In a time when the working definition of “world” was confined to the people, places, things, and explicit laws of your community and surrounding regions, the idea of a true one-world government outside of your own governing body would probably get you labeled as a governmental heretic (a.k.a., witch; Christian; freak) and burned at the stake before the week was up.
The global “world” as we know it was still being formed.
The history of the world has never really been all encompassing. It tends to follow the ancestry of those with the most power and preservation technology to present and popularize the public perspective and perception of power and political prowess that they want presented to the populous. (Wow…that was a whole lot of “P’s!”).
What I’m saying is that history tends to follow the people with the biggest sticks and loudest mouths. So as long as you can hit harder and talk louder than your neighbors, you have carved out your “power” and “place” in history.
But does that mean that every inch of the world was under your authority?
What about those populations that hadn’t yet been “discovered?” Do you see what I’m getting at? It’s like the indigenous people of, let’s say Scotland, may not have ever heard of, or let alone seen the beautiful brown faces of South America or the gorgeous dark brows of Africa. Back in the day, they’d think you were a big doof if you even imagined stuff like this.
Well, the point in all of this is that during this prevalent and enduring culture of thought, there was a prophecy that stated a time was coming when the entire world would be ruled by a one-world government with a single-person appointed leader. Imagine how ridiculous this sounded nearly 2,000 years ago.
This would be like some random peasant in the 1300s having a prophetic vision that he called the “Internet” and then telling his fellow farmers and townspeople that “there is going to be a box with wires hanging out of it that’s going to connect us all man….it’s going to talk to us and look at us…and teach us man….and we can talk to people across the sea that we’ve never met and….and…with a mouse, we can, you know…have butt naked women at our beck and call…doing all kinds of good…really good stuff and….” lol.
Do you see what I’m saying? This dude would catch a stone to his dome and not see the sunrise again. But as time passes, when history catches up, this dude would be labeled as a f-n genius (a pervert, but a genius); a forward thinking man beyond his time.
So what am I talking about. Revelation. Plain and simple. John saw a vision of the end of the world where every inch of the globe would be subject to the authority of a one-world government.
There would be this huge but brief stint of peace followed by nightmarish apocalyptic destruction. And he had this vision during a time when the thought alone was unfathomable.
To his contemporaries and countless generations following, it sounded like John was hitting the peace pipe with some of that “killa” in it. He was delusional; a senile old man. However, to those who are willing to discern the times, this centuries old prediction is increasingly becoming an inevitable reality outside of the religious realm. And with the “global economy” in the shape that it’s in, the move towards a one-world government is relentlessly becoming one of our only untapped options. Scary times.