From Genesis to
Revelation God has placed verses of Scripture in the Bible that can be
assembled like pieces of a puzzle to reveal the future.
One verse of Scripture
or one piece of the puzzle may not reveal much, but when many of the verses
or many of the pieces are assembled in the proper way they come together to
reveal a picture that is easy to understand.
well-known verse of Scripture says, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a
son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6).
The government wasn’t
upon the shoulders of Jesus when He came the first time, but it will be upon
the shoulders of Jesus when He comes back as King of kings, and Lord of
lords (Rev. 19:16).
Satan knows this. He is
God’s arch enemy and he wants to rule the government that God has set aside
He was behind Nimrod’s
(a name that means “let us revolt”) effort to establish a world government
at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9). But God always knows what Satan is up
to and He thwarted Satan’s plan by scattering Nimrod and his followers all
over the then known world.
Satan continued his
quest to take the place of Jesus as the head of a world government in Egypt
(#1), then Assyria (#2) and then Babylon (#3).
In Babylon (#3), Satan’s
puppet Nebuchadnezzar was having dreams about the future that disturbed him.
One of his dreams was particularly disturbing and he tried to get answers
from his sorcerers and others, but he wound up having to rely upon Daniel
for its meaning.
Following prayer and a
revelation from God, we get another piece of the puzzle. Babylon (#3) would
be replaced by another kingdom (Medes and Persians #4), then another kingdom
(Greece (#5), then another kingdom (Rome #6), and then another kingdom
(Revived Rome plus others, #7, Dan. 2:39-40; Rev. 17:10).
And in the days of
kingdom #7 (Revived Rome plus others) a Rock (Jesus) will destroy Satan’s
world kingdoms and the last world government will be placed upon the
shoulders of Jesus (#8, Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45).
The next piece of the
puzzle comes from the book of Revelation where it talks about the
Tribulation Period and the seven bowl judgments.
Bowls are containers
that can be used to hold beans, chili, potatoes or whatever. They can also
be used to hold the wrath of God.
Sin that is not covered
by the blood of Jesus stirs the wrath of God. He could pour His wrath out
upon people each time they sin, but He loves people, and He is merciful and
So His wrath is delayed
and allowed to accumulate in bowls. He could have poured it out when the
first bowl got full, or the second bowl, or the third bowl, etc., but He
Anyway, there is a line
and when all seven bowls get filled with God’s wrath He will instruct seven
angels to dump His wrath upon the earth.
Bowl will be against those that take the mark of the beast (Rev. 16:1-2).
Bowl will be against the sea creatures that survived previous judgments.
Bowl will be against those who harmed God’s people and the prophets
Bowl will be against those who blasphemed God and refused to repent.
Bowl will be against the throne and kingdom of the Antichrist (Rev. 16:10).
Bowl will be against the armies of the Antichrist.
Bowl will be against the religious and commercial centers of the Antichrist
Following 7 world
governments, 7 angels will dump 7 bowls of God’s wrath upon the earth and 7
years of Tribulation period will come to an end.
The Antichrist will be
destroyed and the government of the world will be placed upon the shoulders
of Jesus. Many writers think this will be at the beginning of the 7th
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