Sunday, 11 November 2018

The Fourth Beast is Here

Scripture: Daniel 7 v 19 - 25: "Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 
 20  And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
 21  I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
 22  Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
 23  Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
 24  And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
 25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."

This week this prophecy from the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament has been fulfilled.  Ten nations of Europe have made an alliance to combine their military might.  The prophecy was made over 700 years before the birth of Jesus. 

President Macron of France proposed this idea a year ago, encouraged by Germany, and joined by the Netherlands, Britain, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Spain and Portugal.  The  ten nation coalition called the European Intervention Initiative was signed into being on Wednesday 7 November.  IronIcally today is Poppy Day, the annual memorial on the 11th Day of the 11th Month that marked the end of WW1.

This decision was taken because of US President, Donald Trump, withdrawing from NATO.  Britain, withdrawing from the EU through Brexit, is still firmly in this military coalition pact.  The whole power of it will be centred in Germany.

Nothing heralds the return of Jesus Christ to Earth more than the fulfilment of end time prophecies.  In this one Daniel's Fourth Beast has now been revealed.  Out of this revival of the old Holy Roman Empire shall the Antichrist emerge.  It had to be formed before he could arrive on the scene.  The prophecy says out of these ten nations he shall come - v 20.

It is also becoming known that Israel is in secret peace talk meetings with many of the heads of the Arab world.  Egypt has negotiated another cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.  Also this week.  The stage is being set for the last seven years before the battle of Armageddon happens.

Also this week in our prayer meeting on Wednesday, there was a prophecy under a strong anointing in which God spoke the words that things were moving forward very quickly and all His promises were about to be fulfilled.  

From then till now we have felt an upsurge in the anointing and authority of the Lord in our ministry.  Very bound people crying out for mercy and receiving a touch from Him.  An onslaught from the dark side that was over in seconds!  The Lord our God in the midst of us is mighty.

So many Christians are becoming weary of this world and its pressures and stress.  They are calling on Jesus to return.  So this Fourth Beast arrival is a huge step forward in knowing Jesus is on His way.  However, the pressure will become worse for a short time as the forces of darkness become bolder.  We must stand firm and use our authority to keep them at bay.  Everyone must.

As a watchman I am sending out a clarion call to all followers of the Lamb to put on the whole armour of God and stand firm in the evil days ahead.  Fear not any dark thing but oppose it with the Sword of the Spirit and the Blood of Jesus.  Faith frightens Satan so when we stand together in praise and worship he leaves. 

Psalm 149 v 6 - 9: "Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 
 7  To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
 8  To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
 9  To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."

The kings and nobles that get bound in chains and fetters of iron are powerful demon spirits sent from Hell to afflict and compromise us.  So this psalm is how we deal with them.  We must know what is in the Bible to use as a two-edged sword.  A blunt and rusty sword will be useless.  The blade of truth must be gleaming and sharp to confound the enemy.

I am reminded of an elderly Christian lady who had her handbag snatched in the street.  She screamed out ,"I am covered with His feathers" from Psalm 91.  The thief got such a shock that he dropped her bag and fled.  The power of God gets released to help us when we apply His Word to whatever situation arises.

When Daniel speaks of time, times and the dividing of time this refers to the final three and a half years, the time of great tribulation.  This second half of the seven year tribulation period is called the Wrath of the Lamb and for sure the Body of Christ has been removed by then.

Today on Remembrance Sunday, Poppy Day, I feel like singing Onward Christian soldiers marching as to war, With the Cross of Jesus going on before.  It's not a physical march or war, but a spiritual one where we have a common enemy and through all that God has given us we can triumph over him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we rejoice in Your presence because we know everything is on track for the coming of Jesus to fulfil all righteousness.  Anoint us for the battles that lie ahead that we remain alert watchful and obedient.  In Jesus' name. Amen.