“There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth–pains”
Massive increases in earthquakes. Depletion of the ozone layer. Oceans becoming toxic dumps. A billion people starving. Global warming, creating climatic changes in epic proportions. An exploding population. Chemically–depleted soils. The destruction of the rainforests. Industrialization of third–world countries. The whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth (Rom 8:22). Contractions that are growing in intensity. Contractions that point that a momentous twinkle, where the sons of God will be revealed and the Creator of the universe returns to rescue a world that is in the throes of death.
Unless mankind learns how to work together, we could be facing extinction. The United Nations has been a catalyst helping countries to work together toward a better world. But it does not have the authority that a single world government would need to bring about positive decisive world–wide changes. Political posturing has created an inefficient bureaucracy that is unable to make quick, efficient decisions that are so desperately needed. Democracy may be the fairest way to govern, but totalitarianism is the most efficient. Unless man is able to move in concert with decisive efficiency, we are facing ecological disaster. The herd is in desperate need of a powerful shepherd.
Genesis 11, is the account of man building a tower toward the heavens. All of mankind on the face of the earth was able to work together on this tower. In verse 6 the Lord said,
"If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come let us go down and confuse their language so that they will not understand each other (Gen. 11:6, 7)."
God, according to His master plan, dispersed man all over the face of the earth to separate them by culture and language. Inuit people in the Arctic Circle, Aborigines in Australia, Pigmies in the Himalayan Mountains, thousands of different cultures with different ideas and diverse thinking spread throughout the world. The advantage of God arranging man in such a manner is that it would make it very difficult for Satan to take control of the entire earth as a one-world leader. This is Satan's ultimate goal, which is clearly seen in Revelation. It has not been until our modern day that he would be able to achieve a one-world government. Every man woman and child on the face of the earth under the control of one man, the Antichrist.
The more our technology advances the smaller our world becomes. There is no place on the face of the earth where man is not able to go. This is all a part of God's timetable. It will not be a fluke or accident when the Antichrist takes control of the earth. God will not exclaim in the heavens "Oh no! What has gone wrong?" Nothing is going to take God by surprise.
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