Power in politics is the influence that a person or organization has to other persons or organizations. Power over others’ means that the ruler may instruct or compel them, to carry out his wishes. (Source Wikipedia)
One aspect to gain power is through knowledge. Knowledge is power or in other words, power is knowledge inequality. To become a world power or to stay a world power, knowledge has always been indispensable in the past. This knowledge includes not only the technological knowledge to give the economy, science and the military to a lead, but also includes information on other nations for a political strategy to be run.
Increase in Injustice:
The wild beast with two horns with the number of a man (Rev. 13:18), the false prophet is also called the man of sin (2Thess.2: 3), which will come when an obstacle is removed. This restriction is lifted when Christians en masse apostates from the faith in Christ and Christian values. This departure is an important marker in human history. This period is immediately followed by the arrival of the man of sin.
NKJV (2 Thessalonians 2: 3-6) 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.
To understand how this new ‘godless’ world development will come, we first have to view the properties of Christians, because these properties will be the opposite of the properties of the apostate godless world:
No greed, Jesus speaks about this in Luke 12:15; Love your neighbor, Jesus gives the command in Matthew 7:19; Justice as a base to inherit the Kingdom in Luke 16:14; Have no sense of superiority as explained in Matthew 23:
NKJV (Luke 12: 15) 15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
NKJV (Matthew 19:19) 19 …’You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
NKJV (Luke 16:14-15) 14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
NKJV (Matthew 23: 2-7,29,33) 2 saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. 4 For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers 5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. 6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’… 29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous… 33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
The mentioned wicked world will have features, that imply the opposite. Instead of showing Christian values, there will be a period of critical times:
NKJV (2 Timothy 3: 1-4) 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
NKJV (1 Thessalonians 5: 2-3) 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Based on credits and a financial system, the scarlet beast with seven heads and 10 horns will reign as the 8th kingdom.
This eighth kingdom, the financial power or the 10 uncrowned kings, determines the financial rules and has therefore the “political power” in its grip.
Read more at: 11. Characteristics of the last days