We are now looking at the last Feast season of the 39th year and we are about to go on now to the beginning of the 30th year of the Measuring of the Temple (No. 137). Over the next few years we will see the Wars of the End and the killing of the third of mankind with the war of the Sixth Trumpet. We are then faced with the time of the Two Witnesses and the rule of the Beast from Jerusalem. Over this period we will face the Trumpets and with the Seventh Trumpet we will see the Advent of the Messiah and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (see Trumpets (No. 136)).
As we saw last year: Over this New Moon of the Seventh Month, the Day of Trumpets, we are looking at the developments that are now emerging where we can see the end of the Empires of the Babylonian system that Satan has set up from the period commencing in 605 BCE when the Battle of Carchemish was fought under Nebuchadnezzar as Crown prince of Babylon and reigning jointly with his father. These Empires of the Sun System were the matters concerned in the prophecies given to Daniel and cover the entire period right up until the return of the Messiah. We will see that we are at the end time and the Last Empire of the Ten Toes is being placed into its major role in the control of the world system in these Last Days.
When this period ahead of us reaches its sequence of control at Jerusalem over what God has allowed it, namely a period of forty-two months, then the world will see the return of the Messiah and the total subjugation of these false religious systems of the Sun and Mystery Cults.
The chapters in Daniel are a sequence of prophetic developments that show us what has been taking place and it’s now before us finally so that we may see the end of the system of evil that we have inflicted upon ourselves through our refusal to obey God. We are now at the time of Daniel chapter 11:40-45. That issue of Evil is dealt with in the paper The Problem of Evil (No. 118) and the outcome and the aims and objectives of the creation of the human race are explained in the paper The Elect as Elohim (No. 001). We should have studied both of these papers for Trumpets and then follow on into this message.
The statue in Daniel Chapter 2 is in fact an outline of the empires of the world through the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek, Roman, Holy Roman and then the final Empire of the Beast which is the shortest but the final complete system that will see more people killed over its short life than have been killed in all the previous empires since 605 BCE. As was the case in the Holy Roman Empire which commenced in 590 CE and ended in 1850 the Roman Catholic Church was working to control the world and in this sequence it was to make one last and final attempt to establish Satan’s system. That is being done before the UN by Pope Francis over the period 25-27 September 2015. He addressed congress on 23 September 2015, however, it will finally fail and be destroyed in its entirety over the period in which it is opposed by the Two Witnesses, Enoch and Elijah, and then finally at the Second Advent of the Messiah, who will return to save those who eagerly await him.
Most of the world will not recognise the doctrines expounded by the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:3ff and even the Jews will at first resist them and the restored Laws of God. Many will die and many will go into captivity and be replaced in other lands because of their heresies. Once the Messiah returns and the First Resurrection of the Dead commences the world will not repent but resist the Messiah almost universally. Even the Churches of God will at first resist the Witnesses over their rejection of the Hillel Calendar and the Ditheist/Binitarian system under Armstrongism. It is for this reason that their system is rejected as Dead and so also spat out of the Mouth of God.
Daniel Chapter 2
See also the paper Antichrist in Early Church Theology and the Last Days (No. 299F) (esp. from page 12ff) re HIPPOLYTUS of the Roman Port of OSTIA ATTICA TREATISE ON CHRIST AND ANTICHRIST. (ANF Book V, pp. 204-219)
See also the Sabbath Message 190438120 (4Jul15) for the development of this sequence.
We should all remember the sequence of the kingdoms in Daniel Chapter 2 from Nebuchadnezzar dating from the Battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE down to the last days and the coming of the Messiah when he smashes these kingdoms to pieces, which ends with the kingdom of the ten toes.
Dan. 2:1-49  In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnez'zar, Nebuchadnez'zar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him.  Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chalde'ans be summoned, to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.  And the king said to them, "I had a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream."  Then the Chalde'ans said to the king, "O king, live for ever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation."  The king answered the Chalde'ans, "The word from me is sure: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins.  But if you show the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. Therefore show me the dream and its interpretation." ]7] They answered a second time, "Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show its interpretation." The king answered, "I know with certainty that you are trying to gain time, because you see that the word from me is sure  that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is but one sentence for you. You have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the times change. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation."  The Chalde'ans answered the king, "There is not a man on earth who can meet the king's demand; for no great and powerful king has asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or Chalde'an.  The thing that the king asks is difficult, and none can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh."  Because of this the king was angry and very furious, and commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be destroyed.
The meaning of the prophecies of the Last Days and the Empires of the earth are given by God to His prophets and they are given to reveal it to the people of the earth.
 So the decree went forth that the wise men were to be slain, and they sought Daniel and his companions, to slay them.  Then Daniel replied with prudence and discretion to Ar'i-och, the captain of the king's guard, who had gone out to slay the wise men of Babylon;  he said to Ar'i-och, the king's captain, "Why is the decree of the king so severe?" Then Ar'i-och made the matter known to Daniel.  And Daniel went in and besought the king to appoint him a time, that he might show to the king the interpretation.  Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hanani'ah, Mish'a-el, and Azari'ah, his companions,  and told them to seek mercy of the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.  Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.  Daniel said: "Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever. to whom belong wisdom and might.  He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;  he reveals deep and mysterious things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.  To thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for thou hast given me wisdom and strength, and hast now made known to me what we asked of thee, for thou hast made known to us the king's matter."
It is God that sets up visions and dreams and reveals to men His wishes through His prophets so that they may know that it is He that is God. Once given the understanding Daniel knew what it was in the vision and what he had to do to prove that he was a prophet of God. This vision was to cover all time from the Battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE to the return of the Messiah at the end of the 120th Jubilee before the end of the last Sabbath cycle and the Jubilee in 2027 CE at the end of Satan’s reign.
 Therefore Daniel went in to Ar'i-och, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and said thus to him, "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; bring me in before the king, and I will show the king the interpretation."  Then Ar'i-och brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus to him: "I have found among the exiles from Judah a man who can make known to the king the interpretation."  The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshaz'zar, "Are you able to make known to me the dream that I have seen and its interpretation?"  Daniel answered the king, "No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery which the king has asked,  but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnez'zar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these:  To you, O king, as you lay in bed came thoughts of what would be hereafter, and he who reveals mysteries made known to you what is to be.  But as for me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living has this mystery been revealed to me, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind.
Then Daniel explained to the king what it was that he saw and what it meant. Then the king understood that it was God in heaven that had revealed the vision to Daniel.
"You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was frightening.  The head of this image was of fine gold, its breast and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,  its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.  As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it smote the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces; then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.  "This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.
 You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory,  and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the sons of men, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the air, making you rule over them all--you are the head of gold.
The Medes and Persians of Silver and then the Greeks split into the empire of two thighs of Bronze
 After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.
The Roman Empire of Iron
 And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things; and like iron which crushes, it shall break and crush all these.
The Divided Kingdom of the Holy Roman Empire 590-1850 CE
 And as you saw the feet and toes partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the miry clay.
The Last Empire of the Beast of the Ten Toes
 And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle.  As you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.
Their final empire shall be a union that will be of ten groups intermingled and as a marriage set together but they will be unable to stand, and the final union will be unable to remain and God shall send to judge them His final prophets of Jeremiah 4:15-16 (see the Warning of the Last Days (No. 044)). Then that system will be replaced by the Two Witnesses that will stand for 1260 days clothed in sack cloth in Jerusalem (see the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)). They will be killed and lie in the streets for 3.5 days and on the morning of the Fourth Day the Messiah will descend and they and the elect will be resurrected and the Nations will be subjected and brought into captivity to Messiah and the elect (see the paperHeaven, Hell, or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)).
This process will be carried out in the Wars of the Last days and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No.141B).
 And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand for ever;  just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be hereafter. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure." Then King Nebuchadnez'zar fell upon his face, and did homage to Daniel, and commanded that an offering and incense be offered up to him.  The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery."  Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.  Daniel made request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed'nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel remained at the king's court.
Then the sequence of the entire world, from the rule of Nebuchadnezzar at 605 BCE over the period Seven times to 1916, and then over the period of the Fall of Egypt as revealed by God to Ezekiel regarding the Fall of Egypt in the prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 036) and theFall of Egypt the Wars of the Last Days (No. 036_2) which ended at the end of the Time of the Gentiles in 1996, was revealed to the prophets.
The Book of Daniel was to detail the time sequence to the end and the coming of the Messiah. We are in the last days now and the Banking crisis we are about to endure is not to destroy this Empire of the Beast but rather to establish it, so that the world can be established as this Union of Ten Toes under the Ten Kings of the Last Days. These are financial groups that cover the world and the whole world gives its power to the Beast under these ten kings which are in fact financial groupings or regions that are designed to supersede nation states.
Greece and its crisis, as we explained previously, and the EU are but part of this system that will seek to combine the Empire of the Beast as we explained in the paper WWIII Part 1: The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A). The religious system of the Sunday Worshipping Trinitarians seeks to control this system but it will not do so and will be destroyed but that will not be for a little while yet (see the paper WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B)).
The Book of Daniel is set out to deal with the kingdoms from Babylon through the Medes and Persians and then the Greeks, the Romans and the Holy Roman Empire and the Wars of the Last Days from the political movements from 1912-1916 and the Holocaust of WWII and then the Wars of the End to the period of WWIII and the Vials of the Wrath of God from 2001-2024.
The financial crisis in Greece and the EU are but the start of the establishment of the final financial empire of the Ten Toes in which the nations will hand power to the Beast. It will increase now each week until they face the reorganisation. The EU is collapsing and the financial system with it so that it can be a NWO under the Beast through the UN.
We should not be deceived by the false statements coming out of Rome or the UN in either Geneva or New York or from the governments in the US or the EU or in the UK or in AU/NZ.
It is all part of the New World Order and this coming Empire of the Beast.
We who are part of the elect will be subjected to defamation and persecution and as was the case over the last half of the Twentieth Century our persecution came from within the Churches of God from people who were not called and who practised defamation and many of whom purported to be leaders of the elect. Remember when they attack you it is God that defends you. Through your baptism you are saved (not by the putting away of the filth of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience towards God) (1Pet.3:21). It is through our baptism that we are all saved and our sins are put as far as the east is from the west upon that repentance and baptism (Ps. 103:12).
How many of the Churches of God were truly converted on their calling and baptism? Very few have stood the test of their calling and the proof of their faith. Think of how many of them that were among you are still working for the faith. It is a sad and simple fact that less than ten percent remained working and the majority of them have failed to prove all things and many have remained trapped in Ditheism and the Hillel Calendar and for that they will be removed from the First Resurrection. Many in fact slid directly into Sunday Worshipping Trinitarian Antinomianism as soon as they were told they could do so. Yet we have not been truly tested to date. Prepare for this time ahead. For it is written that Christ warned us that when they persecute us in one place flee to another for we will not have finished fleeing through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes (Mat. 10:23). Rebuke those who seek to weaken the faith with the false doctrine ofThe Place of Safety (No. 194).
Prepare now for the Day of Atonement and also the Feast of Tabernacles. Let us all hope this is a great learning period for us all. It is after the Feast that the great trials will come up us firstly with the financial problems in the US and the EU and then the collapse and the war develops on over the period to the Empire at Jerusalem. We hope the Witnesses are here with us very soon, as it is 1264 days from then that we will see the Messiah and our redemption is with us.Wade Cox