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The United Nations & Prophecy

Last week Pastor Stephan Nash wrote an article entitled: Get Your Hands Off Israel. In it he made the point that the spirit of the Anti-Christ not only hates Israel but also hates Christians. Pastor Nash was right to relate current events to prophecies regarding the “End Times.” However, the relationship between prophecies and current events goes beyond traits attributed to the Anti-Christ or the spirit of the Anti-Christ.

Unfortunately, many believe that reading the Book of Revelation is too confusing for the average person to understand. That is true. But taking time and studying the Book is a blessing, as Revelation 1:3 promises. Many also believe that prophetic writings serve as a type of crystal ball, so they tend to treat them as things that tickle the ear. They miss the point. There are reasons God has dedicated nearly one-third of Scripture to prophecies:

  1. God’s prophecies are infallible and come true 100% of the time, assuring us that God doesn’t lie and that we can trust Him;

       2.  Prophecies are written to call people back to righteous living; and

      3.  Prophecies give us a heads up about what is about to fall upon us and thus

     help us to persevere and to prepare.

In the past I have written about UN treaties that have sought to overtake our national sovereignty, encumber our right to bear arms, and usurp our rights as parents. But I have failed to make the connection between the UN and prophecies in the Books of Revelation and Daniel. The connections explain the spiritual motivation behind the power grabs that are attempting to collapse these United States. Logically, it may be easy to understand that the US must collapse in order for a One/New World Order to prevail, since a liberty-loving and prosperous people would never submit their sovereignty to a foreign power. But understanding spiritually why we are being nationally sabotaged is much more significant.

Whether you are someone who attends church on a regular basis or you are completely agnostic, chances are that somewhere along the line you have heard about the Tower of Babel in Genesis, Chapter 11. This passage tells us about the building of the Tower of Babel that commenced after the period of the Flood of Noah. It was a point in history when mankind worshipped their achievements rather than worshipping God.But the tower was nothing more than a symptom of what was really wrong with that culture. The real problem was pride. It was driven by their desire for peace and significance that they believed they could accomplish through the consolidation of power. And like Satan himself, they thought they could ascend into heaven without worshipping God.

The power-hungry trait of opportunistic pride that uses the promises of peace through consolidation of nations is also a modern attribute of the UN. And again like Satan himself, many influential countries within the UN have perverted theological doctrines or are downright evil.

The UN portrays itself as our only hope for world peace. Daniel 8:25 tells us: “By peace, he (the Anti-Christ) shall destroy many.” And 1 Thessalonians 5:3 states: “For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them.”

Genesis 11 isn’t the only account of a one world government gone awry. Daniel 7:23 prophetically states: The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces.”

Revelation 17 also gives us references the One/New World Order that the UN is trying to usher in when it speaks of a “great harlot” that sits on many waters.The Bible interprets the Bible and “many waters” in Revelation 17:15, which states: “And he (the angel) said to me, ‘The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.

[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]The Bible also interprets the Bible regarding nations being referred in the feminine sense when it is unfaithful to God. The Book of Hosea frequently compared an apostate Israel to a harlot, or one who is unfaithful.

All throughout Scripture, “apostate” means a falling away from the faith. When a harlot is used symbolically in Scripture, it represents an unfaithful government or nation, or one that has fallen away from its faith in God.Hosea 1:2b states: “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the Lord.”

In the case of the harlot in Revelation, the unfaithful government would be comprised of a many nation worldwide system that has turned away from God. This is further supported by the Scripture telling us that the harlot sits on a beast that is comprised of many nations that speak different languages

Revelation 17:15 interprets the meaning of this verse for us. It states: “…And he said to me, ‘The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, and nations and tongues.”

For years we have been taught that the seven heads represent the Seven Hills of Rome. That would have been a perfectly logical conclusion for someone living at the time the Book of Revelation was written, since Rome was often referred to as the City on Seven Hills. However, it is also feasible that the verse may be referring to the seven continents of the world. Revelation 17:15 makes it clear that this woman rides a Beast that came out of the many waters. And it is clear in the Scriptures that the many waters referred to represent the many nations of the world.

So far we know that in Genesis, Babylon was a one-world government, that a harlot represents an unfaithful nation, and that many waters consist of a government comprised of many nations.

Revelation 17:5 states: “And on her (the harlot’s) forehead a name was written: “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and the Abominations of the Earth.”

According to Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, the biblical definition of a “Mystery” is the hidden, eternal plan of God that is being revealed to God’s people in accordance with His plan. In the Old Testament, “mystery” occurs only in the Aramaic sections of Daniel (Dan 2:18, 27-30, 47; 4:9)

In the New Testament, “mystery” refers to a secret that is revealed by God to His servants through His Spirit, meaning it is an open secret – or a secret to the rest of the world but something that is revealed to God’s servants.

Therefore, because Babylon is a “mystery” in the Revelation verse, it is not the physical location of Babylon, which has been identified throughout history as modern day Iraq. Since the context of the verse strongly speaks about a one world government, it would be logical to interpret this verse to mean that “mystery” Babylon would most likely be similar to the one world government established in Genesis – the only other place a one world government is mentioned

The argument that Mystery Babylon is a one world government becomes stronger when one considers the characteristics that Genesis’ Babylon and Revelation’s Mystery Babylon have in common:

Babylon in Genesis is one world united and apostate, and

Babylon in Revelation is one world united and apostate.

Of course there is much more to this study. I have only scratched the surface in an attempt to create awareness of what the UN may really be about. If there is interest, future writings can include credible explanations for the 10 horns in Daniel and Revelation and also present an argument about why the idea of global warming is being forced upon us.

While we may find the UN offensive for many reasons, perhaps the main reason we should find it offensive has been overlooked: it is offensive to God; therefore, it should be offensive to us. It really may be that simple.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]

 

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18 Responses to The United Nations & Prophecy

  1. RoseAnn Salanitri May 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    I am happy to see so much interest in this type of article. There is so much more that needs to be communicated. Now I know people are interested.

  2. Joseph Cotton May 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    Wow what a big pile of paranoid rambling! Thanks, RoseAnn!

    • RoseAnn May 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Joseph,
      Let me guess: I’ll bet you believe in Evolution too? And they call us simpletons!

  3. Ruth W. May 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Excellent article, RoseAnn. I for one would be interested in more future articles on Revelation.

  4. DLB May 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    RoseAnn, thank you for this study; I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope you will write more!

  5. RoseAnn May 8, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Deb and Owen, You are both correct. The fulfillment of prophecy is often two-fold: once being fulfilled in a timely manner and then as a warning to future generations. Revelation is a complex study but an extremely rewarding one. If there is interest, I will write on more aspects of it being fulfilled today.

  6. Wakinyan May 8, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    Thank you Roseann. Please continue to address this connection between the UN and those who are trying to subvert our God given national sovereignty to what will become a one world government if they are successful. The UN is clearly a godless organization bent on controlling the governments of all nations. The wars that will be the result supposedly in the name of establishing world peace will be horrific almost beyond comprehension in their destruction and loss of life with the weaponry available today and being developed for use in the near future.
    It is crucial that as many people as possible have the information to understand the real reasons for the corruption and outright lies being perpetrated on them by our own government and other world leaders. They must have the strength of their faith and belief to help them resist accepting the mark of the beast when they are ultimately confronted with that choice even if refusal should mean the physical death of themselves and possibly their loved ones. We are warned in the Bible many times that in the “last days ” many will be deceived and led astray by the forces of Lucifer and his servants that are loose upon the earth. There is clear delineation by the ancient authors included in both the Old and New Testaments when they referred to the destruction and subjugation of Judea under the Romans and when they were telling what will take place in the period preceding the return of Jesus when He WILL crush the forces of Satan. Daniel, Matthew, Ezekiel, Joel, 2nd Peter, Revelations, just to name a few who warned of what will take place in the era we are now in.
    As I witness the Satan inspired evil that is becoming so pervasive around the world, and especially disturbing in our own country, the main source of confidence I find is in God’s word that ultimately Lucifer and all his minions will be crushed. We were told by Jesus that in the last days many will be deceived by the lies and deceptions perpetrated by those who would control us. All the signs are pointing to the rapid approach of that day which no man can yet know, not even His angels have been told the exact time, but it WILL occur. In the meantime we must do all we can to fight against and where ever possible defeat and remove from positions of power all who would subject us by attempting to destroy the God given freedoms that our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence were intended to protect from the kind of people currently in power. We must insist that our government again allow us to bring open acknowledgment of God back into our institutions and our government and demand our “leaders” stop their betrayal of the sovereignty of the nation of Israel. To paraphrase the words of Jesus: Let all who can see and hear understand.

    • RoseAnn May 9, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      Wakinyan,

      I am humbled by the replies I so often read on this site – yours definitely included.

  7. Sunny Vee May 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Thank you, RoseAnn! You made something very complex much simpler. And yes, I’d love to read more articles like this!

    • RoseAnn May 8, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      Sunny Vee, For me, the Book of Revelation holds so much that is encouraging and faith-building. I hope there is interest because I would love to write more on this subject.

  8. JoAnn Dolberg May 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    GREAT job, Roseann!

    • RoseAnn May 8, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      Thank you, Deb!

      • RoseAnn May 9, 2014 at 10:31 am #

        Thank you, JoAnn.

    • RoseAnn May 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Thanks, JoAnn. I’m thrilled to see interest in this particular submet.

  9. Phil Rains May 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    very good article.

  10. Charlie Smith May 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Great Article. For those that only read a verse of the Bible every now and then it would be a real EYE-Opener if the read the WHOLE Bible, cover to cover with notes!!!!

  11. Lanny Gene Wood May 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    A very good article for those of us who believe and follow the teachings of the Bible.

  12. Owen K. May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Revelation was originally written to provide a message of hope to an early Christian community suffering under Roman persecution. The cult of Emperor worship had been established in Rome where the Emperor was worshiped as a god and was one major source of persecution for the early church. The prophecies contained in the Book of Revelation provided hope for this suffering community of believers. There are four “schools” of interpretation for Revelation:

    1 The Preterist view – which deals almost entirely with issues before the fall of Jerusalem AD 70.

    2 The Historical view – views the book of Revelation as giving us a chart of all of church history.

    3 The Futurist view – which views the Book almost exclusively in the context of prophecy.

    4 The Idealist view – which views the Book as a symbolic portrayal of the conflict between good and evil.

    My point here is that any conclusions regarding the interpretation of the Book of Revelation depend on one’s individual interpretive view. It has always been difficult for me to interpret this book in terms of a Futurist view as I lean more to the Preterist view than the others. Having said this, it is my personal belief that whatever does happen, will happen in God’s own good time. It is faith and trust in God that will carry us through. We continue to work and pray for the future of our nation and for guidance.

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