The LORD had already judged the rulers of the earth since the beginning. Therefore, judgment at the end of the world is reading out aloud the atrocities of the empires and kingdoms that ruled the earth, and presenting evidences convicting these people of the crimes God had said since the beginning they would commit.
The rulers of the earth sinned under the Law; therefore, the Books of the prophets of the Old Testament were opened in judgment against them.
“The court began its session, and the books were opened.” (Daniel 7:10)
The court began its session: the rulers of the earth were dragged before the Law
The Law = Moses
= the Old Testament
This means that the rulers of the earth were dragged before Moses whom God appointed Judge over them.
And the books were opened: and the books of the prophets of the Old Testaments were opened.
God’s judgment was recorded as prophecies of the prophets in the Old Testaments. Some of the books are:
- THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
- THE BOOK OF DANIEL
- THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
- THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL
- THE BOOK OF MALACHI
- THE BOOK OF HOSEA
- THE BOOK OF JUDITH
The book of Daniel kept detailed record of the history of the world from the beginning to the end. Daniel kept record from the foundation problem, when the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar began to oppress and persecute God’s people to the time of the end. It was the same pagan regime that persecuted mankind throughout history until the time of the end.
Adolf Hitler was the final expression of the pagan rulers of the Old Testament, and the continent of Europe at the time was the power base of the pagan kingdom – the throne of the beast. Europe, Hitler and Nazism were dragged before Moses; and God’ judgment began to manifest.
“While I was looking, I could still hear the little horn bragging and boasting. As I watched, the fourth beast was killed, and its body was thrown into the flames and destroyed.” (Daniel 7:11)
I could still hear the little horn bragging and boasting: Adolf Hitler was still entrenched in his Nazi Propaganda. He continued to stand in public to demonstrate with his hands and body, open his characteristic eye widely, and use his mouth to brag, boast and proclaim that he and his cohorts were capable of the impossible.
As I watched, the fourth beast was killed: Europe as a colonial power suppressing and dominating people of all tribe, race, nation and language, was killed. Independence or sovereignty was granted to the people who were governed directly or indirectly by the Europe Empire.
And its body was thrown into the flame: After being stripped of its strong-hold on people of every tribe, race, nation and language, Europe as an Empire disappeared.
Thrown into the flame = Burnt
Burnt = Disappeared
This means that the beast – the Empire – was destroyed or burnt.
And destroyed: Europe Empire ceased to exist.
Europe’s colonial governments in all corners of the earth were annulled. Colonial rule was replaced by self-rule; and the people were no longer subjects to colonial masters from Europe. The pagan’s empire grip on the whole earth was broken.
Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon designed and perfected the system of invasive, repressive and cohesive system of government that became the standard throughout the history of the human race. Hence, Nebuchadnezzar – the beast – was living in the hearts of the rulers of the earth who were practicing this system of government. Through the influence of his teachings on the most powerful kingdoms on earth, he ruled the entire human race to the end of the earth.
Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon. Therefore, Babylon was wherever Nebuchadnezzar’s ideology rules. Europe Empire was identified as Babylon because of the superior influence of Nebuchadnezzar’s ideology over Europe. The rulers in Europe were practicing lessons learnt from Nebuchadnezzar’s play-book and were passing them down from generation to generation.
Babylon had appeared as three consecutive empires before spreading its power base to the continent of Europe. The first empire of Babylon was the Greek Empire, the second Babylon was the Roman Empire, and the third Babylon was the French Empire. These three empires were called the first beast, the second beast, and the third beast respectively. Once the throne of the beast was spread out to occupy the whole of the continent of Europe, the first three consecutive thrones of the beast were reduced to three horns of the Mega Beast - Europe.
The gigantic size of Europe earned it the name Babylon the Great. Babylon the Great was a civilization called Western Civilization. Western civilization was portrayed as a woman. Through the colonial influence of Europe, Western civilization sat on people of every race, tribe, nation and language.
The romance between the rulers of the nations of the earth and Western Civilization was termed Fornication. This means that people of all levels of government in all nations and kingdoms of the earth were practicing sexual immorality with Western Civilization. Babylon the Great – Western Civilization - lured them into fornication; and their hearts were corrupted by her.
Babylon the Great was the woman carried about by Europe – the red beast. And through Europe, she sat on people of every tribe, race, nation and language.
Western Civilization was the origin of perversion and all the abomination of the earth. She taught the rest of the world everything they knew, and kept inventing knew things to distribute to the whole human race. The leaders of the earth looked up to the West, and the world was influenced by the inventions that came from there.
“The other beasts had their power taken away, but they were permitted to go on living for a limited time.” (Daniel 7:12)
The other beasts had their power taken away: the Greek Empire, the Roman Empire and the French Empire were stripped of their powers. They were stripped of the territories outside their borders and their authorities were limited to the territories within their borders. The Greek Empire was diminished and limited to the country of Greece, the Roman Empire was diminished and limited to the country Italy, and the French Empire was diminished and limited to the country called France.
But were permitted to go on living for a limited time: the Greek Empire was allowed to exist as the country known a Greece, the Roman Empire was allowed to exist as the country known as Italy, and the French empire was allowed to exist as the country known as France. The three empires were permitted to exist as the three countries from the time immediately after the Second World War to the time of the end of the world. This was a period of exactly 70 years.