The Collapse of America - Rise of the Beast
(Watchman's note - Some people have told me that this article sounds like I do not believe that there will be an anti-Christ. My point is to say that the anti-Christ and the beast are two different things)
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By now we can all agree that we are witnessing an economic downturn. Many corporate stores are downsizing or shutting their doors entirely. Some have even gone bankrupt.
The value of General Motors stock has receded below $10 a share. Chrysler is considering discontinuing the Minivan. Oil closed at over $146, a historical record.
Are these events just a correction? Is this all just a temporary glitch?
You know deep down inside that this isn’t normal, don’t you? But what is it? What is going on?
What's Going On?
Well, there are several ways to explain what is happening. In the spiritual realm, we are witnessing the proverbial “spanking” from Heaven. For years, the prophets of God have been warning that these days were coming. David Wilkerson has been predicting this for decades.
When the prophets of God warned, their message was clear, the people of God must come back to their first love.
But did the people listen? No!
Instead the church went in a complete, opposite direction. The false gospel became stronger and prospered. The message of the cross was replaced with motivational speeches. And the people swallowed it up. Sin has overtaken the church.
So here we are. The judgment has begun over the land.
Denial is not a river in Egypt. We need to face the fact that God wants our attention. Does He have yours?
I can hear some of you saying, “Okay God has my attention. How long will this “spanking” last?”
Ah, my friend, that is a very good question.
But I think that the real question should be, “How bad is it going to get?”
How Bad Will It Be?
Brethren, I do not have a crystal ball and besides, that would be divination. But, I am wondering about the same thing. How bad will it be?
Well, I would like to present all of you with a few predictions. The predictions that I am going to share are based on a combination of what I find in end time scriptures. And they are based on what I have observed in world events.
Now of course, I could be wrong in what I am about to share, but there is a lot of evidence that says otherwise.
I think that most of us could agree that we are in the end times. I believe that the events that are found in the book of Revelation are about to unfold. This could be in the next few years. Could it take longer? Of course.
However, it would be wise for us to study these matters because they will affect every one of us and our families if they happen to start unfolding in the near future. Based on what I have found in Revelation, it is possible to get an idea of what is about to happen.
So allow me to start, but where do I begin?
Well, let’s start with the political landscape that Revelation describes to us during the tribulation period. During this time we are told that the world will witness the rise of a global dictatorship.
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1
Most of us have heard of this beast.
The beast has had so much speculation and fiction written about it; from books, to Hollywood movies, to sermons from pulpits. And most people have arrived at the conclusion that all of the teachings that they have heard are true.
But many of them are not true.
For example, many Christians really believe that “the beast” and the “anti-christ” are the same thing.
This theory is wrong and it is unbiblical. Revelation 13:1 tells us plain and simple that the beast consists of ten kingdoms. The beast is the final end time empire that will exist before Jesus returns to earth.
The beast will also be controlled by the spirit of Satan, which has existed in other world “beast” empires.
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit…” Revelation 17:8
This means that when John saw this vision, the beast had already existed in the past in another kingdom. But at the time of his writing the book of Revelation, ( approx. AD 68-95 ) the beast spirit was not existing at that time but would rise again in the end times as a final empire.
Which kingdom was in power during the time of John’s writing of Revelation? The Roman Empire. Try to remember that for future reference.
So based on what we just read, the beast is not the antichrist and the beast is not a man.
The Heads of the Beast
There is also other fiction that has been written about the beast;
"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Revelation 13:3
The traditions of man have told us that this verse means that the “antichrist” will incur a deadly head wound. An assassination, if you will. And then he will come back to life.
But first I must ask, what are the heads of the beast?
In order to arrive at the answer we must dig a little further into Revelation.
Fortunately, we do find the answer in Chapter 17.
Chapter 17 describes the entity “Mystery Babylon” I will not go into what she is in this lesson but this chapter still reveals what the “heads” of the beast are.
“…and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast,…” Revelation 17:3
And we are told that she reigns over the whole earth;
"And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." Revelation 17:18
So based on these two verses we see that the woman sits over the whole earth and that is exactly what the next verse says;
“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” Rev 17:9
Now, we just read that the woman “Babylon” sits over the whole earth and this is described as seven mountains. Do you see it yet, brethren? Even 2,000 years ago, God told us that there were seven continents in the world!
Coincidence? Of course not! God knows all. Now I know that some of you have been told that the seven mountains are the hills of Rome. But let’s be honest here folks. Mystery Babylon and the beast occupy a much larger area than Rome.
So based on what we just read, the heads represent, a continent or an area of land. So let’s read Revelation 13:3 again
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. “
What does this mean? Well according to how I read it, by the time that the final beast empire rises out of the sea. One part of the earth will already have a scar or a wound. What kind of wound?
“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; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Revelation 13:14
So the wound was caused by the sword. In the scriptures the sword represents war. So this wound will be caused by war.
But notice something, folks. This wound had already occurred and it had already had time to heal. What does this mean?
Well, based on what I see here, this could mean that between now and the time that the beast is revealed, there will be a section of the earth that will receive a very serious battle scar!
What kind of scar? Well, Revelation 13:3 says “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death;”
Unto death, that sounds pretty damaging. So what does this tell us? It tells us that if we are near the tribulation period, we can expect a fatal blow to occur on one of the continents!
A fatal blow folks, what possibly could do that? A variety of things, but a nuclear detonation seems to be the most plausible. But where could something like that happen? Which part of the world would be the likely candidate? What future war would cause this?
There really is no way of knowing: US war against Iran, Israel on Iran?
In a post 9-11 world, a nuclear terrorist attack on American soil is not out of the question! Whatever it is, it will happen and then be healed by the time the beast rises in Revelation.
So this raises another question. How long would it take for a nation to receive a fatal blow like we just discussed and then heal from it? One year, five, ten years, more?
This is something to keep in mind, huh brethren?
There is also something else that I want to mention. The Bible does not tell us why the world decided to allow a one word government to take over. We just know that it will.
The Beast Rises
So what will be the motivation to allow this?
Are you ready for some “chilling” information? Some of you may not be able to “bear” the information that you are about to read. But you must know.
What I am about to tell you can be verified and documented. If you do not believe what I am about to say, just Google some of the words that you read. This will take research on your part.
Okay here we go, the information that I now present is based on hundreds of hours of study.
For the longest time there have been individuals, the elite if you will, that have desired to see this world become unified and global in scope.
Who am I talking about? Well here is where it gets very tricky! There are politicians, scientists, industrialists, and economists who are on record saying that they desire a global government.
There are political think-tanks, and very elite groups who regularly meet and discuss the direction of world affairs. In the past, these globalist groups denied their own existence. But in the last few years, they are holding their meetings in the open.
The names of the groups are also known to us: The Trilateral Commission, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Bilderburg Group, The Club of Rome, Committee of 300, and more.
The New World Order
The groups are different, but they have a common goal, to see the reality of a dream that they call the New World Order. In this NWO, they envision a world that has an economy that is co-dependent. In this global economy, all nations are equal in the wealth of their citizens.
This means that the economic classes of citizens will all be the same. How would this affect you and me?
This is basically a socialist plan that eliminates the middle class of all “first world” countries. This means that the middle class of the United States, Canada, The UK, etc., must be eliminated and brought down to second world status.
Some third world countries would be brought up to “second world” status.
How is this possible?
Revelation tells us that the Beast will have ten horns. What are these horns? Does the Bible tell us? Let’s look at the book of Daniel.
"The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces." Daniel 7:23
How many pieces?
“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings…” Daniel 7:24
Here in Daniel we read it again that the earth will be broken or divided up into ten pieces.
And this is the exact goal of the New World Order, which is to have ten economic regions of the earth which will be modeled after the European Union. How far along are they? Right now most of the earth is in the process of being in one of these areas including the U.S.A.
The region for the U.S. will include: Canada, Mexico and The U.S.A. It will be called the North American Union. Have you heard of it? There are even some news people that do not like this happening without the public’s knowledge or Congressional oversight and approval.
Which regions are succeeding at this? ( There are different levels of progress. )
So there you are folks, the beast is rising before our very eyes and most people do not know this. Why? Because another false traditional teaching has people thinking that the beast will only come from a revived “Roman Empire” which includes the thinking that the ten horns are ten nations from Europe. This outdated theory has proven itself to be flawed.
The Coming Collapse
How will these events effect us. Here is where you may want to be concerned. In order for this plan to be successful the “middle class” of the United States needs to be eliminated. This can only happen with an economic collapse.
It is interesting that we may be witnessing that VERY thing right now here in America, Canada and most of the world. It is possible that the world’s economy is being “engineered” to collapse in a controlled fashion.
So what will the future hold? Well if my concerns hold true, it is possible that the middle class life that most of us have known and taken for granted, may become a thing of the past!
I am aware that these are not words that you want to hear. It is not my intention to scare you or to fill you with anxiety.
If we belong to God and He has Lordship over our lives, it will only be through Him that we will endure.
“ And those that endure to the end will be saved.”
Where will this end? Only God knows but we must be aware that He is allowing this all to take place. Because in the midst of the trials that may lie ahead of us, God desires to work the useful purpose of “purging” us.
My prayer is that God will be magnified in whatever the future may bring. And that we can purchase “gold” from Him that has been tried in the fire, (Rev.3:18).
God bless you brethren.
Nathan – A Watchman
Watch CNN newsman Lou Dobbs talk about the N.A.U. ( North American Union )
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