I must now shift the emphasis of this series to the theme of continuity through historical evidence. Almost all historians believe that Rome fell and her evil reign ended in the 5th century AD. They think that it disappeared forever when it was invaded and invaded by the so-called barbarians; the Vandals, the Goths and the Ostrogoths, but nothing could be further from the truth. Note that ‘barbarian’ means ‘bearded’, not savage savages as some would have you believe by using the word ‘barbarian’. We must also understand that these invaders did not destroy Rome; there was no need as Rome’s moral bankruptcy ensured little resistance for the invading hordes to overcome. Some historical commentators have claimed that during the brief period of rule by the Goths and Ostrogoths, Rome was more Roman than ever. This means that the spirit of Rome never left, even after her fall from absolute power.
The truth is, to use a modern expression, Roma reinvented herself or should we say had a facelift or makeover, even a bit of botox no less! It was all very subtle too, from the Roman Empire it was transformed into the ‘Holy’ Roman Empire and most of humanity in the then civilized world fell in love with it. They thought he had become a Christian and guess what; most people today still think he is a Christian. As we will see, however, nothing could be further from the truth. How do we know? We know this because the iron or fourth empire of the image of King Nebuchadnezzar continues down to the toes: is it continuous without interruption until some time in the future? All that happened, note, was the addition of muddy clay to iron, which in turn weakened this empire and made it more brittle and therefore more susceptible to breakage. The muddy mud represents a weakening of the image, so that this last day the Roman Empire has lost all its original absolute powerbut it is still the same Roman Empire with world power and influence: El Hierro. As I write (05/13/07) the Pope is in Brazil flexing his demonic muscles and exercising that authority of Rome and at the same time combating the work of evangelical Christian missionaries – the iron of the image of King Nebuchadnezzar at work.
So when did this change in Rome’s identity fully take place? It took place in 395 AD; ‘Christianity becomes the state religion; Notice, the state religion, this has nothing to do with The Lord Jesus Christ. He did not come to this earth to start a religion; I have strayed When Constantine died in AD 337, he had followed in Diocletian’s footsteps and established his new headquarters in the east; New Rome or Byzantium renamed Constantinople, this had also made Rome very weak and vulnerable in the west. Again, this made it easier for the Vandals, Goths and Ostrogoths to invade. The end of this period is generally assumed to be 476 AD. the new religious order had taken over Rome – iron with muddy mud. It continued and grew to become what we now know as the ‘Holy’ Roman Empire.
Now we come back to the Holy Scriptures in verse 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly broken. Now, when was Rome partly strong and partly broken and mind you, this is after the time of Diocletian? Diocletian is a crucial character for the historical evidence of the perpetuity of the Roman Empire after its supposed demise. Diocletian ruled from 284 to 305 AD and it was he who laid the foundations for what became known as the “Later Roman Empire” or “Byzantine Empire”. Diocletian’s actions ensured the future of the Roman Empire in the east for a thousand years. Now, is this proof that Rome has never left? Yes definitely, but this is just a test as I intend to show you more.
The story continues as Constantine enters the world stage and this is where iron certainly began to mix with clay as Emperor Constantine began his barbaric and bloodthirsty rule. He supposedly was a Christian. He was the man who said that God spoke to him in a dream or vision and told him to go and conquer (murder and dismember) under the banner of a cross. I have searched the Holy Scriptures to see where someone is commanded to do that and it seems that Constantine was the only person – surprise surprise! This leaves me wondering what god told him to do that and of course we know that, don’t we? If you don’t, then let me help you because the Lord Jesus Christ certainly did not tell him to conquer anyone. He said, “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.” Furthermore, Constantine was not yet a ‘Christian’ when he settled the issues of ‘Christian’ dogma and the Arian controversy at the first Council of Nicaea, which ended on August 25, 325. So here we have a spiritually blind pagan, thirsty for blood , resolving questions of Christian dogma when they have not even converted. Constantine did not declare himself a ‘Christian’ until his deathbed. If Constantine was a Christian, then I am the Pope!
All previous historical evidence constitutes the early transition from iron to iron and clay. This is how the Roman Empire was transformed into a religious empire from an exclusively pagan military empire, thus losing its total power. Continuing, we now have more bizarre symbolism in verse 43. And when you saw iron mixed with miry mud, they will mingle with the seed of men, but they will not be united one with another, as iron does not mix with clay. Here we have a description of the most unholy of unholy alliances that has ever taken place in the history of mankind. Verse 43 describes the chemistry of this new Rome or new unholy alliance, that is, iron and clay.
Now although Rome (iron) is still spoken of here, it is now divided again, but this division is different, this time it seems that it has parted ways with humanity and yet they are still mixing with men. So where Ancient Rome had always been one with her people and had complete control and dominance with her own military forces; this new Rome is weakening. She has dealings with men, but they are not commanded as before, but at the same time she is still strong, that is, iron. From now on, when this weakened new Rome went to war, she would use mercenaries or puppet rulers to impose her will on her enemies. As Rome declined, they increasingly relied on mercenaries to fight. To put it another way, Rome has now lost its military might, so now it needs the military might of vassal states, vassal states that will willingly and sometimes grudgingly bow to Rome’s authority and do its job for it. dirty. Rome, throughout history, has crowned numerous European monarchs, emperors, one being Charlemagne and the other Charles V of Spain and there were many more. His son Philip II, famous for the Spanish Armada, built an empire and consolidated his father’s conquests. Other monarchs, dynasties and despots, for example the Habsburgs, have also qualified as Napoleon, who was reluctantly crowned Emperor by the Pope.
Later, Hitler and his Iron Crusader heroes won WWII, no doubt the Pope would have crowned him too. In today’s UK press (13/05/07) ‘Hitler’s Pope’, Pope Pius XII is running for ‘sainthood’ (wow how do they do that, do they have a raffle or is it pulling a number out of a hat? ). He was the Pope who never condemned the Holocaust and a British Foreign Office war memo declared: “He was the greatest moral coward of our age!” Meanwhile, Mussolini signed the Lateran Pact with the Pope himself, but love was not lost between the Papacy and any of these leaders, the seed of men. However, the relations between all these leaders and the Papacy were always antagonistic and here we can once again see Holy Scripture fulfilled. All of these kings and leaders are referred to as “the seed of men” and note that they will not “join one another”; they will not get along and in many cases they will hate each other. However, at the same time the ‘seed of men’ he will have to acknowledge the world power and influence of the papacy as he still does to this day.
Also, when we add the power of the Eastern Orthodox Church, we can see the global power of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon in the 21st century. Don’t forget the role of the papacy in Poland and the fall of Soviet rule in Europe. Do you think they chose a Polish Pope by accident? Don’t forget also that in Russia, communism is gone but the “People’s Opium” as Karl Marx once referred to religion, is still very much alive and kicking – it has said goodbye to communism and the autocratic rule of the Czars – the Novelov. By the way, the word Tsar in Russian means Caesar and Russia is also known as the Third Rome. Also, don’t be fooled by any of the above papal activities, as there is a new vassal empire on the way: the EU-based Treaty of Rome with its dollar threatening the euro. Stay tuned for the news because the old daddy in Rome still has a big fish to fry with a new vassal empire, but this time there will be a huge kitchen fire and the “global village” will be crying their eyes out. The destruction and total disappearance of Babylon.
Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her; because no one buys her merchandise anymore:
Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, who became rich because of her, will turn away for fear of her torment, weeping and lamenting,
Rev 18:18 And they cried out when they saw the smoke of its burning, saying, What a city is like this great city! (BABYLON) (Mine Supports)