The Rapture and End Time Prophecies
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21: 36
Just why is there now so much opposition to the border wall on the U.S. southern border and such a move by so many towards moving this country to socialism? Well, the Bible tells us.
Beast with 7 Heads and 10 Horns in Revelation.
The Coming One World Government.(Open Borders).
THE GLOBAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESET.
The Bible reveals that there will be a global socialist One World government.
But it's not a good thing.
One of the prophecies you can read or hear in the news today is the constant talk about Globalization, the New World Order, about a one world socialist government with one man to be the head. The newest ways they refer to it is 'open borders', Global reset. Daniel and Revelation tell us that there will indeed be a one world government and a man the Bible calls the anti-Christ to be in charge. … We can now look back in history and see just how accurately the Bible foretold future events. So, let’s look back in history from the Bible to see what the symbols in Revelation are referring too. This will show us where we are heading. We will also look at the book of Daniel for you cannot understand the book of Revelation without knowing the book of Daniel. We'll first start in Revelation.
The Seven Kings in Revelation 17
Rev. 17:9-10 tells us the 7 heads are 7 mountains and 7 kings. "Mountains" in the Bible are symbolic of kingdoms or governments. (See Ps. 30:7, Jer. 51:24-25, Dan. 2:35, 44).
9"This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits(the false religious system). 10They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while.
John is seeing, recording, and commenting on the past and future. This passage is providing a landscape of biblical history of the past, the present of John’s time and to a future kingdom. The five that are fallen refer to the kingdoms of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medes/Persia, and Greece. The sixth empire that was reigning at the time when John wrote the book of Revelation was Rome. The city of Rome actually sits on 7 hills. This is another clue that the Roman Empire will be revived. Rome wasn’t conquered like all the previous kingdoms but fell from the wait of it’s on decay. Rome allowed the worship of many gods as long as you swore allegiance to Rome and to the emperor. Since Christians and Jews wouldn’t, they were persecuted, imprisoned and executed, the killing of the innocent, up until the emperor Constantine. Rome’s government was corrupt. If you worked in the government you were paid well, had everything you wanted. Rome had mounted up massive dept. Had a free health care system. Had a major immigration problem. Yes. Thus imposed massive taxes on the people causing massive inflation. And the people were immoral. Sin abound, especially sexual sin. All this sound familiar?
The other that has not yet come, the 7th king is the one the Bible calls the anti-Christ for he will be opposed to the Bible as the word of God, to Christianity and to Jesus.
The Beast with 7 Heads & 10 Horns
John also describes the beast with 7 heads and 10 horns. This descriptive picture symbolizes a panoramic view of kingdoms that have ruled throughout history, and to kingdom that is still yet future.
Revelation 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. Verse 9 tells us the dragon is Satan. This represents Satan's dominion over the 7 world empires: 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. .. We now know from history the kingdoms that have ruled the known world.
7. Future Revived Roman Empire. The 10 horns are placed on this Empire, based upon Daniel 2: 39-43, 7:7, 19-25. The 10 horns are 10 kings, which arise in the future (Dan. 7:24). This is the kingdom from which the Antichrist will arise. With verse 14 of Rev. chapter 17 we see the outcome.
Rev. 17: 14They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
What is the difference between the 7 kings (represented by 7 heads) and the 10 kings (represented by 10 horns)?
Rev. 17: 12"The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
Dan. 7: 7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
The 7 kings (Rev. 17 v.10) are successive kingdoms because they rule one after another over centuries of time. The 10 kings (Rev. 17 v.12) are contemporaneous kings who rule at the same time in history. Verse 12 of Rev. 17 tells us the 10 horns are 10 kings who "have not yet received a kingdom" at the time Revelation was written in 95 or 96 A.D. Because the 10 horns are on the 7th head, these 10 kings will come to power in the future Revived Roman Empire, the coming one world government.
Daniel’s description in chapter 7 verse 7 says this beast was different from all the others. We see in Daniel chapter 2 verse 35 & 45 this last beast will be a culmination of all the past empires. This last beast will control the whole world. The seventh that is to come will be the future kingdom of the antichrist, described here in Revelation as the Beast. This is the new one world, global socialist government. The new world order.
Daniel 2:44 also tells us "and in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed…" That means when Jesus returns to earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom, he will destroy the Antichrist and the kingdom he rules.
We see all this first mentioned in Daniel chapter 2.
The book of Daniel is a sixth-century B.C. document. Daniel received these visions and wrote them down while captive in Babylon, well before any of the events occurred. Some, hundreds of years before history records them happening. This shows you the accuracy of Bible Prophecy.
Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
31 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
36 “This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. 37 Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; 38 in your hands he has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds in the sky. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.
39 “After you, another kingdom will arise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. 40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. 41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.
44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.
In chapter 2 Daniel lists the chronological progression of these world empires, the 4 Kingdoms that have ruled the world from Daniels day (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome) and a future Revival of the Roman or European empire, the feet with 10 toes, then finally the kingdom of God. The vision begins with the kingdom of Babylon as the head of gold and the vision ends when Jesus, The Rock of Ages, the King of kings and Lord of lords, destroys the kingdom that will be ruling over the world at the time of Jesus’ Second Coming. (See Revelation 17:12, 13; 19:11-21.) This will be the revived Roman Empire that the anti-Christ will be ruling. The world will have been divided into 10 regions and the anti-Christ (Satan) will appoint 10 kings over these regions, the 10 toes of Daniel’s vision in ch. 2.
From the vision Daniel had in chapter 7, he is shown a Lion, Bear and a Leopard. In a vision we see Daniel had in chapter 8 of a Ram and a Goat, the angel Gabriel tells Daniel who the Lion, Bear and Leopard are. Dan. 8:20 The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21 The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. The first king was Alexander the great. He sums it up and makes it clear in chapter 10, 20 So he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come; … The Lion was Babylon, the Bear Medes and Persians, the Leopard Greece. We now know this to be true from history. And it was Rome that conquered Greece. We see the Arc Angel Gabriel revealed all this to Daniel 50 years before the Medes and Persians, and 400 years before Rome.
In the book of Revelation we first see the anti-Christ mentioned in Revelation chapter 6 with the first seal.
This is the beginning of the 7 years of the tribulation.
Rev. 6: 1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
With him riding on a white horse shows his deception, he is on a white horse like we see described with Jesus returning in chapter 19. In Matthew 24 we see Jesus started his Olivet discourse or Sermon on the Mount with “Watch out that no one deceives you". The anti-Christ will claim to be the Messiah; later once Satan has entered him he will claim to be God. He has a crown, which shows him to be as a king, and he goes out as a conqueror bent on conquest. Riding on a white horse was a symbol of a conqueror. And with Daniel ch. 9 v27 telling us that with the covenant peace agreement that the ruler, the anti-Christ gets signed for 7 years, the rider on the white horse is seen as the release of the anti-Christ. We see from Daniel ch. 9 v27 the 7-year count down of the tribulation will start with the signing of the covenant peace agreement between Israel and the so called Palestinian’s and other Islamic nations. This will be when the anti-Christ is revealed. This is the start of the 7 years of the tribulation.
In Revelation chapter 13 we see again the anti-Christ mentioned. At this point it is now satan in the man, the anti-Christ. Rev. 13: 5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. … We also see in chapter 17 satan in the anti-Christ described as an eighth king. ... 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. ... This comes from that there's been 6 ruling empires each with a ruler, king over them. The coming one world government will be the 7th ruling empire. The man, the anti-Christ will be the 7th ruling king. Then at the mid-point of the tribulation it will be Satan in the anti-Christ, the 8th king. This is the little horn mentioned in Daniel chapter 7. ... Dan. 7: 8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully. … In Revelation chapter 13 we see that the anti-Christ receives a fatal wound, is killed somehow, then appears to be healed, brought back to life. This is when satan enters into him. We also see with chapter 12 a war in heaven with the Arc Angel Michael and the angels of heaven fighting against satan and his falling angels in which satan and his fallen angels are cast down to the earth. Rev. 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. ... This will take place at the midpoint of the tribulation just before the abomination of desolation. Dan. 9, Mt. 24. Paul in 2 Thes. 2 tells us what takes place with the abomination of desolation. We see with Rev. 13 v3 what could not only be referring to Rome, but is referring to the man that is the anti-Christ. This is when satan enters into the man the anti-Christ. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. ... Remember, the man the anti-Christ is the 7th head, 7th king. Satan in the man, the anti-Christ is the 8th king.
Rev. 17: 12"The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Apparently these 10 kings only purpose is to sign their authority over to the anti-Christ.
Looking back on history this can be accurately interpreted. Babylon was conquered by the Medes (today's Kurds) and the Persians (Iran) at the end of the seventy year period set aside for Israel's captivity. From the statue in Daniel chapter 2, they are the chest and arms of silver. The Greek armies under Alexander the Great conquered Persia and are represented by the belly and thighs of bronze. The legs of iron are the Eastern and Western divisions of the Roman Empire that displaced the Greeks. The Roman Empire was never conquered, but collapsed from within from the weight of its own decay. Read Dan. Ch. 2 & 7. The 10 horns parallel with the 10 toes.
The Head of Gold, BABYLON 605 B.C.-538 B.C.
The Chest and Arms of Silver, MEDES and PERSIANS 538 B.C.-331 B.C
The Belly and Thighs of Bronze, 331 B.C.-146 B.C
The Legs of Iron, 146 B.C.-500 A. D
A Gap in Time of many centuries. This is the time we are now living in, the Church age.
The Feet partly of Iron and Partly of baked Clay, The 10 Toes,
The Rock, The Stone cut without hands, on earth with Jesus as King.
With the feet and 10 toes partly of iron and partly of baked clay we switched from what is now history to prophecy. This is obvious from the fact that none of what we are told with the feet and toes has happened any time in past history. This will be what is referred to as the Revived Roman Empire, which will emerge from the European Union. This last world empire will divide up the world into 10 regions. We see from the mixture of the iron and clay that this last empire will be a mixture that will not stay united; it will be a divided kingdom that will have a hard time staying in agreement. We can look at the world today and see how this would be so true.
As I mentioned above, with verse 35 & 45 “The iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time” it would appear that the last kingdom of the feet and 10 toes will have characteristics of all of the previous kingdoms. We can see that this is true of the nations of the world today.
The Club of Rome of the European Union already has plans mapped out for the world to be divided up into 10 regions. This is why you hear so much today about ‘open borders’ and socialism. Don’t lose sight that we are told that it has been satan behind all these past kingdoms, and he will be behind the future global government. Satan is behind all the ‘open boarders’ and socialism talk. It's satan that's behind this new Global economic reset.
The regions, countries are divided up as follows:
America, (United States and Canada) and Mexico.
Australia and New Zealand
Western Europe - Russia
North Africa and the Middle East
The remainder of Africa
These are the 10 toes of the statue from Daniel chapter 2 and the 10 horns from Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation chapters 12, 13 and 17. The one world government will most likely be established after the rapture during the first half of the tribulation, but it could be established before the tribulation, even before the rapture. It will just become worse after the rapture and even worse during the second half of the tribulation. To see where the tribulation comes from and it being 7 years give the lesson, 'The Tribulation being 7 years' a read.
The accuracy of the prophecies of Daniel are so clear and accurate people who do not believe in a personal God and His supernatural involvement in human affairs, that don’t believe that prophecy is possible or those that don’t believe that Bible prophecy is to be taken literally have a hard time with the idea that the book of Daniel is a sixth-century B.C. document. Today liberal scholars and unbelievers are claiming that it is so accurate, that the Book of Daniel was a forgery that someone who assumed the name of Daniel wrote this later after the fact and not during the 6th century B.C. All of these events were spelled out in such great detail and match so well with what occurred during the fourth, third, and second centuries B.C. that nonbelievers insist that these sections of the book had to be written during the second century B.C. But with the finding of many copies of Daniel with the Qumran scrolls or the Dead Sea scrolls, it has been proven that the book of Daniel was written well before history records these events. Also, the style of the Hebrew language in which most of it was written and the Aramaic of a few sections, points to sixth-century B.C. authorship.
Flavius Josephus a Jewish Historian writing in 75 a.d. tells us that when Alexander the Great was coming into Jerusalem to destroy it because of the Jews refusal to submit to him, the High Priest came out in all his Priestly garments to meet Alexander the Great. He showed him from the book of Daniel that it had been foretold that he would conquer the Persian kingdom and of the establishment of his Grecian empire. Alexander was so impressed that he went into the Temple, forgave the Jews of their rebellion and did not destroy the city.
Daniel is indeed a prophetic book that accurately predicted what is now past history. Since it foretold future events that have now been fulfilled, we can be assured that the events that are still future will also come true just as literally as those of the past. And with the events foretold in the book of Revelation not occurring anytime in past history, we can be assured they will be fulfilled just as literally as the prophecies of Daniel. Well, that's exactly what we see occurring in the world today.
Now just try and tell me the Bible isn’t the Word of God.
You should learn all you can concerning what the Bible says is coming upon the world so you can share it with your unsaved friends and family. So you can warn them. So they won’t find themselves here during the time of the Tribulation. For our time is short. More importantly they won’t find themselves standing before God the Father as their judge, but will stand before Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Maranatha, Our Lord Comes.