This article is the final one in a series about the “AWAKENING of THE BEAST.” We’ve been “laying the groundwork” in the identifying “signs and symbols” that God has used in various prophesies in the Old Testament and New Testament. For instance, we found that God reveals that there would only be FOUR SUCESSIVE REIGNS of GENTILE RULING EMPIRES, under Satan’s sway, that God has allowed in His Plan, from Nebuchadnezzar’s BABYLONIAN EMPIRE, to the final and seventh resurrection of the ROMAN EMPIRE.
We saw that God uses the symbol of a “beast”, when He describes these, “gentile world ruling empires”. From historical records, we found they “match up” with certain human rulers: Daniel 7:4 tells that No.1 was “like a lion”; that would represent Nebuchadnezzar’s rulership over Babylon; No. 2 was, “like to a bear”; this would be the “Mede/Persian Empire”, under Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. (Dan. 6:28) No. 3 would be the “four headed leopard” of Dan. 7:6, under Alexander the Great of the Greco/Macedonian empire (who died at age 33 and his kingdom was divided among FOUR of his generals).
Finally, we come to the “fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth;it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it (Isa. 10:5, 6. God has always used the Assyrians, modern day Germany, to punish Israel): and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had TEN HORNS.” Yes, this is the mighty Roman Empire that has existed through the centuries even before the time of Christ! It would be conquered at times but would be revived or resurrected for seven times. Let me briefly give you the history of Rome:
The Roman Empire had its beginning in 31 B.C. and fell in 476 A.D. (Constantine declared “Christianity” to be the official religion of Rome in 324.) Rome fell, under the three successive barbarian (Aryanism) kingdoms (Vandals 429-533 A.D.; Herulii 476 - 493 A.D.; Ostrogoths 493 - 554 A.D.), these kingdoms represent the “first three horns plucked up by the roots:”, that we read of in Daniel 7:8. They were destroyed by papal authority; this period is called the “transition age” in Philip Myers’ Ancient History.
This appeared to be the end of the Beast, when Rome fell in 476 A.D.: At this time, the false Christian religion, the Roman Catholic Church, began to symbolically “ride” or “rule” the “beast”, which brought about the “Imperial Restoration” of Rome, under Justinian in 554 A.D., when the “deadly wound was healed.” Then you find various empires under other rulers, such as Charlemagne (Carolingian) crowned in 800 A.D.; called the “Holy Roman Empire” under Otto the Great in 962; Hapsburg Dynasty under Charles V in 1530 and Napoleon’s Empire, which ran from 1804 to 1814. (From the date of 554 A.D., the restoration date, to 1814 A.D., this “Beast” would continue for 1260 years.) Then we remember his crushing defeat at Waterloo (which was caused by a second rate general, by the name of Grouchy, according to my old editions of Encyclopedia Britannica.)
Now, let us correlate or combine a couple of prophesies from both the Old Testament and the New. Remember, in Daniel’s dream, he saw these various “beasts” that culminated into the fourth, that was described in Dan. 7:7, (that we just read about in a couple of paragraphs above) and that: “it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” (Of which the three barbarian tribes were removed, by “another little horn” (the Roman Catholic Church) leaving SEVEN HORNS remaining.
So this fourth beast, now reduced to seven last horns, is the “holy” Roman Empire, dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. So the 1st of the last 7 horns would continue from the “healing” in 554 A.D. to 1814, for 1260 years.
Let’s go to the New Testament to correlate these REVIVALS on up until our time:
Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (I covered this power of Satan to grant authority to human leaders in Part 1.) 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed (Remember; in the first of the last 7 horns, the “deadly wound” was healed under Justinian in 554 A.D.): and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, who is able to make war with him?”
Yes this “beast” is a very strong military power that Satan will influence to destroy God’s chosen people, the modern nations of America and Britain and their associates, including JUDAH!
Verse 5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to him to continue forty and two months”
So, FROM THE FIRST OF THE LAST SEVEN HORNS, beginning with the HEALING OF THE DEADLY WOUND in 554 A.D. TO THE FIFTH OF THE LAST SEVEN HORNS,
the “Holy Roman Empire” ended with Napoleon’s defeat in 1814. This was 1260 years, as we stated before. AND: FROM THE FIRST HORN/HEAD to THE FIFTH HORN/HEAD, WE FIND THEY WERE RIDDEN (CONTROLLED) by the HARLOT or ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
We can deduce that from Rev. 13:1 and Rev. 17:1 “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth hath committed fornication (had illicit relationships), and the inhabitants have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication (false religious doctrines). 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS (Protestant daughters; we covered this in Part 2) AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration (amazement).” (This rotten, Satanic, false religious system is guilty of great persecution and martyrdom of true Christians throughout the past 2,000 yrs!
UNDERSTAND! THE GREAT SYMBOLISM IN THESE VERSES!
Revivals of the Beast: The 7 last horns of Dan. 7 and Rev. 13 are the same as the 7 heads of the Scarlet Beast of Rev 17, five of which are “fallen” when Napoleon was defeated in 1814.
Rev. 17:8 “The beast that thou sawest WAS, and IS NOT; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (governments), on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings; five are fallen, and ONE IS (We understand this, as “the time of the Italian and German alliance” ending in the Hitler and Mussolini axis that spanned 1870 to 1945 and brought two world wars against America, Britain and their allies). God’s Church in these end times (Dan. 12:9, 10), understands the Hitler/Mussolini alliance AS THE 6th OF THE LAST 7 HORNS.), and the other is NOT YET COME; and when he cometh, he must “continue a short space.”
We BELIEVE THE “7th of the last seven horns” IS RIGHT NOW FORMING in EUROPE! A United States of Europe is now being formed!
As everyone is probably aware of the fact that America and many other nations of this world are being seriously affected by economic/financial problems. We of the Church of God, New World Ministries, especially the ministry, should be and certainly are, cognizant of the “times” we’re living in. From our understanding of prophesied events in the Bible, we believe we are living in the very last days of “man’s rule” on this earth, just before times of “GREAT TRIBULATION” is to fall upon God’s chosen people, the modern HOUSE OF ISRAEL and THE HOUSE OF JUDAH! This will be World War III, as we have stated before, and will be brought on by the “Assyrians”, whose modern identity is Germany.
This is prophesied in: Isaiah 10:5 “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, (United States and Britain) and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.” Read on down through the rest of the chapter to see the setting up of God’s Kingdom.)
I’ve been keeping a close watch on the news about the chaos over the debt crisis in Europe:
Of course, I’ll only be able to quote brief excerpts, as some are very lengthy.
From the Knoxville News Sentinel: Nov. 29, 2011 “EUROPE RACES FOR DEBT FIX”; Paris-- European leaders rushed Monday to stop a rampaging debt crisis that threatened to shatter their 12 year old experiment in a common currency and devastate the world economy as a result.“; “One proposal gaining prominence would have countries cede some control over their budgets to a CENTRAL EUROPEAN AUTHORITY.”-----that idea would have been unthinkable even three months ago,------“World stock markets, glimpsing hope that EUROPE MIGHT FINALLY BE SHOCKED INTO STRONGER ACTION, staged a big rally.;” --- Germany, the strongest economy in Europe.;---- “Allowing a CENTRAL EUROPEAN AUTHORITY to have some control over the budgets of sovereign nations WOULD CREATE A FISCAL UNION IN EUROPE.;” ------- Some analysts have said that would be a leap toward creating a UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.----- “More delicately, it would force the nations of Europe to swallow their national pride, cede some sovereignty and agree to strengthen ties with their neighbors.”
From the Associated Press, Dec. 8, 2011: “GERMANY, FRANCE SCALE BACK EURO DEAL -- German and French officials lowered expectation Wednesday for a deal to save the euro at this week’s European summit, deflating investors hopes for a broad resolution to Europe’s debt crisis. Instead of a new treaty among the 27 members of the European Union, a French official suggested a more likely outcome will be an accord by the 17 nations that use the euro.“
The most shocking article I saw in the Knoxville News Sentinel, was on Dec. 11, 2011:
“BRITAIN SUDDENLY ODD MAN OUT IN EUROPEAN UNION“
One House of Commons legislator said: “the sudden break with the other 26 countries means Britain’s role in the European Union is effectively over.”; Another said: “Britain might as well get out now, as Europe’s future will be settled without us.”
The monetary currency of the euro is also threatened! Notice this statement:“Integration accelerated in the past two decades with the development of a single currency, but now the euro’s survival is under threat as the continent’s debt woes spin out of control.”
Could it be that the German “MARK” might be reinstituted as the international currency?
Rev. 13:17-18, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark.” I, personally feel that it might.
Let’s go now, back to the Book of Revelation: Rev. 17:11 “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receiveth power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”
Is this not the same thoughts we have been reading about in the news paper articles?
“cede some sovereignty and agree to strengthen ties with their neighbors.”; “would have countries cede some control over their budgets to a CENTRAL EUROPEAN authority.”
I believe we’re on the very threshold of the return of Jesus Christ, who will conquer these, “would be rulers”, who have destroyed America, Britain and Judah and have them captive in SLAVE LABOR CAMPS! Jesus Christ will bring them all out and begin His Royal Kingdom.
Verse 14 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (These are the true saints of God, now made immortal in the first resurrection.) 15 And he said unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city (Rome), which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”
Rev. 20:4 And I saw thrones, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image (the church), neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands (Sunday worship): and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
AND THE FATE OF THE HITLERIAN TYPE BEAST AND THE POPE?
Rev. 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image, These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
I truly believe this beast is AWAKENING AT THIS TIME. Take warning!