I had one of those “revelation moments” this week. It’s something that happens to everyone who reads the Bible very much. I was reading a passage that I have read many times before when all of a sudden I noticed something that I had never noticed before. I want to set the stage and then I will tell you what I noticed.
There will be one final Gentile world government at the end of the age (Daniel 7:23; Revelation 13:7-8). This Gentile world government will be divided into ten groups (or regions) of nations with a leader over each group (or region) of nations for a total of ten leaders (called kings, presidents, or whatever—Daniel 7:24;Revelation 17:12). After the ten leaders appear, another leader will appear that will be diverse or different from the first ten (Daniel 7:24). Christians call this eleventh leader the Antichrist.
Following WW I, world leaders established the League of Nations for the purpose of, among other things, forming well-armed groups of nations of like mind that would pledge to defend each other, and hopefully, prevent future wars and establish peace on earth. WW II was overwhelming proof that a different approach was needed, theLeague of Nations was dissolved and the United Nations came into being. The United Nations couldn’t prevent war and groups, such as the Council or Foreign Relations and the Club of Rome, started calling for the establishment of a world government. In the early 70’s, the Club of Rome even suggested that the world be divided into ten groups of nations called Mega Territories or Kingdoms that could be merged into a world government later on.
Leaders at the United Nations bought into this prophetically significant idea. They decided that the European Union would become the first Mega Territory, and after it got the divergent issues settled among the individual nations in the group with the hearts and minds of the people united and well established, it would be the model (called the European Model) or pattern for the other nine groups. Leaders at the United Nations believe that structuring all of the groups the same way the EU is structured will make it easier to merge them into a world government. The EU has struggled long and hard to reach unity on political, economic and social issues, and it is slowly making progress. The desire for a very powerful leader that can speak for all of the EU with one voice, a common currency, a common court and a common approach to issues such as healthcare, the role of women, and things like that is inching forward at a snail’s pace.
Now, someone may be asking, “What do all of these historical events about preventing war, establishing peace, ten leaders, ten groups of nations structured the same way, world government, like-mindedness, and unity on political, economic and social issues have to do with your “revelation moment?’” Just this: the Antichrist will rise to power over a world government as a man of peace who can prevent war (Daniel 8:24, 9:27; Revelation 6:1-2) and receive his power from ten leaders who are united in their approach to how the world should be ruled. My “revelation moment” reads, “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 (the Antichrist). These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast” (Revelation 17:12-13). The Antichrist will receive his power as a man of peace from ten foolish kings during a brief moment of unity in the coming satanic one world government. “When they say peace and safety (could this “they” be the ten kings) then sudden destruction cometh upon them” (I Thess. 5:3).
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