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Chapter 4

Rise of the Antichrist

 

"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy" -Eisenhower

 

The word “Rise” in this title is significant as one of the words that Charles Manson had his death-servants write in their victims’ blood on the walls of murder scenes. He had unquestionable power and influence over people’s minds. His plan was to have his disciples murder famous people, and then somehow pin the murders on the black race with the hope of starting a race war that would spiral into the war of apocalypse. He believed some god of his called him to instigate this final war of mankind for purposes that only he and his demons could comprehend. Sick and twisted he was, he happened to be right about something regarding endtime prophecy. He was right that the Bible predicts racial disturbances resulting from economic collapse and the breakdown of civilization. However, he was wrong about the apocalypse being a race war. Rather, the Bible depicts the apocalypse as a controlled demolition of human civilization. Another thing the devil forgot to tell Charles Manson was that economic opportunists will have a major role in leading the world into absolute desolation. God will have no other choice but to put the human specie out of its misery, like shooting a lame horse, as He did in Noah’s time. The collective consciousness of mankind is destined to assume the character flaws of the spiritual entities that Charles Manson entertained, being how the antichrist will be so successful in gathering the whole world around himself, since the world Manson loved and the devil he served both share in the same spirit of antichrist.

 

Charles Manson serves as a description of the world in the last days, particularly of those who would take the mark of the beast. It paints a picture of a world obedient to their god; a world controlled by the love of money. It is a description of people giving demons power to rule over mankind. The antichrist will take advantage of the world at its weakest moment, posing as the good guy, as though he were our friend; but the antichrist has anything but benevolence in mind for the world.

 

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream serves as a skeletal structure for Daniel’s dream, so that when you superimpose one over the other, they seem to snap together to furnish us with a rough sketch of how the antichrist comes to power, acting as a guide for the rest of Bible prophecy throughout Scripture. Following is the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, interpreted by Daniel,

 

"You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue-an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth. "This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. "After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron-for iron breaks and smashes everything-and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands-a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. "The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy."  Dan 2:31-45 NIV

 

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream indicated that the Medes would take over the Babylonian empire, then it says in Dan 5:30,31, “That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.” The prophecy of the Medes taking over the Babylonian empire was fulfilled in Daniel's own time. If we can consider this a fulfillment of prophecy, then we can also consider World War II a fulfillment of prophecy too, yet the world is still here, showing that endtime prophecy has not been fulfilled in earnest. This suggests a principle of Scripture that is outlined in the following statement: 

 

The timelessness of the book of Revelation is exemplified in some of the events that have already taken place and will occur in the last days, suggesting several predictions for the future, that they will recur again in a different form with different causes and in a different age.

 

Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represented four metals, which in turn represented four Old Testament kingdoms, which all had one thing in common: they were all world empires. Similarly, Daniel’s dream also represented four world empires, the difference being that Daniel’s dream represented four kingdoms in the future from the New Testament era. The nations involved in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream were: Babylon of gold, the two kingdoms of Media and Persia of silver, Greece of bronze and Rome of iron. Hint: although gold is not a practical metal for building a war machine, it is practical for financing one. Rome happens to be the only world empire that transcended both Old and New Testament eras. Rome was reminiscent of Revelation’s Babylon in that it hardly needed Italy as a nation to define itself, for the city itself was the empire, suggesting that the city of Satan will also be a nation in its own right. We can say the same about the Vatican in Rome, which claims to be a nation in its own right. Perhaps the antichrist wants a city without a country to counterfeit the heavenly Jerusalem that also has no country; city itself is the kingdom! Remember also that Rome was the empire that crucified Israel’s Messiah at the request of the Jews. Using these facts, we can establish the identity of Nebuchadnezzar’s fourth kingdom by acknowledging its resemblance to the fall of Rome. This Babylonian empire embodying the foundation of the antichrist’s kingdom is reminiscent of Rome in four important ways:

 

  1. Both Babylon and Rome captured Israel and reduced Jerusalem and its temple to rubble.

  2. Prior to overthrowing Israel, God sent them His prophets in attempt to thwart their captivity.

    1. The prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Lamentations document God’s efforts to turn Israel from their ways, who were not heeded.

    2. Jesus Christ Himself came and spoke to Israel during the Roman seizure.

  3. After Israel’s captivity God used his prophets to write about the end times

    1. Daniel after the Babylonian takeover

    2. John the revelator on the island of Patmos (Rev 1-9) after the Roman seizure.

  4.  The end of days will therefore be similar to the days of Babylon and Rome in that Jerusalem will once again be leveled (Mat 24:15-22; Lk 21:20-24).

 

Jesus spoke of these devastating times in the following verses:

 

"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.   Luke 21:20-24  NIV

 

When you take into account that the context of the above passage is referring to the last days, and then note the language He used to refer to His own time, it becomes clear that when the Romans came and dispersed the Jews into all the nations in 70 AD, launching the period of the gentiles, he was simultaneously talking about events that would unfold in the last days in very much the same manner. In other words, Jesus was able to interlace Jerusalem’s destruction in the first century with endtime prophecy, because they are essentially mirror images of each other. That is, Rome will once again tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months (Rev 11-2).

 

The country representing the legs, feet and toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, the foundation of Satan’s one-world government, is picturesque of the fall of Rome, having an insufficient foundation for supporting so much weight. Taking a closer look at Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, each nation has its own metallic identity, except the kingdom of the antichrist, which mixes clay with the iron legs, feet and toes, weakening the iron, which acts as the foundation for the rest of the statue. The clay represents the antichrist taking over the nation of iron. Iron is the metal of choice for war. It describes the fourth kingdom as mixing iron with clay as an analogy for mixing the races, according to Dan 2-43, “Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of iron and partly of baked clay, so this will be a divided kingdom that will be partly strong and partly brittle.” Then this verse, “The people will be a mixture, but will not remain united anymore than iron mixes with clay.” This refers to an ethnically diverse people. The King James Version puts it this way (Dan 2:43), “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.” The seed of men refers to socially and genetically mixing the races that do not adhere to each other, as iron does not mix with clay. This points to anarchy and chaos due to racial disturbances in a plummeting economy.

 

Therefore, whichever nation is depicted as the melting pot of the world is the most likely candidate for the foundation of Satan’s world empire. That country is none other than the United States. In other words, the Bible predicts racial integration (or disintegration) as the work of Satan that has contributed as much to encouraging the demise of the human race as the greed of the moneylenders. We may be the melting pot of the world, but we have not resolved our differences and the Bible predicts death and destruction to erupt with ethnic roots in the nation represented by the iron legs of the statue. Note that these legs suggest civil war in that they are divided at the crotch. No other nation in the world boasts of its ethnic diversity like the United States, but its iron and clay have not mixed with the great social experiment. The legs themselves were strong, made of pure iron, smashing everything to pieces. This was America in its earlier years, but then something happened and another kingdom spawned from it, parasitic in nature, relying on the iron for its strength, contributing nothing but clay, and according to the analogy, socially and genetically weakened the iron.

 

The antichrist’s contributive substance according to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue being nothing more than clay, which by no means is a metal, hence not a legitimate kingdom relies solely on the iron for its strength and identity as a nation. This clay, then, represents both the deterioration of the human gene pool and the world economy, illustrating the frailty of this emerging one-world money system. The Bible treats the word “beast” as a generic term to mean either the false prophet or the antichrist. The difference between them is that the antichrist is a fascist, political, religious, totalitarian dictator, whereas his false prophet represents capitalism out of its cage and dominating governments of the world, which is the opposite of fascism. Every animal on earth has originated from the wilderness, but the wilderness is off limits to this beast. Although the antichrist and his false prophet will be in collusion with each other, they will also have conflicting interests; they will both want to rule. These conflicts will cause internal struggles between them that they will never resolve.

 

Catholicism was once a world power that held humanity in its grip and spread its influence around the globe. It would have destroyed the world long ages ago had it access to technology in their glory days. Watch for the rise of Catholicism in the coming days, and when it becomes a word-religion with the wealth of the false prophet behind it and the power of technology at his disposal, the pope's power to do evil will know no bounds. The irony is that science dethroned Catholicism during the renaissance period and brought the age of enlightenment, but it also inadvertently brought the future age of technology along with it, the ability to end civilization as we know it. Catholicism’s influence as a one-world religion has dribbled to that of a lot of sexual predators posing as spiritual leaders, but one day very soon the world will become so desperate as to place such a man as the pope into a position of spiritual authority over the whole world, so that all of mankind will have to answer to him just as in the glory days when Catholicism once ruled the earth with an iron scepter. If they called that period the dark ages, what will we call the days when Catholicism is reinstated as a one-world religion, this time with the iron fist of technology capable of destroying the world?

 

China has an interest in keeping America afloat by continuing to lend it money. However, it is getting to the point that China is lending us money just so we can buy their products, and when their profit margins shrink to zero, they will eventually pull the plug on their lending, and when they do, the curtain will drop on the American economy. So, when this hokey bailout plan has run its course and the economy begins to freefall, China will slip from its world status and begin feeling the strain of a world economic downturn from nations that can no longer buy their products. They will demand their money that they lent to America, and they will want it back with interest. Since we will not have the means to repay, they will begin to confiscate American assets as collateral. We will be taken over by China, but America will retaliate, starting WWIII, which will be a nuclear war, since America won’t have the finances to fight a conventional war. They will most likely shoot Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) across the ocean and vaporizes a few Chinese cities, containing millions of people.

 

With Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, the arms and breast of silver are similar to the two-horned ram of Daniel’s dream, and it is not a secret which nations the ram represents. Of Old Testament times Dan 8-20 says, “The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Modern-day Media and Persia represent the landmass from eastern Turkey and Iraq into Iran and eastward into Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the homeland of terrorism in our modern world. In Daniel's dream it says that a goat attacked the ram. Who is the goat? Daniel 8, 4-8 says,

 

I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself. While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath. I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power. Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven."

 

The fact that the goat came from the west suggests that it represents the United States, and the fact that the goat traversed the earth without touching the ground suggests a war using planes and missiles perhaps armed with nuclear warheads. This suggests the scenario that the Middle East will attack America again, only incurring far worse destruction and loss of life than what happened at 9/11. America will retaliate by sending them a few nuclear ICBMs and turn their desert to glass. However, this will not sit right with their allies: Russia and China, and it will ultimately cause WWIII. In other words, Russia and China will trade places with the symbolism of Media and Persia once the Middle East is removed, and they will become the Ram.  

 

Greece, comprising the thighs of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, the metal of bronze, is the Old Testament version of the goat, as it says in Dan 8-21, “And the shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king” (NASB). The goat is the first of five nations with a sixth king emerging from them as the eleventh horn, "who is and was not and will come" (Rev 17-8). The New Testament version of the goat is the United States military, according to Dan 8-5, “Behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground” (NASB). This war machine coming from the west is most likely describing ICBMs coming from the United States constituting WWIII, a nuclear war, since the nations’ economies will be in ruins by then. No kingdom on earth at that time will be able to afford a conventional war.

 

Daniel had a dream of a great and terrifying beast that had ten horns, and it says in Daniel 7-8, “While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them [an eleventh horn], and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.” These ten horns represent world banks, and it says that a rogue moneylender will betray his fellow moneylenders and seduce America into attacking China and its bodyguard (Russia), who are seeking revenge on the US for attacking the Middle East. This rogue money lender will seduce America under the premise that he will refinance and restore America’s economy, but his real motive will be for the U.S. military to soften Russia and China in order to take control of their governments and assimilate their economies like he did to all the other developed countries of the world. Thus, we have a scenario of Russia and China rising to power in the last days, and then being attacked by the United States, whose moneylenders have already taken over its economy and has financed its military to attack the ram with the promise of restoring America’s status as world superpower. World War III will therefore encompass the struggle between the ram and the goat.

 

The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.  Rev 17:8-11 NIV

 

These verses describe this eighth horn as Satan's empire, being one of the seven. Remember, Daniel 7-8 said that three horns from ten will be pulled from their roots making seven, and the one that uprooted them is the eighth horn that was never numbered with the ten. He is the antichrist who once was a world religious tyranny, referring to Catholicism, now is not, but will regain its former glory in the world at the end of the age. The eighth king is the Vatican, which is a city within a city (Rome), or it could be said a country within a country (Italy). The antichrist intends to recreate Catholicism into a religion of Satan worshippers, that is, the antichrist will cause the world to worship himself.

 

Now, compare the two horns of the ram (Dan 8:3), “One was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last,” with Rev 17:10, “…one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.” These verses are talking about the same two horns, thus the same two countries, Russia and China. We know that China is currently rising as a giant from its continuously growing economy and promises to involve itself in all significant international affairs, and Russia will be heavily involved in the fulfillment of endtime prophecy as the following verses articulate (Ezek 38:15-16),

 

You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes. NIV

 

These verses are speaking of a time after the false prophet assimilates the economies of the world. This happens at the end of time, during the last war of mankind, when men go to war against God Himself. It says that the northernmost country will lead many nations to war against Israel, led by the false prophet, but why would the false prophet war against Israel? It would be easy to assume that it was because Israel is God’s chosen people. Countries have been warring against Israel since the onset of their nation, but don’t forget that the antichrist and his minions will be occupying Israel at that time. The war of Armageddon is about rooting out the antichrist from Jerusalem, especially when you take into account that the false prophet has already leveled the antichrist’s hometown, the Vatican of Rome, the Babylon of Revelation, the city of Satan, the mother of harlots. Obviously the antichrist and the false prophet are at odds with each other. The nations of the world led by Russia will surround Israel intending to pound it into the ground. Rev 11-1,2 speaks of the occupation of Israel, which “will trodden the holy city underfoot by the gentiles for forty-two months,” but this is not referring to the great war against God. This is referring to the occupation of the antichrist, who is in Israel trying to snuff out a Christian revival that originated in Jerusalem. The war of the false prophet against Israel, therefore, will not be against the Jews, but against the antichrist who is occupying Jerusalem. Adding another twist of fate, God will have instructed those in the world who have not taken the mark of the beast to migrate to Israel and wait for God's salvation, whose people will be caught in the crossfire of a war between the false prophet and his antichrist after their relationship has deteriorated, but God will step in and save His chosen nation from their enemies before they completely annihilate the city.

 

Summarizing so far, according to the book of Daniel chapters two, seven and eight, there are seven phases of the antichrist’s plan to take over the world.

  1. The ten horns of Daniel’s dream represent the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, which were made partly of clay, making them the weakest point, yet it is the structure expected to hold the weight of the statue. They represent ten world banks taking over the United States’ economy, whose destructive influence ripples throughout the world economy.

  2. An economic genius (the 11th horn) will appear in America, uprooting three world banks on his rise to power. 

  3. The Middle East will implement a terrorist attack on the United States incurring a greater loss of life than the destruction of the Twin Towers

  4. The United States will retaliate imposing a nuclear attack on the Middle East.

  5. Afterward, the goat’s one horn will be broken, depicting the assassination of the American president

  6. WWIII

  7. A spiritual world ruler will arise from Rome in response to a Christian revival originating in Jerusalem.

  8. This spiritual world leader will be the antichrist, who will migrate from the Vatican to Israel after a global Christian revival originates in Jerusalem.

  9. He will break ties with all legal, political, religious and economic authorities and ally his religion with the Jewish Talmud to create ties with the orthodox Jews, intentionally creating confusion, in attempt to obfuscate the work of God.

  10. The nation of his origin will be Italy, the Vatican in Rome. He will be the pope, but he will betray his own city and religion in pursuit of self-worship posing as Israel’s messiah.

 

The ten horns of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represent money. It is almost impossible for this interpretation to be wrong, since money has always played a central theme in man’s civilization throughout the ages, and has always been controlled by dark forces. It would be natural for Satan’s kingdom to have money as its foundation, and it would be just as natural for that foundation to be tenuous, since Satan himself has no foundation as an entity, being that he has a very poor standing with his Creator. It makes sense that Satan would be completely and utterly bankrupt of all substance and character with the power only to steal, kill and destroy, which he does better than anyone, which will become the fate of his empire. Satan is a real entity in his own right, but he would be nothing without man giving him power though transgression. The book of Revelation talks about an eighth king as one of seven, implying that he doesn’t have a place of his own, just like he didn’t have a metal of his own to offer the nation that sponsored his rise to power. It is as though he doesn’t really exist, except in the human imagination, as though he were a ghost. This is the god that man has chosen for himself to rule over him, who has set man free to realize the full potential of his sinful nature encapsulated in greed, lust and pride. Starting with Nebuchadnezzar’s empire in the 600’s B.C., the last days kingdom of the antichrist will be a montage of all the empires that dominated the world after the Babylonian empire to the present day. Here is Daniel’s dream,

 

Daniel said: "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea. "The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it. "And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, `Get up and eat your fill of flesh!' "After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule. "After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast-terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns. "While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.  Dan 7,2-8  NIV

 

In this passage Daniel is describing four kingdoms: Israel, Russia, China and the United States. The United States is the foundation of Satan’s empire, stating that this nation is different from all the rest. It said this twice, first that all the beasts “were different from each other,” then said that the fourth kingdom “was different from the rest.” The United States is different in nature from the others in its government, which is controlled by capitalism to the point that the moneylenders have taken control of the government. This is characteristically different from any nation in history. That is why it doesn’t have an animal name assigned to it, but simply calls it the beast. Next, Israel is the lion, indicating that Satan will enter the antichrist while occupying Jerusalem. It says that its wings were clipped and he fell to the earth. He was then lifted from the ground to stand on two feet like a man. This is a word picture of Satan losing his status as prince of the power of the air, and forced to possess the man of lawlessness in order to lead the world into his religion of self-worship. The last two nations are the leopard and the bear, representing Russia and China, together representing the false prophet. Daniel’s vision encompasses the antichrist, the false prophet and the foundation of Satan’s empire, which is the United States through its false economy.

 

There is something about the ancient Babylonian empire that has become iconic to endtime prophecy and deserves center stage in God’s revelation of world events. The Babylonian empire invented the concept of banking and money lending sometime around Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, which is why God used Babylon to describe the evils of Satan throughout the discourse of endtime prophecy. We live in a world that we have created through money. Consequently, the further we wander into this manmade world, the more dependent we become on money and the further we stray from nature and the wilderness, hence the more susceptible we become to economic tyranny. People will have intentionally destroyed the economy so they can rebuild it according to their own specifications for the purpose of enslaving the people. Humanity will be controlled to the point of only a handful of people determining our lives. In other words we are on the brink of self-annihilation.

 

Rev 13:1 says, “And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.” The horns represent power, while the heads represent governmental leaders, thus making a distinction between puppet rulers and positions of authority. Government officials in America are puppet rulers, and that goes for virtually every developed country of the world, while the moneylenders are the true lords of the earth. On each head there was a blasphemous name. The Jewish Talmud is more blasphemous than intolerant Islam, implying that the heads of governments in America are adherents to the Jewish Talmud, who will spread their antichristian propaganda, condemning Christianity in society, and persecuting them to the death by gathering the saints into their concentration camps for execution.

 

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was about a statue made of four different metals, while Daniel’s dream was about four terrifying beasts that rose from the sea. They both resemble the four horsemen Revelation’s apocalypse that were given authority “over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, with famine, with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” They all depict Satan’s wrath. Dan 7-2 says, “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.” What you have with the illustration of a churning sea is a state of chaos. The wind represents Satan and the sea represents humanity. Through the combination of Daniel’s and Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams we have the scenario of economic disaster triggering racial instability, creating an atmosphere of global pandemonium churning up the nations of the world, and within this environment four great beasts arose from the sea of humanity, each different from each other. The number “four” keeps popping up. There were four metals to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, representing four distinct countries. Later, when the goat’s horn is broken, four other horns grew in its place. The book of Revelation mentions four horsemen. Now Daniel is saying there are four winds of heaven. All four metals of the statue represent distinct countries, but the kingdom of the antichrist is partly made of the same metal as the United States. It is a predator species that has strayed from nature and created its own world through economics, industrialization and technology. When its economy is uprooted and reformed, the end result is the goat.

 

Rev 6-1,2 says, “I watched as the Lamb opened the first of seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” The first seal is a rider on a white horse carrying a bow but mentioned no arrows, suggesting it is not a conventional war, but a war of economics. The fact that he rode a white horse suggests deception. The fact that it is a seal indicates that economically conquering the United States is the first of God’s judgments against America. The fact that he wore a crown indicates that the American government helped him achieve his goals. 

 

The second seal refers to WWIII, and the result is a worldwide economic disaster. The third seal refers to famine and to the true condition of the economy, according to Rev 6-5,6; the rider of the horse, “had a pair of scales in his hand saying, ‘a quart of wheat for a denarius [a days wages] and two quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and the wine,’” depicting inflation at unprecedented levels that will not effect the ultra rich. The fourth seal is the unraveling of civilization and death by famine, murder, pestilence and the wild beasts of the earth. The fact that people are killed by wild animals means that people have already started living in the wilderness, also that there is a population explosion of carnivorous predators (feral dogs) resulting from an increased food supply (human flesh). Finally, the fifth seal is martyrdom, which turns the proverbial corner, causing God to stand from His glorious thrown for the first time in two thousand years. 

 

God begins to intervene by evidence of the sixth seal, which involves an extremely large earthquake that will rock the earth so violently that the stars will appear to fall from the sky. Smoke and ash will partially block out the sun, turning the moon blood red, suggesting that this earthquake will trigger many volcanoes that were on the verge of erupting. This quake will be second only to the final earthquake that will literally remove every mountain preparing the earth for the Millennium.

 

Read these next three passages of Scripture keeping in mind that they refer to significant events that will shape the destiny of the world to fulfill Bible prophecy of a one-world government that requires its subjects to worship a man. There will be three assaults against the world by two different men both possessed by Satan at different times. Against popular belief there is more than one antichrist as it says in 1John 2-18, “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour” NIV. The ten horns will avail their resources to the antichrist in return for the opportunity to rule with him, each receiving a kingdom and authority when they pool their resources together as a single economic, military and political system. Their objective is to confiscate all the wealth of the world and to turn the earth into a giant sweatshop, so that they can rule over the nations in the most luxurious empire the world has ever known, designed just for them. The false prophet will be the first of two men that Satan will possess as he merges three of ten horns together to form an eighth horn (10+1-3=8). These ten horns are world banks that will hijack the global economy and launch the antichrist into power, siphoning off whole economies, betraying the spurious moneylenders and effectively controlling their militaries as the false prophet, who is also considered an antichrist. He will have corralled all the wealth of the world, but the next antichrist is the one that gets all the notoriety, because he calls for the extermination of Christianity in the world. He is a religious figure, who will demand the world’s worship posing as god in human flesh, similar to the character of king Nebuchadnezzar. He is the great whore of Babylon.

 

While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn [an eleventh horn], a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first [ten] horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully. Dan 7:8 NIV

 

The phrase, “eyes like a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully,” is a trademark of the antichrist and represents the head of the world economy, evidenced by the all-seeing eye on the back of our one-dollar bills. China, the leading producer of goods in the world, is continuing to loan money to the United States. We buy and consume their products, though we have not yet repaid them one thin dime. Essentially, we buy China’s products with the money they have loaned us, while our economy continues to weaken. When China quits showing a profit on the U.S. market, they will terminate their lending, causing our economy to come to a sudden standstill, since we no longer have a job-base to generate income. China will then attempt to confiscate American assets and exact rights and titles over property for payment on our loans. In other words, China has not been our lender for the past twenty years; they have been buying the United States. The governments of these respective moneylenders (Russia and China) will come and attempt to take possession of our country as collateral, who together represent the two-horned ram according to Dan 8-3,4, I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. I watched the ram as he charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and none could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great” NIV.

 

One truism of economics is that money is never lost; it is merely transferred. In this case the wealth of America along with its job-base has been transferred to China. The United States owes trillions of dollars and we have no means of repaying them, so the ten moneylenders will attempt to divvy up America among themselves. This nation’s government will be in effect taken over by the moneylenders to be governed not by politicians, but by the moneylenders themselves – by banks if you will, and they will hire puppet rulers to reside in positions of authority, who will see to it that their needs are met on a political level in order to achieve their goals to enslave the world in its tyrannical economic system. The bedfellow relationship between the governments and this economic system is already established, the basis of fulfilling Bible prophecy is already in place, so that there is nothing left to do but wait for this endtime scenario to unfold with a domino effect. China’s economy is already feeling the global decline, and as their profit margins reach zero, they will begin demanding our property as collateral, but as an economic strategist and opportunist, this eleventh horn will emerge from the ten toes of America’s oppression and will betray the moneylenders, assimilating three world banks on his rise to power, becoming greater than any of the other seven and will help the U.S. finance a military retaliation against Russia and China, becoming the grounds for the next world war, amounting to a nuclear exchange.

 

There will be a republican president in office, who will believe in war as part of his religion, who will not hesitate to start WWIII after receiving a promise that if he attacks Russia and China with a nuclear assault, America’s debts will be forgotten and America will regain its former glory as a world superpower with the help of a rogue moneylender. The United States will take the bait and bomb Russia and China into the Stone Age, but the man of lawlessness who is connected to the money system, who promised to help America if they go to war, will abandon America’s interests, and will siphon what is left of Russia and China’s economies as he previously did to America and all the other developed nations of the world. Meanwhile, a Middle Eastern nation with nuclear capability (possibly Iran) will wipe New York City off the map, which will mirror the impending fate of Babylon, the city of Satan (Rome). The global economy will then take a nosedive far greater than the crash of 1929 as Rev 6-6 speaks of a loaf of bread sold for a day’s wages. Like Hitler’s Germany, America will be ready to accept whatever terms is required to return to their former glory, but their glory will be broken forever. This next passage depicts the scenario just described; the United States is the goat in Dan 8,5-8 that refers to a military coup engendering World War III.

 

As I was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. He came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at him in great rage. I saw him attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and shattering his two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against him; the goat knocked him to the ground and trampled on him, and none could rescue the ram from his power. The goat became very great, but at the height of his power his large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven. Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land.  Dan 8:5-9 NIV

 

This passage refers to America first attacking the Middle East, and then attacking Russia and China, allies of each other. Although the Bible says that the antichrist and the false prophet work together, their relationship is tenuous at best. When it says the “goat came from the west crossing the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground,” it sounds like military air superiority, or possibly Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). Then it says that the goat’s one prominent “horn was broken off.” Just as the United States is basking in its victory, four powerful kings will replace him, who together will not have the power of the former goat. From those four European nations a fifth king will emerge (the Vatican of Rome), who will be a religious figure. He will be the second of two antichrists, the first being the false prophet, head of the world monetary system. The second antichrist will take his place over Jerusalem as Israel’s messiah after appealing to the orthodox Jews in response to a global revival that will have its roots and origins in Jerusalem. He will go there and set up his kingdom over them as an attempt to control the revival by claiming to be the object of their worship, but the saints will see through this man, but those who do not belong to Christ will believe in him (Matt 24,23-28).

 

After the devastation of World War III a bout with poverty and famine will grip the world, preparing peoples’ minds to receive this religious deception purely through desperation. The false prophet will use his global economy to rally the whole world around the antichrist’s religion for the purpose of establishing a one-world government. WWIII will leave the world in economic depression, which is the perfect condition for Satan to take complete control of mankind, and he will do it by bailing out all the nations of the world under the condition that they use his money to integrate into his new global economic system that will be facilitated by the mark of the beast. The following passage refers to this religious takeover that is reminiscent to the Catholic reign of the dark ages. It is the second of two assaults that Satan will levy against the world. The antichrist will launch a crusade against the saints.

 

Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.    Rev 13,11-18 NIV

 

The first beast emerged from the sea (of people), but the second beast emerged from the earth, that is, he came from hell! He is the false prophet; he is the one actually in command, but internal struggles for control cause fissures in their kingdom, which eventually leads to their demise. The passage above indicates that this economic strategist will reform Daniel’s two-horned ram (Russia and China; Dan 8,3-7), resulting in the false prophet. Revelation describes it as having two horns like a lamb, portraying it as a young, innocent creature, but also spoke like a dragon. He will cause all who refuse to worship the antichrist to be killed by forcing everyone to receive the mark, knowing that Christians will sacrifice their lives before they will take the mark, thus the mark is designed to expose Christians. The antichrist will have charisma enough to rally together the whole developed world for the purpose worshipping him, whose fatal wound had been so-called healed. The purpose of the antichrist is to glorify the false prophet, whose only interest is in money, wealth and power, while the purpose of the false prophet is to glorify the antichrist, whose main interest is in self-adulation. So, they will both help meet each other’s needs in an attempted symbiotic relationship, which ultimately fails because of Satan’s lack of unity.

 

And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"  Rev 13:1-2 NIV

 

This last world empire received the generic name beast because it was an economic system of unknown specie. Its overall appearance resembled a leopard (China, whose national emblem happens to be a dragon), suggesting that China contributes the overall appearance of this global economic system, except that it also has the attributes of a bear (Russia) and the mouth of a lion (Jerusalem). Together these make up the antichrist and the false prophet at the very end of time. The four heads of China (the Leopard) are the European countries of England, Spain, France and Rome, all of which were world empires in New Testament times in keeping with the pattern of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Dan 2:39).

 

In summary, the seals in Revelation chapter six are a series of events that will transpire in domino-effect with the antichrist coming to power at the end of the fifth seal, suggesting that these first five seals are not judgments from God per se, but are the act of human will, that is, the will of Satan (there’s no difference between man and Satan after man obeys him). The eleventh horn will rise from the ten horns of the monetary system and take over the world economy. By the time he has finished destroying the U.S. economy, he will have siphoned off all its wealth and power, leaving it in ruins. He will then turn to Russia and China and siphon off their resources after WWIII, leaving behind a smoldering pair of countries to reach his goal of owning all the wealth of the world. However, just as Satan is literally manifesting himself as god of this world, the true God of heaven will stand from his glorious throne and with His great and awesome power will begin to reign in his people through a massive worldwide revival originating in Jerusalem. In response to this revival, Satan will reform Catholicism and proclaim it the only religion of the world that all must use to worship god, posing as Israel’s messiah. He will enter their temple, attempting to complete his delusion as savior of the world for the purpose of stifling the Christian revival, but the orthodox Jews will extricate him from their temple. He will implement the mark of the beast at this point and begin a crusade of killing Christians, triggering the judgment of God in the form of the trumpets and later the bowls.

 

   

James R. Wuthrich

www.jeansbiblestudy.com

 

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The betrayal is now complete  35:52

 

An ancient parable predicts the end times  4:19

 

Eisenhower speech on military industrial complex    16:14

 

Ron Paul speaks against the Neo-conservatives    5:49

 

Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections    11:58

 

Senator Cruz/Robert Epstein: Rigging the 2020 Election    12:08

 

U.S. Government Preparing for Collapse (and Not in a Nice Way)    9:01

 

China reality check: Looming real estate disaster    12:53

 

The pathology of power    23:37

 

The crisis of dog-eat-dog style capitalism    11:11

 

Keiser Report: Will the dollar live to die another day?  25:44

 

Next 4 Years Will Be Worst in US History    23:10

 

Warren Pollock-US Twilight Zone of Pre-Collapse Just like Rome    45:31

 

Controlled Economic Demolition to be Rebuilt by the Antichrist    36:38

 

Kevin Shipp – Indictments Coming for Hillary and Co-conspirators    28:38

 

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Flowchart of the antichrist’s rise to power