We know from many scriptures, that during the Tribulation, the antichrist will have "authority" over "every tribe, people, language and nation" (Revelation 13:7). We also know that there will be fighting within his "authority" later in the tribulation as the kings of the north and the south threaten the antichrist.
At least for some period of time however, the antichrist will have his world government to rule. Before experiencing the last several years, and particularly the last several months, it seemed that the antichrist would achieve this world government in a dramatic way after the rapture of the church had occurred and during the carnage of the Tribulation. However, we can see the genesis of a world government already forming - and it is forming in a gradual process.
We have witnessed part of this process through the G20 and the UN, both of whom are calling for governance over the world financial system, and through world taxation. There is already an International Criminal Court; a court that determines cases based on a nebulous "International Law" - something the U.S. previously refused to participate in, but that is changing in the new administration. We have also seen the calls for an international monetary system, backed by a central currency. It won't be long before this is instituted.
Even more recently and perhaps more ominously, we have seen much written about the upcoming Copenhagen meeting. There have been a lot of commentaries and speculation regarding this upcoming meeting (December 6-18) and I have resisted (until now) the getting caught up in the drama that has been precipitated by the details of this meeting. At this point, however, it seems undeniable that we should have serious concerns about this meeting.
Lord Monckton, a former science advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is a well-known critic of the theory of man-made global warming. He believes (as do many people who have taken the time to read details about the Copenhagen meeting) that a world government will be created at this meeting, under the premise of dealing with mythical global warming. A video segment of a speech given by Lord Monckton has been widely circulating in which he describes this entire scenario in great detail: LINK TO SPEECH HERE. I highly recommend viewing this video of his speech describing the threat that the Copenhagen meeting poses.
Review article on this topic from CanadaFreePress here
Terry James from the Rapture Ready site has provided a nice summary of this situation (see below), so I'll let him take it from here. My last point is this: the coming world government is already forming. It is definitely in the early stages, but the initial steps towards having a world "governance" over finances, "criminal court", taxation, and now a transference of wealth between countries is already well underway. The road is being paved quite nicely for the antichrist once he makes his appearance.
Below is his excellent commentary on this topic (link here):
America and Mother Earth Worship
by Terry James
Globalism's call is out to require all nations to bow before the altar of sacrifice to Mother Earth. The United States of America is expected to lead the way by giving up its sovereignty to the priests of new world order, those who will be in charge of the Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December of this year.
All nations will be expected to sign a treaty that the globalists elite proclaim will save the world from what formerly was termed "global warming," but now has been changed to "climate change." The sleight-of-hand switch in terminology is due to the fact that: 1) there is, and has never been, true scientific evidence that global warming is occurring; and, in fact, 2) all indicators point to the reality that the planet is actually in a period of global cooling, much to the chagrin of Al Gore and his brethren in the perpetration of ecological chicanery. The new term, "climate change," is designed to take into account both global warming and global cooling, of course.
The treaty is intended to establish an organization called "Conference of Parties" (COP). This entity would define and implement taxing policies for all nations who are members of COP. The concept of the COP is to tax the wealthy nations in order to pay for poor nations who, when it is so determined, can't act properly as good stewards of their own environment. Redistribution of wealth has long been the fervent desire of the present-day Marxist ideologues. Now there is impetus--led by the president of the United States--to take from the productive and give to the masses in a blatant attempt to garner an overwhelming power base of political support from those beneficiaries of the forced "largesse."
COP, in other words, is a ruse that for public consumption is said to be designed to save the world from humanity-caused ecological destruction. In reality, it is a move that would do the Bolshevik Revolution of Lenin's day proud. America's citizenry is intended to be the future proletariat, should the would-be globalist masters have their way. People would, if this attempted travesty is ratified by the U.S. Senate, ultimately suffer even more than did the worker bees of Lenin's, Stalin's, and Mao's brutal dictatorships.
I say this with the beast regime of Revelation chapter 13 in mind, toward which all of this is leading, in my view. Ratification of the treaty will require two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. This will be a very difficult thing to accomplish for those who want it done in this way. The president can, however, go to the meetings and sign the treaty--and it is, in effect, a done deal, apart from Senate ratification or other congressional action. The new world order builders prefer the Senate ratification route, because once ratified and implemented, it would require quite strong legislative action to undo the treaty obligation. The president's fiat signing could be simply negated by a future administration, with a different president taking America out of the treaty obligation by his signature only.
It is strongly suspected that President Obama will go to the December 6-18 Copenhagen conference and obligate the U.S. to abide by whatever liberty-destroying globalist edicts come forth. One well-qualified observer of things involved in the effort to, in effect, enslave America and the world under the auspices of the elitists who want absolute power, thus control, weighed in on what the results of U.S. ratification or presidential signature would almost certainly mean to this nation.
Lord Monckton, former science advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is a well-known critic of the theory of anthropogenic causes of global warming. He says the following about what he thinks would be the results of America's obligations under the treaty, and an ultimate changed world order planned to come out of the Copenhagen Conference.
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.
The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to Third World countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, "climate debt"--because we've been burning CO2 and they haven't. We've been screwing up the climate and they haven't. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement...
So thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free...But...unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your humanity away forever. (Bill Wilson, "Copenhagen Climate Conference Ruse to Establish Global Government Even to Rule Over American Youth," LINK HERE)
When considering this seemingly mindless rush to throw America's blood-bought freedoms upon the base of the reemerging Tower of Babel in the form of worship of Mother Earth, under the guise of saving the planet from humankind, God's Word focuses the spotlight of truth on these dark days:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen... And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind." (Romans 1: 21-23, 25, 28a)
Rational-thinking people today ponder and wonder out loud about what has happened to America and the world in only a short number of months. Why is everything held sacred being turned upside down? Why the perplexity within this nation and in nations around the globe? Why are we now worshiping the environment, and willing to give up sovereignty, and considering giving away liberty for the sake of elitist demands that we follow their insane dictates?
The road to global governance has been paved with callous disregard. For example, when the president of the United States declared that America is not a Christian nation, most people of God were, and remain, silent. It is true that this nation's people in general long ago turned from principles within God's Word--who is Jesus Christ--and worshipped instead many gods--materialism being chief among them. But, to remain silent for the most part when our top leader declares, in effect, war on all that is Christian, is symptomatic of spiritual sin-sickness that must be what is meant by God having turned the apathetic over to a "reprobate mind."
Why should we be surprised at the swiftness with which the reprobate thinking that is systemic within our government is moving America away from God's prescription toward a religion of satanically inspired worship of the creation rather than the Creator? One thing sure: It is a signal that global gulag and Tribulation loom for earth's rebels, perhaps in the very near future