After completing the Class
Five, the students will be able to accomplish the following.
Five the student
will simply add onto the knowledge acquired in Class Four.
shall focus on the characteristics of the Might Empires and Beasts
of the Bible. We shall focus on how the collapse and ruins of one
Empire leads to the success, the conquest and rise of the Empire
the follows, the Empire that is the conqueror or is the victor.
From this, we will have a great appreciation for the accuracy of
Prophecy, how it has with stunning accuracy let up to the mighty Holy
Roman Empire that precisely
describes in detail our Modern times we are experiencing
616 BC King Nabopolassar took advantage of the fall of the
Assyrian Empire to bring the seat of the empire back to
Babylon. It was his son Nebuchadnezzar II who led Babylon
back to its former glory. Nebuchadnezzar II ruled for 43
years. He was a great military leader and expanded the
empire to include much of the Middle East all the way to the
Mediterranean Sea. This included the conquering of the
Hebrews and taking them into slavery for 70 years as told in
the Bible. Under Nebuchadnezzar's rule, the city of Babylon
and its temples were restored. It also became the cultural
center of the world, just like during Hammurabi's rule.
ruled over the Jewish nation for more than 200 years
—from the overthrow of Babylon in 539 BC until Medo-Persia
itself was defeated by the Greeks in 331 BC.
Cyrus II freed the Jews that were held captive in
Babylon, allowing them to return to Jerusalem and rebuild
God’s temple, which the Babylonians had destroyed in 607 BC.
6:3-5 Corroborating this
account is a clay document known as the Cyrus Cylinder,
discovered in 1879 in the ruins of ancient Babylon. The
inscription identifies Cyrus by name and describes his
policy of returning previously captured peoples and their
religious objects to their native lands. Isaiah recorded the
prophetic words concerning Cyrus. The temple will be
rebuilt, and of the temple, it is so recorded "You will
have your foundation laid."
fact, Cyrus ordered that funds for temple reconstruction be
given from the king’s house.
Ezra 6:3, 4
map reveals the Greek Empire in 323 BC under its greatest
ruler Alexander the Great. The Grecian, or Macedonian
Empire, rose up by conquering the existing Persian
Alexander the Great, quickly and powerfully conquered the
Persians in a brilliant series of battles, and Greece became
the masters of the Oriental World. Alexander died in 321 BC,
and after his death his empire was divided into four
Kingdoms, the most important were Seleucus in Asia, and
Ptolemy in Africa. In the division Israel became a part of
Syria, under the authority of Seleucus. Shortly after Israel
was ruled by Ptolemy Soter, the ruler of Egypt, and he and
his successors ruled Israel for 120 years. In 198 BC the
dominion switched to the Seleucid line and Israel in their
dominion. The Seleucid's ruled Israel with great cruelty
until 166 BC, when the Maccabees revolted and threw off
their yoke and Israel
virtually independent for a period of more than 120 years.
thousand years ago, the world was ruled by Rome. One in
every four persons on earth lived and died under Roman law. The
Roman Empire in the
first century AD mixed sophistication with brutality, often
lurched from civilization, strength and power to terror,
tyranny and greed. The emperors ruled and were a strange
men, always men. Far too many abused their position and
power. Assassinations were mostly the order of the day and
most always the occupational hazard. Emperors sat at the top
of Rome's social order. Specific qualifications were
needed for Romans to be admitted as equestrians or senators.
Even freed slaves had different rights from citizens. The
Elite Romans enjoyed the baths and made a feature of the
evening meal, their clothes and food, homes and hobbies,
were a product of their class.
Judaism in Ancient Rome,
the Roman religion was not the only religion practiced in
the first century AD. Communities of Jews had existed in
cities throughout the Roman Empire for centuries. Although
they were generally treated with respect, trouble did occur.
The Jewish philosopher, Philo, wrote of brutal treatment in
Alexandria, while a revolt in Judaea led to the destruction
of the temple and a change in the practice of the Jewish
the rise of Christianity, the first century
also saw the birth of a brand new religion. Jesus, although
executed at an early age, had a massive impact on the Roman
Empire. After his death, his message of eternal life and
hope was spread across the empire by missionaries such as
Paul. And although Christians in Rome suffered appalling
persecution at times, their ideas refused to die: instead,
they conquered Rome itself.
recall from biblical scripture and ancient documents
generated by biblical scholars, the Roman Empire was never
defeated. Roman collapsed on its own. We can easily suggest
that if it had not been for the LORD and Savior Jesus
Christ, the Roman Empire would be flourishing even till this
We are to be
reminded that the worst of these Beasts
Empires is jet to come which
is that of the Holy Roman
contains the Mark of
the Beast leading up
to the Second Coming
of the LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
Prophecy scripture and Bible scholars on this subject,
the Holy Roman
Empire is that Beast
that fits precisely the very world that we are living in at
this very moment. The Holy Roman
Empire as is
prophesied points directly to our modern time in which we
live right now. The Mark of
the Beast as
described required technology this exists right now in our
the Mark of
the Beast is
Let us examine the scriptures
containing Bible Prophecy
Verses that lead up to Armageddon
and reword it into Plain Language Prophecy.
Bible Prophecy Verses
Plain Language Prophecy
2 Kings 21:4
he built altars in the house of the Lord,
of which the Lord
Jerusalem will I put my name.
The LORD said, "In
Jerusalem will I put my name.
I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and
the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the
women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into
the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the
The LORD God said He will
gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle. God is
actually saying to the enemies of Israel, "bring
it on, make my day, and I will show you that I am LORD your
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.
I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth
of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of
the mouth of the false prophet.
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
The enemies of Israel,
namely, the nations of Iran, Egypt, Russian and other powers
of the Middle East, who want to make war with Israel, will
cause the waters of the mighty Euphrates River Dams of
Turkey, namely the Atatürk Dam, in Anatolia, Turkey, to be
shut off. This will cause the waters along the mighty
Euphrates River to be dried up in order to prepare a way for
the armies of the kings of the East and the enemies of
Evil spirits made efforts
to draw leaders of the world to gather against the State of
I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth
his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew
The enemies of Israel are
warned by the LORD God that "He is going to come as a
thief in the night." This verse 15
is a warning.
In verse 16
the enemies of Israel will all be gathered in a place called
Armageddon. The name Armageddon
occurs only once in the Bible and is taken by Bible scholars
to mean Mount Megiddo and "Har" in
Hebrew means mountain. Armageddon is its name.
Bible Prophecy Verses
Plain Language Prophecy
of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and
prophesy against him,
say, Thus saith the Lord God;
Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of
Meshech and Tubal:
I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I
will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and
horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even
a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them
Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and
and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north
quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
God says "I will bring
them all down." God will deal with all those the curse
Israel and punish all of them, namely, Persia, Ethiopia,
Libya, Egypt and all of their bands.
The name Meshech
is believed to be an ancient name of people who gave the
name of the Russian capital, Moscow, which was derived from Muscovs.
The name Tubal meaning the
world, or nations of the north, the earth, the world or
God says "I will turn
thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws." God
says to them, "bring it on."
thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy
company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard
many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou
shalt come into the land that is brought back from the
sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the
mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is
brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell
safely all of them.
God will deliver this land
which will be brought back from the swords, rendering Israel
safe from all of them. There back are against the Mountains
of Israel. We will later understand why the Holy Land of
Israel and all of its Mountains were chosen by the LORD God
for the Children of Israel to inherit.
it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come
against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God,
that my fury shall come up in my face.
in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken,
Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the
land of Israel;
There will be a great shaking
"a mighty Earth-quake" in the land of
that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and
the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep
upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of
the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains
shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and
every wall shall fall to the ground.
I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and
I will rain upon him, and upon
his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an
overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
The LORD God will cause all
on the face of the Earth to
be shaken and the mountains will be thrown down all
structures be crash to the ground.
The LORD God will plead
against the enemies of Israel with pestilence
and blood and it will rain with overflowing rain and great
hailstones, fire and brimstone.
the seventh 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
there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there
was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon
the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
The Book of Revelation
clearly confirms what is revealed in Ezekiel.
A mighty cataclysmic event
will take place, Thunders
and lightning, and a great earthquake, such as was never
before on the Earth, so
mighty an earthquake and so great.
Cross-Sectional View of Israel and its Seas
Dead Sea is the lowest known level of any body of
water on the surface of the Earth. The Cross-Section
of the State of Israel shows the Mediterranean Sea
at Sea level, about even with the dry land of
Israel, and it shows the Dead Sea to be at 1355 feet
below Sea level. It also shows the The Sea of
Galilee to be about 600 feet below Sea level.
Do you often wonder why the prophet Daniel, as
mentioned in Matthew
the Children of Israel to "flea into the
mountains" when the antichrist appears on the
you inspect the Cross-Section and physical features
of the promised land you can easily see how the
State of Israel is protected from its enemies by the
Mountains of Israel. You can also see clearly how
the levels of the Dead Sea in comparison to the sea
level of the Mediterranean Sea, presents a great
potential for a mighty great tsunami event.
would be a mighty powerful cataclysmic event, never
before known to the modern world. The difference in
sea levels of the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea
nearly a quart of a mile (1,355 feet.) The waters of
the Mediterranean Sea is held back only by the
Judean Mountains. If for some reason one of those
Judean Mountains were to split or give way do to
some stress in the Earth or some effects of war,
then the mighty waters of the Mediterranean Sea
would rush rapidly over easterly with a Great
Tsunami force exceeding speeds of hundreds of miles
is no known ground vehicle that can outrun such a
Tsunami. The safest place for anyone to be during
such an event would be high up into the mountains, just as
prophesied in the Book of Matthew
Anyone present at such a time would have to be on a
mountain top or somewhere on a high hill just as the
tell us exactly how it will happen.
illustrates the scientific wisdom
of the Bible.
his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of
Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and
the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst
thereof toward the east and toward the west, and
there shall be a very great valley; and half
of the mountain shall remove toward the north,
and half of it
toward the south.
way the waters of the Mediterranean will rush right
between the crack in the mountains.
thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus
saith the Lord God;
Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince
of Meshech and Tubal:
I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part
of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the
north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains
|The Book of Ezekiel
tells us that The LORD God is against all the
enemies of Israel, against Gog (the evil forces of
the East, namely, Persia, Ethiopia,
Libya, Egypt, Russia and all of their bands. God says He
will defeat them, turn them back and only a sixth
part of them (only 1/6) of them will
it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give
unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the
valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and
it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there
shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they
shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of
them, that they may cleanse the land.
all the people of the land shall bury them; and it
shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be
glorified, saith the Lord God.
they shall sever out men of continual employment,
passing through the land to bury with the passengers
those that remain upon the face of the earth, to
cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they
the passengers that pass through the land, when any
seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by
it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of
|The Book of Ezekiel
clearly says in verse 11
that those who pass along the East Bank of the
Jordan shall be buried in mass graves. Such a battle
of casualties has never before taken please on
tells us the Israel will take seven months to bury
their attackers, probably counted into the millions
and millions since only a sixth part or 1/6 of them
says the victors burying them will be glorified
saith the LORD God.
says the Israel will have massive employment,
passing through the land to bury their defeated
says that they will place these graves in Israel and
call it Hamongog.
Prophecy clearly tells us how the
state surrounding Israel is the Seed
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