End Times: One World Order and Religion
Prophet Elisee Yao / 24 Apr 2020
We are not very far from the revelation of the antichrist. Once he is revealed, world events are going to escalate. The one world order will be a system (controlled by the antichrist) wherein the world will be divided into 10 regions which will have 10 leaders/administrators without royal authority (i.e. the horns). As we have already learned, the authority of the beast will only be fully realised in the last 3.5 years. The antichrist will rule by deception in the first 3.5 years, meaning that he will appear to be a peacemaker (a man of peace). It is only after he is mortally wounded, and comes back to life, that he will become a man of war; a tyrant. Through diplomacy and deception the beast will start to consolidate a one world order which, alongside the one world religion, will be fully in power in the last 3.5 years of his rule. The economic order (related to the mark of the beast) will work in partnership with the one world order. And a one world religion is needed to sustain this one world order.
Revelations 13:5, New King James Version
And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
History Repeating Itself
The one world order and one world religion are already being formed and are operating in secret, but have not yet emerged for all to see. The mystery of lawlessness is at work right now. No end time event will be sudden but rather a gradual build up (preparation) until the appointed time. In fact, these events were set in motion from the book of Genesis already. The one world order was conceptualised and planned from the beginning of time.
Genesis 11:1-4, New King James Version
1Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
This is the one world agenda: united in language and mindset. The one world order of the end times will try to nurture in us the same mindset, and bring forth one unified way of life. And that way of life will be based on the doctrine, principles, and teachings of the beast and his false prophet. The beast will use the false prophet as a vehicle for his message. And the false prophet will create a one world religion.
The question right now is how all of this will be come about. How will a system be fashioned in such a way that entices everybody to follow it? How will countries that deeply value diversity, willingly surrender their sovereignty to one man? And the answer lies in the seals. When the first seal is broken, the antichrist will enter the scene followed by the seals of war, death, natural disasters, economic crisis, and so on. The turmoil proceeding from the breaking of all of the seals will back the world into a corner. With so many disasters to contend with, people and presidents alike will panic and cry out for a sense of unity. They will start to say that it would better for one person to administrate solutions so that help can come freely.
Many of these systems are already in place. We already have the International Court of Justice, as an example, which has the power to place a South African citizen on trial in Europe. If we use the current coronavirus pandemic as a further example, we see that even though countries retained their sovereignty, they all seemed to respond in the same way. The same decisions were made. Poorer countries are begging the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for help. Asking for help is not a problem but we have no idea what conditions are attached to such financial support. Nothing is free by the world’s standards; everything is a trade. At what cost? The natural disasters, wars, and all other crises to come will create a platform for countries to no longer cling to their sovereignty but rather surrender it in exchange for survival. Sovereignty becomes a luxury when people are starving or dying. And this is how the one world order will form.
Sovereignty becomes a luxury when people are starving or dying.
One world terminologies are already being introduced. Our current state of crisis (the coronavirus) inspired a program called the Global Citizen. The aim of this program is to raise funds for the world in need. We will continue to see similar programs emerging which look, feel, and act like philanthropy, yet, hiding beneath the cover of generosity is a far more sinister agenda. It is all part of the global agenda to prepare the minds of men for the one world order.
We need to follow world events with the eyes of wisdom and understanding, because the world is being ‘groomed’. The principle of working together and helping one another is not bad in itself but there is a demonic agenda behind it, and it is pushing us slowly but surely toward a one world government. The Bible tells us that interpreting end time events calls for wisdom. We are set apart from the people of the world because we know how to interpret the signs and seasons. We can also see through the lens of the spirit and know that what is happening may not necessarily be something on the Father’s heart. God definitely wants us to help our neighbours, but there is a global agenda behind certain campaigns. It is just a facade that nations and politicians are divided; the events of the seals breaking will unite them, and then the man of sin will emerge.
...the world is being ‘groomed’
One World Religion
Revelation 13:12, New King James Version
And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
This scripture offers evidence of one world worship, and in both the book of Daniel and Revelation we find consequences of not following the one world religion: whoever doesn’t worship the image of the beast will be put to death.
For the one world religion to be established, they will convince us that religion is a problem of the world. They will point out that division exists among Christians, and among all of the world religions. The world sees Christianity as a religion, and so it will be included in the religion category (even though we know that Christianity isn’t a religion). They will then say that to obtain world peace, all the religions should be unified.
*Ecumenism is the effort to bring unity among Christians. Godly unity among Christians is not a bad thing as it is based upon the unity of the Holy Spirit. But the world’s version of ecumenism is contrary to God’s heart and purposes.
*Chrislam is a false religion combining Christian and Islamic practices. A blend of the two which began in the city of Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980s. The founder claimed that an angel appeared to him telling him that in order to have peace between Muslims and Christians they should be united as one religion. This is a lie from Satan; it is an unholy union. The false impression is that there is a division between Christianity and Islam. Yet, how can there be division when Islam is a religion, and Christianity is not?
Persecution and Compromise
Christianity is a relationship with the Father through Christ Jesus. When a religion fights against Christianity the world might call it a religious war, but we know that it is not (because it is not a religion). We call this persecution. There is no division because there is no comparison. Genuine Christians do not hate other religions. We love people, and it is because we love them that we want to bring them to the light. However, many religious leaders today are compromising and it is the spirit of the antichrist at work. At present, some prominent religious and Christian figures are working towards a one world religion (what they call unity). These individuals will battle to give a straight answer about Jesus being the only Way because they will not want to offend people. But the truth will always offend someone. Only a true Christian will be able to stand up and tell the world that there is only one Way: Jesus Christ.
The ‘Chairman’ of One World Religion
The false prophet, as the ‘chair’ of one world religion, will force all people to worship the image of the beast (Revelation 13:11 onwards). There will come a time when all the religions will unite, led by the false prophet, and if you are not strong in your faith you will fall into that false religion. The Bible tells us to avoid people ‘having a form of godliness but denying its power’ (2 Timothy 3:5, NKJV). The one world religion will appear to be godly because it will promote many positive virtues such as unity, peace, love, tolerance, embracing all beliefs, praying together, practising various faiths on the same stage (or at the same event), and so on. Then, because true Christians will refuse to stand together with witch doctors, ancestral worshippers, Islam or any other religions, we will be accused of being intolerant. The false prophet will condemn the Christians and make us look bad by saying that we are without forgiveness or tolerance, and accuse us of rebelling against unity because of our belief that Jesus is the only Way. This is the stigma that we will have to bear, and we will ultimately be forbidden to preach in the name of Jesus.
The one world religion will appear to be godly because it will promote many positive virtues...
The Babylonian System
The woman who emerges from the ‘many waters’ by the power of the beast in Revelation 17 represents the one world religion (i.e. representing the Babylonian system: false religion).
Revelation 17:1-4, New King James Version
1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” 3So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
Hosea, the prophet, was sent by God to marry a prostitute named Gomer. Remember that God called Israel a prostitute in those days. What Israel did to earn this qualification was turn from the God that took her out of Egypt, and began worshipping other gods. Any time a group of people who claim to follow God choose to worship other gods they are described as prostitutes in the Bible. Also, the church is always refer to as a woman (feminine). Therefore, in Revelation 17, the woman sitting on many waters is a religious system that is born from the people and has many followers. The colours she wears signify kingship (purple), immorality and both political and religious power (scarlet). The one world religion will be compelling, have the power of kingship, and the backing of political leaders, yet will be full of immorality. The jewels, pearls and gold refer to wealth meaning that the main doctrine of Babylon (one world religion) will be prosperity. The belief will be that if you are not prosperous or rich then God is not with you, or you are a false Christian. The system of Babylon will lead people astray because it will promote prosperity, materialism, and self-gratification. The pure gospel will be replaced with pure prosperity – you will not hear about Jesus, the cross, suffering for the cross, or being persecuted or martyred for the Christian truth in which you believe. People will rather be completely self-absorbed: it will be all about them.
2 Timothy 3:1-4, New King James Version
1But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…
The religious system of Babylon will promote an agenda of extravagant wealth while prosperity within God’s system means having God as the centre of that prosperity. God is not against prosperity! He knows His childrens’ needs and promises to provide for them (Matthew 6:25). However, the Babylonian system will advocate that God does not want to meet your needs, but rather your wants. And so many will be deceived.
The golden cup she holds is a mockery of the cup of communion as the woman will promote a system of unholy communion. Apostle Paul tells us to discern the body of Christ when we have communion. The woman (the Babylonian system) will promote the lie of extravagant grace: that you don’t need to live for God, or live a life of sanctification and purification, because it is already done so you can do whatever you want. This is not the Biblical grace of the Lord. Jude tells us that God’s true grace teaches us to deny ungodliness, while Babylon’s extravagant grace will promote a license to all kinds of sin. And so many will be deceived and fall into apostasy.
Take heart and be strong in the Lord for these things are bound to happen but when they do, God is telling you to come out of the midst of them.
‘Come out of her’
Revelation 18:4-5, New King James Version
4And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
There needs to be a time of coming away. When John had that vision on the island of Patmos (Revelation 4:1), the Spirit told John to ‘come up here’; meaning: disconnect yourself. Remember that during John’s captivity on the island he stayed among other captives but God told him to come out of them and to come up higher so that he could hear God’s voice. If we don’t stand up for our true faith in Christ, are shy about the gospel, choose to compromise, and refuse to come out of the false religion, then we are actually participating in the preparation of the one world religion. We must be bold about the gospel! But some people fear execution or persecution, and the Bible does warn us of this. We have to prepare our minds, hearts, and bodies for action because the time for action has come.
There needs to be a time of coming away.
God is calling us to come out of the Babylonian system of self-gratification, overemphasis on the self, and placing man and his needs at the centre of the church instead of God. We need to realise that the church is slowly but surely edging its way towards this system. The majority of messages preached today are all about us, not God; about how to prosper, how to have more money, how to be healthy, how to conquer things for ourselves, and has nothing to do with self-denial, taking up your cross and following Christ anymore. It’s become all about us! That’s the Babylonian system. We have gone overboard with some of our teachings, and in so doing are participating in the Babylonian system. We need to repent, come out of it, and be saved.
God is calling us to come out of the Babylonian system of self-gratification, overemphasis on the self, and placing man and his needs at the centre of the church instead of God.
The glory of God is here so that mankind can be drawn unto Christ. God wants to prosper and bless us, but He doesn’t want those blessings to be our focus. Jesus Christ the Messiah came to redeem a people to serve Him and to lay down their lives for the gospel. God is looking for people who will be ready in these end times to say that it’s not about me anymore; if I live it’s not me living anymore but Christ living in me! Your absolute assurance of salvation is only found in Christianity. No religion can give you that.