Christians Ignore Primary Prophetic Fulfillment As The Tribulation Looms

   
There were so many major fulfillments of Bible Prophecies last
month that I felt compelled to write a letter to describe them.
Because I'm also overdue to produce an issue of our Internet
newsletter, I wanted to send this out to our friends and supporters as
soon as possible

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and include a description of the amazing events
that so many have failed to recognize are prophetic fulfillments.

   
The simple fact is, the astonishing pace of the most recent prophetic
fulfillments make it very clear that the beginning of the Tribulation,
and the judgment of America, is at hand.

   
Those of you who have been with us for some time know that over the
last 11 years, I have issued many prophecies and predictions, and in
the last month, several of them have been strikingly fulfilled. For
those that are unfamiliar with these predictions, I'm going to tell
you about them in this letter.

Jerusalem
To Be The World Capital

   
A few short weeks ago, the former Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon
Peres, shocked the entire world when he proposed that Jerusalem
be selected as the "World Capital" of the emerging one world
government. The Peres press release stated that the competing claims
on the various holy sites in Jerusalem that are desired by Islamic,
Christian, and Jewish interests could be satisfied if a larger
governing body were to assume jurisdiction of the city.

   
Although the proposal is calculated to resolve the seething religious
tension in Israel, there was no mistaking the central idea that is
implied in the proposed internationalization of Jerusalem.
For example, the prestigious news bureau World Net Daily
reacted to the proposal by publishing the following headline: Jerusalem
Touted As World's Capital
.

   
As it that wasn't enough, the Israeli newspaper Maariv stated
that as part of Shimon Peres' proposal for the
internationalization of Jerusalem, the United Nations
would be the political body that is to be placed in charge.
Incredibly, Peres wants the
Secretary-General of the United Nations to act as the "Mayor" of
Jerusalem.


   
It should be obvious that in any city in the world, the Mayor of that
city lives there

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thus, this political proposal is subtly
suggesting that the Secretary-General of the United Nations
should move to Jerusalem. This would make the ancient
metropolis the de facto world headquarters of the UN.

   
Back in 1992, in my book Beyond Babylon, I issued
the following prophecy:

"...the
combined nations of the world will be forced to determine another
location for the world headquarters of the UN; and once again, history
has already been pre-written, for the executive offices of the
'President Of The World' are destined to be moved to Jerusalem
during the last week of the world." (page 109)

"The
world headquarters of the United Nations will be moved to
Jerusalem." (page 112).

"It's
not difficult to believe that the combined nations of the world, bound
together through the global government of The United Nations,
represents an awesome political protector; couple that with the
international religious fervor of Israel, and you have the new capital
of Planet Earth: Jerusalem." (page 113)

   
In addition to predicting that the UN will be relocated to Jerusalem,
I have specifically predicted that Shimon Peres will be
the Israeli statesman that will be responsible for internationalizing
the city. Writing in The Apocalypse Chronicles in May 1996, I
wrote that Shimon Peres "is the man to divide Jerusalem."
In fact, four years later, even as many critics were attacking this
ministry and scoffing at my predictions, I wrote "I still say we'll
see Peres return in time to divide Jerusalem" (Christian Media,
Vol VII #1, 2000). Now, on July 21st, 2003, Shimon Peres,
the leader of the Labor Party of Israel, publicly stated that this is
the course of action he will pursue.

The
False Prophet Pushes For Peace

   
While the political offices of the Beast government are being urged to
relocate to Jerusalem, the Pope and the Vatican are now encouraging
the world at large to embrace the United Nations as the only
viable vehicle to world peace.

   
In a recent Reuters News release, the headline read Pope
Wants New International Laws To Stop War
. The way the Pope
proposes to bring an end to war is to empower a world government, and then
pass laws making war illegal.
The Pope's press conference
brazenly states that "international law" is the only way to bring
about peace and safety for all. Where and how would these laws be
constructed? The Vatican proposal flatly states this should be
accomplished within "the workings of the United Nations."

   
In fact, the Vatican is now making a massive global push for
the citizens of the world to follow and obey the global
dictates of the UN. As soon as the Pope's call for a new
international order prohibiting war was published, two other Vatican
figures began a press blitz supporting the Papal initiative.

   
Archbishop Renato Martino hit the
media trail with an important interview where he stated that the UN
has an "irreplaceable role" in the pursuit of world peace. He
stated that when it comes to institutions that could conceivably bring
about world government, the UN was "the only one."

   
Meanwhile, Cardinal Angelo Sodano has written to Kofi Annan,
the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, and assured
him that Pope John Paul II is planning on giving his full
endorsement of the UN globalist agenda at the forthcoming World
Peace Day event. Indeed, the theme of the next World
Peace Day, which occurs on January 1st 2004, is titled International
Law: A Path To Peace
.

The
False Prophet Causes The World To Obey The Beast

   
Revelation tells us the two Beasts
in the end times are political and religious
respectively. The first "Beast," which rises up out of the sea,
represents the world government in the last days. The second
Beast, which rises up out of the earth, represents world religion.
Indeed, the fact that the second Beast "had two horns like a lamb"
(Revelation 13:11) provides a spiritual imagery that plainly points us
to a global religious power.

   
The first "Beast" had seven heads, which is said to represent "seven
kings." Because Revelation tells us these seven kings are consecutive
(see Revelation 17:10), we're looking for a global political
organization that has had a total of seven leaders. The United
Nations
, of course, is now on its seventh leader

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the present Secretary-General Kofi Annan
being the seventh "head" of the UN.

   
Because we've covered this subject many times on our underground
Shortwave radio broadcasts, many of our radio listeners already know
that the word "worship" in Revelation equates to demonstrating
obedience. For example, JESUS CHRIST said "If ye love me,
keep my commandments" (John 14:15). Essentially, He was saying that
your obedience to His precepts provides the evidence
that you truly love and worship Him.

   
In Revelation, we learn that the second Beast, who is identified in
Revelation 19:20 as the False Prophet, is the one that convinces
the world to obey the first Beast

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the world government of the United Nations.

"And
he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth
the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed" (Revelation 13:12).

   
To put it bluntly, the role of the False Prophet is to
use his religious authority to convince the people they should obey
the government. Actually, this has been the role of organized
religion all the way back to the very beginning. Corporate, organized
religion has always come to an accommodation with the political
kingdoms of each era, and they become symbiotic. The religious power,
wielding the authority of "god," teaches the people to obey
the government

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while the government, in turn, grants the
religionists special standing in the social order. In Latin, this is
called quid pro quo

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with the English equivalent being expressed in
the slang saying 'you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.'

   
This was the case in ancient Egypt when the only group that was
not taxed by Pharaoh was the priesthood (Genesis 47:26)
because they supported Pharaoh's claim that he was descended from
the "gods." It was also true in old Israel when the popularity of Jesus
threatened the Pharisees' standing with the Roman government to such
a degree that they said: "If we let him thus alone, all men will
believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our
place and nation" (John 11:48). The truth is, you can find this
relationship between organized religion and the prevailing government
in every major kingdom mentioned in the Bible.

   
Thus, when the Pope issues a global policy directive calling
for international law to be empowered in the emerging world
government of the United Nations, he is telling all who submit
to his authority to obey the Beast. And that is
precisely what happened last month.

The
Next UN Secretary-General Is The 8th

   
Our readers have known for years that the Bible predicts the 8th
"head" of the Beast will be the ANTICHRIST. When
the text tells us the Beast has 7 consecutive leaders (heads), it also
tells us that "even he is the eighth, and is of the seven,
and goeth into perdition" (Revelation 17:11). I believe this verse is telling
us the next leader of the UN is one of the previous
leaders

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or as Revelation puts it, he is "of the
seven."

   
For over 11 years we have stated that Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali,
the 6th Secretary-General of the UN, will fulfill the role of
the Antichrist. In an interview recently broadcast on the Christian
Media Network, Dr. Boutros-Ghali stated that in order for
the UN to fulfill its role of world government, the
organization "needs radical change." He said the UN "needs
the consensus of the international community" and when asked if the
support of organized religion could be the agency that would bring
people to a consensus in support of world government, he
replied "Why not?"

   
In that interview, Dr. Ghali recognized that the forthcoming
radical changes that will energize and give life to the UN as a
full-blown world government will be a new "consensus" that "will
be able to obtain the participation of the civil society." He
predicted a new spirit of cooperation will bring about "a drastic
transformation of the United Nations."

   Almost all of Christendom rejects these things,
"because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do
they understand" (Matthew 13:13), but "ye brethren are not in
darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief" (I
Thessalonians 5:4). "According as He hath chosen us in Him before
the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame
before him in love" (Ephesians 1:4). Even so come quickly LORD
Jesus.

October 2, 2003 - James Lloyd

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See Also

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The Translation Of Israel

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