The accepted philosophy was that the world was getting better and better. Humanity was on the verge of glorious prosperity, longevity of life, and lasting peace. It was a new world order. Even Christians got into the game. Prophets proclaimed that the unprecedented spread of Christianity around the globe proved the world was at the dawn of the return of Christ Jesus and His Millennial Kingdom.
Then came World War One (1914-1918).
Before the United States even entered the War in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson proposed a “League of Nations” by which the world would be governed and brought into unity to create stability, prosperity, and unity.
A one-world government is no new concept. In the early chapters of the Bible, Genesis 10 and 11, arose a man named Nimrod who was bent on creating a one world order. God quashed that idea at the Tower of Babel.
Today we hear much talk about a “New World Order” as if it is a freshly conceived concept. Ignorance of history makes everything seem new. The world continues to move toward greater unity. The internet has succeeded in drawing people together in ways nothing else ever has. In all these events, we forget who is governing the affairs of men. Satan is not in control. No conglomeration of banks steers the events of the world. Neither a wealthy European family nor an ancient secret society direct the flow of history. Both time and the events of time are in the hand of the Author of Time. His will shall prevail and Jesus’ Kingdom shall reign.
I will shake heaven and earth. I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them (Haggai 2:21, 22).