With the Brexit vote some might think that globalism is failing and they would be correct. Contrary to what many think, globalism will fail because you cannot not have global unity when the world is totally divided over so many issues.
The world is actually creating more nation states, not less. There were 79 countries in the world in 1900 but today there are about 200 with more nations being created just about every year.
All historical efforts to unite the world have failed. Some have tried to unite the world by conquest but that always has failed. Some are trying to unite the world with utopian idealism but that also has failed and will fail again. Nations are not arming to the teeth because they think global utopianism is now about to suddenly become reality.
Daniel chapter 7 says the fourth beast would break the whole world in pieces. The fourth Beast was the Roman Empire. There is no fifth beast so the Roman Empire is still ruling the Gentile nations according to the prophecy given to Daniel. Why is that? It is because the Roman Empire never ceased to exist. It expanded east and then progressed worldwide. It broke the whole world into nation states just like the passage says.
Dan 7:23 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.
That fourth kingdom is still carrying out the agenda that the angelic messenger explained. It is treading down the earth and breaking it into nation states. Even so, the little horn that becomes the son of perdition cannot appear in the Roman Empire until the restrainer is taken out-of-the-way (2Th 2:3).
Any globalism effort will fail before God allows it. The restrainer will not allow it to happen until after the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled. Ever since the nations were divided at Babel all globalization efforts have failed. That is because the only Gentile global government in Bible prophecy is the counterfeit Kingdom of God that God identifies as Babylon and the Beast. It only occurs as the end of the age just prior to the Lord’s coming to set up His kingdom. The satanic counterfeit cannot come as long as it is being restrained.
The first three kingdoms were identified with a human king and so is the fourth beast. The first was Nebuchadnezzar, the second was Cyrus and the third was Alexander the Great. I do not have a clue who the fourth Beast could be identified with. We may not be able to determine that king because God does not want the world to know.
Revelation tells us that five of the seven kings of the known world around the Mediterranean lived and died prior to the revelation given to John. The sixth was ruling when John wrote Revelation. I believe the seventh king comes after the Church Age is completed.
Revelation also tells us that the eighth king will be one of previous seven. Which one we do not know for sure. However, the most likely candidate would be the seventh king. It seems that the seventh becomes incarnated by a supernatural being out of the abyss and then is identified as the eighth. He is the Beast/Antichrist figure that goes into perdition (Rev 17 :11).
There is a final king coming from the fourth beast (Roman Empire) that will become the Beast/Antichrist. I think that the seventh king that is yet to come pulls the Roman Empire together again and it once again becomes an identifiable Roman Empire.
I believe he will be a satanically possessed human leader that will be assassinated but becomes incarnated by a fallen spiritual being and he becomes a trans-human. At that time, a lying spirit will also be put in the mouth of a false prophet to deceive all those that rejected the truth.
His body was that of the seventh king but a spirit rises from the abyss (Apollonian) and incarnates the body and it somehow becomes a trans-human supernatural being. At that time, he becomes the eighth king. He also will be the son of perdition. God identifies him as a Beast rather than a descendant of Adam.
When people take the mark of the Beast, there probably also is some genetic manipulation going on here that creates trans-humans. That is why those that take the mark cannot be saved. Jesus did not pay the price for the sins of trans-humans. He came to redeemed the fallen Adamic race.
We do not see the ten kings or the little horn in the world yet, so this is still sometime in the future. All these will come out of the fourth Beast that was identified in Daniel (the Roman Empire). From history we know that all four of these Gentile kingdoms opposed or oppressed Israel and were anti YHWH. They had their own gods.
My point is that all efforts at globalism will fail before the seventh and especially the eight king puts it together. He will be able to achieve globalism only because the restrainer was removed and because he will have satanic powers to set up this counterfeit kingdom of God.
Jesus clearly said that wars and rumors of wars would continue until the end. There is no prince of peace without the Prince of peace. In fact, Jesus says when the people of the world think that they have come to the point where they can declare peace and safety sudden destruction will come upon them like birth pains on a woman (1Th 5:3). They will not escape.
Therefore, I would not get too excited one way or another about the current globalist efforts. Globalism has been the goal since Nimrod but Globalism will fail until the Beast. It can only happen in God’s timing. When globalism does come about through the satanic powers of a king that is not God’s Messiah, God will deal with it.
I think we are now entering a time of increasing nationalism and more regional and world war and not idealistic globalism. If my timing of around 2030 for the Antichrist is correct, we should expect one more cycle of nationalism and nationalistic wars that makes people want to have a strongman in charge of the world to prevent these things. The Antichrist will then rise but only if the restrainer has also been removed.
Globalism is not going to rise through bureaucratic pencil neck geeks of the EU or the UN. When the world situation looks much like it did in the days of world war II, but even much worse, people will look for leaders with answers. And when they find one that provides the solutions they will make him king of the world.
The coming Antichrist will not be a person set up by some hostile takeover of the world through bankers, politicians, corporate heads, religious leaders, or world bureaucrats. He will come having all the answers. Most of the people of the world will want him to take charge. This leader for a short time is going to be the most popular figure that ever walked the earth. He will be their God.
Those nations that stay strong and look after their own national interests rather than wanting to fight for any NWO utopian pipe dream will probably escape the worst of the next round of world wars on earth. As I have been implying, those looking for the Antichrist now have it wrong. They think the enemy is the globalization efforts. They think that as soon as it is established the Antichrist will come on the scene. They have the cart before the horse.
This man centered Globalism will fail like all previous attempts failed. After it fails, there will be more war. After or during that time, the restrainer will be removed so Satan will actually be able to allow the man that he anoints to deceive the world. When most people in the world want this man’s rule to go worldwide and when they support his agenda is when globalism will happen.
I think hooks are now being set in the jaws of powerful nations. When the elite pull the strings some might dance to the utopian globalism pipe dream, but it will not play out as scripted. It never does. Those that dance will reduce their nations to ashes and other nations will rise until God’s timing for the end of the age is fulfilled. Only then will you see a Satanic led united world effort to try to stop God’s coming kingdom and His Son’s globalism.
Those looking for the Antichrist now because elitists are trying to bring in world government before it is popular are going to find out that they were wrong. When globalism fails, they will think that we got through this globalism effort and the end is not yet. That is when the Day of Christ will come suddenly with the Rapture. The Day of the Lord with the Antichrist deception will then soon follow. It will be totally unexpected by most in the world.
Yes, all the latest technical creations of mankind are leading the world towards globalism. The time obviously is growing short. However, how globalism actually gets established so that all kindreds, tongues, and nations accept it is another matter (Rev 13:7). It will not be like most think. Globalism will not come through a hostile takeover by the elite. It will be what the people on earth demand because they don’t want the alternative. God will give them what they want. Those in the world that welcome the Antichrist get deceived by him because they did not want to believe the truth (2Th 2:10).
In a nutshell, just keep in mind that cycles on earth reoccur. There is nothing new under the sun. With the breakup of the present EU the world could be moving away from globalism for the rest of this decade. That will almost certainly bring great wars on earth during the next. The elite want globalism mainly because they fear just that. The coming wars will once again bring about strongman figures. One of those would be successful next time in bringing in globalism but only if the restrainer is removed. At that time, supernatural events would play out as the abyss to the unseen world is opened.
In other words, globalism will fail until the Beast/Antichrist. Don’t get caught up in the media Bible prophecy hype where some are claiming that globalism will not fail because it will bring in the Antichrist and that time has now arrived. It really is the other way around. The time does not arrive until the restrainer is removed and the son of perdition is revealed and takes charge.