03/23/19 11:23 AM Filed in: Current Events / Prophecy
(In 1499, the Aztecs performed rituals, including a child sacrifice, to appease the angry gods who had flooded their capital, Tenochtitlan -Wikipedia.)
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." -Revelation 13:1
In the book of Revelation a multi-headed beast is described as coming out of the abyss after having received a ‘deadly wound’. This beast, with its many horns and crowns no doubt represents Satan’s powerful earthly kingdoms. In other words, Pagan world domination.
But when the Apostle John saw this vision he was informed that this beast would have a period of time that it would be out of power. The angel tells him:
“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” -Revelation 17:8
So we need to figure out when the beast WAS and when it IS NOT and when it YET IS.
Well, there are varying opinions of this. One view is that the the beast existed soon after the flood and continued on all the way til the fall of the Roman Empire. In fact, there were 6 pagan world empires that controlled the world throughout history, one after the other. They were as follows:
And it just so happens there is a scripture that explains this rise and fall of various kingdoms. It reads:
“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” -Revelation 17:8
The 5 pagan kingdoms that had fallen prior to John receiving this information were Egypt, Assyrian, Babylon, Persia, and Greece. They no longer controlled the world. Rome did. Rome was the new pagan world power. But soon after the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Rome began to crumble and fall. It was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that caused this death blow to pagan world domination.
The light expelled the darkness.
Ever since then, for about 1500 years the Western Christian nations have kept these demonic powers at bay. Sure paganism was never stamped out completely, and there were still many pagan nations, but it did lose world political domination. Ever since then it has been working in secret conspiring to regain its power and control over the peoples of the world. And with much success.
Paganism is raising its ugly head once again.
The modern church has gotten away from Biblical truth and the Western Christian nations are crumbling apart spiritually and morally while paganism begins to get a stranglehold.
Child sacrifice (i.e. Abortion), sexual perversion, homosexuality, and earth worship were some of the trademarks of those old pagan societies. And they are becoming normal again. The pop music industry and Hollywood promote paganism 24 hours a day. We’ve even had a number of outright pagan ceremonies or mock sacrifices performed during Super Bowl half time shows with millions of Americans watching.
Christianity is now being deemed intolerant and hateful while paganism is celebrated.
You tell me. Is the beast ascending out of the bottomless pit?
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