The Attack in Brussels
Here we go again--another terrorist attack by the radical "Islamic State". If you are new to this Bible Study blog, which centers on the fulfillment of ancient prophecies, you might want to back up and read my very first article in this series entitled: Bible Prophecy and Islamic Terrorism. In it I show how three different prophecies in the New Testament are being fulfilled today by the rise in terrorism. Don't kid yourself. Islam is not a "peace loving" religion. The Koran teaches the killing of all "infidels" in order to advance their goal of establishing an Islamic state called a Caliphate. What happened in Brussels this week is one more example of the kind of brutal murderous enemy we are dealing with.
Rationale for Government Control
In our last blog I talked about how, during the Tribulation Period, described in the Bible, there would be a universal identification system instituted by the one-world government of the Anti-Christ. All people on earth will be required to have an I.D. placed on the back of their hand, and this will probably be some kind of computer chip GPS "tracking device". I know this sounds far fetched, yet this system, called the Mark of the Beast, is quite clearly taught in Revelation 13. Look it up. In order for the global government to enforce its control over the world's economy, they will need to know where you are.
Hiding in Caves of the Earth
One aspect of prophecy that intrigues me is the statement in Rev. 6:15 which reads: And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man hid themselves in the rocks of the mountains". The prophet Isaiah also mentions this fact: "They shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth" (Isa. 2:19). Where is the only place on earth where a GPS satellite tracking device does not work? In the caves. That's why it was so hard for us to locate Osama bin Laden.
Can't Envision Government Control?
For those who have a hard time envisioning world wide government surveillance of your life, think about how much of our lives are already controlled by the all-seeing power of big government. Education, Welfare, Health Care, Monetary Policy, EPA, and millions of government regulations that touch every aspect of our lives. According to the Bible, God instituted human government for only two purposes: the punishment of evil doers, and the protection of good citizens. God never intended the government to be involved in anything else! (See Gen. 9:6 and Romans 13:1-4). By the way, our founding fathers never intended the federal government to be this burdensome and out of control either.
One Step Away
We are only one step away from the kind of world government domination talked about in Revelation 13. All that needs to happen is one world wide catastrophic event, or emergency to occur. It could be a total economic collapse, it could be a nuclear war, it could be the panic that will surely ensue following the RAPTURE of millions of Christians. There has to be a Rationale for such a "take over" by the Anti-Christ. Think about it. He will need to give a good reason to take over control of everyone's life in order to bring some measure of comfort and assurance to them.
A Blessing to Belong to Jesus
What a blessing to know that I belong to Jesus; that in this age of terrorism, He is my safety and security. Nothing can touch my life apart from His sovereign will. And if, God forbid, I should die in some terrorist attack, I will go straight to be with my loving Lord. The terrorist however, in spite of what he has been taught, will not gain entrance to heaven through Allah, but go straight to hell where he will receive God's much deserved judgment . Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? I can't imagine how scary this world must be to those who have no hope of eternal life in Christ.