posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 10:21 PM
Too much still has to happen...
I believe there are a number of pre-requisites (political events) that need to be ‘put’ in place…and ‘in’ place BEFORE said-event occurs…
see below please.
1) The development of another strong Roman empire…
Daniel’s ‘fourth’ beast follows the Grecian empire and described as “terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it
crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left.” (Dan. 7). He was told: “The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that
will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten
horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom” (Dan. 7:23-24). I see the first three as already have happened. Look to see that side of the
world eventually forming a ten-nation kingdom as the ‘fourth’ beast. This has not happened yet…and there will be clear evidence for this when it
2) The arrival of anti-Christ…
After the development of these ten kingdoms, Daniel refers to an eleventh horn, an individual who will conquer them all. (Daniel 7, verse 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 man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.” Daniel was confused and asked for further explanation in
Daniel 7:24, which says, “After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.” In chapter 7, verse
23, concedes he will conquer the world, and it stands to reason he will gain control of all these ten kingdoms first….before he rises to become the
I believe more is discussed on him in Revelation 13…speaking of ten horns and ten crowns. John reveals, “The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but
had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion.” So combining Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 we may be conclude the Word speaks of a the
revival of the Roman Empire that ‘was’ in existence when Christ was on earth, back in the day. For those interested more detail of this can be
found in Revelation 13, verses 5 through 7.
Scripture says he will open his mouth to blaspheme God. He will have power to make war against the Christians and to conquer them. And he was given
authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation admits he will head the world government for forty-two months. In that period
there will be a time of unprecedented trouble, detailed in Daniel 12:1, “There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the
beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.”
JC spoke of these times, “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled
again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened” (Matt. 24:21-22). And
when you can see Matt. 24:29-30 where JC explains that His second coming will bring this time of trouble to a speedy end. It says, “Immediately
after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly
bodies will be shaken.’ At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see
the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.”
3) A political-agreement with Israel…
490 years are detailed in Dan. 9:24-27, and are divided into three periods. I believe the LAST 7 years of God’s direct involvement with Israel lead
up to his return….and this time is divided into two periods, the first being the three-and-a-half years during which the covenant is observed and
the second being the three-and-a-half years when the covenant is broken, resulting in the end of Jewish sacrifices in the temple. The Jews will make
this seven-year covenant with the ruler over the ten kingdoms who later becomes the world dictator. See (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 7) for more
Remember in (1 John 2:18) the apostle John declared that ‘the’ Antichrist is coming, but that there are many antichrists: “Dear children, this
is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.” He continues and says, “Who is the
liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). John
further describes an antichrist as one who denies that Christ came in the flesh as God in 1 John 4:3, “but every spirit that does not acknowledge
Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” See also 2 John
7. The future world ruler who governs ten nations and later becomes dictator over the whole world is the Antichrist because he is against Christ and
is a substitute for Christ, as the prefix “anti” means.
4) A severe Russian conflict…
See Ezekiel 38-39 , it reviews a strange war in which a great nation to the north of Israel, I believe a reference to Russia (Ezek. 36:15; 38:6, 15;
39:2), will be joined by a number of other nations in a sneak attack upon Israel at a time when Israel is at peace (Ezek. 38:11). I believe this
Soviet invasion will come during the first three-and-a-half years leading up JC’s return. To me this makes sense as it relates to the time of peace
described in Ezekiel 38 (see 1 Thess. 5:3 for more). This war turns out to be a disaster for Russia and her other allies (Ezek. 39:3-6, 11-20) as they
will be annihilated.
The Israeli victory will change the world situation, which apparently then will be much like it is now, with Russia and her allies opposed to the rest
of the world. With Russia neutralized as a power, it will then be possible for the ruler of the ten kingdoms to declare himself a world dictator, and
supposedly, no one will oppose him, and the empire will be born overnight. Wonder where the US is then? See Rev. 13:4 which explains no one will be
strong enough to deny the ruler of the ten kingdoms.
This anti-christ, the Middle East ruler, will break his agreement with Israel and become her enemy instead of her protector, and the final 3.5 yrs of
his rule over all nations where he will claim to be God detailed in Rev. 13:8. Daniel 11:37, explains he “will show no regard for the gods of his
fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.” According to Daniel 11:38, he will
worship only the power to make war and gain victory, and he will be engaged in warfare toward the end of that last three-and-a-half years.
5) The battle of ‘Armageddon’
John details in Revelation 6, a scroll with seven seals affixed to the side. As the scroll is unrolled, each seal is broken, signaling great
catastrophies on the earth. Seal one refers to the world empire that is brought out at the beginning of the three-and-a-half years. This is indicated
by the bow without an arrow (Rev. 6:2), the formation of the world empire without a fight.
Seals two and three refer to warfare and starvation…the fourth seal reveals that one-fourth of the earth’s population will be destroyed, certainly
a time of the wrath of God. The fifth seal recognizes that the world ruler will put to death those who do not recognize him as deity, and they are
seen in heaven waiting for the time when the world ruler will be judged. In this period, according to the sixth seal, great disturbances will take
place in the earth, with the sun darkened, the moon turning blood red, and stars of heaven falling to earth. There will also be a great earthquake,
with every mountain and island removed from its place…see Rev. 6:12-14.
The seventh seal will come a second series of sevens called trumpets. As each trumpet is sounded, it signals another judgment on earth, extending to
one-third of the earth’s area (Rev. 9:7-12), and one-third of the earth’s population will be crushed Rev. 9:15….great disturbances, too, in
nature, and eventually war.
Sadly, in the Great Tribulation the final form of anti-God practices will consist of the worship of the world ruler and a denial of the true God. When
Christ returns, He will judge the earth, rescue those still living in the earth who are saved and bring them into the millennial kingdom, and bring
judgment of physical death on all the others…detailed in Matt. 24:30-31; 25:31-45…
Other events at that time include…A return of Jews to Israel (Deuteronomy 30:3; Isaiah 43:6; Ezekiel 34:11-13; 36:24; 37:1-14). The Temple will be
rebuilt in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 11:1).The Antichrist will break his covenant with Israel, and
worldwide persecution of Israel will result (Daniel 9:27; 12:1, 11; Zechariah 11:16; Matthew 24:15, 21; Revelation 12:13). Israel will be invaded
(Ezekiel chapters 38-39). Israel will eventually recognize the Lord Jesus as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10). Israel will be regenerated, restored,
and regathered (Jeremiah 33:8; Ezekiel 11:17; Romans 11:26).
Sooooooooooo……??????? Believer and skeptic alike, in what ways is the stage being set??????
1) What are signs you see of the development of another strong Roman empire?
2) What are signs you see of the arrival of anti-Christ?
3) What are signs you see of the battle of ‘Armageddon’?
4) What are signs you see of a political-agreement with Israel?
5) What are signs you see of the battle of ‘Armageddon’?
Any insight to the above 5 questions would be most appreciated…is it starting??