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I also believe that Solomon was essentially implying that everything that is “ordered” (a time for everything) is so ordered by God. Think about your life and what you cannot control and you would likely agree that you cannot control most things that happen in your life. God is sovereign. He is the One who has established order in this life, even in spite of the fall and the entrance of sin. In fact, it seems clear enough that because of our first parents embracing sin, God put several things in motion that probably did not exist prior to the fall, like the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states that things left to themselves go from order to disorder (my paraphrase). Leave a banana out and in a few days, it goes from looking nice and ripe, to being overly ripe, to rotten. That’s the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics at work, which certainly did not exist prior to the Fall, did it?
The world has never really experienced peace at all and one might argue that since WWI, global tensions have increased. There has always been some conflict, some chaos in various parts of the world. These things exist because of the fact that powerful, egotistical, self-righteous, deviant, thoroughly evil men serve themselves. They have plenty of yes-men and sycophants that are all too ready to do their bidding in exchange for a small piece of the pie and a place in their coming kingdom. They don’t consider eternity though and that is their biggest downfall.
When dealing with the subject of global or world wars, it’s good and reasonable to ask why they occur at all? Who is behind them in the spiritual realm and here in the physical dimension in which we live? Maybe a better question to ask is why they happen? If we understand why these wars occur, we are probably that much closer to understanding who is behind them.
When we speak of God’s sovereignty, we are referring to the fact that ultimately, all things work together to bring God glory. In other words, though things seem out of control in many ways now, we know that this cannot be what is actual. God is allowing discontent to build up in the world. He is allowing circumstances to develop so that a one-world governmental system will come into existence. He is allowing things to occur that will one day bring the “man of sin” to the point of ruling the entire worlIn short, God is giving Satan as much leash (and he is remains on a leash) as needed in order for Satan to attempt to bring his promises of Isaiah 14 to fruition.
The point is that from the beginning of the Babylonian Empire, to the Medo-Persian, to the Grecian, to the Roman through to the resurrection of the revised Roman Empire, God has allowed all of these empires to control Israel because He has had things to teach the Israelites. The fact that the world will become a one-world system of global governance ruled by the “man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2) is also going to occur for the purpose of gathering the final remnant of Israel to Him. He will use the hatred of Satan and the hand of the Antichrist to draw true Jews to Him. These true Jews will realize their need for a Savior and understand that that Savior is found in Jesus. He clearly states this in Matthew 23:39.
But if this final revised version of the Roman Empire exists in the same general geographical area when it rises, will it still affect the United States? The short answer is yes, simply due to the fact that by that point, the USA will have effectively been swallowed up into a “region” even though it may still be called the United States. World leaders have been working hard behind the scenes to establish a North American Union for some time, one that is patterned after the EU and would include Canada, the US, and Mexico. Of course, it goes without saying that Internet sites like Snopes does what it can to explain it away. However, for the discerning reader who understands that a good deal of money to start and operate Snopes comes from leftist George Soros, their explanation falls short.
Certainly, there is much within Scripture that tells us of a coming one-world system, which will include a one-world religion. Of course, the Bible is clear that this one-world religious system will be an apostate system and interestingly enough, the final one-world system is likened to Babylon and is seen as a beast with seven heads, being ridden by a harlot (Revelation 17:3). It would seem the Babylonian system of old first created by Nimrod never really died. Satan has kept it alive in order to utilize it at the end of this age.