The Last Empire

 

 

“His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron. 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 forever. 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 break them to pieces.”

 

(Dan. 2:33-34-40-44)

  

It was in Babylon that Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the multi-metallic image that represented the times of the Gentiles’ rule of the world. The image stands for image worship and Gentile world Empires starting with the head of gold - the Babylonian Empire.

 

   The breast and arms of silver stood for the Media – Persian Empire, the second world empire. The belly and thighs of brass was the Greek Empire, the third world empire. The legs of iron was the Roman Empire, the forth world empire. The feet of iron and clay is the revived Roman Empire of the last days. It is the last form of Roman rule under the Antichrist who will cause the whole world to worship his image.

 

   Four great nations had empires that ruled the world. The different metals represent world empires- (Gold-Silver-Brass-Iron). But out of this fourth world empire of iron (Rome) comes the feet of iron and clay mixed. It

is partly strong and partly weak. Weak because the people won’t cleave together. It is a divided nation.  This is the last empire of Antichrist. Antichrist will succeed, for a short time, to put the Roman empire back together in these last days. But he will be crushed by the smiting stone, the Lord Jesus Christ, at his second coming at Armageddon.

 

   I BELIEVE THE LAST EMPIRE OF IRON AND CLAY IS THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. (the big feet) and an alliance of ten European nations (the ten toes). I believe the U.S. is the Babylon of Revelation and the last world empire of history, (and our president will be the beast). We have been gradually building our empire and controlling the world for many years now. But now we’re moving fast because Russia has collapsed, their soviet empire has broken apart, their money ran out. We have nobody to stop us. We are moving in fast to rule and control the world. We are the only superpower on earth. And the terrorism of the Twin Towers has given us the excuse to take over nations by military conquest. First we pulverized Afghanistan and now are about to crush Iraq-Babylon again. We are changing from a republic to an empire. The Pax Americana.- Amen.

  

   Do you see Rome-Italy shaped exactly like a leg and foot? Oh yes, the Creator of heaven and earth shaped Rome like a leg and foot to fulfill the prophecy of later years. Rome became the fourth world empire, ruling the earth when the Lord Jesus lived. It was the strongest empire of all. Iron to conquer and iron to rule over the conquered. Iron to make war machinery. The Roman Leg-ions (see leg) left their footprints by these foot-soldiers all over the world. The Roman Army took to the seas in ships and brought their soldiers to conquer other nations and to make their empire – (like the U.S. is now doing).

 

   Rome was a republic for hundreds of years until 27 B.C. when it became an empire. Their chief executives were elected every year by the senate. In 27 B.C. August Caesar named himself Emperor and absolute authority rested in him alone. Like Rome we are moving from a republic to an empire. We are at a turning point in American history and it’s only a matter of time before there is no free election to choose our chief executive.

  

   The U.S. is also a nation as strong as iron. We are the feet of the leg of Rome, the revived Roman Empire. The Lake Superior region has most of the iron in the U.S. Iron to make our war machinery like Rome – (subs, ships, planes, missiles, guns, etc.). In 1776, when the U.S. was founded, we were the only republic on earth. We patterned ourselves after the Roman Republic but we forgot that Rome became an empire because of her lust for power. And now the U.S. is becoming a global empire like Rome.

  

   Since WWII, the U.S. has been engaged in “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace.” We have to have an enemy of the month it seems. Each month we are confronted by a new horrendous enemy of whom we must strike first before he destroys us. Washington first threatens one nation for harboring terrorists and then another. Imperial Rome did the same. There was no corner of the world where Roman interests was not alleged to be in danger or under actual attack. Their fight was always invested with an aura of legality. Rome was always being attacked by evil neighbors. To create an empire you must first discover or invent an enemy and then dominate him. Then other nations become afraid and fall into line or you buy them off with money.

 

    I just read a report by the “Federation of American Scientists.” It lists all the unprovoked military strikes by the U.S. since WWII. Over two hundred acts of war by the U.S. upon sovereign nations. Since WWII we’ve struck the first blow. (but then we’re the good guys – right?) Two hundred recorded military strikes against second and third world countries and it’s not discussed in our media hardly at all. All this without a congressional declaration of war as required by our Constitution because our Congress gave up this power to one man, the president. It’s not self-defense, its self-offence and it’s an offence against God. If we wantonly kill and it’s not self-defense, then its murder. If we live by the sword then we’ll die by the sword, as every other empire has.

 

    We even boast that we are the last great global power on the globe. Certainly we can see the imperial president as he thumbs his nose at the U.N., telling them if they vote for us fine, and if they don’t we’ll crush Iraq anyway. The American people have no idea of the extent of their governments’ mischief. We are making an imperial grab for land and oil in the Persian Gulf. As our nation becomes more and more wicked, we can see its effects on our government. We are moving from a republic to an empire – The Last Empire – Amen.

  

   And in order to control the world we must control the oil, and most of the world’s oil is in the Persian Gulf. So we’re about to conquer Babylon-Iraq in these end days, right where the image was dreamed by Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian Empire. When we conquer Iraq, we’ll be showing the world that we are the new Babylon of the book of Revelation - because the U.S. will be ruling Babylon. And it will also show that we are in fact building an empire, the last empire before the Lord Jesus comes- the feet of the image.

 

   Our towers in Manhattan, N.Y. shows us to be the modern-day tower of Babel and the new Babylon of the New Testament. N.Y. is the Empire State and The Empire state building is the tallest building in N.Y., once again. The only Babylon in the world is Babylon, N.Y. Just 37 miles east of N.Y. City. And West point is just north of N.Y. City and it stands for our army by which we control the world. You can’t build an empire without an army, a mighty army.

 

   Bible commentators have rightly discerned the ten toes of the image in these end days being ten European nations and the current European Union probably is the forerunner of this. But they have failed totally to discern the feet and toes. The final revived Roman Empire is not just the toes but the feet and toes. The U.S. is the big feet and the United States of Europe will be the ten toes creating an alliance that will help U.S. rule the world. But the U.S. will be the leader as we are now and the

President of the U.S. will be the president of the European Union as well. This combined power will stop any enemy from coming against us.

 

   It’s the foot of Rome-Italy that is kicking the football of Sicily and that foot is U.S. We have the nuclear weapons to destroy the world. The briefcase that travels on an officers wrist and goes everywhere with the president of the U.S. is called THE FOOTBALL It has the codes for the president to push the nuclear button and burn the whole world. A football is a simple missile and a football pass is called the “long bomb.” I’m talking about the Ball-istic missiles in our nuclear arsenal. Are you listening?

 

   Just recently Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld said that the U.S. might use nuclear weapons against Iraq. See the blackmail weapon we have and we’re using it. This is called Power Politics.

 

    President Bush is called a cowboy. He has set a Policy of America as the Global Bounty Hunter like- “Have Gun Will Travel.” President Bush decides who the evil guys are that we will hunt down-dead or alive. And, oh yes, our chief cowboy wears cowboy boots- right back to Rome again shaped like a boot. Perpetual war for peace, peace when there is no peace.

 

   The legend of “Big Foot” – said to be a huge hairy beast like a human who is said to inhabit N.W. U.S. and leave giant footprints. Oh, Big Foot the Beast is coming and he’s the foot of Nebuchadnezzar’s image in (Dan.2). In (Dan.4) Nebuchadnezzar, Emperor of the Babylonian Empire, was humbled by God into a beast. A man with the heart of a beast and a type of the Beast, the Antichrist of the Great Tribulation period – and the Beast is U.S. It is said of the Beast “who can make war with him” (Rev.13)

(Only the Lord Jesus- Amen)

 

   When the Lord Jesus was born it was during the reign of Rome’s first Emperor, Augustus Caesar. (Luke 2:1) says – “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.” And the Lord Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem where Joseph and Mary went to pay their taxes.

 

   Now what is the clay in the feet? That which makes the Empire of the Antichrist weak. That makes it a divided empire. Iron mixed with miry clay. The people shall mingle together, but like iron and clay they don’t cleave together. (Dan. 2:43) says – “They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another.” It points to our Great weakness in the U.S. – the black and white problem that has divided this nation from the beginning and made us weaker. A segregated church and a segregated nation. The iron in the U.S. is in the far north- (The Lake Superior area- MN and upper Mich.) and the clay is in the southern U.S.

  

   The blacks and whites don’t cleave together in love. Instead of the church preaching the gospel to every creature and fulfilling the Great Commission, we whites refuse to preach to blacks and have segregated churches. And this heresy also permeates our society and politics. It broke our country apart in the 1860’s in our Civil War and has given us riots in our cities. It has kept blacks out of positions of authority in all aspects of our society and in our army and has greatly weakened us.

 

   And the bottom line is sex between blacks and whites. The great taboo. To cleave together and two becoming one flesh as husband and wife. The South had laws against black and white marriages for many years. Most preachers in the south won’t marry blacks and whites even though both are born again and this is totally against the scriptures. Because they look at people on the outside and not the heart. – “For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7). God cares about a black heart not a black skin. It’s sin not skin – the inward, not the outward. – Amen.

  

   When you travel through the South you can see miles of red clay and when you travel through the North in the Lake Superior area, you can see the red iron earth. It looks the same color, but one is strong and the other weak. Our U.S. was not united during the Civil War. We were a divided nation and we almost broke in two. It was and is our great weakness.

 

   And the North sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” I said republic not empire. ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.’

  

  And the Lord Jesus does exactly that at his second coming at the battle of Armageddon. He comes as the smiting stone that crushes the last world empire of Antichrist on the iron and clay feet. (Rev. 19: 11-16) says – “And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire and on his head were many crowns: and he had a name written that no man knew but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: (there’s the smiting stone) and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of  Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

 

   All off God’s saints will accompany the Lord Jesus as his heavenly army, a cavalry- Amen. He came the first time as the stone of grace, the precious corner stone of the church at Calvary and he will come back again as the smiting stone of wrath as a cavalry. He came the first time during the time of the first two emperors of Rome to preach the gospel of the kingdom. It is a spiritual kingdom now for whosoever gets saved. He will come back again during the time of the revived Roman Empire and set up his literal millennial kingdom on this earth. “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ: and he shall reign forever and ever” (Rev. 11:15).

 

   He comes back as the true and last world empire. He’s the King of Kings. Christ shall have dominion over land and sea, and earth’s remotest regions shall his empire be. He will rule over the true world empire – the entire earth. His enemies will be made his footstool. And we, his saints, will be little kings and will rule with our emperor over this earth. A theocracy, ruled by God. Holiness will cover the earth. Peace and no war. The Pax Christa- Peace with God. The one who gave peace with God in human hearts will bring peace on earth. Pax Romana and Pax Americana won’t give lasting peace- but the emperor the Lord Jesus Christ will,- “In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed” (Dan. 2:44) And his kingdom shall stand forever.

 

P.S.-

Former President Carter’s hometown is Plains, Ga. The name Plains comes from the Plain of Dura in Babylon where Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship the golden image set up by Nebuchadnezzar and were thrown into a furnace of fire- (Dan.3). This is a type of the Beast who kills all who will not worship his image- (Rev.13). Certainly God was showing us in 1976 the Last Empire of the Beast- the U.S. and our President.

 

Do you want to be a king and a priest on this earth ruling and reigning beneath Emperor Lord Jesus? Then you need to believe the gospel of the kingdom. You need to be saved from your sins and washed in his precious blood. You need to go first to Christ’s Calvary before you can come back with Christ’s Cavalry.

 

If you want to be saved, “call upon the name of the Lord.” (Jesus)

 

First – Repent of you sins - turn away from

           your wicked ways.                         

 

Second – Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ in

               your heart.

 

Third – Confess with your mouth the Lord

             Jesus Christ to others.

 

If this is done in truth, you will now be a new creature in Christ. Born again and a child of God.