Predicting the Return of the King
At the dedication of the first temple in Jerusalem, King Solomon asked “will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?” as he prayed. King Solomon asked that in reference to the temple (being a physical location on earth, for the Lord to show His presence) but the question has even greater implications. That question has prophetic significance.
Earlier in the same chapter (2 Chronicles 6), Solomon quotes the Lord as saying, “I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel” (verse 6). We know two very important things from this one verse: Jerusalem is God’s chosen city and a descendant of David will rule from there as a king. So are those things still true?
On this date (Nov. 21, 2016) those two things aren’t currently in effect. But these things are still true. They are future events. We can know for certain they will happen. We actually can predict the future based on this one verse (and numerous others).
We know that a descendent of King David will rule the country of Israel from Jerusalem. (Not a Prime Minister, elected by a parliament – a king.) He will literally be a genetic descendent of David. It also so happens that he will be God – the Messiah.
As mind-boggling as this event is, it will happen. The world isn’t ready for it. For the world, there is no awareness of the Return of the King (it’s only the title of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel for them). But for you, Bible believer, think about the fact that it is a real event that will happen: the king WILL come back to his country and take rulership.
What’s the Big Deal About Globalism?
If you’re a believer in the impending return of the supreme King (known as Jesus Christ), you’re probably not “on board” with the trend of what is known as “globalism”. Globalism – just Babel repackaged – is the philosophy that advances a few things, including the following:
- The world is one
- “Doctrine divides, love unites”
- Mass migration from the third world to the first world countries is the goal
- Borders divide people
- Multiculturalism is supreme to having distinct cultures
- No one culture or language or religion has the right to claim superiority to others
It all sounds so…progressive, doesn’t it? To a lot of well-meaning people, globalism does indeed sound fair and loving and more advanced than the opposite philosophy of what could be called “nationalism” (aka “Biblical ideas about nations”). Globalism has a widespread appeal to the unthinking/ignorant masses. But to the Bible-believer, globalism can be seen for what it is: a dangerous deception. In fact, globalism comes straight from the devil.
It’s a bold statement for me to say “globalism is satanic“. But it’s true. And in case you don’t believe that I mean it, I’ll state it again: globalism comes from Lucifer, the devil. Otherwise known as the dragon or satan. And I can prove it, by examining globalism and comparing it to Biblical precepts. In fact, I’ll look at the characteristics of globalism that people see as beneficial, and instead show “unto you a more excellent way”. Get out your Bible, and consider the following points:
- Globalism is praised by the world’s highest thinkers: university professors, philosophers, writers, and poets. But the Bible says “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God”, and “beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit”.
- Globalism is depicted in movies, television, and music as being a beautiful thing. (If it has a theme song, it has to be Imagine by John Lennon.) But the Bible says “satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” Don’t be surprised if the devil rules the media airwaves that broadcast light and sound – he’s called “the prince of the power of the air”. Don’t be surprised if the devil has “the best music”; he was always a musical being (see Ezekiel 28:13).
- Globalism teaches that it’s fair and just to dissolve national boundaries. But the Bible teaches us that the LORD Himself separated the nations into distinct geographical areas (see Genesis 11, Acts 17:26). And even though the “god of this world” (see Matthew 4:8-9 and 2 Cor. 4:4) will manage to unite the earth into One World for a brief period of time (see Revelation 13), the true King will separate them once again when He returns and rules (read Matthew 25:32).
- Globalism is favored and subtly taught by all major news media as being the earth’s only hope. From the time of Walter Cronkite to today’s talking heads, the “programming” has favored the globalist ideal, all in the name of peace. But no matter how popular an opinion is, the Bible says we should “not follow a multitude to do evil”. And it warns us against false peace which looks genuine(see Revelation 6:2, Daniel 9:27, 1 Thess 5:3), but is an imitation of the true peace only Jesus can and will bring.
The danger presented by globalist thought is indeed dangerous, it is indeed anti-God, and it is truly the system of anti-Christ. If you realize that the way of the world is “unity apart from God”, you begin to see how everything from the Catholic (i.e. “universal”) Church to the “United Nations” to the “World Wide Web” is leaning toward the devil’s dream of ruling the world – in a manner counterfeit and in imitation of the Creator.
So, to answer the question: “what’s the big deal about globalism?” the answer is “a lot of things”. Prayerfully consider the things (discussed here) in light of the Bible – like the Bereans would have done. There is teaching available out there if you want to learn more. When you do this, you’ll truly have open eyes and won’t be fooled by the false song of globalism.