Fred R. Coulter—August 25, 2012

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Everyone is trying to figure out what's going to happen with the election. Today we're not going to talk about the election, we're going to look further down the road and let's see what's happening in the world. Let's see what we can find from God's Word as to how things will come together.

One important thing that needs always to be remembered in prophecy is this: It is the event first, then the date! God is going to make it work out all according to His plan. God honors repentance even in the nations of the world, as we have covered. My prayer has been that there will be enough people that will repent enough, as well as those in the Churches of God, to really yield to God and understand what's going on that God will give us whatever time that He deems to give us to preach the Gospel, to feed the flock.

We are going to see that undoubtedly there is a lot more time than people have thought down through the ages. When you read the different writings of the apostles they expected Christ in their lifetime. Jesus told them something and this is for the Church all the way down to the end. Remember: It is the event and then look at the date! God can select the date ahead of time but He doesn't reveal it to us. The apostles didn't understand certain things until after they occurred.

In John 16 Jesus was telling them about the Holy Spirit and what the Holy Spirit will do and can do, but in particularly of things to come. If you don't have our series, How to Use the Holy Spirit, we just got that put together; there are 4 sermons with it, How to Use the Holy Spirit. What we're doing, we're compiling all the sermons in topics and we're going to have them together in special transcript/audio study form. We've had almost all the sermons transcribed.

You can do this online, and if there's a sermon that you want to listen to and you really want to learn it well, you download the transcript and as you listen to the audio you read it as well. What this does is this gives you three avenues of learning:

  • You're reading
  • You're hearing
  • You are reading as it is presented

This gives you a more intense way of learning, especially if you have memory problems this will help. So that's what we have with this sermon on How to Use the Holy Spirit.

What we will do is this: Since some of these go way back, we are going to take the dates off because people look and say, 'Oh, well, this was in 1992,' or 'this was in 1998? That's so old, I don't need that.' But the truth is the Word of God has been inspired by the Spirit of God and the Word of God then is always eternally effective and true!

As I have pointed out on many different sermons, anyone who doubts that the Word of God will not work, you do the gravity test. Drop something. God's laws are automatic. You can't see it, you can't see the law of gravity. A person could say, 'I don't believe the law of gravity.' Haven't heard anybody say that yet—have you?

We have just finished the Proverbs for the youth and Randy did an excellent job on the DVD. You play the DVD one chapter each day for a month. Then the next month you go back and you repeat it again. When you come to February where it's one or two days short, depending if it's a leap year, then what you do, you read two short Proverbs on that day.

We're working up the schedule. We'll send it out in a mailing. You will have the audio, the video, and you will have, Who Controls Your Mind? We're going to send out a complete package.

We're living in an age when our minds are bombarded by so many things: media, which is music, entertainment, sports, especially on television. Have you ever seen a true honest ad? Some of them are forced to admit some of the things, like Pradaxa. If you have mute, put the sound on mute and put the streaming what they're saying (closed caption). Then watch the image of the people. They're happy, oh, this is good, this is wonderful. What it's doing, it's training everyone into an artificial make-believe reality. Then you read it: May cause bleeding, hemorrhaging, cancer. I feel like sending off a snotty e-mail to Fox News, and say, 'If you are Catholic and if you are so righteous, why don't you take off all of the male genital erection ads?' They won't do it. So much for the world; I've already polluted your mind this morning—didn't I?

Look at it this way. Just as our bodies have to get rid of toxins and things to keep our body healthy, so our mind needs to be cleansed every day through the washing of the water by the Word.

So, we're going to put together this series that will include the Proverbs, that will include The Addicted Society, we might even include in there the Church at Home: Obsessed With Sex. Put that all together in one big package so that people will understand the battle is for their mind. That's where overcoming comes from.

What will the Holy Spirit do? John 16:4[transcriber's correction]: "But I have told you these things so that when the time comes, you may remember that I said them to you. However, I did not say these things to you at the beginning because I was with you. But now I am going to Him Who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?' Because I have spoken these things to you, grief has filled your hearts. But I am telling you the truth. It is profitable for you that I go away because if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you. However, if I go, I will send it to you" (vs 4-7).

Now remember, the Holy Spirit of God has two components:

  • from the Father as the begettal
  • from Christ for the mind of Christ

The whole process of conversion is to develop the mind of Christ. That's the whole process of it.

Verse 8: "And when that one has come, it will convict the world concerning sin... [because there is righteousness] ...and righteousness, and judgment."

Verse 13: "However, when that one has come, even the Spirit of the Truth, it will lead you into all Truth... [necessary for salvation and all Truth concerning prophecy when God's time is to reveal it] ...because it shall not speak from itself, but whatever it shall hear, it shall speak. And it shall disclose to you the things to come. That one shall glorify Me because it shall disclose to you the things that it receives from Me" (vs 13-14).

We have to put together the other Scriptures when we understand prophecy. Jesus told us to watch. What are the things we are to watch?

  • yourself
    • be on guard
    • guard the door of your mind
  • your conduct
  • when we gather together as brethren that you love each other and you have the kind of behavior and things that we need
  • false teachers

you can put a whole watch list

  • false doctrines
  • world events, what is happening

Look at how many people have violated what Jesus said: 'No one knows the day or the hour'—because people look to dates rather than the event.

Then they need to look to understand something very important that was told to Daniel when he wanted to know. Think of this for a minute. Look how close Daniel was to God. He was called 'beloved' by God. 'Your prayers have been heard.'

Here's what's going to happen. We're going to examine some of those prophecies today. He came to Babylon in the first exile of the invasion of Nebuchadnezzar when he came to Jerusalem. He was there the full 70 years. When it got to the end of his life and he got that last vision concerning the time of the end, the king of the south, the king of the north, the resurrection, everyone going to and fro and knowledge shall increase and he said, 'Lord, when will these things be?' And he was told, 'It is not for you to know.'

It's a good thing He didn't tell him that at the beginning. It's a good thing He didn't tell Daniel, 'Now look, I'm going to reveal a lot of things to you, but you're never going to know them.' Why reveal them? He was told, 'At the time of the end the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.' The wise are the ones who fear God!

What is the beginning of wisdom? The fear of the Lord! That fear develops into love. For those who love God and keep His commandments and have His Spirit and study the Word of God, God's Spirit is going to give us the major understandings we need to know so we can watch and see the things as they transpire in the world and understand that everything is going to work out according to the will of God. There isn't going to be one thing contrary to the will of God. We'll jump ahead here just a little bit. It's going to be revealed through the Holy Spirit and it is God moved Holy men to write. The Bible is God-breathed. We can depend upon the Word of God.

I imagine that when John was given the vision of Revelation, which means to reveal, he thought, 'What does this mean?' We'll look at the structure of it. The structure is some of the things in Daniel and we'll put it together and lo and behold it is being fulfilled.

Revelation 17:17: "For God has put into their hearts to do His will, and to act with one accord, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God have been fulfilled." We are going to see that there are things that are being done right now that are step-by-step-by-step that are going to happen.

Remember this: One of the most important tools of Satan the devil is incrementalism—a little bit here, a little bit there, a little bit over here, put it all together and then all of a sudden there it is. People say, 'How did this happen?'

Let's see how this happened. Why is Daniel in the Writings instead of the Prophets? Because these prophecies did not come while he was in the land of Israel! What also do you have in the Writings? Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah. We already talked about what happened with Daniel coming there.

Daniel 2:1: "And in the second year of the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar..." Who was King Nebuchadnezzar? Did God put it in his heart to do His will? Yes, He did! Can God put it in the hearts of the ten kings to give their kingdom over to the beast to do his will? Yes, He can! Dan. 4:17 says that God rules in the kingdoms of men. So, every politician should read Dan. 4 lest they get carried away in their vanity and their importance.

You know what happened. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and he didn't like the astrologers and soothsayers and magicians and all of his advisors because God put the dream in his head and he didn't trust that. He came to them and said, 'All right, what I want you to do is tell me my dream and its interpretation both.' They said, 'Oh, king, you're asking too much.' He said, 'If you don't, off with your head.' Oh but, king, that's unreasonable. I'm just paraphrasing this a little bit.

Imagine what they were talking about after the decree went out. 'You have so many days to come and tell me.' The word came to Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, whose names were Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. Then Daniel sent the word to Arioch the chief captain in charge of this who was going to execute them if they didn't tell the dream.

God had a purpose in this. God used Nebuchadnezzar. So what happened? Daniel and his three friends prayed;God gave them the understanding of it!

Daniel 2:19: "Then the secret was revealed..." Very interesting! What we have to understand is this: Everything that you understand about the Bible is revealed knowledge from God with His Holy Spirit!

" Daniel in a night vision. And Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, 'Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings... [What did we just read? Rev. 17, He puts it in their hearts to do His will.] ...He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him'" (vs 19-22).

That says a lot. What does Paul say about the deep things of God? God reveals the deep things of God through His Spirit coupled with His Word (1-Cor. 2).

  • Think about where we are in the history of the Word of God.
  • Think about where we are in understanding the Truth of God.
  • Think about how many Christians, even non-Christians, were longing to understand the things that we know and that we understand.

They had to take it all on faith and say, 'Lord, we believe you, but we just don't know.' I think that's what happened when the book of Revelation was sent to all the churches. A lot of them still had the idea that Christ was going to return before John's death. 'Oh, well, that was just a rumor.' How many people have lived on rumors in our day? Yes!

When they got the book of Revelation, after they got past chapters 1-5, there was not one thing they could understand. Likewise, even today, you go back to all of the commentaries written 100 years ago, 200 years ago, they know nothing. Churches of God speculate that the mark of the beast is Sunday-keeping and holiday-keeping. Nothing could be further from the truth, because that's not what the Scriptures say. God reveals them.

Verse 22: "He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. I thank You, and praise You, O God of my fathers, Who has given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we desired of You, for You have made known to us the king's matter" (vs 22-23).

Then he called for Arioch. Arioch brought him in. He said to Arioch, 'Don't destroy them, bring me to the king.' He brought him to the king (vs 24-25 paraphrased).

Verse 26: "The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, 'Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation?'" All of his advisors said, 'It's impossible for any man to tell you what your dream is.' Which is true. God had to reveal it.

Verse 27: "Daniel answered before the king and said, 'The secret which the king has demanded cannot be shown to the king by the wise men, the enchanters, the astrologers or the magicians. But there is a God in heaven Who reveals secrets and makes known to King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days... [he's going to get the start and the finish, but no dates] ...Your dream and the visions of your head upon your bed are these: As for you, O king, while upon your bed your thoughts came to you... [Tell him exactly what happened when he was lying in his bed all alone.] ...came to you of what should come to pass hereafter. And He Who reveals secrets makes known to you what shall come to pass" (vs 27-29).

Notice the humility of Daniel. "But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living man, but so that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart…. [that's something] …You, O king, looked—and behold, a great image! That great image, whose brightness was surpassing, stood before you. And its form was awesome. This image's head was of fine gold; his breast and his arms were of silver; his belly and his thighs were of bronze; His legs were of iron; his feet were part of iron and part clay'" (vs 30-33). Very detailed!

Verse 34: "You watched until a stone was cut out without hands that struck the image upon its feet which were of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken in pieces together. And they became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors. And the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth" (vs 34-35). This is where we get a mountain equals a kingdom, a government—right here.

What was given to him? Daniel says: "This is the dream..." (v 36). We will see. Now, at this time in history, you might want to look it up, it's called axial periods. This time in ancient Babylon was an axial period. An axial period means this. It is a time when there is a major change in all the civilizations of men. There was a major change in all the religions of men because out from this time period came all the religions of the east, a change of the religions in Egypt, a modification of the religions in Greece and in Babylon, and so forth. But it all comes from Babylon. You read anything concerning the philosophers: Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Protagoras—all of those philosophies came from Babylon. So, this becomes important.

Verse 36: "…And we will tell the interpretation before the king. You, O king, are a king of kings, for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength and glory" (vs 36-37). When he forgot that, what happened to him? (Dan. 4).

Remember this: To whom much is given, much is required. Was much given to Nebuchadnezzar? Yes, he had this dream! No other king had this dream. When he got all lifted up, He said, 'Seven years you're going to eat grass and you're going to become like the cattle.' They didn't cut his fingernails; they didn't cut his hair. He was out there grunting with all the cows. 'That's the king?' Everyone who is a world leader, don't get lifted up, because God can take care of you in a flash.

Verse 38: "And wherever the children of men dwell, 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." That's why every philosophy and every government form and everything that men have come from Babylon. They may modify it a little here, may modify it a little there, but it all comes from Babylon, because it is all connected together.

Verse 39: "And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron... [They understood iron back there—right? Yes!] ...forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and beats down all things, and as the iron that crushes all these, shall it break in pieces and crush" (vs 39-40).

The last resurrection of this system in WWII, what was one of the famous awards that they gave their fighters and soldiers? The Iron Cross! And the empire that arose before that one was Bismarck. He was called The Iron Chancellor! Any connection, do you suppose? Of course! It all comes from the same system.

Verse 41: "And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided. But there shall be in it the strength of the iron, because you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet..." (vs 41-42). There are five divisions here and the toes represent the last part. Have you ever dropped something real heavy on your toes? Look what's going to happen to these toes:

" the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broken. And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix themselves with the seed of men. But they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not combine with clay. And in the days of these kings... [Think about that. The ten toes are called kings.] ...the God of heaven shall 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. Because you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. And the dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure'" (vs 42-45). Isn't that amazing?

This tells us an awful lot. What did Nebuchadnezzar do? He fell on his face and he worshiped Daniel! But what was he given? He was given the first complete summary of the prophetic history of the world to the return of Christ! That's something! This tells us some very important things. Let's look and analyze this. Let's analyze the final events:

  • ten toes are ten kings
  • they will be in existence when Christ sets up His kingdom
  • He will destroy them

There are some other variations to this, but this becomes very important to understand. Let's see something which gives us some variations of this because there will be additional manifestations of seven and ten that we will see. But I want to focus on one thing here.

Daniel 7:23: "Thus he said, 'The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth...'" How many sections did we find in Dan. 2? Five! We will see that there is a variation of the fourth beast. But notice what's going to happen:

"...which shall be different from all the other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth, and shall trample it and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise.… [we're going to see seven and ten again] ...And another shall arise after them. And he shall be different from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change the set times and laws. And they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and one-half time. But the judgment shall sit, and his dominion shall be taken away to be consumed and to be destroyed unto the end.... [the kingdoms of the earth are coming to an 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 kingdoms shall serve and obey Him'" (vs 23-27).

Daniel 8 ends up very similarly, Daniel 8:22: "Now that being broken, then four stood up in its place; four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not with its power. And in the latter time of their kingdom..." (vs 22-23). You see how this goes all the way back to the head being Nebuchadnezzar, traces down through succession through events.

"...when the transgressors have come to the full, a king, fierce of countenance and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up'" (v 23).

We don't see this again until we get to where? The book of Revelation! What we're doing in the book of Daniel, we are seeing the beginning structure of it. In Revelation we are seeing the completion of it. You must put both together.

Verse 24: "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. And he shall destroy marvelously, and shall prosper and do his own will, and destroy the mighty and the Holy people. And also through his cunning he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand. And he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in time of security shall destroy many. He also shall stand up against the Prince of princes. But he shall be broken without a human hand" (vs 24-25).

All ends up at the same place: chapters 2, 7, 8, and we see the 70th week in Dan. 9, then Dan. 11, all of this. Let's understand something: Everything that we find in the book of Daniel is a projected prophetic history of the world system. If you don't believe that we are following that same system:

  • What day do they worship on with religion? Baal's day!
  • Who do they do it to? The Lord!
  • What kind of government do we have?

Even here in the United States of America we have a modification of the Roman system.

  • You ever looked at the buildings in Washington, D.C.?
  • You ever seen the facade or what they call it over the entrance to the Supreme Court? Greek and Roman!
  • You ever seen what's hanging right and left in the Congress? The symbols of fascist ItalyMussolini!

Same system! That's what we need to understand. That's why when you get to the book of Revelation it is called what? Babylon the Great!

There are some other identifying things. Dan. 11 talks about the time of end, the king of the south and the king of the north. Then it tells us at the end that the wise shall understand.

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If you have the Faithful Version of the Bible, I want you to turn to page 1366, Appendix Y. Here is a chart that coordinates Dan. 2, 7, 8, and Rev. 17. It has a column for the explanation and the events fulfilled in history. This is similar to what has been published in the past except they did not understand the eighth is from seven. What we see is that part of the understanding is that some of the heads shift to horns and some of the horns shift to kings. But they are all there. What I want you to do is after this sermon go back and review and see how these things come together.

In the meantime let's come to Revelation 21:5: "And He Who sits on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' Then He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.'"

Let's compare that with Daniel 2:44: "And in the days of these kings... [the ten toes] ...the God of heaven shall 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. Because you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. And the dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.'" (vs 44-45). But it left out an awful lot of details.

This is why you need to let the Scriptures interpret the Scriptures. That is the key. Too many people come along and ask, 'What does this mean?' Rather than searching the Scriptures to find out what the Scriptures tell us that it means. They end up with guesses and hypotheses and they don't understand. Listen, it's not wrong to say we don't understand.

We have the same thing here, Revelation 21:5: "Write, for these words are true and faithful." Just another way of saying certain and it's going to happen. We see this fulfilled in a way where it starts out with Babylon. Now we're seeing Babylon the Great that encompasses the whole world. The whole world is coming under a one-world system. What did we read in Rev. 17? That God has put it in the hearts of these leaders, or kings, to fulfill His will!

We are going to see how this is progressing with today's news because we are to watch. Let's see what this is telling us. Remember, the book of Revelation gives us a worldview.

Revelation 17:1: "And one of the seven angels who had the seven vials came and spoke with me, saying to me, 'Come here; I will show you the judgment of the great whore who sits upon many waters.'"

Here is how the Bible interprets itself, v 15: "Then he said to me, 'The waters that you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.'" That gives us the interpretation.

Verse 2: "With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication." Isn't that interesting? The kings of the earth! That includes all of them. That's the system that is here.

You hear like in America, 'We're going to go to Washington, D.C., and change the system.' You may modify it a little bit, but you aren't going to change it. 'We're going to get rid of 'Uncle' Ben Bernanke.' Uh, huh, but you're going to get a replacement who was schooled in the same school. Really! You might tinkle with it a little bit.

Verse 3: "Then he carried me away in the spirit to a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns... [Where do we get seven and ten? Dan. 7. Now it comes up again. We'll see it's in Rev. 13, as well.] ...full of names of blasphemy. And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and was adorned with gold and pearls and precious stones; and she had a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominations and the filthiness of her fornication; And across her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (vs 3-5).

All governments must have the backing of 'religion.' So, 'religion' directs it. All religions have come out of Babylon. This is not necessarily just what we understand as the Roman Catholic Church. This does not refer to the Protestants as her daughters alone because Babylon spawned all of the modern religions. This refers to all of them.

Verse 6: "And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…." There are two categories here. Jesus even acknowledged two categories. Remember when James and John saw some men casting out demons in Jesus' name. They said, 'Do you want us to forbid them?' He said, 'No, those who are on our part are not against us.' But they are not converted! You need to understand that.

We also need to understand that what is called Christianity in the world today, more particularly the older version of Protestantism, fits in that category. They are not against Christ; they are on His part. They are not converted, but they stand by much of the Word of God while they keep all the Babylonian mystery religious days. Are some of them martyred? Yes! Are saints martyred? Yes! So there are two categories:

  • blood of the saints

The saints are the ones who have the Holy Spirit of God.

  • blood of the martyrs of Jesus

There are those being martyred right today by standing for Jesus, a lot of them in Darfur. Are there martyrs of Jesus who have not been killed by the inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church? Yes! A lot of them live in Muslim lands—don't they?

Where did Islam originate? In Babylon! It's part of the Babylonian mystery system. We are going to see that is the biggest problem for a world government. So, before they move ahead with a world government, they have got to solve that problem. They even tell us, as I'll read the report, how they are going to solve it.

Verse 6: "…And after seeing her, I wondered with great amazement." Because John wondered, 'How did this happen?' John was much in the same situation as Daniel. Here he's giving all of these prophecies and he didn't understand them. But he was told to write. So, it was explained to him.

Verse 7: "Then the angel said to me, 'Why are you amazed?.…" Were there angels dealing with Daniel and the kings back there? Yes, indeed! Are there angels of God still dealing with it? Yes, they are.

"...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. The beast that you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up out of the abyss... [straight out of the bowels of Satan the devil's system] ...and to go into perdition. And those who dwell on the earth, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, shall be astonished when they see the beast that was, but is not, and yet is" (vs 7-8).

So the only ones who are going to know are those who have the Spirit of God. There may be people who come close to understanding it, but the ones who should truly understand it are those in the Church.

Verse 9: "Here is the mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits." We know that can refer to Rome, but I like always to interject this. The city of Seattle is built on seven hills. Stop and think about this. What happened at the end of WWII? That system collapsed! You can read that on page 1366 (The Holy Bible in Its Original Order), the end of the European system. It all shifted over to America. The system never changed, it just shifted.

How did we get into space? How did we develop the atomic bomb? The Russians as well? Whose scientists did we give amnesty to? The Germans! The system was destroyed, which was number seven, but it still lives on. The elite that are behind the scenes who run the governments always push forward for world government. They know they can do it a step at a time. So, they are working on building number eight.

Verse 10: "And there are seven kings; five are fallen, and one is... [That's when this began to be understood, one is.] ...and the other has not yet come; and when he has come, it is ordained that he remain a little while. And the beast that was, and is not, he is also the eighth, and is from the seven, and goes into perdition" (vs 10-11). Same thing, destroyed without hands.

Verse 12: "'And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom... [How many toes did we find in Dan. 2? Ten! In the days of these kings the God of heaven is going to set up a Kingdom.] ...but shall receive authority as kings for one hour with the beast. These all have one mind, and shall give up their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb shall overcome them; for He is the Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful" (vs 12-14). It's going to end in the same place that Dan. 2, 7, 8, & 12 ended up in the same place.

We already read v 15 about multitudes and nations and languages. Verse 16: "But the ten horns that you saw on the beast shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her with fire; For God has put into their hearts to do His will, and to act with one accord, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God have been fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is the great city that has royal power over the kings of the earth" (vs 16-18).

That can make a tie in with the Vatican. How many people know that when the Hindus celebrate Diwali that they get greetings from the pope? I think that's a foretaste of things to come.

Now let's see the system in Rev. 13. The ten horns that you see here are the ten kings of Rev. 17. You will see that on that chart, page 1366 (FV Bible). It's very interesting how this is all put together. We have covered this before, so we'll review certain things and then I'll bring you up to date on what is happening. There are a lot of things going on at high levels with the superpower elite. They are the ones who are behind the scenes controlling the governments.

We're seeing it come up, just like it says in Revelation 13:1, John writes: "And I stood on the sand of the sea; and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." What did we read in Rev. 17? The names of blasphemy—right? Yes!Same system!

Verse 2: "And the beast that I saw was like a leopard... [that ties in with Dan. 7] ...and his feet like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne and great authority." That's coming! They haven't yet been able to put it together. Why? Because they're not going to be able to do it until it fulfills the Word of God! So, we have to watch and look and see.

Verse 3: "And I saw one of his heads as if it were slain to death, but his deadly wound was healed..." This can refer to an individual and it can refer to the Babylonian system.

Next time you watch a special on The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, you look at all of the destruction that wasted Europe. The only thing you can say, was that a deadly wound? Is it being healed? It can also refer to someone who would have an assassination attempt upon him, but live. It can have a dual fulfillment. Notice how widespread this is.

"...and the whole earth..." (v 3). When we're reading these things, I want you to look at the phrases: the whole earth, the world, all that dwell on the earth, all nations, all kingdoms. We are talking about whole worldwide system. They're having a difficult time putting it together, but they are going to do it.

"...And they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who has the power to make war against him?'" (v 4). How is that going to be accomplished? We're told in Matt. 24 you will hear of wars and rumors of wars—right? What is one of the biggest threats that they are worried about right now? Iran! We haven't reached the point that no one is able to wage war. So, there's going to have to be something that will facilitate that. You've already heard proposals: Turn all atomic weapons over to the control of the U.N.

Also, if you have a one-world currency and one-world banking system—and I'll give you just one clue: The only banking system not in the world system is Iran. Sadam Hussein rejected it. What happened to him? 'How dare you not sell oil in U.S. dollars!' We have to come to the point that no one will have the ability to make war against him.

Verse 5: "And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him; and authority was given to him to continue for forty-two months." Remember, that's forty-two months from the deadly wound being healed, as far as the individual is concerned. This ties in with the last verse of Dan. 12 about in the middle of the week.

Verse 6: "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And he was given power to make war against the saints, and to overcome them; and he was given authority over every tribe and language and nation" (vs 6-7). It's going to be all encompassing.

How many attempts have there been to override American law? They already have it where it overrides many of the laws of other nations. But remember incrementalism. They will get it there.

Verse 8: "And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear" (vs 8-9).

Let me read some reports to you. We all know about the United Nations. Let's go back and see some incrementalism and war. What was the First World War? What did they say? The war to end all wars! What did they set up? The League of Nations! They couldn't get it through because the U.S. would not approve it. That's still a hang-up.

So, lo and behold, we had WWII. Guess what the elite were doing all during WWII? Writing up all the documents for the United Nations so that at the end of the war they could set up the United Nations. Now they've done it. I've said in the past that the United Nations has to be reformed and moved to Europe. I think that's exactly what is going to happen. However, right now there are 193 countries that are in the United Nations. Their mandate was: (from the Charter of the United Nations—(

  • to maintain international peace and security
  • to develop friendly relations among nations
  • to cooperate in solving international problems and promote respect for human rights
  • to be a center for harmonizing actions of nations

Big job! Haven't been able to do it. They have five things working for them, actually six:

  • General Assembly
  • Security Council
  • Economic and Social Council
  • Trusteeship Council
  • Secretariat

Those are all based at the headquarters in New York.

  • the International Court of Justice

They have used that a few times—haven't they? Yes, they have! What happens when you cede sovereignty to another organization? It rules over them!

Let's bring us up to date on world government. There are many difficulties to be overcome. Article 109 of the United Nations Charter, gives authority for the nations to review and reform the United Nations. They've been calling for this. Haven't been able to get it done. ( There are many organizations working for a world government. How many have heard of the World Federalists Movement ( If you're online, you look up all the different organizations working for world peace and world government. It's going to blow you away. We are this close to doing it. In my opinion, the only thing holding it back is the need to preach the Gospel the way it should be preached. So therefore, the Churches of God come into the picture, and how is there standing before God?

They say we are living in the age of global governance right now. How many have been getting a switch of your credit cards? How many have received a new credit card to replace an old one? Almost all of you! If you haven't, you will. It's a very interesting credit card. You can also get it for your cell phone.

Remember I brought it up before: wave technology. We'll come back to the financing and things like that. Here's what they have in this document I have:

Stepping Stones to Global Order. 65 Years of Worlds Federalist Victories
(Forcing Change Publication, Vol. 6, Issue 7) (


To the idea of a world government, world federalists nowadays basically respond that the world government is already here. When you look at the organization, such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of International Settlements, and so forth, what are these? These are instruments of global governance. World government is here, but we just don't have any voice in them.

Remember what we read here, Rev. 13, the beast rising out of the sea? Sand and sea equals peoples.

There are 100 countries already supporting the review and reform of the United Nations, Article 109. Here's what they need:

The holy grail of Federalist's pursuits, the legal pathway to world order.

What did it say in Rev. 17? You have the ten toes and in other sermons I brought out that the ten toes equal ten kings. But Rev. 17 tells us something about these kings.

Revelation 17:12: "And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not received a kingdom..." Very few people understand the world trade structure today. There are ten international regions recognized by the United Nations and those shift from time to time. A country comes in, a country goes out. They have seen with the European experiment that regions, where you have separate regional money, isn't going to work.

They thought by now the euro would rule the world. But it's not time. They have to bring everything together. The euro is not going to do it. The dollar is not going to do it. If you listen carefully—let me suggest that you do this. The next time that 'Uncle' Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress, listen very carefully. You probably have to go on C-Span. I watched some of the questioning by some of the senators when he was there last time and does he not have the most disdain and disgust for these senators whom he considers as mere idiots and dolts that we help elect, because he belongs to the super-powerful elite of the world.

He was asked: What are you doing to ensure that everything goes well with the banking system? 'We are having all the banks of the world conform to an international system.' Did you get that? You didn't read that in any newspaper. That's what they're doing! They've learned the lesson. You can't bring a region together just by bringing a currency. So, they are going to bring in a world currency. How soon it happens, I don't know.

It doesn't matter who is running the government; they run it anyway. They run it so they can make money. They run it so they can control the politics, control the trade. We may have a very cheerful election and Romney and Ryan are elected and hooray, everything is going to be wonderful and good and just fine. NO! The elite are going to be guaranteed they're still going to make money to make up for the losses that they had in Europe. I'm getting ahead of myself here.

They couldn't get the things through that they wanted with their world federation meeting. However, here's what they say:

The U.N. is nothing but a stopgap or regional grouping or halfway house, house training grounds for global integration.

This is what they're working for. God says it's going to happen. No one in the world is going to change it. God has put it in their hearts to fulfill His will.

Because nation states resist the loss of sovereignty in an overall sense, it is imperative that the progress work in manageable stages poised more as a voluntary concession than a takeover.

What does it say about Satan? He deceives the whole world—right? 'You're not doing this because we're taking over. No, no, you're doing this because you want to help all the people of the world. You want to do that—don't you? Don't you want to end war? Don't you want peace?

The World Federalist literature, in reading it, it becomes clear (the reporter says to me), that a good portion of this movement completely understands the goal of the process that dissolution of state sovereignty and the replacement of real politics under a global authority.

The ten kings do what to the beast? Give their power to the beast! Do you understand that? Now they quote one of their stalwarts.

Thomas Hobbes declares law neither makes the sovereign nor limits his authority. It is might... [power] ...that makes the sovereign and law is merely what he commands. Moreover, since the power that is the strongest clearly cannot be limited by anything outside itself, it follows that sovereignty must be absolute and illimitable.

Revelation 13:4: "And they worshiped the dragon... [Are all religions of the world Satan worship?] ...who gave his authority to the beast... [What did Satan tell Jesus, 'If You worship me, I'll give You all the nations of the world, the power and glory of them'—right?] ...And they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who has the power to make war against him?'" What did I just read?

The power that is the strongest clearly cannot be limited by anything outside itself.

What do they do? Blaspheme God!

Verse 6: "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And he was given power to make war against the saints, and to overcome them; and he was given authority... [power] ...over every tribe and language and nation" (vs 6-7). This is what they're working toward.

It appears plainly that the sovereign power is as great as possibly men can be imagined to make it. This is, of course, what we call totalitarianism, pure and simple.

Now you know why they despise the Constitution of the United States of America. We can be used as a stepping-stone, just like Israel always has been. Here's what they're looking to:

There is a concept that they have, which is we must unite before we destroy each other. Yet in every meeting where these words were uttered an antithetical call was also issued, the hope of war.

Where are they saying is the next war? What is the threat of war today? Iran! They must have that war, in my opinion, in order to bring Islam under the yoke and the power to do it is also going to fall to Turkey. Remember as I wrote in my last letter? Did you know that today there are 120,000 Turkish army troops massed on the Syrian border? 'Oh, yes, we're there to protect those who are fleeing, the refugees.' Really? Let's see what they say here. Remember what it was, they cry 'peace, peace, and there is no peace'?

Not that the desire for war was ever expressly stated, but illusions to the need for such a disaster were scattered throughout the meetings. Those at the World Federalist Congress were very aware that other great alliances such as the League of Nations and the United Nations were the direct result of a war. And as their imagined global parliamentarian system is a third attempt at world order, it is understandable that they expect and need another globally significant war to produce the kind of government they envision.

How's that for all of the lovely leaders of the super elite that are just looking out for the good of the people.

They are waiting what they call for a historical tipping point.

So they can bring it in. This was sent to me by Ron Carey, our Webmaster. I will give you this website:

Revelation 13:16: "And he... [That is the beast that had the wound but is alive.] ...causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to receive a mark in their right hands, or in their foreheads; So that no one may have the ability to buy and sell unless he has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (vs 16-17).

About 8 years ago I gave a sermon, Mark of the Beast is Here, when digital angel first came out. Everybody got all excited. The inserted chip migrates, doesn't stay in place and it also causes cancer. So it was a start. Why did God come down and disperse the nations, Gen. 11? 'Because now anything they imagine to do, they can do.' This is why no commentary can tell you the true meaning of the mark of the beast that was written 50 years ago.

This will only be understood in our day as these things come along. So with the problem of inserting a chip they had the idea, but you don't know how far they have perfected it. So here it is, right here. Let me get you the website for this. I'll find it. (National Science Foundation,

Stick-on Tattoos Go Electric

Microelectronics, elegant design and existing tattoo tech combine to create a complex device.

Here's a picture of it; very flexible, operates by the electricity of your own body. Only problem is it doesn't work for more than a day or two. But they'll solve that. You know what a microchip is. A microchip is very rigid. They've been trying to figure out how they can have it so it's flexible. What they have done, they've broken it up into smaller pieces and strung it together with serpentine-like connectors. Isn't that interesting? This comes from Satan the devil who is that old serpent! Here's the goal:

"Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user."

That corresponds exactly with what the Greek is here, because to receive in also means on. It is put on the right hand or on the forehead and they are doing this not only to buy and sell, but to control. They have the technology to do so.

Let me just read you another one here. Be careful the next time you see a mosquito. Have you read this one? Is this a mosquito? I'll read, you'll find out.

Is This a Mosquito? What Do You Think of This? (Posted July 17, 2012,

No, it is an insect-spy drone for urban areas already in production funded by the U.S. government. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone. It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home. Given their propensity to request macro-sized drones for surveillance, one is left with little doubt that police and military may look into these gadgets next. And for all you who automatically say "fake" because you don't think your glorious government is funding this.

It's not the government, it's Satan! And Satan has permission from God to do it because Satan can't do anything without the permission of God! They want to control every human being and especially the Muslims because they present the greatest threat to a world government. So, they must be tamed down.

I'm also reading a book by Shoebat, an ex-Jihadist terrorist who supposedly converted to Christianity. He wrote a book, Why We Want to Kill You. Some people are afraid that there is going to be a Muslim beast power. No, it's not going to be a Muslim beast power. It's going to be the elite who control the world. That's what they want to do.

"We found a solution that involves devices we designed to achieve physical properties that match to the epidermis itself. It's a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology." (Stick-on Tattoos Go Electric)

I loaned out my book, The Biology of Belief. A quantum-physics biologist has come that close to finding God and turned his back. When it says back there in Gen. 11, 'Now anything they imagine to do they will do'; it's going to be perfected.

All of this wave technology I talked about earlier, it's getting you ready for the mark of the beast. You can even have your cell phone; you can become a banker. You can get a little square, attach it to your cell phone and you can conduct business between individuals. They swipe their card into your little square. It puts down the charge of what it's going to be. You turn it on its side with a smart phone and they can take their fingernail and write their name on it. It becomes a transaction.

It doesn't take much imagination to understand where that's going to go. We're getting closer. We are getting closer. They are going to have it.

"The design enables brittle, inorganic semiconductors to achieve extremely vast stretchability and flexibility. Plus, the serpentine design is very useful for self adhesion to any surface without using glues."

This work is really just beginning. This is why we have to watch the events. These events are taking place. These things are going on behind the scenes. We can't get so involved in the difficulties and problems of our own personal lives that we do not keep the goal in mind that God has for us and what's going to happen in the world.

How far down the road? I don't know! How quickly will it come? I don't know, but it will reach a tipping point and then the transition will be made. Will it be the war in Iran? I don't know, but that sounds the most likely. That would go to the very heart and core of all of the terrorist and jihadist activity in the world. I don't know if it's going to happen. Don't know when it's going to happen.

These things are all pointers toward the way!
Scriptural references:

  • John 16:4-8, 13-14
  • Revelation 17:17
  • Daniel 2:1, 19-23, 26-45
  • Daniel 7:23-27
  • Daniel 8:22-25
  • Revelation 21:5
  • Daniel 2:44-45
  • Revelation 21:5
  • Revelation 17:1, 15, 2-14, 16-18
  • Revelation 13:1-9
  • Revelation 17:12
  • Revelation 13:4, 6-7, 16-17

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Daniel 4:17
  • 1-Corinthians 2
  • Daniel 2:24-25
  • Daniel 4; 9, 11
  • Matthew 24
  • Daniel 12
  • Genesis 11

Also referenced:


  • Who Controls Your Mind?
  • Mark of the Beast is Here

Sermon Series:

  • How to Use the Holy Spirit
  • The Addicted Society
  • Obsessed With Sex (

Proverbs Reading Schedule (

Appendix Y: Chart—Reign of Gentile Kingdoms (The Holy Bible in Its Original Order, A Faithful Version)


  • Why We Want to Kill You by Walid Shoebat
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton


  • Charter of the United Nations—
  • Stepping Stones to Global Order: 65 Years of World Federalist Victories, Forcing Change Publication: Vol. 6, Issue 7 (
  • Stick-on Tattoos Go Electric (National Science Foundation) (
  • Is This a Mosquito? What Do You Think of This? Posted July 17, 2012 (

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