There have been those who propose a world government for many years, at least as far back as the mid 1800's. Numerous ones have worked under subterfuge, and some openly, in an attempt to plan and lead nations into it. We know that God has control and the ability to fashion whatever He desires for all people and his eternal purpose. Let us investigate the possible relationships.
Over the course of the 19th century, the idea of a global government so powerful that it would make nations all but obsolete took hold of the European mind. Futurist writers like Felix Bodin in France and George Griffith in England popularized the notion that a single world order was "the only possible solution of the human problem," as H.G. Wells later put it. But unrealistic dreams bred exaggerated fears. Soon pessimists were convinced that powerful international institutions would usher in global despotism. (Wall Street Journal-Oct. 20, 2012)
The quote above comes from a lengthy review of Mark Mazower's book, "Governing The World". For those who have a deep interest in this subject, this article with its accumulation of well written comments, is filled with much information concerning the subject. Many today, believe strongly in the possibilities of such a governance, while others fear that only the strong would rule and the weak would be trodden underfoot.
The condition of our nation at present is a miniature example of fifty small nations under one governance. It shows evidence of what must be the inevitable outcome of such. In a small rule, the entire people can easily have their input. But now, see what is happening. Christians are
beginning to lose their freedom. Not that they are a minority, but that they are restricted by the very words of Jesus Christ not to fight, not to steal, covet, or any of the unethical activities which are rampant in the general public and especially our governing body.
The United Nations currently have elements within, whose primary goal is world governance. They have propagated untruths in order to pressure nations to work in that direction. The man-made global warming hoax is a perfect example. They have striven for several years to instigate a world taxation to defend ourselves from this disastrous enigma. And the taxes they propose are extremely heavy on the more prosperous nations. Can you not imagine where the trillions of dollars would wind up if such were enacted. And, more than the cost, this would be a drastic step towards world governance.
But our question should be, will God allow this to happen? He is in charge and holds the destiny of each and every nation, and even each person, within the scope of His eternal purpose. Of course, we are not aware of His plans to continue the earth's conditions or whether or not His plans include a continuance.
For the first 1600 or more years, there is no record of an organized government. Until the universal flood, in the 1500's A.M., God had given his law to the early heads of households, or tribes, and each were supposed to instill those rules into their progeny. They did not. And anarchy flourished. Chaos was the result.
After the flood and the population again became large, groups formed and often appointed themselves a king or other ruler. Most of these groups again left following God and created other gods and idols to worship. Virtually none continued to follow God and once again, God found a man who was just and following Him as best he could. This was Abraham of whose seed would be chosen as God's people to furnish the lineage to His Son Jesus the Christ.
You see, God has the capability of changing the order of the entire world if He so desires. And His actions have changed it before. He has brought down empire after empire, some of which He had allowed to conquer most of the entire world which existed at their time. From the seed of Abraham, his son Isaac, and Isaac's son Jacob, who was later named Israel, came the twelve tribes of Israel. These were chosen to bring the Jewish nation to the messiah. Their covenant with God contained promises of splendor, plenteous food and other needs, peace and the ability to conquer their enemies if attacked, and more...only if they remained steadfast in following Him. Their calamities would increase and their successes would diminish if they failed to obey Him. This nation of Israel was erratic with their obedience. They would leave following God and go after false gods. God would then allow their enemies to do them much harm, and as He had promised, they would have famines and pestilences. When they would come to see that their troubles were because of their disobedience, they would repent and cry out to God for His forgiveness. And He would send them a champion to lead them out of their difficulties. These ups and downs occurred approximately every 40 years.
But finally, after the death of Solomon, the nation divided and became two nations, the northern one called Israel and the southern one, Judah. The northern never had a good king. They were astray from God from their origin until they were overrun and made captive.
Judah, the southern kingdom, had a few kings who tried to bring the nation back into the fold of God and were successful part of the time, but this kingdom also remained so rebellious that they too were taken captive. Even though they lost their lands and their freedom, God provided them with watch care and assured that the proposed lineage to Jesus Christ was unbroken.
With the birth of Jesus and His willingness to live the sinless life and sacrifice it for the sins of others, came the establishment of the first true world order. His kingdom (His church), was to be world wide and all peoples were to be invited to become its subjects.
The church flourished even amid the most severe persecution and efforts to destroy it. But once again, the strong began to rule the weak. Men began to interject their own ideas and plans into those which had been made clear in the New Testament. It divided and over the years became many small groups most of which were operating under man made rules. However, while Jesus walked the earth with His disciples, He made the promise that He would build His church upon the rock of truth that He was the Son of God, and, the gates of hell would not prevail against it. This meant that neither His death or the death of His saints, would remove them from His kingdom. It is an everlasting kingdom, being ruled by Jesus alone, until the end of this world, at which time it will be given back to the Father.
Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:24-26)