Globalism, the concept where the scope of governance transcends national borders and sovereignties, is on the increase. For thousands of years nations have sought to combine resources thinking there was strength and security in numbers. The first recorded example of attempted globalism is found in the early chapters of Genesis.
“Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar…and they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’” Genesis 11:1-4
God’s plan, however, was for mankind to spread out and cover the whole earth. Therefore, God Himself thwarted their plan for the city and tower and scattered them as nations over the face of the earth.
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.” Genesis 11:8
Subsequent to Nimrod’s early attempt at globalization at Shinar, Biblical prophecy revealed four future global empires that would come and go.
As history unfolded God called a prophet named Daniel to accompany Judah to Babylon where they were deported beginning in the 7th century BC. Daniel subsequently found favor with King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. God would use Daniel to teach Babylon’s king about His sovereignty. Well king Nebuchadnezzar had a very troubling dream which only Daniel could interpret.
“You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.” Daniel 2:31-33
“This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom…and has made you ruler over them all – you are this head of gold. But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze…And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron…Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided…so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile…they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay…” Daniel 2:36-43
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream depicted the four world empires that would rule the world beginning with the gold head representing Babylon. The second was the Persian and Medes, the third was the Grecian, and the fourth would be the Roman Empire. The dream revealed that the final form of gentile world dominion would be brittle, i.e. toes of iron mixed with clay. A significant fact at this point is that the image of the world powers was in the form of a man and had ten toes.
Shortly thereafter Daniel himself had a similar dream.
“…Daniel had a dream…and four great beasts…the first was like a lion…a second, like a bear…after this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard. After this I saw in the night visions…a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong…It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns…and there was another horn coming up among them…and in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.” Daniel 7:1-8
Daniel’s dream also included four world empires with the fourth or final empire described as a beast with ten horns. This dream corroborated Nebuchadnezzar’s earlier dream. In addition Daniel’s dream introduced the leader of the final ten nations representing the final form of globalism designed by man.
Now fast forward to the New Testament Book of Revelation penned by the Apostle John.
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast…having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name…and all the world marveled and followed the beast…and he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” Revelation 13:1-4
The beast is the future Antichrist who will be empowered by Satan as the leader of the final ten nation global confederacy. Notice that Daniel described the leader of the final global effort as having a “mouth speaking pompous words.” John similarly described the Antichrist as having been “given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” The ten horns are then explained.
“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.” Revelation 17:12-13
Now let’s consider some present day happenings. Writing for the Globalist, Lex Rieffel of the Brookings Institution “sees 2010 as an exceptional opportunity for change which could result in the creation of a combined G-8/G-20 Summit in mid-2011. The transition to a lean and well-balanced global summit forum, replacing both the G-8 and the G-20, could then be completed in 2012.”
The proposed more efficient summit forum would consist of ten nations, i.e. France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Russia.
I am in no way suggesting that the proposed ten nation group is the final ten nations referred to in the above scripture passages. However, I am suggesting that such an arrangement is totally within the realm of reality and the mechanisms are in place to make it happen at any time.