“Since the dawn of the Internet, the world wide web has been controlled by the U.S. government’s Commerce Department. As of Saturday [October 1, 2016], the American government is no longer in charge” (International Business Times, October 3, 2016). This surrender was “the last vestige of American control, or even influence, over what is done with critical functions of the Internet” (Breitbart, September 28, 2016). But why does this control matter? Former UN ambassador John Bolton warned, “within 10 years it will come under the control of the United Nations, and the Internet as we know it will end because there are governments around the world that are already doing everything they can to prevent a free and open Internet in their countries, and it will extend to ours in due course” (Breitbart, September 22, 2016). Senator Ted Cruz also warned of “diluting American power and thus creating space for rogue actors such as China, Russia and Iran to wield greater influence over web access… [nation] states not bound by the U.S. Constitution” (Washington Times, September 29, 2016).
Ultimately, this action could impact the ability of the Church to preach the Gospel to the world! God warned the modern Israelite nations “I will break the pride of your power” and “you shall be defeated by your enemies” for despising His laws. God also warned “those who hate you shall reign over you” (Leviticus 26:17-19). The surrender of U.S. control of the Internet is a sobering reminder of the validity of God’s words. For more information, watch our telecast “The United States in Prophecy.”