Monday, February 20, 2017

The real 'new world order'

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

     Revelation 21:5

For the last couple of decades we’ve seen fears of a “new world order” courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Rothschild banking family, complete with “one-world government.” Perhaps we Americans prize our independence from the rest of the world so much that anything that might challenge it needs to be opposed.

But if you look at the Bible, it’s clear that there will be a “new world order” with a one-world government — when Jesus comes to rule, as a local Christian talk-show host said over a quarter-century ago.

I suspect that we still want to hang on to our conspiracy theories because they give the illusion of power, but it certainly appears that we’re not trusting God to take care of us. And that insults him to the max.

The book of Revelation (more completely, the Revelation of Jesus Christ) represented a vision that the Apostle John, the last living apostle, experienced while he was exiled to the island of Patmos and was written to encourage Jewish believers who were experiencing persecution. The imagery was largely symbolic and thus not designed to be taken literally, which means that some of the “prophecies” that people have gleaned from it may be flat-out wrong.­

But more importantly, John’s audience was waiting for Jesus to return. Of course all Christians believe that, but it isn’t always clear what would happen beforehand. And that may not be relevant anyway.

So let’s focus on the main thing and not get off-track. New world order? Yep — at the top. The very top.

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