It is presently not a situation of Western countries unilaterally invading a Muslim country as was the case during the multinational invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. We are now witnessing truly NWO type of interventions. Russia and China, however, still need to come into the fold. Their negative reaction renders proof of the fact that the UN still suffers from a lack of strong leadership and too much internal differences of opinion on the methods which they should follow. This world body nevertheless is an emerging world power to be reckoned with, and will definitely play a bigger role in future.
It is obvious that the Arab-supported action in Libya is only a rehearsal for future invasions by NWO forces in other countries. Israel is one such country which will, according to the Bible, be invaded by a vastly superior force. This country is right now being isolated diplomatically because of their alleged discrimination against non-Jews, their use of excessive violence to quell domestic turmoil, their illegitimate occupation of Palestinian territories, as well as the Jews’ unwillingness to divide their capital, Jerusalem, and transfer half of it to the Palestinians.
It can be expected that, should the internationally supported plan for the unilateral declaration of independence by a Palestinian state be implemented later this year, Israel will wage a war of survival against their enemies in the Middle East. Because of this, they will face joint NWO invasions from all sides. Russia and China will also become involved, and it may just be that the Arab countries will, during this time, prefer Russia’s leadership role to that of Western countries that, in the past, came out strongly in support of Israel. Ezekiel 38 and 39 confirms this scenario, and there are various indications that the coming Russo/Arab invasion of Israel (probably Islamic motivated) is imminent. The prophet says that many nations will join Russia and its Arab allies (Ezek. 38:2-6).
The emerging NWO can clearly be seen in the present intervention in the affairs of politically unstable countries. The uprising in other Arab states also calls for NWO intervention which is strong, decisive and truly international – and it should not be initiated by any specific superpower such as the USA. The target communities should be left no choice but to succumb to the policies and demands of the NWO, and fully comply with them.
We are on the threshold of a political and military superstructure of the NWO, which could be a UN based world government with executive powers. The long and tedious way of nations first having to persuade one another and lobby for support for a specific cause, followed by an emergency session of the UN Security Council, is simply inadequate to address urgent problems which have global implications and are of immediate concern to all people.
Apart from combating political instability, wars, and the blockading of important export harbours by hostile neighbours or due to civil war, there are also major natural disasters and the serious pollution or over-exploitation of natural resources which necessitate coordinated and effective international intervention. Disasters such as the recent one in Japan call for global actions and relief operations which are rapidly instituted and centrally controlled.
As necessary and beneficial as global governance may appear to be, it may prove to be equally dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. As was the case with all world empires in history, it is only a matter of time before a godless dictator gains control over it and then abuses his power to deprive people from all the liberties that they enjoyed. Unfortunately, the world is again heading for a similar situation.
Ultimately, all nations will lose their sovereignty and be dictated to by a world government on what to do. It is not hard to guess what this new body’s stand will be towards Israel and the Christian religion with its claim to uniqueness. The Bible warned us that Israel will become a beleaguered nation in die end-time (cf. Zech. 12:2-3) and that a multireligious system of worship will be globally instituted, leading to the deification and forced worship of the Antichrist as the messiah of all nations (Rev. 13:3-4,8,15). He will also be the political head of a global government (Rev. 13:7) and mobilise a multinational force against the coming of the true Christ who was sent by God as the only Saviour of the world, and who is due to return to the planet Earth very soon (Rev. 19:19-20; Acts 4:12).
The unfolding of events in the Middle East underscores the rapid move towards globalisation in all the major fields of human societies – political, military, economic and even religious globalisation are on the cards. Politically, a superstructure is needed to promote and enforce human rights in general. Joint military operations are needed to enforce the decisions of the world government. In the economic field, there is a strong move towards the institution of a single currency and also the global control of vital natural resources such as the oil fields.
As far as religion is concerned, there is a strong move towards the equal recognition of all the major religions in order to avert religiously motivated wars (particularly the Islamic jihads). This will only be an interim measure towards the final objective of religious unity, in which all religions will confess that they worship the same God under different names, and also await the same world messiah who will lay claim to religious titles form all faiths.
What now appears to be inevitable – global unity for the sake of global peace – will soon prove to be a concerted effort by the kingdom of darkness to deprive nations from their God-given territorial rights and sovereignty (cf. Acts 17:26), and also their rights of economic and religious freedom. They will end up as slaves of a world empire that will be worse than the empires of the Caesars of the Roman Empire, as well as the autocratic kings of the preceding Greek, Medo-Persian and Babylonian Empires. Satan himself will empower the coming NWO. John says:
“Now the beast which I saw [the Antichrist] was like a leopard [the Greek Empire], his feet were like the feet of a bear [the Medo-Persian Empire] and his mouth like the mouth of a lion [symbol of the Babylonian Empire]. And the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, his throne, and great authority” (Rev. 13:2; this symbolism is explained in Daniel 7). Satan is a spiritual world leader (John 14:30; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2; 6:12; 1 John 5:19) but he will, in the end-time, be the driving force behind a physical kingdom that will be just as real and evil as the world empires in historical times. He will give his throne and authority to the Antichrist to be used in the establishing of his world government.
All the worst characteristics of the previous world empires will be revived in the end-time empire of the Antichrist. King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonian Empire made a large image and compelled all his subjects to fall down and worship the image. The Antichrist will also institute a world religion which will coincide with the forced worship of an image (Rev. 13:15). The Persian King, Xerxes, having been instigated by Haman, ordered genocide of the Jews. The Antichrist will do the same (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15-21). Alexander the Great of the Greek Empire defeated and subjected all the nations around him, and he was on the point of establishing the headquarters of his empire in the Middle East when he died at a young age of malaria and complications from alcoholism. The Antichrist will be worshipped because of his great political and military power (Rev. 3:3,7) and will establish his headquarters in the Middle East (Dan. 11:44-45). Antiochus Epiphanes of the Greek Empire desecrated the temple in Jerusalem by placing the image of an idol in it. The Antichrist will also desecrate the temple by declaring himself to be God in the temple and also placing an image of himself in the Holy of holies (2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:15). As the Roman Empire besieged and destroyed Jerusalem, the Antichrist will also deploy a multinational force around Jerusalem to fight against the Messiah of Israel when He comes (Rev. 19:19; Zech. 14:12). That will be at the end of the Antichrist’s seven-year reign (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 19:11-20).
The time for the re-emergence of the ancient world empires in the form of the Antichrist’s End-time Empire has come. The rationale for the institution of a world empire may sound very good and pleasing to the distressed nations of the world who are afflicted by their many problems and limited power, but its end will be even worse than the dictatorships instituted by Julius Caesar, Nero, or Stalin and Hitler in modern times. Only the true King of the Universe, Jesus Christ, will crush this evil empire and institute His global rule of true Christian peace on earth (Rev. 11:15; Isa. 2:1-4; Jer. 3:17; Zech. 8:21-22).
The political, ideological and religious transition towards globalism which now occurs in the world is the early sign of an ominous new world order that will soon be fully manifested.