THE UNITED STATES-2 – I want to thank those of you who asked about when this second part would be published. I have to admit, the BLOG is a new vehicle for me, and I guess the motion of these wheels is expected to move much faster than I am accustomed to. Anyway, here’s the second part.
In my last post Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and Islam were identified as the empires that would rise up out of the divided Roman Empire to establish the political and economic structure necessary to sanction the rise of the Antichrist. To accomplish this goal, politics, economics, the media, technology, and the military all had to develop to direct the course of the entire world to a realignment of all nations into ten global regions and a global cashless society. This development made exponential strides in our present age.
We could literally wake-up one morning to find that the world we knew the night before had drastically changed.
Revelation 13:1-4 gives this description of the seven earthly empires revealed in Daniel 2 and 7:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
First, notice that this beast has seven heads. Theologians agree that throughout Scripture heads refer to nations. The big question is who these nations are. They would be the seven already identified in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 as Babylon, Medes-Persia, Greece, Roman, Great Britain/United States, Russia, and Islam.
These empires take in the entire world, with the exception of China and the Far East. From what I see at this point, it doesn’t look as if China is part of this system. Revelation 16:12 gives credence to this when it talks about the kings of the East who will come against the Antichrist’s kingdom
THE GLOBAL BODY REVEALED
The second thing to notice is that the nations of the world are united as one beast/empire.
The seven heads represent the national independence of the nations, while at the same time they are connected to the global, new world order body. The purpose of the nations is to “blasphemy” God, His creation, and all who follow Him (Rev. 13:1).
Now notice that the main, biggest part of this composite beast is pictured as a leopard (the body); its feet are those of a bear; and its mouth is that of a lion.
This is the same picture given to us in Daniel 7. Daniel 7 revealed these empires rise up prior to the coming cashless and global new order of the nations. Here in Revelation 13 we are given the role these empires have as part of this new world order composite beast.
As the body of a leopard, this new world order is revealed to be Islamic. To Islam is connected the rest of the word West of the Euphrates—including Great Britain, the United States, and Russia.
As the mouth, the lion (Great Britain/United States) give the agenda, direction, and leadership to the rest of the world to establish the new world order of Islam.
It is Russia, as the feet, that encroaches upon and moves throughout the Middle East to make treaties with and to align the West with Islam. Russia also is in the position of forming great ties with the West. As I write in my books, Russia’s role also is to transition world power back to the Middle East.
As major players in establishing the Antichrist’s rise, Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and Islam will continue to stay in the news. Right now their working together may not be clearly seen, it will be seen more and more throughout 2018, whether in the name of peace, treaty’s, or out and out animosity; their movements will establish the structure necessary for the Antichrist to arrive.
Revelation 13:2 is clear that this composite Islamic beast with Great Britain, the United States, and Russia, receives its position in the world and power to act directly from the dragon (Devil).
Because of the role that the United States has as the mouth of this composite beast is the reason I made the statement:
“In my books I show how Scripture brings out that the United States, with Great Britain, is the voice of the Devil on earth to give leadership and direction to the rest of the world in setting the stage for the Antichrist’s arrival. “
DEADLY WOUND HEALED
While we are talking about Revelation 13, notice what Revelation 13:3 reveals:
”And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”
Many have mused, discussed, and argued over this verse; however, I don’t think it’s a real mystery.
First of all, we are told that the head with a deadly wound was one of the seven already revealed to us, that certainly narrows it down.
Second, we are told that it’s deadly wound was healed. That means all we have to do is to look at it after it is healed, and that certainly makes identifying it a piece of cake, since the picture of this healed beast is this composite beast that we are looking at…this composite beast is Islamic (the leopard/body).
Islam has its roots in the Babylonian empire. The last major uprising, of what might be called the Babylonian Empire, was the Ottoman Empire, which collapsed in 1922 giving to it yet another deadly blow.
In our present age the Babylonian empire is striving to rise again, developing through the Islamic State (IS), and aggressively moving toward establishing the Islamic Caliphate from which its Messiah, our Antichrist, will rise up. It looks as if it will now accomplish its goal of ruling the world through the realignment of all nations into ten economic/political regions known as the new world order.
There have been suggestions that the Roman Empire would be revived. However, when we follow the prophetic timeline outlined in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7, it does not bring us to this conclusion. The West will be instrumental in establishing the Antichrist’s new world order as we saw above, but will assimilate into the Islamic global order instead of being the global empire.
Also, when the Roman Empire fell from its glory, it never ceased to exist. Neither did it discontinue being a major player on the world scene. It continued in power through nation states and then as a major global player through Great Britain, the United States, Europe, and Russia.
OUR PRESENT AGE
In our present age, the empires necessary to give leadership, to mobilize, and to connect the world together under one global body are now in power on the world stage in the form of Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and Islam.
Their purpose is to set in place the global political, economic, and cultural stage that permits the Antichrist to arrive.
Now that the final generation is upon us, our main concern is to instruct those who will listen on what is happening in our world, on why things are happening as they are, and where current events are leading us (Dan. 11:33; Rev. 10:9-11).
The world is looking for answers.
You have the answers.
Tell the world.
This ends this sixth post. Now let me consider what direction to go for my next post.
Until next time, the time is near…be prepared.