The Beast Wounded to Death But Resurrected
In this article, we will continue to study the second layer of the prophecy concerning the Ten-horned Beast (The New World Order). Yet, they are not to continue to remain ten to the end, but to be reduced to no more than four principal players, the Trilateral Commission and Russia, according to the prophecy in the Book of Ezra.
The last empire that was, and is not, and is of the seven: the New World Order
In Part II of Reckoning of Time we studied about the last beast (the last empire of this world aka New World Order) and its role in the last days and how the Trilateral Commission, through its three parties: the European, North American, and Asia Pacific Groups together with Russia forms the Big Four in the prophecy in Ezra the Prophet.
Let us again recall the prophecy in the Books of Revelation, Daniel, and Ezra, concerning the New World Order (NWO), as we read:
A beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy. … And the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. And one of his heads was, as it were, wounded to death: and he was resurrected from the wound of death, and the whole world was amazed after the beast. (Rev 13:1-3)
The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits, are seven kings: five have fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he has to remain a little while. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes to destruction. And the ten horns are ten kings who have not yet received a reign, but receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. They have one mind, and they shall give their power and authority to the beast. (Rev 17:9-14)
The fourth kingdom on earth is different from all other kingdoms, and it devours all the earth, tramples it down and crushes it. And ten kings shall arise from this kingdom. And another king shall rise after them, and he is different from the first ten. (Dan 7:23-25)
Seven empires (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Turkey) we studied in Chapter Babylon The Great ruled over the known world and the Land of Israel. They all had fallen and the last empire that was, and is not, and is of the seven that has been born out of the ashes of the seven, rules the world in the last days. We also commented that this eighth empire that resurrected from the wound of death is the New World Order, or the ten-horned beast in the Book of Revelation.
We also studied that this ten-horned beast is a political, military, and territorial entity comprised by ten political, economical, and military blocs, namely E.U., ASEAN +3, NAU, EAEU, UNASUR, CCASG, ANZUS, SAARC, MEU, AU, through which the New World Order rules. The Ten together with the image of the New World Order spoken of in Rev 13:11-18, that is the Bilderberg Group, all form eleven players. This is the first layer of the prophecy concerning the beast that was deadly wounded but resurrected: the resurrection of the eighth empire or the beast of the New World Order (NWO).
In this article, however, we will continue to study a possible second layer of the prophecy concerning the Ten-horned beast (The New World Order) that will be deadly wounded. And as said above, although they are ten, yet they are not to continue to be that number constantly to the end, but to remain no more than four principal kingdoms, according to the prophecy in the Book of Ezra.
Notice how the prophecies given to Daniel, Ezra, and John complement each other into one prophecy, as they are surely one. We read from the prophecy of 2Es 12:11-30:
In that kingdom shall arise eight kings, whose times shall be easy, and their years swift and two of them shall perish. When the middle time begins to approach: four kings shall be kept until their end begins to approach: but two shall be kept unto the end. In the last days of the kingdom the most High shall raise up three kingdoms, and shall subdue many others to them, and they shall have the dominion of the earth with much oppression, above all those that were before them: for these are that shall accomplish his wickedness, and that shall finish its last end. One of the kings shall die upon his bed, with pain. And the two that remain shall be slain with the sword. For the sword of the one shall devour the other: but at the last shall he fall through the sword himself. These [two] are they, whom the Highest has kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble. (2Es 12:11-30)
Who are the four kings (four unions in our study) that will be kept until their end begins to approach and who will be the three kings that will have dominion of the world? And last but not the least: who will be the two kings that shall be kept unto the end? To find the answers to these questions, according to our best knowledge and understanding, will be our goal to achieve at the end of this article. All prophecies are open for interpretations and nothing will be and can be set on stone by the present author in this article.
As we studied in Part II of the book Reckoning of Time concerning the last empire, that is the New World Order, the Trilateral Commission plus Russia are actually the Big Four players in the prophecy of 2Es 12:11-30. And what else would the Big Four be but the most powerful and influential countries in existence today: the U.S., European Union, China, and Russia.
Now, let us pay close attention to the verse in Revelation that says,
And one of his heads was, as it were, wounded to death: and he was resurrected [from] the wound of death, and the whole world was amazed after the beast.
This slightly different translation comes from the Aramaic text where the Greek translator(s) might have misread the Aramaic word “raised” or “resurrected” for “healed” as it appears in the Greek text. Having made this translation, let us continue our research into what could the phrase wounded to death possibly mean?
In the context, where the prophecy is saying that the first beast (the New World Order) was wounded to death and he was resurrected, the deadly wound seems to be a contemporary of the second two-horned beast, that is the North America Union and European Union, which we studied in the aforesaid chapter. The reason being is that the two horned beast (the two horns representing the NAU and EU) is described together with the dragon and the ten-horned beast when the beast is wounded:
And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Rev 13:11-18)
As we are reading all three prophecies together as one, we can come to the possible conclusion that at the time the ten-horned beast is wounded deadly, the ten-horned beast had already been re-grouped into four unions (for more clarity and information on the subject, the reader may want to read Parts II and III of Reckoning of Time). So, whatever has happened to the ten-horned beast, it must have happened when it has already been comprised of four unions: the European, North American, and Asia Pacific Groups, or the Trilateral Commission, and Russia.
The war of the Big Four: the Trilateral Commission vs. Russia
What could possibly cause the deadly wound with which the beast is afflicted? Notice that the prophecy in Revelation does not say that the deadly blow on the beast will come from Elohim; this indeed will come at the very end, but it simply says that the first beast who was deadly wounded was healed.
Since no antagonist can possibly exist outside the last empire and the deadly blow on the beast will not come from heaven (not until the last moment), the only possible source of the deadly wound is to come from within.
In Part II of Reckoning of Time we talked about the inherited antagonism between the West (the Trilateral Commission) and Russia, that is, the antagonism from within the Big Four that will cause the deadly wound. The main source of this antagonism is the rejection of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to comply with the rules of the New World Order. What the world does not understand though is that the Russians by nature do not act in accordance with someone’s rules, commands, or wishes; the Russians by nature keep away from any secret societies, religious sects and cults.
Russia is not a member of the Trilateral Commission, much less of the Bilderberg Group. Since his election in year 2000 as president of Russia, Vladimir Putin began to conduct an independent from the West policy in order to free Russia from the clutch of the Word Bank and the International Monetary Fond, that is the financial institution of the New World Order.
Under his iron ruling, Putin managed to make Russia pay off all debt to the foreign creditors, pull the country out of the Word Bank and the International Monetary Fond, and made Russia debt-free.
What the world does not understand is that Putin in particular and the Russians in general detest any form of cults and sects, such as the Free Masons, Illuminati, Knights, etc. which, as we studied already, comprise the Bilderberg Group.
Putin is against any form of globalization; he is the very antipode of the Bilderberg Group (the think tank of the ten-horned beast or the New World Order), which fact made him an enemy of these secret societies of European royalties and North American politicians, bankers and business moguls. Therefore, any oligarch with an eye towards world domination and globalization would be seen as an enemy in Putin’s eyes, that is an enemy of Russia.
Putin has one thing in mind: Russia. His interest is to return Russia on the world stage as a new military power the world will respect. Putin does not want to be loved, but respected, as he allegedly has said: “I am not your friend. I am the president of Russia.”
Therefore, we may say that Russia together with the other wild card in the New World Order: China, are the peculiar horns of the ten-horned beast.
Just because the prophecy says that the Big Four will rule the world, it does not necessarily mean they will rule in accord or agreement, but it simply says that four kings shall be kept until their end begins to approach. No accord is mentioned in the prophecy, as they do not have to be in accord to rule the world. That means they will rule over the world, but each party of the Big Four will pursue its own interests. They do not love each other and will not love each other, but the Big Four shall be kept until the end, according to Elohim’s plan.
The present author’s best understanding of the current political and military confrontation is that “the deadly wound” the beast will receive will be a war between the U.S. and Russia, as prophesied in Jeremiah 50 & 51. And why will this war be between the U.S. and Russia and not between the Trilateral Commission and Russia? Because the U.S. is the backbone and the leading power in the Trilateral Commission. Without the U.S. the other member of the Trilateral Commission, European Union, alone is incapable of interfering on the international scene. Although the European Union still formally participates in NATO, the U.S. is the political and military factor in the Trilateral Commission.
From this possible war, the Big Four, the beast, will receive a deadly wound as one of its members (head) will cease to exist (deadly wounded). But the beast itself (the New World Order) will continue to live (resurrected or healed) as a whole in the form of “three kingdoms” or three heads (that is two heads of what is left from the Trilateral Commission plus Russia), in order to fulfill the prophecy of Ezra.
Concerning what can possibly transpire after that and who will be the last two that will remain, the present author wants to encourage the reader to read the other articles from sequel “The Beast Wounded to Death, but Resurrected.” It suffices for now to know that, according to 2Es 12:11-30, One of the kings shall die upon his bed, with pain.
In Chapter Writing on the Wall we saw that E.U. is aging, and old, and sick. And indeed, the European population growth has slowed, and some countries, such as Germany, have even recorded negative growth. And if there is any growth at all, it is due to the migration of the Muslims who comprise now some ten percent of Europe’s population, as this percentage will continue to increase. Europe is heading towards the edge of extinction. The demographic breakdown is so serious and irreversible that Europe has already reached the point of no return. Europe is dying out. Europe of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Verdi, and Puccini is being replaced, if not already replaced, by a foreign culture of Islam in order to fulfill the prophecy: One of the kings shall die upon his bed, with pain.
The Two that shall remain
On the other hand the other two “kings” are in a “healthy” shape and form, ready to emerge on the world scene. China is the quiet giant in the Asian group of the Trilateral Commission. The People’s Republic of China joined the Japanese Group of the Trilateral Commission through its membership in ASEAN+3. And now being the second largest economy in the world and having a formidable army, this giant may well play the role of one of the two that shall remain and of the king of the East that will come with his 200 million army for the final battle of Armageddon, as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
As of today, Russia and China are allies, not necessarily friends. The near-sighted policy of all U.S. administrations, without exception, made Russia and China put aside their animosities and become allies against the common enemy: the U.S.
They have common interests only because they have a common enemy. Russia and China have taken steps to a further integration not only between their economies, but also between their militaries, as the recent events surely indicates that (this is a subject of another article on the matter, but it suffices to say for the time being that the two countries have gone way farther in their co-operation).
However, not everything looks so smooth on the surface between Russia and China. Russia and China have deep differences in their interests being masked very well, for now. They are like two allies against the common enemy, but keeping an eye on each other. But as the end begins to approach, the international climate will change and the partnership between the two may change, too. And when the set time comes, they may turned against each other, as prophesied: the sword of the one shall devour the other: but at the last shall he fall through the sword himself.
It is too early to tell what will transpire from the current political situation. But when their end begins to approach, the watchmen on the wall will be given to know, in order to warn the people. As of today what we know is what the prophecy says:
In the last days of the kingdom the most High shall raise up three kingdoms, and shall subdue many others to them, and they shall have the dominion of the earth with much oppression, above all those that were before them: for these are that shall accomplish his wickedness, and that shall finish its last end. One of the kings shall die upon his bed, with pain. And the two that remain shall be slain with the sword. For the sword of the one shall devour the other: but at the last shall he fall through the sword himself. These [two] are they, whom the Highest has kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble. (2Es 12:11-30)
May we merit seeing the coming of our Mashiach speedily in our days.