THE KINGDOM OF SATAN IS EARTH

What is most important for all to become aware of is how Satan is god of this world; therefore wants all to love themselves, their church, or whatever any human being on this earth may direct their belief towards, which includes all that worship him as Satan being the world ruler – because just as human governments – once he has gotten his use from any that have been misled into his world of evil – they will become exterminated through many ways of death. Therefore know that this is no religious sermon filled with wrong direction, and that is because all religions, including Christianity have also been misled, therefore loved by congregations through smooth sound good words worldwide that pay tithes for lies. So now, according to the signs of the times in Matthew 24:4-13 and Revelation 6 beginning to magnify worldwide – truth on just how powerful Satan truly is – is being presented for those wanting to know their own future through these coming years.

What could possibly be more important than reality as it truly is? or do you prefer the father of lies all believe in unknown ways? So decide in your own mind to make a secure appointment for just sitting back, reading, and absorbing the most valuable words that you will ever be confronted with: because they contain human destiny in ways not known, taught, understood, or believed – because humankind teaches differently than our creator.

From the start, know also even though this is an excellent writing, I have made very few changes being from God and Jesus Christ to YHVH Elohim, and Yeshua HaMashiach, did away with only once or twice when the false trinity was mentioned, also the rapture being another mislead hundreds of millions have been led into believing, and eternal suffering in the fires of hell being another false belief as if our all knowing creator also loves placing eternal torture on billions.

At the end, for any wanting additional truth not taught, links provide many answers such as who I am, my only purpose in this life, and what it means to live own faith through putting no trust in humankind for help or even just basic needs.

LET THE TRUTH BEGIN

“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” (Ephesians 6:12).

Beyond the world of phenomena is the real world – the unseen world – from which great and decisive influences emanate with an impact on all people’s lives. Since humans also have a spirit, they are conscious of the spirit world and receptive to communication from it. The immense importance of spiritual influences necessitates a sound knowledge of spiritual realities. Even if people wish to ignore these realities they are nonetheless profoundly affected by it. The two great realities in the spirit world are the kingdom of Yehovah Elohim [God] and the kingdom of Satan.

These two kingdoms are in opposition to one another, contending for the souls of people and preparing to reveal themselves on earth. The kingdom of Satan will send the Antichrist to physically rule the world, while the kingdom of YHVH Elohim will send the true Yeshua HaMashiach, [not the human title Jesus Christ] to destroy the earthly kingdom of Satan and set up His millennial kingdom.

All the people of God are engaged in a struggle against the devil who is the great adversary of God. It is critically important that we understand the principles and strategies of Satan’s kingdom in order to prevail in the struggle.

  1. THE REALITY OF THE BATTLE AGAINST SATAN

The spiritual battle against evil forces is a very real one, and it is intensified as we approach the end of this dispensation. It confronts us with the responsibility to thoroughly understand the objectives and methods of the enemy. There are different spheres in which this struggle is waged. The most important battlefield is human lives that were created in the image of God. Satan’s attacks on the kingdom of light are aimed at dethroning YHVH and enthroning himself as the ruler of the universe. In the process he aims at controlling all people, spirit soul and body, and at being worshipped by them as if he were YHVH.

There are various forms and degrees of control that Satan presently has over people, and his final objective is to further expand this control. The Bible says that “the whole world lieth in wickedness” (1 Jn. 5:19). However, the kingdom of YHVH also has established interests here and a considerable number of followers on earth, but they are a minority in a predominantly evil world.

Despite this situation, YHVH still has undisputed sovereignty in the universe. But in His eternal counsels He decided to give to man the authority to subdue the earth and have dominion over it (Gen. 1:28). By yielding to Satan’s temptation in the Garden of Eden to rebel against YHVH, our first parents died spiritually and became subservient to another god – the devil. In this way the devil and his fallen angels became “the rulers of the darkness of this world”.

Fallen humankind was now confronted by two kingdoms – the kingdom of YHVH Elohim and the kingdom of Satan. A free will to decide for themselves to which kingdom they want to belong would be the deciding factor whether spiritual light or darkness would prevail on the earth, or specific parts of it. The wrong inclinations and unrepentant hearts of the majority of people is the reason why believers everywhere find themselves “in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom [they] shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15).

By deliberately living in darkness and sin, the great majority of people are the objects of YHVH’s judgements: “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19).

The majority support that the kingdom of darkness enjoys on earth is the reason why the Bible refers to “this present evil world” from which YHVH wants to deliver us (Gal. 1:4). The large masses that tread the broad way that leads to death and destruction are those “in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (2 Cor. 4:4). The god of this dark world is Satan. In John 14:30 Yeshua refers to him as “the prince of this world.”

But Satan does not rule over Christians as he has been dethroned in their lives. “The Son of YHVH was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (1 Jn. 3:8). Although being set free from the control of the Evil One, Christians are nevertheless engaged in the fierce battle that is waged against the kingdom of light. That is why the Bible emphatically commands us: “Put on the whole armour of Elohim, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11).

Satan’s attacks are not aimed at the people who are already in his power, as he oppresses and manipulates them at will. His attacks are aimed at the believers who oppose him and have committed themselves to help other people to be liberated from the powers of darkness. As such, the Christians have also declared war against him: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through Elohim to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of Elohim, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Yeshua wrongly known as Christ” (2 Cor. 10:3-5).

  1. WARS OF SATAN AGAINST THE KINGDOM OF ELOHIM

Satan applies different strategies in his war against the kingdom of God. His ultimate purpose is to gain absolute control and to establish a fully-fledged satanic world order in all spheres of life. He obviously realizes that time is running out for him and is now dramatically increasing the severity of his attacks. The different wars that he is waging are the following:

2.1 Religious war

It is a high priority of Satan to deceive people spiritually, thereby gaining control over their lives. Various methods are employed to achieve this objective, all of which are aimed at eroding faith in YHVH and replacing it with superstitions, or at supporting and perpetuating the superstitions and false religions of the deceived people:

False prophets

In his most disguised form, Satan attacks the church of Yeshua by infiltrating it with false prophets who pretend to be apostles of Yeshua. 1 John 4:1 says that “many false prophets are gone out into the world.” The Bible also reveals that, “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (2 Cor. 11:14-15). They utterly distort the Word of Elohim and also falsify it by way of new translations that deviate from the original text. A false Christian church is a powerful tool in the hands of Satan to deceive nominal Christians into believing that they are saved and heading for heaven, while it is not the case. Millions of naïve people expose themselves to damnable heresies without putting them to the test by discerning, in terms of Biblical principles, the spiritual powers that are at work in the preaching, in the ‘religious shows’ and in the literature that are presented to them.

False religions

In a more direct way, humanity is deceived by the non-Christian religions to worship idols that are disguised demons. The Bible says that the idols to which the heathens sacrifice, are demons (1 Cor. 10:19-20). Anyone participating in these sacrifices has fellowship with demons. The heathens do not know that Satan has deceived them. Neither do compromising, liberal, and ecumenical Christian churches realise these dangers, as they subscribe to the false idea that all religions worship the same God. Multireligious deception proliferates in our time and amounts to a complete denial of the unique position of Yeshua HaMashiach as the only Saviour of the world. The ecumenical ‘Christians’ should endeavour to become more aware of the activities of the god of this world who blinds the minds of people so that they do not see the truth.

Occult powers

A still more ostensible revelation of Satan is by means of occult or mystical practices. He still does not associate it openly with his name and his kingdom so that people may be more easily deceived into becoming unfaithful to God. The power of Satan is marketed and promoted by way of the New Age Movement, the Human Potential Movement, and related occult and mystical practices such as spiritual channelling, shamanism, magical powers, transcendental meditation, yoga, fortune-telling, psychic powers, astral projection, holistic healing, extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, etc. People are influenced to open themselves up to these powers and cosmic wisdom, and to freely draw on these resources. Eastern meditation is one of the most popular methods of effecting an altered state of consciousness, which leads to an openness to occult powers, cosmic wisdom, spirit guides and demons.

Satanism

The direct revelation of Satan can, because of the inherent repulsiveness of the idea, only be made to highly deceived, morally decadent, and spiritually degenerate people. In the past, these direct revelations were confined to small groups of people, but during the past two decades their numbers have vastly increased in the world. To these worshippers, Satan and his demons reveal themselves in all their abomination, vileness and bloodthirstiness. They demand animal or human sacrifices from their worshippers, as well as the murdering of certain persons.

2.2 War against moral values

The moral norms which Yehovah Elohim has established through His laws and precepts, and which the human conscience should acknowledge as right and good, are continually questioned, challenged, and broken down by Satan. Moral decline is promoted by demons. This is done with a view to replacing YHVH’s morality in the world by the opposite values of a satanic immorality. These two sets of values can be contrasted as follows:

GOD’S MORALITY SATAN’S IMMORALITY
Truth Lie
Righteousness Unrighteousness
Self-control Lawlessness
Honesty Deceitfulness and theft
Moral chastity Moral depravity and vileness
Soberness Drunkenness
Sincerity Slyness
Reverence to God Blaspheming of God
Orderliness Disorderliness
Meekness Arrogance
Peacefulness Violence
Forgivingness Revengefulness
Love Hate
Kindness Cruelty
Conservation Destruction

Satan knows that with his war against moral values he can achieve a great victory in the control and eventual destruction of humankind. The Roman Empire, for instance, was never defeated by military force but destroyed itself by way of internal moral decay. Sexual orgies, drunkenness, fornication, homosexuality, materialism, corruption, theft, and bribery gave rise to one scandal after another. Widespread immorality completely ruined the integrity and effectiveness of the governments in Rome and Constantinople.

The apostle James also contrasts the morality of YHVH with the moral depravity of a fallen world that lies in the sway of the Evil One:

“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good [conduct] his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, develish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (Jas. 3:13-18).

Under the cloak of humanistic reforms the world is, over a wide front, being drawn into a demonic immorality. When this process has advanced far enough the Antichrist, as the man of sin, will be revealed. He will be the leading figure in the new world order’s culture of sin. He will act according to his own will (Dan. 11:36), rule by means of satanic powers (Rev. 13:2), blaspheme God (Rev. 13:5-6), will, together with Satan, be worshipped by a morally and religiously utterly depraved human race (Rev. 13:4), be a tyrant and mass-murderer (Dan. 11:44), and order the execution of all people who refuse to worship him as god (Rev. 13:15).

2.3 Psychological war

A psychological war is also waged against humanity by inducing people to stop relying only on rational thinking which is based on logical facts. They are influenced to discover and use their hidden psychological potential by switching over from their rational ‘left brain’ to their creative ‘right brain’. Here they will discover a super memory, powers of self-healing, the ‘gifts’ of clairvoyance, telepathy, etc. These discoveries are allegedly associated with a hitherto unknown side of our human potential, referred to as the deeper self or the higher self. The extra-sensory techniques used to affect such a switchover are mainly transcendental meditation, self-hypnosis and yoga.

Various psychics, psychologists, and deluded ‘Christian’ counselors are guiding people in this new self-discovery that helps them to attain altered states of consciousness. Some of them discover their deeper self; others discover spirit guides that help them to regress to earlier lives, while others discover their abilities towards self-healing, etc. However, these ‘gifts’ and other discoveries are clearly mystical and demonic in nature. In doing so, people relinquish all forms of self-control by subjecting themselves to higher powers, they open themselves up to the working of unknown spiritual agents, and move into a cosmic realm in which ‘gifts’ are experienced that are clearly not from YHVH. They abandon all logical and rational arguments from the Bible, and thereby render proof that the god of this world (Satan) has indeed blinded their minds (2 Cor. 4:4).

The victims of Satan’s psychological war all think and act differently than before. Apart from their reliance on higher spiritual powers of unknown origin, most of them develop an entirely new world-view. They see everything as one (monism, or synthetic thinking), for instance the inherent unity of all religions. They no longer subscribe to antithetic thinking in which distinction is made between opposite categories of things such as the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil, the lie and the truth, etc. Satan’s world government (Rev. 13:3, 7) and his alliance of world religions (Rev. 17:3-5) will be perfectly acceptable to them.

2.4 Social war

As the Creator of human beings, YHVH also laid down rules for social identity and group forming to ensure the orderly functioning of social groups. Satan also relentlessly attacks these institutions in an effort to sow disorder and chaos.

YHVH created humans as male and female, with different characteristics and social roles assigned to each sex. Their appearance, conduct, dresses and hairstyles should reflect and conform to these differences. The men should in all respects be truly masculine and the females truly feminine. Satan tries to eliminate these differences through unisex reforms and endeavors to establish homosexuality as an alternative and socially acceptable lifestyle. Under his influence, society is also restructured on a non-sexist basis with a view to introducing uniform roles for all individuals irrespective of gender. Because YHVH appointed the man as head over his wife, resulting in a paternalistic society, Satan employs humanism and radical feminism to give impetus to his egalitarian reforms.

Cultural differences among various societies are also minimized by superimposing universally acceptable trends and institutions on groups with a strong sense of identity – the aim being to erode their patriotism and transform their members into planetary citizens. These reforms, in which national and ethnic identity are denied, form the basis of the neo-Babylonian world society of the future. In that society, any ideology can be subscribed to, any religion can be practiced, any type of marriage may be practiced (e.g. same sex) or none, and no moral norms are enforced. When this stage has been reached in the demonic war against YHVH’s standards for individuals, groups, and nations, Satan will have achieved his objective of creating cultural chaos and a lack of identity among human beings.

2.5 Economic war

In the kingdom of darkness, money and capital goods are regarded as very important means to control people’s lives. With it people can be controlled, bribed and induced to do things that they otherwise might not have done. The mere desire to become rich in material terms gives rise to a form of idolatry. The god of money is Mammon, which is one of the descriptive names of the devil. According to the Bible you cannot serve Elohim and Mammon at the same time (Mt. 6:24).

Satan clearly prepares to make full use of the power of money in the end-time. According to Revelation 13, the Antichrist will be in control of a cashless monetary system for the whole world, operated by a number system. Nobody will be able to buy or sell without this number.

Not only individuals, but also nations, will be economically controlled by a future world government headed by the Antichrist. Economic subservience to global economic structures, like the IMF and World Bank at present, will contribute towards the loss of national sovereignty.

2.6 Political war

Satan is clearly also engaged in a political war against humanity. YHVH’s order for human communities is based on the principle of sovereign nations, each with its own government and territory. According to Acts 17:26, YHVH determined the boundaries of their habitation. Satan’s first rebellion against the existing order of independent nations was the motivating force behind the establishing of the ancient Babylonian Empire and the building of the tower of Babylon. This effort was aimed at political, religious, economic, and linguistic unity on earth (Gen. 11:4-6). The Babylonian ideology of globalism was wrong in the eyes of the YHVH; consequently He confused their plans and forced the participating nations to move away and follow an independent existence without domination by a world empire.

The devil never relinquished his plans for an alternative order of global political domination of the nations. Various world empires were established through the ages. They all oppressed and exploited the nations, imposed a heathen religion on them, and also undermined other cultures by enforcing cultural and linguistic conformity to their own institutions. Some of the efforts to establish such world empires were unsuccessful, for instance that of Hitler in World War II.

Whenever Satan makes an attempt in this direction he prepares a suitable strongman who rises to a position of political leadership, to the extent that he becomes a military dictator who conquers and subjects other nations. Through the expansion of his empire he then becomes a world leader. Such power was always abused by inducing or forcing people to rebel against YHVH by bowing the knee to man-made idols. Due to their inherent immorality, corruption, and oppression of other nations, all these empires eventually collapsed.

According to the Bible Satan will, before the Second Coming, use all his means to once more overthrow YHVH’s order of independent nations by incorporating them into a new world order of international political, religious, economic, social, and linguistic unity. The man that he has chosen to head the new world order is called the Antichrist, the beast, and the man of sin in the Bible. The world empire that he will establish will be a repetition of the Babylonian Empire of Nimrod and Nubuchadnezzar. For that reason, the end-time world empire is quite aptly called Babylon in Revelation 17 and 18.

Like Nimrod of old, the Antichrist will deify himself. Through deceptive diplomacy he will persuade other nations to join the new world order of global unity. It will initially, therefore, be a common, negotiated agreement. In their vision for a united world they might paraphrase Genesis 11:4 as follows: “Come, let us build ourselves a city as world capital in the Middle East, and establish a powerful world religion which exalts and enthrones man; and let us make a name for ourselves as planetary citizens, lest we be divided and scattered over the face of the earth.”

Diplomatic negotiations for the establishing of a new world order have already been conducted under the auspices of the USA, the United Nations and other world bodies. When the Antichrist is revealed, he will pursue these negotiations to their final conclusion. Daniel says: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week” (Dan. 9:27). This prophetic week represents a period of seven years, and refers to the coming tribulation period.

When the Antichrist is accepted as world leader, it will be at the cost of the deceived nations with whom he has confirmed a covenant. He will not act in their best interests, but in the interests of Satan who prepared and empowered him for his position. John says: “…and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Rev. 13:2).

We must clearly understand that apart from his attacks on individuals and groups, the devil also follows a strategy to deceive the nations to serve him and to join his antichristian new world order of political and religious unity. In Revelation 20:3 we read that Satan will, after the second coming of Jesus, be bound and confined to a bottomless pit “that he should deceive the nations no more.” After the thousand years he will be released to once more deceive the nations and mobilize them for a war against the kingdom of God (Rev. 20:7-10).

At present, the nations are deceived into sacrificing their sovereignty on the altar of regional and global unity. The moves to achieve European unity are good examples of this dangerous trend. The process of political unification will end up in a new world order and global governance. By that time Satan’s strongman, the Antichrist, will offer his services to the deceived masses. Revelation 13 says: “…and all the world wondered after the beast… and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Rev. 13:3, 7).

2.7 Military wars

In association with his political war against independent nations – particularly those nations who strongly resist satanic ideologies – Satan actively resorts to military wars of conquest to establish and expand evil empires. He is the “God of forces” (Dan. 11:38) who uses his power in various ways to deprive nations of their independence by subjecting them to strong adversaries who, wittingly or unwittingly, advance the interests of the kingdom of darkness.

Many wars have been instigated by Satan against Israel in an effort to obliterate the Chosen People from whom the Messiah was born and to whom He will shortly return to rule the world from the throne of David. These wars were often motivated by conspiracies against YHVH:

“Keep not thou silence, O God… For, lo, thine enemies… have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: the tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites… the Philistines… Assur also joined with them” (Ps. 83:1-8).

Relentless wars against Israel and various Christian communities and nations were waged in New Testament times by the Roman Empire, Islamic nations, the Vatican, the Nazis, various Communist countries, etc. Satan inspires these wars, and will continue to do so. Two wars that are probably the highest on Satan’s agenda for the end-time are the Russo-Arab invasion of Israel (Ezek. 38-39) and the Third World War (the battle of Armageddon). Active demonic instigation will occur to mobilize the armies of the world:

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty… And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” (Rev. 16:13-15, 16).

As we move closer to the tribulation period, wars and revolutions will continue to escalate with a view to bringing about total disarray among the nations. In this way they will be prepared to accept the temporary peace and unity that the Antichrist will offer them, and become subjects of his world empire. They will relinquish their political and economic independence and also willingly worship Satan’s ‘Prince of Peace’ as their Messiah.

  1. SATAN’S SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

The seven types of war that Satan wages against mankind and the kingdom of YHVH are planned and co-ordinated within his own kingdom. Although he operates from spiritual spheres he has a power hierarchy and typical institutions of government for the execution of specific tasks. It is the actions of these principalities and structures of authority that we should resist: “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” (Eph. 6:12). From its diverse activities it is evident that the kingdom of Satan has the following seven departments:

3.1 Department for personal attacks

This department functions like the intelligence section of a human government, with the difference that its members collect information on all people on earth. The information is used to exploit people’s weaknesses, to encourage their passions and evil desires, to seduce mislead, oppose and accuse them, and also to rob or kill them. On this level every Christian is continuously involved in spiritual warfare against such demonic attacks. We must achieve victory in the power and in the Name of the Lord Jesus. “[Therefore] take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:13).

3.2 Department for groups and governments

The Bible clearly alludes to the fact that from the kingdom of darkness attacks are leveled against all interest groups and governments in order to distort their vision and to mislead them ideologically. Worldly, humanistic ideologies are offered to them to seduce them to play into Satan’s hands. Paul warned against deceptive philosophies when he said: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit” (Col. 2:8). This phenomenon increases in the end-time:

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Tim. 4:1).

The perverted and godless world in which we live has its own ideological principles. Examples of the corrupting ideologies embraced by governments, political parties, educational institutions and other bodies are humanism, atheism, evolutionism, socialism, communism, liberalism, existentialism, relativism, pragmatism, globalism, New Age thought, as well as all the false religions. If only one of these ideologies gains control over a country or an organization, it constitutes a great victory to the kingdom of darkness. Just think of the potential for mass deception in countries that are officially identifying with communism or one of the non-Christian religions.

Because a government has extensive powers to determine the ideological orientation of a country, its educational policy and other public matters, it is a high priority of Satan to deceive nations, their political leaders and governments. In Daniel 10:13 and 20 we read about the princes of Persia and Greece. They were highly ranked demons with the assignment to deceive entire nations and use them as instruments in Satan’s struggle against the people of YHVH (Israel). These demons withstood the angel of the Lord, indicating that there are also conflicts between the angels of YHVH and the fallen angels of the devil. In The Bible Knowledge Commentary, p. 1366-7, Profs. Walvoord and Zuck say the following about the war against Satan’s angels who are controlling certain nations:

“In Daniel 10:12-14 Gabriel explained the reason for the delay in YHVH’s answer to Daniel’s prayer. YHVH had dispatched Gabriel with a message for him, but Gabriel was hindered by the prince of the Persian kingdom… who must have been a satanic adversary.

“YHVH has arranged the angelic realm in differing ranks. Gabriel and Michael have been assigned authority over angels who administer Elohim’s affairs for the nation Israel (cf. Michael in Dan. 10:21, 12:1 and Jude v. 9). In imitation Satan has also apparently assigned high-ranking demons to positions of authority over each kingdom. The prince of the Persian kingdom was a satanic representative assigned to Persia.

“To seek to prevent Gabriel’s message from getting to Daniel, the demonic prince attacked Gabriel as he embarked on his mission. This gives insight into the nature of the warfare fought in the heavenlies between Elohim’s angels and Satan’s demons to which Paul referred in Eph. 6:12. The battle between Gabriel and the prince (demon) of Persia continued for three weeks until Michael, one of the chief princes of the angelic realm (cf. Dan. 10:21 and 12:1) came to Gabriel’s assistance. Such angelic-demonic conflict indicate something of Satan’s power.”

Many nations and governments in our time clearly demonstrate that they are influenced and even controlled by the kingdom of Satan! They heed the call of the prince of darkness by abrogating Christian constitutions in which the supremacy of the Triune God YHVH is recognized, the phasing out Christian education in state schools, the degrading of Christianity by demoting it to the same level as the non-Christian religions, and by substantially lowering the moral standards in a country through the legalizing of prostitution, homosexuality, abortion, and other immoral practices. In this way a lawless, immoral, violent, and barbaric lifestyle is promoted. All that remains to happen in such a pernicious world society is the revelation of the man of sin, the Antichrist, who will be Satan’s ruler over a wicked and perverted generation.

3.3 Department for the infiltration and deception of the Christian faith

In this department, much emphasis is placed on theatrics. The church of Christ is studied and imitated to enable false prophets to easily infiltrate and deceive it. The demons that are assigned to this duty select the best possible human collaborators to do their evil work. These are then converted into false prophets who are wolves in sheepskins. These people are usually esteemed and influential persons in society whose opinions as pastors or theologians carry a lot of weight. Their deceptive teachings are very subtle forms of disinformation that cannot be easily discerned from the truth. Their supporters must have blind and unconditional faith in them. Paul says:

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

Such people cause great confusion in the kingdom of YHVH Elohim. The following features are typical of false prophets:

Misleading Pharisees

“Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” (Mt. 23:28). They pretend to be what they are not. They proclaim a dead form of godliness “to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Mt. 23:15). We are clearly warned against these heretics: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Mt. 7:15).

Stumbling-blocks in God’s kingdom

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in” (Mt. 23: 13). These preachers are esteemed spiritual leaders who are not only unsaved themselves, but they act as stumbling-blocks to hinder those who are searching for the Lord. In their preaching they split hairs over trivial issues, but the important subjects of sin, condemnation and salvation are not addressed. “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel” (Mt. 23:24).

Proclaimers of a false peace

For the sake of popularity, a false prophet proclaims a false peace to pacify people and induce them to continue with their sins under the premise that a loving Elohim will not condemn them. At the same time the false prophets who are used of Satan, keep themselves busy with corruption and self-enrichment. “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace” (Jer. 6:13-14; cf. also Jer. 14:13-16).

They deny Yeshua HaMashiach [Christ]

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of” (2 Pet. 2:1-2).

The collaborators of Satan enjoy great public support. Peter says that many will follow their false teachings. They abhor and scoff at the evangelical churches who still preach a Biblical doctrine of salvation based on the virgin birth of the Yeshua [Lord Jesus], His Deity, His atoning death on the cross post or tree, His resurrection from the dead, and His coming again in glory. The false prophets are also campaigning against those who believe in the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. They describe such people as naïve, uninformed and outdated in their views. Satan especially hates Genesis and revelation, as his doom is predicted in the former and his execution is described in the latter. His collaborators embrace evolution and deny the literal truth of the Creation account. They also try to spiritualise away the end time prophecies in their campaign to undermine the credibility and literal application of God’s Word.

False prophets who deny the Divinity of Yeshua [Christ] abound in most of the large theological seminaries and faculties of theology at the various universities. Their influence is most destructive, as they are busy training the following generation of “unfaithful servants” who will further lower the spiritual standards of denominations.

[Also realize that through thousands of years, Bible translation has made many mistakes; thus added many flaws to all versions of the Holy Bible – but through following its written instruction in ways very few actually do while looking only to YHVH, and proving all things – His truth will be made within any He calls out of this world. John 15:19 means becoming disassociated with all worldly ways through walking the walk in Colossians 3.]

Extra-Biblical revelations

The false prophets turn away from sound Biblical exegesis and rely on extra-Biblical revelations of a highly questionable nature. They prefer to follow their intuition and justify it by saying, “God told me this or that.” They also talk about their dreams, visions, messages received from angelic beings, and even astral travels to heaven where they allegedly talk to deceased saints. These messages are conveyed to their followers rather than preaching the Word of God.

Small gods, signs and wonders

In the end-time, many false prophets appear on the scene and deceive large massive crowds with sensational signs and wonders. Some of them do not hesitate to call themselves apostles, prophets, or even gods. They command powers that can make people swoon and fall down on the floor, behave as if drunk, shake or laugh uncontrollably, shout at the top of their voices, bleat, roar, make animal noises or behave in other bizarre ways. Biblical justification is then given for these phenomena. The Lord Yeshua warned against the false prophets and their deceptive methods:

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many… For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall [show] great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Mt. 24:11, 24).

So do not underestimate Satan’s department for the infiltration and deception of the Christian church. Take ‘cognisance’ of this possibility and guard against it. The Lord Yeshua “spoiled principalities and powers, He made a [show] of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Col. 2:15). We should be able to identify the false prophets and expose their deceptive teachings under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. John said:

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 Jn. 4:1).

3.4 Department for the perversion and destruction of Elohim’s Word

Throughout the ages, incessant attacks were made against the written Word of Elohim by perverting and distorting it with wrong exegesis, and also by providing and using new translations that deviate from the original manuscripts. In this way people become doctrinally deceived and also ignorant about vital promises and warnings in the Bible. There is only one way to correct their heresies and falsifications, and that is the continued proclaiming of the true and unadulterated Word of Elohim:

“I charge thee therefore before Yehovah Elohim, and the Lord Yeshua HaMashiach, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” (2 Tim. 4:1-5).

3.5 The department for false religions

It is obvious that Satan concentrates largely on the founding and expansion of false religions in his efforts to deceive mankind. In this way he confronts and persecutes Christianity from the outside and deceives millions billions of people to worship idols [or anything material or worldly]. In this context, he and his demons still disguise themselves behind masks in order that the deceived people may remain under the impression that they are dealing with gods, spirit guides, ancestral spirits, or ascended masters of wisdom. By sacrificing to these gods and spirits, camouflaged demons are actually worshipped. Paul warned against this practice:

“What say I then? That the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to devils, and not to Elohim: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils” (1 Cor. 10:19-20).

The Biblical command is: “[Therefore], my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry” (1 Cor. 10:14).

3.6 The department for occult powers

From his mystical, supernatural spheres Satan and his demons can manifest a great variety of occult powers among people on earth. It is done selectively and in such a way that they will not realise that these powers come from the devil. Occult powers manifest as supernatural abilities such as psychic powers, extrasensory perception, signs and wonders, holistic healing, witchcraft, magic, spells, divination, fortune-telling, clairvoyance, astral projection, levitation, and the ability to go through fire by walking over hot coals. Thousands of years ago, Israel was strictly warned against engaging in practices of this nature:

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a nacromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee… For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners” (Deut. 18:10-14).

3.7 The department for Satanism

The seventh department in the kingdom of darkness is concerned with the unconcealed worship of Satan as the cruel, revengeful, and power-hungry god of a fallen world. Because of the highly gruesome nature of this practice it is only people who are in the darkest depths of spiritual and moral depravity who would feel inclined to go to these extremes.

As the spiritual and moral falling away in the world increases, there are more perverted human beings who take pleasure in violence, rebellion, curses, bloodshed, skeletons, liquor and drug abuse, sexual orgies, and the most grisly satanic rituals. What were earlier small groups of people who met in dark dens in deserted places to worship Satan and to sacrifice to him, have now grown into millions of supporters all over the world.

Apart from the fact that Satan is a rebel and a murderer he also wishes to be worshipped and honoured by his followers. Those who are prepared to accept and worship him in spite of his cruelty and ugly characteristics become involved with Satanism. In America and other countries there are also branches of the Church of Satan that was established by Anton LaVey in 1966.

In Satanism there is a hierarchy through which a member moves to the top structure; consequently, many of the new members have only limited knowledge on who and what Satan really is. As they become deeper involved in the movement they also learn to know him better and become more and more like him.

There are various reasons why people become involved with Satanism. Some are motivated by a spirit of extreme rebellion. They revolt against the social order, reject all authority and the norms of decency, and then associate with the great rebel, Lucifer. Others crave for mystical, supernatural power and approach the devil to get it from him. There are also people with murderous inclinations arising from a thirst for revenge, who join forces with the great murderer and execute their plans with accomplices of an equally corrupted spirit. A common attraction is the sexual orgies and the availability of liquor and drugs at the meetings of Satanists.

Another reason why people approach Satan is to become financially prosperous. Many of the members of rock bands in America have approached high priests or witches of satanic groups to sell their souls to Satan in exchange for fame and prosperity. With their own blood they sign a covenant with Satan. The obligation then rests on them to promote themes like witchcraft, magic, drugs, Eastern cults, or Satanism in their songs.

One of the most important activities at their meetings is sacrifices to Satan, accompanied by prayers to him. Animals are sacrificed to him, but in some cases also humans. Instances are known where abducted people have been sacrificed to Satan, as well as the unregistered babies of cult members. Those participating in the ritual drink blood mixed with liquor or drugs. Demons also appear at meetings and take possession of people who open themselves up to them.

The captives of Satan are on the lowest level of spiritual and moral corruption imaginable. Nobody should even take the first step in this direction. The Bible says: “Neither give place to the devil” (Eph. 4:27). The advice of James is: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (Jas. 4:7). Peter adds to this when he says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith” (1 Pet. 5:8-9). Do not take the dangerous risk of becoming acquainted with the depths of Satan by descending into the pit of Satanism (Rev. 2:24).

  1. CHARACTERISTICS OF SATAN AND HIS ACCOMPLICES

From a study of Satan’s methods of work among people in general, as well as the unbridled and extreme manifestations of his evil nature within the Satanist movement, the following 13 basic characteristics of him and his accomplices are evident:

4.1 Rebellion

Satan means Adversary. His rebellion and opposition against God started in heaven. In the book of Isaiah God says about Satan:

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart:, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?’” (Is. 14:12-17).

Satan is still the great adversary who promotes anarchy by rejecting all authority and laws. He undermines divine and human authority in an effort to create total chaos. That is part of the struggle that he waged against the kingdom of light through the ages. Satanists are possessed by the same spirit of rebellion and anarchy. They show it by painting the Anarchy symbol (A) on walls or floors of public buildings. The circle around the symbol, which is also used with other symbols, is the circle of power. The occult power of Satan must be kept inside the circle, and danger outside.

4.2 Destruction of God’s creation

The entire creation of God is a target for Satan’s destructive works. He is intent on polluting, poisoning, burning and destroying the earth and its natural resources with the aim of making it uninhabitable. The more control Satan gains over a people and their culture, the more he blinds the minds of people, erodes their values and sense of responsibility, and transforms them into materialistic and covetous people who overexploit or destroy nature in a callous and unscrupulous way to benefit themselves at any cost. Trees are cut without replacing them, pastures are overburdened and destroyed, soil erosion is allowed to continue unchecked, land and sea animals are hunted without allowing stocks a reasonable chance to recover, while land, water and the atmosphere are polluted to the extent that the survival chances for man and animals are seriously endangered. It is clearly Satan’s agenda to destroy the world which God has given to man to be cultivated and controlled in a sustainable manner. In the great tribulation, Satan will come very close to causing a total ecological collapse on earth.

4.3 Destroying of God’s institutions

Satan and his followers not only endeavour to promote the destruction of the physical creation, but also God’s institutions for the orderly existence of human societies. Of these, marriage and government institutions are the most important targets for attacks. Satanists often curse the marriages of Christians in the hope that they will succumb to pressure and divorce. Sexual promiscuity and cohabitation is promoted in various ways.

Continuous efforts are also made to bring down or subvert governments and institutions for the maintenance of law and order. The police are strongly despised and hated because they maintain law and order and thus impede a movement towards anarchy. They also hunt down Satanists who contravene certain laws. The police force and other security services are consequently undermined and sometimes infiltrated by Satanists to get covert protection through inside information. To protect themselves against the police, Satanists use code names for one another at meetings, and they also maintain secrecy about their addresses and places of employment. In this way a member who may be arrested by the police, does not have valuable information that may lead to the prosecution of other members. In this way, Satan protects his agents who must sow chaos, disorder and anarchy in society.

4.4 Sabotage and underground activities

In Satan’s empire there is a strong commitment to sabotage in order to break down what has been built up. That does not only involve the ruining, burning or destruction of buildings, cars, and other property, but also the non-material possessions of a nation. This includes the sabotage of educational standards and other forms of academic terrorism by which tertiary institutions are threatened. Most of these activities are planned underground by a network of secret societies. The evil plans of Satan are then executed by various front organisations. Covert attacks are in this way made on a society to deprive its members of their material and spiritual goods, and leave them destitute. Christian civilization is incessantly attacked and undermined by the forces of darkness in their campaign of hatred.

4.5 Lying and the spreading of evil doctrines

Because the devil is the father of lies, he fights all forms of the truth and endeavours to substitute it with lies. This attitude emerges from the demonic ideology of opposite values in which everything that is good, is, in Satan’s domain, regarded as bad. Nice, clean, honourable and positive things are despised by the devil and his followers. In their place ugly, vile, dishonourable and negative things are presented. Filthy, pornographic material is displayed in public places to promote the process of spiritual, psychological and bodily defilement, thereby putting Satan’s stamp on society. Doctrines of demons are also disseminated in the form of distorted religious, political and philosophical ideologies. Churches, governments, political parties, and universities clearly show the results of this assault from the underworld. In many theological seminaries, demonic teachings have been firmly established in which the Deity and virgin birth of Jesus as well as the inerrancy of the Bible are denied. Demonic signs and wonders have also found their way into many churches and Christian movements through the mediation of false prophets. Satanists also infiltrate many churches to spread their evil influence there.

4.6 Cursing and blaspheming

The devil and his followers hate, despise, reject, and slander the Triune God, the Christians and Israel. Devil means False accuser or Slanderer, and that is exactly what he is doing. An extended vocabulary of swear-words, curses, and slanderous talk is used. Curses are placed on individuals, groups, churches, and even on an entire country. The Name of God is also blasphemed. This will be a major characteristic of the Antichrist: “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies… And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven” (Rev. 13:5-6). All people who participate in this evil practice are playing directly into the hands of Satan.

4.7 Opposition against the cross of Jesus and the Christian church

The kingdom of darkness is fanatically opposed to the church of Jesus Christ and tries to question, discourage, deceive, infiltrate, oppress, forbid, or destroy it in every possible way. Some of the symbols that they use in this campaign are the following:

The broken cross

In this symbol, the cross of Jesus is turned upside down and the horizontal bars broken to point diagonally to the bottom. It represents the rejection and destruction of Christianity – something to which every Satanist must commit him or herself. Witches use the same symbol. A number of radical peace movements also use this symbol, to which they refer as the peace sign. One of these groups campaigns against the use of nuclear weapons. Although their cause may be just, they are guided by Satan as the angel of light and are looking for a false, humanistic peace outside Christ. In their concept of peace there is no place for peace with God based on the atoning death of Jesus on the cross. To the contrary – the cross of Jesus is broken and rejected to allow fallen man to establish his own peace outside God. This false peace, which is also promoted by the New Age Movement and the new world order, is a deceptive prelude to the great tribulation: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1 Thess. 5:3).

The inverted cross

This cross is not broken, but turned upside down. It indicates the rejection of Jesus Christ and contempt for the gospel of salvation. Inverted symbols are typical of the opposite values pursued by Satanists. People who are sometimes sacrificed to Satan on Black Sabbath are crucified upside down in accordance with this tradition.

The cross of confusion

This is a cross of which the long lower leg is curled to resemble a reversed question mark. It is also a satanic cross by which the genuineness and power of the cross of Jesus is questioned. The rock group Blue Oyster Cult uses this symbol on their record covers.

The Ankh cross

This is an Egyptian symbol of life, of which the short upper bar forms a circle. It also depicts a combination of the female and male signs of Isis and Osiris. Satanists use it as a sex symbol for their sexual orgies.

4.8 Immoral behaviour

Because the Bible upholds high moral standards, the Adversary makes it his business to break down these standards and replace them with the most extreme forms of immorality and misconduct. Filthy habits, swearing and vile conversations, anti-social behaviour, a propensity for nakedness, fornication, homosexuality, corruption, violence, and theft are all part of an immoral lifestyle that is continuously promoted by Satan. He is the author of sin and seeks to establish an international culture of sin among all nations. That is why his future world leader, the Antichrist, is also referred to as “that man of sin” (2 Thess. 2:3).

During the rule of the Antichrist the decadence and immorality on earth will be comparable with the days of Noah and Lot. Of the time of Noah the Bible says: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually… for the earth is filled with violence through them” (Gen. 6:5, 13). In the time of Lot, homosexuality and violence were rife. Because of the extreme immorality and rebellion of people, God poured out His wrath over them.

During the coming rule of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, immorality and rebellion against God and His norms will again take on unprecedented proportions. As a result, the world will be surrendered to a great tribulation as there was never before; and if those days are not shortened no flesh will be saved (Mt. 24:21-22). Sin is the reason why God judges people. Satan makes it his job to plunge individuals, groups, and even whole nations into sin by presenting it as human freedom and an acceptable way of life. In the Satanist movement the culture of sin already reigns supreme.

4.9 The use of occult power

Satan doubtlessly has considerable power, which he actively uses for the promotion and extension of the interests of his kingdom. He makes it available to Satanists, magicians, witches, diviners, necromancers, psychics, and various other practitioners of occult powers and wisdom. Through these people it is channelled to the wider community. Occult powers are also offered to false prophets who infiltrate Christian churches and work sensational signs and wonders. In the end-time, this phenomenon will increase considerably.

In His prophetic discourse the Lord Jesus said: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall [show] great signs and wonders” (Mt. 24:24). In this way Satan and his collaborators will pave the way for coming of the ultimate false Christ, who is the Antichrist. Paul says his coming is “after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9). The false prophet will have the same occult powers. John says about him: “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast… And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth… And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast” (Rev. 13:12-14). In the coming new world order, the occult powers and ‘cosmic wisdom’ dispensed by Satan will be much sought after by both political and spiritual leaders. Those without it will be disregarded as ignorant and powerless.

4.10 Self-deification

In his kingdom, Satan insists on being referred to as the god and ruler of the universe. People must also accept him in this capacity when they conclude covenants with him. It is his great desire to have dominion over all people. He already has a considerable degree of influence and authority over the deceived nations of the world but he is not content with that. Like so often in history, he wishes to institute a world government with absolute powers over the inhabitants of the earth. People must be ruled with an iron fist and be forced to worship Satan or his demons that pose as idols. According to the Bible, a satanic world government will indeed be instituted by the Antichrist. It will be a revival of the Babylonian and Roman world empires in which occult powers and idolatry were rife. Satan will give his power and authority to the Antichrist and also insist on being worshipped by all people (Rev. 13:2-4). Many of the followers of Lucifer also deify and exalt themselves, and become very arrogant.

4.11 Murderer

Satan “was a murderer from the beginning” (Jn. 8:44). He takes pleasure in killing people so that they may be plunged into hell where eternal death awaits them. His followers are also attracted by murder, murder weapons, blood, and skulls. The more gruesome a murder scene is, the more they like it. When Satan is finished using people for a certain task, he kicks them aside, drives them to commit suicide, or uses other people to kill them. Anton LaVey, the satanic priest who started the First Church of Satan in America on the sixth day of the sixth month in 1966, and who also wrote the satanic bible, died in 1997 in a very mysterious way. The last few months before his death he suffered heavily from depression and may have committed suicide.

4.12 Demonic possession

A commonly used method in the kingdom of Satan is that of demonic possession. Satan and his fallen angels are spirits who are dependent on possessing people and working through them. They can also influence and deceive people without possessing them, but it remains a priority with them to get full control over their victims. A demon who possesses a person, completely changes the personality of his host, controls his will and emotions, intimidates and commands him by way of telepathic orders, or even by talking to him/her in an audible voice. He tortures the person if he refuses to execute orders. The victim gets frightening nightmares, is forced to display weird pictures on the walls of his room and to wear black clothes. In the satanic cult there are high priests who are possessed by a number of demons, each with his own name. They can be given certain assignments by the high priest.

4.13 The worshipping of Satan

Satan is the undisputed head of his kingdom and demands the loyalty and worship of all his subjects. The Satanists must continually worship him and bring sacrifices to honour him. They mainly use the name Lord Satan when they worship him, but they sometimes invert the name to become Natas. They also address him as Lucifer or Leviathan. In illustrations he is depicted as a human-like being with the head of a goat, or only as a black goat. The symbol that is mostly used in connection with him is the inverted pentagram. The head of a goat is sometimes drawn in the pentagram. At satanic meetings a large, encircled pentagram is drawn on the floor and black candles are placed on each of the five points of it, which are lit by magical power. Demons that are called up appear in the middle of the pentagram.

Although Satan and his demons are indirectly worshipped by millions of people who worship idols, it remains his final objective to be directly worshipped in his undisguised form as Lucifer. Together with the Antichrist, who will be the leader of the future luciferic world order, the dragon (Satan) will be worshipped by all people. Refusal to obey will be punishable by death:

“…and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast?… and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” (Rev. 13:3-4, 15).

In the coming hour of darkness, millions of people will openly worship Satan.

  1. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

We will now briefly indicate from the Bible how the struggle between the kingdoms of light and darkness will develop in future. Due to its increased perversion and corruption, the world is heading inexorably toward a satanic take-over. At the height of the Antichrist’s reign of terror during the great tribulation, Satanism will be the only officially recognized and compulsory world religion. This darkest hour in human history will commence in the middle of the tribulation period, shortly after a war between angels and demons has broken out in heavenly places during which Satan will be cast down on earth. He will know that he has little time to accomplish his evil plans and will act with intensified anger and viciousness:

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not… And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him… Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:7-9, 12).

Satan will know that he only has 3½ years to implement his plans for world domination and to be worshipped by all people. The Bible is very clear about the fact that Jesus Christ will return to earth with a heavenly army at the end of the great tribulation, placing His feet on the Mount of Olives outside the Old City of Jerusalem, and judging His enemies. Satan will muster all his forces to fight against Yeshua to try and prevent this divine intervention in his kingdom. This conflict is called the battle of Armageddon. Satan will use evil spirits to incite the kings of the world to send their armies to Israel for this great battle against Yeshua and His heavenly hosts (Rev. 16:13-16).

The battle of Armageddon will not last very long, as it will be a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohim. The Lord will quickly and effective deal with Satan and all his deceived horde:

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that [worked] miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had 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… And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years; and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled… And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations… and fire came down from Elohim out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” (Rev. 19:19-20; 20:1-3, 7-10).

Before the second coming of Yeshua, when the dragon, the beast and the false prophet will be conquered and judged, a mustering of satanic powers will occur on earth as never before. The devil will know that his time is short, and the Antichrist will also have knowledge about the prophecy that he will be destroyed by the coming of the true Yeshua HaMashiach (2 Thess. 2:8). As in the case of Lucifer, his hatred and revengefulness will know no bounds, “therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many” (Dan. 11:44).

  1. ARE YOU A VICTIM OR A CONQUERER?

In the light of this information on the kingdom of Satan, there are a few questions that each of us needs to seriously ask ourselves. Some people may be shocked to learn about the plans and modus operandi of the kingdom of darkness, but nevertheless remain under the illusion that these things do not directly influence them. The fact is that Satan does not miss a single person on earth. As a result of the fall of man that was planned by Satan, all people are born with a sinful nature from which they desperately need to be saved. Otherwise, they are lost sinners on their way to eternal damnation. Because of their sins they will share eternity with the devil and his fallen angels. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10). “Except a man is born again [and gets a new nature from God], he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3).

The question is not whether you became involved with Satanism, practiced false religions, experimented with occult powers, or were deceived by false prophets. These are all very real dangers, and people who were lured into the evil practices of darkness urgently need to be redeemed. Millions of people are not lost because of these things but because of their own sins, despite the fact they were, by human standards, reasonably good people. A definite decision must be taken for the Lord Yeshua and against your sins from which you must sincerely repent.

Although you have not explicitly chosen to be evil-minded and inherited a sinful nature because of Satan’s deception of Adam and Eve, the father and mother of us all, you nevertheless have the responsibility to do something about it. Elohim has given each of us a free will to take independent decisions and thus to accept accountability for whatever we have decided to do. Because your sinful nature is part of your personality, which includes your free will, God holds you responsible for your own sins: “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (Jas. 1:14-15).

The devil does exploit your evil passions and strengthen wrong desires, but because of your inherently sinful nature you mostly commit sins without the direct intervention of Satan and his demons. You always take a decision to either yield to a temptation or to resist it.

Is your life characterized by continuous sins, or are you born again with a new nature that was created according to Elohim, in righteousness and true holiness? (Eph. 4:24). Do you live a sanctified life in the power of the Holy Spirit? If you live in sin you will go to harsh judgement just as certainly as all the deceived victims of Satan to whom we referred in this article.

Examine yourself as to whether you are in the faith and bear fruit that befits repentance. A few straight questions may help you to conduct this examination: “Sir, do you practice a dead form of godliness without a clear testimony of being born again? Then you are deceiving yourself. How is your conduct at work? Are you overcome by rages and do you often lose your temper? Are you honest, do you avoid corruption, and do you refrain from cursing, participation in filthy conversations and pornographic material? How is your conduct at home? Do you love your wife and are you true to her? Do you set the right example to your family of holiness and a godly life? Do you regularly worship the Lord and read the Bible in family and private devotions? Do you read good Christian books?”

Ladies, you need to face up to similar questions about your conduct, also.

The one and most important question we must ask ourselves through self examination is; do we love others as we love ourselves? Because if we do not, lack compassion, and fruits of genuine love with deed for others in need – YHVH cannot be known; thus bringing the greatest form of deception on billions that walk not their commanded walk. Matthew 22:36-40, 25:31-46, John 13:34, 14:21, 15:1-6, James 1:22-25, 2:8, 13-26, 1 John 3:15-18, 4:7-8, 20-21

These questions will help you to determine whether you belong to the Lord Yeshua or to the devil. All habitual sinners are children of the devil. Yeshua said to the unsaved religious leaders of the first century: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father [which are sins] you want to do” (Jn. 8:44). When a child of Elohim sins it is a disaster in his life and he must immediately confess and forsake the sin. The rule of the Christian life is that we should not sin (1 Jn. 2:1). We must even resist to blood, striving against sin (Heb. 12:4).

If you are a saved person belonging to the Lord Yeshua, then “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1). Help others who are bound by Satan, that they may be liberated by the only Saviour of the world. “For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (1 Jn. 3:8). “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (Jn. 8:36). Praise His Name!

Source http://www.indaweb.com/oil/bibleguide/articles/kingdomsat.htm

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https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/  Contains writings on faith, truth, obedience, end times, human suffering, slavery, and more.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 240] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/ – How Powerful This World of Darkness Truly Is

https://truthernews.wordpress.com/ – In depth fact most all don’t want or have knowledge of.

http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – Accurate news on twisted people in every position so true people cannot believe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/ – Continual reports which reveal just how deranged our human race has become.

Contact

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Because my wife and I have been living on faith, have no income and many difficulties; any help at all will be seen as a blessing from someone with a caring heart.

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What is the Meaning of Faith Never Taught?

Please note prior to reading that all the categories, and all the tags I use are well covered for any willing to read this writing, and also investigate my links for more information on everything spoken. So please share.

As different individuals worldwide being a part of our 7.4 billion plus earthly inhabitants, who are you and what is your purpose in this life? Does it come from your own thoughts with direction, or a spiritual direction unknown to all humanity other than yourself through spiritual knowledge and understanding of our creator accompanied with His will for your direction in this life?

If you are deeply in any way associated with ways of our human race being anything and everything worldly, you are nothing but a population number within the human system of life being separated from YHVH through your iniquities. Isaiah 59

If you are a religious believer as billions through being Catholic, Christian, Islam, or any religious title having different Gods, spirits, doctrines, traditions; and the way you walk in this life being psychologically self-directed rather than instructed in the Bible — the god of this world being the father of lies all believe is your god.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/father-of-lies-all-believe-2/

http://ttimeoftrouble.webs.com/manmadereligion.htm

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-gods-of-the-nations/

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Whereas those few called have no other life beyond seeking truth directly from YHVH through becoming totally disassociated with all religions and worldly ways – thus are no longer of this world [John 15:19 Colossians 3] through seeing end time prophecy all through the entire Bible, and warning others through scripture they just won’t believe – until their calamity comes upon them having no reverse.

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When a true Christian believer lives their life lacking in all categories, yet retain their strong faith regardless, they have learned to live on that faith because there has never been any other way through their past 10 years of life’s day to day living.

Welcome to my world as a spiritual inmate with so many restrictions, that the only existence my wife and I have is spiritual hope through our faith and prayers while living in mental, spiritual, and physical stress — mainly, at the time of this writing — just for the needs of my wife that Yehovah God refuses to heal. Nevertheless, we have both accepted our many hardships for years and years of not even having basic needs like a stove, vacuum, good pots and pans, regular meals, or even a simple basic home since 2012 from hollow block and bamboo with a nipa/leaf roof — http://timeoftrouble.webs.com/ourhome.htm  — yet we just continue on in our life because we know that without our Father we are as nothing; and we also know that Yehovah has a purpose for our life through years of His shaping and molding to prepare us for the worst timesoftrouble coming upon all humanity, while also knowing that my wife Mylene will be healed – in His time according to His will.

I will not get into any depth on my 51 years in America being a life of mostly problems with wrong turns, mistakes, and regrets just as millions of others never having any real happiness. . . and then topped off with a head injury decades ago leaving me disabled with zero income; and that was my beginning of being spiritually drawn in 1989 — and finally after 17 years of private study on and off, one strong spiritual urge in 2006 to just leave my five decades of life behind as dust in the wind to become spiritually educated on the other side of the globe in the Philippines while learning to live on faith.

Please allow me to explain our situation in life.

A year and a half ago in June of 2015, my greatest and most important issue at that time was the great suffering with much pain my loving wife has been going through on and off since 2009 – and the extremity of the matter is what began as double pneumonia along with her congenital heart disease had worsened into very painful Myoma that has been greatly effecting her for years while only getting worse and worse to the point that she could no longer even teach 4th grade.

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In 2012, because of the 4 months good employment I had as a mechanical supervisor for a drilling company, we were able to buy a lot with nothing but a 20’x 13′ storage building on dirt. So a little at a time, I first added a separate rest room. Then a small kitchen, then a dirty kitchen for fire to cook. So for the next 3 1/2 years we both just fought our daily fights with what life had to offer, being absolutely nothing – and even though we felt blessed to have much more than billions of others in our world filled with great sadness — when the good of mankind and Christianity becomes the issue — we still had hunger — we had nowhere to go — nothing to do — and each month was mine alone having to deal with the great suffering Mylene had been going through for years – so I would just do whatever possible to help her in any way.

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How can you take care of the one you love when prayer is the only weapon you have that seems to go unanswered? So what did I do? We both stayed in prayer. I would make her hot water bottles and other times crushed ice for her to place where it seemed to help the pain. Then there was rubbing her legs, feet, sometimes her back, and other times complete body messages to ease her pain. I also became pretty good at reflex — or a rounded small pencil size poker at work on the bottom of her feet to hit the right nerve that would cause her a great pain — but a good pain because it would tend to remove her agony.

There were many other times on and off, that I would cry to Yehovah God so heavily in prayer while telling Him His own words in the Bible — and what he allows is just in no way fair, right, loving or true to His words for those disassociated with worldly ways, pagan holidays, and the uncountable Christian and other religious organizations only hearing while having dead faith! James 1:22-25, 2:14-26, Matthew 25:31-46, 22:36-40, etc.

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So because we had reached our wits end, had no family, had no genuine friends according to biblical instruction, no help, and no concern from Christianity  — we sold our home making our transfer possible to be where her mom and dad living in poverty could help me to help her through prayers and love easing all the stress I had through being totally alone in a very cold hearted world lacking genuine Christian love beyond uncountable meaningless empty words — just as the Bible reveals in much scripture never taught by shepherds worldwide.

Therefore our home in these photos reveal what our new life became through living with her mom and dad in their 80’s, and their little income being $30 each every three months.

So what was our circumstance? What exactly was our only action without choice?

We used almost all we had to make it livable . . . and to have a small typical store just as thousands of others here in the Philippines and Asia — because any income, no matter how small, is better than none.

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On this bed were we slept, there was many a day when Mylene would become with such great pain, that her parents and others would pray for her – but never a penny from our world filled with loving Christians just for vitamins, heart friendly Ensure, fruits, or anything else to slightly ease our many life’s difficulties; and that is commanded love from the so-called church body of Christ calling themselves Christians???

As I read these words and update a year and a half later, 12/23/2016, her pain for the most part our Father has taken from her, and just for that, we give thanks always – but we still have very little to eat, no transportation, no happy life, and almost no customers because we have near nothing to sell being only basic needs.

1 Corinthians 12:26 along with much scripture on love for others is the most ignored instruction in the Bible, and that explains why this world of Christians know not the Yehovah God they worship. Read all 1 John, and then look into the mirror while asking yourself what you have ever really done for anyone other than your own self while hiding behind religious speech YHVH sees right through – thus knows all true colors that can never hide behind all the words Christians speak and sing so well with multitudes waving their arms towards heaven.

I built all shelves and this rice display; and it was good just for something to do. And being rice is the main Philippine staple food, it’s good to sell. Our new business was acceptable when we still had funds to spend weekly for inventory – being 5000 peso or $100. But since our money ran dry one year ago, our life has been a steady down hill slide.

But when difficulties stay, the time arrived over 6 months ago what we no longer could afford the 2000 peso or $40 per 50 kg sack of rice to sell.

Back 8 months ago, we at least had some stock to sell for a very small profit only to feed her parents, buy some for ourselves, pay the water, electric, and cable with nothing left over, and our cable was disconnected 4 months ago being 4 months past due, or a total of 350 peso per month x 4 = $28

Thus through the same circumstance, all our stock to sell has greatly dwindled. Fact is, when our monthly power bill comes, and less because we unplug both refrigerators every night, the only help we get to pay 1700 peso or $34 dollars comes from her sister Unice Sunio in another part of the Philippines near Manila; and we are very thankful for her genuine kindness.

But as time passed by, problems only seem to increase, and that was, for one reason being a couple we helped through selling http://timeoftrouble.webs.com/ourhome.htm our 1st home which was built in 2010-2011, just stopped paying us one year ago; and the 3000 peso or $60 a month we really needed to just survive – and here in the Philippines, unless YHVH makes something happen – you become financially screwed out of the 83000 peso owed being $1660.00. To many that may seem like a small amount, but for us, if it was paid, our life would greatly change just from being able to restock, buy food to eat, and fix my Jeep that rolled back in April.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/is-your-life-a-blessing-or-a-curse/

At this point in life, we just keep our faith, watch signs of the times, pray always, and wait for our Fathers will to be done in our life.

jeffcallarman@ymail.com This is my email and Paypal ID — Please help just so we can buy 50 kilo sack of rice for $40 because rice is nice when there is nothing else.

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https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  My Efforts for Spiritual Knowledge

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 230] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – accurate bad news so true people cannot believe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/ – news revealing just how twisted and out of control our civilization has become.

Is Your Life a Blessing or a Curse?

For many, what they think is blessing hides their hidden curse being judgement with punishment en route; and for many with faith, their seemingly curse in life will become a blessing. Psalms 33:17-22

When we have been placed within our spiritual prison for life, all that we can do is seek our daily path through instruction nobody of this world follows — because it’s not of this world. Proverbs 1, 2, 3, John 15, and Colossians 3 tell it like it is.

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With all the hard times in life billions worldwide have to deal with in their own way — whether it be hunger, homeless, surrounded with massive rebel violence, death, chemical genocide, diseases, torture, wrongly in prison, a victim of human trafficking, or brutal rapes with children included – which is in truth just a part of the uncountable atrocities upon innocent human beings everywhere on this planet earth, thus my wife and I have well learned to just accepted our own difficulties for many years while seeing the little we have as more of a blessing when compared to what multitudes scattered worldwide must face each day for years and years upon more years being their entire life of nothing but hardship and survival; therefore we just deal with our own way of existence through faith and prayer going far beyond just words, and beyond our world of false Christianity having words only with nothing more.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  Efforts Towards Spiritual Knowledge

http://timesofroubles.webs.com/mywritingsforgod.htm Ditto

Below is a brief description of what happened to us back in April 2016, and to this day nothing has changed because zero help has ever come our way through loving and righteous Christianity – and sadly the same holds true for those always being tortured in North Korea, and places all over this globe; and it’s all because of the incapable human rule which has always been based on power, greed, and control over our entire civilization being as nothing above worthless human trash which can easily be seen by those few on this earth seeking truth on the way things truly are. So what do politicians do? Ask Killery or even Trump why this world is nothing but lies? Ask them why billions were dumped into their smorgasbord of lies as presidential candidates  rather than the power and control they have in turning billions and trillions towards helping our brutalized soon to fall United States? They won’t answer because it’s the plan of the New World Order to kill and destroy for reducing our world population through the extermination of billions.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ylRD1O/30_population_control_quotes

Because of our living situation, we went looking for a place to rent even though we had no funds because; 1) my disability from old head injury long ago, 2) having no pension, social security, employment or income for these past 10 years in a 3rd world country, less 4 months work in 2012 — and 3) has been my wife’s health problems that became so extreme, she had to stop teaching 4th grade so we could move for gaining help to care for her during hard times filled with much pain. And the reason for no money was we put everything we had from the sale of our lot and home into the near unlivable shack where she had been raised, and still the home of her parents in their 80’s with no income – thus not even our own making our life as a prison needing escape with only faith being our hope.

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Even after my own paint job and many repairs through months as little funds allowed, our day did not end well.

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Since meeting in 2007, we have always had very little in this life; therefore having even less just comes as nothing new. By rights, Mylene and I could have easily died because when we went off the road, down into shallow embankment and flipped doing about 40 mph, and because of no seat belts we were as marbles being shaken in a can – yet neither of us was badly hurt because our guardian angel was with us; and given the way our situation in life has been for almost a decade – only those few with spiritual understanding can relate – thus what happened had purpose through more shaping and molding that Yehovah has been doing for years to prepare our faith for the hardest times within the greatest world chaos that has ever been; therefore now it’s our greatest prayer for some help that we have needed for almost a decade comes our way because we really have down to absolutely nothing for so many years with strong and valid reasons why; yet even with all my efforts towards spiritual education, what is coming upon America and this world according to the signs of the times – no help has come since this happened in April 2016.

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Even though all we own is this 1997 Nissan Jeep that I had redone all the brakes, wheel cylinders, pinion seal, lights, still needs a decent radiator, fuel line, recovered the two seats, metal repair in floors, painted and more, but had no funds to rebuild the front end, replace idler arm, shocks or rear tires; thus driving that day – when the lower right control arm came loose, the front left wheel went left by itself taking us quickly off the road with no warning.

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Mylene’s mom and dad behind the empty shack next to us because we have no back yard beyond the outhouse.

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Our only transportation has been like this since April 2016, and being I was a mechanic, welder, body man, and painter with many other hands on trades – I could have easily repaired everything for a thousand dollars, buy some food to eat, and even had a needed good needed nights sleep.

Ever heard of a living Sacrifice? Well, leaving my entire prior life in 2006 was exactly that:

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I am 61 and would love a game of Chess, a drink, good music, and some normal conversations on the way things worldwide truly are. But sadly, I want far too much than this world is willing to supply.

One Big Question: Who are you in The Eyes of our Creator that knows all things with absolutely nothing ever hid?

One of self? Hate? Greed? Self-Righteous? All Knowing? Religious Hypocrite? Or like most all believers living through their words only while having Zero Action For Others In Need?

So what are Christians suppose to do?

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/w28QO5/love_god_seeks_in_believers_but_cannot_find_as_commanded

As for my loving wife and I,

this past decade has been nothing beyond a hard, hungry, hurting, and needful life in many ways with Christians showing absolutely zero care or concern — even though the words in the Holy Bible tell exactly their coming destiny through dead faith revealed in Matthew 25:31-46 and James 2:14-17, 1 John 3:17-18 — But do they believe who they claim to love, honor, and worship?

We would be more than thankful for any help no matter how small, because just a little is far better than nothing.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/about/

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ljD9ZQ/vital-untaught-truth-in-all-religions-worldwide

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  Efforts For My Spiritual Knowledge with links on our ways of life – therefore when our Father is ready He will bring us any small help such as a care package with basic foods, hygiene needs or anything individuals can spare no matter how little the amount being much to those without really anything. If you cannot help us, please at least share just for the warnings in links below.

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://www.cross.tv/timesoftrouble  Over 690 of my blogs

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/azozgy/father-of-lies-all-believe

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THE BEASTS OF REVELATION AND DANIEL

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When a person’s life becomes nothing beyond looking to our creator as instructed in Proverbs 3:6, our past decade of existence being nothing but constant difficulties from many directions has been for the purpose of preparation concerning what is coming upon our entire human race; and sadly, according to scripture, Christians and Jews are the most deceived of all. With me having over 25 years of private studies, and never being a church member or even associated, my only purpose in this life is whatever path Yehovah puts me on through looking only to Him always with no trust in myself or others for spiritual lead. Therefore what follows is one of the most educational reads you will ever encounter regarding these end times, and the extreme suffering coming upon billions worldwide.

There are three 7-headed, 10-horned beasts mentioned in the book of Revelation (Rev. 12:3; 13:1; 17:3).  Additionally, the 7th chapter of Daniel speaks of four beasts rising up from the ocean.  Are these beasts all the same, or are they different?  Is it possible for us to identify who or what these beasts represent?  In this article, we are going to examine these beasts and attempt to identify them in order to better understand end-time prophecies.

Let’s start by looking at the 7-headed, 10-horned dragon spoken of in Revelation 12:

REVELATION 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven:  an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.   4 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.  The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.  5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.  And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.  6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.  7 And there was war in heaven.  Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.  8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.  9 The great dragon was hurled down that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.  He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (NIV)

This great red dragon with 7 heads, 10 horns and 7 crowns is plainly identified in this passage as Satan, the devil (v. 9).  The reference to “his angels” clearly is speaking of the fallen angels who followed his example of disobedience.  Notice that this 7-headed representation of Satan has 7 crowns on its heads.  The significance of this will become more evident as we progress in our study.

Now let’s look at the beast in Revelation 17 to see if it also symbolizes Satan, or if it represents someone or something else:

REVELATION 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”  3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.  4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”  6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.  When I saw her, I wondered greatly.   7 And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder?  I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.  8 The beast that you saw was, and is not [ouk estin], and is about to come up out of the Abyss and go to destruction.   And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. (NASU)

In Revelation 17:8, the angel tells John that the “beast” he saw “WAS and IS NOT and WILL COME.”  The language used by the angel definitely implies a time element.  Most scholars date this prophecy recorded by John to approximately the year 95 CE.  The angel clearly tells John that, at that point in time, the beast “is not.”  The Greek phrase ouk estin is in the PRESENT tense.  Yet the angel says that the beast “was” in the past, and he also says that the beast “will come up out of the Abyss” in the future.  What does this mysterious statement mean?

First, let’s see what this statement does NOT mean.  Many Bible scholars and commentators teach that this beast represents a revival of the Roman empire and that the great harlot is the Roman Catholic Church.  However, the time element shown here doesn’t fit with this identification.  At the time John received the vision, Rome was still the dominant power in the world.  The angel could not have truthfully said Rome “is not” at the time this prophecy was given.

So who is this beast?  To interpret this symbol correctly, it’s first vital that we understand the identity of the one who comes “up out of the Abyss.”  Only when this is comprehended can the prophecy be correctly interpreted.  Therefore, we have to start by determining what the Abyss is.

A passage from Luke helps set the context for the understanding the Abyss:

LUKE 8:26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  27 And when he stepped out on the land, there met him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time.  And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs.  28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?  I beg you, do not torment me!”  29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.  For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.  30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?”  And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him.  31 And they begged him that he would not command them to go out into the Abyss.   32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain.  So they begged him that he would permit them to enter them.  And he permitted them.  33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned. (NKJV)

Here we see that the demons possessing this man were terrified of being confined to the Abyss.  As other Scriptures indicate, the Abyss is a spiritual prison where some fallen angels and demons are currently being restrained.

The Bible teaches that there are at least two different groups of fallen angels and demons:

(1) Those who can move around freely, and

(2) those who are now locked up in “chains of darkness.”

Several passages of Scripture speak of the Abyss and those spirit beings currently locked up there:

JUDE 6 And the angels who did not keep their own position, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in deepest darkness for the judgment of the great Day. (NRSV)

II PETER 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but condemned them to the chains of Tartarus and handed them over to be kept for judgment; (NAB)

I PETER 3:19 . . . He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. (NKJV)

At the sounding of the 5th trumpet, this prison will be opened and the evil spirit inmates chained there freed:

REVELATION 9:1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven onto the earth, and the angel was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss.   2 When he unlocked the shaft of the Abyss, smoke rose out of the Abyss like the smoke from a huge furnace so that the sun and the sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss, 3 and out of the smoke dropped locusts onto the earth:  they were given the powers that scorpions have on the earth:  4 they were forbidden to harm any fields or crops or trees and told to attack only those people who were without God’s seal on their foreheads.  5 They were not to kill them, but to give them anguish for five months, and the anguish was to be the anguish of a scorpion’s sting.  6 When this happens, people will long for death and not find it anywhere; they will want to die and death will evade them.  7 These locusts looked like horses armoured for battle; they had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked human, 8 and their hair was like women’s hair, and teeth like lion’s teeth.  9 They had body-armour like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings sounded like the racket of chariots with many horses charging.  10 Their tails were like scorpions’ tails, with stings, and with their tails they were able to torture people for five months. (NJB)

The king or ruler over these released evil spirits is known as Abaddon/Apollyon (Rev. 9:11); both these names mean “Destroyer.”  For additional information on this powerful angel and his activities in the end-time, see my article “Who Is The ‘Destroyer’?.”

This takes us back to Revelation 17:8 once more:

REVELATION 17:8 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. (NIV)

Abaddon, the angelic king, “was” free on the earth at some time in the past.  Yet because of his wickedness and sins, God saw that it was necessary to imprison him in the Abyss.  At the time John received his vision, Abaddon “was not” because he was locked in the Abyss.  However, as the angel makes clear, this “beast” will one day soon be freed from his confinement and “will come up out of the Abyss.”

Why is Abaddon described as having the same form as Satan (7 heads, 10 horns)?  Remember, Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9), a master counterfeiter.  In the end time, he and his chosen one (Abaddon, commonly known as the Antichrist) will seek to replace God the Father and His Son, Yeshua.   Just as Yeshua told his disciples that “he who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), the one who sees the Antichrist will have, in effect, seen his spiritual father, Satan the devil.

Now let’s go back to the passage in Revelation 17 for an interpretation of what the 7 heads represent:

REVELATION 17:9 Here is the mind which has wisdom.  The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.   11 The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. (NASU)

In the Bible, a mountain figuratively represents a kingdom or the ruler of that kingdom.  The 7 mountains and the 7 kings referred to in Revelation 17:9-10 are one and the same.  This beast is in the same form as Satan; the heads represent earthly kingdoms that Satan has (or will) rule over.

At the time John was receiving this vision (c. 95 CE), the angel tells him that 5 of the kingdoms represented by the heads of the beast had fallen, one head currently existed, and the other had not yet appeared.  The angel is giving John (and us) a time sensitive clue.  Five of the symbolic heads of the beast had already lost the power they once possessed.  Those 5 were:

(1) Egypt
(2) Assyria
(3) Babylon
(4) Medo-Persia, and
(5) Greece

Rome was the 6th kingdom, the one in power at the time the Apocalypse was written.  Therefore, there remains only one more kingdom, the 7th, left to come.

The beast which arises from the Abyss is said to actually be the 8th, but he’s of the 7 already mentioned.  We will analyze the meaning of this mysterious statement in detail a little later when we examine Daniel 7.

The dream recorded in Daniel 2 which was given by the Eternal to Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar helps us to put the pieces of this puzzle together.  This dream deals with the last five of the seven heads of the beast:

DANIEL 2:28 “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.  Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:  29 As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.  30 But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.  31 You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image!  This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome.  32 “This image’s 1head was of fine gold, its 2chest and arms of silver, its 3belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its 4legs of iron, its 5feet partly of iron and partly of clay.” (NKJV)

If we look at this description objectively, it’s clear that we have 5 kingdoms described here, not the 4 usually identified by Bible scholars.  Plainly the feet composed of an iron/clay mixture represent a different kingdom than the one symbolized by the legs of iron.

DANIEL 2:34 “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.  35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found.  And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.  36 This is the dream.  Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king.” (NKJV)

Who or what does this “stone cut out without hands” represent?  Clearly this is symbolic of the Messiah and his inauguration of the Kingdom of God at his second coming.  Notice that the stone strikes the statue on its feet.  This obviously indicates that the kingdom represented by the feet of this image will exist at the end of this age when Yeshua returns to the earth.

The prophets Isaiah (Isa. 2:2-4) and Micah (Mic. 4:1-4) both speak of the time when this stone will become a great mountain and fill the entire earth:

MICAH 4:1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.  2 Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.”  For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.  3 He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.  4 But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. (NKJV)

Now let’s begin to identify the 5 kingdoms represented by the different parts of the image:

DANIEL 2:37 “You, O king, are a king of kings.  For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38 and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all you are this head of gold.” (NKJV)

We are clearly told that the head of gold on this statue is Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.  Remember, a king represents his kingdom in the Bible.  What does the total image represent?  Because we are given the starting point (Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian empire) and the ending point (the coming led empire represented by the feet and toes which is defeated by Messiah at his return), we can deduce that this image represents 5 of the 7 heads that John saw on the beast of Revelation 17.  The 1st and 2nd satanic kingdoms (Egypt and Assyria) had already fallen at the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.  Therefore, they were excluded from the image.

DANIEL 2:39 “But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.” (NKJV)

Just as Daniel foretold, Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon was followed by the Medo-Persian empire.  The Medo-Persian empire was conquered by Alexander the Great’s Greek empire, which at its peak stretched from India to Europe.

DANIEL 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.” (NKJV)

Although it had been around for several centuries, the Roman empire rose to prominence and great power on the world scene in the 1st century BCE.  With their compelling military might, Rome crushed the remnants of the other kingdoms that had come before them.  Just as the image had two iron legs, the Roman empire in its latter days was divided into the Eastern empire based out of Constantinople and the Western empire headquartered in Rome.

DANIEL 2:41 “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.” (NKJV)

This 5th kingdom, although composed partly of iron, is not part of the Roman empire any more than the Roman empire before it was part of the Greek empire.  These kingdoms are grouped together because they are all earthly kingdoms that Satan has been (or will be) allowed to rule.  This final, end-time empire will be a mixture of spirit beings (iron) and human (clay).  This is the meaning of the mysterious statement “they will mingle with the seed of men” found in Daniel 2:43.  At the end of this age, Revelation 9 shows that the sons of God (fallen angels) and their hybrid offspring will once again roam free on the earth, just as they did before the Flood.

The one overriding principle about the Bible is that it was written about and for the people of God.  Daniel’s interpretation helps us to correctly identify the kingdoms represented by the seven heads of the beast in Revelation 17.  We can know that the kingdoms listed above are correct, because each of those seven has or will exercise authority and rule over God’s chosen people Israel.  That’s the common denominator that ties these seven satanic human empires together and makes them representative of all the kingdoms of this world ruled by Satan.

DANIEL 2:44 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 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 1iron, the 2bronze, the 3clay, the 4silver, and the 5gold 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.” (NKJV)

Once again, we see that 5 are indicated here, not the 4 normally identified.  In verse 44, the phrase “in the days of these kings” refers to the ten kings represented by the toes of the statue.  We know from Daniel 7:24 and Revelation 17:12 that these ten kings appear in the end-time and give their power to the Antichrist.  This identifies the time period of the kingdom represented by the feet or iron and clay.  The Messiah will destroy this entire satanic system, which has ruled the earth since the fall in the Garden, at his coming.

Now let’s go back to Revelation 17 for confirmation of what we’ve just reviewed:

REVELATION 17:12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.  13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.  14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”  15 And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.   16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.  17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.  18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (NASU)

Plainly we are told that the woman riding the beast represents the great city which rules over the kings of the earth.  In Scripture, two spiritual cities are discussed:

(1) Jerusalem above (Gal. 4:26), and

(2) Babylon the Great.

This woman, a harlot because of her spiritual adulteries, represents Satan’s entire religious-economic system, called “Babylon the Great.”   It is patterned after the Babel founded by the antetype of the Antichrist, Nimrod.  It is called “Babylon the Great” because it is the culmination of the global government which was first attempted under Nimrod at the Tower of Babel.  This system is supported and promoted by the earthly kingdoms Satan has been allowed to rule, represented by the beast with 7 heads.

Now let’s look at the 3rd 7-headed, 10-horned beast mentioned in Revelation:

REVELATION 13:1 . . . 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.  2 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. (NIV)

This beast is said to come up out of the sea.  In Scripture, the sea often symbolically represents the nations of the world.  However, the sea can also represent the Abyss.  In Jewish thought, the Abyss was associated with the ocean depths.  Speaking of the Septuagint, which was the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures in use at the time of Christ, The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary says:  “The LXX renders Heb. tehom, ‘the primeval ocean’ (Gen. 1:2; Ps. 24:2; etc.) as ‘abyss.'” (Abyss, p. 18).  So while this aspect of the vision represents the rise of the beast from among the nations, it is likely dual in that it also represents the rise of Abaddon from the depths of the Abyss after his release at the 5th trumpet.

Verse 1 also tells us that each of the 10 horns has a crown, representing rulership and authority.  In verse 2, we see that this beast has parts from a leopard, a bear, and a lion.   This seems to tie the identification of the beast here with the 4 beasts Daniel saw in his vision recorded in Daniel 7.  Let’s now examine that prophecy in more detail, for it will help enlighten us on the meaning of Revelation 13.

DANIEL 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed.  Then he wrote down the dream, and told the sum of the matter.  2 Daniel said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.  3 And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.  4 The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings.  Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand upon two feet like a man; and the mind of a man was given to it.  5 And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear.  It was raised up on one side; it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’   6 After this I looked, and lo, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back; and the beast had four heads; and dominion was given to it.  7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet.  It was different from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (RSV)

Here we have the 4 beasts Daniel saw in his vision described.   The 1st beast is a composite of two animals, a lion and an eagle.  The 2nd beast was a bear, the 3rd a four-headed leopard, and the 4th an unnamed, terrifying beast with 10 horns.  Most biblical scholars teach that these 4 beasts are the same 4 kingdoms identified in Daniel 2 (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome).  The 4 beasts of Daniel 7 do correspond to these kingdoms in a way sometimes seen in the Scriptures, but they are not the same.

In this vision, Daniel sees the 4 beasts rise up from the sea, which symbolically shows that these kingdoms would arise to world power from among the nations of the world.  However, Babylon had already risen up from the “sea” many years before “the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon” (Dan. 7:1).  Indeed, the Babylonian empire only had a few years of existence left when Daniel received this vision.  While Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome were certainly types of the 4 symbolic beasts, logically we must look elsewhere for the final fulfillment of this prophecy.

Before we identify the earthly kingdoms represented by the 4 beasts of Daniel 7, we need to understand the governing premise behind this matter.  King Solomon gives us the guiding principle in the beginning of the book of Ecclesiastes:

ECCLESIASTES 1:9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.  10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”?  It has already been in ancient times before us. (NKJV)

Remember, as noted earlier, the Bible was written for and about God’s people.  With this principle and Solomon’s admonition directing our understanding, the specific identification of these beasts becomes more certain.

Let’s look at the first 4 kingdoms represented in Daniel 2 and establish the pattern presented there.  The kingdoms started with Babylon and ran consecutively to Rome.  When we look at the situation of the House of Judah at the beginning and end of the period when these 4 kingdoms ruled over the Holy Land compared to the situation of Judah during the reign of the 4 beasts of Daniel 7, a fascinating “mirror image” of events becomes evident.

Judah was an independent nation when Babylon (the head of gold) rose to power.  Although the fortunes of the Jews changed several times during the intervening centuries, by the time Rome (the legs of iron) fell, the Jews had been scattered throughout the world by the Romans in what came to be known as “the Diaspora.”  Each of the 4 kingdoms of Daniel 2 (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome) played a large part (both negative and positive) in what happened to the Jews during this time period.

As we examine the identity of the 4 beasts of Daniel 7, you’ll see how this pattern of events is reversed during the time of these 4 kingdoms at the end of the age of mankind.  When the 1st beast rises up, Judah is still scattered in the Diaspora.  After the 4th beast has arisen, Judah once again becomes an independent nation.  By relating the beasts to the animals representing them and end-time events affecting Judah, we can identify who these entities represent.

The 1st beast, like a lion with the wings of an eagle, represents Great Britain and her offspring, the United States.  The lion has long been the national symbol of Great Britain, and the eagle is the national symbol of the USA.  The plucking of the eagle’s wings from this beast represents the separation of the American colonies from Great Britain in 1776.  With that event, the character of the British empire was changed, as the prophecy shows.  Along with the eagle’s wings, it lost the heart of a lion, and that heart was replaced by the heart of a man.  No longer did Great Britain inspire terror in the world, as the brute power of a lion does.  Instead, it used human cunning to hold onto power and territory.  Since then, Britain has gradually lost its colonies and its might.

Being the 1st beast mentioned, Great Britain begins the story of the rebirth of the modern nation of Judah called “Israel.”  It was Great Britain that initiated the return of Jews to the Holy Land through the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in November 1917.  This declaration, from British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild, head of the Zionist Federation in Great Britain, was written to show Rothschild that the British government supported the objective of a homeland for the Jews in the Holy Land.  The British hoped to realize further Jewish support for the Allies in WWI.  The Balfour Declaration became the cornerstone of international support for the founding of the modern state of Israel.

Five short weeks after the Balfour Declaration was published, British General Allenby captured Jerusalem from the Axis Turkish forces defending it.  By December 9, 1917, the Turkish army had fled the city.  On December 11, General Allenby entered Jerusalem on foot through the Jaffa Gate.

The bear is the national symbol of Russia.  This 2nd beast that rises up has three ribs in its mouth, and these ribs tell the bear to “arise and devour much flesh” (Dan. 7:5).  In Hebrew, the word for “rib” literally means “side” and can be used to refer to that which supports something.   In Russia, the Marxist doctrines of the founders of modern communism, Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Vladimir Lenin have supported the aims and actions of Russia.   All of these men promoted the worldwide spread of communist rule through force or violence.  In their Manifesto of the Communist Party, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote:  “The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims.  They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.  Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.  The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.  They have a world to win” (“Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties“).   Hence the ribs’ announcement to “devour much flesh.”  This Russia has done; since its founding in 1917, communist Russia has been responsible for tens of millions of deaths, many of them her own people.

Russia’s part in the rebirth of Judah is much more negative than Britain’s, but just as effective.  Several pogroms (mob attacks condoned or encouraged by the czarist Russian authorities) had taken place against the Jews in Russia in the decades before the 1917 revolution, forcing about 2 million Jews to flee to the United States and Europe.  Because of the oppressiveness of the czarist forces, most Russian Jews supported the Bolshevik revolutionaries.

However, both the Bolshevik Red Army and the counter-revolutionary White Army were guilty of mistreating and massacring Jews after the start of the revolution.  After the victory of the communist forces, the Soviet regime came to regard assimilation and consolidation as the only solution to Russia’s Jewish problem.  In the face of Zionist calls for a Jewish homeland, Lenin declared that “there is no basis for a separate Jewish nation,” and regarding a “national Jewish culture – the slogan of the rabbis and the bourgeoisie – this is the slogan of our enemies.”

The Soviet government caused the financial ruin of most Russian Jews through the termination of private commerce and the seizure of property and goods.  Hundreds of thousands of Jewish families lost their means of making a living.  These policies caused about 300,000 Jews to leave the Soviet-controlled territories for the Baltic states, Poland, and Rumania.

Russia’s new atheistic communist government also waged a fierce battle against Russian Judaism and its leaders.  Heavy taxes were imposed on the rabbis and other religious officials to try and force them to leave their positions.  A campaign was also initiated against the Hebrew language.  The study of Hebrew was prohibited, and books could not be published in the language.  These actions continued through World War II and were the motivation for many religious Jews to flee to the Holy Land after the War.

The 3rd beast, the leopard with four heads and four bird’s wings on its back, is somewhat more difficult to identify.  However, the characteristics of the leopard help us to recognize the entity it represents in this prophecy.  Leopards are known for their swift and lethal attack.  In a mechanical emulation of the fleet assault of a leopard, Adolf Hitler’s Germany waged blitzkrieg (“lightning war”) against its enemies using Panzer forces during World War II.   These cat-quick attacks disorganized enemy forces through the use of speed, surprise, and superior firepower and led to the Third Reich’s conquest of mainland Europe during the early years of the war.

Interestingly, another name for the leopard is “panther.”   The big cats – the lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, and others – belong to the genus Panthera.  Not coincidentally, the Germans have long displayed an affinity for the big cats.  In fact, Germany’s two main Panzer battle tanks in WWII were named the Tiger and the Panther.  Now the Leopard tank is the backbone of Germany’s armored forces.

While the symbolism of the wings is far from certain, we can draw a clue from the pair of eagle’s wings on the first beast.  Just as that pair of wings represented a nation (the United States), so also the two pairs of wings on the back of the leopard could represent the Axis nations which aligned themselves with Germany in WWII (Italy and Japan).

The four heads of the leopard represent the division of Germany into four regions after its defeat in WWII.  The eastern half was controlled by Russia, while the western half was split between Great Britain, the United States, and France.  Later these western sections were joined into what became West Germany.

History confirms that Hitler’s Third Reich provided a great impetus for the formation of an independent Jewish nation.  The death of approximately six million Jews in the Nazi Holocaust, while tragic beyond words, was not in vain.  Once WWII ended and the scope of the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews was grasped, there was much international sympathy for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the land commonly known as “Palestine.”

The 4th beast takes us to the point of the rebirth of the Jewish nation.  This beast reverses the cycle originated at the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon.  The 4th beast seen by Daniel, which appeared to be horrible, strong, and unlike any of the others, has to represent the entity which played the greatest role in the formation of modern Israel.  This 4th beast represents the fledgling global government of the United Nations.

The following historical information comes from the United Nation’s web site:

The name “United Nations” was devised by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was first used in the “Declaration by United Nations” of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.

The United Nations Charter was drawn up by the representatives of 50 countries at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which met at San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945.  Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks in August-October 1944.  The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries.  Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.

The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.  United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year. (History of the UN)

From the very beginning, the United Nations has had a great interest in the Holy Land, particularly Jerusalem.  General Assembly Resolution 181, issued by the United Nations on November 29, 1947, outlined the formation of Jewish and Arab states in Palestine.  Additionally, it called for Jerusalem to become an international city under the control of the UN:

The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations.  The Trusteeship Council shall be designated to discharge the responsibilities of the Administering Authority on behalf of the United Nations. (A/RES/181(II) (A+B), Part III-City of Jerusalem, Section A-Special Regime)

The Jews accepted the UN partition of Palestine, eager to have a homeland of their own.  However, the Palestinian Arabs rejected the planned division of the land; with the help of the surrounding Arab nations, the Palestinians sought to destroy the Jews and the hope of a Zionist state.

This Jewish/Arab conflict led to the declaration of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948, and the ensuing Jewish war for independence.   Despite overwhelming odds, the Jews were able to defeat the superior forces of the invading Arab nations through the intervention of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Due to the Jewish victory over the Arabs, the resulting Jewish state ended up being larger than that planned by the UN.

From the beginning of the Jewish state, the United Nations as a whole has displayed an antagonistic attitude toward Israel.  Israel became a member of the UN on May 11, 1949; however, Israel is the only member-state in the UN that has been prevented from belonging to a regional group.  For this reason, Israel cannot be elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.  This situation has also prevented Israel from participating in much of the standard work of the UN.  Israel cannot vote for or be elected to many of the UN’s central organizations.  This condition violates Article 2 of the UN Charter, which outlines the principle of the “sovereign equality of all Member states.”

Following the Six-Day War of June 1967, the Middle East situation was discussed by the UN General Assembly, which directed the issue to the Security Council.  After lengthy discussion, a final draft for a Security Council resolution was introduced by the British Ambassador, Lord Caradon, on November 22, 1967; it was adopted on the same day.

Resolution 242, as it was known, established provisions and principles which were supposed to lead to a solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  One of the provisions in this Resolution indirectly dealt with the city of Jerusalem.  The Resolution stated that the acquisition of territory by war was inadmissible; therefore, the UN required withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from the territories it occupied in the conflict.  Of course, this included the eastern part of the city of Jerusalem, which had been under Jordanian control.

From that point forward, Resolution 242 became the cornerstone of diplomatic efforts in the Middle East.  Despite the fact that Jerusalem had been the ancient capital of Israel, and despite that fact that Israel was not the aggressor in the Six-Day War, the United Nations voted that Israel must return the territory it had taken while defending itself against the Arab invasion.

In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, after Israel had fended off the Syrian attack on the Golan Heights and established a bridgehead on the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal, international efforts to stop the fighting intensified.  US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger flew to Moscow on October 20, 1973.  Jointly with the Soviet Union, the US submitted a cease-fire resolution to the UN Security Council.  The Council met on October 21 at the urging of both the US and the USSR, and by 14 votes to none, adopted Resolution 338.

This Resolution called upon the warring parties to immediately halt all military activities, and to start implementing all parts of Security Council Resolution 242 promptly after the cease-fire.  Once again, even though Israel had been the victim of an attack designed to destroy them, the United Nations said they had to return the land they had acquired while defending themselves.

Resolutions 242 and 338 have been the foundation of all UN relations with Israel in the past three decades.   Since the Oslo Accord peace talks began in 1993, Israeli leaders have done much to try and appease the Palestinian Arabs and the UN.  The Arab people in general, and the Palestinians in particular, continue to assert a claim on Jerusalem.  They maintain that the eastern half of the modern city, which includes the old city and the Temple Mount, is theirs.  The UN agrees that Jerusalem is not the property of Israel.

On December 1, 1999, the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 139 to 1 (Israel), with 3 abstentions (Swaziland, Uzbekistan and US), held that Israel’s imposition of its own laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem is illegal, null and void.   Three thousand years of history apparently doesn’t carry much weight with the United Nations.  It won’t be long before the armies of this dreadful beast encircle Jerusalem to enforce its mandates (Luke 21:20-24), just as the Roman army did in the 1st century.

The United Nations, the “terrible” 4th beast of Daniel 7, will soon supplant the governments of the other beasts (the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and the rest of the world) and will begin to rule the earth in their place.   The United Nations reportedly has the world divided into 10 administrative regions.  When the United Nations government begins ruling the world after the destruction unleashed by the opening of the 4th seal (Rev. 6:7-8), these areas will be headed by the 10 horns of the beast.  These 10 kings (represented by the 10 horns on the 4th beast and the 10 toes on the statue of Daniel 2) will rule over these administrative regions.

DANIEL 7:8 I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things. (RSV)

The 10 horns we see in this prophecy correspond to the 10 horns we saw earlier in Revelation 13:1 and 17:3; additionally, they are the same as the 10 toes we see on the statue in Daniel 2.  From these parallel prophesies, we know that the 10 represent end-time rulers of the “New World Order” which will arise under the framework of the United Nations.  The little horn that ascends among them is commonly understood to be the Antichrist.   We now know him also as Abaddon/Apollyon, angelic king of the Abyss (Rev. 9:11).

DANIEL 7:9 As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was ancient of days took his seat; his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, its wheels were burning fire.  10 A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. (RSV)

Here we see a picture of God the Father on His throne in heaven.  From what we are told, we can see that judgment is about to take place.

DANIEL 7:11 I looked then because of the sound of the great words which the horn was speaking.  And as I looked, the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire.  12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. (RSV)

The Antichrist, who was blaspheming the Eternal, is judged worthy of death and is destroyed, along with his kingdom.  Interestingly, however, the other beasts which came up out of the sea before him were not totally destroyed.  Instead, they had their power taken away from them, but they continued to exist as identifiable entities.  Verse 12 clearly tells us that the first 3 beasts, or human kingdoms, will exist after the return of Messiah.  Clearly the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece no longer exist and have not existed for many centuries.  The first 3 beasts therefore cannot be Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece.

DANIEL 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.   14 And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. (RSV)

Now the vision shows the Eternal giving all the kingdoms of the world to His son, the Messiah.

DANIEL 7:15 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious and the visions of my head alarmed me.   16 I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this.  So he told me, and made known to me the interpretation of the things. (RSV)

Daniel didn’t understand the vision, so he approached one of the angels standing nearby and asked him to interpret it.  The rest of the chapter is the interpretation given by God through the angel:

DANIEL 7:17 ‘These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.  18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, for ever and ever.’ (RSV)

Here we are plainly told that these beasts represent 4 human kingdoms that will arise.  But the final outcome will be that the kingdoms of the world will be given to Yeshua the Messiah and his co-heirs, the saints.

DANIEL 7:19 Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrible, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze; and which devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; 20 and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up and before which three of them fell, the horn which had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and which seemed greater than its fellows.  21 As I looked, this horn made war with the saints, and prevailed over them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints received the kingdom. (RSV)

Daniel was so upset by the 4th of these 4 beasts that he skipped the first 3 and asked the angel to explain it, as well as the 10 horns on its head and the other horn that arose among the 10.  This other horn is said to have made war against the saints and defeated them until God the Father pronounced judgment in the favor of the saints.

DANIEL 7:23 “Thus he said:  ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.’ (RSV)

This 4th beast, which is different from the first 3, consumes the whole world through violence.

DANIEL 7:24 ‘As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.’ (RSV)

The 10 horns are shown to be 10 kings that arise as a result of the ascendance of this 4th, global ruling kingdom.  We are told the “other horn” arises after these 10 kings, and uproots 3 of the kings.  It’s clear that these 10 kings who rule the earth through the coming global government (the United Nations) will exist simultaneously.  Clearly the Antichrist is different from them; whereas they are human rulers, he is an angelic king.  He will put down 3 of the rulers of this global kingdom in his bid for power.

DANIEL 7:25 ‘He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time.’ (RSV)

A “time” in the Bible is generally a year (cf. Dan. 4:16, 23, 25, 32).   The Antichrist will blaspheme God and will be given authority over the saints for 3½ years (Rev. 13:5).

DANIEL 7:26 ‘But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end.  27 And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.’   28 “Here is the end of the matter.  As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed; but I kept the matter in my mind.” (RSV)

In the end, the Antichrist will be defeated, his kingdom destroyed, and the kingdoms of the world given to Yeshua the Messiah and the saints.

Now that we’ve looked in depth at Daniel 7, let’s go back to Revelation 13 and use what we’ve found to better understand the beast described there.

REVELATION 13:1 Then I saw a beast come out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads; on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads blasphemous name(s).  2 The beast I saw was like a leopard, but it had feet like a bear’s, and its mouth was like the mouth of a lion.  To it the dragon gave its own power and throne, along with great authority. (NAB)

We see from Revelation 13:1 that this beast has 7 heads.  If we count the total number of heads on the 4 beasts seen by Daniel, they add up to 7 also.  Revelation 13:2 describes the 7-headed beast as a composite of the 4 beasts Daniel saw.   The beast in Revelation 13 is the 4th beast Daniel saw (the United Nations), viewed by John after it had subdued and absorbed the first 3 beasts.  Just as with Daniel’s beasts, this one rises from the sea. This kingdom is given power, rulership, and authority by Satan.

If you will notice, the dominant characteristic of this beast is that of the 3rd kingdom Daniel saw, the German nation and its WWII conquerors, the United States, Russia, Britain, and France.  It’s said to be “like a leopard,” and four of the seven heads are the heads of the leopard.  Clearly these nations will have a large impact on the shaping of the “New World Order.”

REVELATION 13:3 I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been mortally wounded, but this mortal wound was healed.   Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. (NAB)

Notice that one of the heads seemed to have been mortally wounded.  Which head was it, and what was this apparently deadly injury that the beast suffered?

The deadly wound will seem to be inflicted on the head of Daniel’s 4th beast when the 3 horns (kings) are uprooting by Abaddon, the little horn from Daniel’s vision.   This global empire, the United Nations, which will ultimately take over the entire world, will in turn be conquered by Abaddon, the king of the Abyss.  But instead of totally destroying this satanic organization, Abaddon will appropriate it for himself and use it to rule over the earth.  Remember, a king is synonymous with his kingdom in the Bible.   That’s why both Abaddon and his kingdom are called “the beast.”  The power of Satan will be granted to this evil angelic king and his kingdom, and his sudden rise to power will amaze and impress the whole world.

REVELATION 13:4 They worshiped the dragon because it gave its authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast and said, “Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it?” (NAB)

The whole world will worship the dragon because of the power he gave to the beast.   They will also worship Abaddon himself.  Due to Abaddon’s demonstrated power in taking control of the United Nations, the world will think nothing or no one can defeat this “Beast.”

REVELATION 13:5 The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for forty-two months.  6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling and those who dwell in heaven.  7 It was also allowed to wage war against the holy ones and conquer them, and it was granted authority over every tribe, people, tongue, and nation.  8 All the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, which belongs to the Lamb who was slain. (NAB)

This passage clearly ties the “beast” back to the little horn spoken of in Daniel chapter seven.  Daniel 7:8, 11, 20, 25 mention the arrogant, blasphemous words spoken by the little horn, and Daniel 7:25 tells us that the little horn is given power over the saints “for a time and times and half a time.”   This is a year, two years, and a half year, which equals 3½ years, or 42 months.

It is evident that the beast of Revelation 13 is a world-ruling, satanically-inspired government which rises up in the end time.  This government, the United Nations, will be dealt an apparently lethal blow by the appearance of Abaddon and the destruction he brings when released from the Abyss.  However, this seemingly fatal wound will be healed when Abaddon commandeers the United Nations and begins to rule using its governmental structure.

There are a few other passages of Scripture which are relevant to this topic.  Leviathan, a 7-headed beast from the sea, is a type of the beast discussed in several Old Testament Scriptures.

First, to get a little background on Leviathan, let’s examine what some biblical scholars have to say about this sea monster. The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary states:

Since the discovery of the Ras Shamra religious texts in Syria on the site of ancient Ugarit, it has become evident that there is a parallel between the seven-headed Canaanite monster Lotan of prevailing mythology, 1700-1400 B.C., and the biblical leviathan.  Isaiah seems to employ this ancient mythological idea of the destroyed leviathan poetically (Isa. 27:1) to symbolize the Judgment Day when God will triumph over the threatening evil of this world system. (p. 73, “Animal Kingdom”)

The Oxford Companion to the Bible records this of Leviathan:

A mythological sea monster who is one of the primeval adversaries of the storm god.  In the Ugaritic texts, Baal defeats Lothan (ltn, a linguistic variant of Leviathan), described as a seven-headed serpent, apparently identified with Baal’s adversary Prince Sea. . . .  In Job 41, Leviathan is described as fully under God’s control, a divine pet (vv. 4-5; cf. Ps. 104.26).  Many commentators have equated the Leviathan of Job 41 with the crocodile, and some elements of the description seem to fit this identification.  But others, like his breathing fire (vv. 19-21), do not . . .” (pp. 433-434, “Leviathan”)

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia has this to say about Leviathan:

Lotan (or Litan . . .), the adversary of Baal and Anath in the Ugaritic myths, has long been recognized as the equivalent of OT Leviathan . . .  Among the several references to Lotan in the Ugaritic literature . . . is one especially impressive parallel to Isa. 27:1 (UT, 67:I:1-3):  “When you smote Lotan the fleeing serpent, you made an end of the twisting serpent, the mighty one of seven heads” (cf. also Ps. 74:14). (p. 109, vol. 3, “Leviathan”)

Now that we have a little background on the ancient understanding of Leviathan, let’s examine the description of him from the book of Job.   We’re going to read this Scripture from an English translation of the Septuagint Greek translation of the Tanakh.   This Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures was widely used at the time of Yeshua.

JOB 40:20 “But wilt thou catch the serpent with a hook, and put a halter about his nose?  21 Or wilt thou fasten a ring in his nostril, and bore his lip with a clasp?  22 Will he address thee with a petition?  softly with the voice of a suppliant?  23 And will he make a covenant with thee?  and wilt thou take him for a perpetual servant?  24 And wilt thou play with him as with a bird?  or bind him as a sparrow for a child?  25 And do the nations feed upon him, and the nations of the Phoenicians share him?  26 And all the ships come together would not be able to bear the mere skin of his tail; neither shall they carry his head in fishing-vessels.  27 But thou shalt lay thy hand upon him once; remembering the war that is waged by his mouth; and let it not be done any more.  Hast thou not seen him?  and hast thou not wondered of the things said of him?  41:1 Does thou not fear because preparation has been made by me?  for who is there who resists me?  2 Or who will resist me, and abide, since the whole world under heaven is mine?  3 I will not be silent because of him:  though because of his power one shall pity his antagonist.   4 Who will open the face of his garment?  and who can enter within the fold of his breastplate?  5 Who will open the doors of his face?  terror is round about his teeth.  6 His inwards are as brazen plates, and the texture of his skin as a smyrite stone.  7 One part cleaves fast to another, and the air cannot come between them.  8 They remain united each to the other:  they are closely joined, and cannot be separated.  9 At his sneezing a light shines, and his eyes are as the appearance of the morning star.  10 Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and as it were hearths of fire are cast abroad.  11 Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals.  12 His breath is as live coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.  13 And power is lodged in his neck, before him destruction runs.  14 The flesh also of his body is joined together:  if one pours violence upon him, he shall not be moved.  15 His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil.  16 And when he turns, he is a terror to the four-footed wild beasts which leap upon the earth.  17 If spears should come against him, men will effect nothing, either with the spear or the breast-plate.  18 For he considers iron as chaff, and brass as rotten wood.  19 The bow of brass shall not wound him, he deems a slinger as grass.  20 Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand.  21 His lair is formed of sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is as an immense quantity of clay.  22 He makes the deep [abusson, “Abyss”] boil like a brazen cauldron; and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment, 23 and the lowest part of the deep [abussou, “Abyss”] as a captive:  he reckons the deep [abusson, “Abyss”] as his range.  24 There is nothing upon the earth like to him, formed to be sported with [marginal rendering “mocked“] by my angels.  25 He beholds every high thing: and he is king of all that are in the waters.” (Brenton’s LXX)

The Hebrew Masoretic text renders the final verse above in this way:

JOB 41:34 He beholds everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.” (RSV)

Clearly this beast is not simply a crocodile.  Because of the identification of this creature with the Abyss, and his title as king of “all the sons of pride,” we can determine who Leviathan represents.  He is no other than Abaddon/Apollyon, the angelic king who will rise from the Abyss at the sounding of the 5h trumpet.   A couple of other passages speak of him also:

PSALM 74:12 Yet God is my king from of old, who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.  13 You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.  14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan; You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.  15 You broke open springs and torrents; You dried up ever-flowing streams.  16 Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.  17 You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter. (NASU)

The Oxford Companion to the Bible says of this passage:

In the Bible Leviathan is also identified with the Sea (Job 3.8) and has many heads (Ps. 74.14), and his defeat by God is a prelude to creation (Ps. 74.15-17).  According to apocalyptic literature, that battle will be rejoined in the end time when the evil Leviathan will be finally defeated (Isa. 27.1; Rev. 12.3; 17.1-14; 19.20; 21.1), and, according to later tradition, given along with Behemoth as food to the elect (2 Esd. 6.49-52), another recalling of creation (Ps. 74.14). . . . (pp. 433-434, “Leviathan”)

Let’s look at one last passage about Leviathan in Isaiah, which definitely places him in an end-time context:

ISAIAH 26:21 See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins.  The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.  27:1 In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword, his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea. (NIV)

Regarding this passage about Leviathan, The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary states:

Isa. 27:1 looks forward to the subjection of Leviathan, a figure for the future day when Yahweh will end the chaos of this present age (cf. 2 Bar[uch] 29:4, where Behemoth and Leviathan are to be destroyed after they have been temporarily released.)” (p. 652, “Leviathan”)

As Revelation 19:20 shows, the beast (Abaddon/Apollyon/Leviathan) will be cast into the lake of fire only short time after his release from the Abyss.  His armies will suffer defeat at the hands of the returning Messiah and the host of angels accompanying him:

REVELATION 19:20 And the beast [Abaddon] was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. (NASU)

CONCLUSION              

As this study has shown, we are rapidly approaching the fulfillment of many of the end-time prophecies of the Bible.  In Revelation, we see several 7-headed, 10-horned beasts pictured.   One of them, a great red dragon, is clearly identified as Satan the devil (Rev. 12).  The other “beast” pictured is an end-time, world-ruling empire that is eventually ruled by Abaddon the Antichrist (Rev. 13, 17).   His father, Satan, will give him great power and authority.  The formation of this world-ruling empire is documented in the 7th chapter of Daniel.  While some of the end-time prophecies of Daniel remain sealed, the Eternal is opening the eyes of the wise to see what is to soon come upon an unsuspecting world.  May He have mercy upon us and help us to prepare spiritually for the tribulation that lies just ahead.

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Love And What It Means To God   The New World Order And The Fall Of America  Edit Story Discuss What God Views On Earth From His Throne   Tell Of God And The Universe   Want To Discuss Science And Religion   Speak Of How Faith Makes All Things Possible   We Are Nearing The End Of The Human Race As Known To Man   Talk About Fruits Of The Spirit   Speak Of The Forth Seal In Revelation   Speak Of The Third Seal In Revelation   Speak Of The Second Seal In Revelation 6   We All Need Help In Different Ways   Speak Of Great Tribulation   Have No Other Life Other Than God’s Truths Few Understand   White Horse False Christ’s Religious Deception Part 2   Understand The White Horse False Christ’s Religious Deception   Know Who God Punishes And Who He Protects   Understand Why Humanity Is Nearing Its End    Understand The Seals In Revelation   Have You Ever Had Any Confusion About God   Have A Good Understanding Of The Ten Commandments   Understanding What God Is Saying   No Tree Of Life Till The 2nd Resurrection   Speak Only Breaking News   Understand The Spirit Of Truth Verses The Spitit Of Error   God, Truth, Church, Reality, Understanding   Have Understanding Of Genuine Reality   Truth You Need To Know   Know That Our Calamity Is At Hand   Hear The Conclusion Of The Whole Matter   Feel Terrible When I Hurt Somebody   Want Know What Happens Next   Understand Reality   Have A Message For Moms And Dads   Love Truth All Need To Know   Who A Firstfruit Is Who Gods Church Is And Who Is Deceived  Love People Old And Children Because Their Unique   Education From Jeremiah   David And Bathsheba   Down To The Wire On Truth, Lies   Know Thy Word Is Truth  Write Short Stories About God And Man   Am Extremely Distant From The World   Have Been Hurt At Church But I Still Believe In God   The Natural Mind And The Spiritual Mind   Love The Greatest Puzzle Of Eternity   Teach About The Body Of Christ As God Sees It   My Dedication To God   Have Bad Experiences With Churches   See What’s All Around That The Blind See Not   Supply Bits And Pieces Of How Death Is Sneaking Up On All   See Who We Are To Learn From While Expecting The Same   See And Know The Horrors Coming On One Very Blind USA   See A People So Lost They Can’t Even Find Themselves    See The Worst Lost Trying To Save The Lost   Can See The Reality TV Show That All Must See   See Massive Bloodshed Coming On People Of Blindness   Read In God’s Truth How He Sees Churches And Congregations  Need Only Truth Of Reality Behind The Scenes   Live In My Own World And You Live In Yours, But We All Live   Speak Of Life As Chess With The King Of Power About To Fall   Watch Times Of Trouble   When God Becomes Your Life’s Priority What All Need To Know, But Don’t Want To Know The Powers Of Satan   See What God Sees In Man   Have The Faith For Tribulation To Share   Simply See The True Reality As It Genuinely Is Behind All   I Have Life’s Experiences And So Do You   Share Truth And Reality Behind The Scenes

About Love And What It Means Too God; About My Grandmother At 103About Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing And The Coming Horrors.  Whats Been Happening Behind The Backs Of All Worldwide Including Religious Deception.About Suffering For People Of God And Why I Was Chosen Out Of This World By Christ. Strait Is The Gate And Narrow Is The Way Which Leadeth Unto Life, And Few There Be That Find It. About Running The Race Words From An Ex-church Goer  And My Reply Powers Of Satan Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me  What God Is Looking For Within His Created Beings That Is Completely Missing, Therefore Great Punishment Is Coming. The Powers Of Darkness About My Past In America And Now In The Philippines

What God Says About Churches The Worst Living Horrors Are Coming Closer Each Day. . If God Is Not The Center Of Our Lives With Priority, We Are Of This World; Therefore Know Not Truth As It Is Written. Strong Meat: Hebrews 5:14 We As People Of God Are Always Watched And Measured By Our Hearts. The Love Of Christ That People Of God Are Lacking. Prophecy Towards The Fall Of America Prophecy Towards The Fall Of America What God Sees Within The Hearts Of Overcomers As Christ About True Christianity God Knows All Things Including You’re Own Heart Better Than You Know Yourself—Plus His Instruction on How to Read the Holy Bible  I Have About Eighteen Years With God And Not Church, Therefore God Is My Teacher Through His Words Of Truth Rather Than The Twisted Words Of Man. There Is But One God And Only One Religion; Yet Man Has Made His Own That Have Caused Confusion. The More Faith That We Have; The More We Turn Only To God While Going Around Man. People May Not Always Like Truth, Yet It Is Written For Those Who Put Absolutely No Trust In Man. People Helping People Will One Day Be The Way The Whole World Is.

There exists hundreds more of my writings not listed, and even though many may not be well done as I would like, they still have a strong message using scripture; therefore the whole point is only my sincere efforts to warn all of what is en route, and growing closer each day.

The most current site used is http://www.cross.tv/timesoftrouble  having over 700 of my detailed and lengthy blogs.

Below is another website where I have 520 posts with well over 100,000 views; yet was banned the same as many other religious sites for speaking to boldly just as Amos, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and all men of YHVH despised by this world of religious scorpions talking their religious talk, but never walking their commanded walk.

http://www.true2ourselves.com/Jeffcc

In a Christian friends network years ago I had over 300 posts written from biblical truth, yet the same as all others because I had not one genuine brother or sister in Christ, not one friend and not even one rooted for spiritual communication; and this world of shepherds, pastors, ministers, priests, and all religious titles are the worst when it comes to loving others through deed — thus the blind lead the blind with great affliction growing closer each day.

There was also the Christian site allaboutGod and another called Godspace that I was banned from and denied access to my own hundreds of writings; and added was ‘For Baptists Only’, the Bible in Facebook, some church sites and others which hate truth from the Bible about themselves; and reason is because it’s as an untaught mystery about the kingdom of YHVH. Matthew chapter 13.

All that I post is only on YHVH, Yeshua, and the realities of this world past, now, and what is to come because I have absolutely no interest in anything worldly while having my heart and mind set on things above (Colossians 3) in the 3rd heaven as my life’s priority with my wife next in line; and the story about her is that she was a gift from YHVH because He knew that I needed to survive in a foreign country with no income or employment making our life a great struggle along with her many years of severe health issues while having zero funds — yet she never complains, prays, and we pray together in faith even thou we have so very little within a world of religious Christians who have absolutely zero care for any others whatsoever, but plenty of loving words with praise to God — yet very acceptable to me because they know not what they do as made quite clear in John 15:17-21.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god

Faith is endurance through knowing that only our Father YHVH can become our supplier of basic needs and mercy during the times ahead when there is no food to be had. Want mercy? Know what it means? Do you desire to read in scripture exactly how YHVH views all shepherds and their congregations worldwide? This link below carries more spiritual truth than most minds can accept; yet has the greatest warning for all on what is coming with reason why these things must be.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ljD9ZQ/vital-untaught-truth-in-all-religions-worldwide

100_3175For any to walk the walk is no easy life, yet shall bring great reward.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/mpxzXp/lifes-misfortune-in-different-ways-for-us-all

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/about/

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/

https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/  My Efforts for Spiritual Knowledge

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 235] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in; and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.

http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – accurate bad news so true people cannot believe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/  – continual news reports which reveal just how deranged our human race has become.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/435W4W/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/n9z36E/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-2

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/2mw7me/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-3

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/Dx26Jv/lifestyle-for-a-man-of-god-part-4

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/mpxzXp/lifes-misfortune-in-different-ways-for-us-all

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