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Edition 18 November 22nd 2009
In this edition:
●The three paths to world peace
●World parliament of religions
●Islam's plan for the world
●The way of our Messiah
This edition is a follow on from edition 15 on the new world order.
In this edition I would like to have a brief look at the three main paths to world peace. Only one will work
Today there are a number of new world order initiatives on the go. Some will take place within weeks in December. None are likely to be the final new world order treaty or government, but all are dramatic steps to this end. They are all deadly forerunners preparing the world one step at a time to swallow the devil's plan for world domination.
An organisation called the World Council of Religious Leaders recently came about. It's aims, outlined at its Millennium World Peace Summit, amongst others is to bring about collective wisdom for the establishment of a community of world religions and to inspire understanding in the pursuit of world peace.
In December we will see another organisation, the Council for a Parliament of World Religions convene in Australia. We will also see The UN's Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (which involves new world order discussions.) kick off in December. We've just seen the EU appoint its new President, who takes office at the end of December.
The coming antichrist system will have two arms to it. These will be a multi- faith ecumenical movement which will become the religious arm. This will be headed by the Biblical false prophet. Either this new Parliament of World Religions or a revised form of the World Council of Churches will be it. It will be headed by the devil in disguise and all of its participants will end in hell.
The political arm will most probably be a reformed United Nations or G20, headed by the EU or a revised form of it.. Either way it will be headed by the antichrist from the Biblical revised Roman Empire, which is the EU today.
The political arm and the religious arm will work side by side, driven by Satan in an attempt to bring world peace.
Why on earth would Satan work to bring world peace? Simply because, as the master of deception, if he could achieve it, he would suck almost the whole world into his domain. Because the whole world wants peace he will oblige! Satan is a master counterfeiter and he knows that Gods plan is to bring peace to the world. God will do this His way, but Satan will try to counterfeit it. His attempted peace will be false, deceptive and counterfeit, coming very close to the real thing in many respects along the way.
Satan's underlying objective is not be to bring world peace but domination and control. World peace will be his weapon.
This is all well described in hundreds of prophetic verses of scripture in both the old and new testaments. All the nations of the world eventually do hand over power to the antichrist.
The new appointment a few days ago of Herman van Rompuy as President of the EU is interesting. I can't say if he will be or won't be the final antichrist. I tend to believe he will be the forerunner. He has already (since appointment) said that he will work towards a new world order. "This is my desire" he said. His two year appointment has done away with the six month rotating president system.
He is relatively unknown, mild mannered, humane and Catholic with a background in high finance. I will watch his progress carefully.
Here he is. Note that the cartoon represents him rising like a snake.
High on the agenda of a new world order will be economic as well as environmental issues. Obviously this doesn't mean that everything to do with the financial world is to be avoided and likewise with environmental issues.
The environment was created by our Lord, not the devil. Yes it has the Adamic curse on it until the millennium begins, but we should still have an active concern for our environment. We need to simply steer clear of the new age mob.
Those interested, have a look some of the amazing verses of scripture relating to the environment at the top of the "God's Garden" section.
1) The plan for peace by the World Parliament of Religions.
The new Parliament of World Religions kicks off in Melbourne Australia on the 3rd December...just a few weeks time. It will be one of the biggest conferences ever of this sort with many thousands of participants from all the regions and religions of the world.
It's main goal is to bring about a new world of peace for the common good of all humanity and nature. It's intention is to promote inter-religious harmony
It all sounds so good doesn't it?
There is one very big all important thing that we as believers need to bear in mind and heart: We need to be arrested by the Word of God. It needs to be the source of our whole life and only dwelling place.
If other religions are legitimate and there are other ways to God, the cross of our Messiah would have been meaningless, to say nothing of the very many portions of scripture declaring that Yeshua / Jesus is the one and only way to salvation. Purity and separation from the ways of the world are key factors for the true believer.
The cross of our Messiah gives us victory over the world the flesh and the demonic and puts us in another world so to speak. Now don't get all weird and take things to ridiculous extremes!
If you are not saved the Bible way you are going to hell. So then how can you walk and work together with other religions. You see, there are two major things standing in the way of world peace the world's way:
1) The cross of our Messiah. The cross brings salvation to our spirit beings. Then after we're saved we still need the application of the cross into the soul realm of our lives. It delivers us from the root of humanism and separates us from the world and its ways.
2) All of the prophetic Word relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. The Bible is very clear on exactly what role Israel will play and I can assure you its not the world's way! The world's 'road-map' to peace is not God's way. If you go down this road you will meet God in the middle of the road
If you want world peace the world's way, you will ultimately have to deny our Lord, reject His Word and get rid of God's prophetic plan for Israel!
2 Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them and be separate" James 4: 4 "Friendship with the world is enmity towards God...Whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." Amos 3:3 "How can two walk together lest they be agreed."
There is only one thing that describes this World Parliament of Religions and that is Babylon. The main characteristic of Babylon was the attempt to reach God and bring peace to the world in collaboration with all the Babylonian occult religions. God would have none of it and destroyed the whole lot.
This is exactly the same thing. Unfortunately there will be hundreds of so-called Christians in attendance. Beware, many Christians will become nothing more than useful idiots in the hands of the devil.
Every aspect of this World Parliament is cursed.
Please read edition 15 on "The New World order" for more on this subject.
2) Islam's plan for world peace:
Islam's desire for Britain recently expressed in mass demonstrations is much the same as its plans for the world.
The World Parliament wants to bring peace to the world by tolerance while Islam wants to bring peace to the world by domination
The Prince of Peace Yeshua/ Jesus will bring peace to the world when He returns to Jerusalem in the midst of world war and puts an end to it all. He then sets up the true new world. At this time Satan, who is the inspiration behind all rebellion to God is banished, preparing the way for real world peace.
Islam also wants world peace, but to them, a world of Islam is world peace and the way to get there is by crushing all in its path.
The pictures above and below were taken at the recent demonstration in London and need no explanation.
Islam's big mistake:
Of course this isn't true for the moderate or nominal Muslims, but it most certainly is the case for true radical Islam. (Radical means "going to the root")
The short over-riding bottom line is this: Islam believes that Moses was called of God to form the Muslim religion and bring it to the world. He failed, so God moved on to the prophet Jesus and the apostles, who were also true Muslims and were also supposed to do the same thing. They failed, so God moved on to His final act which was to form the Muslim religion and bring it to the world through the prophet Mohammad. He is the answer and only way to world peace in their view.
Let me add that by world peace they mean a Muslim dominated world. By peace they mean, no more opposition to themselves.
The meaning of the word Islam means submission to the will of Allah.
You may not be aware of it; Islamic Shariah law governs every aspect of human life including: When to lie, when to kill an apostate, how to run a government, the correct way to beat a wife and many more.
There are certain sects within Islam that do believe that other religions have legitimacy. But again they believe that world peace will only be achieved when all religions come into a Islamic unity. Many of these adherents will be at the conference in Melbourne mentioned above. They believe that working with other religions is a means to their end.
In their view, because the Jews and Christians failed in their mission, God rejected them and therefore they have no legitimacy today. The root of Islam believes that the very existence of the Jews, a Zionist state and the very existence of the Christians is an anathema. They believe that the Jews and Christians of the world stand in their way to bring Islam to the world.
This is the root of the conflict. Please read edition 16 on the Arabs / Palestinians in prophecy for more on this subject.
●An Egyptian Muslim cleric Amin Al-Ansari recently said this on Al Rahma TV "Judgement day will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. The Muslims will kill the Jews, be patient"
●Hezbollah: All of Israel is now within our range of fire" (November 12)
3) The way of our Messiah:
Isaiah 9: 6 "His name will be called Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace and of the increase of His Government and peace there will be no end."
This is the way it will all work in the end. It will occur in fullness after the second coming and setting up of the millennium, but before this happens Daniel 9 is in play. It speaks of the fact that "wars and desolations are determined."
Daniel 8:25 "Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper...he shall destroy many in their prosperity and peace." This is the way of the antichrist. Just as the world thinks it has achieved peace and shortly after the fateful peace treaty is signed with Israel, the devil will reveal his true character and turn on all who have put their trust for peace in him.
1Theselonians 5: 3 "For when they say peace and safety then sudden destruction comes upon them as a thief, and with labour pains and they shall not escape."
In front of the UN building in New York is a massive sculpture entitled "Let us beat our swords into ploughshares." It's title is part of a quote from Isaiah 2:4 Which says "Let us beat our swords into plooughshares and our spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."
Here it is:
Oooo! How nice! what a looovely idea, it sounds just like John Lennon's "Imagine." Here are a few verses from his theme tune of hell! "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky...I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one." Right now at this point in time John Lennon knows how wrong he was, but it's too late!
The only problem is that what comes before world peace from God's prophetic point of view is an Armageddon verse in Joel 3 :9,10 "Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near. Beat you ploughshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears."
The UN and all other new world order organisations may think that they can bring peace to the world, but no they can't!
Not only will they not bring peace to the world but they will all end in hell for their failure to recognise the one and only true saviour of the world. This is an end far worse than any can imagine!
Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace for the wicked"
Psalm 119: 165 "Great peace have they that love your Word and nothing causes them to stumble."
John 14:27 "My peace I leave with you, not as the world gives, give I unto you, let not your heart be troubled nor fearful."
The way of our Messiah is the way of true peace. It is fully available to any who would chose to go His way. He brings us wonderful peace and joy internally in the face of escalating external troubles. And after the world has met its match, and been defeated, then comes external world peace as well.
How amazing is this. We win on all fronts!
In this edition I have presented you with three paths to world peace. They are as different as can be with two being of the devil himself and will end in world war and ultimately in hell.
The first is the way of tolerance and the second is the way of domination, neither are Gods way.
The third is God's way and will end in true world peace, but only after a brief visit to this nice calm location in the image below. No, not for a nice eased out, sun-tanning holiday. This is the Jezreel valley, also known as the valley of Megiddo, the scene of the battleground of Armageddon and the futile end of all the world's attempts to do things without God.
The new World Parliament of Religions will fail to bring world peace, just as its predecessor, Babylon did. it will bring the judgement of God to the world as they strive for peace their own way. Islam will fail to bring world peace. It will bring only violence, hatred and misery.
Only the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, THE Prince of Peace, Messiah Yeshua / Jesus will bring world peace. Final, complete, total world peace is coming soon. Peace is coming to Jerusalem and the world. A new Jerusalem is coming to Jerusalem as well, further down the line, but more about that another time.
Revelation 11: 15..."The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever."
This takes place after the sounding of the trumpet judgements, at the start of the millennium. Yes world peace is coming. It will be set up by our Messiah on His return to Jerusalem for a thousand years.
It's all in the Bible in the form of prophecy, and some are very detailed at that!
BUT, can we trust Bible prophecy? Isn't it all open to interpretation?
Well, let me assure you that you can trust it with your life!
The pattern of fulfilled Bible prophecy speaks to its authenticity and trustworthiness. For example, every single prophecy in the Old Testament of the coming of the Messiah, was fulfilled exactly, literally and in detail. Bible prophecy predicted that He would be born of a virgin, born in Bethlehem, would be pierced, would be betrayed, would be raised from the dead and many more. Then, the prophecies of the New Testament were fulfilled in exactly the same manner. For example the rebirth of Israel, the restoration of the language of Hebrew, the restoration of Jerusalem to the Jews and many more.
So, if this was the pattern of fulfilment, the remaining unfulfilled prophecies will be fulfilled in exactly the same manner. It's also worth bearing in mind that not one failed!
In fact, you are gambling against immeasurable odds if you rejects God Word.
Yes friends, you can trust the Bible 100%
In closing this edition, here is a Gustave Dore woodcut of the apostle John being shown the New Jerusalem by the Angel of the Lord. (Dore was a prolific Russian artist of the early 1800's. (Thanks to Adelaide University Library.)
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!