Major Pagan God Of the Bible Honored By World Government

Note: the article has been updated.

"It was unveiled in London. It was displayed in New York, just steps away from Ground Zero. And now, the harbinger of the pagan god Baal has been used to welcome participants to a summit dedicated to “world government.”

The World Government Summit recently held a meeting in Dubai, bringing together some of the most important leaders in government and business to discuss international problems.

Past attendees of the summits have included former President Barack Obama and former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

But this year,  it featured a reconstruction of the Arch of Palmyra, the Roman triumphal arch that once welcomed travelers to the ancient Temple of Baal in the Syrian outpost of the empire.

Baal worship featured rites of child sacrifice and sexual immorality. Some Christians have connected the pagan cult to the practices praised by “liberals” today.

Yet Rabbi Pinchas Winston identified another troubling connection in Breaking Israel News. He argues the erection of monuments to Baal, specifically one of Roman origin now being built in an Arab nation at a summit dedicated to world government, signifies an alliance against Israel".

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BWV Comment

Even though the major media did not report this new Baal phenomenon, it has prophetic significance concerning the uniting of world religion and world government, which is necessary to fulfill Revelation 17 and 18:

Revelation 17:1-4 NIV

1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.

This end-time woman (Harlot) is the head of world religion that will fill the world full of false lying doctrine, particularly to attack Judeo-Christianity, the Bible and Christ Jesus.  With strong Satanic - demonic deception she will lead the nations into this false religious cult - the meaning of the woman sitting on the scarlet beast.   Actually the Beast (Antichrist) will use the Harlot to bring the nations into submission to his reign. Then when the nations are fully intoxicated with the wine (false doctrine) of her adulteries (spiritual intercourse with the dragon - Satan), the beast and his 10 kings (horns) will destroy the Harlot. Why? Because at that juncture, Satan working through the Antichrist, will claim to be the only deity and will not tolerate any competition.

The pagan god, Baal, as the article states was the prominent god that lured Israel into gross idolatry to include sacrificing their children in the fire pits of temple worship.  God said it was an abomination and something that never entered his mind. (See Jeremiah 7:31) For the world to re-institute Baal worship is a warning to Christians of where we are on God's prophetic timetable, that is, the tribulation period is approaching. 
Judges 2:10-12 NIV 

10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger.

I Kings 16:30-32 NIV

30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him. 31 He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. 32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria.

2 Kings 17:6-17 NIV

6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.

All this took place because the Israelites (northern divided kingdom) had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods 8 and followed the practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced. 9 The Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city they built themselves high places in all their towns. 10 They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree. 11 At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that aroused the Lord’s anger. 12 They worshiped idols, though the Lord had said, “You shall not do this.” 13 The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: “Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.”

14 But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. 15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.”

16 They forsook all the commands of the Lord their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves, and an Asherah pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts, and they worshiped Baal. 17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

This passage in 2 Kings 17 should be a warning to America and the Church within it that GOD WILL NOT TOLERATE IDOLATRY IN ANY FORM!  When the northern divided kingdom of Israel began to worship idols and particularly BAAL worship and refused to repent and turn back to God, the Lord sent the cruel Assyrians to destroy Israel.  

The United States of America is more divided than ever along ideological, social, ethnic, racial and religious lines, but it is my long-held belief based on passages in Daniel 8 and 11 the United States of America will be divided geographically into 4 regional zones at some point in the near future.  That means the Trump phenomenon to regain America's so-called greatness and prosperity will be short-lived and the far-left liberals will take back control of the country.  Rush Limbaugh said the Democratic Party is the party of HATE and it is. They will stop at nothing to de-legitimize the Trump administration. They are organized and well funded.

Donald Trump's effort's to make America great again lacks one essential ingredient - a spiritual awakening leading to genuine repentance and turning back to the GOD OF THE BIBLE!   It may happen, but as I listen to the media, talk show hosts, several Congressman and key global players, they all say they have never seen such a hostile environment toward a sitting American president.   President Nixon was hated, but nothing like Donald Trump.  

When the city of New York placed on display the Arch of Palmyra, the symbol of Baal worship, it signified the United States was selling its soul to the devil. In the spiritual realm that is exactly what happened - Satan has laid claim to the United States and is forming his NEW WORLD ORDER in preparation for the reign of his son, THE ANTICHRIST.  

The Bible both Old and New Testaments, is clear; end-time world government must first be formed before the Antichrist rises to power.  That is happening now and is accelerating. 

Look back at Revelation 17:3 above where it says the woman sits atop the scarlet breast with seven heads and ten horns.  The seven heads are seven mountains or seven major world kingdoms that have existed since the Tower of Babel and the ten horns are the final form of world government.  All have been under the control of Satan for it says the beast is covered with blasphemous names (blasphemy in the bible usually has to do with strong Anti-God rebellion). This beast will blaspheme the God of heaven:

Revelation 13:5-7 NIV

5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. [Note: The NIV mistranslates the Greek pronouns in this passage - "it" should be "him" and "he". The KJV and the NASB translate it correctly as the masculine gender not the neuter case).   

Remember, when Satan tempted Jesus, the bible says he showed the Lord all the kingdoms of the world and said he had been given authority over all of them and would give them to the Lord if He would bow down and worship him (Satan - see Luke 4:5-8).  Satan is the prince and power of the air and the kingdoms of this world belong to him and that includes the United States that is growing more liberal and God-hating every day!