Tuesday, June 21, 2011

►Collapse of Human Government (1)

The Time of Distress ends when human governments collapse under the weight of their failed programs and broken promises. If their rise to power is grand, their collapse will be spectacular. Faith in human government and political power will be destroyed forever.

Human political power is a huge obstacle to the Kingdom of God, because it undermines his authority by offering false salvation. The spread of democracy has increased this faith. Before the Holy Spirit can bring the kingdom of God to fullness, this widespread trust inhuman political power must be swept away.

For most of human history, the world has been controlled by kings, emperors and sundry political powers. During the last few centuries, various democratic demagogues have taken over this controlling role. Before the Kingdom of God can come to fullness on earth, this human political power must be destroyed. The visions of Daniel and Revelation describe how God will do it.

During the Time of Distress, enormous political authority will be given to a dominant nation in order to bring order during a time of shaking. The season will climax in a great rush of hubris that attempts to create a perfect government and spread its influence throughout the world. However, excess political power always leads to disaster. The grandest endeavour ever will collapse into chaos.

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