I am now going to discuss World Powers – Past and Present, that have bearing on the “Time of the End”
- Babylon the Great – From 607 B.C.E. (Started with the destruction of Jerusalem.)
- Medo-Persia – From 539 B.C.E
- Greece – From 331 B.C.E.
- Rome – From 30 B.C.E.
- Anglo-American – From 1763 C.E. (First the United Kingdom, and later joined by the United States of America.)
- The United Nations – From 1945 C.E.(First known as The League of Nations)
This is the last World Power to rule. Armageddon, which, according to Bible Prophecy, should destroy The United Nations in the very near future, will then introduce Jehovah God’s rule, with His Son Jesus Christ as His King, now already reigning in Heaven only. Jesus will then ensure that his Father’s Will is implemented, and maintained. The United Nations, and all other world rulers, and all their subjects that are not DOING God’s will to the best of their ability, will be destroyed simultaneously.
The Jewish Nation was defeated by Babylonia and the resultant World Powers emerged. The Bible is specific as to how many World Powers will have existed before Jehovah God destroys all the evil rulers and their subjects that do, or did not, apply His laws, at Armageddon. Just as all the seasons in the past were pre-empted by well-known signs, such as the blossoming of trees indicated the arrival of spring, just so all signs today indicate the arrival of Armageddon being very close.
Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, dreamed of an immense image. The head was of good gold, the breasts and arms were of silver, the belly and thighs were of copper, the legs of iron and finally, the feet were partly of iron and moist moulded clay. Let us have a look at a few scriptures from the Bible:
Daniel 2:36 – 38
36 “This is the dream, and its interpretation we shall say before the king. 37 You, O king, the king of kings, you to whom the God of Heaven has given the kingdom, the might, and the strength, and the dignity, 38 and into his whose hand He has given,wherever the sons of mankind are dwelling, the beasts of the field and the winged creatures of the heavens, and whom He has made ruler over all of them, YOU YOURSELF ARE THE HEAD OF GOLD.
“And after you there will rise another kingdom inferior to you, and another kingdom, a third one, of copper, that will rule over the whole earth.
From Daniel’s above interpretation we can see that each section of the immense image represented a World Power. We also see that Jehovah God gave the whole world’s humans and creatures and birds to be under the sole rule of Nebuchadnezzar, and that Nebuchadnezzar was the HEAD OF GOLD. It can also be seen that each subsequent World Power would be inferior to its predecessor. This is indicated by the value of the various metals, and finally the moist clay. I absolutely cannot see that if Jehovah God had any input into the physical ruling of the world, that He would have one inferior ruling power followed by a more inferior power. If Jehovah God had any physical input in the rule of the world, then each time an inferior power came into power, then obviously His power should have increased proportionately, and the world would have gradually improved. The exact opposite is happening. The world is going from bad to worse, and since the Year of 1914 of Our Common Era, has escalated in the disgustful way of the weak human rulership.
Take Note: Anything Physical That Happened, Or Happens, In The World Since The World Powers Were Allowed To Rule By Jehovah God – Jehovah God Himself Had Nothing To Do With It!
What I am saying above: It Is Not God’s Will When Something Physical, Good Or Bad Happens!
If an alcoholic has a very serious accident and survives and then becomes a “christian” who abstains from alcohol, and YOU say ” God is wonderful, look how He has called that alcoholic to Him”, then YOU are actually saying: “God is partial”, (In YOUR heart YOU know of many, many other good persons that were always being a real asset to society and had had many misfortunes, but because they never went to church, God ignored them. The fact that the alcoholic was also never a nice person who also never went to church, YOU cover with the argument that nobody may judge or that nobody knows how God works) “God is illogical” (He could have just as easily altered the alcoholcs way of thinking without the necessity of the accident, or was God at the same time helping the greedy hospitals, doctors and panelbeaters who, incidentally never ever were going to do His will anyway).
It is vital today to stay clear of mentioning God in any of your discussions, unless YOU are sure of what exactly You are Saying!
A drunk driver kills a person in a collision. Without giving a thought to the collision, and at the funeral many days later, YOU boldly state that at least YOU are happy that YOUR relative or acquaintance is now safely in Heaven. Again, YOU are saying: “The drunk driver should be commended. He gave the killed person the opportunity to leave this corrupt, dangerous and unfriedly world, for a far better life. maybe I should approach him to do the same for me and all my loved ones and acquaintenances, before our stupid laws imprison him”.
Back to the World Powers. Medo-Persia executed King Belshazzar on the night of 5/6th.October, 539 B.C.E. and became the World Power that replaced Babylonia.
In 331 B.C.E. Alexander the Great defeated Darius III in battle at Gaugamela and Greece became the Third World Power. Alexander died on 13th.June 323 B.C.E. and soon after his huge empire was divided into four and ruled by four generals. Another prophecy of the Bible was thus filfulled. All four eventually fell to the Roman Empire by the year 30 B.C.E. In that way Rome became the Fourth World Power.
Britian was once a northwestern part of the Roman Empire, but by 1763 C.E. it became the British Empire and ruled the seven seas. By 1776 C.E. , the thirteen American colonies became independent from Britian and became The United States of America. Britian and America became partners in peace and war, and thus was born the Anglo-American Empire, or World Power.
Daniel 2:41 – 43
41“And whereas you beheld the feet and the toes to be partly of molded clay of a potter and partly of iron, the kingdom itself will prove to be divided, but somewhat of the hardness of the iron will prove to be in it, forasmuch as you beheld the iron mixed with moist clay. 42 And as for the toes of the feet being partly of iron and partly of molded clay, the kingdom will partly prove to be strong and partly prove to be fragile. 43 Whereas you beheld iron mixed with moist clay, they will come to be mixed with the offspring of mankind; but they will not prove to be sticking together, this one to that one, just as iron is not mixing with molded clay.
It is at this point in time that the Leagueof Nations, that eventually became The United Nations, came into existence. The moist clay is indicative of the nations, except the five first world countries, which definitely include England and the United States of America. The expression “moist” is indicative that the clay has not had enough time to “experience” becoming “dry”, and is indicative also of those nations that have not experienced becoming “dried” yet. This in turn indicates that they have not had enough time to realise or experience what becoming a ruler entails. Due to the time period, England and America have had many years to gain experience in acting in the capacities of world powers. Those two are especially the “iron” that proves to be strong. Take note: It does not take a rocket scientist to fathom that slowly this very strong and once powerful World Power combination is bowing to the pressure of survival due to its past history of its lust for power and greed. It has created the monster of a rebellious citizenship, similar to the time of the French Revolution, in both countries, and their populations are becoming destitute and angry.
Next: I will go forward in analyzing the “feet of iron mixed with moist clay”.