Friday, 19 December 2008

Economic crisis - Are we heading toward global governance?

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Economic crisis: what actuality is going on?  Could the answer be found in "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God?"

I invite you to listen to this MP3 from Brannon Howse Title "Bank for International Settlements".


Nouriel Roubini in an exclusive TNR interview[1], , professor of economics at NYU's Stern School and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, argues that the worst is yet to come for the global economy. He foresees many more job losses in the U.S. and social upheaval abroad.


"Former Communist leader Mikhail Gorbachev told an audience at Lafayette College on Wednesday night that the United States’ economic problems heralded the need for a new American “perestroika,” defined by a “new world order” and a system of “global governance”. Gorbachev Calls For American Perestroika.
Beyond the explanations from all national news media, what actuality is going on?  To find the answer, we may have to look from the Bible prophetic point of view.  I came across an expository in Daniel by Ray C Stedman[2] written in 1969.  He describe the fourth kingdom of the great dream image in the book of Daniel to be the last empire until the time when God sets up his own kingdom on earth; it is within the scope of this kingdom that he believe we still live.  I am amaze by how relevant it is for the present time.  The economic disorder seem to play an important part of bringing nations around the world to nationalize a good portion their banks by bailing them out in order to restore markets confident.

Sarkozy said the G8 meeting should produce "a new capitalism"[3].  He said the problem is international and therefore needs an international solution.  Barroso said, "We need a new global financial order"[4].  Could we be witnessing the making of the 10 toes of the statue dreamed by king Nebuchadnezzar?





It seems to me that we are heading toward global governance.
What is global governance?  According to James M. Boughton and Colin I. Bradford, Jr[5]
"The ideal of global governance is a process of cooperative leadership that brings together national governments, multilateral public agencies, and civil society to achieve commonly accepted goals.  It provides strategic direction and then marshals collective energies to address global challenges.  What is required is a transition to a global system of reformed institutions and new governance mechanisms that can harness diverse energies and resources in a cohesive way to respond effectively to urgent global challenges in the age of massive economic and social transformation that lies ahead".


In the expository in Daniel by Ray C Stedman, he explains Daniel's dream.  He wrote; "What is the symbolism of this?  (The feet and toes partly of potter's clay and partly of iron)  The clay is obviously the opposite of iron.  Iron symbolized an imperialistic attitude or form of government, the power and might of imperialism seeking to dominate and to rule by brute force and strength.  


Clay, on the other hand, is weak, pliable, easily molded.  Most Bible scholars are right in identifying this as the principle of democracy.  Perhaps that may cause us to bristle a bit.  We do not like to see democracy attacked.  We like to think that the reason the United States and Great Britain have become strong nations is because they are democracies; that it is the voice of the people that gives strength.  But if you look at history, especially the history of the West, in the light of the revelation of Scripture and in an honest evaluation of democracy, you will discover that democracy is not really a very good form of government.  The voice of the people is always a fickle voice.  It is easily molded, like clay.  That is what politicians capitalize on.  Every election year you can hear them shaping the clay, molding the clay into the opinions they want them to have.  Today we are subject to the tremendous pressures of mass media, which play, upon our minds to mold the will of the people.  That is the weakness of democracy."


Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler[6], nearly two centuries ago, while the thirteen original states were still colonies of Great Britain wrote: "Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse out of the public treasure.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefit from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship, and then a monarchy."


Feet mix of iron and clay.  All western nations (an extension of the Roman empire) combining their effort to save the world economy and the environment might bring the fulfilment of this prophetic dream.  The cause for global warming is over rate.  Could it be a guise for global governance?  Now German scientists are predicting a 10 years colder temperature[7].


Dr. Roger Pelke Jr. pointed out in his April 30th Prometheus post after reviewing the Nature piece:  "If global cooling over the next few decades is consistent with model predictions, then so too is pretty much anything and everything under the sun.  This means that from a practical standpoint climate models are of no practical use beyond providing some intellectual authority in the promotional battle over global climate policy."


Now, it is hard to believe that so many environmentalists are so gullible in listening to Mr Al Gore who plays a good part for global governance.


Jennifer Rast, Contender Ministries[8] stated:  Since 1995, Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong have co-chaired a global process with the purpose of implementing the Earth Charter on a global scale and ushering in the one world religion.  Under the cloak of an environmental crisis and impending doom, they hope to gain wide acceptance of the Earth Charter, which contains much more than a new environmental policy.  How many times lately have you heard the terms "global community", "globalization", "world economy", "sustainable development" or "interdependent world"?  These are all phrases that appear throughout the Earth Charter along with other New Age terms such as "circles of compassion", "triangles of meditation", "reverence for Earth and Cosmos", and "Mother Earth".  Please watchthe YouTube video: The Club of Rome.  


Esperanto is probably the language that will unite all nations, especially the European Union. 
"ONE WORLD regards Esperanto as the language equivalent of global ethic and intercultural humanism. As a neutral, easy-to-learn second language, Esperanto is serving international understanding and collaboration on equal terms. The existing languages (just as existing religions and world concepts) shall not be displaced. Today, ever more problems can be solved only by global collaboration; consequently, it is important to build bridges. Esperanto already makes it possible for people to feel as world citizens now." (Sources:http://www.unu-mondo.org/en.pdf)
The seed of men
God reveals to Daniel king Nebuchadnezzar’ dream. God describes the sequence of global governance that will take place through the Time of Gentile.  InDaniel 2:42, "And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile." 

The global governance is describes as a mixer of iron and clay, which mean that the alliances between the nations that makeup the global governance although strong are kept together by democracy full of conditional treaties.  That final time of gentile is better known as The Revived Roman Empire, but actually it is much more than that. It is the Revived of All Past Existed Empire.



What you see in the picture is the traditional description of sequence of empires until now.  But what most student of bible prophecy disregards is that the toes support the legs, the legs support the thighs, the thighs support the breast, and the breast supports the head.  It is one body therefore global. The society today is as much Babylonian in costume, religious belief, and traditions as the Romans were.


Eighteen month from now, it may well be a very different world, consisting of ten Kingdoms (ten toes).


Is Canada part of this objective?  The Right Hon. Steven Harper said, "We need new infrastructure", explaining that the world doesn't have the mechanisms needed to cope with the current financial crisis. [9].  What policies those the leaders of the oppositions have?  Do they have a mandate to relinquish our economic sovereignty?


In conclusion, what are we to do?  For Christians, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, meaning, "Draw Near To God, and He will draw near to you".  For non-Christians take this as a witness of things to come.  "Go ye preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations as a witness".  This instruction was not intend to convert the entire world, it was intent to instruct all nations that the King of kings is coming back to claim His dominion.  This was quite different from the "Gospel of Salvation" which is "everlasting life for those who believe in the one that God has sent - Jesus". That is what Christmas reminds us.  God is working out His purpose.


As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.


So, what are we to do?  Surprisingly the answer is to "REST IN THE LORD"


“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”Matthew 11:28


http://www.simplicityinthegospel.com/2011/04/to-rest-in-lord-is-simple-all-you-need.html


May God bless the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for they "Seek the Kingdom of God".




[1] Nouriel Roubini http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/12/14/tnrtv-roubini-predicts-deeper-recession.aspx




[2] Ray C Stedman Long-time pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, and author of Body Life and other books, http://www.raystedman.org/daniel/0362.html


[3] http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/10/15/eu-summit.html


[4] http://www.moneymorning.com/2008/10/24/bretton-woods/


[5] James Boughton is IMF Historian and Assistant Director of the Policy Development and Review Department. Colin Bradford, Jr., is Nonresident Senior Fellow for Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution.


[6] Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, http://www.conservativeforum.org/authquot.asp?ID=723


[7] German scientists are predicting a 10 years colder temperature.


http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/dec/11/warming-on-land-begins-in-the-sea/


[8] The Earth Charter's Spiritual Agenda, http://www.contenderministries.org/articles/earthcharter.php


[9] http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=079abc91-ed93-41c2-bce4-0579af73ea32


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Global Governance is here! - By Henry Lamb - www.worldviewweekend.com


Hooray for Glenn Beck! Right out there in front of God and everybody, he talks about global governance as a real and present danger. But right on cue, progressive bloggers do their best to ridicule the idea with wisdom such as this:


"Seriously, for a moment. We're going to have to address the paranoia about a global takeover at some point -- probably in easy-to-comprehend, Dick-and-Jane language -- for the Tea Party."


Could it be that these people really don't know that global governance is already here?


As early as 1997, Gustave Speth, former head of the World Resources Institute, former Clinton transition team member, and then, head of the United Nations Development Program told the Rio +5 gathering in Rio de Janeiro that:


"Global governance is here, here to stay, and, driven by economic and environmental globalization, global governance will inevitably expand."


Speaking to the delegates to the U.N. Conference on Climate Change at The Hague in 2000, then- French President Jacques Chirac said:


"For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of global governance, one that should find a place within the World Environmental Organization which France and the European Union would like to see established. "


Just last month, Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, that:


"…the emerging economies are now economically and financially so important and systemically so influential that they must have a full and proper ownership of global governance."


Glenn Beck is helping people realize that global governance is not an event. Global governance did not occur as the result of an invasion of blue-helmeted U.N. troops delivered in black helicopters. Instead, global governance is:


"…the framework of rules, institutions, and practices that set limits on behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies." (U.N. Development Report, 1999, p. 34)


Few people realized that when the United States agreed to the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), March 3, 1973, that by December 28, 1973, there would be a federal law - the Endangered Species Act - "limiting the behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies" in order to comply with the "framework of rules" created by the institution called the United Nations.


Few people recognized it to be global governance when the United States endorsed the report of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements in 1976, which said:


"Private land ownership is a principal instrument of accumulating wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable."


By 1996, however, the recommendations in this report were being implemented through the President's Council on Sustainable Development ,and were imposing comprehensive land use plans which mandate "…limits on behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies," as prescribed by the institution called the United Nations.


Few people paid any attention to the 1995 report of the U.N.'s Commission on Global Governance which outlined a procedure for achieving complete global governance, including the creation of a new U.N. Economic Security Council with the power to control the world's economy.


 Few people dared call it global governance when the U.N.'s special High Level Panel on Financing for Development produced a 2001 report for a meeting in Monterrey, Mexico calling for global taxation, a global council to control the global economy, and for strengthening the World Trade Organization to control global trade.


Global governance has grown up around us.   Except for the Reagan administration, both Democrat and Republican administrations have supported this push toward global governance. The current global economic crises are fueling the construction of the new global economic system that will swallow the U.S. economic system and make it subservient to the new global system.   This new international institution, working in conjunction with a strengthened WTO and IMF, and World Bank, will result in de facto Global Governance.


Global governance is not a law, or resolution that requires approval of Congress; it is a process, the parts of which have already been approved by Congress, various administrations, and to a very large extent, by the American people, even though they do not recognize the result to be global governance.


Glenn Beck is in the process of discovering what global governance really is, and he is not afraid to tell his audience what he is learning, even though he knows his critics will ridicule his observations. It matters not how blatant the ridicule is, or the source from which it comes. "Global governance is here, it is here to stay, and…it will inevitably expand," unless the American people come to grips with the facts.


The American system of government that made America the greatest nation on earth cannot survive in the system of global governance being designed by the United Nations. The American system of government must be "fundamentally transformed" to fit into the European mold.   This transformation is well underway.