Jas 4:6 MSG
And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.”
1Pe 5:5 MSG
And you who are younger must follow your leaders. But all of you, leaders and followers alike, are to be down to earth with each other, for— God has had it with the proud, But takes delight in just plain people.
I truly believe that pride is on the top of the list of things that God hates the most. The king of Babylon was filled with pride and had a statue built of himself and the people had to bow down to it when a signal was given.
Dan 3:1-6 MSG
1 King Nebuchadnezzar built a gold statue, ninety feet high and nine feet thick. He set it up on the Dura plain in the province of Babylon.
2 He then ordered all the important leaders in the province, everybody who was anybody, to the dedication ceremony of the statue.
3 They all came for the dedication, all the important people, and took their places before the statue that Nebuchadnezzar had erected.
4 A herald then proclaimed in a loud voice: “Attention, everyone! Every race, color, and creed, listen!
5 When you hear the band strike up—all the trumpets and trombones, the tubas and baritones, the drums and cymbals—fall to your knees and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.
6 Anyone who does not kneel and worship shall be thrown immediately into a roaring furnace.”
The one world leader, the anti-christ will be the same. He will rule from a revived Babylonian empire. From this empire will arise an un-holy trinity. The anti-christ(world leader), false prophet(new false religion), The Beast(New Economic System)
The anti-christ will arrive on the world scene claiming he is the messiah. It will seem like he has all the answers and the people of the world will be enamoured by him.
He will give authority to the false prophet to set up a new world religion, which will declare all people will have to bow down to an image made in the likeness of the anti-christ.
He then gives power to the Beast which is the new world economic system. This system will enact a new cashless society, then makes a decree(law) that everyone must take the mark of the Beast, 666. No one really knows what this mark will look like, but without it no one can buy or sell. Warning, to all those who take this mark are doomed for hell. If you refuse to accept it then it is death by beheading.
The things I have just mentioned should sound very familiar to you. All of these same acts were done by the King of Babylon.
This false trinity is already beginning to show itself in the world.
I truly feel the problem that is called Isis is a pre-lude to the army which the anti-christ will deploy to carry out all his’ commands.
I do not apologize for my next few statements.
I also believe some political figures are a fore-shadow of the anti-christ.
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president in 2016 has made some very unsettling remarks, which at times you would think he lifted them right out of the pages of the Bible prophecies. Donald Trump no matter how much he howls against the idea of global trade, it cannot be stopped. Global trade will one day be ruled from the Revived Babylonian Empire, just like it’s former self.
It will be easy for the Beast to bring about the mark of the beast, the cashless system because the world is almost there now. We can basically do most with the swipe of a card, a click on the internet all without paper currency in our pocket.
The new world religion set up by the false prophet will also be easy to establish. Communications work within an twinking of an eye. Those within the so called evangelicals have already traded the true God in, with the god of the dollar. Those that are on the outside have been pushed away because of the foolishness of those who claim to be children of God. In western culture, people who claim they can have miracles in their service have already made a mockery of the miracles of God. So when the false prophet produces false signs and wonders the former will follow without any thought.
This revived empire is the head of the statue that Daniel wrote about. It is this head that comes back to life.
It will be Babylon where the the Beast, false Prophet, and the one world government will have their roots.
Jer 25:1-11 MSG
1 This is the Message given to Jeremiah for all the people of Judah. It came in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah. It was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
2 Jeremiah the prophet delivered the Message to all the people of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem:
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah right up to the present day—twenty-three years it’s been!—GOD’s Word has come to me, and from early each morning to late every night I’ve passed it on to you. And you haven’t listened to a word of it!
4 Not only that, but God also sent a steady stream of prophets to you who were just as persistent as me, and you never listened.
5 They told you, “Turn back—right now, each one of you!—from your evil way of life and bad behavior, and live in the land GOD gave you and your ancestors, the land he intended to give you forever.
6 Don’t follow the god-fads of the day, taking up and worshiping these no-gods. Don’t make me angry with your god-businesses, making and selling gods—a dangerous business!
7 “You refused to listen to any of this, and now I am really angry. These god-making businesses of yours are your doom.”
8 The verdict of GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies on all this: “Because you have refused to listen to what I’ve said,
9 I’m stepping in. I’m sending for the armies out of the north headed by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, my servant in this, and I’m setting them on this land and people and even the surrounding countries. I’m devoting the whole works to total destruction—a horror to top all the horrors in history.
10 And I’ll banish every sound of joy—singing, laughter, marriage festivities, genial workmen, candlelit suppers.
11 The whole landscape will be one vast wasteland. These countries will be in subjection to the king of Babylon for seventy years.
Rev 13:1-10 MSG
1 And the Dragon stood on the shore of the sea. I saw a Beast rising from the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads—on each horn a crown, and each head inscribed with a blasphemous name.
2 The Beast I saw looked like a leopard with bear paws and a lion’s mouth. The Dragon turned over its power to it, its throne and great authority.
3 One of the Beast’s heads looked as if it had been struck a deathblow, and then healed. The whole earth was agog, gaping at the Beast.
4 They worshiped the Dragon who gave the Beast authority, and they worshiped the Beast, exclaiming, “There’s never been anything like the Beast! No one would dare go to war with the Beast!”
5 The Beast had a loud mouth, boastful and blasphemous. It could do anything it wanted for forty-two months.
6 It yelled blasphemies against God, blasphemed his Name, blasphemed his Church, especially those already dwelling with God in Heaven.
7 It was permitted to make war on God’s holy people and conquer them. It held absolute sway over all tribes and peoples, tongues and races.
8 Everyone on earth whose name was not written from the world’s foundation in the slaughtered Lamb’s Book of Life will worship the Beast.
9 Are you listening to this?
10 They’ve made their bed; now they must lie in it. Anyone marked for prison goes straight to prison; anyone pulling a sword goes down by the sword. Meanwhile, God’s holy people passionately and faithfully stand their ground.
The build up for the battle of Armageddon will start in the revived Babylonian Empire. Babylon will be invaded from the north countries as prophesized in;
Jer 50:9 MSG
9 Do you see what I’m doing? I’m rallying a host of nations against Babylon. They’ll come out of the north, attack and take her. Oh, they know how to fight, these armies. They never come home empty-handed.
We are told in the Book of Revelation that a city will fall in an hour(space of time). Revelation 18:10
Jer 51:7 MSG
7 Babylon was a fancy gold chalice held in my hand, Filled with the wine of my anger to make the whole world drunk. The nations drank the wine and they’ve all gone crazy.
I believe that this is the same description found in Revelation 14:8, Isaiah 13:19 – 29.