This is a sample chapter from my book The Revived Roman Empire
The Final World Empire and God’s Promise
Twenty-three years ago on September 11, 1990 George Bush stood at a podium in front of congress and uttered the phrase New World Order. Like lightening, it bolted through the airwaves of conspiracy theorists and the huddled masses of Evangelical Christians. The New World Order would launch the Antichrist and the one-world government the Bible describes. New World Order became the end all, catch-all phrase of Bible Prophecy watchers. While the apostle John sat on a rock on the Isle of Patmos he saw in his end-time vision the whole world worshiping and taking the Mark of the Beast. John’s vision recorded in Revelation chapter 13 aligned perfectly with a New World Order, which implied the possibility of a World state.
The New World Order is now for the history books. George Bush’s, phrase hopped the conspiracy theorist bandwagon, it rocked the evangelical Christian world and was beaten into the ground and sand so many times, and now it finds itself in the dust bin of history. Bush coined the phrase 22 years ago. The Berlin wall fell and the new world order existed for about the next 20 years The new world order rose from the ashes of communism. George Bush envisioned democracy on a world wide scale with globalization bringing the nations together in cooperation. Conspiracy theorists embraced George Bush’s New World Order as headed by their Illuminati’s and Bilderbergers. It’s been well over 20 years, and no takeover. We do not have a world governed by the conspiracy theorist’s secret societies.
What happened to the New World Order and why is now a phrase and a piece of history scholars will write into history books? It transitioned to Age of Empires. We have walked through the doors to the empire Age. No one expected it, no one imagined it. The prophet Daniel talked about it and laid it out in vivid detail over 2500 years ago.
According to the words of the prophets an empire launches the Antichrist. specifically The Revived Roman Empire. As Daniel stood in front of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon interpreting his dream image and relating it to the end times, he forecasted and envisioned the four Empires that would rule Israel. Among them stood the Empire that the Antichrist will rise to super power prominence. Daniel never wrote about a New World Order, he foresaw an empire, which stands with the appearance of a Terminator. It walks on two enormous iron legs. This monster opens its lion like mouth and shows its great iron teeth. It crushes all who oppose it.
In 2008 MEP and former prime minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt named the current geopolitical frame work as the Age of Empires. He brought up the emerging BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and the United States and European Union.
Russia has 143, million citizens,
Brazil the fifth largest nation in the world has 200 million
The United States population of 316 million is cited as the third largest nation, but is knocked off of its third place slot by the European Union, which has over 508 million citizens.
China and India are monolith. China is the largest nation in the world with 1.3 billion persons and India follows right behind with 1.21 billion.
The empire that prophecy watchers should keep an eye on, is the one that Daniel pinpoints as the final world empire. The European Union is the revived roman empire. European Union Commission President Manuel Barroso while sitting among a group of European Union officials was asked by a reporter about the structure of the European Union and he answered calmly that it is an empire. He called it a non-imperial empire.
During the cold war we lived in a bipolar world with the US and Russia as the leading superpowers. Afterwards the world went unipolar with the United States as the sole superpower. Some experts say we have evolved into a multipolar world, which has replaced the New World Order. A multipolar world will only exist for a short time. The Bible describes a unipolar world headed by an empire that unifies the world. It does not happen via a conspiracy, but rather via geopolitics. Thus, one of the empires in the multipolar world reaches the top of the list in economic strength and power turning the multipolar world, unipolar.
John while standing on the sands of the Mediterranean sea sees a beast rise up out of the sea. Its seven heads and ten horns pop out of the water and its fully exposed head bears a blasphemous name. John does not see a New World Order, he sees an empire, The final world empire rules the nations. The final world empire makes the world’s citizens take the Mark of the Beast. The final world empire will write the rules for the globe. The final world empire will launch the Antichrist who will lead this government to super power status. It will also usher in the Tribulation.
George Herbert Bush’s New World Order is now history and the new order is the Age of Empire or the Empire Age. Bible prophecy watchers will see the evolution of the multipolar into a unipolar with the European Union as the leading world empire. Daniel forecast a continuation of the early Roman Empire. The EU fits the description of the Empire in its later day emergence.
With the certainty that the EU is the revived Roman Empire, this signifies that the start of the Tribulation is very near. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior will not go through the Tribulation. God takes them out of the world in the Rapture just prior to the earth’s final seven years. II Thessalonians 4:14-18 tells us:
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this, we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first: Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
In John’s vision on the Isle of Patmos, he saw a large multitude of people dressed in white robes, praising God. John asked who these people were. The angel answered him and said: “These are the ones who come out of the great Tribulation, and washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9,13,14). Jesus also tells the church at Philadelphia, He will keep them from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole earth. God ushered Lot and his family out of Sodom and Gomorrah before destroying the city. He commanded Noah to build the ark, rescuing his family from the flood. God brings those who have placed their faith in his Son out of the Great Tribulation. The Rapture occurs just prior to and after the sealing of the 144,000. During the Tribulation while God shakes the world with His power, He sends His messenger’s. While a few will look to Him, the greater number of mankind curses God rather than turn to Him.
A major natural disaster may occur at the same time of the Rapture. Some may regard it as people disappearing into another dimension. Others may claim that aliens abducted the missing. Experts will offer their explanations of how the disappearance of these people could have happened. The Rapture will seem unremarkable to most of the world’s inhabitants.
During Israel’s history, God utilized the prophets to forecast calamity and judgment on Israeli kings and on the nation for turning against Him and following other gods and pagan practices. In most instances, if the king or nation repented, God changed his mind and replaced blessings for judgment. Prior to the Babylonian invasion of Israel the prophet Jeremiah spent his life warning the kings of Israel and the Israelites of the coming Babylonian captivity. In looking at the kingdom period we see that sin progressed from idolatry and worshiping pagan gods to sacrificing children to them. The Israelites torturously murdered their children by burning them in fire to the god Molech. Israel’s habitual sin resulted in the Babylonian captivity and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple. In the Bible, judgment always follows grievous, unrepentant sin, especially idolatry. Before God enacts His judgment, he unfailingly warns of the coming consequence.
When God judged Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone and Noah’s civilization with the flood, he rescued Noah and Lot’s family and warned each of them of the coming judgment. Today we have God’s Word written in the Bible, which contains the books of the Prophets and the Revelation prophecy, which details the events of the Great Tribulation and the end of the world. These prophecies are your warning. The revived Roman Empire, will launch the Antichrist and usher in the Earth’s final days. The European Union is the revived Roman Empire and provides evidence of the accuracy of the prophetic writings. The fulfillment of prophecy before our eyes is our warning. If we do not know Jesus Christ as our personal Savior now is the time to accept Him and if we know Him, we must make sure that each minute of our days count in the service of the Savior because as Jesus said in the Revelation, He is coming quickly.
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