Monday, February 28, 2005

Revival of the Roman Empire

Rome and The World Empire Posted by Hello

All the arguments that the EU is the revived Roman empire, and that the Antichrist can't come from the US because we are not the revived Roman Empire, remind me again of the Pharisees. Remember they searched the scriptures, but they searched to justify their positions and themselves. They were not searching for Truth. One of the problems that the Pharisees had in recognizing Jesus was because they thought that "Elias" (Elijah) the prophet must first come. He was right under their nose, but they didn't see him because he didn't fit into their scheme of things, and they were too busy persecuting him. Mt:11:14: "And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, (speaking of John the Baptist) which was for to come." He was not the actual reincarnation of Elias, nor had he come back from Heaven (he never died), but he was of the "Spirit of Elias". This is why Jesus said "If you can receive it".
Maybe it will help if we look at just what the spirit of the Roman empire is.
If we look back in the Book of Daniel, we see in Chap 2:31: 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.
Just as numbers have significance so do the metals. As we read on in the chapter, he interprets the image as kingdoms that were there then and that were to come. The Image ultimately speaks of the kingdoms of this world and their makeup. The head was of gold; this was Babylon. Gold is significant of divinity. In this case it was man's representation of god, idolatry. Babylon was the seat of idol worship and false religion. The next empire to arise was inferior. The shoulders and arms were of silver. Silver speaks of salvation and government; In this case mans effort to have unity without the truth of God. "The government shall be upon His shoulders". The Head rests on the shoulders. This empire was the Medo-Persian. Many scholars would trace back the origins of the concept of "Democracy" to the Medo-Persian empire. Next was the belly of brass. This was Alexander's Greece. Brass was of less value than silver but still considered of value and used in exchange. These three metals were all used in the tabernacle of the congregation where the Arc of the Covenant sat. Brass represents culture.
It was Greece that was the origin of our modern day culture; theatre, art, philosophy and medicine (serpent on a stick symbol). This metal is less valuable just as we don't consider our culture as important as our religion or our government. Each empire that came along built upon the preceding empires taking their gods and their governmental form.
Then this figure was set upon legs of Iron, Imperial Rome. Iron is stronger than any of the other metals, but not considered valuable. Iron is about force. It is the Law. Rv:2:27:" And he shall rule them with a rod of iron" Ruling by law just or unjust. This was Rome. They took the religions of Babylon, ( the Greek gods were the same ), the government of Medo-Persia, the culture of Greece, and built it all on a foundation of law backed up with brute force. It all worked very well for a long time. But.... the problem was it was all built on feet that were of iron and clay. Clay is significant of the flesh of man. Iron does not mix with clay, just as we are incapable of keeping the law. That is why we needed a savior, because we have all broken God's law. Now we see a stone that was cut out without hands ( Christ), which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces... Then the whole thing comes tumbling down, and is burned up like chaff. Then the wind carries it away The breath of God the Holy Spirit....and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, (the Kingdom of God) and filled the whole earth.
Now let's think about it. America is the revival of the Roman Empire. It is of the same spirit. Its ways have filled the whole earth. Even if Europe were to somehow get a stronger army, it is still this same empire. Everything that is Europe today is of America. Not just Europe but the whole world is under its influence. They have our form (with some variations) of government, our culture with music and trade and sports etc. English is the international language, the dollar is the standard bearer. At the head of it all is that head of Gold. They all worship the gods of false religion and the god of mammon and the corporate deities.
Rv:9:2: And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Could this be Oil ? It comes from a seemingly bottomless pit, and it has filled the whole earth with its smoke ( air pollution). What a coincidence that God has put all that oil under Islam. Watch what is happening now. The Antichrist has started a war in Babylon ( modern day Iraq ) .
Now he is laying the plans to attack Medo-Persia (Iran, Syria). Is Greece next? or is it his attacks against homosexuals (Greece known for its homosexual culture) that are going to go from just legal bans against equality to escalate into a slaughter. Jerry Falwell has blamed them for 9/11 and the Tsunami that hit endeavoring to villify them thereby justifying a massacre. This President is blood thirsty, greedy, and arrogant as befitting the Antichrist.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

False Prophets

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When Jesus came the first time there were two primary spirits that had control of the religious establishment. There were the Sadducees; they were the ones that came to Jesus and asked about the resurrection, and " whose wife should she be?" They didn't really believe in the resurrection. These are like the modern day liberal "churches". It doesn't really matter what you believe, "we are all god's children", so in effect we are believing the same lie that Satan told us in the garden , we are our own gods deciding for ourselves what is true and what isn't. You can be Buddist, Islamic, Hindu, and Unity. This attitude is strong in many denominational churches. Then there were the Pharisees; Jesus said to them " You search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, but they are they that testify of me yet you will not come to me" These are like the modern day fundamentalists. They will bang you over the head with the Bible. They think they are saved by their doctrines and the "Rapture", but they don't know the Lord and saviour. We are saved by the spirit of God not by a doctrine.Mt:7:15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.I believe that the leaders of the fundamentalist movement are of the spirit of antichrist. Jerry Falwell , Pat Robertson and James Dobson are gluttonous men that have turned more people away from Christ then they ever did turn to him. Many times when I talk to people about the Lord, they don't want any part of it because they think it means what those false teachers are preaching.Mt:24:11: And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.Mt:24:24: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.Lk:6:26: Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.(Who would dare speak against those men?) 27: But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,(They endorse an unjust war.) 28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.2Pt:2:1: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.The Fundamentalists endorse the mass murder of tens of thousands of inocent people withouteven blinking an eye and have endorsed the retheft of the White House.Mt:23:13: But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.14: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.15: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.16: Woe unto you, ye blind guides....23: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.24: Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.(They have stired up a cauldron about abortion, but it is ok to kill them after they are born. They condem a homosexual and want to cut off their right to love, and tell them they must turn from being gay to be saved. That just kills those whom Christ died for. It is like putting the cart before the horse. Jesus said if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me. We come boldly unto the thrown of grace just as we are, we can't change ourselves. Then as we are before the Lord of Glory we fall in Love. He is like a refiners fire, and he will make us like him.) 25: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Pat Robertson is a profiteer. He bought CBN from his own church for a tiny fraction of what he sold it for a year later. Something like $80 million. He also has diamond mines. In the book of Revelation it says that the dragon gave power to the beast.Think about it. The religious right by their endorsement, have given power to the beast George Bush.Rv:13:4: And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?They are telling us that he is God's man. We will know the false prophets by their fruit.Just watch them kill and lie.God has called us not just to be saved but to grow spiritually. We will see the power of God in his true Church. They have taught us that we will be saved from "the Tribulation" but I say to you we will be saved through the tribulation. To the wicked it will be destruction, but to the righteous it will work experience and maturity. Rom:5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:2: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.3: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4: And patience, experience; and experience, hope:5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.He is coming for a Glorious Church without spot or blemish Eph:5:27.God Sowed a perfect son, and he will reap many.Be not deceived by those who would say peace and safety, you will be raptured. It is not biblical.
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