When we understand Bible Prophecy, we can see the pictures God painted for us and how they all fit together like a giant puzzle!
This is why He said: Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
People have tried for millennia to interpret the prophecies of the bible, but they just couldn’t understand. Now that it’s the time of the end we can understand them. It’s not because we’re smarter or more spiritual than people in the past, it’s simply because God sealed them up until the time of the end, which is the time we’re living right now!
Now that we're in the final days, we can see exactly what they are!
And He went a step further, by showing us how the False Prophet rides the power of the Antichrist in Revelation 17 (more on this discussed below)
The picture God painted in Daniel 7 shows us that there will be four kings that will exist at the time of His return.
And the picture God painted in Revelation 13 shows us that the first three kings will be united with the fourth king, Antichrist and his ten nation union of Islamic nations.
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When we realize Satan's plans and understand exactly what he's doing in the world right now, we can really see this materializing right before our eyes!
Satan is not some dumb evil spirit flitting about, lying and whispering in people's ears trying to get them to stumble.
He's a very powerful fallen angel that has infiltrated our societies and taken control of our governments and has almost complete control of this world!
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2 Cor 4:4 says that Satan is the "god of this world" and that he's blinded the minds of those who don't believe in Jesus.
2 Cor 4:4 ... the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not ...
2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Thess 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS) 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (the lying wonders of Satan) 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
One thing we have to remember is that Satan does not love those people who worship him. He hates them. He's only using them to pursue his plans and he will stab them in the back and discard them when he's done.
The next puzzle piece is the prophecy of Daniel 2...
Daniel 2 shows explicitly that it will be the Holy Roman/Islamic empires (the EU and the Arab League today) that will be in power when Jesus returns.
Dan 2:33 ... his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. ... 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. ... 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
The fifth section is proven by history to be the Holy Roman / Islamic Ottoman empires.
Notice that the scriptures explicitly state that this kingdom will be "broken" and "divided", and will exist when Jesus returns to set up His kingdom. Verse 44 "in the days of these kings", the broken, divided, fifth kingdom, will God set up His kingdom.
If you've heard that this fifth section is still the iron of Rome, which is the fourth section, please note that this theory was made when they did not realize how Islam would rise in the last days, as we've seen in recent decades. Click this link to see why the Bible proves that Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 are not parallel but are two separate prophecies that end at the same place, when Christ returns.
You can see how the Holy Roman Empire is now the same area that is the European Union, and the Islamic Ottoman empire is now the same area that is the Arab League. Both of these together are the "broken" and "divided" kingdom that will be revived and in power when Jesus returns.
So how does this fit in the puzzle?
If the fourth beast of Daniel 7 is Islam, and two of the other three beasts are Britain and Germany, this prophecy in Daniel 2 fits quite nicely in the puzzle... Showing that the Holy Roman and Islamic empires will be revived with the EU and Arab league. You'll see how Russia fits in a minute, and how this picture fits the Holy Roman empire including Catholicism in an additional aspect.
So far, we see that the four "kings" or nations that will exist when Jesus returns are represented by the lion, bear, leopard and the ten horned beast. And, we know for sure that the last "world empire" will be the EU/Arab League in a reunion of the Holy Roman/Islamic empires.
Both Daniel 7 and Daniel 2 explicitly state that Jesus will take over the world when He returns.
The next puzzle piece is from Revelation 6 and Zechariah 6... the Seals/Four Horsemen of Revelation and the Spirits of Zechariah.
When we see how these spirits and "horsemen" appear to match our worlds religious and cultural worldviews and societies, we can see how it aligns with the other puzzle pieces.
These spirits control the standard/average mindset and thinking of the people under them. If you study the map, and look at the documentation linked above you can probably see what I mean. You don't have to agree with me, of course, but I think you'll see what I am talking about.
What religion is rising to power all over the world right now? Islam is quietly infiltrating all Western societies and growing in power.
The Antichrist will use two nations of the EU, Russia and 10 Islamic nations to create his political and military power base (Daniel 7).
The Antichrist will unite Catholicism and Islam into a One World religion and claim to be God (Daniel 2 and 2 Thess 2:4).
The area of focus in Biblical prophecy is centered on the place God chose to put His name (in Jerusalem).
When we put all of these prophecies together, and marry up the pictures God painted, we see the final One World Government with the One World Religion that the Antichrist will rule with the False Prophet.
All of prophecy fits this picture:
Islam is represented by the 10 kings of Revelation 17, 10 toes of Daniel 2, 10 horns of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13, the 4th beast of Daniel 7, and the clay of Daniel 2.
Green/Spotted horse of the Four Horsemen of Revelation and the Spirits of Zechariah.
The lion and leopard of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 represent part of the military power of the Antichrist, and the iron of Daniel 2.
Black horse of the Four Horsemen of Revelation and the Spirits of Zechariah.
The bear of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 represents part of the military power of the Antichrist.
Red horse of the Four Horsemen of Revelation and the Spirits of Zechariah.
The Great Whore of Revelation 17 represents the union of Catholicism and Islam with the Vatican riding on the power of the Antichrist, which is also the iron of Daniel 2.
White horse of the Four Horsemen of Revelation and the Spirits of Zechariah.
Some additional information for in-depth study: