"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, 'Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?'" Revelation 13:1-4
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Global SITREP A5-13
31 March 2013: I certainly hope that this will not be the first time that you have read something which links the global institution of the United Nations with the military power of the first beast of Revelation 13. I've had this eschatological thought percolating in the back of my mind as a 15-year old in 1969, from the first time I read the Bible's prophetic accounts of the coming beasts global military power. 'How could one Satanically empowered man wield such power from his base in central Mediterranean Europe," I silently questioned myself, "the days of European colonial power are gone forever, never to return." Back then America was Europe's defender and champion, World War II had ended just twenty-five years previously and only the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics could pose a serious challenge to American global military power. But that was then, and this is now and the global military power paradigm has certainly changed. The prophetic players of the Book of Daniel and of Revelation are coming much, much more clearly into view as we get closer to the arrival of Israel's 70th Week, and in particular, the first 42 months of that week of years.
In the past couple of weeks the history of the Korean conflict has been front and center and that brought me back to how the United Nations could be the vehicle by which the Antichrist might exert positive control over the world's military forces from his base in the West. I remembered that the Korean War was not just a war between the military forces of South Korea and the U.S. versus North Korea and the People's Republic of China, but between the armed forces of the whole of the United Nations versus North Korea and the People's Republic of China, or more correctly, U.N. Security Council Resolution 84 versus North Korea and the People's Republic of China. Again, that was then, this is now, and a new paradigm is at play.
Back then the People's Republic wasn't part of the U.N.'s on-call military forces, Taiwanese China held that UN Security Council seat. And at this time the People's Republic of China, with its rapidly growing conventional and nuclear military capabilities is a major player. Back then it was inconceivable that "Red China" would ever place its armed forces at the United Nations disposal; they were enemies right? Wrong. The Chinese of today are an integral if not a key part of the United Nations ability to deploy "peace keepers" (i.e. combat forces) in any global hotspot. A hotspot like Cyprus, for example.
Did you know that troops from the People's Republic of China wearing UN blue berets are deployed on the line between Greek and Turkish military forces on the financial basket case of Cyprus. Again, Red Chinese troops are keeping NATO allies Greece and Turkey separated from each other on Cyprus. In fact, the commander of the U.N. military mission on Cyprus is Major General Chao Liu of the People's Liberation Army, and the U.N. forces he commands there are primarily Chinese, and this is how the Chinese are learning how to deploy a military force far from home at the direction of the United Nations.
So, going forward into the future, at a minimum looking at the first 42 months of the 70th Week when the whole world will be under the sway and in awe of a satanically empowered beast from the sea of gentile nations, who will be able to make war with him who will have the ability to control United Nations Security Council permanent member nations and their world-class military forces at that time? Food for eschatological thought, no? Keep in mind that those 'kings of the East' and the 'king of the North' will not be militarily aligned against the Antichrist until some point in the second 42 months of the 70th Week as I would say can be seen in Daniel 11:44. That time looks to be after the breaking of the "covenant among many" and the Abomination of Desolation.