Daniel saw that the one-world beasts “had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time (7:12).
This week, the Pope said, “It is important for young people to know how populism is born; I think of Hitler in the last century, who had promised development for Germany. They should know how populisms begin: by sowing hate. You can’t live sowing hate.”
America, by voting for Trump, became a populist nation. Hungary, Italy and Poland are populist nations. The attack on populism is simply a push for globalism. Soon he will be spreading a one-religion message.
He went on to say, “Study your history; this is the way the Führer started, with racial purity. We are now in full World War III fought piecemeal, and even religion is deformed to be able to hate better. Making hatred grow, creating violence and division represents a path to destruction and suicide.”
The Pope’s strong, almost angry words show the real hatred beneath the smile. If you disagree with one of them, you are compared to Hitler.
In Europe, it is no better for the newly elected populist governments. This morning, President Emmanuel Macron of France threatened the Czech Republic, where Populist and globalism skeptic Andrej Babis was elected. Under a veiled threat, he said, “No state can afford to hinder those who want to move further and faster.” This, over Hungary’s skepticism over a common budget. A common budget is a universal tax of the member states. This money is supposedly put away for a “rainy day” which they can rely on in time of crisis.
Pierre Moscovici, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, said this tax is “a budget for the future, a budget for the Eurozone, a budget for Europe.”
When asked how this would work, Angela Merkle said it would involve “regular transfers made by individual countries or a tax on financial transactions.”
In other words, it’s a universal tax in which you’re stuck. Regular and AUTOMATIC transfers of money would ensure the money is collected. This is something Obama would have happily wanted to join. President Trump, not so much.
In a study released a few weeks ago, Pew Research found that, among European nations, nationalist country Poland has the most favorable view of the United States under President Trump, followed by Hungary and Italy. Globalist Germany and France have the most negative views of America. This falls into one of Daniel’s visions. I delved into these alliances and the history in part one under this title.
On March 31, 1492, a decree was issued by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain in which Jews had to convert to Catholicism or be expelled. They had four months to decide. On April 26, a solar eclipse was visible along the tip of South America, like God was pointing both Christians and Jews in the direction of America. April 26 is near the date of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt, when the Jewish people slowly made it to their promised land of Israel, to safety. The Jewish people were expelled from Spain, but God opened a new land to them that would become a place of refuge and safety. On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail to America. Today, there are more Jews in America than in Israel.
After Spain expelled the Jewish population, the country never recovered financially. They expelled hundreds of thousands of citizens who contributed to society in things like taxes. They were willing to destroy their own citizens over hatred of Jews. As they declined, America was forming as the great eagle, plucked from Britain, the lion. God said, “I will bless those that bless Israel, and curse those that curse Israel.”
On August 21, 2017, the United States experienced a solar eclipse that was only visible in the US. The only other recorded solar eclipse visible to North America alone was November 30, 1776, two days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
After the eclipse in 1776, the US became the greatest superpower the world has ever known. After the eclipse of 2017, the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem in a huge show of solidarity, which has in turn blessed us financially. Now, other nations are thinking of moving their embassies to Jerusalem. The great eagle was created by God-fearing men, that in time became the place of refuge that Israel has been able to turn to. The Bible tells us the eagle will nourish Israel for a period of time. With our veto power and firm support, Israel has grown into a superpower. Economically and militarily.
Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.”
These great beasts are those that form the world government. The four winds are the power of God in the world, from one end to the other.
“The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.”
This, in my opinion, represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The United States broke away from the lion and stood on its own. The United States became a sovereign nation, a nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian values. The eagle’s wings are prominent in Daniel 7 but are missing in Revelation 13. Revelation 13 is describing the end-time one-world government, and the US is not part of this one-world government.
The United States is ruled from the heart of men, by the people and for the people. God was an important part of this country. God’s blessing on this country has allowed us to be the greatest Empire the world has ever known.
Revelation 12:13-14 “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”
The United States is one of five countries that hold veto power. Since 1972, the United States has used veto power 41 times at the UN to protect Israel. The United States has become a place of refuge for Israel and the Jewish people. Nikki Haley has become a force to be reckoned with in her defense of Israel. Even as Jews continue to return to Israel, there are still more Jewish people in United States than even in Israel.
Dan 7:5 “And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.”
The nation that is symbolized by a bear is Russia. Through Communism they have indeed “devoured much flesh.” With Russia we saw the birth of Communism where almost 100 million people have been killed.
Daniel saw that the one-world beasts “had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time” (7:12).
The dominion of these end-time countries has greatly diminished, but they are still relevant enough to help decide world matters.
The Temple Mount is the main focal point for Muslims and Jews, and it is especially the focal point in the last days. The Vatican is also eyeing Jerusalem; they just do it a little quieter. Muslims and Jews have been at odds in the Middle East since Muhammad established Islam 1,300 years ago. Islam’s Dome of the Rock sits where it’s traditionally believed Solomon’s temple stood. Jews are not allowed to pray on the Temple Mount itself, which is why they pray at the Western Wall.
Jews yearn to worship on The Temple Mount itself. Israel has ALLOWED Jordan to control the Temple Mount since the 1967 war, and they have not allowed Jewish worship. The Jordanian/Israeli relationship has been growing more strained in recent years.
In 1994, Jordan entered into a 25-year peace treaty with Israel, which resulted in Jews living on and farming land on the Jordanian side. The Jordanian government said this week they will not be renewing the treaty. Could this be opening up the possibility of a new treaty between Israel and Jordan that includes the Palestinians?
The Arabians and Ishmaelites are mentioned many times throughout the Bible, and it clearly identifies Ishmael as Arabian in Ezekiel 27:21, “Arabia and all the princes of Kedar.”
Kedar was the second son of Ishmael. In Isaiah 21:13, Kedar is associated with Arabia again. “The oracle about Arabia. In the thickets of Arabia you must spend the night, O caravans of Dedanites [Saudi Arabia as well]… all the splendor of Kedar will terminate” (Isaiah 21:13, 16).
In Jeremiah 49:28, Arabia is called the Kings of the East. “Arise, go up to Kedar And devastate the men of the east.”
From Arabia, the false religion of Islam grew and spread. Ishmael was not a Muslim, but his descendants became Muslims through the false prophet Muhammad. Ishmael was Arab. His descendants have not been able to live in peace, even among their own brothers. Ishmael, though he doesn’t know it, is considered the father of Islam, even though Islam was created thousands of years after Israel was created.
“He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
In November 2014, Erdogan announced the formation of a new Islamic Union and called Saudi Arabia the enemy. Turkey doesn’t like Saudi Arabia much better than Iran does. Saudi Arabia, the US, and Israel all have a mutual enemy – Iran. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel were vehemently opposed to the Obama/Iran nuclear deal. Turkey and Saudi Arabia’s relationship began thawing a couple of years ago. Turkey supports the Muslim Brotherhood while Saudi Arabia does not.
In early 2018, MBS (Mohammed Bin Salman) accused Turkey of supporting Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. He also said the country was working towards building a new Ottoman Empire with Erdogan as the Caliph. Turkey currently holds the presidency of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a coalition of 57 Muslim states. In previous articles, I’ve explained what the OIC is really about.
The Vatican has enormous influence internationally, but it lacks the military of days past. This will be offset by an alliance with Turkey, which has the largest military in the Middle East. The two beasts.
Erdogan seized the opportunity to build relations with Qatar after Saudi Arabia cut ties. Ezekiel 38 tells us Iran and Turkey will build an alliance. They won’t just align against Israel and the US, but Saudi Arabia too. The Proxy wars happening between Saudi Arabia and Iran are going to end in direct conflict. The Bible tells us that Elam (Iran) will destroy Saudi Arabia. This is an event that has not taken place yet. When the invasion of Israel begins, Saudi Arabia (Ishmael) does not go against her cousin, Israel (Jacob). But Israel’s brother, Esau, will go against them.
The Bible says of Saudi Arabia, “Its streams shall be turned into pitch (tar, oil) and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever” (Isaiah 34:9-10).
Pitch is oil. Saudi Arabia has plenty of it too.
Saudi Arabia can’t be trusted, but they are a strategic ally to both the US and Israel right now. They are a necessary evil. The Democratic Party is already calling for regime change. The Bush and Obama administrations both lit the entire Middle East on fire with their regime changes.
Iran and Saudi Arabia may be enemies, but they both hold strict Islamic views, and both countries have banned Christianity. The countries that form against Israel in Psalm 83 and the Ezekiel war are also listed as the worst countries for Christians.
If you bring a Bible to Saudi Arabia, you can be punished by death, usually by beheading. Choosing to follow Christ results in harassment and usually death. Christians are severely persecuted, but Christianity continues to grow. There are about two million Christians inside Saudi Arabia. They attend underground churches and keep their Bibles hidden.
The vast majority of Christians cannot buy or sell in Muslim countries across the world, just as Jesus warned us.
The entire basis for Christianity is denied by Muslims, across the board. You don’t have to be a “radical” to believe this. But God’s word tells us, “If you do not have the Father, you do not have the Son.”
With all of its major faults, Saudi Arabia is one major Middle East country that doesn’t incessantly harass Israel over Jerusalem and the Palestinians, though they do support a “peaceful” two-state solution. They eagerly await President Trump’s peace plan to unveil, and feel it will be “the deal of a century.”
Obama may have bowed to the Saudi King, but he later earned scorn by the Saudi government. This has led to the warming relationship between the two nations, which makes Saudi Arabia even more hated by her neighbors. Iran considers the US “The great Satan.”
The Bible tells us that Saudi Arabia will (along with the US) question the Islamic army marching towards Jerusalem.
“Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13).
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, pledged to protect his kingdom from “Iran’s efforts to dominate the Muslim world.” He also said, “We will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia.”
The Saudi foreign minister said, “We must denounce our hatred toward Israel and begin to normalize ties with the Jewish nation.” He also voiced opposition to Hamas.
Columnist Abdul-Hamdi Razaq said in a Saudi paper, “We are tired of defending the Palestinian cause that you have sold for cheap to an MB (Muslim Brotherhood) gang whose way you followed, even though they have lost their own way.”
The Palestinians refuse to meet or negotiate with Israel or the US. And Saudi Arabia, for some reason, sees the Palestinian cause for what it really is and has grown tired of it. Iran, Turkey and much of the Middle East, however, still view Israel as the enemy.
There’s not much that unites Muslims across the Middle East because of the Shia/Sunni divide. But Erdogan is pushing to unite Muslims across the world by invading Jerusalem. This will unite both Sunni’s and Shi’a Muslims. The Turkey/Iranian/Russian coalition.
There’s also not much that unites Israel with Muslim countries, but this appears to be happening right before our eyes. PM Netanyahu visited the nation of Oman this week, being the first Israeli leader since 1996 to do so. Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Foreign Minister of Oman, which borders and is allied with Saudi Arabia, said, “Israel is a state present in the region, and we all understand this.”
He went on to say, “The world is also aware of this fact. Maybe it is time for Israel to be treated the same as other states and also bare the same obligations.”
The Palestinians don’t want peace. Even some Muslims are starting to acknowledge that fact. So the Hamas riots have started to escalate again, only Israel doesn’t have to contend with Obama if they strike back. Israel is fed up with the kite bombs and attacks on its citizens.
Two Israelis were murdered last week, and a missile landed in a residential home with children. Israel is ready to go to war; these riots have gone on long enough with no end in sight. Hamas has organized the Gaza riots and encouraged Palestinians to rush the border fence. With a strong ally in office, Israeli cabinet members are openly advocating for war with Hamas.
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that Israel has “exhausted all options” and “only the most powerful blow to Hamas will help.”
He went on to say, “Fifteen thousand people do not come of their own accord to the border fence alone, by foot. They come in organized shuttles, with Hamas paying thousands of shekels for every bus. They pay $3,000 for every man killed, $500 for every severe injury, and $200 for every medium injury and below. This is institutionalized, organized action.”
(This reminds me of our own organized invasion planned by the Democrats).
Over the weekend of October 27, Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of sites across the Gaza Strip after Hamas fired about 30 rockets into Israel. It is the heaviest exchange of fire in several weeks. A group called “Islamic Jihad” in the Gaza Strip initiated the attack on Israel. They are a group that works with Hamas. Five Palestinians were shot by sniper fire at the border.
Israeli IDF Spokesman Ronen Manelis said the rockets fired at Israel Friday night were “directed from Damascus and the Iranian Quds Force.” He went on to say no one is immune from Israeli strikes, in Gaza or out. He said Israel is ready for a “scenario in which we will expand our strikes.”
“We have delivered clear messages of this fact to the relevant parties,” he said, adding that, in the IDF’s response, “no one is immune, not in the Gaza Strip nor outside of it.”
Israel going to war with Hamas will lead Turkey and Iran to be even more vocal in calling for an Islamic army to invade Jerusalem. Erdogan, when speaking to the Pope, said, “We need to work together to preserve Jerusalem’s status. The messages you will convey to the Catholic world on this are important.”
The Psalm 83 war is on the horizon. I am convinced these riots are what lead to this massive war. This will bring cries of peace that lead to the confirmation or acknowledgement of the Abrahamic covenant.
If the Psalm 83 war is this close, then the return of Jesus is just as close.
There are abominations written across the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Where Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins, the Dome glares a denial of who Jesus is. The Koran denies the crucifixion in Surah 3:54-55; 4:157-158; 5:117, 120. The Koran denies God has a Son in Surah 2:116; 5:72; 4:171; 6:101; 10:68; 19:35, and the Trinity is denied in Surah 3:64; 4:116, 171; 5:27; 9:30-31.
This strong denial of Jesus Christ will be what brings Muslims and Jews together to worship the same man. Jerusalem will be the center of the one-world government where blasphemy against Him is visible to all.
Written on the outside of the Dome are the following words: “To Allah who has not taken a son and who doesn’t have any partner in dominion nor any protector out of humbleness. Magnify Him greatly. Muhammad is Allah’s messenger” (Qur’an 17:111).
It also says, “nor say anything but the truth about Allah. The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, was only Allah’s messenger, His word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. Do not say ‘three.”
But the Bible tells us, “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:22-23).
Notice they acknowledge Jesus, Son of Mary. Catholics worship Mary more than Jesus. Muslims in their Koran recognize Jesus (Isa) existed and was the son of a divine woman named Mary. They all acknowledge Jesus existed, but deny His power and who He really is. Muslims even acknowledge the virgin birth.
2 Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
All of these religions will be united under a common agreement or acknowledgement – something that involves the name Jesus and that can fool people. They will be fooled for one reason. They don’t know Jesus.
“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition” (Rev 17:9-11).
Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads [empires] as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed.”
Revelation 13 says that one of the heads had a fatal wound but that it will be healed. Beasts refer to Antichrist kingdoms. The beast in Revelation 17 (Antichrist) is a revived kingdom from the past, the seventh Kingdom to be exact. The Bible says the seventh and eighth kingdoms are the same.
The head wound is not the wound of a literal man, but an entire Empire or Nation. Or a Reich. The Ottoman Empire suffered a fatal wound in 1924. Nobody foresaw Turkey rising to power again the way it has. Erdogan is gaining power all over the Middle East, meaning the Antichrist has healed its head wound.
Five Antichrist Kingdoms fell prior to John’s vision. He lived under the sixth which was Rome. The seventh Empire, the Ottoman Empire, ruled large areas of the Middle East and Europe for nearly 500 years. It was the Ottomans that forged a deal with the Crusaders that the Vatican sent, for Jerusalem.
The previous Antichrist kingdoms were Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The seventh Antichrist Kingdom to control Jerusalem was the Ottoman Empire. Remember, everything in the Bible is centered on Jerusalem.
There have been nine Caliphates (Islamic Empire or rule) so far; that represents nine of the ten Kings in Revelation 17. The last was the Ottoman Empire which lasted 500 years. The Ottoman revival under Erdogan would make it the tenth Caliphate or Islamic Empire. It’s led by a caliph, who is the Islamic political and religious leader. There have been many Caliphs or leaders under these nine Islamic dynasties, but only nine caliphates. The Caliph is considered to be the successor to Muhammad.
Muslims are anxiously waiting for their Mahdi (more in part 1) just as Jews are anxiously awaiting their Meshiach or Messiah. Who they are waiting for is our Antichrist.
The Roman Catholic Church and Islam have both killed Christians and Jews, and they have warred with each other over possession of Jerusalem. Both feel Jerusalem belongs to them. The false prophet and Antichrist will both join together in promotion of this end-time beast or government. They have a shared idea of conquest in taking possession of Israel from the Jews.
It’s important to note that each of the previous Kingdoms ruled the Middle East, but especially Jerusalem.
The Bible is not focused on the West or anywhere else; it is focused on Jerusalem. In the biblical view of things, Jerusalem is the center of the earth, the center for everything that happens in the days leading to Jesus’s return.
Those blasphemous words written on the Dome won’t be there much longer. The King of Kings is returning, and He’s going to rule the world from Jerusalem. The sun may have not set anywhere on the British Empire, but when Jesus returns, His brightness will be the Sun, and neither his kingdom, nor His light will ever go out.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation” (Romans 5:8-11).