Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries
Ten ‘10’ Denotes God’s divine ‘COMPLETENESS’ as to things on EARTH. In Revelation 10, he is opening up the ancient scrolls and ‘little book’ of prophecy that Daniel was told to ‘SEAL UP’ and not write of what was spoken. He was prophetically being told additional things that would transpire or occur ‘in the end of days’ and during the 7 year ‘tribulation.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the ‘time of the end’: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the ‘time of the end’.
‘Time of the End’:
Revelation ‘10’ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2 And he had in his hand a ‘little book open’: (NWN; Daniels ‘little book’ is now being opened by God’s Great Angel of Prophecy) and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven ‘7’ thunders uttered their voices.
(NWN; I ‘discern’ that these are seven ‘7’ other great prophecy angels who are ‘confirming’ that NOW IS THE TIME to OPEN DANIEL’S ‘END TIME’ Book of Future Prophecy.’)
4 And when the seven ‘7’ thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven ‘7’ thunders uttered, and write them not.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
(NWN; The Great Prophecy Angel is proclaiming the ‘LAST DAYS or END TIMES’ have come, in no uncertain terms, and that NOW IS THE TIME to reveal prophecy related TO the Last Days or End Times and Tribulation.)
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh ‘7’ angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
(NWN; Seven ‘7’ denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose for this ‘7th’ prophecy angel to commence and complete prophecy related to the Last Days and End Times. Think of the Great Prophecy Angel as a ‘General’ and the ‘7th’ prophecy angel as a Major or Colonel or someone of rank who has been given authority to physically ‘begin something or start something.’)
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open (NWN; notice that the ‘little book’ is OPEN) in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
(NWN; the prophecy angel(s) are HANDING the little book to physically alive men on the earth. In essence, they are handing or ‘transferring’ the ‘little book of prophecy’ to physical men ALIVE on the EARTH during the ‘End Times’ or ‘Last Days.’ God conveys prophecy to Angels who in turn are ‘messengers’ of God’s prophecy to mortal men alive. Angels, throughout the past 6,000 years have been ‘messengers’ for God to mankind.)
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
(NWN; this is a ‘discernment’ on my part. ‘Take it and eat it’ is a spiritual ‘consumption’ of understanding the End Times and God’s related prophecies to go along with ‘signs of the times.’ It takes ‘7’ knowledge, wisdom, obedience, humility, persistence, prayer and the Holy Spirit’ to work prophecy in man’kind. This is a great and wonderful thing, just like a ‘7’ course meal. However, once the prophecies are apparent ‘consumed and understood’ they will be prone to make one sick to the stomach because of what they foretell. Just like eating a ’7’ course meal will likely make you feel like you could explode. God’s UNFILTERD WRATH poured on evil man’kind who refuse Him, and refuse His Son Jesus Christ and His eternal offer of salvation. Seeing prophecy happen and unfold is a wonderful and miraculous thing. Understanding the implications of seeing prophecy unfold, leaves one’s stomach bitter and sour because of the ‘gastrointestinal storm’ that is coming. Pass-the-antacid-pills, please.)
10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
(NWN; the prophecy angel was prophesying what would happen to anyone who attempted to reveal what was in the ‘little book.’ This verse ‘confirms’ that what was prophesied, did in fact occur and was experienced by those given the task of being Watchmen. This also ‘suggests’ that some men are ‘willingly’ allowing themselves to be Watchmen because they consciously love prophecy (God’s Word) and are completely open and receptive to it.)
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
(NWN; since this is verse ‘11’ it suggests a WARNING(S). The purpose of prophecy is to inform, proclaim and WARN. It suggests that the Watchmen who proclaim the Word of God, will have their ‘7’ words, letters, videos, blogs, sermons, articles and books proclaim God’s WILL to those during the End Times / Last Days and Tribulation period. God has ALWAYS used Holy Angels and physical men (Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Enoch, and others) to speak on behalf of God. He will do this also through the Tribulation via; 1. Prophecy revealed to mankind via his ‘little book’ to Watchmen, 2. The ‘two witnesses’, ‘lampstands’ or candles who proclaims God’s light to the world for the first 3.5 years of the tribulation, 3. The various Angel warnings given to men to NOT TAKE THE MARK of the BEAST and lastly, 4. The 144,000 Jewish Evangelists who have the ‘seal of God’ in their foreheads (and NOT the mark of the Beast) who proclaim Jesus Christ’s offer of Salvation ONE LAST TIME, before the 7 year tribulation ends.)
Acts 2:17-21 And it shall come to pass ‘in the last days’, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids ‘in those days’
Who is the BEAST / Antichrist that ‘leads the kings of the east’ to Armageddon?
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of (5) the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
17 And the seventh (7) angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Seven-fold Description of the War of Armageddon:
- … “And the number of the army of horsemen were two hundred thousand, thousand: and I heard the number of them.” (Rev. (9:16-19). (Emphasis added).
- … ”And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Rev. 14:20). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” (Rev. 16:12). (Emphasis added).
- … “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev. 16:14). (Emphasis added).
- … “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armadeddon.” (Rev. 16:16). (Emphasis added).
- … “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” (Rev. 17:14). (Emphasis added).
- … “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 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: 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.” (Rev. 19:11-21). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: This is the big one. The war to end all wars. The epic conflict between good and evil, in all of history. This battle will make other battles in history seem like minor skirmishes. The raw numbers of the combatants is mind boggling. The bloodshed is so great that its liquid volume is up to the height of horse bridles. Soldiers will be literally swimming and fighting in blood. It is an understatement to be able to imagine the horror, the smell, the flies, the imagery, the anguish, the pain. Birds, from far and wide, will sense the slaughter and flock to Armeggedon to literally peck, feast and gorge on human carcasses … to the point that they can’t eat anymore. The arrogance and evil of Satan and mankind is so great to think that they can defeat the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS with common military equipment (no matter how modernized). This self deluded sense of power suggests insanity. A military analogy would be that of a ‘pee-shooter’ going up a against a multi-headed nuclear weapon. A supernatural, one-sided, overwhelming victory is never questioned. The result is a foregone conclusion. The enemy should have surrendered before they even got into battle. Better yet, they should have never showed up in the first place. Instead, they should have spiritually surrendered to Christ for the forgiveness of their sins before they were physically annihilated. The analogies and metaphors could continue for pages. The Holy Spirit and word of God makes sure to describe Jesus Christ in a way that defines who he is, his status, his power, his righteousness to judge and defeat evil, where he comes from, who he commands and who supports him (not that he needs it). There is no question that Jesus Christ and the armies of heaven represent another form of Almighty God’s wrath. This battle is a bolded, underlined exclamation point (!), by God, at the end of the seven (7) combined years of the Tribulation period, or the Week of Jacob’s trouble.
Seven-fold Sescription of Christ on The Day of the Lord (Battle of Armageddon):
- … “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.” (Rev. 19:11). (Emphasis added).
- … “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 .” (Rev. 19:12). (Emphasis added).
- … “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” (Rev. 19:13). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the armies of which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” (Rev. 19:14). (Emphasis added).
- … “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” (Rev. 19:15). (Emphasis added).
- … “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev. 19:16). (Emphasis added).
… “And the remnant were were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Rev. 19:21). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: Twenty-one (21) ‘And’s’ = 3 x 7! HOLD on to yours chairs! Count the number of ‘and’s’ in the seven (7) descriptions of Jesus Christ when he returns to earth on The Day of the Lord, (I have them underlined). There are 21 (twenty one), hidden in plain sight within the seven general descriptions of Christ. The Holy Spirit keeps prompting John the Apostle to use the word ‘and’ because they are so many descriptions of Christ to be made in these seven (7) verses. You may remember reading in one my other commentaries in this analysis that the number three (3) denotes emphasis and intensity, the number seven (7) denotes divingly determined completeness as to God’s purpose or plan. It is God’s purpose that the description of Jesus, on The Day of Lord, includes 21 attributes, descriptions and effects of his Son. There are so many indicated, that they literally have to be placed in seven (7) verses in order to be understood and differentiated from one another. Only God has the omnipotence to be able to hide mathematical accuracy, precision and truth in His word. God’s will is infinitely specific, down to a word that is used, where it is used, and how often it used, and in the context that it used. In the sevenfold description of Christ, God’s word is miraculous, on so many levels, not just mathematically. Many of us have read these passages countless times and have come away with an understanding that they do describe Jesus Christ accurately and precisely. There is no question as to who is being described. Just when we think we know what he have read, God comes along and opens and stretches our minds a little bit more and gives us a little more insight and wisdom from his word. The word of God is truly living and not static!
Seven-fold Reference to The Day of the Lord:
- … “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Rev. 5:16-17). (Emphasis added).
- … “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev. 16:14). (Emphasis added).
- … “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” (Rev. 16:16). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Rev. 14:19-20). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings on hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chose and faithful.” (Rev. 17:12-14). (Emphasis added).
- … ”And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness hedoth 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: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev. 19:11-16). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Rev. 19:21). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: References to “The Day of the Lord” have been thrown around enough to be interpreted as pertaining to events occuring throughout the seven (7) year combined Tribulation period, or to be directly related to the very last day when Christ comes to earth (his second coming) with the armies of heaven. Using the seven references listed above as a guide to God’s word, it is clear that an understanding to “The Day of the Lord” is to mean the triumphant return of Christ and his victory over his enemies at Armegeddon. Each verse is very clear in describing Christ and what happens during this day. Although not directly described in these verses, other verses indicate that Babylon (city) is destroyed in just one hour, during Christ’s second coming. Christ returns like a lion, roaring, full of glory, strength, judgement, righteousness, wrath and a sharp two sided sword that is the word of God. He is able to destroy his enemies with just a word from his mouth, no multitipped nuclear missiles are needed. Christians who propose and subscribe to a ‘pre-trib’ rapture/harpazo (as do I), will quickly and accurately note that Christ returns with a unique army from heaven. He is followd by people riding white horses clothed in white linen (righteousness). These are the redeemed in Christ who have been given righteousness through their belief in Christ’s salvation from the forgiveness of their sins. Only the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS can give this righteousness to a person who has been raptured, glorified, partakes of the Bride’s supper and Bema seat judgement. The ‘blessed hope’ of these events occur seven years prior to, and well in advance of the Day of the Lord’s second return to earth to conquer his enemies. Artists for countless centuries have tried, with varying degrees of success, to capture the immense glory and power of Christ during his second coming on the Day of the Lord. Man is woefully inadequate in his skill to capture and portray this event in its glory, intensity and scope.
Seven-fold Description of the Antichrist’s Army at Armageddon:
- 200,000,000 million men on horses. (Rev. 19:16)
- breastplates of fire. (Rev. 19:17)
- breastplates of jacinth. (Rev. 19:17)
- breastplates of brimestone. (Rev. 19:17)
- heads of the horses were like lions heads. (Rev. 19:17)
- mouths issuing fire, smoke and brimestone. (Rev. 19:18)
- power in their tails that were like serpents’ stings. (Rev. 19:19)
Commentary: This imagery has the same challenges of describing the demonic locusts/creatures. Again, the Apostle John did his best to describe what he saw in terms that people throughout the ages might generally understand. The number of the army (200 M.) is straightforward and has not been debated. John specifically says he “heard the number of them”. The rest of the descriptons very much sound like modern day weaponized instruments. Breastplates are described as armour or tactical gear worn by today’s soldiers or military. “Lions heads’ suggest that these horses/machines have a “booming roar” or sound of a lion, which provides a sound image of tanks, artillery, mounted munitions fired from helicopters, planes and drones. “Mouths issuing fire, smoke, brimestone”, provides the imagery of artillery shells, rockets, high calliber ammo, tank shells being fired. Watch any video on YouTube of any recent, actual modern warfare, and notice the fire and smoke that is emmited from the cannon which issued the ordinance (I’m trying to use military speak). Sorry, military folks, if I’m not using the right vernacular. The atmospheric trail of the ordinance, while airborne, is one of smoke. Brimestone provides imagery of a flaming hot spear, hurtling through the skies, giving off fire and smoke. Mobile mounted rocket launchers and other cannons are generally mounted towards the rear of the vehicle transporting them and could be described as having “the sting of serpents in their tails”. The horses described by John the Apostle are our modern day weapons of war.
Saudis would develop bomb ‘the next day’ if Iran nuclear deal led to weapons capability: experts. ‘Prepping For Armageddon To Gather The Kings Of The World To Fight Against Jesus Christ On The Day Of His Return.’
Fri, April 29, 2022, 2:05 AM Fox
Saudi Arabia will likely look to develop its own nuclear capabilities should an Iran nuclear deal go through, experts told Fox News Digital.
“If Iran went nuclear tomorrow, the next day the Saudis would probably buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan or ratchet up their own nuclear program,” said Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation. “They have a long way to go, but they reportedly financed the Pakistani program, and there might be some quid pro quo involved in that.”
Iran and the U.S. agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in 2015 during President Obama’s administration. President Trump withdrew from the plan in 2018 and promised to negotiate a better deal, but President Biden had to take the lead on any such new deal.
Saudi Arabia strongly opposed the original nuclear deal but recently has shown more willingness to engage Tehran on an agreement. Experts point to a number of factors that have drawn Riyadh to the negotiating table – chiefly economic and security concerns for the region.
“I think Saudi Arabia is being more diplomatic, but not really positive because it saw the deal went through in 2015 despite its objection and the objections of Israel,” Phillips argued. “So, I think it’s minimizing its negative reception.”
“It’s publicizing its negative views of a possible deal, but I believe it remains strongly opposed because of the impact of a possible deal on its national interests.”
A nuclear deal would likely see Iran resume its previous level of trade, which would provide a significant impact on the economic balance of the region. Todd Young recently wrote in a Fox News opinion piece that the windfall could total as much as $130.5 billion.
“Saudis and others would be worried about reductions in oil prices – that’s the first concern – and overall, more the worry is whether Iran will be able to use the income from a new nuclear deal to help further fuel the expansion of its missile and proxy terrorist activities,” Matthew McInnis from the Institute for the Study of War explained.
“The Houthis are certainly the number one concern for the Saudis right now,” McInnis said. “That’s the number one thing on the Saudi agenda: how to deal with the Houthis. They want resolution of the conflict.”
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman refused a call from President Biden – which the White House denies – and Phillips argued this was likely in reaction to how Biden has handled the Houthis security concern. Biden removed the Houthis from a list of designated terrorist groups shortly after taking office but has considered adding them back to the list as a means of easing tensions with Riyadh.
But the greatest concern remains Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons should it start to develop its capabilities. The JCPOA limited Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a period of 10 years on centrifuges and 15 years on the amount of enriched uranium it can possess.
Critics argue the 15-year window only delays Iran’s nuclear pathway rather than stops it, and it provides Iran with upfront, permanent benefits of cash that cause immediate concerns for the region. Supporters believe that gap will allow a new generation to take power and make new agreements, but it’s a gamble that some other countries – such as Israel and, until more recently, Saudi Arabia – do not support.
Saudi Arabia’s program remains far less developed compared to Iran’s, but it has some potential shortcuts: A “variety of sources” told BBC Newsnight in 2013 that Saudi Arabia had invested in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons project, largely to prepare for the possibility of Iran obtaining a bomb.
Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden at the time that if Iran got the bomb, “the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan and bring what they need to bring.”
McInnis argues that is may still be the case: Pakistan would likely provide the “easiest” option for Saudi Arabia to arm itself, but he questions how effectively that method would work.
“I think the Iranians probably underestimate the risk of other regional states pursuing nuclear weapons if they do decide to go for a bomb,” McInnis said. “This is one of the reasons why we have to be extremely concerned about the Iranians pursuing a nuclear weapon, considering the possibility of a nuclear arms race in the region.”
“Obviously, with the long-standing connections with Pakistan on a variety of fronts, there is the concern that that would be the avenue by which Saudi Arabia could achieve a nuclear weapon quickly,” he added. “I think the Pakistan pathway is probably the easiest, but I think there are still a number of questions as to whether that would work.”
Modern Day – NEOM Babylon
A History Lesson – Nimrod, Semiramis and the First Babylon
Part 1: “Back to the Future”:
Yes, we must go ALL THE WAY BACK to the time of Noah and the re-birth of civilization, after the Great Flood. To understand the future, we must first understand the past.
Prior to the Great Flood, the Bible tells us that the earth had become overrun by genetically corrupted human hybrids and animals. God’s creation of man and animals had become so corrupted that evil was continuous and rampant. Men thought of nothing else, but of evil. This occurred between the creation of Adam of Eve and until the time of the Great Flood. We also know that Satan and some of his angels (sons of God) were the perpetrators of this corruption of men on the earth.
… “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of earth, and daughters were born unto them. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and fowls of the air; for it repententh me that I have made them.” (Gen. 6:1-2, 4-7). (Emphasis added).
… “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Gen. 6:11-13).
After God destroyed the existing civilization(s) of evil men around the known world by a Great Flood that covered the entire earth, he elected to spare one man (Noah) and his direct family. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham. And Japheth.” (Gen. 6:8-10). (Emphasis added).
Part 2: “A Second Chance Given to Men”:
Once the ark settled and the waters receded, God gave mankind a second chance through the lineage and genetics of Noah.
… “And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” (Gen. 8:16-19, 9:1).
… “These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” (Gen. 6:9-10). (Emphasis added).
In essence, this was God’s ‘restocking program.’ Through the uncorrupted, unspoiled genetics of Noah and the genetically perfect male and female animal pairs he kept on the ark, God was able to repopulate the earth and to continue with the animal kingdom he originally created. God started over with a clean, genetic slate, as he originally intended. Through Noah’s original three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, the whole world was repopulated through many generations. “These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations divided in the earth after the flood.” (Gen. 9:19).
Part 3: “Evil Wastes No Time”:
Satan is always standing at the ready to corrupt and deceive mankind. He wasted no time interceding in man’s affairs once again. It took him only two generations, after Noah’s son, Ham, to pollute mankind.
Noah begat Ham begat Cush begat Nimrod (Gen. 10:1, 10:6, 10:8).
Nimrod is the first foreshadowing of an anti-christ-like figure (one world leader that defies God and promotes a false mystery religion).
… “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” (Gen. 10:8-10). (Emphasis added).
Satan chooses Nimrod to manifest his evil and defiance towards God. In the verse above, is the first instance of the word “kingdom” used in Genesis, after the flood. Historians have noted the conquests of peoples and forced movement of them into cities, under his control. The glorious jewel of his kingdom was known as Babel. Every empire has a kingdom or capital, and Babel was Nimrod’s crown jewel and a monument to himself. Through conquest, warfare and slavery, Nimrod grew the cities under his dominion. Historians agree that this was the beginning of the Sumerian culture, empire and “mystery religion,” and the first known empire on the earth after the flood.
Part 4: “The Crown Jewel of the Empire, the First World Capital, the Great City and Tower … Babel”:
What did Nimrod do? Through conquest, warfare and slavery, Nimrod was able to corral people in the plain (land) of Shinar (modern day Iraq).
What did Nimrod build? Since there was only one language among all peoples on the earth after the flood, Nimrod was able to architect, design, organize, administer and build a great “tower that would reach heaven.” Architects, planners, builders, foremen, brick masons, slaves and bureaucrats all spoke the same language and could follow the same game plan dictated by Nimrod’s satanic vision and influence. This great tower was built surrounded by a glorious and magnificent city. This city was built expressly in defiance of God, for the glorification of man and for the worship of the gods (mystery religion).
What motivated Nimrod to do this? First of all, he was an imposingly large man, skilled in hunting not only animals but in men as well. He was a hunter and killer by instinct and by skills. Secondly, he rejected his great-grandfather’s God “I AM” and instead worshipped false idols, false gods and himself. Nimrod harbored resentment, anger and fury towards “I AM” because of the destruction of evil men before the flood. Nimrod had heard the stories of the great flood, passed down from Noah to Ham to Cush to him.
Nimrod wanted to build a monument to himself, through a tower that would reach into heaven. This structure would make a name for himself and show his greatness to those he conquered. This tower would glorify his city and capital. This tower would rise so high, that if God sent another flood, Nimrod could rise above the flood and defy God. Nimrod was perfectly aware that God specifically instructed his grandfather, Noah, to scatter about the earth and repopulate it. Nimrod rejected God’s instructions and instead, gathered and forced his conquered peoples to live in cities. He could only govern and rule over people safely guarded (trapped, imprisoned) in walled cities. People living in these cities were forced to rely on Nimrod, and his dictatorship, for their survival. They could no longer provide a living for themselves, having been taken away from the livelihood they had been instructed to obtain, from God. Nimrod supplanted God, in every way, of the people he conquered. This was and still is Satan’s eternal plan and will play out again during the Tribulation period described in the book of Revelation. What proof in the Bible is there for this?
… “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said to one another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad the face of the whole earth.” (Gen. 11:1-4). (Emphasis added).
Genesis 11:5-9 indicates that God saw what Nimrod and these men were doing and instead of destroying them, he changed their one language into many languages. This resulted in no one being able to communicate with one another. Architects couldn’t speak with planners, who couldn’t speak with builders, who couldn’t speak with foremen, who couldn’t speak with brick masons, who couldn’t speak with slaves, etc. They gave up trying to finish building the tower. God scattered these men once again so they could not commune again to build similar things. Genesis, verse 11:9 indicates that this city was called Babel, “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” (Emphasis added).
Part 5: Historical accounts for Nimrod, Semiramis (his wife) and Mystery Religion Babylon:
[Author’s note:] It is not the intent of this book to provide a detailed, historical analysis of Nimrod or the Sumerian culture and religion. There are many books and resources available that discuss these subjects in detail. Through historical records and research, it is believed that all of the world’s false religious ideologies, philosophies and doctrines originated, in one form or another, from the Sumerian culture, in the Mesopotamian Valley, and from Babel specifically. Satan provided mankind with the idolatrous and blasphemous seeds of the ‘mystery religion’ at this time. Another Christian writer, Dr. Steven Merrill MD, has done a fantastic amount of research and writing concerning the person of Nimrod, his wife Semiramis and the mystery religion of Babylon that followed along with the dispersion of people from Babel. Dr. Merrill’s excellent book, “Nimrod – Darkness in the Cradle of Civilization,” (Xulon Press), provides a compelling account of this evil man. The following are excerpts from Dr. Merrill’s book.
Pages 331 – 333. No centralized government ruled in Mesopotamia prior to 3000 BC. Historians agree the city of Kish was one of the first cities to develop in the Sumerian civilization. Biblical records identify Nimrod as the son of Cush and grandson of Ham. Nimrods father, Cush probably founded the city of Kish (Kush) and named it after himself.
The Book of Genesis describes eight cities Nimrod either conquered or founded. Eusebius records Ninus (another name for Nimrod) as the first king to rule in Assyria. The prophet Micah referred to Assyria as the land of Nimrod, suggesting Nimrod’s previous control of this land. The first prominent King of Kish, Etana, was the first to conquer the large cities of Mesopotamia and place them under his rule. The exploits of King Etana, noted in extra-Biblical history, approximate those attributed to the Biblical Nimrod, and therefore may indicate these men are one in the same. Many extra-Biblical sources credit Nimrod as the man to develop weapons of warfare. The Jerusalem Targum notes the following about this man: “He was powerful in hunting and in wickedness before the Lord, for he was a hunter of the sons of men, and he said to them, ‘Depart from the judgement of the Lord, and adhere to the judgement of Nimrod!’ Therefore is it said …’As Nimrod [is] the strong one, strong in hunting, and in wickedness before the Lord.’’’
Nimrod is noted as the first to assemble armies for conquest in the post-flood world. He was the first King to conquer the ancient world. “Nimrod was the first who carried on war against his neighbors and he conquered all nations from Assyria to Lybia, as they were yet unacquainted with the arts of war.” All sources describe Nimrod as having an insatiable lust for power and dominion over people. He conquered many large cities and placed them under his authority. The Greek historian Diodorus lived as a contemporary of Julius Caesar. His record states Ninus (Nimrod) built the great city of Ninevah and gave it his name. Diodorus also recorded Ninus as a great warrior who subdued Asia. Josephus, a Jewish historian, noted Nimrod was a tyrant, demanding complete control of his people. He brought people into complete dependence upon him. The Roman historian Justin stated the following about Nimrod: “Ninus strengthened the greatness of his acquired dominion by continued possession. Having subdued, therefore, his neighbors…he went forth against other tribes and every new victory paved the way for another. He subdued all peoples of the east.”
Page 335-336. The hideous death and dismemberment of Nimrod likely caused his followers to fear Shem and his Holy God. Therefore, one might reasonably assume the false religion of Babylon went underground at that time. It became known as the mystery religion of Babylon, because its adherents practiced it in secret. The tongues of seventy different languages disseminated this mystery religion throughout the entire world following God’s judgement at Babel. Indeed, it became the foundation for all religions and philosophies that have fiercely opposed the One True God.
Some have written Nimrod was a giant black Nephilim (human hybrid resulting from fallen angelic sexual relations with women), and they have hypothesized his enormous size was the result of genetic characteristics he inherited from his grandmother. The wife of Ham purportedly descended from Cain – the first son of Adam, who murdered his younger brother Abel. Genesis, Chapter 6, describes the bizarre corruption of Cain’s lineage by demonic angels. The resulting giant progeny were called Nephilim, and they were infamous for their wickedness in the antediluvian world. The Sumerians worshipped them as gods.
The Hebrew word Nimrod means, ‘to rebel,’ or to revolt.’ That definition illustrates the story of this man’s life. He was the chief instigator of the rebellion against God and is credited for building the Tower of Babel.
Pages 340 – 341. Semiramis became a powerful ruler in Mesopotamia following the death of her husband Nimrod. Semiramis wore a crown symbolizing the turreted wall – the first known monarch to wear such a crown. The Sumerian name Sammur-amat was the original name of this woman. The name is translated ‘Gift of the sea.’ The first part of this name, Sammur, becomes Shinar when translated into Hebrew. The land of Shinar is the Biblical name for the region of southern Mesopotamia. People of this land were called Sumerians – a name also derived from Sammur. Both the Sumerians and their land of Shinar (Sumer) were named after this notorious woman. The Sumerians were the first to develop cities in this present world. Most anthropologists credit them with beginning human civilization. Semiramis ruled for more than forty years after Nimrod’s death.
Pages 355, 356, 358, 360. All attempts to trace the origin of goddess worship lead ultimately to one single woman of ancient history – Semiramis. She promoted deification of Nimrod and herself after his death. She contributed substantially to the mystery religion of Babylon. God’s judgement and Nimrod’s execution forced the mystery religion underground. Its adherents realized the danger of practicing their religion in the public domain. Hence, the name ‘mystery religion of Babylon’ refers to its secretive nature. Semiramis commanded total authority over her subjects and clandestinely indoctrinated the priesthood with this mystery religion. Priests and astrologers obeyed her commands, aggressively marketing the mystery religion. Ancient Sumerians knew Semiramis as the goddess Inanna. Ancient Babylonians knew Inanna as Ishtar. The world of antiquity deified Semiramis as Queen of Heaven and Queen of the gods. Goddess worship became wildly popular wherever it was introduced. Nations became intoxicated with the worship of this woman. The mystery religion of Babylon incorporated human deification, Satan worship, and astrology in cultic religious services. Astrologers corrupted the signs of the zodiac to authenticate their new religion. The mystery religion of Babylon was replete with cultic rituals of prostitution, idol worship, child sacrifice, magic, divination, and animal sacrifice. Priests, diviners, magicians and prostitutes all participated regularly in the cultic rituals. The Bible is filled with examples of mediums, astrologers, diviners, temple prostitutes, and child sacrifice, which were all associated with this mystery religion in various civilizations of the ancient world.
Part 6: Conclusion:
Biblical and historical accounts attribute the world’s first anti-christ-like person to Nimrod, the world’s mystery religion to Semiramis – “the Queen of Heaven” and the city surrounding the Tower of Babel as the world’s first capital of an empire. Interestingly, Semiramis served the role as a “false prophet” for Nimrod and instigated the spread of Babylon’s mystery religion. The Bible’s book of Revelation is complete with many verses referencing a future time, during the Tribulation, when another city, mystery religion, dictatorial ruler and empire will arise and dominate the world. Their influence on the world will be EXACTLY as that during Nimrod’s time. It is the intent of this book to suggest that the future version of Nimrod’s vision is becoming manifest in the vision and creation of the great city being called NEOM, in the land of Shur (modern day Saudia Arabia). In order to understand this future city in the period known as the Tribulation, we have to understand first the world of Nimrod, Semiramis and Babel. NEOM will arise from the sands and mountains in what is known today as Saudia Arabia!
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028/29) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028/29-3028/29).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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