As the western media is beginning to awaken and people are roused from slumber, they find themselves staring into the eyes of a great and mighty beast. A beast commanding a great destruction that can be felt across the world. Do they even have a clue? Do they know what we have been warning about? Do they see that the warnings of the prophets of old, are now coming to be?
For those who are baptized in the Spirit, truly following the gifts of the Spirit, it’s very clear what time we are in. It’s also very clear that time is speeding up. The stench of death and destruction in the Middle East and Africa has grown, the carnage that is responsible for the annihilation of Christians and other minorities is unfathomable. These are not isolated incidents of warring tribes or factions anymore. The chaos that has taken over 1/3 of the world is not an accident. Done by design for whatever reason, oil, diamonds, minerals, power or control—it has all been prophesied.
This ‘Troubling New Report’ is also prophesied in Revelation.
Christians in a northern Iraqi city are reportedly being ordered to pay a tax in return for protection by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A Middle Eastern Christian website and a Lebanese daily reported that Christians have been required to pay $250 per working individual and $500 per couple. If accurate, the tax would fall in line with past Islamist efforts to impose fines on Christians in the region, a Middle East expert told The Blaze. A Troubling New Report Regarding Christians in an Iraqi City | TheBlaze.com.
When Daniel was shown the final kingdom on earth he was very troubled. It was a vision of the fourth and final kingdom on earth, a vision of the return of Christ, and one of judgement.
“Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
Notice how he said the other beasts had been stripped of their authority but were allowed to live for a period. This is becoming clearer by the day. When you look at what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan and Iran you get a very clear picture of the final kingdom that wrestles power from the current minor beasts.
When you look at Daniel, chapter 8 it completely ties not only what Daniel was shown in chapter 7, but current events of today.
He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.
“In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.
“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”
I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.
How does this tie together? Here is a graph from the Daily Mail, read the whole article it is eye opening. And if you want to see how this ties in with prophecy.