The Bible teaches that in the final moments of earth’s history the entire planet will be under the control of a one world government. Ultimately an autocratic world ruler code named “the beast” will dominate world affairs. Through his agencies he will determine who is to live and who is to die. This despot will not bring peace. He will be the agent of chaos, destruction and despair.
The one called the beast will bring about a unity of all humanity by means of terror. We are told, that he will “cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” His one concession to those who obey him will be the right of access to sufficient food, not to banish hunger, but only to maintain life. Food will be rationed for some, for others it will be totally denied. A situation will exist in which “no one should be able to buy or sell, except the one who has the mark, the name or the number of the beast." During the reign of the beast there will be what Daniel described as “a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then.” It is not too dramatic to say that at a time not far from now the world that now is will be transformed into a house of horrors. And hardly anybody believes it will happen.
The Bible teaches that the beast will lead the world to worship the serpent deity who has given his power to the beast. Who is the serpent? He is identified in Revelation 12:9 as “the serpent of old who is called the Devil and Satan.” In the last days the entire world will be forced to worship Satan who will appear as a majestic being with the appearance of “an angel of light.”
The Bible does not say it exactly but there is a strong hint Satan will deceived the world by impersonating Christ. In the days of Elijah Israel was tricked into confusing Baal for Yahweh and it took the miracle of fire from heaven to manifest the difference. In the last days the world will be tricked into confusing Satan for Christ and Satan will use the same miracle to confirm error. “And he performed great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven.”
The Bible identifies different characters that will be involved in the drama that will soon shake the world. Revelation 13 speaks of the serpent deity (Satan) and the beast. Revelation 16:13 links together the serpent deity, the beast and the “false prophet”. In Revelation 17:12 ten more identities are added to the list. Scripture speaks of “ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.” In a parallelism in Revelation 18:3 the “kings of the earth” are equated with “the merchants of the earth.”
According to Bible prophecy the ruling elite of the one world government will be made up of the beast, the false prophet and “ten kings” (the merchants of the earth) who govern the world under the supervision of the beast. The purpose of this study is to show that the “merchants of the earth” are on the verge of fulfilling their prophetic role of reigning as the kings of the earth.
One World Government and the 10 Kings of Revelation 17
The idea that there is a behind-the-scene attempt to set up a one-world government is not the creation of a lunatic fringe. Malachi Martin was a close confidant of Pope John Paul II with access to intelligence data of the highest level. He held private audiences with the Pope. It would be difficult for anyone to be better informed on the trends in international politics than he was. In the introduction to his epic book The Keys of This Blood he wrote the following words,
Willing or not, ready or not, we are all involved in an all out, no-holds-barred, three way global competition. Most of us are not the competitors, however. We are the stakes. For the competition is about who will establish the first one-world government that has ever existed in the society of nations. … As to time factor involved, those of us who are under seventy will see at least the basic structures of the new world government installed.
Martin identifies one group of the contenders for world rulership as “Transnationalist”. The Transnationalists are heads of vast corporations and business interests who “operate from two principle bases of power. The first is the power base of finance, industry and technology.”
Martin states that these world financiers “all give speeches about the end to the nation system of our passing civilization.”  Is there proof of Martin’s assertion? Yes! At a Bilderbergers Conference held in Germany in June 1991 David Rockefeller told an assembly of the world’s elite that the world was now ready to accept a world government under the jurisdiction of the world bankers. Rockefeller declared,
The world is now more sophisicated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely more preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.
At this point we need to observe one pertinent fact. One of the richest and most powerful men on the planet in an address to the other richest and most powerful individuals on earth stated that the time had come to set up a “world government” under the jurisdiction of “the supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers.” Rockefeller’s statement takes us out of the realm of imaginary conspiracy theories and speculation about possibilities and maybe’s and confronts us with a clearly stated intention of the world’s most powerful men.
President Bush mentioned the ‘New World Order’ in his commencement address at Texas A&M University May 12, 1989. "Ultimately, our objective is to welcome the Soviet Union back into the World Order. Perhaps the world order of the future will truly be a family of nations." President George Bush (January 1991) also stated: "If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then this lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging ‘New World Order’ we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long."
The Seattle Post-Intelligence reported that Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, said: "Our nation is uniquely endowed to play a creative and decisive role in the new world order which is taking form around us."
Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988) stated: "Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order."  In an article in the Straits Times dated March 29, 2002 Louise Branson wrote,
These days, Washington is a place where there is the sense that the world is up for grabs, that the early 21st century is a time when a new world order is emerging. Few believe they know how it will look definitively, say, five years from now. American academics and think-tank experts have taken to talking of the United States as the new Rome, a dominant empire with unprecedented power and global reach.
Dan Smoot, a former member of the FBI staff in Washington conducted an investigation of the aims of the Council on Foreign Relations. He concluded that, “The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations [is] to create a one-world socialist system and make the United States an official part of it.” Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, Clinton's roommate at Oxford, wrote this in Time magazine, July 20, 1992:
All countries are basically social arrangements.… No matter how permanent and even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and temporary.… Within the next hundred years … nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority.
The New (Economic) World Order
In an article entitled Free Global Economy From Corporate Highjackers, Someshwar Singh writes,
There are 193 nations in the world, many of them ostensibly democratic, but most of them are dwarfed by the corporations that alone decide what will be produced, and where, and how much people will be paid to do the work. In effect, these multinational enterprises have become a kind of covert world government - motivated solely by profit and unaccountable to any citizenry. Only a small group of humans on the planet, roughly overlapping the world's 475-member billionaires’ club, rules the global economy.
One of the foremost authorities on the International bankers that control the world is Dr. Carroll Quigley Ph.D., Professor of History at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University. He has taught at Princeton and at Harvard University. His classic book Tragedy and Hope, published in 1966, explains the history and purpose of this international network of bankers.
Quigley states the goal of this international network was to establish a one world financial system under their control. He writes, "… the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than a world system of financial control in private hands to dominate the political system in each country and the economy of the world as a whole."
Quigley says, "I know of the operations of the network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its paper and secret records (p. 950)." He goes on to say that he has no aversion to its aims and only believes the network should be known because of it role in history. But the network "wishes to remain unknown."
According to Chakravarthi Raghavan the Chief Editor of South-North Development Monitor (SUNS) by virtue of their having total control of world finances the world bankers have in effect already conquered the world. He identifies the current activities of the world bankers as “financial warfare [that] knows no territorial boundaries”. Raghavan writes,
This manipulation of market forces by powerful actors constitutes a form of financial and economic warfare. No need to recolonise lost territory or send in invading armies. In the late 20th century, the outright 'conquest of nations', meaning the control over productive assets, labour, natural resources and institutions, can be carried out in an impersonal fashion from the corporate boardroom: commands are dispatched from a computer terminal, or a cellphone. The relevant data are instantly relayed to major financial markets - often resulting in immediate disruptions in the functioning of national economies.
At a summit on world trade Cuban President Fidel Castro identified world economics as a war zone. According to his understanding, “in the hands of the rich countries, world trade is already an instrument of domination.”
In a release by The Third World Network entitled, “Unrestricted Globalization Would Lead to Disaster”, Thalif Deen identifies Wall Street bankers as a quasi world government. He writes,
Martin Khor of the Third World Network, explained how international economic policy was governed by institutions which served the interests of large corporations and banks, particularly by the IMF and the WTO. … “The world is not ruled by a military-industrial complex any more, but by a Wall Street-Treasury-IMF complex”.
Lets us summarise what we have seen so far.
(1) David Rockefeller promotes the concept of a “world government” under the control of the “supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers.”
(2) Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott in Time magazine, July 20, 1992: declared “nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority."
(3) Someshwar Singh wrote in his article that “these multinational enterprises have become a kind of covert world government.”
(4) Cuban President Fidel Castro has pointed out that “world trade is already an instrument of domination.”
(5) Martin Khor expressed concern that “The world is not ruled by a military-industrial complex any more, but by a Wall Street-Treasury-IMF complex.”
(6) Carrol Quigley stated that the goal of the international bankers is to establish “nothing less than a world system of financial control in private hands to dominate the political system in each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”
(7) Dan Smoot after investigating the aims of the Council on Foreign Relations concluded, “The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations [is] to create a one-world socialist system.
The forces that are intent on creating a one world government want to divide the world
into ten interdependent and mutually interacting regions. One of the agencies promoting a one world government is the Club of Rome, a collection of the mega rich and intellectual elite that established a think tank in Rome in April 1969. The Rockefeller family is part of this group. To all appearances the architect of the Club of Rome was Aurelio Peccei, an Italian industrialist with connections to the FIAT and Olivetti Corporations. On September 17 1973 the COR issue a report authored by Mihajlo Mesaroviv and Eudard Pestel that expressed a vision for the world. In the COR report the world is divided into ten political/economic regions which are called “kingdoms.” In his summary of the report by Mesaroviv and Pestel Peccei stated,
Their world model, based on new developments of the multilevel hierarchical systems theory, divides the world into ten interdependent and mutually interacting regions of political, economic or environmental coherence … .
Revelation 17 teaches that in the closing moments of world history “ten kings” identified as “the merchants of the earth” will for “one hour”, or “a little while”, set up a one world government. This one world government will abolish all nation states and political boundaries and will “divide the world into ten interdependent and mutually interacting regions.” After they have set up this government prophecy says, “they [will] give their power and authority to the beast.”
The ground work need to bring the prophecy of the ten kings in Revelation 17 to a complete fulfilment has already taken place. Every day the world is never more than twenty four hours away from the fulfilment of the prophecy concerning the ten kings of Revelation 17. Those who propose to se up a one world government already have total control over the worlds economy. They have already divided the world into ten economic zones to suit their purposes. They are one crisis of their own making away from putting their plan into effect. One writer put it this way:Transgression has almost reached its limit. Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings. The end is very near. We who know the truth should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise.