ARMAGEDDON  
Part 4 (conclusion)


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THE ONE WORLD IDEA
The Communistic spirit, the spirit that wants to build a tower into the sky, and go against God's plan is the spirit that is dominating the leaders of many nations. Some of these "globe trotters" go from place to place and teach that our girls should date other races and marry them. This won't work. Our other nationality friends resent this as much, or more, than we do. It is not their idea.

I happen to know that the races have learned to live together very happily. They don't need to be bothered. If it were left up to them to vote on the question, instead of forcing something and trying to change their customs over night, most of them would vote for the Communist agitators to leave them alone, and not stir them up! Let them live in peace. They enjoy life much more than we do.

There will be a one world. It is no use praying that there should not be a one world rule, for there will be. The main thing is to be ready for it when it comes. Be ready to meet the Lord in peace. When you see all these things begin to come to pass know that the Lord's coming is near, even at the door.

God showed John things which must come to pass. He saw it as you would see things take place in a vision; as plainly as you would see something on a screen. These things were to be in the future, Rev. 1:19, From Chapter Four, verse one it was "hereafter." Since the things mentioned in Chapter Thirteen have not taken place, then it must be in the future. In part 2 & 3 we talked about Daniel's interpretation of a beast with seven heads and ten horns and the last world ruler that all the world is waiting for.

A few facts about one world: THE BEAST ROSE UP OUT OF THE SEA, Rev 13:1. The sea represents "peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues." Rev. 17:15.
It does not say that this beast (or world power) rose up out of one nation, or group of nations. As we will see, it rose up out of the whole world.

". . . ALL THE WORLD WONDERED AFTER THE BEAST", Rev. 13:3.

This Scripture does not say Russia wondered after the beast. It does not say that China wondered after the beast. It does not say that all nations except America wondered after the beast. It says ALL the world wondered after the beast. ALL means every bit of it!

". . . and power was given unto him over ALL kindreds, and tongues and nations." Rev. 13:7.

"ALL kindreds, and tongues, and nations" include Great Britain, America, France, and Israel, as well as every person in the world that speaks any kind of language or lives in a nation, or that is kin to any one.

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. . . Rev. 13:7.
This does not say that the World ruler will only rule part of the world, and the saints would be hidden somewhere, but he will also rule God's people.

Just as Pharaoh ruled God's people this world ruler will rule over even God's people. Just as Nebuchadnezzar ruled over Daniel and the Hebrew children so this world ruler will rule over the saints. Just as Caesar ruled over the Jews during Christ's time so all people will be under the dominion of a WORLD power.

"AND ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM. . ." Rev. 13:8. There will be some people whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life who will refuse. As a result they will be slain.

This Scripture did not say that America will not worship the World Ruler. It does not say that Great Britain, France, China, Israel, or any other nation would be excepted. Rather people of every nation under the sun will worship this ruler. He will sit in the temple of God declaring that he is God. People will accept him. John 5:43. II Thes. 2:4.

THE ANTICHRIST WILL CAUSE THE EARTH AND THEM THAT DWELL THERE IN TO WORSHIP THE WORLD RULER. Rev. 13:12.

Some well-meaning people would have us to believe that only part of the world will be ruled by the world ruler. Some say that America, Israel, and certain nations will escape and not be bothered. But God's Word says that ALL that dwell on the earth will worship him.

By this time all the saints will be slain, or God will have them at the Marriage Supper in the Air, Rev. 13:15.

"AND DECEIVETH THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH. . ." Did this say that the antichrist would deceive the people in Russia, China, Japan, or Poland? Yes, and more! It plainly says - that he will deceive the people that dwell on the earth. This includes America, England, France, Japan, and Israel!

HE WILL COMMAND "THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH" TO MAKE AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST. Rev. 13:15. Right now the World Government has an image; it is the god Zeus from Greece, with a record of adultery for centuries. It is nude. You can see it if you go to the United Nations Building. They will not accept any Bibles or any literature, or anything about Christ, from any denomination, but they do have this Greek God. Who has it? The Government that represents the peoples of the earth!

ALL THAT DO NOT WORSHIP THE IMAGE WILL BE KILLED. Rev. 13:15.You say that America will not worship the image. Then you will be compelled to acknowledge that all the people in America will be killed, or make God a liar. Let God be true and all men be liars that do not agree with Him.

THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL CAUSE ALL PEOPLE TO RECEIVE THE MARK.

"And he causeth ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads" Rev. 13:16.

No one can be saved after he receives that mark, Rev. 14:9-10. You will receive that mark if you are here.

THE ANTI-CHRIST IS NOW IN THE WORLD. "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God and this is that spirit of anti-christ. . .and even now already is it in the world." I John 4:2.

All over the world there are people who are teaching that Jesus was not born of a Virgin. In thousands of our churches in America we have unbelievers who stand up behind pulpits and teach that it makes no difference whether you believe in the Divinity of Christ or not.

But God says there is no other way to be saved, Acts. 4:12. Regardless of who you are there is but one way to be saved, that is to confess that Jesus is the Christ, 2 John 7. Everyone who does not confess it is of the anti-christ.

God did not say the spirit is in Russia, or China. He said that even NOW is it already in the world. That means in the nation in which you are now. You can find these people near your door!

America is not a sheep nation. "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats," Matt. 25:32.

Some people teach that America is a sheep nation, that she will be saved, and go out skipping and hopping and jumping into the thousand year reign of Christ. They say Russia is a goat nation, that she will be lost.

But God does not save nations. He saves individuals. He has no respect to persons. "But in EVERY NATION he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted of Him, Acts 10:34-35.

Read all of Matthew twenty-five. You will see that there is individuality. Every man shall give account of himself to God. You will see that there is a finality. They will not be put into a thousand year reign. They will be sent to heaven or hell.

"And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into eternal life," Matt. 25:46.

Now back to this One World idea. The anti-christ will have a church. A One World Church. We see in Revelation that the woman, which is riding the beast with seven heads and ten horns, is the mother of harlots. According to Scriptures this woman represents the false church, just as the woman in Revelation 12 represents the true church.

If the woman that is riding the scarlet colored beast is the mother of harlots, Rev. 17:5, then all of her offspring are her children.

There is now a move for all churches to unite. President Truman and the Pope tried to accomplish this. Men are sent around the globe advising the churches of all denominations to join hands so they will be strong.

The doctrine of the anti-christ will be to deny the Virgin Birth, the Divinity of Christ, a Born Again Experience, and the Atonement. "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is ANTI-CHRIST, that denieth the Father and the Son." I John 2:22.

There will be "come outers" from every church. These "come outers" will become the true Church, the elect, the overcomers, the Virgins, who will trust God supernaturally as did Elijah.

Those members who affiliate with the world church that does not believe in the Atonement, the Virgin Birth, and the Born Again Experience with the supernatural, will become members of harlots. They will belong to the anti-christ church.

The world will be destroyed. Just as God destroyed the world by water at one time, so He will destroy the whole world again by fire. Every creeping thing on this earth that was not in the ark was destroyed in Noah's day.

Just as the Lord preserved Noah, above the earth, so the Lord will preserve a remnant above the earth, at the Marriage Supper, Rev. 19:9.

The elements will melt with fervent heat. "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with a fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Every mountain shall flee away; the islands will not be found, Rev. 6:14. The stars shall fall, Rev. 6:13. The moon will turn to blood, Acts 2:15-16. The sun will turn black as sackcloth, Rev. 6:12. All the waters will turn to blood, Rev. 16:6. The heavens shall depart, open up as you would a book, Rev. 6:14.

How will the world be destroyed? God's way of destroying the earth will be supernatural, not natural. God has always worked in the supernatural way as to receive glory from it. In Noah's day God destroyed the world supernaturally. He did not need the help of anyone. In Moses' time God divided the Red Sea supernaturally. He did not need the wisdom of man. The Lord won the battle for Gideon supernaturally, He did not depend on a great army. This goes on and on throughout the Bible.

Space would not permit for us to tell how God delivered people from the firey furnace, the lion's den, and thousands of other ways, all by faith in God's promise that He would fight for them supernaturally.

There will be a supernatural battle. There may be several battles in order to set the stage for the Battle of Armageddon, which will be the final battle. The final battle will be a supernatural battle, we do not see that there will be natural guns fired.

It will be a battle between the anti-christ, with his supernatural powers, and the Christ with His supernatural powers.

The anti-christ will have power to cause fire to come down from heaven. He will work many miracles, Rev. 13:13-15. He can give life to an image of the beast, vs 15. He will make people think he is God, vs. 14. He will sit in the seat of God claiming that he is God, 2 Thes. 2:4. He will do all manner of signs and lying wonders. He will deceive the people that dwell on the earth by the miracles which he will do, 2 Thes. 2:9.

The people will accept him as God. All the world will wonder after him, Rev. 13:14.

"I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, HIM YE WILL RECEIVE." John 5:43.

The nations of the earth will be united. They will be under control of one man with supernatural powers. They will proclaim him as God. The nations, united, will have an army.

All the armies of earth will march against all the armies of heaven.

The anti-christ against Christ. Can you picture in your mind the man of sin, the head of all nations, claiming to the world that he is God, doing signs, miracles, and wonders, with all the world deceived, following after him? Can you picture in your mind this son of perdition trying to inhabit the moon, trying to exalt himself above the stars, trying to build another Tower of Babel, trying to make war with God and remove Him off His throne?

Can you picture in your mind the armies from all the earth gathered together to help this wicked man who has won the world with flatteries? Can you imaging all the planes, rockets, satellites, bombs, poison gas and germ warfare, from all parts of the world being brought together to be used, combined with the fire brought down from heaven by the false christ!

Not only natural soldiers, but supernatural "men - demons" from hell - will be working on the side of the superman over the nations. These supermen will transform themselves into such creatures as you read about in Revelation. Rev. 9:7-11.

"And the shapes of the locust were like to horses prepared for battle; and on their heads as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men." Rev. 9.

"They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war. . .and when they fall upon the sword they shall not be wounded. . . they shall climb the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter into the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; THE HEAVENS SHALL TREMBLE: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." Joel 2:7-10.


Heaven opens! The Lord knows just when to march to war. "And I saw heaven open, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

"His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

"And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

"And the armies which were in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, Rev. 19:11-14.

No demon can come against the man with the vesture dipped in blood. No supernatural force can overcome the Word of God! This will be Satan's final struggle against the Son of God before he is cast into the pit.

"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: This did not say that He would smite Russia. It does not say the He would smite just a few nations and save the other nations. He will smite the nations!

". . . and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God," Rev. 19:15.

What will take place then? What will happen to the armies of the earth?

"And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

"And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." Rev. 14:19-20.

It has been figured that the blood from the people of one nation will not make a river that a horse can swim in for two hundred miles. But the blood from the people of all nations will make it deep enough.

Stone cut out without hands. Who is that Stone that will smite the nations? "And he hath on his vesture, and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS," Rev. 19:16.

So that is the name of the man who will rule the world in righteousness. He is the King of Kings, He is the Lord of Lords, He is the rightful world ruler. He is the Dictator of all dictators! He goes forth conquering and to conquer! This world will be destroyed. There will be a new world, which will have all the curse lifted. Things will be back as they were in the Garden of Eden. Jesus will be THAT NEW WORLD RULER.

The flesh of the armies of the earth will be fed to the fowls of the heavens.

"And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to ALL the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God."

Will they feast upon the flesh of the Russian soldiers? Will American be spared? "That ye may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of MIGHTY MEN, AND THE FLESH OF HORSES, AND OF THEM THAT SAT UPON THEM, AND THE FLESH OF ALL men, (ALL MEN) both free and bond, both small and great.

The word "all" here is from the Greek word PAS, meaning "all, any, every, the whole, as many as, thoroughly, whatsoever, whosoever."

If you believe John 3:16 means whosoever, then you must believe that this Scripture means all.

The anti-christ will have his armies of the earth to march against Christ with His armies from heaven. This does not sound as if the Battle of Armageddon will be Russia against the United States.

"And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth (not Russia alone). AND THEIR ARMIES, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army." Vs. 19.

We find here that the beast and the false prophet were conquered; They are men. They are cast alive into the fire burning with brimstone.

Then look! The remainder of the people were slain! You say there will be a remnant left! No the remnant will be killed! Remnant means remainder.

"And the REMNANT was slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which proceedeth out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh, Rev. 19:21.

The atom bomb will never destroy the world. The hydrogen bomb will never destroy the world. Although both of these bombs may be used before the Battle of Armageddon. Both of them may destroy cities, but the Lord plainly tells us here the name of the weapon that will destroy the world, not Russia and China only, but every man, woman, boy and girl left here that does not prepare to meet the Lord. What is the name of this weapon that will destroy the world?

"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword that with it he should smite the nations." Vs. 15. The remnant will be slain with the sword of the mouth of the Prince of Peace. This sword is the Word of God. Heaven and earth will pass away but the Word of God will not pass away, Mark 13:31.

Conclusion:
We will all be like Jesus for we shall see Him as He is. I John 3:2. Jesus will gather all races together into one people then, for He will be our ruler. He will do what the Tower of Babel failed to do.

". . . for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation." Rev. 5:9.

When will the Battle of Armageddon take place? Many people are looking for it this year or next year. It cannot take place until the end of the Great Tribulation. It will not be fought with weapons. It will be a supernatural battle.
When will the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled? When will the door of the Gentile Age close?

The times of the Gentiles will last until the ten toes are crushed by the Prince of Peace, the rightful ruler of a world that will be remade anew, without any curse whatsoever.

Jesus is that Stone cut out of the mountain without hands. Do not wait until that stone falls upon you. Come to Him now and you can be on His side, in His army, on the winning side.

"And whosoever shall fall upon this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." Matt. 21:44.

U.N. plans to bring together 1,000 world religious leaders
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Dr. J. Gardner

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