There’s been a lot of discussion in the news & among different religions that what the world needs now is a one world religion, where all the religions can cooperate & work together & to try & solve many of the world’s problems! Eliminate hunger, war, & the many ills that plague the world today. And of course history has taught us that religion was the cause of many wars throughout history & the present day world. One just has to look at the Middle East conflicts to see that the wars there are both political & religious.
So the question is will the religions of the world unite together & how does this fit into endtime Bible prophecy?
This verse explains that the coming antichrist world leader will confirm a covenant with many for 7 years.
DANIEL.9:27 And he (Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with many for 7 years.
This covenant is also described in Daniel 11:28 & 30.
DAN.11:28 Then shall he (Antichrist) return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.
DAN.11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
Many Endtime Bible students believe that there seems to be 2 aspects to the 7 year covenant.
- It’s possibly a peace treaty from a major war in the Middle east
- A religious treaty? Because it’s described as a holy covenant.
Many Bible students believe that under the holy covenant Jerusalem will become an international city where the Islam, Jewish & Christian religions will share Jerusalem
& this could also include religions of all faiths?
Jerusalem could possibly become the religious capital of the world from this 7 year covenant?
The Jews will be allowed to rebuild their temple for the 3rd time as the last temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. under the Roman Empire. The Jews will also be able to reinstate their ritual daily animal sacrifices on the altar!
Also, in following the news on this topic, the Jews have the building material stored in Israel, the priests are already trained to do the daily sacrifices & they have the clothing, utensils & they’re all ready to go & once the 7 year covenant is signed by the antichrist the building of the temple will get started.
Some people ask how do we know that the 7 year covenant the Jewish temple will be rebuilt & the daily sacrifice will start once the temple is finished.
As we continue to read the rest of Daniel 9:27 in the middle of the 7 years or after the first 3-1/2 years the antichrist breaks the covenant.
Daniel 9:27 …and in the midst of the 7 years he (antichrist) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
And it In Daniel 11:31 it gives another detailed explanation:
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength (rebuilt Jewish Temple), and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
So the simple point is before the Antichrist can take away the daily sacrifices, sacrifices must resume. Before the sacrifices can resume, there must be a Jewish Temple. So that’s a key factor before the antichrist breaks the 7 year covenant & takes away the daily sacrifice & pollutes the rebuilt Jewish temple they would have to be in operation, so it seems very likely this would have to start once the antichrist confirms the 7 year covenant because in the middle of the 7 years he breaks the covenant & stops the daily animal sacrifices & and the Antichrist takes over the Jewish Temple.
Jesus also quoted Daniel 11:31 in his Matthew 24 discourse:
MAT.24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (Rebuilt Jewish Temple), whoso readeth, let him understand:)
The abomination of Desolation that stands in the holy place is also referred to as the image of the Beast in Revelation 13:11-15.
When this endtime event happens in verse 15, Jesus said this would be the great tribulation period & this is happening before the 2nd coming of Jesus & the Rapture. This Great tribulation period lasts 42 months (Revelation 13:5.) And the days given are 1,260 days in Revelation 11:3 & 12:6.
MAT.24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Now let’s get back to the start of the 7 year covenant & will there be a world religion? Under the 7 year covenant again it seems the antichrist & his world government came to a solution to the Isreal/ Arab / Palesentian conflict. Jerusalem has been a burdensome stone to the Middle East & the world. (Zechariah 12:3)
Many Bible prophecy students believe that the antichrist will try & not only work in the political arena, but also with the different religions & he favors the religions uniting & working together with Him & this will also make the antichrist not only popular on the political arena but in the religious world as well.
This all sounds very well & good, but what is the ultimate plan? What will the ultimate final religion be before Jesus 2nd coming & rapture?
Bible prophecy is very clear on this & that is the ultimate plan is the antichrist will eventually abolish all religions & declare himself as GOD? So this is the endtime plan & the ultimate religious plan is to worship the antichrist & of course the Devil is working through him & the AC is possessed by the devil. So in worshipping the antichrist they are worshipping Lucifer/Devil. What did Lucifer want?
ISA.14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
ISA.14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
ISA.14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
ISA.14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
ISA.14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Here are some more verses that show the ultimate plan is to Worship the Antichrist as God!
REV.13:2b… and the dragon (Devil) gave him (antichrist) his power, and his seat, and great authority.
So here we see the dragon gives the antichrist, power & great authority.
To find out the symbolism of the dragon we turn to Revelation 12:9.
REVELATION 12:9 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.
Many Endtime Bible students believe that this event where the Devil & his angels are cast out of heaven is at the breaking of the 7 year covenant in the middle leaving 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation
Also the next verse described the worship of the Devil that gave power to the antichrist also called the beast.
REVELATION.13:4 And they worshipped the dragon (Devil) which gave power unto the beast (Antichrist): and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Also in 2nd Thessalonian’s it describes the antichrist sitting in the newly rebuilt Jewish temple showing himself that he is God during the great tribulation.
2THESSOLOIANS 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself (Antichrist) above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Although, the antichrist, false prophet & the world government abolish all religions according to Bible Prophecy they highly focus on persecuting Christians.
Persecutions of Christians
REVELATION.13:5 And there was given unto him (Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
REV.13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
REV.13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Power for the Hour:
The Lord promises that He will give power for the hour to go through the Great Tribulation period.
It Revelation Chapter 11 it describes the two witnesses prophesying & witnessing for 1260 days without being hurt until their witness is finished. Also, many other Christians around the world will also be anointed to get out the message as described in the following two verses.
DAN.11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
DAN.11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
Also during the great tribulation the Lord will set up places of refuge to protect many of His people.
REV.12:6 And the woman (Christians) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (3-1/2 years)
Religious Temporal Power destroyed:
DAN.12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time (1 year), times (2 Years), and an half (½ year); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
So not only is the Antichrist trying to wipe out Christianity & all other religions, but with this he’s also destroying their temporal money power & their buildings.
He’s is destroying for example the money power of the Catholic Church & the big mega churches in the USA & Europe.
They will lose their money power & destroy the churches & of course try and kill anybody who does not take the economic 666 chip implant or possibly some sort of tattoo, to be able to buy & sell.
REVELATION .13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (false prophet) had power to do in the sight of the beast (antichrist); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (possible Android?), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
REV.13:15 And he (false Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
REV.13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
REV.13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
REV.13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
So all this news coming out about all the religions need to cooperate & work together the ultimate plan will be to eventually worship the antichrist. In fact if all the religions are closely working together, when the time comes the religions will be sitting ducks so to speak & the Antichrist & his forces will easily be able to destroy their temporal money power & track down the people, who resist the coming 666 mark of the beast financial system. (Revelation 13:16-18)
Although, it’s true, it’s going to be a time of great persecution & great battles. But it’s also going to be a time of great, phenomenal, supernatural, miraculous victories that will spare us & protect us & help us to survive & witness to the very coming of the Lord, when “The dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive & remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air!” (1Thesolonians 4:16-18)
So there are going to be a lot of us who are still alive & remain right to the End, till the Coming of the Lord! So you shouldn’t be so scared of the Tribulation. The Lord is going to take care of us & He’s going to have mighty powerful Saints & men & women of God, Prophets & Prophetesses at the Last Day to lead us & protect us & to help us win victories over the Enemy, to continue our witness until the very End & the Coming of the Lord!
Will you live happily for ever after? Will you enjoy the happy ending of the beautiful Rapture (Matthew 24:29-31), the Wedding Party (Revelation 19:7-9) , the Millennial Heaven-on-Earth (Revelation 20: 4-6) & God’s great, eternal Heavenly City? (Revelation Chapters 21 & 22)? Are you one of the saved who will be allowed to live in that great Heavenly City? All you have to do is ask Jesus to come into your heart, & you’ll be granted instant, permanent citizenship to that Great Golden City!