Originally posted by sonship
Robbie Carrobie announces unanimously that I just write long monologues speaking into the air.
Is anyone interested in me writing and discussing [b]Revlation 17,18 about religious and material Babylon ? I don't expect him to read any of it.
From my part it will be Christ centric and Christ exalting more than "bashing" anyone.
Maybe Robbie is ...[text shortened]... Anyone interested in reading what I would write and discuss about these chapters in Revelation ?[/b]
The legs of iron with the feet and toes of Daniel 2 and the fourth beast of Daniel 7 are the same kingdom. These empires ruled what are today the Middle East and parts of North Africa, Central and South Asia.
Daniel 2:40-43 NASB
Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces, In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.
That fourth kingdom will crush ALL the other kingdoms. This means this 4th kingdom will have crushed, or conquered, all the areas of the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, and Grecian kingdoms. Since Rome did not conquer most of these areas, the fourth beast of Daniel 2 must be the Islamic Caliphate that included the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
Daniel 7:7 NASB
After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
This is picked up again in Revelation 13 and 17.
Revelation 17:9-13 NASB
Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
The seven heads (and the eighth king) represent the following empires:
3.Babylon (first beast of Daniel 7)
4.Medo-Persia (second beast of Daniel 7)
5.Greece (third beast of Daniel 7)
7.Islamic Caliphate (fourth beast of Daniel 7)
8.Revived Islamic Caliphate
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