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World Government on the Horizon?
By Tony Pearce
World government. Could it be that we’re heading towards a world government? One of the things I say when I give my prophecy talks is that there are two things happening in the world today:
The world falling apart, and
The world coming together.
These seem to be the opposites, but we clearly see that as things are falling apart, they’re also coming together.
In February of 2023, the World Government Summit took place in Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East, where some very high-up international leaders spoke about the need for a world government. These included Klaus Schwab, who is the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. I watched part of his speech there, and one of the interesting things he said was, “There will be certainly what we call the Black Swan [event].”1
What does he mean by that? A Black Swan event is something unexpected that happens and changes everything, and as a consequence of which you’ve got to change the way you live.*
Something big is coming to tip the world into a new world order. That is what Schwab is suggesting. Is it a war? Is it economic collapse? Another pandemic perhaps? He also says:
There are some people who claim that we are now in a de-globalizing world, but actually, I would say, we have to re-globalize this world . . . We have to make sure that we strengthen cooperation because as it was mentioned we are faced with issues that are of existential importance for humankind. Our common future is at stake.2
True! We are faced with problems that carry existential consequences for the human race. If we carry on the way we’re going, we could end up destroying the world and destroying the only place we can live on. So, there is an existential crisis. Schwab spoke about this previously during the 2023 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, where he stated:
We live in a world of mighty multi-crises. We’re in the midst of a deep systemic transformation process. Many people in a crisis want to go back to the original situation. In the transformation process, you have to manage the change to come out at the end of the situation in a better shape, a different one than the one you were in at the beginning.3
What does he mean by that? He means that the world is in a serious crisis state and that basically the people in this world-government program and in the World Economic Forum are the people who are going to fix it for the rest of us. In other words, they know how to fix the problem. But we, the common people, have got to understand that fixing it doesn’t mean going back to where we came from before the crisis started. There’s got to be a new Global Reset by which we can refix the world in a new way, which in turn would bring a better situation than we were before.
In talking about a global Great Reset, which is what they’re looking for, Schwab talks about it coming through a fourth industrial revolution (also the name of his 2017 book) through the use of new technology. So what exactly does that mean?
The fourth industrial revolution, which is taking place because of the lightning-fast development in technology (e.g., quantum computers being developed), necessitates, in their minds, somebody who’s going to have to control all of that (because the average person—like you and me—doesn’t understand it and doesn’t know how it works). So we need to trust somebody to do the thinking for us and control the world for the sake of humanity.
In an article titled, “How Will the Metaverse Change Our Lives,” Jeremy Bailenson, director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, answers that question. Paraphrasing him here, We can do it safely if you have a world government to do this; otherwise you have people using these technologies to destroy each other, and you’ll also have the technologies themselves which can escape our power to control them.4 That sounds a bit strange. He spoke about quantum computing and about artificial intelligence which is self-replicating.
IS AI A THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY?
What this means is, can artificial intelligence (AI) start creating other intelligences and creating things that will grow out of it and then start controlling us? I don’t know if you have seen the 2004 film called I, Robot. I saw it some time ago. The movie is a fantasy of the future where everyone has a robot. Each robot is basically a kind of slave that does all the jobs for its owner. The robots have to look after their “masters,” but the robots also have intelligence, and they can work out what is needed and wanted from them. The robots come to the conclusion that because of the mismanagement of the world by humans, they are actually destroying themselves. So, the robots say, we are going to take over and tell you what to do.
While this is just a sci-fi fantasy film, it’s an illustration of artificial intelligence (in this case, the robots) taking over and running things. In the film, the hero has to break the power of the now-villain robots to send them back to where they were at the beginning of it all. It’s quite an exciting movie, but it struck me that this is what they’re talking about today with AI. If you let this thing get out of hand, it can start taking on a life of its own.
I recently read about something called Chat Bots where one can talk to a program on the computer, and it talks back and gives advice and so on. What they’re discovering now is that the program on the other end is beginning to take on some kind of personality of its own and tells the participant what to do. Now, presumably, these Chat Bots are taking on the personalities of whoever programmed them, but it seems that this then becomes a self-replicating process, and it may end up controlling rather than being controlled. There is an understandable growing fear of where technology can lead.
At the World Economic Forum, leaders are also talking about implants and wearables that can decode brain activity, control actions; for example, one can just swipe a hand and pay his bills. These devices can detect what’s going on in the mind and can connect to the computer and start working on one’s behalf. Does that sound like a good idea to you?
According to these self-proclaimed world leaders, these implants and wearables can change the way people interact with others, and Klaus Schwab says, “life in 10 years from now will be very different.”5 He also said (and this is most interestingly put), “Whoever can master those technologies will be master of the world.”6
In other words, if someone can get control of these technologies and can start implanting them and putting them on people, he can end up controlling them. Could that be what Revelation chapter 13 is talking about? The mark of the Beast system?
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:11-18)
I don’t know, but it’s certainly possible.
SO, HOW IS THIS TRANSITION GOING TO HAPPEN?
Klaus Schwab says it’s going to happen through a threat to humanity like Covid, a Black Swan event. He said that at the time of Covid, we lost people because there were some selfish people who didn’t follow what we told them to do. According to Schwab, if that is you, then you are the problem. And there are some people who are lying to you and making you do the wrong things. You need to give power to the leaders who will look after you and give you what you want and will protect you from danger and from “fake news,” and troublemakers.
In order to get this world into the New World Order, two things have to happen:
- First of all, everyone has to have a digital ID. In other words, everyone has to be on the digital ID system which will contain each person’s information (e.g., government ID numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers).
- Second, there needs to be complete control over all information outlets, whether it’s the evening news on the television, the written word, or the Internet, including all websites. There has to be control over this sector so that the “wrong” information doesn’t get out and the “right” information gets posted.
Now, a lot of people are advocating for this. In February 2023, there was an article in The Times (in the UK) in which Tony Blair (Labour ex-prime minister of the U.K.) and William Hague (Conservative ex-minister) joined forces to urge the government to roll out digital ID as a fundamental reshaping of the state around technology.7 Another article titled “UK Official ‘Super App’ for Citizen Economic Data Rollout Inevitable, Says Top Banker” stated:
The UK government will eventually roll out a ‘super app’ that houses each citizen’s combined economic footprint, from credit ratings to know-your-customer (KYC) details, a top banker has predicted. This economic digital ID would aim to follow in the footsteps of the swift and widespread adoption of the UK government’s NHS health app.8
Quoting Bob Wigley, the chair of UK Finance, the article adds:
This financial app will be personal and attached to each citizen as we need a wider fully digital economic identity programme.9
In other words, there’s no use one or two people having it, everybody’s got to have it, and everybody’s got to conform to it. Doesn’t that thrill your heart? Probably not!***
There’s another aspect to all this—the health situation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed an international pandemic treaty10 through which its 194 member states (representing 198 of the countries around the world) would give WHO greater control over emergency health care decisions (that would include things like vaccine passports, global surveillance, and global-coordinated actions that address “misinformation”) wherever it declares a health emergency. An article by Reuters, which is posted on the World Economic Forum website, states:
Negotiations on new rules for dealing with pandemics are underway at the World Health Organization (WHO), with a target date of May 2024 for a legally binding agreement to be adopted by the U.N. health agency’s 194 member countries.11
The article continues:
For the new more wide-reaching pandemic accord, member states have agreed that it should be legally binding for those who sign up, overcoming early reservations from the United States.12
If such a treaty does come into effect (and there’s no reason to believe it won’t) and WHO declares a pandemic, it could potentially overrule national governments, enforce regulations worldwide, enforce lockdowns, make vaccines compulsory, and issue and enforce vaccine passports. In other words, it would give WHO a whole lot of control. Those who don’t follow these regulations will be going against international law.
It will also condemn and try to stop the spread of what it deems as “misinformation” (i.e., information against their narrative).
Basically, that means they’ve got to control the information sector. It has already happened up to a point during the Covid crisis. Last time a set of guidelines was given to the major media outlets and, in their majority, they accepted them. Anybody who went against it just didn’t get a say in the media. If people from medical professions disagreed with some aspect of the treatment of Covid, whether it was lockdown, mask-wearing, compulsory vaccinations (especially the MRNA vaccines), they were silenced; if they were allowed to speak, they were under the tag of “fake news” with an admonishment to listeners/readers that we shouldn’t listen to them.
Therefore, those who don’t conform to the official information platform and narrative won’t be given an opportunity to share their views. Scientists and experts who doubted the wisdom of the lockdown and of the vaccination strategy were effectively silenced with their research or findings that didn’t align with the government’s narrative on Covid and dismissed as “fake news” and conspiratorial.****
An August 2020 article on WHO’s website titled, “Immunizing the Public Against Misinformation,” states:
Soon after the world started getting used to the terms coronavirus and COVID-19, WHO coined another word: “infodemic”—an overabundance of information and the rapid spread of misleading or fabricated news, images, and videos. Like the virus, it is highly contagious and grows exponentially. It also complicates COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. “We’re not just battling the virus,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “We’re also battling the trolls and conspiracy theorists that push misinformation and undermine the outbreak response.”13
What they’re now saying is that this has got to become a legal framework, that, in the event of another pandemic, there has to be control. What this kind of control leads to is a society where certain topics can’t be openly talked about or debated. It’s a control system, and if the pandemic treaty goes through, then the World Health Organization can potentially overrule your government on what happens in your country.
I have mentioned before in other discussions how institutions are using the world’s problems to bring in control systems like the 15-minute cities, control of the media, and also control through Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), which means removing cash from circulation.
Speaking of digital currencies, Agustin Carstens, General Manager of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Geneva, Switzerland, which governs and oversees all central banks, has frequently discussed the efforts to introduce digital currencies into all central banks. With digital currency, it’s a given that people and their spending activities can and will be tracked. [Note: Most developed countries have a central bank. In the U.S., it is the Federal Reserve System. The Bank of England is the central bank for the U.K.]
Not only will there be this new power to track, but there will also be the power to enforce all the rules and laws that go along with this major change in the economic system. A 2021 BBC article states:
The Bank of England and the Treasury have announced they are setting up a taskforce to explore the possibility of a central bank digital currency. The aim is to look at the risks and opportunities involved in creating a new kind of digital money. Issued by the Bank for use by households and businesses, it would exist alongside cash and bank deposits, rather than replacing them. No decision has been taken on whether to have such a currency in the UK. However, the government and the Bank want to “engage widely with stakeholders” on the benefits and practicalities of doing so.14
According to an August 2022 article on the World Economic Forum website:
More than 100 countries, including 19 G20 nations, are now exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).15
We are being told that such changes are only for the betterment of humanity. But if you follow it through, what’s behind the plan? It seems that, in the end, there is definitely an intent to drastically change the way things are, so that at some point, we will only have Central Bank Digital Currencies to buy and sell with—the ultimate goal being a cashless society in which traditional bank accounts will be a thing of the past, and everyone will be put on the CBDC database (controlled by the government). In the worst-case scenario, the government could seize assets and control the ability to buy and sell.
You’ve got something like this already happening in China. Those in control are able to program the digital money (currency) so that it can only be spent in some places. If they decide you’re going against the program, they can cut you out of the system altogether. If they do that, you can’t buy or sell. One human rights organization describes what this looks like:
China’s domestic police agencies collect an extraordinary amount of data about people in order to monitor their activities and identify troublemakers. The state’s surveillance is particularly suffocating in Xinjiang, where the authorities use mobile apps, biometric collection, artificial intelligence, and big data, among other means, to control 13 million Turkic Muslims.
The mass surveillance programs in Xinjiang are China’s most visible and intrusive, but they are just one end of a spectrum. Chinese authorities use technology to control the population all over the country in subtler but still powerful ways. The central bank is adopting digital currency, which will allow Beijing to surveil—and control—people’s financial transactions. China is building so-called safe cities, which integrate data from intrusive surveillance systems to predict and prevent everything from fires to natural disasters and political dissent. The government believes that these intrusions, together with administrative actions, such as denying blacklisted people access to services, will nudge people toward “positive behaviors,” including greater compliance with government policies and healthy habits such as exercising.16
What does it say in Revelations 13? There will be a time when there will be a mandatory mark of the Beast. If someone doesn’t get the mark of the Beast, he or she won’t be able to buy or sell. And receiving the mark of the Beast will be coupled with giving allegiance to the Antichrist. Revelation 14 utterly condemns those who take the mark of the Beast because in essence, those who do so will be worshipping the Antichrist.
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Revelation 14:10-11)
Considering the things we have discussed in this article, we can see how the Antichrist could gain control of the world. He will come to sort out the mess the world is in and use this mechanism (the mark) to control people’s ability to buy and sell. This is not far-fetched to believe as it is already being set up and prepared for implementation.
If everybody is uploaded onto this system, we will relinquish any control over whether we can buy or sell, which means that those who don’t submit to that control can’t enter into society. This is the way it’s going, I believe. The signs are pretty clear.
I don’t want to depress you, but, unfortunately, these things are being set in motion. You can see it. You’ve got crisis on one side, everybody falling apart, the wars, the pollution, the destruction; and, on the other side, you’ve got these people who are working together to bring about a new world order, a global reset, a world government.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE SITUATION?
Don’t panic. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1) This is one thing that we can do. We can believe in God and believe in His Word, and we should not be troubled because God’s going to have the last word.
This Antichrist system of control is not going to last forever. In fact, in the scheme of things, it is going to be short lived. According to the Book of Revelation, the maximum time he is going to be in power is seven years. In other words, his “kingdom” is not going to be a long-term solution for man. It will be the Kingdom that Jesus Christ sets up that is going to be long term—actually it will be eternal, and as the apostle Paul explained:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:12-14)
What we must do is to choose whom we want to serve. In the Book of Joshua, there’s a verse where it says:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
And God is saying to the people of the world: “Whom do you want to serve?” Do you want to serve the world leaders I’ve been talking about? Or do you want to serve the Lord?
The people who choose to serve the Lord are going to be in a minority; but a minority with God is already a majority. Therefore, I want to be on the side of the Lord who has the answer and who is the Victor. Let not our hearts be troubled, and let us believe in God.
From the world’s point of view, the worst thing that can happen to someone is death. But for the Christian believer, when we die, we go to be with the Lord forever. In the Book of John, we read the words of Jesus:
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:2-3)
Jesus says, I’m going to come again, I’m going to come again to take you people who believe in me, and you’re going to have a wonderful future.
Unfortunately, those who reject Jesus will have a terrible future. That’s why it’s important now that we get the Word of God out and tell people to believe in the Lord.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:4-6)
There’s one way to go—through Jesus Christ / Yeshua Ha Mashiach, the only Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), the Messiah. He is the Way to go; and He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). He is the One who can bring us to God and give us a glorious future.
So, don’t be troubled, don’t give up, don’t despair. Trust in the Lord. Whatever happens in this world is temporary and passing. World leaders may think they’ve got a lasting solution to the problems of the world, and they may think they are in control; but not only is it not a lasting solution at all, but they are also not in control. Jesus is the only One who has a true and good solution and a true and eternal government and Kingdom. If you believe in Jesus and have placed your trust in Him, you are going to be part of His plan. You’ve got a fantastic future; and nothing can separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39).
If you have not made that decision, please make it now. And for those who have, let us encourage our friends, our families, and all the people around us to make this decision.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
AI—The Offering of Perfectibility
By Carl Teichrib from his book Game of Gods
A vast array of technologies and theoretical applications act like the carrot before the horse: Virtual and augmented reality, brain-computer interfacing and the anticipation of uploading one’s mind into an artificial carrier, ubiquitous connection to the global network, cybernetics and chip implants, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and self-replicating machines, nanotechnology, genetic manipulation, chemical switches for mood control and sharpened awareness, and cryonics for those who can afford to invest in a projected reawakening.
Using these technologies and predicting their impact on individuals and civilization, the offering of perfectibility—of forging an optimal species with near infinite capacity through the works of our hands – becomes more than just a tantalizing dream. It becomes a faith.
The other option is to remain as we are, reside in our limitations, struggle for a few decades and die. This is unacceptable.
Thus, science becomes salvific with hope placed in the speculations of what technology may bring.
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- World Government Summit, 2023 speech by Klaus Schwab, “The State of the World” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDybeNbFJXE&t=8s), 9:45 minute mark.
- Andreas Wailzer, “Klaus Schwab Says Whoever Controls AI, Metaverse ‘Will be the Master of the World’” (Lifesite News, February 15, 2023, https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/klaus-schwab-says-whoever-controls-ai-metaverse-will-be-the-master-of-the-world); “Schwab gave a talk titled ‘The State of the World’ at the annual World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai on February 13,  which was held under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments.’”
- World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2023.
- Anna Bruce-Lockhart, “Experts Explain: How Will the Metaverse Change Our Lives?” (World Economic Forum, February 8, 2023, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/02/metaverse-jeremy-bailenson-experts-explain).
- Oliver Wright, Steven Swinford, “Give Digital IDs to All, Urge Tony Blair and William Hague” (The Times (UK), February 22, 2023, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digital-id-passport-uk-tech-william-hague-tony-blair-3bsrwswmz).
- Brian McGleenon, “UK Official ‘Super App’ for Citizen Economic Data Rollout Inevitable, Says Top Banker” (Yahoo Finance, UK, February 7, 2023, https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-official-super-app-citizen-economic-data-rollout-inevitable-122119749.html).
- “Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Accord” (June 28, 2023, Q&A, https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/pandemic-prevention–preparedness-and-response-accord).
- Emma Farge, “WHO Pandemic Treaty: what is it and how will it save lives in the future?” (WEF website, May 26, 2023, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/05/who-pandemic-treaty-what-how-work).
- “Immunizing the Public Against Misinformation” (WHO, August 25, 2020, https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/immunizing-the-public-against-misinformation).
- “Bank of England to Consider Digital Money Plan” (BBC, April 19, 2021, https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56799726).
- Victoria Masterson, “What Are Central Bank Digital Currencies?” (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/08/what-are-central-bank-digital-currencies).
- Maya Wang, “China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global” (Human Rights Watch, April 8, 2021, https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/04/08/chinas-techno-authoritarianism-has-gone-global).
*Banner #1 from the World Economic Forum website. Banner #2 from https://efinancemanagement.com/financial-management/black-swan-event.
**Banner #3 from: https://debatepolitics.com/threads/generation-like.186610.
***Banner #4 from the World Economic Forum website.
****Banner #5 from UK Parliament House of Commons Library: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9550.
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