The Coming World Super-Government
Plain Truth Magazine
July 1935
Volume: Vol II, No.2
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The Coming World Super-Government

Out of the present world chaos — with all important nations, save only four, having already suffered overthrow in revolution — out of this collapse of nations and institutions, will soon emerge ...a new WORLD SUPER-GOVERNMENT!!! It is the only way out! And Bible prophecies say IT WILL COME! Who will manage to obtain the power of SUPREME WORLD RULER? Caesar, Napolean, the Kaiser, all strove to capture it. Stalin, Mussolini, and others now lust for world power. Will one of them succeed in gaining it? Here is the plain Truth — in advance — from the Bible prophecies.

ONE of the most remarkable prophecies in the Bible is the following:
   "And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the Times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth." (Luke 21:24-26).

These Conditions are HERE!

   A literary genius could scarcely pen a more vivid picture of the GENERAL condition of the world today
   A tremendous political and economic earthquake has rumbled thru forty nations — the aftermath of the world war.
   Every major nation, save only the United States, Great Britain, France, and Japan, has toppled in revolution — and most of the smaller nations besides.
   We have come into a condition where millions are in hunger and want — a fourth of the workers out of jobs — in the midst of the greatest plenty the world ever had. Every financial structure in the world has collapsed

What Will be the OUTCOME?

   Just what is now taking place? It is the collapse of every institution of man, built without calling upon Almighty God, and in defiance to the principles of His laws! It is the END of man's efforts to govern himself without God!
   The Bible as foretold every phase of these conditions, described in general in the above prophecy. And now notice what the outcome will be:
   "When ye see THESE THINGS come to pass KNOW ye that. the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand! (Luke 21:31).
   The outcome, then, will be the establishment of TH£ KINGDOM OF GOD! But what IS that Kingdom? Where will it be? Who shall rule it? Who will be its citizens?

The Gentile Image Dream

   The prophet Daniel gives us our answer. Daniel was a young Jewish prophet. He had been taken, among Jewish captives, to the court of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The king had a dream which none but Daniel, under revelation from God, was able to recall to his mind or to interpret. This prophetic dream is recorded in the second chapter of Daniel.
   The king had seen a great image. "This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thigh of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay." (Dan. 2:32-33).
   "Thou sawest," continues Daniel in the 34th verse, "till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet: that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, and no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

The interpretation

   "This is the dream," the prophet explained, "and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, 0 king, art a king of kings for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory… Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron; forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise." (Dan. 2:34-40).
   So this image pictured, prophetically, the four great world-ruling. Gentile Empires which, during the Times of the Gentiles, were to dominate the world.
   We need not puzzle over the interpretation. The interpretation is plainly explained. The head of gold represented Nebuchadnezzar's Chaldean empire, often called Babylon. The breast and arm, the succeeding world empire, called the Persian Empire, or Medo-Persia. The belly and thigh foretold Alexander's Grecian-Macedonian empire and its four divisions. And the fourth and last was the great Roman Empire, the toes representing the ten divisions growing out of that Empire successively since its fall in 476, A.D., and continuing on down to the very present time, culminating in the Italy of today.

A World Super-Government Appears

   This great prophecy shows there were to be four world-ruling Gentile powers. and ONLY four. We know from a corresponding prophecy in the 17th of Revelation, that out the present Italy is to emerge a re-incarnation of the once great and powerful Roman Empire, by an alliance of ten nations within its territory. This Mussolini is now bringing about in amazing fashion.
   And finally, in these very last days, STONE is to smite this Gentile image on its feet and toes — that part of the image which symbolizes the last, or tenth of the successive governments growing out of the Empire that fell in 476 A.D. What, or who, is this STONE? This stone is Jesus Christ, as King of kings, and head of the coming Kingdom of God. (Mat.21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17).
   In other words, the KINGDOM OF GOD, headed by Jesus Christ, will put an END to the political and economic rule of the Gentiles, smashing these European Gentile nations to pieces, and the Stone Kingdom will become a great nation and FILL THE WHOLE EARTH. (verse 35).
   And notice the interpretation in the 44th verse: "And in the days of these kings (those represented by the toes, the kings, of Europe TODAY, v.43), shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, (the Kingdom of God,) which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever."
   Notice, the Kingdom of God is to be set up on earth (verse 35). It will SUCCEED the Gentile governments of the world, so the Church is not the Kingdom.

The Coming World Dictator

   This kingdom, or government, is to spread until it fills the WHOLE EARTH (v.35) and it will rule the world, forever.
   Now who will be its King — the coming world ruler or Dictator?
   Let the Bible answer. Turn to Luke 1:26-27,31-33:
   "And... the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto... a virgin...and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great... and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."
   Notice these points; 1. Jesus was born to be a King,". He is to rule FOREVER. The Kingdom He shall rule is the one that shall have no end — the KINGDOM OF GOD.
   Jesus Himself claimed to be a king.
   "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world," He told Pilate. (John 18:37).
   And notice in Daniel 7:13.14, where "the Son of man (Jesus)came with the clouds of heaven (at His imminent Second Coming),...and there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." HE will be the world DICTATOR!

Soon to Appear!

   This wonderful Kingdom will soon replace these crumbling, decaying Gentile governments. And this is the most important and the most joyful news that could possibly be shouted to the peoples of the earth! All the present rotten corruption and graft in politics, dishonesty in business, all unrest, strife, confusion, fear of war — all the causes of unhappiness — will be banished forever!
   And the thought that gives all believers special joy is the promise that we shall SHARE with HIM all the glory, riches, and power of this soon-coming glorious kingdom!
   Notice verses 18 and 27 of this 7th chapter of Daniel: "But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever and ever... and the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven (not IN heaven) shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him."
   And notice the promise in Rev. 3:21: Jesus says, "To him that overcometh (not mere faith in historic facts about Jesus, but the active trust in Him that overcomes sin) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down, with my Father, in his throne."
   And again, notice II Tim. 2:12: "If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.
   Let us take one brief glimpse into the glories of this coming Kingdom: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for former things are passed away." (Rev. 21:4).

The Conditions of Citizenship

   But notice, now, the warning! There are CONDITIONS to citizenship in this wonderful Kingdom of immortals:
   "But the fearful, the unbelieving, the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers (spiritualists and fortune-tellers, etc.,), and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.... and there shall in no wise enter into it (the Kingdom of God) anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." (Rev. 21:8, 27).
   SIN is the root cause of all the unhappiness, pain, suffering, and sorrow of the kingdoms of his present world.
   The REASON there will be no sorrow, nor anguish, nor suffering, in the Kingdom of God is that THERE WILL BE NO SIN in this Kingdom. ONLY those who now wholly REPENT of all sin, and TURN FROM all sin, trusting in Jesus Christ to break the power of all evil habits, and to completely CLEANSE their lives of all sin, shall ever enter this soon-coming Kingdom! And so there shall be nothing there, throughout all eternity, but PEACE, HAPPINESS, and undescribable JOY!
   Do you want to be there? Praise God for the opportunity and privilege! But the TERMS, which alone could make this blessedness possible, are UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, all giving up of your own way, of your own thoughts, ideas and beliefs, even, and simple, child-like, implicit FAITH in Jesus Christ and His power to deliver from all sin, and to give eternal life!
   The message for the careless, the indifferent, whether church member or unconverted, is found in Luke 13:3, and in John 8:23, 24:
   Jesus is speaking: "I tell you, Nay; but, except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise PERISH!" "Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe NOT that I am he, ye shall die in your sins." REPENTANCE, and FAITH!!! There are the two conditions!

Don't Live in a FOOL'S Paradise!

   The time is at hand!
   Every sign in the world today fulfills the prophecies which tell us we have come to the VERY LAST DAYS of the present order of things! We are now warned to GET READY!
   So many do not want to believe this present civilization — the civilization we have idolized, and bragged about, with all its mechanical inventions, its amusements and luxuries — is DOOMED! But the present order is not good, but bad. And all the rotten corruption and dishonesty and sin in the political, the commercial and industrial, and the social life that has produced this present civilization is about to be overthrown and completely WIPED OUT!
   It makes no difference what we believe or want to believe! God has SPOKEN! Our reluctance to believe it cannot prevent it!
   The Gentile nations are at the END of their allotted time. The Gentile sun is fast setting! Those who love this world, with it pleasures, its customs, its ways — all that goes to make up this modern civilization — are living in defiance of God, and if YOU are one of them, you are living in a FOOL'S PARADISE!
   Jesus warned us that when we see THESE THINGS coming to pass — the things we now see — to LOOK UP — to SURRENDER and REPENT — to GET READY — to be SOBER — to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING — and NOT to be overcharged with the cares of this world, its pleasures and interests — for OUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH! The time is at hand. Most of us ARE NOT READY!
   TODAY the Lord may be found. TOMORROW will be too late!
   "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found; call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him: and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isa. 55:6,7).

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Plain Truth MagazineJuly 1935Vol II, No.2