"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." Revelation 16:13-14
These verses, of course, point to the global deception of the satanic trinity. The devil, the Antichrist, and the false prophet will deceive the armies of the whole world and cause them to meet their doom at Megiddo for that last, great battle of the tribulation age. Here, the King of Kings, followed by a huge heavenly host of angels and glorified saints, will defeat these enemies of God. The Lord Himself will do all of the fighting while the heavenly entourage cheers and lauds His victory. The Bible says that every eye will see this return! What an awesome day.
The key concept that has bewildered prophecy students until our time is the idea of globalization. During the tribulation period there will be a one world government, a one world market economy, one universal religion, and one huge communication network. All men who follow the Antichrist will be marked as a member of a worldwide community so that they cannot buy or sell without the mark that swears allegiance to hell itself. Also, men will universally see the ministry and deaths of the two witnesses as well as the glorious return of Yeshua Ha Mashiyach, the Jewish Messiah.
Men of past time periods could not begin to fathom how all this could be done. How could their be a one world anything, or how could men in America see the two witnesses rise back into heaven? However, we can easily see this happening today. This, itself, is another example and sign that we are close to the Blessed Hope--the rapture of the Church--and the Glorious Appearing--Jesus' Second Advent.
What do the Internet, the disasters of the 2004 tsunami, Katrina, and the Haitian earthquake, the Persian Gulf wars, the UN, the continual reporting of the Middle East's woes, worldwide problems with recessions and depressions, and a whole host of other signs show us? That men are beginning to think globally! The recent earthquake was and is reported on news agencies worldwide, and many countries have sent aid to help this overwhelmed country. Men are starting to see them selves as part of a global community.
You can communicate with people worldwide in seconds on the Internet. We have a friend we talk to occasionally in Jakarta, Indonesia. We can talk to her and find out how she is doing in real time. She is part of our global community. This is just one of the many ways that the world is being prepared for a massive change--a New World Order as some might say.
Why has there not been a major world power since the fall of Rome? Many men like Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler, and Napoleon have sought to rule the world, but there has not been a worldwide empire since the fall of the Roman Empire. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon knew why. He was shown through a vision of a statue. There would be no other empires until the last days after the legs of iron (Rome) ruled. In other words, God said that there would only be four major empires including Babylon. They were the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman Empires. No more would follow until the last days revision of the Roman Empire. That is what history has shown. God's word is always right. We are now seeing the birth of the last empire--Revised Rome under the direction of the Antichrist. When the church is out of the way; watch out!
Soon, a global currency and government will be pushed upon society. It will seem like a blessing from God, but it is a deception from the god of this world, Satan. The mark will seem to be a great advantage to mankind. With an implanted, global tracking device crime will seemingly be eradicated. It will seem to be wonderful to find missing and exploited children and women at the touch of an enter key on a computer. Drug dealers and murderers will be found in seconds! Sounds great! There is just one hitch. To be a part of this system, you will need to sell your eternal soul. You will be marked with a mark that shows your allegiance to satan and that marks you from above for terrible judgments. For about three and one half years of "benefits"--provided that you live that long in the days of wrath-- you will suffer separation from God in damnation for eternity. Somehow, that doesn't seem like that great of a deal at all!
However, just a short prayer of repentance and you are blessed with an eternity that you do not deserve. That short prayer starts a loving relationship with the creator Himself through the person of Jesus Christ. Don't put that decision off! Accept Him today. The global signs show He is coming soon.