Three Forces to Enslave Mankind
by Irvin Baxter
Sometimes it seems as though the forces of darkness are closing in upon us from every side. The powers pushing us toward one-world government seem almost irresistible. The ever-increasing encroachment upon our God-given liberties seems unstoppable.
The attacks against our biblical morals converge from every side. To stand for righteous living means to be labeled homophobic, hater and bigoted.
Where is this all coming from? Sometimes it seems there must be some devious mastermind behind the scenes pulling all the strings. Is there? If so, who is it?
Could it be the international bankers with their power that seems to know no boundaries? Is it the Council on Foreign Relations that appears to have its tentacles of influence into virtually every level of government? Maybe it’s the Trilateral Commission, or could it be the Bilderbergers? Some even talk about a dark, secret, sinister, occult organization called the Illuminati. Does that even still exist today?
There really is a mastermind
Revelation chapter 13 describes three forces that will attempt to enslave mankind just before the return of Christ to the earth. This chapter describes a world government, a world belief system and a global economic system.
At this present time, we are being told that we must think globally and that the forces of globalization are sweeping all of us into a new system of global governance.
We are also being taught that all religions are equally valid and should be accepted and respected. This movement is called Interfaithism.
We have been absolutely inundated with the propaganda that all economies are now interconnected and that there must be international financial boards established to coordinate and control the financial institutions of the world. We already have the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Recently, it was reported that even the Vatican called for the establishment of a world central bank with universal authority.
All of these concepts surely are not just coming from nowhere. Surely there is some cabal of brilliant men and women formulating the policies and pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Who is the Mastermind?
In Revelation 13, where the world government, the world religion and the global economy is prophesied, it actually reveals to us who the mastermind is. After describing the world government that is presently being formed and that will soon be ruled by a global dictator the Bible calls the beast or the Antichrist, verse 2 discloses who the mastermind is: “…and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
It’s the dragon! It’s the dragon behind all the forces that we feel sweeping us along against our will! It’s the dragon that is masterminding the process of globalization, the changing of laws and moral values, the race toward the electronic, cashless, controlled economic system!
Who is the dragon?
So, who is the dragon spoken of in the Bible? Can we know?
Actually, the scriptures tell us plainly who the dragon is. Revelation 12:9 says, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” There’s our answer! The dragon is the Devil! The dragon is Satan himself!
No wonder the forces pulling us inexorably into one-world government seem so pervasive! No wonder the push towards a cashless, global economic system seems so unstoppable! Satan, who the Bible calls “the god of this world”, is the mastermind and the empowerment behind the entire globalization process.
Can this process be resisted?
Do we have any weapons to combat the plans of Satan himself that are taking control of every facet of our world? The Bible tells us that we do have weapons that can combat the invisible forces that are presently warring against people who are unwilling to bow to the one-world system that is being constructed. Ephesians 6:11-13 describes what we can do: “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
The weapons God has provided for the Christian are powerful and will work as we live through the time of darkness presently descending upon our world. 1 Corinthians 10:4 describes our weapons: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;”
Now we know the enemy
Our enemy is not the Bilderbergers, the international bankers, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Many of these organizations are being used to fulfill the master plan of Satan; however, they are not the real problem. Many people in these organizations actually think they are doing good when they, in fact, are being used by Satan himself.
Satan is our enemy, but Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. After Satan implements his diabolical plan upon this world for a short time, Jesus will return to earth to deliver us from the enslavement of the dragon, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. We will then crown Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords. He will then establish His kingdom of peace and righteousness upon the earth, and of the increase of His government there shall be no end!