Monday, April 14, 2014

"And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea..."

Updated 14 April 2014:  Are we now seeing complete ineptitude and powerlessness from Western leaders in the face of Russian military aggression in southeastern Europe?. Has President Obama has withdrawn the United States of America as the "on-call" backbone of the NATO alliance. Is it true that when the United States of America says its military commitment is ending in theaters of allied military operations (Iraq and Afghanistan) our NATO allies will commence to scrambling for the emergency exit to bring their troops home as quickly as possible?

While these things may appear to be true to even the most seasoned observer, as has been the case in recent times, there is more to this than we realize or can see the physical manifestation of. Despite many claims to the contrary America has not abdicated its role as a global superpower. It is instead morphing into something beyond what we and our parent grew accustomed to defining as a superpower. Through the application of technological advances this military colossus is actually more powerful than it was just ten years ago. My position is that the sum of American military power combined with that of our allies will be the basis for the incredible kinetic power to fulfill the post-Harpazo prophecy of Revelation 13:4b,
“Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
Our focus is on Israel, and the role played in the achieved and future military capabilities of the Israel Defense Forces by the United States of America is nothing short of monumental. For example, not many of us are aware that Israel's vaunted Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system currently under the final phase of its construction has been jointly funded and built with the United States. 

You may be hearing this here first. Israel's fully implemented BMD defense system will be known as 'Sword Shield,' and the final, topmost layer of this system is something straight out of former US President Ronald Reagan's vision of BMD known as the"Star Wars" missile defense system. This final layer will become fully operational next year (2015), and it is known as the Arrow-3. The Arrow-3 is much more than just a high flying missile interceptor, it is a spaceship that is fully an order of magnitude beyond anything which currently exists in the lower layers of 'Sword Shield', namely the Arrow-2, David's Shield, David's Sling and Iron Dome layers. Arrow-3 will engage enemy missiles and their warheads in the exoatmosphere, which means it is a kill vehicle that will operate outside of the earth's atmosphere. 

All of these layers will operate as one unified system, and will be interoperable with the US/NATO ship and shore-based BMD in the Middle East region. Moreover, there is a plan at this time to also extend Israel's 'Sword Shield' to cover neighboring Jordan and possibly even Egypt. This is a good idea considering what will be needed when the final engagement of Psalm 83 dust has settled.

 DDG-1000, a/k/a the extremely stealthy USS Zumwalt, was christened at the Bath Iron Works in Maine on Saturday, 12 April. There is nothing like this new United States Navy destroyer-sized warship anywhere in the world; two sister ships will soon join her at sea. The USS Zumwalt features very advanced weaponry, such as electromagnetic railguns and a virtually "self-aware" encrypted computer operating system known as TSCE that identifies any and all threats and sends the ship into battlestations. TSCE is capable of engaging all identified and confirmed threats on its own. Perhaps it is more than entirely fitting that the first commanding officer of the USS Zumwalt is Captain James A. Kirk.

In addition to this the United States of America possess a new generation of aircraft that are a technological leap beyond the famous F-117 Nighthawk, B-2 Spirit 'stealth craft.' These aircraft are not the un-piloted drones like the X-47B or RQ-180 drones which appear to be straight out of a science fiction movie; they are piloted, high-flying diamond-shaped craft (a shape known to diamond cutters as a 'trillion'). The world has never before seen anything like these craft and our enemies will not want to. Right now America appears to be walking and talking softly, but wielding a very big, powerful, stealthy and high-precision stick capable of striking anywhere on the globe within minutes. Minutes.

However, there is something far more important to pay closer attention to here than Putin's (Gog of Magog) blatant and pre-hook in the jaws aggression.  This is basic Bible Eschatology 101, and we're the generation the Lord Himself prophesied about who would see it come to pass. And we're starting to see it because as also prophesied human knowledge has increased and continues to increase at an exponential rate.

Whether we realize it or not, whether we accept it or not, we most certainly are in a combination of a perfect geo-political-military storm and the bodyguard of lies deception of a Missing-In-Action leadership scenario. This is a scenario which appears to have been deliberately created. We know it is all to be rolled up in the ultimate fulfillment of the Lord's prophetic Word. We stand on the threshold of the rise of a charismatic statesman, the ultimate peacemaker, a man with more book and field military genius than Sun Tzu, Von Clausewitz, Charlemagne, Napoleon, Hitler, Zhukov and Patton combined. A man none other than the Antichrist, a demonically-led prince of the people who destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. I think the stage has been given its final set for his entrance through this current global crisis.

Watch carefully as this crisis moves forward in time. An alliance of nearly 800 million people without a strong leader when one is prophesied to appear in these last days is a prophecy begging for fulfillment.

18 comments:

Drew said...

"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up" - Daniel 8:23

The time is growing short. Please put your faith and trust in Jesus the Christ now while you still have time!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

mark3210 said...

Sean,

The entire 2 term presidency of the usurper has been nothing but an unending series of disasters!

I can only wonder at this point whether his voters feel any shame for what they have wrought.

Sadly I think the vast majority of them would vote for him a third time if they could!

Roz said...

I think BHO's lack of action is part of the 'flexibility' package promised to Putin prior to the 2012 election.

Sean Osborne said...

No doubt about it Roz, no doubt at all. :)

hartdawg said...

Sean, I think you left out one factor in the MIA leadership scenario, that's spiritual leadership. I find it a remarkable coincidence that while obamas abdication of political leadership is going on creating a vacuum, at the same time we see the popes abdication of spiritual leadership going on creating a spiritual vacuum. Not only is the geopolitical stage being perfectly set up for the antichrist (and I totally agree he will be European) the religious stage is also being perfectly set up for the harlot and eventually the false prophet

Sean Osborne said...

Yes, I left that out intentionally because true Spiritual leadership has been nonexistent.

Spiritually empowered leaders within the Bride of Christ are routinely mocked and derided; they are never consulted in times of crisis.

Therefore, the door is wide open for the coming "prince of the people" who destroyed the city and the sanctuary in 70 AD to step in and commence with his satanically inspired deceptions.

Scipio said...

Wow, Sean that's incredible, the scientifically advanced defense and offense we really didn't know about. And that Obama wouldn't utilize and so renders them useless. BUT, if the AC would use them that's a totally different story.
Ps 83 is really close, is it not? Months or a yr and a half in my H O....

Great Grany 5 said...

Very interesting Sean and this latest answers lots of questions we have had in the past. For over 5 years, I have dealt with a nagging thought that just will not go away. All of this situation between Russia and Obama is a great big staged act. All of it and I don't believe for one minute that Oboohoo was unaware of the live mic prior to the November elections in 2012. I believe it was deliberate and a tactic he uses quite easily. Provocation and bullying tactics by always letting there be a hint of sinister undercurrents. A nice way of saying "terrorism".
Shalom/GG5

Great Grany 5 said...

By the way, really intrigued by the posting on Revised Roman Empire. Good digging.

Shalom/GG5

Anonymous said...

And yet, if the prophesied Son of Perdition is the current leader of the most powerful military force on the globe that will fill the vacuum in the aftermath of the Gog/Magog battle of Ezekiel 38/39, then perhaps our awaiting one to rise from Europe is indeed deception. It would appear that his time has not yet come but edges closer coinciding with the prophetic destiny of Russia and company arriving on the mountains of Israel.

Sean Osborne said...

Anonymous,

I think you might want to revisit with me what the Lord has prophesied about the rise of the Antichrist and give that prophetic word a bit of a closer inspection.

So let's start with Revelation 17:12-13.

"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast."

There are two key things here:

1.) The Antichrist is NOT one of the ten sovereign horns (kings) that will exist at the time he rises to power.

2.) The Antichrist is yet another horn, an 11th horn, which rises in addition to the ten.

Now let's go back and reference Daniel 7:7-8 to confirm this (Bible interpreting the Bible):

"After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and...

it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them,

...before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
"

Here the Word of God interprets itself regarding the coming of the Antichrist.

Antichrist IS NOT one of the ten, but rises up among them, and takes three of the existing sovereign kings out upon his arrival.

Thus, Antichrist is an 11th horn who has seven of the ten pre-existing horns (kings) giving him their full allegiance and three other horns whose sovereignty he will summarily take as his own.

This is something very few prophecy teachers have paid much close attention to either, so if this is the first time many are learning of this, well that is a completely understandable oversight which I think we have just corrected by the Word of God.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, how can a Roman AntiChrist subdue a Revived Roman Empire? It seems that Daniel the Prophet denotes the AntiChrist as coming from the people or offspring (heritage) of Rome but not necessarily the geographical area. The United States was modeled after the Roman Republic and bears the symbol of Imperial Rome (Eagle). Thought this might provide an interesting argument when we also consider the many ways the U.S. is similar to Rome such as, style of government, military dominance, and of course our own Roman goddess welcoming all to our shores.

Sean Osborne said...

What "Revived Roman Empire"?

The phrase does not come from the Bible.

The erroneous concept of a "Revived Roman Empire" has been made clear from Scripture in the recently posted
Revived Roman Empire: Correcting a Hermeneutical Error.


The prophet Daniel also said nothing about the Antichrist; the angel Gabriel revealed those prophetic specifics within the so-called "70 Weeks Prophecy" found in Daniel 9:24-27, and in that stated only that "...the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary...
"

Rome was sacked and the Temple destroyed by the soldiers of four Roman legions, led by a Roman general, under the authority of his father who was the Roman Emperor and who actually began the siege of Jerusalem when he was the general in-charge of the same legions.

All of the Roman soldiers of those four legions were Europeans. This has been discussed at length here before and there is no need at this point revisit previously settled issues.

There is a very strong indication in what Gabriel also imparted to Daniel that the Antichrist would come from a Hellenic heritage.

The text of Gabriel's narrative in Daniel has no gap or extraneous ethnic introduction whatsoever other than the Greek bloodline of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the man who will be the Antichrist.

So, unless the coming antichrist is an American president with a direct lineage to that bloodline of Greek-Seleucid kings, the theory you are currently dancing around does not hold water.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Europe does not have a dominant military force nor the capacity of bases on a global level like the United States. Sincerely doubt anyone would put their faith in the E.U. to restore global security in the aftermath of the Gog/Magog battle of Ezekiel 38/39. It is clear the United States still has a role to play.

Sean Osborne said...

Europe alone does not need a dominant military force or bases around the globe, nor does the United States or any other nation for that matter.

The Word of God is clear that one man, the Antichrist, will have absolute control over many nations.
In concert with this line of thought there is the quote above of Revelation 17:13 which tells of all the other kings being of one mind and freely giving their power and authority to the Antichrist.

So who needs the expense of massive bases at great distances and all the logistical nightmare that goes with re-supplying them when the entire territory of those lands, their military forces and their entire population of military age are at your beck and call?

Of course the US has a role to play during the 70th Week, I've been saying that from the get-go. However, that's a far cry from saying the US is the beast empire of the 70th Week.

Clearly the US is one of many nations within that world empire, and our military power combined with that of the major European nations and their populations will make the beast empire as completely dominant as Bible prophecy indicates.

Read Revelation 17 for details.

Sean Osborne said...

An anonymous individual wanted to post a comment. In the moderation process I almost deleted the comment because of its near total incomprehensibility and incoherence.

However, it just as quickly became apparent that segments of the comment needed to be responded to, at least the miniscule part of it that was minimally comprehensible, in the hope of educating this individual just a little bit, and have just a little bit of fun at the same time.

"A combined population of 800 million dependent on fossil fuel, while their enemies put emphasis on nuclear power for energy."

I guess you haven't spent much time abroad much less outside of Mo's basement, eh? Ah, I'm just kidding becuase I couldn;t resist it.

Anyway, you seem to think the modern Russian Nationalist and Communist Chinese war machines run on nuclear power. Funny thing... I've not seen a nuclear-powered T-80 or T-90 Main Battle Tank, nor a nuclear powered MiG or Sukhoi fighter-bomber, much less a nuclear-powered three-stage rocket engine on the backside of a Russian or Chinese ICBM. How could I have missed these things in over 30 years of doing foreign military weapons systems analysis?

Seems to me the enemy's war machines run on certain grades of refined fossil fuels and petroleum by-products just like all the other modern-day war machines on planet Earth. Perhaps internal combustion engines operate differently on the planet you're from?

"Russia is now aiding the construction of a fourth nuclear power plant for Iran and has plans for many more."

Wow, they're really going to do that? Reallllly??? No wonder Jeremiah in chapter 49 was inspired to prophesy that there would not be any nation on earth where the outcasts from modern-day Iran would not be dispersed into after His judgment has fallen upon them. That much nuclear radiation from bombed out nuclear plants will definitely make life more difficult than it would have been otherwise. And all that shap and jagged-edged green glass would be rough on their tender Persian tootsies too!!!

"The future is...

...not something you are even remotely familiar with as given to us by the inspired words of the Lord's prophets. The confused, fallen and destined for destruction world you are so enamored with is living on a very finite amount of borrowed time. It has all been foretold in exquisite detail; we all know the future before it happens! Can your sources of information tell you with such absolute precision? Not a chance! Less than 0.0000001% chance in fact.

I would strongly suggest that you ask God to prove to you in a completely unambiguous way that He is the God He says He is, and please ask Him to prove it to you soon while you still have the luxury of time in which to ask the question of Him.

He is standing at the door; if you will knock on that door I 100% guarantee you that He will respond directly and unambiguously.

Great Grany 5 said...

WOW! And that is my statement after reading your current comment and then reading the last response you posted today. Agreeing and chuckling all at the same time. Love it!!!!

Shalom/GG5

Sean Osborne said...

Hi GG5,

I'm no Paul, not by a long shot.

However, I had thought of quoting Paul's sarcasm and truth as evident through the entirety of 2 Corinthians 11, but God intervened and said I should just relate that which I myself know is true in response... just as Paul did. :)