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Iron And Miry Clay

The Bible describes something as miry clay mixed with iron, but iron and clay do not mix!

The prophecies describe ten-nations which will be unified together, but only for a short time. What is the unifying agent which will bring that about?

In Amos 3:7 it says: “Surely, the Lord God will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets.”

Now turn over to Daniel 2:22-28 this deals with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and wanting Daniel to interpret his dream for him since his people could not do it. (Verse 28) “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.”

Daniel revealed that the four successive world-ruling Gentile empires would consist of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greco-Macedonia and finally, the Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire was described as the 4th kingdom which would be strong as iron and “whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potter’s clay and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided : but there shall be in it of the strength of iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay”

Daniel’s vision shows that although the hardness of iron is present in the ten-governments represented by the toes, there is also the weakness of clay. So what is the bonding agent that holds this entire system of the future ten-nation government together; it is religion?

Now one third of the Bible is prophecy, and Jesus Christ was the greatest Prophet of all time. His famous Olivet prophecy is the cornerstone of all prophecy for the time of the end, of the Great Tribulation, the Day of the Lord and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

The Great Tribulation is primarily to come upon Jacob! It is the time of Jacob’s trouble – meaning great national trauma for England, Canada, South Africa, Australia and the United States of America.

Now it is possible to have a partial understanding of Bible prophecy without the knowledge of the identity of the lost Ten Tribes. A careful study of Daniel 2, 4, 7 together with Revelation 13, 17 and 18, and Christ’s Olivet Prophecy (Mat. 24) gives an overview of world events in the immediate future, but only if one is armed with the knowledge of the true meaning of the beast, the image of the beast, and the identity of the false prophet and the antichrist.

But a person remains ignorant of how these prophecies will affect the United States and Britain unless they know who these two countries are.

Today, millions of amateur theologians muse about the beast based on their theories. These opinions and theories are as Christ predicted they would be.  Many shall come in my name, say I am Christ (not necessarily that they are Christ, but that He is Christ, preaching Christ and shall deceive many).

The identity of the beast has never changed. The culmination of the ancient kingdoms was Rome, and its many revivals down through history are well documented.

A weak revival of the Holy Roman Empire, embodying the same races of the heartland of Europe as the days of the Hapsburgs, Otto the Great occurred during World War II, under Hitler and Mussolini who declared the central European alliance as the Holy Roman Empire.

The second beast of Revelation 13 is lamblike, that is, it masquerades as a Christ-like organization, yet speaks as a dragon, like Satan.

The four horsemen (Rev 6) represent the progressively worsening human conditions predicted by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24.

  The white horse indicates false Christs, false prophets, the rise of the final false prophet (II Thess. 2) who will have power to perform miracles; sit in the temple of God showing that he is god and causing millions to worship the beast and his image.

In other words, the white horse of the first seal means the unveiling of the false prophet and antichrist, at the head of the image of the beast (the Babylonish mystery religion) in the time just prior to the Great Tribulation.

The red horse is synonymous with Christ’s prediction of wars and rumor of wars. Jesus looked beyond His time into ours: foretold the future, the time in which we live; the times just ahead of us. The pale and black horses are the results of wars—famine, pestilence and disease.

Now if one does not know the identity of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, one can still think we are living in the biblically-prophesied time of the end, like in the days of Noah, when all mankind pursues the passions of the flesh.

The difference is, those who know the identity of Israel knows how their own people are going to be involved. They recognize the horrifying national punishment soon to come. These people are equipped to have a part in the work commissioned; that is to give a powerful witness and warning to God’s people before it is too late.

Millions of people know about the coming Great Tribulation, but they don’t know that it is to fall upon the peoples of the House of Israel (Britain and America). “For then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. 24:21).

This means the Great Tribulation is a time of human suffering that happens only once, not twice, only once. Now at the conclusion of the longest prophecy in the Bible, that being Daniel chapter 11; the archangel Gabriel said to Daniel:

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of thy people (Israel); and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1-2). This is the same time that Jesus Christ spoke of, there are not two times of great tribulation.

“Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying, write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book” (Jer. 30:1). “For, lo the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah” (v. 3).

Jeremiah is referring to two different groups of people – Israel, meaning the ten-tribes of Israel and the tribe of the House of Judah, the Jews!

The ten-tribe house of Israel disappeared from history; they were never brought back from the land of their captivity between the Black and Caspian Seas. But wandered across Europe, became lost in the centuries that passed. The Jewish people have their own nation Israel, but a future captivity for the Jews is also prophesied to come.

Jeremiah wrote: “and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and Judah. For thus saith the Lord; we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace” (Jer. 30:5).   

“Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces turned into paleness” (v. 6).

What Jeremiah sees in vision are people so shocked, so terror-stricken, that they doubled over in pain because of the horrors the disbelieving eyes are seeing. “Alas for that day is great, so that none is like it.” The Great Tribulation is the time Christ and Daniel spoke of; it will be unparallel in all the earth’s history. But upon whom is the great time of national tribulation to come” “It is even the time of Jacob’s (Britain and America) trouble” (v. 7)

Remember that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Now as Jacob was dying be blessed his two grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh and said: “Let my name be named on them” (Gen. 48:16). Now think about this: among all the tribes of Israel, only Ephraim (Great Britain) and Manasseh (America) have the right to be called Jacob, or the House of Israel.

This great tribulation to come is the time of Satan’s wrath; spoken of by John in Rev. 12:12, but it primarily against the people of Britain and America, and incidentally against the remainder of the ten tribes.

Now the remainder of this chapter of Jeremiah: “but he shall be saved out of it (meaning Jacob, America and Britain) Verse 7. What is the time setting of this prophecy? “For  it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him” (v. 8).

What is the time setting of this prophecy? “But they shall serve the Lord their God and David their king. Whom I will raise up for them” (v. 9).

Question: Does the United States and Great Britain serve God today? Is the nation of Israel in Palestine serving God? NO! So the time setting of this prophecy is the same as that of Matthew 24, Revelation 6 and Daniel 12. Just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Just before the time of the resurrection when God will raise David, together with all His righteous saints and patriarchs who have died, to be caught up to meet the return  of Christ.

Now, whose yoke will be laid upon our peoples? John saw, in vision, a great harlot astride a many-headed beast: “And there came one of the seven angels which has the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the Great Whore that sits upon many waters.”

“With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth” (Rev. 17th chapter).

The woman is a great universal, false church (the Roman Catholic Church) and she sits on a beast, meaning she holds sway and influence over the ten-nation union in central Europe (iron and miry clay, held together by the Catholic Church).

So these ten-nations exist at the very last days of man’s government on this earth, just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. These ten-nations have one mind, which is one policy, one purpose on which they are incomplete agreement: “and shall give their power and strength unto the beast” (they will pool their national economies, raw materials, industry and their military might into one).

 These shall make war with the Lamb at His Second Coming, so the time setting of these prophecies cannot be ignored. “And the Lamb shall overcome them. For he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, chosen and faithful” (Rev. 17:12-14).

In 70 A.D. Titus’s armies destroyed Jerusalem, which is only a forerunner of a future fulfillment yet ahead.

The 11th chapter of Daniel shows that a beast power, not the United States and Britain, will immediately descend into the Middle East, like a whirlwind and occupy all the nations from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, including Egypt and Israel. More than likely, under the guise of protecting the Jewish people, and with the intent to stop a major war from engulfing the whole world. But it will be in vain.

“But tidings out of the north and the east” (Dan. 11:40-44) brings news of a coming massive intervention by Russia and China and this is the final great battle,  the Battle of Armageddon, which will bring about the heavenly signs and the Day of the Lord.

Remember at the return of Jesus Christ the beast power will be in Jerusalem together with the false prophet and will attempt to fight Christ. And this is an exact parallel of Daniel 2:44.

This great false church which has concourse with national governments is identified in Isa. 47:1-11. This is talking about the Roman Catholic Church. This false church – which is the antichrist-- controls the ten-nation combine that will punish our peoples (Britain and America). But who is the principle nation of these ten?

“O Assyrian (Germany) (Read our article Germany in Prophecy) the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation I will send him against an hypocritical (ungodly) nation and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets” (Isa. 10:5-6).

“But yet a tenth will be in it, and will return and be for consuming. As a teil tree, or as an oak whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be its stump” (Isa. 6:13).

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the House of Judah shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel in truth” (Isa. 10:20).

This verse describes Israel’s deliverance at the time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Also read Isaiah 10:27, the yoke will be removed off thy neck. The yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing. This yoke which symbolized slavery, captivity is laid upon our peoples by both the Catholic Church and Assyria and it will stay in place until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Read also Isa. 11:11-13 showing the condition of Israel at the time of Jesus Christ’s return.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown (I Cor. 15:50-52) and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcast in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem” (Isa. 27:13).

My friends, the prophesied final resurrection of the Roman Empire is forming in Europe right now.  With Germany in the lead, meetings are taking place to form The United States of Europe.  The iron and clay will be united and held together temporarily by the Catholic Church.  Click the following lik to read the details: (Draghi Implied EU Can Become United States of Europe)

 The Bible foretold of this unification thousands of years ago.  Will you believe it?  And more importantly what will you do about it?

Our website has many sermons and articles outlining the final resurrection of the Roman Empire. Do not say you were not warned!

 
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