In studying the Book of Revelation, we discover that during the Tribulation there will be a single global currency, a single global government and a single global religion. From a strictly logistical viewpoint, if the Rapture occurred in the next year or two, how could the anti-Christ all of a sudden “globalize” everything? Wouldn’t the world already need to have a uniform type of currency and government “in the works.” As far as the religion part is concerned, that could happen overnight, especially when the Church is gone. I definitely see the trend toward globalization – the EU is a perfect example, but we are far from having the entire world under one currency & government. I look forward to your thoughts on this.
As a result of the current global financial crisis we are closer to a global currency and a form of global government than any one realizes. If the world doesn’t recover soon, or if another financial crisis hits (either spontaneously or by design) everything is already in place for these changes to occur. I assure you, people in various governments are working around the clock to prepare for this.
Remember how fast the Soviet Union collapsed? It could happen just that quickly, and when it does there will be no prior announcement. People will look back and see the warning signs they failed to recognize earlier but by then it will be too late.
In 1 Thes. 5:3, Paul said that just when people are saying “peace and safety” destruction will come on them suddenly like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. From Rev. 6:6 we know that part of that destruction will be economic in nature.