Let’s be honest. Life is changing so fast these days, it’s hard to know what is coming next. However, the Bible is clear … the next major event on God’s Calendar is the Return of Jesus Christ. He said He would Return, and we will be with Him Forever.
John 14 2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going away to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presences, so that you also may be where I am.
We have been waiting for Him ever since He left. Our desire to see Him again is known in the Church by the phrase, ‘the Blessed Hope.’ The Blessed Hope is that He will Return and take back what has been lost to this world. A few of the preliminary events that I believe are necessary for His Return to happen was the formation of the State of Israel, because there needed to be a Place for Him to Return to. The other aspect of His Return will be that the Gospel be preached to the whole world. I believe we are getting closer to accomplishing this task over the last few decades, especially with the advent of satellites and the Internet and technology in general. (There are still over 7,000 unreached people groups, however, according to the Joshua Project. https://joshuaproject.net/) The Place has been established, the Message has been delivered, and the next piece of this puzzle, I believe, is the formation of a One World Government that will rule the world. Some would say the next event is the Rapture of the Church, and that may be, but it’s too uncertain to me as to when that will happen, so I will leave that opinion alone for the moment.
Let’s talk about this world leader. You can reference the Scriptures from Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 to check out my comments.
Daniel 7 mentions Four Beasts as Four Kingdoms that will come upon the earth. The traditional view of these Four are as follows:
1. the Babylonian Empire
2. the Medo-Persian Empire
3. the Greek Empire
4. the Roman Empire, with other implications to come later
Out of this Fourth Empire will come a Beast that is described as being different than all the other Kingdoms:
1. Exceedingly dreadful
2. Teeth of iron
3. Claws of bronze
4. Devour the masses
5. Crushed and trampled
This is the description of who this Beast will be, and it will be an alliance of 10 Nations with a ‘managing partner’ who will be known as the Anti-Christ. Just his name indicates that he will be everything that is antithetical to who Jesus Christ is.
He will change and alter the times because his influence will be worldwide. Revelation 13 talks about the Mark of the Beast that everyone will have to get if they plan to buy or sell. This Mark has grave implications as Revelation 14:9-12 explains:
Revelation 14 9If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God. 11And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night. 12Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Why is this world leader important? He will lead a rebellion against God, and he will control the whole world. I believe he will do that through technology, the patch or the Mark (or tattoo as some have been calling it lately) will be able to be tracked, give instant information on vaccinations, wealth, political, and religious beliefs, and like an app, it will be monitored and controlled by a Central Agency.
Just think about it. No more worries of any viruses, no more security issues, money fraud could be eliminated, and violence against innocent people could be eliminated or curtailed. The optimum word for this era is ‘Control.’ That is what the Centers for Disease Control wants to do with virus management. Give people a vaccine that could be administered through a patch or tattoo that would fight off all new strains of global viruses. The idea of control for census and tracking undesirables and eliminating them from society, would be a welcome advantage for taking the Mark. I think the point of all of this is simple. Are we ready to face the world that is coming? The recent Coronavirus made all of us uncomfortable, yet out of this experience will come more restrictions moving forward in order to protect and prevent these types of health concerns. This is all setting up what the Bible says will be this System of Control. The early stages of this vaccination development can be found by googling ID2020. It will bring up articles about how technology will help us stay safe moving forward from COVID-19.
What’s next? Simply a world that will come back under the Control of our Lord, and all Evil will be contained and destroyed.
Take heart, the earth and all its inhabitants will bow a knee and confess with a tongue the Truth in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Praise God!
Keeping Life Honest and Truthful … Larry Kutzler
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