Who's Afraid of World Government?

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I confess that when I first became a Christian all the talk of a conspiracy working toward a one world government or religion seemed a bit far fetched to me.  I always thought people who wrote about these subjects seemed just a tad on the paranoid side.  But as I immersed myself in the prophetic Word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit, I came to see that the Bible clearly predicts these things will come to pass.  And if God says it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen!

A One World Government will eventually come to have great power over all mankind and will be in step with a one world false religion, with the power to lead many astray.  They will wield such great power and signs that as Jesus said even the elect would be deceived if possible.

So, it will come to pass—and very possibly in our life time.  So what do we do about it?  Do we become paranoid and fearful, withdrawing from society?  Do we start to try to figure out who the anti-christ is, accusing everyone who does not believe exactly what we do?  Do we begin to lead our life from a base of fear?  No.

We keep on doing exactly what Jesus commanded us to do:  we love God more than anything; we love each other; and we share the true gospel, making disciples of the risen King Jesus.  And it is important that we do one more thing:  immerse ourselves in prayer and the study of God’s Word.  We need to start taking seriously what Jesus said when He stated that the road to salvation is narrow and the path to destruction wide.  In our flesh, we can easily fool ourselves into thinking we are much closer to God than we really are.  And Jesus stated that at the final judgment many who called Him by name and performed miracles in His name would be denied eternal life because they never really knew Him.

As those who believe in Jesus as the Son of God, we have been given a great gift.  But remember the Parable of the Talents—if we do not put that gift to good use and return an investment for our king, the results are not good.

So as the world spins into disarray; as men in darkness grow in power and hatred; as the children of God undergo ridicule and persecution; stay strong anchored in God’s Word and in His love and promises.  Rather than ring our hands in fear, embrace the opportunities in front of us as committed disciples to share the good news with those who do not know Jesus.

We face times of change and turmoil the world has never seen; embrace it as the birth pains of the time when all creation will bow at the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, when He returns in glory.  If we fear the trials and tribulations ahead, what does that say of our faith?  And where we put our trust?