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The Collapse Of World Commerce (40 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
Revelation 17 predicts the fall of the one world church that will occur during the tribulation period. Many signs and events lead to a one world church headed by the false prophet. After it collapses, the economy, politics, and wealth of the world will be centered in the one world government headed by the Antichrist. Now there is a terrible tragedy of Rwandan refuges, and things are happening in Haiti. The United Nations is becoming progressively more involved with these occurrences. All the nations of the world are deciding how to relieve the suffering of the unprecedented millions of refuges in Rwanda. Jesus predicted that there would be widespread famine in the end times (Matthew 24). Africa is becoming a continent of famine because of the wars and strife taking place there. During the tribulation time millions of refuges and hundreds of thousands who will starve to death and be buried in mass graves, as in Rwanda now, will be repeated.
In contrast to that, there will be a system that will benefit the few who are in power. That will be the system of economy and political government guided by Satan and the demonic forces. Revelation 18 is about God's judgment upon that system that oppresses the poor, steals from the masses, and concentrates the wealth of the world among a privileged few. This is taught in the Word of God. One of the four horsemen of the apocalypse in Revelation 6 represents famine. Following war is famine, just as you see in Rwanda. That will be the pattern in the tribulation time. At the same time there will be those who will enjoy unprecedented wealth and luxury, because they have gotten in on the system from the very beginning by supporting the beast, the Antichrist, who is the one world leader.
"And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lam ...
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