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"And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people" (Daniel 2:44).

In this section, find out more about the governments of the world, their prophesied role in future events and the final government that will supersede them all.

  • by Gary Petty
Why does it seem like the all-powerful God is powerless in a world of hate, suffering and anxiety? You need to learn the amazing answer!
  • by Steve Myers

What can you do about the political and economic crisis in the Ukraine?

  • by Darris McNeely

Could a crisis in Asia spark a larger war dragging in China, Russia and...

  • by John Ross Schroeder
Is America still "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? For a long time the United States was the envy of the world—even its enemies paying it grudging respect. This divinely blessed nation used to be the standard by which all other countries were compared. What happened to cause the nation's disturbing fall from such soaring heights?
  • by Peter Eddington
Ancient Israel and Judah were blessed when their leaders followed God and cursed when they followed pagan rituals. As our country strays farther from God, should we be concerned of a similar fate?
  • by United Church of God
In Matthew 24:22, describing world conditions prior to His second coming, Jesus said that "if that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God's chosen it will be cut short" (Revised English Bible).
  • by United Church of God
In Daniel 2 and 7 we see prophecies about four great gentile empires that would arise in the period between the time of Daniel and the coming establishment of the Kingdom of God (Daniel 2:44). Daniel was himself living in the first of these great empires (Daniel 7:4) as a Jewish exile in ancient Babylon.
  • by United Church of God
"And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south" (Zechariah 14:1-4).
  • by United Church of God
There is only one true superpower in today's world: the United States. At present no other nation can globally project power, in any form, like America. Yet there are many challenges to America maintaining this lofty and important status. Will another power—another true superpower—emerge from the nations and replace the current world order?
  • by United Church of God
In Daniel 10 and 11, there is another prophecy that has end-time implications. It's important because it reveals the political climate and tensions in the Middle East preceding both the first and second appearances of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. In both instances, Jerusalem is at the center of the political conflicts of the time.
  • by United Church of God
How can we know that the last world superpower will be a modern-day incarnation of the Roman Empire? There are a few Bible indicators that point in that direction.