Good morning and welcome to another beautiful summer day. It is convention time in the U.S. and that means three months of non-stop political commercials and rallies. Everything we are going to see on the news and read in the papers will be related one way or another to the game of politics.
I personally believe the seventh head of the beast of Revelation 17 is globalization. Remember this great beast represents political powers exercising religious authority over the nations. If we take a quick look at the three beasts of Revelation 12 and 13 we can see quite easily that the great red dragon of Revelation 12 is Satan. The first beast of Revelation 13 is demonic influence working through political powers. The second beast represents the demonic forces working through political powers for religious purposes.
All these beasts plus the beasts of Daniel upon which they are modeled have one goal in mind and that is the suppression of freedom of religion. My belief is that we are coming to a place in the world where the nations will be brought together under a secular leader for the benefit of humanity. Our economies will be merged through trade deals and pacts to such an extent that we will be embroiled in a web of interconnecting financial and personal interactions that we cannot escape this steamroller of globalization.
More importantly we will see religious liberties compromised, personal choices subordinated and social behavior forced into political correct accountability all in the name of the common good.
This national leader that will emerge to bind the countries philosophically and economically will only be able to accomplish the goal because of disaster or world wide threat to the peace of the nations that will draw them together in a common interest of survival. The nations will look up to this leader as one who has the power and authority to command and demand the world work together for the common good at the expense of individual freedoms.
Whether environmental disaster, violence, the threat of wars, or an economic breakdown causes the nations to put their trust in one world leader to bring them back from the brink of disaster is soon to be discovered. Remember, however, this world leader, the last head of the seven-headed beast of Revelation 13 and 17 (political power exercising religious authority) will be a puppet of the great red dragon (Satan) of Revelation 12.
In a 2010 speech in Mumbai, India President Obama said, “This will keep America on its toes. America is going to have to compete. There is going to be a tug-of-war within the U.S. between those who see globalization as a threat and those who accept we live in an open integrated world, which has opportunities and challenges.” It is not just Obama who promotes globalization but he is just the latest in a line of presidents who have called for an integrated world, new world order, globalism, or a global economy. No matter what name we give it is all the same, a movement that brings authority and might under the direction of one individual where individual rights are secondary to the common good.
If you have read most of President Obama’s talks on globalization you will notice they are full of hope and victory. Over and over he reminds us the world is a better place than it once was, and bombards us with a myriad of figures and statistics on the improved world around us. However, there is a dark side to globalization that is seldom mentioned.
On July 15 of this year President Obama addressed a room full of ambassadors using the attack in Nice, France as his jump off point for the call for a deeper commitment to globalization to combat violence. He states, “I think we have to step back from the Nice attack and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence. It’s been a difficult several weeks in the U.S. But the divide is between people who recognize the common humanity of all people and are willing to build international institutions that promote that common humanity, and those who do not—those who would suggest that somebody is less than them because of their tribe, or their ethnicity, or their faith, or their color. And those impulses exist in all our countries. And those impulses, when we do not speak out against them and build strong institutions to protect people form those impulses, they can take over, they can be unleashed—so that all of us have responsibilities.”
On the surface we can say what is wrong with what he had to say. It makes sense and has the ring of truth to it. But, what is really being said? What institutions build and promote common humanity? Is it big government? Is it the dictates of a global elite? Must we all subordinate our religious, personal, and social freedoms for the good of the global agenda?
In America today we see a movement towards political correctness where words have power to make or destroy people. Twitter can ban people for their political views, or Facebook take down posts that speak a little too harshly about radical Islam.
When we begin to lose our freedom of speech, our freedom of thought is not far behind. Will there come a time when all of us will be herded like sheep into one big international family where any thought or spoken word that is not subordinated for the common good of the international family will be punished? I believe so.
In the same July speech the president noted, “But here, part of what’s wonderful about America is also what makes our democracy hard sometimes, because sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently.” Really! Is that what is wrong with America that our religion separates us and makes us treat “other folks differently”? Are the faiths of Baptists, Pentecostals and Lutheran’s really what is wrong with the nation? Is it wrong to be attached to our race and our tribe, whatever that means?
Yet, in the same speech he managed to praise Islam, “Islam is a religion that teaches peace, and justice and compassion.” He had nothing good to say about Christianity. So, if our religion is what makes us start treating people differently it must be Christianity that is the culprit because he made it clear Islam is tolerant, justice minded, and compassionate.
I’m not trying to bash Islam in this post but simply pointing out that in the minds of globalists there are winners and losers. It would seem that in the mind of at least one president the choice is clear which religion is the model and which is the one that separates us and makes us treat “other folks differently”.
Globalization is at our door and it is banging hard against that door to enter in. When its colonization is complete there will be no room for dissent or free thought. The puppet leader will stand before the world but Satan will pull all the strings.