The Beast Wounded to Death But Resurrected. The Old Europe is Dying.
In Part II of Reckoning of Time in Chapter “Daniel’s Vision and Babylon the Great“, we studied the ten-horned beast, which is the eighth and last empire of this world, or commonly known as the New World Order (NWO). This last empire Yochanan (John) calls “the eighth” as we read,
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 ten-horned beast will be reduced to the Big Four
The context of Rev 17:9-14 witnesses that “the seven mountains” are not mountains at all, but seven kings or empires, as it is written: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits and are seven kings. The eighth empire by all means is distinct from the other sevens but it is also of them, not one of them. In other words, the seven heads are the past seven empires that existed before the coming of the last (eighth) empire.
The seven empires in Chapter “Daniel’s Vision and Babylon the Great” that ruled over the known world and the Land of Israel were Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Turkey. 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 live in the last days.
Daniel calls this last empire “the fourth kingdom” which should not lead us to think of other, different from what Yochanan calls “the eighth king” but to think of one kingdom, the ten-horned beast, since both refer to the same last kingdom: “the ten horns are ten kings” (Yochanan) and “ten kings shall arise from this kingdom” (Daniel).
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 ones, and he shall put down three kings. (Dan 7:23-25)
This last kingdom, Yochanan warns us, will be wounded to death, but it will be resurrected, as we find this in Rev 13:1-3.
Although the prophets speak of ten kingdoms that comprise the last empire, yet they are not to continue to be ten to the end, but to remain four principal kingdoms, according to the prophecy in the Book of Esras. Notice how the prophecies given to Daniel, Ezra, and John complement each other into one prophecy, as they are surely one:
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)
Notice that where Daniel ends the prophecy, Ezra picks it up from there. Daniel says that the last kingdom is different from all other kingdoms preceding it, and it so powerful and vast that it devours all the earth, that is it will comprise the whole world. Today we would call the ten-horned beast a global world, or the New World Order (NWO).
And Daniel continues to say that ten kings shall arise or form from this kingdom, as we witness the rise and formation of ten political, economic, and even military unions: the ten-horned beast. And another king [the eleventh] shall rise after them, and he is different from the first ten.
This king is not an eleventh kingdom, but as Yochanan says, And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, speaking of the two-horned beast. This does not mean that the two-horned beast is coming from the ten-horned beast, spoken of by Daniel, but rather Yochanan was given to see a smaller beast that shows up after the appearance of the ten-horned beast for it has a lesser authority, and not because it is born or derived from the greater ten-horned beast, as if it has been formed as another (eleventh) kingdom.
In other words, the global kingdom of the ten-horned beast, the New World Order (NWO), is comprised of ten kingdoms, and the two-horned beast is not a new one, because it is one of the ten, but is the eleventh player in the prophecy. Then Daniel says that the ten-horned beast shall put down three kings which will make total of eight players left on the scene.
From here, Ezra picks up the prophecy and continues to say that the eight kingdoms shall be reduced to six and when the middle time of the global kingdom begins to approach, four shall be kept. One of the Big Four shall be eliminated, and the remaining three shall have the dominion of the earth with much oppression (understand “with wars”). And these three are that shall accomplish the wickedness spoken of in the prophecy. One of the three, however, shall die with pain and the two that shall remain shall wage war(s) until one is left. This last one shall be judged by the Highest.
Without the prophecy in Esras, we cannot know why Daniel spoke of ten kingdoms and of eleventh one, and three would be put down. We would not know what Yochanan meant when he spoke of ten kings (like Daniel did). But at the end of the prophecy, he explicitly said that two kings would remain for judgment, like Ezra had said. That is why prophecy given to Ezra comes in place to bridge the prophecies given to Daniel and Yochanan. Only then we understand how the ten kingdoms are reduced to two in the Book of Revelation.
With that being said and in order to see the picture in a broader context, the reader is encouraged to read the articles from the series “The Beast Wounded to Death but Resurrected” and also Part II of the present author’s book “The Reckoning of Time.” In these studies, the present author has sought to give the answers to the question, “Who is who in the last-day prophecy?” And also, how to bridge the prophecies revealed to Daniel, Ezra, and Yochanan.
The king that shall die upon his bed
In this article, we will continue to study the prophecy concerning the Ten-horned Beast, that is The New World Order (NWO), and more particularly we will seek to reveal the identity of the king that shall die upon his bed, with pain in order to leave two whom the Highest has kept unto their end. We read again the prophecy in 2Esras 12,
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.
In demography there is a term called “sub-replacement fertility.” The sub-replacement fertility refers to fertility below 2.1-2.2 children per woman. Replacement fertility is typically 2.1-2.2 and higher, because this replaces the two parents and adds population to compensate for deaths. Many European and East Asian countries now have lower birth rates than death rates which leads to aging population and eventually to a decline, if the fertility rate does not change and sustained mass immigration does not occur.
In developed countries, sub-replacement fertility is any rate below approximately 2.1 children born per woman, which is simply not sufficient to sustain let alone to lead to an increase of the population. As of 2010, about 48 percent (3.3 billion people) of the world population lives in nations with sub-replacement fertility. Nonetheless most of these countries still experience growing populations due to immigration and increase of the life expectancy. This includes most nations of Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As of 2015, all European Union countries had a sub-replacement fertility rate, ranging from a low of 1.31 in Portugal to a “high” of 1.96 in France.
While Europe’s population over the past fifty years has grown by about a quarter, from 400 million people in 1960 to around 500 million at the start of this decade, the European population growth has slowed, and some countries have even recorded negative growth, such as Germany and the Eastern European countries, for example. And if there is any growth at all, like in France and Great Britain, it is due to the migration from Asia and Africa, in order to come to the point that currently the non-indigenous population comprises some ten percent of Europe’s population.
Population aging may pose an economic challenge to governments, as the number of retired citizens drawing public pensions rises in relation to the number of workers. This has been raised as a political issue in the European Union where many people have advocated policy changes to encourage higher birth and immigration rates, as replacement fertility well above the critical rate would be most beneficial for the European budget. However, sub-replacement fertility does not automatically lead to a population decline, as long as there is immigration.
The European Union needed more workers who would provide for the aging European population; something that was very well understood in Europe, because 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. Sub-replacement fertility rates, such as 1.31 and 1.96, are a demographic disaster, and even if the birth rates start to increase, that would not be sufficient to reverse the dangerous trend, unless the bureaucrats in Brussel (eurocrats) do something desperate.
In order to achieve this goal, the European Union (EU) planned to expand itself to the Middle East and North Africa by merging with the Middle East Union (MEU). From this merger a new union was born: the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) probably as a first step towards the creation of Mediterranean Union, Thus, the European Union (EU) “acquired” a larger territory than the territory the Roman Empire conquered by wars.
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) was created by 43 Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government in 2008 with its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Officially, the Union for the Mediterranean was design to be a multilateral partnership aiming at increasing the potential for regional integration and cohesion among the 28 EU member states and 15 Mediterranean countries. The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) had expressed a desire to grant Libya full membership, but that was the intent before the war. A partner in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) was also the League of Arab States (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen).
Thus, it seems that the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) was meant to expand and become a union of the European Union, the north-African countries from the African Union (AU), and the Middle East Union (MEU), aka MENA; at least that was their intent. That was the European plan for “an economic expansion” beyond the EU borders in order to counter the demographic crisis. But that was the intent before the so-called “Arab Spring.”
But some problems for the eurocrats surfaced that hindered the plans for the Euro-Mediterranean “Partnership” (as it was called) and these were the wars in Libya, Syria, and Yemen, the war against ISIS, Egypt, the terrorism in Europe, the Iran-Hezbollah Shiite crescent that reached the Mediterranean Sea shore, or we may say that the entire Mediterranean region was engulfed in turmoil. As it seems, this plan had been poorly designed on the part of the European Union, because something went wrong.
What will kill Europe?
The Migration Period, also known as the Barbarian Invasions across Europe between the fourth and ninth centuries, may be repeating itself before our eyes. The Asian peoples invaded, settled in what is now Western Europe, and eroded the Roman Empire from within.
Today, other Asian peoples are doing exactly the same: through a massive migration and high birthrate they are conquering the Old Continent from within. The truth of the matter is that they are not coming into Europe to embrace the European culture and be assimilated, as the eurocrats thought, but to bring their own culture and assimilate. Therefore, we see the old saying: history repeats itself and those who do not learn from it are destined to repeat it. And the old Europe is not learning at all.
The war in Syria has produced million refugees who headed to Europe. The disturbed by wars North African region did not have to wait long and also sent its refugees. What is being seen now is not the plan of the EU to take over the countries of the Middle East and North Africa through the agency of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), but the immigrants are taking over Europe by the agency of a massive and uncontrollable migration which has caught many in Europe unprepared. The very demographic and cultural fabric of “the Good Old Europe” is being changed from bad to worse.
The refugee crisis in Europe was sold to the ordinary Europeans as an outcome of the on-going Syrian civil war that forced the people out of the country. But what the ordinary Europeans are blind to see was that the vast majority of these people have Islam in common. And what should have been very obvious to the West is that Muslims do not integrate and assimilate at all. They invade a country to conquer it for Islam, not to embrace the language, culture, and lifestyle of the host country and be grateful for that, but to change that country from within. Or, as the Muslims defiantly yell in the Europeans’ faces, “One day this all will be ours.”
And probably that was the desired outcome of this process of creating the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM): a change of the very fabric of the aging Europe.
Whatever the original plan of the Bilderberg Group was, what has been happening in Europe, is nothing else but slipping out of control disaster. Most likely, this is not what the brains behind the scenes had dreamed for Europe.
As we studied in Chapter “The Key Players of the Last Days“ the goal of the European Union was to conquer by economic and political means the Middle East and North Africa. However, this is where the Bilderberg Group (the think tank of the ten-horned beast) stumbled: they did not and could have possibly seen that the world is in its last days, and that they are not in control anymore. They are not in control of the eternal affairs of the European Union, let alone of the global affairs.
But it was given to us to see that the Almighty is in control and whatever is happening is happening according to what has been written on the wall: MENE, MENE, TEQEL, UPHARSIN.
The old Europe is dying out. Europe as we used to know it, Europe of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Verdi, and Puccini has already been 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 ten-horned beast will be wounded with the loss of the EU.
May we merit seeing the coming of our Mashiach speedily in our days.