Remember Change Is On The Horizon Once This Goes.. 10 Kings Then the Beast..
This has certainly been a roll out that has been done in such a incremental pace... At times slow, and others time much is done at one time... Then at times nothing... There has always been a timing factor in all of this when we look back at just how long this process has taken... The importance of the changes that are about to take place once the catalyst for this does finally take place is certainly something that will have a reverberating effect on the world's economy... Bringing us together as one even more so in the land where this one world empire was attempted by King Nimrod not too long after the flood... He was the great grandson of Noah from the lineage of his son Ham... Always duality in events that take place as history repeats itself quite often...
This is the 7th, and final head of the beast that is being orchestrated to emerge on the world scene.. And as scripture points out, the world will be amazed at just how it will come to pass in such a supernatural way as Revelation chapter 13 declares... This 7th head symbolically represents this empire... If you all have noticed, the agreements between the US, Mexico, and Canada, the regionalization of the Arabs countries, Southeast Asia, Africa's countries, the European Union, Eurasian Union, and in time China with Taiwan, the Japanese Islands, Central, South America as well as Australia, New Zealand will comprise of 10 regions with 10 kings ruling over these regions as scripture points out... These 10 kings represent the 10 horns upon the 7th head, and they will come to power under Satan's authority before the beast is granted authority by that serpent of old as Revelation chapter 13 points out... Concerning the 10 kings as Daniel was shown by God concerning these times we are now living in, and shared with us in chapter 7:'
"23 “Thus the angel said, ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which will be different from all other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down, and crush it. 24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the former ones, and he will subdue three kings."
These 10 kings are also the 10 toes of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar was shown in a dream, and interpreted by Daniel in chapter 2...
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and [o]consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”
Revelation chapter 17 also reenforces the Word of God, as it most surely will come to pass... Remember that when Daniel received insight from God the kingdoms of Babylon, and Persia were in power... These kingdoms were represented by a lion, and a bear, as well as gold, and silver symbolically speaking within Daniel's visions, and or interpretations that God revealed to this man via the Holy Spirit.... By the time Revelation is written, the kingdom of Rome was in power, and symbolically speaking, this empire was represented by a beast of unknown origin that destroys mightily, as well as the metal of iron... Which of course has no real value, nor beauty, and frankly represents symbolically speaking, the fallen spiritual state of humanity... As each kingdom became more adamantly opposed to God... Hence with each empire that emerged since Babylon's, the metals have become more hardened, and of less value...
Again the hardness of mankind's spiritual state due to the practice of lawlessness, and the normalization of such abominations... And because Satan is the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians chapter 2), and the authority behind these kingdoms, we have had over time, and especially during these final years before our Savior's return, his dream of ruling of every tribe, nation, and tongue within the 7th, and final empire will come to fruition... These 10 kings will be given authority by Satan as Revelation chapter 17 points out... Remember that Satan represents spiritual Babylon, and symbolically speaking sits on many nations while he has controlled, while riding the beast in order to conquer nations, tribes, and tongues:
"12 The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but [together] they receive authority as kings for a single hour [for a common purpose] along with the beast. 13 These [kings] have one purpose [one mind, one common goal], and they give their power and authority to the beast."
Again notice these 10 kings give their authority to the beast, or the man of sin (the little horn of Daniel chapter 7) as Satan grants his authority to the beast as Revelation chapter 13 declares:
" 2 And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth was like that of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 3 I saw one of his heads which seemed to have a fatal wound, but his fatal wound was healed; and the entire earth followed after the beast in amazement. 4 They fell down and worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like (as great as) the beast, and who is able to wage war against him?”
Again notice that the dragon (Satan) gives his authority to the beast, (Abaddon of Revelation chapter 9, who is also the one who will possess the man of sin... Making this human vessel more than a mere man in the eyes of the population through great exploits, amazing wonders, as well as great, and devastating victories over 3 of the 10 kings in warfare... All declared within scripture... That which has, and will continue to be fulfilled according to God's Word... No fighting this folks... So don't even attempt to as GOD's WORD must be fulfilled, and will be... Our strength comes from the Lord Jesus Christ, and we must remember those who are HIS are ambassadors of a kingdom that is of heaven, and not of this world... But will encompass, and rule over all other kingdoms once Jesus returns to restore justice, and righteousness upon HIS earth... Satan will vehemently fight this from ever occurring in a vain attempt to overthrow God's everlasting kingdom...
So the ride will get a bit ruff for the saints until that time, and especially leading up to the final 7 years which Jesus declared in Matthew chapter 24 to be a time of tribulation, and followed by great tribulation... Satan hates God with a passion, and those who truly represent our Savior as well... So it stands to reason the devil will pour out his wrath upon God's adopted, and born again children... They can kill the flesh, but NOT the spirit, nor take away the redemption we have through the Son of the Living God... So there is nothing to fear of course... As long as one remains steadfast, and does not compromise the will of the Father...
Remember that God is granting us a time to prepare for these times that lie ahead with this investment... May we use the time wisely, and ensure we do not lose focus upon through the great delusion that will be embraced by those whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life... Falling away can occur if our hearts, and minds are focused upon the physical aspect of life, and not the Spirit of God...
Paul reminds us to stay spiritually sober so as to not get caught up in what will be a temporary peace... Where sin still is rampant, and will lead to eventual "sudden destruction" as God directs natural disasters to transpire upon the blowing of HIS angels trumpets... (see 1 Thessalonians chapter 5) All 7 of their blasts leading to another physical form of punishment from our Creator for the continued love for transgressions, and no desire to repent by many... (see Revelation chapters 8-11) Big changes are coming on the world scene in the years that lie ahead, and may God bless us through HIS SON... As HE truly is our strength, and salvation for eternity... All other aspirations are but for a moment... HIS GIFT is life forevermore through HIMSELF... Blessings..
Re: Remember Change Is One The Horizon Once This Goes.. 10 Kings Then the Beast..
We seem to be drawing ever closer to the end of this chapter... As God will grant His saints to prepare for the next level of spiritual warfare that will be like no other time for all who inhabitant every nation that exists... Our Creator has given us an opportunity through this investment to ensure our spiritual weapons of warfare are prepared as we clothe ourselves in God's righteousness through His Spirit... This is a war that will require the utmost of faith in HIM through obedience to the very Word our Savior defines... The flesh will matter not as the world will experience the supernatural unlike any time in history as Jesus pointed out... It will not be a time for the spiritually weak, or lukewarm my brethren... God's love defining one's inmost being will ensure that fear is driven away from one's heart, and mind as HIS SPIRIT is fully relied upon to fight against the forces that represent spiritual darkness whose primary goal will be to wipe out those opposed to the abomination (the beast) whose 1260 day rule during the Great Tribulation will cause desolation as Daniel chapter 12 reminds us:
"7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
Jesus made a clear distinction in Matthew chapter 24 that there will be tribulation first, and then great tribulation... 2 periods of time that the above passages elaborate on as far as timing goes... 1290 days of tribulation to set up the world for the worship of the beast as God, followed by the Great Tribulation period of 1335 days in which 1260 of those days will be a time frame that the ma of sin, (while possessed by Abaddon the beast of the bottomless pit) will be worshiped as "king of the world." But in the end will meet his doom at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as the beast, and his cohort the false prophet shall be cast into the lake of fire according to Revelation chapter 19... During the extra 75 day period, God will pour out HIS wrath upon the throne of the beast for persecuted HIS saints, and for destroying the earth... Abaddon's, or Apollyon's name means destroyer as the beast will be worshiped by those whose spiritual state will indeed reflect their god...
Remember dear friends that as we near the time of the end, there will be great deception in the spiritual world that will most certainly have a profound effect on the physical world... These workers of darkness will manifest themselves in the flesh, and appear to be out for the best interests of humanity... But as we clearly see, and hear via the media, the promotion of sinful behavior is far greater than the Truth, and Righteousness that defines our Eternal God... Satan is the "prince of the power of the air," and the "god of this world," as 2 Corinthians chapter 4 reminds us... Those who are spiritually blinded, and driven by the desires of the flesh rather than the will of our Father in heaven, are easily seduced by him as our need for the Holy Spirit is so vital... Relying upon God as these spiritual workers of darkness are allowed by their Creator to ramp up the delusion through amazing signs, and wonders...
Because sin will define many in this world, the worship of the beast will be prevalent... Those who represent the Most High God, will indeed be in the minority in this case... But lets remind ourselves what is important the overall scheme of things, and bear in mind it will not be anything pertaining to the creation that will save us... Only HIM we do not see at this time, but will upon HIS return as KING of kings, and LORD of lords... Here are some reminders of just how dicey it will become as we draw ever closer to the end of this age as God's Word reminds us to remain in HIM, and trust in the our Savior the very declaration of all things that are true, and just... As 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 reminds us:
2 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet Him. 2 Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. 4 He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.
5 Don’t you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you? 6 And you know what is holding him back (the Holy Spirit), for he can be revealed only when his time comes. 7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the ONE who is holding it back steps out of the way. 8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and destroy him by the splendor of His coming.
9 This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. (New Living Translation)
Once Abaddon the beast, and king of the bottomless pit, is unleashed from his spiritual sentence at the blowing of the 5th trumpet of God's holy angel, this will mark the beginning of tribulation as Revelation chapter 9 declares that this will be the first of three woes that will be experienced by the world's inhabitants... The last 2 trumpets will usher in the final 2 catastrophic stages before God our Savior obliterates these workers of spiritual darkness at HIS return as KING of kings, and LORD of lords... But remember there are 4 trumpets that must be blown giving the saints warning, and the world an opportunity to repent as God is gracious to all (see Revelation chapters 8, and 9 for these first 6 trumpets, and chapters 11-19 for the 7th, and final trumpet, and will proceed it's declaration as the abomination which causes desolation will indeed will emerge for a 1260 day period, or time, times, and half a time)... Even HIS enemies, who by the way have already lost... It is just a matter of God's Word being fulfilled... And this is vitally important for those who will be alive during this yet future time... Every single letter that has been preserved for us to be edified, admonished, encouraged, and warned concerning what is to be, and how we are to endure such a time, MUST be fulfilled... It will without question be the darkest hour that mankind will ever face before the dawning of our Beloved TEACHER, and HIGH PRIEST return... That is why Jesus, the Word of God, has instructed us beforehand what must surely come to pass... It is matter of listening to the TRUTH TELLER, or being driven by the flesh, and therefore having itching ears to believe false prophets, and the lies that they will perpetrate via the "father of lies," and those that represent spiritual darkness... They occupy high places in this fallen world, and can manifest themselves in physical form...
So be very aware of this, and test the spirits as God instructs us so as to not be fooled by their great exploits... Never basing our faith on signs, and miraculous wonders as these workers of spiritual depravity will be allowed to do so by God, as our Savior will put to the test the saints of the Most High... By their fruits, deeds, and declaration of God's Word in Truth one will knows who is genuinely representing the One True Creator, and Sustainer... Be of sound mind through the Holy Spirit, and total reliance upon HIM as one's guide, strength, and good courage through the darkest hour humanity will ever face unfolds, and is fulfilled in accordance to God's Word... Ephesians chapter 6 instructs, and warns us as follows:
"10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
God is our hope, and one's faith in HIM will never be in vain... In the NAME that is truly above all other names love one another, and God first, and foremost as HE so richly deserves... God's peace be with us all... Take care..