The topic of world government has occupied much of our attention because it has become the passion of most of our world leaders, and because it is such a significant factor in end time prophecy. I believe that preparations for it have been ongoing for at least fifty years now.
As early as 1942, globalist politician John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State in the Eisenhower administration) called for freedom to migrate anywhere in the world. As chairman of a national conference held by the liberal Federal Council of Churches (precursor to the World Council of Churches), he introduced these goals:
- a world government of delegated powers
- immediate limitations on national sovereignty
- international control of all armies and navies
- a universal system of money (Revelation 13:17)
- worldwide freedom of immigration
- even distribution of the world’s natural wealth
From that day to this present hour powerful men in high places have been at work to bring that vision about. The drive for world government has now reached a crescendo. Some of the initiatives for world government come from unusual places. The following news item spells out plainly a move to implement world government. "Coca-Cola is spearheading a coalition of more than 100 companies pushing a United Nations climate treaty to bind the U.S. to cap-and-trade emissions regulation, commit the world's wealthiest nations to a potential $10 trillion in foreign aid and, possibly, form a proposed international ‘super-grid’ for regulating and distributing electric power worldwide."
These proposals would require the implementation of a world government. This would involve the transfer of much of the wealth of America to the developing world. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for a "world tax". A “world tax” would require world governance. She said, "Any tax imposed on financial transactions would have to take effect internationally. It would have to be an international rule, not just a U.S. rule". Pelosi also said, at a news conference, "We couldn't do it alone; we'd have to do it as an international initiative".
The drive for world government is now coming at us from every possible angle.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 7-18 is a move to bring about world government. Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, asserts the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is to use concern over "global warming" as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.
Monckton went on to say, "I read that treaty and what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity". He has warned the proposal would cede U.S. sovereignty, mandate a massive wealth transfer from the US to pay reparations for "climate debt" to third world countries and create a "world government" to enforce the treaty’s provisions.
It now appears that President Obama, along with China, India and the EU, are supporting the treaty to be presented at Copenhagen. It seems that world-wide euphoria is growing, an excitement and anticipation that world governance will not only solve climate change problems but will solve all of the world's problems and bring about peace.
Monckton also said, "Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber-stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it,"
Time will tell if Monckton is right. The fact is, the whole world is climbing on the band wagon of one world government, and the only issue is the timing. The Stockholm Conference could bring it about much faster than we have anticipated.
The EU has now chosen a new Super President who will have wide-ranging powers. I believe this office will be the office from which Antichrist will arise. The new president is Herman Van
Rompuy who will take office on January 1, 2010. This man has been chosen out of the small, insignificant country of Belgium. Daniel said of the Antichrist, "he shall come up, and become strong with a small people." Daniel 11:23.
Will this man be the Antichrist? We do not know and it is pointless and unwise to speculate because those who are in Christ will not be here to find out. Antichrist will not be revealed until after the rapture of the Church. His identity will be revealed when he signs the seven year peace treaty with Israel and the nations. Listen to Van Rompuy speak, "2009 is the first year of global governance with establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis." He also said, "The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step toward global management of our planet."
Will Copenhagen produce a structure for world government or will it take another major world crisis?
"All we need is the right major crisis," said David Rockefeller -- one of the most powerful change agents behind the scenes, "and the nations will accept the New World Order." Former President George H. W. Bush echoed that assurance. "Out of these troubled times... a new world order can emerge”.
Will there be another major crisis to finally bring about world governance? Is the world facing a nuclear exchange; or a collapse of the world economy greater than the current one; or the collapse of the US dollar? Will the rapture create a major world crisis?
These are speculation beyond our scope.
Daniel and John tell us that the tribulation period will revolve around two kingdoms. The First will be the Revived Roman Empire which will last for 3 ½ years, Revelation 17:12. The Second will be the World Wide Kingdom of Antichrist, which will be formed at the mid-tribulation point as the Revived Roman Empire gives way to it, Revelation 17:13.
The tiny little nation of Israel responded and within six days drove out their enemies and conquered the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the West Bank (Judea & Samaria) and East Jerusalem. God miraculously gave back to Israel the Land promised to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. It was an incredible, miraculous victory of Biblical proportions, a victory prophesied in Zechariah 12:6.
The Yom Kippur war- The Arabs rearmed again. October 16, 1973 was not only the Jewish Sabbath but it was also Yom Kippur, the most holy day in Israel. No Jew is supposed to eat, work, travel or listen to the radio or TV on that day. A large part of the Jewish army was on leave! On that day, without warning, the Arab armies launched their greatest assault on Israel. With 1000 planes, 4000 tanks and 800,000 men the Arabs caught Israel by surprise. They penetrated deep into Israel before Israel could mobilize, Israel should have been annihilated. Again Zechariah, 12:6 was fulfilled, within two weeks the bulk of the Arab armies were driven back and destroyed. Israel was poised to take Cairo and Damascus which they voluntarily declined to do.
Today 200 million Arabs are afraid to attack Israel. They fire rockets from the safety of their own territory and send their children to throw stones at the Israel army or blow themselves up to kill a few Jews.
Today we are seeing events which are moving us rapidly toward the forming of the infrastructure for these two Kingdoms. We are, at this very hour, hearing the drum roll of introduction for the coming Day of the Lord! The curtain is about to go up on the last act of the drama of man's day!
I cannot help but think of what Paul said as we face the present hour, "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." 1 Thess. 5:4. May I ask you, are you in darkness and unable to see what is happening in our world or are you in the light and recognize that the trumpet is soon to sound? What are you living for? There is only one thing worth living for, "living to please Christ," so that we will not be ashamed before Him at His soon coming.
The most important question you face is the question of your soul’s condition. Are you saved? Are you "In Christ"? Are you about to go into the Lord's presence or are you about to go into the awful tribulation period?