have them stand up. "You
pray to your God that as I drop this beaker, it will not break when it
hits the floor," he would say. Of course, everyone would laugh, and
no one would stand up and pray.
One semester, a young Christian man who was studying to be a
doctor found himself in the atheist's chemistry class. A
few days into the semester, the professor came in and asked, "Is there
anyone here who is a Christian?" The young man raised his hand, and
the professor told him to stand up.
When asked if he believed in prayer, the student responded, "Yes, Sir."
The professor said, "Well then, I want you to pray to your God that
when I drop this beaker, it won't break."
As everyone else in class began to laugh and snicker, the young man
bowed his head and prayed out loud. When he was through, the
professor dropped the beaker. Because this atheist was so nervous
about having had someone pray in his class, when he dropped the
beaker, it fell, hit his toe, and then rolled onto the floor without
breaking. The professor was laughed right out of his classroom.
You see, I believe in a God to whom you can pray, and so did this
The Head of Gold
Daniel prayed, and God told him the king's dream and its
interpretation! The next day, Daniel went back into the king's
presence and said, "Listen, King. I think I know what you saw in your
vision. You saw a huge image with its top made of gold."
Amazed, the king admitted that was his dream. "How did you know?"
Daniel replied that his God had revealed the dream to him and went on
to ten the king the rest of the dream.
"After the head of gold, there was a chest and arms of silver. The
belly and thighs were made of bronze with legs of iron. Finally, there
were feet, but they were part iron and part clay. They were
extensions of the iron legs, but clay had been mingled in with the iron.
The king said in astonishment, "That is exactly what I saw!"
Daniel continued with the dream. "You then saw a stone that looked
as if it came out of the mountain, but it was not cut with hands. As it
came, it rolled toward the image and crushed it. in fact, it ground the
image into powder. The stone then began to grow until it filled the
The bewildered king then said, "'That's exactly what I saw!
But, what does it mean?"
Daniel said, "All right, here is the interpretation, and it is a sure one.
if my God could show me the dream, then His interpretation of it is
He then said, "Thou, 0 King, art the head of gold."
Nebuchadnezzar liked this interpretation. Frankly, I don't think he
heard another word Daniel said. I believe he thought, wow! I am the
head of gold... that's me. That's me, all right, way up there on the
What did he do? He built a golden image to himself arid placed it in
the plain of Shinar. As everyone came from all over the world, they
would bow down to the golden image of him. Yes, he liked that
Daniel, however, told him, "God said you are not going to be the king
forever. You are going to be replaced by another country that is
inferior to you. It will be the silver. After it will come another, even
more inferior nation, and it will take over the world. It will be the
bronze. Then, there will be another part with two legs of iron that will
be yet another kingdom. Finally, at the end of time, there will be ten
toes. They are part iron and part clay; and they are going to be an
extension of those iron legs, even though they will be another kingdom.
However, this kingdom will only rule a little while. A stone will come
and crush all of it. This stone will begin a kingdom of which there will
be no end."
This stone is none other than the kingdom of God. Remember, when
Christ begins to rule and reign, He will rule forever.
The Ram and the Goat
Lees look at Daniel's prophesies concerning the two world empires
that were to follow King Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian Empire:
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and
another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth
These kingdoms have come into reality, exactly as the Bible said. In
the Book of Daniel, not one time, but four times, God described every
world power, in order, and called them by name.
In order to understand their significance, look at what Daniel 8:3-8
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before
the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high;
but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw
the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that
no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could
deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became
great. And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the
west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and
the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the
ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river,
and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I saw him come close
unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote
the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram
to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped
upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his
hand. Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was
strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable
ones toward the four winds of heaven.
After the head of gold, which was Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon, the
kingdom of the Medes and the Persians became the next world
power. The two arms represent the two parts of their kingdom. In
verse 20 Daniel writes, "The ram which thou sawest having two horns
are the kings of Media and Persia." Like a lopsided ram with one horn
bigger than the other, the Persian Empire would come up last and be
the dominant power. Just as Daniel predicted that is exactly what
happened. The third kingdom, represented in this vision as the mean
he-goat with one horn, beat up the ram with two horns, and the he-
goat began to rule the world. This is the Grecian Empire seen as the
belly and thighs of bronze in the king's dream. Then,
when the he-goat was in his prime - in his great fury - the big horn
broke, and four horns popped out of his head. The kingdom
represented by the he-goat was that of Alexander the Great, the
dominant king of Greece who died in his prime. His four generals took
power after him.
Look at verse 21: "And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the
great horn that is between his eyes is the first king." Isn't that pretty
simple? That is Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great conquered the world when he was barely thirty
years old and then became frustrated because there was nothing else
to conquer. Instead, he went around the world putting on marching
exhibitions. He caught a marsh fever and died a fool's death while
putting on a parade. His generals came home to his infant son to say,
"Your daddy's dead, now you rule the world."
The son asked, "'What do I do with the world?" It is recorded that the
four generals of Alexander the Great killed his son and divided the
kingdom among themselves.
Consider what the Bible said 175 years before Alexander the Great
was ever born! Verses 21 and 22 state:
... and the great horn that is between his eyes is
the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four
stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of
the nation, but not in his power.
These verses refer to Alexander the Great, and the last verse tells us
that his son would not rule after him. Isn't the Bible clear?
The head of gold is Babylon; the arms and chest of silver are the
Medes and the Persians; and the belly and thighs of bronze are none
other than Alexander the Great.
These empires are recorded in yet another manner. Daniel described
them as three animals: the first one like a lion with eagle's wings
(Babylon); next, a bear with three ribs in his mouth (the Medeo-
Persians - this is a matter of recorded history); and third, a leopard
with four wings that depict the swiftness of Alexander the Great's
The Fourth Kingdom
What about the fourth kingdom? In the interpretation of
the king's dream, Daniel wrote:
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron
breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all
these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the
feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall
be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch
as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the
feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly
strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with
miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they
shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a
kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be
left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these
kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that
the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake
in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great
God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter:
and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure (Dan. 2:40-
What kingdom do the legs of iron represent? The Roman Empire with
its two capitals: Rome and Constantinople.
How do we know? Revelation 17:10 tells us that seven kings will rule
the world. The first two were Assyria. and Egypt. Then Daniel comes
in chronologically with Babylon as number three. The fourth and fifth
kingdoms were the Medes and the Persians followed by Alexander the
In verses 10-13 we find:
And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is
not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and
is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns, which thou
sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but
receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind,
and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
The Bible says, ". . . five are fallen, one is Who would
be in power when Revelation was written at about A.D. 95 or
A.D.96? - Rome. This passage states there are seven kings; five
are fallen, one is right now, and the other will come later.
The last kingdom will be an extension of the iron legs that
Daniel wrote about. It will be a revived Roman Empire. It will
be part iron and part clay, a mixture of religion and politics. In
Daniel 7:7-8, we read:
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful
and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it
devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of
it: and it was diverse from an the beasts that were before it, and it had
ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among
them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first
horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like
the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
In verse 7, Daniel said he saw a beast so terrible, it was like nothing he
had ever seen before. This dreadful, ugly beast was so strong that it
had great iron teeth (like the iron legs). It broke all the other kingdoms.
Ten horns then came up representing the ten kings - in other words, an
extension of those legs would be the feet, part of iron and part of day.
The Revived Roman Empire
The Bible states what has and is going to happen. There will be
Babylon; the Medes and the Persians; Greece and Alexander the
Great; the Roman Empire; and then an extension of one - a revived
Roman Empire with ten horns, or ten kings.
Once this last kingdom comes to power, it win rule for one hour, and
then will give its power to the beast. He will rule and make war
against the Lamb.
An article in the Wichita Eagle stated, Since the fall of the Roman
Empire, there has been the dream of a unified Europe. We are ...
seeing a brand new Roman Empire reconstructed." Even news
reporters call the unified Europe the new Roman empire.
On December 31,1992 the European Economic Community took
power, and on January 1, 1993, its policies went into effect.
Until recently, the European community was considered to be only a
political coalition. Now, it has gone from an economic dream to a
The Kansas City Star recently ran an article, "Is Euro-man Kinda'
Like Superman?" It goes on to state that most of western Europe will
be combined into one, big, powerful, economic unit that will be the
envy of the world.
Will it work, will it dominate America? Will America be second class?
The answer is yes. The European community is on the verge of
becoming the dominant power of the world. It is a revived Roman
Northwest Magazine, sponsored by an airline, carried an article
declaring that America will take a second seat to the revived Roman
After the Persian Gulf crisis, I flew back from Israel and landed in
Greece. I was handed a card stating that any person who is a citizen
of any one of the twelve Common Market nations does not have to
fill out any legal papers when going from one country to another in
Europe. However, any person who is not from one of the Common
Market nations would have to fill out all of the papers.
Forbes Magazine wrote: "There will only be one Europe. It will be a
super power." Will there be one currency or many?
This magazine answers: "Ultimately, the move to a single currency is
about symbolism and power. There will be only one economy, and it
will not only be a united Europe, but it will probably be a united world."
In the business section of the previously quoted European
newspaper, there is a very interesting second section depicting what
Europeans describe as a historical moment - "Making History, A
Unique Moment As World Leaders Gather in London." Why? To
launch the first test for the Euro-bank and the new Euro-dollar. It's
already here; it's already been issued; and now, it's on its way.
The New World Order
How close are we to the New World order?
An article in the Atlantic Journal begins by announcing a New
World order - a world quite different from the one we have known -
with a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders. It
goes on to say that following the Persian Gulf crisis, the New World
order is emerging as our only hope for peace around the world.
This is it. Utopia. It is finally here, bringing the nations of the world
under one government. If we have one government, we will have no
wars, they say. This deceptive promise of heaven on earth is winning
Howard Wilkins, an ambassador to one of the Common Market
nations said, "We will not recognize the world because of the change
militarily and politically in Europe. Once it is united, it will be as big or
bigger than the United States in terms of its marketing power."
He is right. Soon we may not recognize the world. The truthful
observer must agree that America is in decay. A new superstar on the
scene - a united Europe - a revived Roman Empire exactly as the
The Common Market says to the industrialized nations, "'Hey, the
United States is in decline. If you want to look at the future, you'd
better align with the Common Market - the seat of world power."
Presently, there are twelve countries in the Common Market with
several others who want in. Do you know what is so interesting about
that? The Bible states that when the Antichrist comes to power, he
will pull three nations out. Then he will put himself in power, allowing
only ten nations to remain. Now, if he is going to pull out three and
leave ten, that means he will have begun with thirteen.
In a special edition of the Jerusalem Post, which featured
the twelve stars of the Common Market nations, guess which nation
the Post was recommending for number thirteen? The Israeli Star of
David! Entering Europe's charmed circle seems to be Israel's goal.
The cover of the book, Europe Is Rising, pictures the tower of
Babel, a symbol commonly used by the Common Market, and
includes these words: "Europe, many tongues, one voice. In the
background, a modem crane leans against the ancient tower. In
addition, the twelve stars of the Common Market are inverted,
converting them into the sign of Satan. just coincidence?
Canadian television aired a two-hour special called "Europe
Unbounded" in which a United Europe was predicted to rule the
world while the United States and Canada would be left powerless.
During the program some of the symbols of the United Europe were
shown, including the tower of Babel and the image of a woman.
Why are these two symbols important? According to the Bible, the
last world political system will be composed part of iron and part of
clay. What do these two parts represent?
Revelation 17 says that in the last days there will be a prostitute, a
harlot, and she will commit fornication. She (religion) will sell herself
to the kings of the world. In other words, religion and politics will join
together. Why? To bring all men under one single government and
one single religion.
What will be the foundation of this world religion? The New Age
movement - the fastest growing religion in America
today. In fact, it has already infiltrated churches, businesses, the
media, sports, and even our schools. Children can learn how to
visualize and have out-of-the body experiences; they can be
hypnotized, but they cannot pray to the God of all creation.
The present unity movement, under the guise of the New Age
movement, is none other than the plan of the Antichrist and Satan. To
understand how the world could be fooled into believing the lies of this
Satanic religion, we need to go back to the tower of Babel, where the
New Age had its beginning.
In Genesis, Chapter 11, we read of an unnamed people building a
great city on the plain of Shinar. To the narrator of this parable,
peering across time and desert from his Nomadic traditions, these
folks were awesomely clever. Since they all spoke one common
language, nothing was impossible for them.
The plan of these ingenious people was to erect a huge tower whose
top would reach to heaven. It would be an altar to their own intellect
called Babel, or Gate of God. Their idea was to build a tower to God,
to reach up and touch Him, so they, too, would become gods. The
religion of Nimrod and Babel taught that we are all gods.
An advertisement that appeared in the Wall Street Journal concerned
the ancient Tower of Babel and was presented as a parable.
The ad states:
Babel or Gate to God, the God himself came
down. Walked the streets of their cities, saw their project under
construction. The arrogant race angered him. He passed his hand
over the city, cursed it, now where there had been one language,
suddenly there were hundreds. Confusion reigned. Nothing was
The ad said the lesson taught by this ancient parable is uncannily
applicable for us in the twentieth century. They are saying, "Listen,
people, we have got to get together."
Get it? If we can come together - if we can all have one common
language, one common government, one common religion - nothing
will be impossible for us.
Revelation 17 said in the last days there will be a harlot, a prostitute,
who will sit on a beast; and she will ride across all the world. She will
represent a religion that will bring everyone together. The harlot (the
end-time religious system) will sit on the beast (the Antichrist and his
end-time dictatorship), and she will ride around the world collecting all
peoples into one.
The Bible says that the harlot, the woman, will ride a beast.
I used to think this parading harlot was just an accident until I ran
across the front cover of the June, 1975, edition of European Official
Magazine. Even then, it showed a Roman goddess riding on a beast as
one of the official symbols of the Common Market. Accident? Not at
One of the first stamps put out by the Common Market a collective
stamp used for the entire Common Market showed the god of Europe
riding on the back of a bull (god), begging to be worshipped. This is an
exact picture of Revelation 17.
The Bible says that when Europe finally gets to the position where it
has all the power - economically, politically, and religiously - it will
have but a short time to live. The New World order will rule only one
hour and will give its power, strength, and might to the beast.
Telemarketing Magazine ran an article addressing the future of Europe. Is Europe actually going to unite and work together in
a unified form? The article states, "I think it remains to be seen, but if
it is going to work, a united Europe will need a leader. Yes, only one
overall leader to function effectively. If they are going to work, they
will have to have one man who win head up the entire thing."
George Will, of the Shreveport Journal writes, "Europe Moving Toward
A Bureaucratic State." You know what? He is right.
When I was in Washington, DC in early 1991, 1 saw a long line of
limousines snaking down the street in front of one of the city's plush
hotels. I asked a chauffeur who the dignitary was. "Ah", he said, "it is
the president of Europe."
The president of Europe? I didn't know they had one. I discovered
that he is not really as much of a potentate as his title implies or as he
plans to be. But there is a president of Europe who is appointed, not
elected, to bring about a political unity in Europe and around the world.
He has fifteen thousand employees to help him.
As I passed through Europe last year, I picked up a copy of a
European newspaper. The front page read, "The New Mr. Europe." It
stated that he will take over the presidency in January, 1993, at what
(in theory) will be the dawn of a new Europe. It will be a time when
Europe will dominate and control the world.
Before all these events fully takes place, the trumpet is going to sound,
and all true believers are going to be taken out of this world. How do I
know? Because the Bible says that is exactly what is going to happen.
I really believe we are living near the end of time. If we are the
people who are going to see the last political system, then the system
cannot take over and rule until the Church is gone. We may see this
last empire beginning to form, but it will not fully be in place until after
the rapture of the Church.
That's why we as Christians must be different from any other people
who have ever lived before. Jesus could come today to take every
born-again person home to heaven.
When the Antichrist makes his appearance, he will speak great,
swelling words of promise. I believe there will be people, maybe even
someone reading this book who will attend that first unholy Sunday.
You and others may say after that great disappearing of the true
Church, "'Something is going on, and I have to find out what it is." The
great orator, the Antichrist, will have magnificent, thrilling
explanations for the disappearance of the millions of true Christians.
This tremendous, worldwide religious movement will bring all people
into a single religion, and some into one government with one
economy exactly as prophesied in God's Word.
The apostle John saw two beasts. The first beast came out of the sea,
that is, out of the Gentile world powers. "I ... 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" (Rev. 13:1).
The one who appears is the Antichrist. He will come up out of the
kingdoms of the Gentiles.
The False Prophet
just as there is a true Trinity; there is a false trinity. There is God, the
Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. Satan's trinity puts him
in the place of God; the Antichrist in the place of Jesus Christ; and an
anti-prophet (or anti-spirit) in the place of the Holy Spirit.
In Revelation 13, we are introduced to this false prophet. It appears to
me that he comes up out of the land of Israel because in verse 11 we
find: "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." Revelation
says the land, or the earth, represents the land of Palestine.
What will be the purpose of the false prophet? Verse 12 explains,
"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."
The first beast mocks death and resurrection. Notice, I said "mocks"
because Satan does not have the power of resurrection. He is going
to fake death and fake resurrection because he realizes that in order
to be the Messiah, he must have a death with a resurrection.
Therefore, he must fake it. The false prophet will give testimony to him saying, "Hey, look! He has died, and now
he is resurrected!"
Verse 14 states: "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the
means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the
beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make
an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."
Men will be deceived by miracles. The false prophet will be a great
orator. He will do miracles. He will speak great, lying wonders. He
will fake death and resurrection. "And he had power to give life unto
the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak,
and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast
should be killed" (vs. 15).
Revelation 17:1 says:
And there came one of the seven angels which
had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto
me, Come hither, I will shew unto thee the judgment
of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters.
You may ask, "What are those waters?" Let us now consider
Revelation 17:15: "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou
sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and
nations, and tongues.' In other words, it is a worldwide, false religious
system "With whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk
with the wine of her fornication" (vs. 2).
Verse 3 states: "So he carried me away in the spirit into the
wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full
of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." Notice
the similarity between the seven heads and ten horns - the symbols of
religion and government.
At that point and time, according to Daniel 7, the Antichrist will speak
great and powerful things. He will do miracles. People will begin to
say, "Well, I guess this has got to be the Messiah." He will change the
laws. He will change the times and the seasons. Everything will be
In Daniel we read how life will be under the Antichrist:
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. And he shall speak great words
against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his
hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment
shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to
destroy it unto the end (Dan. 7:24-26).
Revelation 13:16-18 also explains:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,
to receive the 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that
hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number
of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [or 666].
He will say, "Listen, if you are going to go to school, if you are going
to buy food, if you are going to have a job, then you have to accept
I read an article written by a man who owns a company that designs
small, electronic devices - miniscule silicone chips. When a dog or cat
is taken to the veterinarian for a vaccination, a chip is placed in the
animal's back with a wand; thus allowing authorities to be able to
prove exactly who the pet's owner is. This is done to cattle in
Incredibly, leading companies are now considering how soon these
same chips can be implanted into people who perform various job
functions. Cosmetically, the chip is concealed beneath the skin and is
not noticeable. However, it does not escape the scanners that register
all movement of those who go in and out of those areas being
monitored. What a great way to "'brand" people.
You know what? If you don't take the mark of the Antichrist,
(whether it is a chip or not, I don't know), you will not
be able to buy or sell. You will not be able to hold a job or buy food at
the grocery store. The Antichrist will require that everyone commit to
I believe there is a coming mark but only after the rapture of the
Right on Schedule
When Christ returns, He will defeat the Antichrist and his cohorts.
Revelation 17:14 makes that clear:
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with
him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Is the lamb a pretty good fighter? Not usually. This Lamb, however,
is going to fight the beast, and the Lamb is going to win. I believe the
lamb is none other than the Lamb of God, the person of Calvary,
Jesus Christ. You see, history has recorded it. Reading on in Daniel
7:13-14, we find these words:
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion and
glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should
serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not
pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Yes, friend, everything is right on schedule. Didn't the Bible say that
Israel would be back in the land? Iraq would be destroyed once,
twice, then devastated the last time? Is Germany united? Is Israel not
reborn? Is Europe reconfiguring into a New Order, the Roman
My dear friend, I believe we are living in the last days. No other
generation who ever lived on planet earth has seen as much as you
and I have seen. Subsequently, no other people who have ever lived
are as accountable as we are.
You and I are responsible for deciding whether we will spend eternity
in heaven with Jesus Christ who died and rose
again to save us, or whether we will spend all eternity in hell with
Satan and his demonic fallen angels, for whom hen was created in
order that sin can ultimately be purged and God's creation reconciled
Jesus is the Prince of Life. Satan is the cannibal of death. You
decide. Jesus is the truth and the life. Satan is the father of lies and
the master of death. You decide.
Where Will You Spend Eternity?
The story is told of a man who once had a stray dog show up on his
porch. For a day or two, he tolerated the dog, then he decided he had
to get rid of the critter. But, the dog was faithful, and it followed him
everywhere, no matter where he went what he did. Frustrated by this
faithful, old dog, the man said, "I have got to get rid of this dog."
He didn't have the heart to shoot the dog, so he loaded him into a
simple row boat along with a big brick and rope. When he reached the
middle of the lake, he called the faithful dog over to him, tied the rope
around its neck, and the other end around the brick. Then he threw
dog, brick, and rope into the lake. But the brick was not heavy enough
to pull the dog all the way under!
Still being faithful, the old dog swam around and around and around
the boat trying to get back to his master, all the while hauling the brick
around with him. Now frustrated, the man felt he had to drown the
dog somehow. He took an oar and began to hit this dog on the head,
trying to poke it under the water. In the course of doing this, the man
fell overboard into the lake, and he could not swim.
Seeing the man thrashing in the water himself, the dog came over,
grabbed him by the collar, and began to swim toward the shore towing
the brick, rope, and the man. Finally, when the dog could swim no
longer, the man put his feet down, only to find that he could now walk
up on the bank. He looked back to find the brick had finally taken its
ton on the dog - he had drowned.
When I heard this story, it made me think about a tale even more
pathetic. I think an old man who would drown a dog is pretty cruel man. But, I will tell you what is more cruel - for person not to receive Christ!
Jesus came to earth and did nothing but good. But some
people don't want Him; they do everything they can to get rid of Him
and keep Him out of their lives. They don't realize that the gospel is a
story of love and faithfulness: "For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son" (John 3:16). He sent His Son to die for
I don't know your heart's condition, but I do know that Jesus paid an
incredible price to save you. He gave His life, and He did it willingly.
If you have never received Christ as your personal Saviour, then you
need to make that decision today.
Jesus allows you the option to say, "No, I don't want to be saved." He
died for you; He arose again. The gospel is available, but He lets you
say no - the choice is yours.
Do you know what keeps a person from coming to Christ once they
know they need Him? It is something called pride. Jesus himself said,
"No man comes to the Father [God] but by me." To be saved, simply
admit to God that you are a sinner.
Dear friend, Christ came to this wretched, strife-torn,
sinful world to save sinners. To qualify for the gospel of Jesus
Christ, you have to be a sinner. And, you are a sinner whether
you admit it or not. But, if you'll admit it, if you come to Christ
who loves you so much He died for you, He will save you in an
Instead of going through eternity in hell, where you and I deserve to
go, you will live eternally in heaven, where God has a place reserved
for you. Because of the sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ made for you
and me on that cruel Roman cross nearly two thousand years ago,
you can live forever. Accept Him today. He is the only way.