All You Need to Know About Conspiracy Theories, Part 6
In our previous article – Part 5 – we highlighted the fact that when the final world empire is resurrected, it will likely be in the same geographical area where Babylon, Medo-Persian, Grecian, and the Roman Empires stood. Even though these empires were not all the same size, they essentially maintained a presence in the same general area of the earth. I think it is very safe to assume that this final version of what many have called the Revised Roman Empire will also be headquartered in that same general geographical area.
We briefly discussed the existing European Union (EU) and stated that even though it does not fully incorporate what was the old Roman Empire, it has a great start. It could also be that the EU will go through more transitions before settling on its final version and that version will look far more like the old Roman Empire. It’s also important to note that each of the four original empires spoken of in Daniel 2, 7, and elsewhere included governance (to some extent) of Israel and the Middle East. This situation does not yet exist under the EU and that definitely needs to happen. I fully expect that to occur because the Bible warns that Israel will be trampled underfoot by Gentile nations until the end or until Jesus’ return.
We started this short series off to discuss conspiracy theories in general. I noted how difficult to impossible it is to verify the legitimacy of each and every conspiracy theory. If a person tried to do this, they would have no time for anything else in their life. Moreover, by focusing continually on conspiracy theories (even if many of them turn out to be true), it is easy to miss the main point associated with conspiracy theories.
I believe that main point has to do with why God is allowing any of this to occur. While we call them conspiracy theories, it seems clear enough that one overriding theory has been coming into existence. That theory has to do with putting a system of global governance in place. I think I’ve shown (without even exhausting all possibilities) that such a system has been in the works and is coming. The signs are everywhere. It is not believing in some sort of conspiracy theory if the actual facts are right in front of us.
Only truly uneducated people doubt whether or not this globe is moving toward a full unification. Last time, apart from several bits of important truth highlighted, I also discussed several areas in Scripture that predict a coming global unification that will incorporate the entire world of nations. The headquarters for such a system, as stated, will likely be in the geographical area where the Roman Empire once existed. The Bible seems to make it quite clear that this is going to happen.
The mistake people make today is that they conclude that if they work hard enough to stand against the leaders who are attempting to create such a global system, then the efforts of globalists and their puppet leaders of the world will come to nothing. This is untrue. There is no way that we can fight what is coming. In fact, it seems clear enough that to even attempt to is to attempt to make God a liar. If God is allowing a global system of governance to come, which will be headed up by one individual – the Antichrist – then He must have a reason for it, correct? If so, then we need to determine what that reason or reasons might be.
By the way, this is not to say that we should avoid learning what is going on in the world. We need to be vigilant, but we also need to understand that there are things we are not going to be able to do to thwart what is coming. We must remember that the nations are essentially set against God as noted in Psalm 2. Even Israel is currently opposed to God. They have no clue that the Lord is bringing Jews back into the Land as prophesied in Ezekiel 37. There, using a vision of dry bones lying dead in a valley, God shows Ezekiel His plan regarding the people of Israel. I’m well aware that many people choose to allegorize this section of Scripture to make it apply to the Church. This is absolutely wrong to do, in my opinion. The narrative speaks to and about the nation of Israel and God’s plan to revitalize them and bring them back to the Land that He swore to Abraham they would have.
Does this include all Jews? No, it only includes the Jews who will make up the final remnant and only God knows who they are now. But if we consider Israel now, there is no belief in Jesus as Messiah. While they might look to the “God of Abraham,” it’s doubtful He hears them. His concern is with the Land that He promised to Abraham and the final remnant that He will cull from all of Israel.
Even though Israel is currently meeting with Greece (and Cypress) to help shore up their allies, Greece will likely stand against Israel at some point in the future when the world becomes one. Referencing the revised Roman Empire, one website states that the following countries will be part of this coming empire.
Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, plus Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Note that the first five nations correlate reasonably well with the western leg of the historic Roman Empire, whilst the last six correspond reasonably well with the eastern leg of Rome.
We already know that this empire will stand against God, Israel, and Christianity. Israel will essentially be on her own and it will be that sense of being alone that will begin to push her back to God. Does knowing this lead us any closer to the reason(s) why God is going to allow all of this to occur at some future point? Yes, it does.
If we consider Daniel 9:24-27, we learn the reason(s) directly from God as to why the world will become one through a system of governance where Satan is allowed (via his spiritual son, Antichrist) to gain control over all the world. God has His reasons and He has graciously shared them with us. It is our responsibility to know them, to understand them, and in the process, to not work against God as He brings His plans and purposes to fruition. For now, let’s just look at Daniel 9:24, but it would be good if you took the time to read all four of the verses from Daniel 9.
24 “Seventy weeks have been determined
concerning your people and your holy city
to put an end to rebellion,
to bring sin to completion,
to atone for iniquity,
to bring in perpetual righteousness,
to seal up the prophetic vision,
and to anoint a most holy place.
Here we learn the reasons for the 70 weeks. I’ve written about the 70 weeks previously, so I would recommend that you avail yourself of those articles. The reasons are very clear. They are:
- to put an end to rebellion
- to bring sin to completion
- to atone for iniquity
- to bring in perpetual righteousness
- to seal up the prophetic vision
- to anoint a most holy place
As one might imagine, there are a number of interpretations for what those things mean. Being a conservative myself and someone who also prefers to understand the Bible as literally as possible, I lean toward the following meanings. It is important to realize that the period of “70 weeks” translates to a period of 490 years total. It is also important to understand that there is a break or gap in these years, meaning they do not run concurrently, but are broken up. The gap is evidenced in Daniel 9:26 where the text states, “Now after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing.” The words “after the sixty-two weeks,” signal the break. The text then goes onto state that several other things will happen after the anointed one (Jesus) is crucified. They are:
- city and sanctuary are destroyed
- end will come like a flood
- wars and destruction until the end
Jesus was crucified around AD 32 or so. The city of Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in AD 70 and the Roman armies “flooded” into Jerusalem to destroy it. The wars and destruction until the end refers the events leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem. It would appear that after the 62 weeks, the timer stopped while other events happened. The timer does not start again until the events of Daniel 9:27 begin, namely, the “he” in this verse “…will confirm a covenant with many for one week.” Notice the “one week,” which tells us that this is the final or 70th week of Daniel’s 70 weeks. Once this final week begins, it will continue until it ends.
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 Savior is found in Jesus. He clearly states this in Matthew 23:39.
For I tell you, you will not see me from now until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’
All of what has happened starting with Babylon has happened because God has needed to break the Jews of their hard-heartedness and stubborn attitudes where He is concerned. This is the whole reason for the “70 weeks” of Daniel 9.
But there is one other reason that God allows the world to come together and we’ll talk about that next time.
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