The Unhindered March Toward Globalism :: By Britt Gillette

Over the past few years, voters all over the world rejected globalism in favor of nationalism. In the United States, Donald Trump ran on an “America First” agenda and became president. He promised to stop illegal immigration, pull America out of bad international agreements, and change “free trade” deals to “fair trade” deals. Months earlier, voters in the United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union. Known as “Brexit,” to this day their decision remains a thorn in the side of the global elite.

In 2019, not much has changed. Recent elections indicate nationalism remains popular.

In India, Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi won another term. Running on a pro-Hindu, nationalist platform, India re-elected him in a landslide.

In Britain, the Brexit Party (formed just months ago), finished first with 30% of the vote. With 29 seats, it’s now the single biggest party in the European Parliament.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron saw his party lose ground in the European elections to Marine Le Pen’s National Rally. Just two years ago, Macron handily defeated Le Pen in the presidential election. This time, her party won 23% of the vote versus 22% for Macron’s party.

In Italy, Matteo Salvini’s nationalist party, known as the League, finished first with 34% of the vote.

Throughout the EU, the same story played out over and over. Nationalist politicians scored stunning victories. Does all this mean the world is reversing its trend toward globalism? Will traditional nationalist policies become the norm? Probably not. Recent events significantly slowed the transformation, but the world is still trending toward globalism. Despite recent setbacks, the globalist agenda is in a better position than it’s ever been. Why? Because young people embrace it, and young people are the future.

The Global Citizen Movement

Current voters may reject the globalist agenda, but according to several surveys, future voters don’t. Globally, the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) outnumber both the Baby Boomers and Generation X, and they believe the concept of being a citizen of a single country is outdated. To them, global citizenship is the way of the future. In 2017, Western Union surveyed more than 10,000 millennials from 15 countries, including the United States, India, and Russia. What they found provides a glimpse of where we’re heading in the years to come. Here are just a few of the results:

79% believe limitless movement around the world will empower them.

29% believe a single global currency will “foster great global unity.”

61% believe global institutions like the United Nations are more representative of them versus national (48%) or local governments (44%).

In the 2016 Global Shapers Annual Survey, more than 26,000 millennials from 181 countries gave their opinions on world issues. Results included:

48% of millennials see climate change as the most serious issue the world faces.

When it comes to solving global problems, respondents say they trust international organizations (26%) more than they trust themselves (20%).

36% of respondents view themselves as global citizens. This is a higher number than those who view themselves as national citizens (22%) or members of a religion (9%).

Many young people see themselves as global citizens first. They think borders should be open. They believe climate change is the world’s top problem, and they look to global political institutions for answers. This gives us a glimpse of what the world will look like in the future. Why? Because millennial opinions will shape the world in the coming decades.

Adolph Hitler once said, “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time, they will know nothing else but this new community.”

The globalists don’t need to win today’s elections because they’ve already won a generation of children.

The Trend Toward Globalism

Because of their attitudes, millennials will ensure three issues stay at the forefront of the political agenda. These include:

1) Freedom of Movement – Freedom of movement is another way of saying “open borders.” Most people reject open borders because they understand a nation with open borders is no longer a nation. So advocates of global government use the phrase “freedom of movement.” After all, who could be against freedom? But we can see firsthand how “freedom of movement” destroyed national sovereignty in the EU.

The Schengen agreement allows anyone to freely travel between EU member states without a passport or the need to stop at a border checkpoint. In 2015, images of Syrian refugees overwhelming the borders of Greece and other EU countries dominated the news. Once these refugees illegally crossed the border into an EU country, they were free to go wherever they wanted – London, Paris, Berlin, or any other city or town in Western Europe. No border checkpoint could stop them, and the EU had no way to track them.

2) Climate Change – As previously stated, 48% of millennials view climate change as the top threat to humanity. Despite the lack of evidence to show mankind has anything to do with climate change, people still clamor for global solutions to the “climate change crisis.” These solutions typically involve massive tax hikes, loss of national sovereignty, and a massive transfer of wealth and power to new global institutions.

This “crisis” is how the globalists hope to get nations (and the United States in particular) to cede power to them. As former U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon said, “Climate change does not respect borders. It does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.”

Panic over manmade global warming and climate change is the perfect crisis for those calling for global government. Since it impacts the entire planet, no nation can solve it alone. Therefore, it requires “global solidarity.” What does “global solidarity” mean? It means going along with whatever it is the globalists want. And what do they want? Power. Give power to an almighty global government, and the globalists believe they can solve all the world’s problems. This is a long-held dream of kings and despots, but it’s also the dream of the millennial generation.

3) Global Government – Remember, when it comes to solving problems, millennials trust international organizations more than they trust themselves. So it makes sense the next generation will embrace global government. Not only is it seen as a solution for climate change, but for decades it’s been seen as the only way to promote peace and end war. Albert Einstein said, “Humankind’s desire for peace can be realized only by the creation of a world government.” Winston Churchill said, “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future.”

Many people believe this, and today, they’re actively working to form a single global government. The greatest challenge they face is convincing nations to give up their own power to a new global community. Each year, they come closer to realizing their dream, and advanced technology only accelerates the process.

Advanced Technology

The exponential advance of technology has advanced the globalist agenda in almost every area of life.

In finance, electronic banking has replaced currency in almost every business transaction. In North America, only 30% of consumer purchases are made with cash. It’s only a matter of time before paper currency disappears. When it does, global transactions will become even more efficient.

In business, free trade has led to global corporations and multinational conglomerates that span the globe. Their products and employees can be found in some of the most remote corners of the planet. With tools like Skype and Facetime, workers can engage in real-time video conferencing from anywhere in the world. Face-to-face meetings are no longer necessary.

Also, in the future, language will no longer divide us. The barriers are already eroding. Programs such as Google Translate allow people who speak different languages to exchange emails and research papers, and it’s only a matter of time before wearable devices offer instant translation of the spoken word. You’ll talk to someone in English, and they’ll hear you in Japanese. They’ll respond in Japanese, and you’ll hear them in English. When this happens, national and cultural barriers will erode even further.

When it comes to policing, governments can now compile large databases and easily share information with other nations. Tracking of terrorists and other international criminals has never been easier. Spying on citizens has also never been easier. The spread of cameras and listening devices, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home (many of them willingly placed throughout people’s homes), mean governments can easily spy on almost anyone they want. With the aid of artificial intelligence, cameras, and microphones, a global government could monitor and track every person on earth. All these advancements make global government viable for the first time in history.

While recent political developments show a backlash against globalism, all they’ve done is slow the inevitable march toward global government.

Why All This Matters

So why should you care? You should care because we’re on the cusp of a new era. Ever since the Tower of Babel, tribes and nation states have governed the world. Nations meant well-defined borders, language, and culture. Many people dreamed of global government, but that’s all it was – a dream. Such a government would never work in reality. Local interests and values would triumph, and administering a global government would be an expensive, bureaucratic nightmare. But this generation is tearing down all the obstacles to global government.

To the next generation, devotion to “the global community” is preferred over allegiance to one’s home country. Concern over climate change trumps concern over the local interest. They want national borders to be open or erased all together. Advanced technology is making all this happen. It’s creating a global marketplace, eroding language barriers, and eliminating the need for geographical proximity. The globalist vision is becoming reality.

None of this should surprise us. This is exactly what the Bible said will happen in the end times. A powerful global government will dominate the world (Daniel 7:23). It will rule over every people, nation, tribe, and language (Revelation 13:7). Its power will be so immense, it will control every economic transaction on earth. No one will be able to buy or sell without its permission (Revelation 13:17).

In the almost two thousand years since John wrote the Book of Revelation, such a government was impossible. In fact, in John’s time, people had no concept of the world outside of the Roman Empire. But today? Today, not only is such a government possible, it may prove inevitable. No other generation of Christians could say this. Ours is the first to live in a world where global government is possible. It’s just one more sign Jesus is about to return.

Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming and Racing Toward Armageddon. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for free when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.

The Single Greatest Sign of the End Times :: By Britt Gillette

The Single Greatest Sign of the End Times

It seems like everywhere we look today, we see violence, hatred, and debauchery of every kind. Cities track the number of murders year-to-date, and the local news reports on whether or not the latest body count is a new record. Films and television shows constantly push the envelope, portraying ever increasing violence and sexual immorality of every kind. This is what Paul said the last days will be like. He said people will love only themselves and their money. They’ll be boastful, proud, scoffing, disobedient, ungrateful, unloving, and unforgiving. They’ll consider nothing sacred. They’ll slander others and have no self-control. They’ll be cruel and hate what is good, betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God (2 Timothy 3:2-5). This is the exact type of behavior we see today. Therefore, it’s no surprise so many people think the end is near.

It turns out what many people instinctively think is actually true. The end is near. How can I be so sure? Because Jesus and the Hebrew prophets cited specific events they said will mark the end times. Today, we see those events. The Gospel is being preached to the ends of the earth (Matthew 24:14)… Travel and knowledge are increasing exponentially (Daniel 12:4)… The Jewish people once again control Jerusalem (Luke 21:24)… And these are just a few of the signs. Jesus said, “When you see all these things take place, stand and look up, for your salvation draws near!” (Luke 21:28). This means the convergence of all these signs is the #1 reason to believe His Second Coming is near.

But among all the signs, which one is the greatest? What’s the most important individual sign Jesus is about to return?

The Regathering

Without a doubt, I believe the greatest sign is the regathering of the Jewish people back in the land of Israel. Not only did God promise it would happen in the last days, but the Tribulation itself cannot occur without Israel. Here are just a few end times events that require the nation of Israel:

The Antichrist’s Covenant – The Tribulation begins when Israel agrees to a covenant or treaty with the Antichrist (Daniel 9:27). How could Israel agree to such a covenant if it doesn’t exist?

The Purpose of the Tribulation – God’s primary purpose in the Tribulation is to fulfill His promises to the nation of Israel (Daniel 9:24). Before this can happen, Israel must exist.

Jerusalem – Jesus said the Jewish people will lose control of Jerusalem, but later, they will regain control (Luke 21:24). Only then will the end times events He described take place. This means the Tribulation cannot occur unless the Jewish people control Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 38-39 – The Bible says in the last days, when God brings the Jewish people back into the land from the many lands where they’ve been scattered (Ezekiel 38:8), a massive coalition of armies will invade Israel. This can’t happen unless Israel exists.

Israel’s “Exceedingly Great” Army – Ezekiel says Israel will have an “exceedingly great army” in the last days (Ezekiel 37:10). God says Israel will be like a fire among sheaves of grain, burning up the neighboring nations (Zechariah 12:6). He says even the weakest soldier among them will be like David (Zechariah 12:8). Again, how could all this happen if Israel doesn’t exist?

The Abomination of Desolation – In the middle of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will put an end to the Temple sacrifices and offerings (Daniel 9:27). Then, he will sit in the Temple and proclaim himself to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). This is an act of desecration Jesus calls “the abomination of desolation” (Matthew 24:15). Before it can take place, the Jewish Temple must exist. The Roman legions destroyed it in A.D. 70. This means a new Temple must be built. And for that to happen, the Jewish people must be back in the land and in control of Jerusalem.

These are just a few of the events the Bible says will take place in the end times. How can they happen if Israel doesn’t exist? They can’t. They require the Jewish people back in the land of Israel. Without a doubt, Israel plays the lead role in God’s end time plan. Without it, there can be no end times.

Prior to May 14, 1948, this presented a problem. Israel did not exist. In the eyes of the world, Israel was gone forever. But those who understood bible prophecy knew better. They knew God promised to bring the Jewish people back into the land. They knew the Hebrew prophets said over and over again the people of Israel will be brought back into the land in the last days. And that’s exactly what happened.

God’s Promise

The entire Bible (and the Old Testament in particular) contain specific and undeniable promises from God to bring His people back into the land of Israel. For example, God promised Moses and the Israelites: “Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the Lord your God will gather you from there and bring you back again. The Lord your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again” Deuteronomy 30:4-5 (NLT).

Throughout Israel’s history, one prophet after another said the same thing. Through them, God promised to bring the Jewish people back into the land despite the hardships they faced (Isaiah 43:1-13). He promised to call them from “the farthest corners of the earth” (Isaiah 11:12), from “among the nations” (Ezekiel 39:28), and from “north, south, east, and west” (Psalm 107:3). He promised to bring them home and display His holiness to the nations (Ezekiel 20:41-42). He promised to welcome them home from “the lands where they were scattered” (Ezekiel 20:34). He said He would restore them to the land of Israel from distant lands (Jeremiah 30:2-10). And God promised, though scattered among the nations, His people would never forget Him, and He would bring them back into the land of Israel (Zechariah 10:9). God kept His promise. Modern day Israel is the proof.

But God promised to do more than simply restore the nation of Israel, he said how He would do it. He said Israel will be created in a single day (Isaiah 66:7-8), return as a united nation (Ezekiel 37:22), transform from a desolate wasteland to a lush garden (Ezekiel 36:34-35; Isaiah 51:3), and form “an exceedingly great army” (Ezekiel 37:10). Each and every one of these things happened.

When Will All This Happen?

But as amazing as these fulfilled prophecies are, what surprises most people is when God said they will be fulfilled. Because the Hebrew prophets directly linked the rebirth of Israel with the Second Coming of the Jesus Christ.

Through the prophet Hosea, God said the people of Israel will go a long time without a king, sacrifices, sacred pillars, or priests, then they will return to the land and seek their God and Messiah in the last days (Hosea 3:4-5). The prophet Joel said the armies of the world will gather together for the battle of Armageddon “at the time when God restores Judah and Jerusalem,” bringing His people back from among the nations where they were scattered (Joel 3:1-2). In other words, once God restores the nation of Israel, Armageddon and the end times will soon follow.

God promised the Jewish people will return to the land and the desert will bloom (Isaiah 35:1). Then the Lord will return to destroy Israel’s enemies (Isaiah 35:2-4). Through Jeremiah, God promised to gather the remnant of His flock from the nations where he had driven them and bring them back into the land (Jeremiah 23:3-4). Then, He promised to raise up a righteous descendant of King David, a king who will rule the land with wisdom (Jeremiah 23:5-6). This is the long-awaited Messiah, and He will come to rule “when the people are back in the land” (Jeremiah 23:7-8).

Through Isaiah, God promised to restore the nation of Israel and raise its flag among the nations (Isaiah 11:12). When that happens, God says “the wolf and the lamb will lie together” and “leopards will lie down with goats.” Even a baby will play with a cobra and not be bitten! (Isaiah 11:6-9). The heir to David’s throne (Jesus Christ) will rule over the nations, transforming the world into a place of peace and tranquility (Isaiah 11:10). This describes the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ. And when will His Kingdom come? After His people are re-gathered “from distant lands” and “the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 11:11-12) and after Israel is reborn as a single, unified nation (Isaiah 11:13).

As if all this weren’t enough, Jesus said when the Jewish people return to the land, they’ll regain control over Jerusalem. He said the Gentiles will trample Jerusalem until the times of the Gentiles come to an end. When this happens, He said it’s a sign of His return (Luke 21:24). In 1967, the nation of Israel took control of Jerusalem for the first time in 1,897 years. Coincidence? No. Jesus said the generation that witnesses these events will not pass away before He returns (Luke 21:32).

This year, the modern day nation of Israel celebrates 71 years since its founding. It’s been 52 years since Israel retook control of Jerusalem. How many more years can go by before the generation that witnessed these events is gone? How many more years can go by before Jesus returns? It can’t be many.

Why It Matters

The regathering of the Jewish people back in the land of Israel is the #1 sign of the end times. For 1,878 years, this sign didn’t exist. Today, it does. Think about the miracle this represents. Throughout history, conquered people disappear. They assimilate into surrounding nations. Where are Israel’s ancient neighbors? Where are the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites (Dueteronomy 7:1)? They’re lost to history. Yet despite almost 2,000 years without a homeland, the Jewish people continue to thrive. They still retain their unique cultural, religious, and ethnic identity. Despite almost 2,000 years of rampant anti-Semitism, marked by the Spanish Inquisition, Russian pogroms, and the Nazi holocaust, the Jewish people are still around. Now, they’re back in the land. This is nothing less than a modern miracle. It’s clear evidence for the whole world that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the one true God. It’s also the number one reason to believe Jesus is coming soon!

Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming and Racing Toward Armageddon. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for free when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.