02 The Dream of a Great King

THE END OF THE WORLD
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE

THE DREAM OF A GREAT KING

After the Israelites entered the promised land of Canaan, they lived through the three most prosperous dynasties in the history of Israel. Due to the idolatry that King Solomon brought into Israel, God divided Israel into two kingdoms in 930 BCE, after his death. The northern kingdom, which consisted of ten tribes, was named Israel. The southern kingdom, which included the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, was named Judah. After being divided into two kingdoms, the Israelites continued to sin against God. In 722 BCE, the kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrian Empire, and in 587 BCE, the kingdom of Judah was destroyed by the Babylonian Empire, which was also called the Empire of Chaldea. Both the people of Chaldea and Israel were the descendants of Shem, the youngest son of Noah.

In 606 BCE, prior to destroying the kingdom of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar II of the Babylonian Empire invaded Jerusalem to punish King Jehoiakim of Judah for being in an alliance with the Egyptian Empire against the Babylonian Empire. The Bible wrote about the war as follows:

“In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.” (II Kings 24:1).

“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.” (Daniel 1:1-2).

Nebuchadnezzar also commanded Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to capture the elite, learned, and beautiful nobelmen of Judah to make them serve as slaves in the Babylonian palace.

The downfall of Judah was the beginning of Israel’s 70 years of exile. Among those captured was a man named Daniel and his three friends. Nebuchadnezzar loved the wisdom of Daniel and his three friends and appointed them to stand before the king as advisors (Daniel 1:3-21), later giving Daniel’s three friends the Governorship of the Capital of Babylon. In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, an important event occurred, which was recorded by Daniel himself in the Bible in Daniel 2, as follows:

1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.

4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.

5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.

7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.

8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.

10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king’s matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.

11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king’s guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:

15 He answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.

16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:

18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.

25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?

27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;

28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.

30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.

32 This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

41 And whereas thou sawest 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 thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

44 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 for ever.

45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.

47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

These verses are God’s first prophecy of the history of humanity. This prophecy was revealed to King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonian Empire in a dream more than 2,500 years ago, which was explained by the Daniel, a God-fearing Israelite who was His prophet.

An empire is a mighty nation with many vassals or colonies from other nations. In the past, there were many empires in the history of mankind. However, through Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the Bible prophesied only of the four empires related to the Israelites and a global government in the last days. These four empires and the global government system will in turn appear and be destroyed in the order God foretold.

The statue that King Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream represents the system of human government that was formed in 626 BCE, the year the Babylonian empire was founded. This government will last until the Last Judgment’s final day, which is when the Lord Jesus Christ will return on earth, destroy all the rulers of humanity, and establish His Millennial Kingdom.

The Statue from King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
(Illustrated by Bui Hong Vu)

 

Prophecy in the Bible Corresponding Empires
The head was made of pure gold. Babylonian Empire, (626 TCN – 539 TCN).
The breast and arms were made of silver. Medo-Persian Empire, (539 TCN – 333 TCN).
The belly and the thighs were made of brass. Grecian Empire, (333 TCN – 146 TCN).
The legs were made of iron. Roman Empire, (146 TCN – 70).
The feet were made of iron mixed with clay. United Nations. In the last days, the United Nations will divide the world into ten special zones under the rule of ten special envoys, all part of a system of global government led by the Antichrist. This event will occur after the Lord Jesus Christ brings His Church out of the world, which will happen at any time now.

 

Looking at the entire statue from King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, we see that each empire is represented by a metal from the most valuable and softest (gold) to the lowest value and hardest (iron). Finally, the mixture of iron and clay, two brittle components with the lowest value out of all the other metals, represents the global government system. The value of the components represents the economic power of the government. The hardness of the metal represents the military power of the government. Over time, the empires’ economic strength weakened, but the military power increased. Notice, as foreshadowed by the iron and clay, that the military power of the global government system will be decayed by the severe economic crisis and finally destroyed by the Lord Jesus Christ upon His return on earth. Let’s briefly examine the history of each of the past empires and what our future holds in relation to the prophecies of the Bible.

The Babylonian Empire (625 BCE – 539 BCE)

In 722 BCE, God used the Assyrian Empire to punish the kingdom of Israel in the north, which included the ten tribes of Israel. The kingdom was completely wiped out, and the Israelites in the kingdom were scattered and imprisoned throughout the Assyrian Empire. Yet, despite the fall of Israel and the prophet Jeremiah’s 40 years of calling for repentance, the kingdom of Judah did not learn and continued to live in sin. Sin ruined the kingdom of Judah, so Jeremiah recorded the Word of God in Jeremiah 5:1-2, as follows:

“Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.”

God used the Babylonian Empire as a whip to punish the kingdom of Judah. Since the Israelites violated God’s commandments by worshipping idols and disregarding the 70 years of Sabbath, He punished them into 70 years of slavery in Babylon. After the Israelites’ arrival in the promised land of Canaan, God commanded them to leave the land to observe a year of rest, called the Sabbath year, every six years; Sabbath means to rest. The commandment was recorded in the Leviticus 25:1-7, as follows:

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.

3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;

4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,

7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.

The Bible does not specify exactly how the Israelites disregarded the Sabbath year. It’s possible that they were not consistent with following the commandment or never kept it for 490 years after entering the Canaan. Either way, we do not know. Interestingly enough, the 70 years of exile corresponds to the 70 Sabbath years that were ignored by Israel! This punishment, along with the promise of restoration, was proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah at the command of God, and it was proclaimed before Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem:

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:10-11).

The Israelites were exiled to Babylon in 606 BCE [1]. Israel’s exile was divided into three phases, spanning a period of twenty years as follows:

1. In 606 BCE, Daniel, his three friends, and most of the descendants of the Israelite nobles were exiled to Babylon (Daniel 1:1-6).

2. In 597 BCE, King Jehoiakim, King Jehoiachin, the royal family of Judah were banished to Babylon (II Chronicles 36; II Kings 24:15-17).

3. In 587 BCE, Jerusalem was destroyed and the people were massacred. King Zedekiah’s sons were killed in front of him, and his eyes were removed before he was carried to Babylon. He was imprisoned until the day he died. Most of the rest of the people, except the poor, were banished to Babylon (II Kings 25).

Although God began to execute the 70 years of exile on Israel in 606 BCE, He also began the process of giving them the opportunity to repent. However, the Israelites remained hardhearted; they did not repent, but sinned even more and persecuted all the prophets of the Lord. Thus, since 587 BCE, the people of Israel completely lost their independence as a nation. Incredibly, God still kept His promise, put an end to the 70-year exile, and took them back to the land of Canaan to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple of God. Yet, the people of Israel continued to live under the domination of the Gentiles.

The Medo-Persian Empire (539 BCE – 333 BCE)

On October 10, 539 BCE, during the reign of King Belteshazzar of the Babylonian Empire, God used Darius the Mede, the uncle of King Cyrus of the Medo-Persian Empire, to capture Babylon. On the night that Babylon was captured, Darius killed King Belteshazzar and crowned himself as King [2]. After King Darius died in 536 BCE, King Cyrus became the king of Babylon [3]. In the first year of his reign in Babylon, King Cyrus gave a decree to release the Israelite captives so that they could go back to rebuild their temple and worship their God in Jerusalem. This event ended the Israelites’ 70 years of exile in Babylon, which lasted from 606 BCE to 536 BCE, all according to the prophecy of God (Daniel 10; Ezra 1).

Interestingly, more than 100 years before the birth of King Cyrus (circa 600 BCE or 575 BCE), God sent the Prophet Isaiah to proclaim and write in Isaiah 44:24-28 the following words about King Cyrus and the re-establishment of Jerusalem:

24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:

28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

King Cyrus was also called the anointed of God, was the one chosen by God, and was the one to be given the power and authority to do the will of God. Isaiah 45:1-3 recorded:

1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

King Cyrus’ decree was recorded in Ezra 1:1-4:

1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.

4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.

In 333 BCE, the Medo-Persian Empire was lost to Alexander the Great of the Grecian Empire.

The Grecian Empire (333 BCE – 146 BCE)

The Grecian Empire was formed around 2500 BCE, but it’s time from 333 BCE that the empire is associated with the statue in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, when it was ruled by Alexander the Great after its annex from the Medes and Persia. Since then, the Grecian Empire became the largest empire out of the rest of the statue; it comprised of parts from Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is said that if Alexander the Great did not die early, then the Grecian Empire would have covered the entirety of those three continents. The great prosperity and expansion of the Grecian Empire led to the spread of Greek culture and language, paving the way for the impact of the Gospel several hundred years later. The Grecian Empire was annexed by the Roman Empire in 146 BCE.

The Roman Empire (146 BCE – 70)

The Roman Empire was founded in 753 BCE, but the time associated with the statue in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream starts when the Grecian Empire was annexed in the year 146 BCE to the year 70, when Jerusalem and the temple of God were destroyed. The Roman Empire, with its mighty military strength, security, and tendency to build transport systems, made evangelization flourish during the first three centuries of the history of the Church. Even the persecution of God’s people by the Roman emperors actively contributed to the promotion of the Lord’s people, who scattered everywhere and proclaimed the Gospel. In 330, the Roman Empire was divided into two parts, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire. In 476, the Western Roman Empire was destroyed by the Germans. In 1453, the Eastern Roman Empire was destroyed by the Turks. Although both the Roman Empires were destroyed, their descendants mixed with other peoples and survived to this day in European countries.

Today, most of the Roman Empire’s former countries are affiliated with the European Union. Most Bible interpreters believe that the Roman Empire will revive during the last days through the formation of 10 states that make up a United States of Europe, where the Antichrist will make his first appearance. It is likely that Europe is the only power to pave the way for the Antichrist to rule the United Nations and to turn it into a global government. That global government is represented by the feet of the statue in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. We will go into those details in the next chapters.

The Period of the Church (27 – ?)

According to the Julian Calendar, Friday, May 30, 27, was the day the Holy Spirit came down and when the Church of God was formed. 53 days before that day, Israel rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and King of Israel; they arrested and handed Him over to the Roman government, who crucified Him on the cross. Since then, God was quiet toward Israel and sent His servants to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. The Gentiles now play a vital role in God’s plan, as recorded in Paul’s prophecy in Romans 11:25-26:

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: ” (Romans 11:25-26).

Once the number of Gentiles in the Church of God is fulfilled, all the Israelites will be saved. No one knows how many of the Gentiles need to be saved or when the number of Gentiles will be sufficient. However, since the Israelites were re-established on May 14, 1948, those who believe in the Bible know that the day that Israel will be saved is near.

According to the Bible, after there are enough Gentiles in the Church, there is still one more event that must take place before the Israelites are saved; the Church of God must be taken from the world, or raptured, followed by a system of global government. Then, the time for God’s condemnation of the whole world will begin, and it will last for seven years. That period is called the Great Tribulation, or the End, and it was prophesied in detail in the Book of Revelation.

In other words, on May 14, 1948, God’s program for Israel was restarted. The fate of the Israelites is closely related to the final authority of mankind on earth, which is the global government, or the statue’s two feet in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The miraculous re-establishment of Israel after more than 2,500 years of losing their sovereignty is the alarm of the clock of human history. It’s a warning to humanity to repent and believe in the salvation of God through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ before the end of the world comes with all of its unprecedented terror, which has never seen before in the history of the universe.

The Global Government System (A Seven Year Period That Will Happen Soon)

Once the Church is raptured, the world’s economic, political, and military situation will fluctuate unexpectedly, leading the nations to set up a solution, which will be the formation of a global government. The United Nations Organization will become an absolute authority over the countries. The head of the United Nations will be a president or a secretary general. The whole world will be divided into ten areas, each one designated by a UN envoy or secretary. The Bible calls the head of the global government “the beast” and the ten special envoys as “the ten kings,” all of whom will rule in the same hour:

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. ” (Revelation 17:12-13).

These characteristics will help everyone recognize the Antichrist and his ten allies.

The time between the rapture of the Church and the establishment of the global government system could range from a few days to a year, but it will most likely be from one to three months. In other words, after the rapture, the end of the world will quickly follow. All that was prophesied nearly 2,000 years ago and recorded in the book of Revelation will be completely fulfilled.

The Millennial Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ

The final parts of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream were a stone that was cut out of a mountain without the use of hands, the stone smashing the statue, and then the stone growing into a mountain that covered the earth. The stone represents a solid kingdom that is not man-made. It will destroy the whole system of human control, represented by the stone destroying the statue, and it will establish God’s rule over the earth. Although King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream did not specify what kind of stone it was, it represents solid strength that could be made of rare and precious stones other than metals, such as diamonds. We can deduce that the Kingdom of God is stronger in terms of both power and economy than any human-created kingdoms. Read the details of the Kingdom of God in our commentary on the final chapters of the book of Revelation, which will be translated and posted on this web site.

The Obvious Truth of Daniel Chapter 2

When we compare history to both King Nebuchadnezzar’ s dream and Daniel’s interpretation, we see that 4/5 of the details are fulfilled. The remaining 1/4 are the details related to the global government system and the Kingdom of God, which will be fulfilled in the final days. The fact that the majority of the prophecies were completely realized is enough for us to believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that God’s salvation for man is true.

In the next chapter, we will find out the meaning of the prophet Daniel’s dream, a prophecy about the rulers of the world in the last days.

A Call to the Readers: Believe in God’s Salvation

If you never truly repented of your sins, which are violations of God’s commandments that are written in the Bible [4], never believed in God’s salvation, and you have read these words before the rapture, we urge you to repent and believe in the salvation of God so you may enter the Church of God and not be left behind in the world to suffer the seven years of tribulation. If you are reading these words after the rapture and the global government system is established, it’s not too late for you to repent and believe in the salvation of God. However, you will experience suffering and persecution by the authorities of the Antichrist, who is against the Lord Jesus Christ. You must hold fast to the faith. When the seven years of tribulation are over, you will live again and reign with the Lord Jesus Christ in His Millennial Kingdom. You must refuse to bear the seal of the head of the global government and refuse to bow to his image. Whether the Antichrist is known as the “United Nations President,” “UN Secretary General,” “President of the United Nations,” etc., know that the Bible calls him Antichrist. You need to keep the books “The End of the World According to the Bible” and “The Commentary on the Book of Revelation” and the Bible together so you can use them as references to understand what God revealed in the Book of Revelation about the last days and the end of the world. By studying and understanding His Word, your soul will be prepared for whatever comes your way in the last days.

Notes

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[1] http://kad.biblecommenter.com/daniel/1.htm

[2] Daniel 5:30-31“In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.”

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/4828-cyrus#anchor4

[3] http://kad.biblecommenter.com/daniel/9.htm

[4] The Ten Commandments of God as written in Exodus 20:1-17

1 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

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