The Last Empire
And another sign was seen in the heaven: and see, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. (Rev 12:3)
And satan (see Appendix E) once thrown onto the earth, establishes the last eighth empire on the earth which is different from all others preceding it.
He creates the ten horned beast, the New World Order (NWO), represented by ten political and economical unions. He gives them his power to rule over the world, to speak against the Most High, Dan_7:17-25, and for forty-two months to persecute the faithful, Rev_13:1-7.
And another beast (two horned) exercises all the authority of the world governance and causes the earth to worship it. And the two horned beast does great signs to deceive many and gives spirit to the image1 of the NWO to both speak and kill as many as would not worship the image. And the two horned beast deceives many to receive the mark of the name, or the number of the name of the NWO, 666 [a pledge of allegiance], without which no one is able to buy or sell, Rev_13:11-18.
False messiahs and false prophets arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive even the chosen ones, Mat_24:24.
Consequently, the ten horned beast removes three of them and assumes their authorities and the years of the remaining are swift and two of them perish.
When the middle time of the kingdom approaches: four unions are kept until their end begins to approach. But in the last days, after another falls, three great unions remain and have the dominion of the earth. The greater among the three expires and the remaining two, whom the Highest has kept to their end, will accomplish their iniquities. At their end one shall devour the other but it itself shall fall under the sword (2Es_12:11-30).
1There is only one contender for the image of the Beast and that is the Bilderberg Club.