One World Government?
A lot of ideas and news items get thrown around that the media typically dismisses as "conspiracy theories." Those of us paying attention know that the slur of a "conspiracy theorist" is just a means to invalidate someone who does their own research and uses critical thinking. Now, of course there are some super bizarre conspiracy theories, but for now I want to just focus on one of them: the incoming New World Order.
I'm not going to fully unpack all the quotes, videos, and events that have been pointing towards this New World Order, but rather focus on what the Bible has to say. If you've been paying attention to the news for a moderate length of time, you know that globalism is on the rise and we are seeing political powers moving towards consolidation.
Daniel 7:23-25 says, "23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
So out of one kingdom that covers the earth (one world government) there shall arise 10 leaders or 10 factions of this global kingdom, then another king shall rise after them. He shall rule over all and "seek to change times and laws" for 3.5 years ("time and times and the dividing of time").
This is the same antiChrist described as the beast in Revelation 13. Read these first 8 verses slowly and compare them to what is written above in Daniel 7:
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
There are 10 crowns like 10 kings, and he has "great authority" given to him. He will be allowed to rule for 42 months, which is the same as 3.5 years (given a Hebrew prophetic calendar of a 360-day year). This king will also make war against the saints, and all that dwell on the earth shall worship him except for those written in the book of life (which means we aren't raptured at this time by the way).
That sure sounds like a one world government.
It's amazing and shows the divine nature of the Bible when we have two different people writing about the same events and people, separated by almost 700 years and over 1,000 miles apart as the crow flies (and over 1,500 miles by car).
Because these things are written in Daniel and Revelation, we know that they are still future and we can see world governments consolidating their power.
Sounds scary, right? Jesus said, "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." Be not troubled, friends! As followers of Christ, we are to fear God alone and nothing else.