Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation Confederacy

Written by Michael Bradley

The Bible says that an unholy trinity will arise inrepparttar latter days. This unholy trinity will be Satan,repparttar 140557 Antichrist andrepparttar 140558 False Prophet. Satan is calledrepparttar 140559 Dragon in Revelations. He has always wanted to be like God, if not God, and this will be his one and only chance to actually "play God" inrepparttar 140560 last 7 years on earth. Satan will takerepparttar 140561 role of Godrepparttar 140562 Father,repparttar 140563 Antichrist will takerepparttar 140564 role of Jesus andrepparttar 140565 False Prophet will takerepparttar 140566 role ofrepparttar 140567 Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit's job is to lead people to Jesus. Inrepparttar 140568 same way,repparttar 140569 False Prophet will berepparttar 140570 one to leadrepparttar 140571 world to serverepparttar 140572 Antichrist. He will be instrumental in arranging for people to haverepparttar 140573 mark ofrepparttar 140574 beast put on either their right hands or their foreheads.

The 10 nation confederacy will be 10 nations thatrepparttar 140575 Antichrist and False Prophet will rule from. The consensus is thatrepparttar 140576 10 nation confederacy will be 10 nations from Europe. Right now, there are 25 countries in what is calledrepparttar 140577 European Union. Byrepparttar 140578 timerepparttar 140579 Antichrist gets ready to take center stage, there can only be 10 countries left to fulfill Scripture.

I'm going to listrepparttar 140580 main verses from Scripture having to do withrepparttar 140581 Antichrist,repparttar 140582 False Prophet andrepparttar 140583 10 nation confederacy that they will rule from. Read these verses very carefully! You are getting an incredible look intorepparttar 140584 future fromrepparttar 140585 Word of God as to what will becoming our way!

1. The Antichrist is calledrepparttar 140586 Beast,repparttar 140587 Lawless One,repparttar 140588 Man of Sin andrepparttar 140589 Son of Perdition inrepparttar 140590 following verses. The first verse is right out of Revelations.

"Then I stood onrepparttar 140591 sand ofrepparttar 140592 sea. And I saw a beast rising up out ofrepparttar 140593 sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name ... andrepparttar 140594 dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded and his deadly wound was healed. And allrepparttar 140595 world marveled and followedrepparttar 140596 beast. So they worshipedrepparttar 140597 dragon who gave authority torepparttar 140598 beast, and worshipedrepparttar 140599 beast, saying, "Who is likerepparttar 140600 beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blaspheming against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And it was granted to him to make war withrepparttar 140601 saints and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every tribe, tongue and nation. And all who dwell onrepparttar 140602 earth will worship him, whose names have not been written inrepparttar 140603 Book of Life ofrepparttar 140604 Lamb slain fromrepparttar 140605 foundation ofrepparttar 140606 world." (Revelations 13:1-10)

Jesus isrepparttar 140607 Lamb. Notice that Satan isrepparttar 140608 one who arranges to give full power torepparttar 140609 Antichrist to be able to rule withrepparttar 140610 power and authority that he will have. This verse literally tells us thatrepparttar 140611 Antichrist will have full rule overrepparttar 140612 entire world for a short period of time before Jesus finally comes back to defeat him.

2. The next verse tells you thatrepparttar 140613 10 horns mentioned inrepparttar 140614 above verse are 10 kings - 10 nations that will give their allegiance torepparttar 140615 Antichrist.

"Andrepparttar 140616 ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdoms as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings withrepparttar 140617 beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority torepparttar 140618 beast. These will make war withrepparttar 140619 Lamb, andrepparttar 140620 Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called chosen and faithful." (Revelations 17:12-14)
3. The next verse comes fromrepparttar 140621 prophet Daniel out ofrepparttar 140622 Old Testament. Daniel was given very powerful dreams and visions as to what was going to happen atrepparttar 140623 end of time. The first verse was a dream given to him by God onrepparttar 140624 Antichrist. This verse also tells you thatrepparttar 140625 Antichrist will be a man!
"After this I saw inrepparttar 140626 night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces and tramplingrepparttar 140627 residue with its feet. It was different from allrepparttar 140628 other beasts before it, and it had ten horns. I was consideringrepparttar 140629 horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three ofrepparttar 140630 first horns were plucked out byrepparttar 140631 roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes likerepparttar 140632 eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words." (Daniel 7:7-8)
Notice Daniel's description ofrepparttar 140633 Antichrist. He tells us that this man will berepparttar 140634 worst dictatorrepparttar 140635 world has ever seen. He will make Hitler look pale in comparison to what he is going to do once he gets on center stage. He says this beast is different than allrepparttar 140636 other beasts that have ever come before him and that he will be terrible, dreadful and exceedingly strong!

The above verse also implies that 3 ofrepparttar 140637 kingdoms underrepparttar 140638 Antichrist may not at first go willingly under his rule. He will have to subdue them to get their allegiance as will be shown inrepparttar 140639 next verse.

4. The next verse from Daniel also interpretsrepparttar 140640 10 horns as being 10 kingdoms. It goes on to say thatrepparttar 140641 Antichrist will subdue 3 of these kings. It also says that he will be allowed to persecuterepparttar 140642 saints of God for three and half years. An Angel from God is giving him this message.

Thus he said: "The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devourrepparttar 140643 whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall arise after them: He shall be different fromrepparttar 140644 first ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words againstrepparttar 140645 Most High, shall persecuterepparttar 140646 saints ofrepparttar 140647 Most High, shall intend to change times and laws. Thenrepparttar 140648 saints shall be given into his hand for a time, and times and half a time." (Daniel 7:23-25)
A time = 1 year. Times = 2 years. Half a time = half a year. This comes to a total of three and half years. The first verse from Revelations 13:1-10 - states he will have authority to continue for 42 months which is also three and half years.

Rapture and the United States in the End times Explained

Written by Michael Bradley

1. Where isrepparttar Rapture in all of this? There is a big debate inrepparttar 140556 Body as to whether or not there is going to be a rapture. That will be another whole article. However, if there is going to be a rapture, it will probably occur at one of three possible points:
a. Right beforerepparttar 140557 beginning ofrepparttar 140558 7 year Tribulation.

b. Right beforerepparttar 140559 midpoint ofrepparttar 140560 Tribulation atrepparttar 140561 three and half year mark whererepparttar 140562 Antichrist seats himself inrepparttar 140563 Temple and proclaims himself to be God and startsrepparttar 140564 persecution of Jew and Christians.

c. Or right beforerepparttar 140565 battle of Armageddon.

I will be doing a separate article specifically onrepparttar 140566 possibility of a Rapture. I personally believe that there will be a rapture of God’s saints - and that it will occur sometime BEFORErepparttar 140567 start ofrepparttar 140568 7 year Great Tribulation.

2. Where isrepparttar 140569 United States in all of this? People who study Bible Prophecy are having a hard time finding where we fit into allrepparttar 140570 above events. There is one very interesting verse that might give us a clue.

This verse says that oncerepparttar 140571 last part ofrepparttar 140572 Tribulation starts withrepparttar 140573 persecution ofrepparttar 140574 Jews, that Israel was given "two wings of a great eagle" to fly into where nourishment and protection was given to her. Some people think that it might be referring torepparttar 140575 United States since our national symbol is that of an eagle. Others feel thatrepparttar 140576 eagle refers directly to God Himself, and God will arrange for some type of protection forrepparttar 140577 one-third ofrepparttar 140578 Jews who will not be killed byrepparttar 140579 Antichrist.

I cannot find any other verses at this time that would answerrepparttar 140580 above question. I feel it could almost go either way. I think there is a good chance it might be referring to America since we do have a good relationship with Israel at this time. If it is us, then that would mean we do not become part ofrepparttar 140581 10 nation confederacy thatrepparttar 140582 Antichrist will rule from. We would continue to hold our "superpower" status and would stay "isolated" out of all these events.

However,repparttar 140583 other possibility is that once God raptures all ofrepparttar 140584 Christians out of America - that we will lose our superpower status and will cease to have any bearing or influence on future world events. Once America’s power has been completely taken off ofrepparttar 140585 world scene - this will then freerepparttar 140586 Antichrist to be able take center stage as ruler over a 10 nation European confederacy.

Of these 2 possibilities - I would sayrepparttar 140587 second scenario may berepparttar 140588 most plausible and logical. And that may explain why America does not seem to be mentioned anywhere inrepparttar 140589 Bible in reference to end time events.

Our country has been truly founded on God and Jesus. Once allrepparttar 140590 real Christians have been taken up to heaven in this rapture - our country could literally fall apart overnight, since God’s hand operating through all of His people will no longer be in control of things. Our country may end up going down as a history lesson on what will happen to a country that has been founded on God and true Christian principles and then those Christians are taken out ofrepparttar 140591 equation.

The only reason we arerepparttar 140592 world’s only superpower at this time is due torepparttar 140593 anointing that God Himself has placed on this country as a result of our initial Christian foundations that were established with Him. It only has beenrepparttar 140594 power of God operating on this country that has made usrepparttar 140595 superpower we are today. Once God’s people are taken out of this big picture - I believe this country will literally "fall apart" overnight, andrepparttar 140596 Antichrist and his 10 nation European confederacy will move in very quickly to take our place asrepparttar 140597 world’s only true superpower.

This also may explain howrepparttar 140598 Antichrist will literally be able to take control ofrepparttar 140599 entire world in such a short period of time. With America being left completely powerless withrepparttar 140600 loss of so many Christians and no other countries big enough or powerful enough to take our place -repparttar 140601 Antichrist, with his 10 nation European confederacy, will berepparttar 140602 next in line to haverepparttar 140603 muscle, technology and ability to replace us asrepparttar 140604 next world superpower.

Now here isrepparttar 140605 verse about Israel being given protection underrepparttar 140606 two wings of a great eagle:
"Butrepparttar 140607 woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly intorepparttar 140608 wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, fromrepparttar 140609 presence ofrepparttar 140610 serpent." (Revelations 12:14)
You definitely know that verse is talking aboutrepparttar 140611 last half ofrepparttar 140612 Tribulation because it usesrepparttar 140613 words "time and times and half a time." That isrepparttar 140614 same phrase used by Daniel in his prophecy and it has already been determined that it equals three and half years!!!

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