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An overview of the ancient Israelites and early Judaism, and an exposé on corrupt worldly governments and politics, and our place in them as servants of Jesus Christ
Exactly how should we Christians react to this coming One World Government? Should we oppose it? Of course we should! Nobody should go along with it! But exactly how should we oppose it? By joining man's political bodies and military forces? No! Our best testimony against the demon-inspired Beast, his deceptive False Prophet, and their oppressive government will be our very lifestyles, and our willingness to win souls in spite of the government's mandates which will undoubtedly include the prohibition and suspension of our right to share our Christian beliefs with others.
As you will no doubt understand, this is where we will run afoul of the One World Order of the Beast and his False Prophet. They will try to extinguish our light, because this demonic Beast will declare himself "God" and the "Savior" of the world, while we will be saying "Accept Jesus! He is the true Saviour and Redeemer!" Even now the forces of antichrist are working against us. Christian evangelism is becoming more taboo each day. Many shopping malls and other public areas now prohibit the passing out of Gospel tracts to their customers or employees. Many foreign countries are becoming closed to the Gospel, particularly Muslim and Buddhist nations.
Yes, the closer we get to the day of Christ's coming, the darker and worse things will become for us Christians; but that is the way it must be. Let us not forget that we have the promises of a brighter and better future. But for now, we are told:
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."
2 Timothy 3:12, KJV
On a final note, Jesus's final commandment to the Early Disciples was to abide in Jerusalem for the Gift of the Holy Spirit so that they could be witnesses unto all nations. But notice that it took eight whole chapters and persecution before God finally forced them out into all the world. They were getting quite large there, sometimes even winning thousands of new converts at a time. Perhaps they were even enjoying their popularity, and maybe even beginning to comprise their message as I have pointed out in other articles.
Sadly, as I point out in such series as "Pontifex Maximus: Pagan High Priest to Roman Catholic Pope", it was only a few short centuries later, that some of the leaders of the Early Church had comprised their beliefs and convictions so much, and become so fat and lazy, that they were assimilated by the Roman Empire, and it became known as the Holy Roman Empire. Constantine -- who was both the emperor of Rome and the "Pontifex Maximus" -- for all intents and purposes became a Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He held literal power over the Church.
Tragically, it was at that point that politics and a backslidden form of Christianity became intertwined; married to each other, very similar to Babylon the Great riding the political Beast of the Book of Revelation; and it has been that way ever since. According to some views -- which I don't fully embrace at this current time -- Rome and the Catholic Church will play a vital role in the revelation of the Antichrist.
In conclusion, the worldly system is not our home. It belongs to the Prince of the power of the air; that is, to Satan himself, as we see here:
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
Ephesians 2:2, KJV
In the book of Job he is referred to as the sea serpent Leviathan, who is the king over the children of pride, as we see by this verse:
"He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride."
Job 41:34, KJV
As you may know, the Bible has absolutely nothing positive to say about pride. Consider this verse, for example:
"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
Proverbs 16:18, KJV
If you are a child of pride, a member of the system of men, and a member of Satan's Kingdom of Darkness, be advised that when it falls, you will fall with it if you are not careful:
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
1 Thessalonians 5:3, KJV
That is exactly what will happen to those people who depend on their own human might and wisdom, their own arm of the flesh, and their own political and military machines. That is what may soon happen to Israel; and that is what will soon happen to you too if you belong to Satan's false kingdom. As for me and my house, we will trust in the Lord. Consider this verse:
"Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."
Zechariah 4:6, KJV
It is better and wiser to let the foolish children of the world try to save, better or reform their governments if they so desire; but they are building on a foundation of sand which will soon be washed away in the Great Flood of God's judgments on the world! Our duty is to the King of Kings. His is the only Government to which we owe our allegiance; and its Capital is the New Jerusalem, the Heavenly City, and not Washington D.C. or any other capital in the world.
Jesus made it very clear in the Gospel of Matthew, yet folks refuse to believe it. They try to twist its meaning in order to justify their own selfish living which is sustained by their corrupt politics and their war machines. They try to say that this verse doesn't really mean what it says:
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Matthew 6:24, KJV
We cannot serve both God's Government and man's corrupt earthly governments and military machines. In the words of the Prophet Elijah:
". . . How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him . . ."
1 Kings 18:21, KJV
So, let's all do what really counts. Let's help win souls to the only true and everlasting Kingdom of God! It may be later than you think! You have now been given the full counsel of God directly from His Word. What are you personally going to do about it? Are you going to humbly and meekly accept it admitting that you have been wrong? Or are you going to reject it and rebel against it? Are you going to harden your heart to the Truth? Just remember, we are told:
"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
Matthew 12:37, KJV
God's Word is a two-edged sword. It metes out Salvation to some, and damnation to others. What will this series do for you? The choice is up to you. With these verses I will bring this series to its conclusion. I trust that you have enjoyed it, learned something from it, and I pray that it has been a blessing in your life. If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc, I would really appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thank you so very much! May God bless you abundantly!
For additional information, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this series, or which are related to this series, and which are likewise located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website:
Killing and the Phinehas Priesthood
Killing, Murder and Military Duty
Nephilim: The Giants of Genesis
Noah's Ark and the Genesis Flood
Noah's Flood: The Urantia Book Exposed Again
Oh Israel, Why Will Ye Die?
Once Upon a Time: A True Story
One From Beyond: Hebrew of Hebrews
Pontifex Maximus: Pagan High Priest to Roman Catholic Pope
Revelation's Babylon the Great
Satan: King of Tyrus, King of Empires
The Book of Enoch: Truth or Heresy
The Mystery of Cornelius the Centurion