Daniel’s 4 Kingdoms

Sometimes it is necessary and helpful to interpret prophetic scriptures in light of the History that we know, but sometimes we must interpret History based on the Scriptures that we know. 

In the book of Daniel, we have some extremely simple and clearly interpreted prophecies, which in light of popular history seem to be inaccurate or at best very difficult.  This should not be the case.  If popular history does not line up with the Scriptures what does that say about our knowledge of history?

In Daniel chapter two which was written in 586 BC, God reveals that there will be a TOTAL of four kingdoms on the earth starting with the Babylonians until the rise of the Antichrist. 

 Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon was given a dream and Daniel was given a vision with the interpretation.  It was of a great image:  a head of fine gold (Babylonians), breast and arms of silver(Medo-persain), belly and thighs of brass (Macedonian), legs of iron (Romans) and feet part iron and part clay. 

“Thou (Nebuchadnezzar) art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.  And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.  And whereas though saw the feet and toes, part of potters clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided, but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as though saw the iron mixed with miry clay.  And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly broken (brittle, fragile) (Daniel 2:38-43)

“Thou sawest till that a stone was cut without hands (Jesus), which smote the image upon his feet(the very end of the fourth kingdom) that were of iron and clay, and break them to pieces….and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.”(Daniel 2:34) “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) 

Daniel is given a dream and another vision about these four kingdoms in chapter 7.   This time they are portrayed as four beasts.  “I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns” (Daniel 7:7-8)

God gave him the interpretation in verse 23-24:  “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth, which shall be diverse [different] from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down and break it in pieces and the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise.”

The Fourth kingdom is shown twice in Daniel.  In the first vision it is the legs and feet of a statue.  In the second vision it is a beast with ten horns, plus one little horn (antichrist).

“Thus he said: ‘the fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth and, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.  As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings” (Dan 7:23-34) These ten kings will “receive power as kings in one hour with the beast (antichrist)” (Revelation 17:12)

“And he (the antichrist) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they (the Saints) shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Hitherto is the end of the matter.” (Daniel 7:20-28)

If you have never been exposed to any system of eschatology, those verses would only mean one thing to you:  First: the saints are on earth being persecuted during the reign of the antichrist, and until a certain time, he “prevails against them” (v21) Second: the saints of the Most High will take the dominion away from the Antichrist, to consume it (gradually) and then destroy it (suddenly) unto the end. [if your Bible doesn’t say “they” get a different Bible.]

2 Thess 2:8 it says “that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”  Here it says that Christ will consume the antichrist with the Spirit of His mouth.  It doesn’t exactly say with His mouth, but with the “Spirit of his MOUTH”, which means you.  You have the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. (Romans 8:11) 

”And the decision was made and the authority was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came when the saints took the kingdom. (Daniel 7:22) (BBE)  We, the Blood bought Church, will consume and destroy the DOMINION of the Antichrist (his ruling Authority over the earth) with judgments handed down by God.  We will “execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.” (Psalm 149:9) “and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” (Daniel 7:22)

“It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with/in/by/through many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all.” (Jude 1:14-15)  “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels?”(1Cor 6:2-3)  ”And the evil-doers will be crushed under you, they will be dust under your feet, in the day when I do my work, says the Lord of armies.” (Malachi 4:3) (BBE). 

“the people that know their God shall prevail and succeed. (Daniel 11:32-3)(Douay Rheims Bible)  “the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” (Daniel 7:18)

“and when he (antichrist) shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people all these things shall be finished” (Daniel 12:7) This is the one verse in Daniel that seems to say the opposite of a triumphant church at first glance, but that word “accomplished” can also be rendered in another wayWhen he shall have “finished his purpose in the matter”; when “he shall have done all that he could do”,”exhausts or fail” all these things shall be finished.”  “Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished.” (net Bible)

I have never heard anyone quote Daniel 7 v26. I wondered how the Saints could consume and destroy the dominion of the Antichrist if they had been raptured before the Antichrist even came to power. Or why would God give this honor to those “left behind” and not those who had been faithful?  And what kind of supernatural power would be given to us, in Christ, to fulfill the Scriptures?  I wonder how much Glory God would get for Himself if he actually used the weak and pathetic things of this world bring to naught the things that are mighty. (1Cor 1:28) For Christ “after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.(Hebrews 10:12-13)   

But if all this in Daniel is absolutely correct, that we are still in the fourth Kingdom, what gives?  That means we are still in the Roman Empire?!  Actually Daniel says that the fourth Kingdom will be diverse/different from the previous three, and that it would devour the whole earth, and at some point 10 kings will come to power over the whole earth (and in one hour according to Revelation) [Why people think that the European Union is somehow these 10 kings is completely beyond me, since the 10 kings in Daniel and Revelation come to power OVER THE WHOLE EARTH.

Daniel has the simplest prophecies in all of Scripture, but we are severely handicapped in our application of it since we have been told that the Roman empire ended.  How could it have ended if the Bible says that the Empire that started with the Romans would be the last Kingdom?   And we are told, from the Scriptures, that this kingdom would be diverse or different from the other three, since it is not a kingdom of territory but of influence.  It continued on and presently exists outside the realm of public awareness.

“The term imperialism, competently employed, never corresponds to an extension of world-power by some particular nation-state. In reality, as distinct from the childish fairy-tales of the credulous, all empires are dynamically supranational, and the kingdoms or comparable states of that time are merely, in and of themselves, the subjects of some supranational, imperialist power”  Unless we understand that the world has been ruled by one empire for at least 1000 years now, then “current history, appears episodic, [when it] is in fact the culminating stages of a very long term policy moving internationally, but visible only in the long term perspective of time.” Understanding this little bit of information is KEY to interpreting many of the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation.

So you must forget some of what you learned in school and on the History channel and go back in time, way back….“Six hundred and fifty years ago came the climax of the worst financial collapse in history to date. The 1930s Great Depression was a mild and brief episode, compared to the bank crash of the 1340s, which decimated the human population. The crash, which peaked in 1345 A.D. when the world’s biggest banks went under, “led” by the Bardi and Peruzzi companies of Florence, Italy, was more than a bank crash — it was a financial disintegration.

Like the disaster which looms now, projected in Lyndon LaRouche’s “9th Economic Forecast” of July, 1994, that one was a blowup of all major banks and markets in Europe, in which, chroniclers reported, “all credit vanished together,” most trade and exchange stopped, and a catastrophic drop of the world’s population by famine and disease loomed.  Like the financial disintegration hanging over us in late 1994 and 1995 with the collapse of Mexico, Orange County, British merchant banks, etc., that one of the 1340s was the result of 30-40 years of disastrous financial practices, by which the banks built up huge fictitious “financial bubbles,” parasitizing production and real trade in goods. These speculative cancers destroyed the real wealth they were monopolizing, and caused these banks to be effectively bankrupt long before they finally went under.

The result was a disaster for the human population, which fell worldwide by something like 25 percent between 1300 and 1450 (in Europe, by somewhere between 35 percent and 50 percent from the 1340s collapse to the 1440s).

This global crash, caused by the policies and actions of banks which finally completely bankrupted themselves, has been blamed by historians ever since on a king — poor Edward III of England. Edward revolted against the seizure and looting of his kingdom by the Bardi and Peruzzi banks, by defaulting on their loans starting in 1342. King Edward’s national budget was dwarfed by that of either the Bardi or Peruzzi; in fact, by 1342 his national budget had become a sub department of theirs. Their internal memos in Florence spoke of him contemptuously as “Messer Edward” “we shall be fortunate to recover even a part” of his debts, they sniffed in 1339.

A “free trade” mythology has been developed by historians about these “sober, industrious, Christian bankers” of Italy in the fourteenth century “doing good” by their own private greed; developing trade and the beginnings of capitalist industry by seeking monopolies for their family banks; somehow existing in peace with other merchants, and expiating their greedy sins by donations to the Church. But, goes the myth, these sober bankers were led astray by kings (accursed governments!) who were spendthrift, warlike, and unreliable in paying their debts which they forced the helpless or momentarily foolish bankers to lend them. Thus, emerging “private enterprise capitalism” was set back by the disaster of the fourteenth century, concludes the classroom myth, noting in passing that 30 million people died in Europe in the ensuing Black Death, famine, and war.”

Two recent books help to overturn this cover story, although perhaps that is beyond the intention of their authors. Edwin Hunt’s 1994 book The Medieval Supercompanies: A Study of the Peruzzi Company of Florence establishes that this great bank was losing money and effectively going bankrupt throughout the late 1330’s, as a result of its own destructive policies—in Europe’s agricultural credit and trade in particular—before it ever dealt with Edward III. “Indeed, the great banking companies were able to survive past 1340 only because news of their deteriorated position had not yet circulated.”

And Hunt adds a shocker for the historians, based on exhaustive restudy of all the surviving correspondence and ledgers of the Bardi and Peruzzi. He concludes that their lending to King Edward III was done with such brutal “conditionalities”—seizing and looting his revenues—that his true debt to them may have been no more than 15-20,000 pounds-sterling when he defaulted. Mr. Hunt himself works for an international bank, so he knows how such “conditionalities” of lending work today. He probably knows that the true international debt of Third World countries today is a small fraction of what the banks and the International Monetary Fund claim they owe. He definitely understands that Fourteenth-century England was a Third World country to the Bardi, Peruzzi, and Acciaiuoli international banks. They loaned Edward II and Edward III far less than their promises—but their promises have been dutifully added up as “total loans” by historians, starting with their fellow banker Giovanni Villani.

More revealing is the latest work of the historian of Venice, Frederick C. Lane, Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice. This work shows that it was Venetian finance which, by dominating and controlling a huge international “bubble” of currency speculation from 1275 through 1350, rigged the great collapse of the 1340’s. Rather than sharing the peace of mutual greed and free enterprise with their “allies,” the bankers of Florence, the merchants of Venice bankrupted them, and the economies of Europe and the Mediterranean along with them. Florence was the Fourteenth-century “New York,” the apparent center of banking with the world’s biggest banks. But Venice was “London,” manipulating Florentine bankers, kings, and emperors alike, by tight-knit financial conspiracy and complete dominance of the markets by which money was minted and credit created. (Schiller Institute)

 “It was one of the most well-known “secrets” of the British oligarchy, that the model for the British Empire was Venice. Benjamin Disraeli, the late-nineteenth-century prime minister of England, let the cat out of the bag in his novel Coningsby when he wrote, “The great object of Whig leaders in England from the first movement under Hampden to the last most successful one in 1688, was to establish in England a high aristocratic republic on the model of the Venetian.  The well-known secret of all the Whig insiders was that the Venetian takeover of England was a 200-year project beginning with the break of Henry VIII with Rome and concluding in 1714, with the accession to the throne of George I.

What Disraeli was publicly referring to was that in 1688, for the first time, a non-hereditary king, William of Orange (William the Third), was invited to rule by a group of noble families. This was a decisive break with previous English history.

You can never understand Venice by studying what positions the Venetians took on an issue. The Venetians did not care what position they took. They always took all positions. Their method was one of looking for the weak point and corrupting the person. At this form of evil, they were the masters. Their diplomatic corps was the best in the world at the time, and the British diplomatic corps was trained by the Venetians.

It is now the 1520s. According to the Venetians’ profile of the Spanish Hapsburgs, the major vulnerability of the Hapsburgs was the strategic shipping lanes across the English Channel. Spain needed the Netherlands for massive tax revenue that these holdings brought, in order to maintain the Spanish army. The problem was that the Spanish were also very much aware of the strategic need to have good relations with England, and the Hapsburg monarchy married Catherine to Henry VIII to ensure such an alliance. For Venice to succeed, Henry had to be broken from Spain.

The Venetian faction in England got the upper hand when Henry VIII fell for the sexual bait they put before him: Anne Boleyn. Anne was the granddaughter of the leader of the Venetian faction in England, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, of the powerful Howard family. Other great families such as the Russells, Herberts, and Cavendishes also became consistent carriers of the Venetian virus. This tightly knit group of Venetian Aristotelians organized Henry’s break with Rome. It was this break which opened England wide for Venetian operations.”(Schiller)

it was Venice, the commercial center of the world at the end of the Roman Empire that orchestrated the economic collapse that plunged Europe into the Dark Ages,   In the chaos “they” made off with the wealth of the world and started to build a new global economy centered in London.

The American Revolutionary war was another culminating stage.  Even if you only think about the situation logically and forget that the Scriptures say there will only be a total of four kingdoms from the time of the Babylonians; there is something very fishy about the American Revolutionary War.  I have a hard time believing that the architects of the British Empire actually intended to occupy the vast American territory indefinitely if they “won” the war.  That was not a real option.  Britain needed to centralize control of the colonies in the new world, but that was the one thing the colonists did not want.  So what did Britain do?  They faked a war.  O it was a real war, in that people died, but the purpose was never to defeat the colonies and force them to submit.  Britain only intended to motivate the colonies to centralize themselves under one government.  When the colonist faced imminent attack they spontaneously unified.  Once centralized, the empire could take over the whole entity from the top, which happened soon after. Today the United States and Britain move as a single entity.

The Roman, Venetian, British and American empires are simply different faces of the same diverse empire, which is ultimately in the hands of a small group of commercial bankers. Their basic mode of exerting influence today is to bring countries to the edge of bankruptcy through war or other pressures and then offer them finances, and the state must take what is being offered, with whatever conditions, or they cease to exist and uphold order.  Not accepting the money is not an option.  “Some indication of the power of this mafia is shown by the following comment from Lloyd George, famous English statesman and Prime Minister when speaking of peace negotiations following World War I; quote: “They (international bankers) swept statesmen, politicians, jurists, and journalists all on one side, and issued their orders with the imperiousness of absolute monarchs, who knew that there was no appeal from their ruthless decrees.””

The conditions imposed on a bankrupt Europe after WWI by these international bankers made WWII almost inevitable, and it was during WWII that the center of the this diverse empire was transferred to New York, and from there used to dismantle what remained of the visible colonial empires.  Before the outbreak of WWII Great Britain was the center (but not the being) of world financial control.   During WWII financial control was transferred from London to New York, and from there it was used to dismantle the old colonial empires and impose a new and more subtle form of colonialism onto the world.  The new form of colonialism does not use soldiers armed with guns, but bankers armed with calculators.  Once the empires released their colonies the international bankers sprang into action offering huge loans for economic development that would do nothing more than yoke developing countries to an un-payable debt.

There is no longer a need (in most cases) for a standing army to actively force countries to export raw materials to industrial centers.  In this day and age you just make sure that the countries chosen for exploitation incur sufficient debt under ruthless conditions. Then with these conditions (structural adjustment policies) in place to ensure zero economic growth, they simply watch those countries frantically sell everything they possess to try to pay back their debt. It becomes even more impossible over time as several countries under the same burden flood the market with the same commodities.  The supply increases sharply and the price drops through the floor.

The countries who receive IMF World Bank loans are forced to devalue their currency, lower their import barriers, remove subsidies for local industries, lower their social welfare funding, reduce government in general and expand production and export of their timber, minerals, and agriculture.  “The result is almost universally the same: wages go down, hunger increases, health care decreases, and the price of developing world commodities goes down, while the price of developed world products stay the same.  The purpose of this unspoken and disguised economic warfare through imposed structural adjustments is specifically to hold down the price of developing world resources and labor and to transfer that wealth to the core.”  This is literally the old colonial plantation system that once produced for Europe, restructured on a colossal scale to produce for the industrialized world.

All that is ever heard in the news or history books is the triumphs of Free Trade.  It is important to understand that The United States and every other industrialized country that has developed did so by implementing Fredrick List’s Protectionist Philosophy, not Adam Smiths doctrine of Free Trade.  The idea is to protect your fragile domestic industries from international competition until they can stand-alone.  This is primarily how the US grew so quickly.  Protectionism is mostly thought of as a bad thing, but we still do it.  Just look at our farmers.  Not only are they subsidized, but in some cases they are paid to not grow crops.  Opening up fledgling industries to international competition is disastrous, they have to be protected.  Protectionism is not what we are spreading.  We are spreading free trade.  Free Trade demands that a country do the opposite of what is successful in a global economy.

Financial warfare (IMF World Bank, etc), economic warfare, diplomatic warfare (sanctions against any who resist), covert warfare, and overt warfare are each mechanisms to secure the empires interests.  It is an empire of money and not of any one nation, though the main vehicle is the US and Britain.  Any who attempt to break out will have their commerce in world trade attached.  That would bring the economy of any country to an immediate halt.  Whether the public realizes it or not this is at the very root of our foreign policy.  Free Trade!   All the organizations surrounding international commerce such as the WTO work closely with multinational corporations and governments to impose free trade on developing countries.

If free trade is imposed onto a fledgling economy it eventually rapes and pillages both economies.  The corporations reap the benefits.  First huge corporations nurtured with protectionism move in and decimate third world business.  Then they move jobs from the industrialized nation to the cheaper country.  Someone is getting the money.  It is the multinational corporations that are based largely in the United States.  Much of the money in the US is trickled down through these massive creatures that loot and pillage the world.  We do the paper work, legal work, accounting, dry cleaning, entertaining for people who work for corporations.  This is what they mean by an information service economy.  We don’t have to produce anything, the corporations do the bulk of it now, we just service them and their personnel in a thousand ways. 

The rest of the wealth in this country is speculative in nature. It is not real money, it is futures.  It is insurance companies, federal grants, tax cuts, cash out refinancing, credit cards, loans and stuff like that being pumped into the economy to artificially prop it up.  It is accounting tricks and public opinion devoid of almost all real productive capacity.  It is the fractional reserve banking system whereby banks end up creating up to 90 dollars of new credit for every ten dollars of deposits.  Every time banks lend money they are creating new credit that is fractionally collateralized.  The M3 money supply, which is the line of credit extended to major banks, is not even published anymore because they cannot justify the numbers.  JP Morgan alone has 27 trillion dollars in unsecured debt.  A lot of people know this.

China is acutely aware of how complicated the situation is.  They have a very strong industrial economy poised for mind blowing growth. Here is the problem: China can produce all kinds of things and do it very efficiently. But they don’t just have to produce stuff; they also have to sell those products.  What good would it do to produce if no-one were buying?  The United States is the main market for the entire world.  We are responsible for consuming over 60% of the worlds goods.  That is why China is buying our debt, without the US buying their stuff they are screwed.  We are using “funny money”; money that is based on speculation or printed and money scraped off the backs of third world countries and trickled down through corporations to purchase those goods.

The economic issue is even less complicated still.  In the course of developing a unifying systems theory it was discovered that systems of the same fundamental nature obey the same mathematical laws.  “Energy is recognized as the key to all activity on earth. Natural science is the study of the sources and control of natural energy, and social science, theoretically expressed as economics, is the study of the sources and control of social energy (money)”. 

It was quietly discovered that money flowing through an economy obeys the same mathematical laws as electricity “flowing” through a circuit. “All of the mathematical theory developed in the study of one energy system (e.g., mechanics, electronics, etc.) can be immediately applied in the study of any other energy system (e.g., economics)”.  One simply defines the variables: bank=capacitor; voltage=value of currency; spark=initiation of war etc.  Plug it all into a super computer and “shock” certain parts of the economy to map its underlying structure.  Now that is an investment strategy! 

Money is one of three variables needed to create and collapse matrices in what is known as the Hegelian process.

The principal devices that decide the outcome of all conflicts are information, money and technology. By controlling those three components, the influential [the Authorities of the Fourth Kingdom] are able to accurately direct the outcome of any given conflict (this applies to actual warfare, economic war, and conflicts between ideas).   In the dialectical process an existing force (thesis) generates a counterforce (the antithesis).  Conflict between the two forces results in a synthesis.  (a) vs (b) = (c).  (c) is a new historical situation. The synthesis is a desired set of outcomes or a solution to (a) versus (b) planned ahead of time by supplying money, technology and information (in precise amounts) to both (a) and (b).

Once the new desired geopolitical/cultural/economic climate has been achieved the process starts all over again: thesis vs. antithesis results in synthesis.  For example: The perceived affect of WWII was the preservation of freedom in the world, but the synthesis included: permanently removing a large section of women from the home; the opportunity for international bankers to buy up Japanese industry for 5 cents on the dollar, upgraded UN power, the beginning of the Cold War, transferring financial control to the West and most importantly the creation of Israel. 

This process has been repeated over and over again for the last 500 years. That supranational agency that controls nations regularly set two or more nations in conflict mode to achieve a desired set of outcomes.  They start with the desired outcome in mind and then set-up conflicts accordingly, backward planning them with mathematical precision to bring about specific results and a new historical situation.  The new historical situation is always a step closer to their ultimate synthesis: a Global Dictatorship.

These methods work in tandem with a process of creating problems and then offering solutions to the problems that have been intentionally created.  If they want to introduce something new that no-one would normally desire, like taking the dollar off the gold standard, They create a corresponding problem so that their solution is necessary.  The solutions always lead to bigger problems that need bigger solutions.  For instance: because we do not have to back the dollar with any physical equivalent, we are free to print as many dollars as we want to pay our debts and “stimulate” the economy.  As the global service economy is failing this has been utilized to the point of catastrophe.  Very soon the dollar will be worthless and they can roll out a new currency for us as a solution to the problem that they set in motion and nurtured. At the present day we are approaching a massive controlled conflict and huge problems that need solutions””  

The last expression of this diverse Empire is the 10 kings (horns) that come to power for “one hour” with the Beast in Revelation.  “And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot (“they”) and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.  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.” [Rev 17:16-17] 

The Bible says that we will be given into the hands of the Antichrist for a period of time at the end of the age.  And we will have to work underneath his revelation for reorganizing the productive capacity of the Planet.  I’m not saying God couldn’t give us the revelations on how to fix everything, I am saying that according to the Scriptures He WILL NOT release his Judgment over the Antichrist until His predestined time to, which is halfway through the tribulation, or the breaking of the 4th Seal in Revelation. 

The Bible says that one third of the population of the earth will be supernaturally preserved through the tribulation (Zech 13:8-9), and are found dressed in white “before the throne” after the breaking of the 6th seal.  The Scriptures say some will be martyred, but definitely NOT the majority.

The consolidation that the world is about to experience is great news and it is in the Bible.   Eventually we will submit to the Authority of the Antichrist, as we “will be given into his hands” [Dan 7:25] but we will not fall for his tricks!

God is not going to rapture us out of here before anything happens.  Instead we will demonstrate resurrection power and “be strong and do exploits” in the most unlikely of circumstances.  It will be the most peaceful time for those who know and trust in the Living God.  He is going to pour out His Holy Spirit onto the entire body of Christ in the end times.  We will demonstrate His power IN the earth, in all its Glory, right before the second coming of Christ.  This is the Fifth Kingdom “which shall never be destroyed neither will it be left to other people” [Dan 2:44]