One Cloudy Day In Desert Storm

OneCloudyDayAL: By Nathan E. David
 

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Mathew 17:20
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
 
Mathew 21:21
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
 
By the time you finish reading this blog, you will completely understand what Christ meant when he said that if you have faith you will be able to say unto this mountain, "Be cast into the sea," and it will be done.   You will be able to identify the beasts of the Revelation in chapters thirteen and seventeen,and you will be able to trace the forms of the beast/s as the beast/s changes from a set of mountains into the masses of rebellious persons from which the beast of the anti-Christ emerges in Revelation 13:1.  You will clearly understand that Christ was speaking of this prophecy when he made his statement about faith and moving mountains, because Revelation seventeen explains that the seven headed beast from Revelation thirteen becomes a harlot on many waters, which is made up of the rebellious governments and masses of non-believers in the last days.
 
If anyone has ever taught you that you will never understand the symbols or the scriptures of Daniel and the Revelation, then that person was misled and/or a false teacher.  I dare not claim to know all of the symbols in these very complex prophecies, but God did promise us understanding of the hidden prophecies as they unfold:
 
Revelation 2:17
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;to him that overcometh will give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
 
The purpose of this blog is NOT to instill fear, nor to scare you into believing in Christ:
 
I John 4:18
18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
 
I cannot emphasize this enough: People who preach the Revelation in such a way as to scare people into believing the Gospel are fear mongering.  They are NOT fully led of God.  This blog is a documentation of FACTS that I have learned as the result of researching the United Nations' Resolution 666.  We are in the last days, and that is a FACT.  This is NOT, however, a time for fear mongering nor murmuring.  This is a time for REJOICING!  I have suffered so much rejection in the last nineteen years from misled mainstreamists for my sharing the information in this blog, that I truly want to see the salvation of multitudes.  (See also my blog titled "What The Bible Says About The Church In The Last Days.")  This is what is going to happen during the tribulation: 
 
Revelation 7 : 9 & 14
9   After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
 
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
 
We should be excited that the tribulation is a time where a number of persons too large for an individual to count them will be saved!  We should NOT be fear mongering and feeling sorry for ourselves!
 
This blog is a summary (or a rewrite) of a short booklet that I published in the mid 1990's.  I no longer produce this book, but this web site has far more scripture and up to date information than was in my original work.  There are some quotations in my booklet that are not on this site that might be interesting to you.  When I can, I will try to add those quotes to this site.  Mostly, the omitted quotes were letters from various religious institutions to the UN and some quotes from persons such as Ambassador Pickering and Melissa Kimble, and a few other international leaders and/or council members who were working with the UN during the Persian Gulf War.
 
You are reading a re-write/summary update of:
 
 
I urge you. If you have not already done so, you might want to read my blog titled, " Is II Thessalonians 2:7 Really The Rapture?" before continuing with this lengthy but informative blog.
 
Hint: II Thessalonians 2:7 says that it is a "he" who is taken out of the way, not a "she."  The "he" in this verse is not the church.  The church is a woman.  The church is not taken until after the wicked are taken, as is described in the parable of the sewer and the seed in Mathew 13:24-30.  John recorded that the Word of God is GodThe entity who is the "He," in II Thes 2:7, is God's Word in the unfulfilled prophecies which must be fulfilled before the wicked can be revealed (or until the wicked have revealed themselves, hence Rev 12:14, and nourished the onlooking church by doing so). 

Revelation 19:11-13
11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Prophecy that covers one's identity is "taken out of the away" as the fulfillment of that prophecy uncovers Truths.  Christ, for example, was the unveiling of the Old Testament.  He was known to the church for about three and a half years before his first (and only physical) crucifixion (See my blog titled "What The Bible Says About The Church In The Last Days" for explanation of the falling away (see Numbers 20:11 where Moses smote the rock TWICE, and II Thessalonians 2:3, about the falling away (which is the second (the Spiritual) crucifixion of Christ - in the crucifixion of His Holy Spirit, hence Hebrews 6:4-6)).  If you still disagree about the rapture being after the tribulation, then again, I urge you to read my other blog before trying to get thru this one, because this blog is covering some very complicated scripture.
 
I, myself, am an interdenominational Christian, for the most part.  I am not a Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Seventh Day Advent, Christian Science, Catholic, Episcopalean, Presbyterian, First Advent, Baptist, Methodist, Wesleyan, Salutist, Derbist, Congregationalist, Church of God, Assembly of God, Pentacost, Nazarene, Church of Christ nor any other mainstream nor non-mainstream denominational or non-denominational follower. I do share some beliefs from most of-if not all of these organized Christian congregations, but I simply study and believe my KJV Bible.  I am exclusive to the KJV Bible, for the most part.  I let absolutely NOBODY tell me how to read it, not my pastor, and not even my 82+ year old mother, bless her heart, whose father was a very sincere First Advent pastor.  In Romans 16, the Apostle Paul said for us not to be misled by teachers of false doctrines, and that even trumps misunderstood notions of the first commandment that has promise.  None of us has an excuse for rejecting God's unadulterated Truth:
 
Luke 14:26
26   If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
 
If you give people a chance, you will learn that most, if not all, of the various Christian congregations around the world, including those who often are considered to be cults (or sects), have some valuable thing to offer the believer of the Gospel of Christ.  I have actually discovered that some beliefs in non-mainstream congregations could legitimately label the mainstreamists as sects or cults all the same, so I do not wholly reject ANY congregation that offers itself as Christian.  Not everyone in their denomination is led by the blindest of guides.
 
NOTE:  I am in no way attempting to predict any dates nor times for the coming of our Lord.  Mathew 24:36 clearly states, with regard to the post-tribulation rapture taught in that same passage, that NO man knoweth the day nor the hour of Christ's return.  Luke 12:46 also teaches the same truth, but in the format which makes it abundantly clear that Jesus was not only speaking of persons walking with him, but also of future persons living in the last days during the great tribulation.  Anyone who attempts to lead you into believing that he or she knows the day or the hour of Christ's return is a false teacher.  As for the year, I don't know.  We might know about when the year is once the mark of the beast starts being issued.  We are getting close.
 
Mathew 24:36
36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
 
Luke 12:46
46  The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
 
One day the international community will get around to coining money.  The United Nations has already been delegated the power to do so.  Eventually the international community will decide to go paperless/coinless, allowing for the creation of world bank accounts (or profiles) which can be accessed from all over the world, via the internet, accessing accounts electronically thru use of a variation of biometrics?  Click here to watch Amy Hawley Action News video on biometrics.   With the modern day existence of the internet, this form of world banking is a very real possibility, and with growing financial tensions all over the world, it is very likely that the United Nation's will soon be reaching out for some means by which to help settle world wide financial unrest.
 
There is no way for us to know at what point after a UN world currency is fully established (or dominant) it will actually go paperless and coinless, but since the purpose of creating a world currency will be to establish peace over financial concerns, it is likely that it will be only a matter of time before it ultimately does become a paperless coinless system.  The international community is very efficient in what it does, and they will not want to waste resources on something like printed or coined monies, given that enhanced forms of biometrics already exist.   The whole world is one huge mass of peoples to deal with, so enhanced biometric identification measures are just around the corner, when it comes to the masses conducting world banking on an individual basis.
 
I believe that once the UN does replace money with world wide internet access bank accounts, that they will not use standard biometrics, as were shown being used in Amy Hawley's video link (scroll back two paragraphs for the link).   Amy's video pointed out that there are some downfalls to using biometrics, namely, that identity theft in a biometrics system is permanent, because one cannot change his or her fingerprints, etc.  This, likely, would be the argument used by UN officials to legislate that the identification used to access one's world bank account would have to be merely attached to (or into) the body, remaining replaceable for cases of identity theft or fraud, etc. 
 
The possibly-largest hurdle that delays the UN from issuing the mark of the beast is probably the fact that currently only about 1/6th of the world's population has internet access.  Consider this:  Today there is a big push by the UN to make internet access a basic human right.  This push really surfaced when the UN called for universal access to basic communication and information services at the UN Administrative Committee on Coordination.  The push was again stressed in 2003, during the World Summit on the Information Society.  Click here to read the Wikipedia entry on "Right To Internet."
 
The internet was first publicly used in the late 1980's or early 1990's, for the most part, and already 1000,000,000 persons have access to it.  That is approximately 1/6th of the world's population.  It would be impossible for me to speculate about how long it will be before the entire world has internet access, as this could yet-take a little awhile.  Even-once the internet is available to the whole world, actually getting computers to individuals in third world countries could still prove to take awhile, but again, I will not attempt to speculate how long it will be before the whole world has the ability to log onto the internet. 
 
I do believe, for the most part, that the mark of the beast will not become the world money system that replaces all nations' currencies until the whole world has access to the World Bank via the internet.  There is, however, room for other considerations.  For example, the UN (via the Red Cross etc.) offering "help" or other such "hub type" centers to make internet access available in third world countries, could hasten the mark of the beast by doing so, especially in times of worldwide distress.
Even-today in the U.S. there still are quite a few people who do not have quality internet access made available to them, yet most Americans can at least drive to a local library and access elements of the internet by merely presenting a library card.
 
There also is a human rights group called AHumanRight.org which plans to buy a Telstar satellite and offer FREE internet service to the 5,000,000,000 persons around the world who currently lack internet access.  Clicking on the AHumanRight.org link will bring up a page that expresses their plan to make this purchase, but you'll have to scroll down thru ridiculous screens of binary in order to read the various comments.  To read a detailed article about AHumanRight.org from
 
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report on August 13, 2010 which introduced their desire to replace the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency.  The IMF wants to expand SDR's (certificates of Special Drawing Rights) to replace the U.S. dollar as the storehouse of value. 
The suggested name for these expanded SDR's is the Bancor.  Click here to see the IMF report.  The IMF is a membership of 187 member nations of the United Nations.  The UN secured their right to issue SDR's in 1969.
 
Updated 2/14/11  The IMF released another report on 2/11/11 about the SDR's, about which you can read by clicking here.
 
If and when a world currency is eventually established, the U.S. may suffer the most, since the world certainly could abandon the U.S. dollar very quickly.  The U.S. currently enjoys an  economic advantage in owning the world's currency, as the U.S. dollar currently  is used as the basis for international banking.  The U.S. could suffer tragic inflation at impossible rates if abandoned by other countries, rendering the U.S. dollar relatively worthless in no time.  It will only be a matter of time, if and when a world currency is established, before all member nations of the United Nations decide to stop coining their own monies, because none will be able to establish a stable currency on their own.  Eventually, every nation will have laws (probably tax laws) that prohibit buying and selling using any other means than the international community's banking system.  This eventually will come, and it will come via international treaties, treaties-many of which possibly (or likely), have already been signed. 
 
Expert economists state the reality that other countries could very soon become disenchanted with the U.S. dollar if the U.S. continues to inflate the economy rather than reducing the national debt.
 
CLICK HERE to watch a video concerning possible future problems that may be on the way for the U.S. economy.  I am not endorsing any books or other offers included in this video.  It is worth watching, however, in order to learn about the state of the U.S. economy.
 
I do not formally endorse candidates for president.  I do not vote for candidates, however, who support abortion, homosexual marriage, nor socialism.  If and when I vote, I try to vote for the lesser of the two or more evils that are running for the given office.  One of our nation's leaders is willing to expose some of the dangers that lie ahead, via the international community and the many liberals among us.  That man is Ron Paul.  I do not support Ron Paul, politically, as he does not support a moral legal system, despite that the Bible says "the law is a schoolmaster."  The following video is VERY informative. I do appreciate that Ron Paul does have good vision as to the direction of our country.  Please take six minutes to watch this Ron Paul video on International Government. 
 
 
Revelation 19:20
20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles
     before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the
     beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a
     lake of fire burning with brimstone.
 
NOTE: By looking closely at the above verse, it is abundantly clear that the mark of the beast is not "forced" onto anyone.  The mark as willingly received and worn by non-believers who are deceived into taking the mark.  The issuance of the mark of the beast has to come in such a way that ALL NON-CHRISTIAN PEOPLES in the world will be deceived into taking it.
 
What do you think would happen if the world suffered economic collapse, world unrest, or other crisis that was such that the United Nations decided to step in and offer assistance to the peoples of the world?  How could the United Nations reach out to help so many people as there are on the earth?  Is there any organization that is prepared to run out and assist the masses everywhere in the world?  How about the International Committee of the Red Cross?  Almost every nation in the world is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, including even the many Muslim countries as well as Israel (as of 2006). 
 
There are 186 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide.   Would a 100,000,000 
 Red Cross and Red Crescent staff, member and volunteer following be enough to get the UN started on marking every one of the more than six billion persons on the planet?   Wouldn't that be enough to quickly knock a dent in the job of distributing humanitarian aid around the globe, along with the mark of the anti-Christ?  The Red Cross uses the most advanced scanner technology available; They have to, in order to insure the integrity of the blood supply on which they are banking.
 
The United Nations' Resolution 666 does not restrict that the Red Cross must work alone in the distribution of humanitarian aid.   For times of international crisis, only the ICRC has actually-already been named as a distribution agency for humanitarian aid.   Precedented in the United Nations' resolution 666, however, other agencies can be allowed to work alongside the ICRC as long as they are cooperating and in compliance with the international communities' requirements.
 
How much do you know about the Red Cross?  Have you ever considered that the Red Cross's neutral standing in the international community makes them more deceptive in world acceptance among radical Muslims and non-Christian Jews than would be the nuns of the Catholic Church, who very likely would be working right beside the ICRC in the Christian countries - helping to distribute the mark of the anti-Christ, via the precedence set in the United Nations' resolution 666?
 
Consider this:  Most Christians who follow current events and compare them to the Revelation consider that the mark of the anti-Christ, when it comes, will be a computer chip that is implanted under the skin.  Now, if that is the case, WHICH IT VERY WELL MAY BE, who is better qualified to administer those chips, nuns, or nurses from the Red Cross?  Who would be better able to train a staff to handle the task of chipping the whole world, nuns, or the nurses from the Red Cross?  
 
As you continue reading this blog, you are going to have your eyes blown open like never before, if this is the first you have ever considered that the UN and the Red Cross are the entities who will legislate, enforce and administer the mark of the beast.  The Red Cross is, to the UN, what the Roman Catholic Church once was to the old Roman Empire, back when Rome was the empire which ruled the known world.  The Red Cross is, for the most part, a mock church.
 
It is not possible to uncomplicate the prophecies found in the Revelation, but it is possible to explain them using great plainness of speech.   I hope that my plainness of speech and examples will help you to see what I am trying to share with you when you get to the three or four rather complicated paragraphs that you will come to very shortly, and then again a little further down on this page.
 
II Corinthians 3:12
12   Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
 
The prophecy of the anti-Christ false prophet and the seven headed ten horned beast can be found in several chapters of the Bible, in books from both the Old and New Testaments.  In Revelation 13 and in Revelation 17 the beast and his whore both speak and/or are full of (or labeled with) blasphemy.
 
Revelation 13:5-6
5  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.


6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.


Considering that the seven headed beast is known for its blasphemies, wouldn't it make sense that the man from who such a beast originated might also share similar blasphemous perspective in rebellion against God? 

The following quote is from the personal memoirs a Seventh Day Adventist and Freemason named Jean Henri Dunant.  Dunant is honored as the founding father of the Red Cross.  His testament is quoted in the book "Jean Henri Dunant Father Of The Red Cross," by Carol Z. Rothkopf (an apparent Dunant fan).  This book can be bought used on the internet today.  I originally found this book in the youth section of the Birmingham Library in Birmingham, Alabama. Many years later I bought a used copy of Carol Rothkopf's book on Ebay HalfCom for a very few dollars.  It is important to note that Jean Henri Dunant once professed Christianity, and that before his falling away he even founded the YMCA.  The Red Cross honors Dunant, but when I speak to employees of the YMCA, they have never heard of him.  Dunant continued to confess Christ right up until just before his death, at which time he left the following bitter testament in his personal memoirs.  On Dunant's honorary Facebook page his testament is noted, but not made available:
 
Testament of Freemason, Jean Henri Dunant, Father of the Red Cross:
 
"Let us destroy the two infamies.  The two great enemies of humanity are the church and the state; they are two arbitrary and complimentary driving forces.   One-brutal and machiavellian, a hypocritical despotism.  The other-callous and dishonest, tyrannical and fanatical.
 
You know that I hate state churches, the "Reformed" as well as the Orthodox.  But I have no more love for the Baptists, the Methodists, the Wesleyans, the Salutists, the Derbists, and the Congregationalists and all the other "ists" in the world.  I am I, and that is enough. But til my last breath I shall strive to demoralize all your state trash.  I shall all too soon have reached my end, but Christianity will have to pay for all the shames it has heaped up through the centuries.  It is cowardly, mean and hateful to persecute conscience, as happens today in Russia, Spain and Switzerland..."
 
Isaiah 47:8
 8  Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
 
Zephaniah 2:15
15  This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none
 beside me: 
how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
 
Although Facebook does not allow memorial pages to be left up for deceased persons beyond thirty days following their deaths, Jean Henri Dunant has a page on Facebook in his honor.  As the matter of fact, Dunant has several Facebook pages, in various languages and countries.  If you look at Dunant's Facebook page in English and read the short biography of his life's works under the ABOUT tab, you will see that the creator of his page does not dispute that he, Dunant, left a bitter testament:
 
Jean Henri Dunant on FaceBook click here  <-If this link fails, then simply do a Google search for "Jean Henri Dunant Facebook" in the new window.
 

Most mainstream protestants are taught that the seven heads of the seven headed beast in Revelation 17 are the seven hills of Rome, given the great horrors that historically came at the hand of the ancient Roman Empire (and/or The Roman Catholic Church).  I DO believe this to be a correct teaching.  The Roman Catholic Church certainly fulfilled much of the evils that are described in the Bible, such as changing times and laws, etc.  This traditional doctrine, however, as shared in mainstream protestant churches, is incomplete.  It is not fully comprehended nor taught by most, if not all, corporate seminaries around the world. 
 
The mainstream teaching that is commonly shared in our protestant churches leaves out the entire history of the Geneva Treaty and the Red Cross that it charters.  I have been rejected, by many protestant pastors who accurately recognize the Roman Catholic Church for its once having committed horrible deeds and much bloodshed.  Most who know what they believe about the anti-Christ movement won't even consider what I have to share, simply because it is not limited to what their corporate denominations or seminaries teach.  One of the last pastors who openly rejected what I had to share was brutish, and he even threatened to have me arrested for trespassing if I further shared my research in his Missionary Baptist church.  His words were, almost exactly, "We don't believe that, about the Red Cross being the anti-Christ. We're Missionary Baptists..."  One other pastor who recently rejected my teaching called me a false teacher because I reject his unsubstantiated claim that the tribulation follows the rapture, a claim for which there is not one single Bible verse to support it.
 
I am sharing this information in the belief that the Geneva Treaty, which is the charter to the International Committee of the Red Cross, is of the same spirit and evil as the Roman Catholic Church.  I believe that the mountains of the seven headed beast in Revelation 17 represent the "law of the land," which is "the mind of" the seven headed beast having ten crowned horns, as described, at least in part, in both Revelation 13 and 17.    If you read just a few more screens of this blog, then you will see Bible verses that explain the connection between the Roman Catholic Church and the ICRC, hence "the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."
 
NOTE:  You will see, after reading several more paragraphs, that the International Committee of the Red Cross (e.g. the ICRC) actually has seven heads, ten horns and crowns of its own, not unlike the earlier form of world government, the Roman Catholic Church/Roman Empire, which was once seated atop of seven mountains.
 
I Corinthians 6:1 & 6
1   Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust,and not before the saints?
 
6   But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
 
At the time the Revelation was given to John, the Roman Empire was the ruler of the known world.  It was (or soon came to be) geographically located on top of the seven mountains of Rome.  This is the beast that was, and is not, in Revelation 17:8.  I will quote the verses for you as you read.  Structurally, these two infamous forms of world whoredom, the Roman Catholic Church and the Red Cross, are organizationally parallel. They yet differ in that the Geneva Treaty was created as, and remains, a neutral rather than being a church (or rather than establishing a state church from the masses, e.g. such as the Roman Catholic Church).  I mostly see the Geneva Treaty as being the neutral reformation of world social rule, which in ancient times, did belong to the Roman Catholic Church.  This reformation of world social order, unlike the Roman Catholic Church, however, rejects all allegiances and creeds to God.  It is created on the philosophy of rejecting the God (or god), of any/every faith.  You should be able to better see the connections as well as the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)/Geneva Treaty in the following paragraphs.
 
Revelation 17:1-9, 15, 18
 1  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
 
 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
 
 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
 
 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
 
 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
 
 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
 
 7  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
 
 8  The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains,on which the woman sitteth. 
 
15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
 
18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
 
Revelation 17 explains the seven headed ten horned beast from Revelation 13, but with more dimension and other details than are described in Revelation 13.  Verse one of this chapter describes this beast as "the great whore that sitteth upon many waters."  Then, in verse three John is carried away by one of the seven angels into the wilderness, where he then sees the beast in its seven headed form, not just as "the whore that sitteth upon many waters."  Now he sees the whole big scene and is guided by the angel as to its meaning, in vivid detail.  I believe that John's being carried into the wilderness is his being carried thru the generations/history of mankind, the generations of darkness-such that he, John, can see the beast thru the much history of human suffering and tribulation via the governments and evils of men.  (Hence: The world certainly is no Godly landing place).
 
Jeremiah 2:31
31    O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel?  a land of darkness?  wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
 
Looking to Rev 17:1, 5 & 15 (about two paragraphs back), what might we discern about the word "mystery?"  Verse one calls the whore "the great whore that sitteth upon many waters."  Verse 5 says that she has the names "mystery" and "mother of harlots" etc. on her forehead, and verse 15 says, "The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."  The whore is the mother of harlots.  She is on many waters, and those waters are the peoples and multitudes etc. from all over the world.  She is mothering the masses of harlots.  If she is mothering all of those masses, isn't she pretty much going to have to stay a little bit
pregnant, giving birth to new masses of abominations everywhere? 
 
The phrase "many waters" is interesting.  Back in the days of the apostles, a woman with child really went into hard labor.  They didn't have the medicines and procedures available to them that are available now via modern medicine.  They sat on many waters.  They poured out sweat; their water broke, and they shed many tears. So, what is the "mystery" of "the "great whore who sitteth on many waters?"  What unanswered question (or mystery) normally follows a whore who is with child?  How about, "Who's the father?"  
 
Every new congregation of unbelievers which is led astray is another harlot child of that whore on the waters.  She is sitting there, pushing that anti-Christian neutral world govenment!  She is laboring,  re-birthing and baptizing (figuratively) her harlot children in the waters of the masses of the deceived.  She is baptizing them in the doctrine of political correctness and social acceptance without Christ, and she is leading the whole world to damnation and eternal death.
 
NOTE in Revelation 17:6 that John saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.  Isn't that odd?  There is a SEPARATE drunkenness with the blood of the saints that is not the martyrdom of the saints.  Read the highlighted line again, above: the drunkenness is with both the saints' actual blood AND WITH THEIR being martyred. Have you ever considered what that might be?  It isn't JUST the outright violence against the saints, because that is described as the martyrdom.  Have you ever been to a church that holds Red Cross blood drives?  The Red Cross targets churches all around the world.  Churches are the safest places to draw blood, if the Red Cross wants untainted blood. 
 
Before the Red Cross was formed and signed into law in 1864, Pope Innocent VIII was recorded as having taken a blood transfusion (in the late 1400's).  The Red Cross was not actually founded as a blood bank, nor were they the first members of society to attempt to use blood transfusions, but the ICRC did emerge on the scene less than a decade before science (if you want to call it that) came up with typing blood. 
 
NOTE: Some historians believe that three children died in Pope Innocent VIII's attempted blood transfusion (which did not save his life). 
 
It is interesting that Revelation 17:1 does not start off describing the whore as "a woman... that sitteth on a seven headed beast."  It describes her as a "whore," plain and simple, "who sitteth upon many waters."  I believe that this is where we can immediately make the connection with the ABSOLUTE WHORE being the neutral non-Christian Geneva Treaty (or, the Red Cross).  The Roman Catholic Church's significance comes in the next few verses, after John is carried back thru the tribulations and darkness of mankind (but not yet the "great tribulation," which he is describing overall).  Notice that when Revelation 17:3-9 describes the "woman ... that sitteth on the seven headed beast," which is the Roman Catholic Church, it calls her a "woman" rather than calling her a "whore," but it does-then describe that the woman has the names of MYSTERY, BLASPHEMY, MOTHER OF HARLOTS and more on her forehead.  This is because the Roman Catholic Church did actually start out as a church, which makes it a woman who did and still does (at least in words), profess Christ.  The Roman Catholic Church, however, historically, is known for the horrid deeds that eventually came from it, including plurality and bloodshed.  Much whoredom has come from the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church, but whoredom is ALL that has ever come from the Red Cross. 
 
NOTE: I also find it interesting to interject-here the fact that Rahab, a whore in the Old Testament, was spared her life because she helped the spies who came in to prepare for the Battle of Jericho.  Perhaps it is fair to state that there are some saved Catholics as well, Catholics who reject the unholy elements of the Roman Catholic denomination.  I used to work with one Roman Catholic man whose church used a King James Bible!
 
Later, Revelation 17:15 explains that the many waters on which the whore sitteth (from verse one) are the peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues - and there again, the whore is referred to as a whore and not just a woman having an evil blasphemous harlot presence about her.  There is a reason why this chapter is written the way in which it is.  This chapter is breaking down world history and world political movements for us.  It is leading us to understand that the final form of the anti-Christ movement (hence the whore who sits upon many waters) is no less evil than it was in its earlier form, when it was the Roman Empire.  The Geneva Treaty (e.g. The International Committee Of The Red Cross's charter) is a powerfully deceptive tool in the hands of anti-Christian world leaders today.  It is the charter to a neutral mock church that is doing works that are called good by the world, but it is doing them in the name blasphemy. 
 
I do not know whether or not the Roman Catholic Church has much, if any, more of a prophetic role in the international scene, from this point forward, but the Roman Catholic Church certainly does hold a great deal of political influence over the many peoples around the world.  In just a very short time the Gospel will have been preached to everyone around the globe.  Most people look to the Roman Catholic Church, to some degree, as "the mother church."  The United Nations' Resolution 666 
empowered the Red Cross as the one guaranteed agency that will be used to  distribute 
humanitarian aid that is dispersed TO CIVILIANS in times of crisis.  This resolution also empowered that other agencies may be allowed to work alongside of the Red Cross, and this inclusion certainly could empower assistance from the Roman Catholic Church (in societies where Christianity is accepted).
 
Consider the following verses very closely.  There is alot to be found in just these two verses: 
  
Revelation 17:8
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The Roman Empire no longer is the ruler of the world, yet the whole world is clinging to the Geneva Treaty, supported on its four Geneva Conventions, as a new form of world government.  The world, having turned its back on God, sees the neutral ICRC/Geneva Treaty as the world's highest form of world peace keeping law that has ever existed on the planet.  To the world, the ICRC/Geneva Treaty is more perfected than its predecessor, the Roman Catholic Church.  This neutrality explains Revelation 13:4, which is referring to the later form of the seven headed beast, the ICRC/Geneva Treaty, since Dunant's principle of religious neutrality lays claim to its not being biased to support any one single religion or culture:
 
Revelation 13:4
4   And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
 
The fact that Dunant left his blasphemous testimony against Christianity offers more proof of the Red Cross's neutrality.  It is proof to the unsaved world who are deceived by the world peace movement, because it proves that despite his Christian background, Dunant did not ever intend to influence the world's laws to be religiously biased toward Christ.  You will certainly see more of what I am sharing with you as you read, and as you continue in these last days as a Christian. 
 
Revelation 18:7
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
 
Notice in Revelation 18:7 that the "woman," or "the great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth," is described  denying widowhood. The Bible, to my knowledge, never actually labels the 
whore/woman/city a widow, rather, it just describes that she denies her widowhood.  This is because in God's mind she is a whore, and a whore has no groom.  Christ is the One and only Groom available in the Revelation, thus the woman can only be either Christ's virgin bride or the false prophet's whore.  There is only one Groom, and there is only one legitimate bride, and that one bride is the body of all Christians in the world who remain faithful unto the end.  What is revealing, however, in Revelation 18:7, is that the whore's relationship with the false prophet is very much a mockery of the Christian church's relationship in Christ, so much so that the harlot has to deny being a widow.  The anti-Christ false prophet, when he comes and enforces the mark of the beast, will be the world's mock Christ.
 
Earlier in this blog I explained that the Roman Catholic Church and the ICRC/Geneva Treaty are organizationally parallel to each other.  I am going to explain the parallel to you in simplistic form.  The seven heads of the beast in Revelation 17, again, are the mountains on which the woman sitteth.  The Roman Catholic Church used the seven hills of Rome to seat their intelligence, which gave them a defensive advantage in ancient military times.  The seven heads of the beast were representative of "the mind of the beast," in that there were seven separate functioning but equally important entities that were the powers of the beast's identity.  My world history is weak, so I cannot explain the ancient kingdom of the Roman Empire in detail, but Revelation 17 says that the ten horns are kings, which map to (or are parallel to) the ten crowned horns of the seven headed beast in Revelation 13:1.  The beast in Revelation 13:1 is Jean Henri Dunant's creation, the ICRC, which was created as the product of the Geneva Treaty.  It too, now, is to be considered the international rule of social law, the basis on which all other peace talks have been able to build.  I see the Geneva Treaty as a shadow puppet, of sorts, of the ancient Roman Empire.
 
Revelation 13:1-2
1  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.
 
2  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.  
 
Revelation 17:9
9  And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
 
Today, the world's idea of peace thru global government all boils down to honoring of the Geneva Treaty.  The Geneva Treaty was drawn up based on Jean Henri Dunant's seven humanist principles.  Drawn up based on Dunant's  seven principles was a ten article treaty to be signed/ratified and honored by world governments.  The ten articles of the treaty were carefully adopted using Red Cross's seven humanist principles as their foundation.  This ten article Geneva Treaty,  drawn up in 1863, was ratified by world leaders in 1864.  This short bit of history explains the current day make-up (or emergence) of the beast that has seven heads with ten horns that have crowns upon them, as John describe in Revelation 13:1.  The Geneva Treaty. in its relationship to the seven humanist principles, is similar to the relationship of God's ten commandments that were given based on the two great commandments.  The Geneva Treaty was crowned in its ratification by self-proclaiming world powers, where as Christ's law is crowned (or ratified) by Christ's blood on the cross: THE ATONEMENT (I urge you; once you finish reading this blog, read my short blog titled, "Dare To Be A Radical Christian Believer.")
 
Ephesians 6:12
12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 
The seven principles of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the ten articles of the 
original 1863 Geneva Treaty are available to be studied from the Red Cross's web site.  The seven heads of the beast are as follows:
 
Humanity
Impartiality
Neutrality * (The head that was wounded by a sword, but the deadly wound was healed.  Mark of a dead work).
Independence
Voluntary Service
Unity
Universality
 
 
Revelation 17:12
12  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

Note that the Revelation 17:12 states that the ten kings are given one hour with the beast.  The Geneva Convention has met three times since the original adoption of these ten articles.  Again, my world history is weak, so I cannot begin to explain which rulers (or Popes, etc.) of the Roman 
Catholic Church are significant to this verse. 

The following is a list of the ten articles of the original Geneva Treaty, ratified in 1864:
 
Art.  1. Each country shall have a Committee whose duty it shall be, in time of war
           and if the need arises, to assist the Army Medical Services by every means in
           its power.  The Committee shall organize itself in the manner which seems to
           it most useful and appropriate.

Art.  2. An unlimited number of Sections may be formed to assist the Committee,
           which shall be the central directing body.

Art.  3. Each Committee shall get in touch with the Government of its country, so
           that its services may be accepted should the occasion arise.

Art.  4. In peacetime, the Committees and Sections shall take steps to ensure their
           real usefulness in time of war, especially by preparing material relief of all
           sorts and by seeking to train and instruct voluntary medical personnel.

Art.  5. In time of war, the Committees of belligerent nations shall supply relief to
           their respective armies as far as their means permit: in particular, they shall
           organize voluntary personnel and place them on an active footing and, in
           agreement with the military authorities, shall have premises made available
           for the care of the wounded.  They may call for assistance upon the
           Committees of neutral countries.

Art.  6. On the request or with the consent of the military authorities, Committees
           may send voluntary medical personnel to the battlefield where they shall be
           placed under military command.

Art.  7. Voluntary medical personnel attached to armies shall be supplied by the
          respective Committees with everything necessary for their upkeep.

Art.  8. They shall wear in all countries, as a uniform distinctive sign, a white armlet
           with a red cross.

Art.  9. The Committees and Sections of different countries may meet in international
           assemblies to communicate the results of their experience and to agree on
           measures to be taken in the interests of the work.

Art. 10. The exchange of communications between the Committees of the various
            countries shall be made for the time being through the intermediary of the
            Geneva Committee.

There is additional verbiage to these articles, as is stated in the treaty.  These articles and their verbiage can be found on the following Red Cross link:
 
 
The look like unto a leopard that the first beast in Revelation 13:2 has is the fact that the ICRC is camouflaged behind good works/deeds.  The Red Cross is the perfect mock church, right down to its ability to forgive (which is really just hypocritical political correctness).  Every good work that is done by the Red Cross is nothing more than Judas's kiss.  I have heard it said, also, that the look like unto a leopard could have some relevance to the fact that the Red Cross is an agency who has to be concerned with diseased blood, that it could have some meaning about the way blood cells or other samples look under a microscope.
 
The feet as of a bear are the four Geneva Conventions, which were used to draw world support to the world's international peace movement.  Without good public relations over the four Geneva Conventions, there would not have ever been much world support for the peace movement.  If you recall from Revelation 13:1, the beast rises up out of the sea, which the sea is symbolic of the people of the world.
 
The mouth of a lion is the fact that the beast comes in the name of peace.  It is Dunant's "peace awards."  The birth of the Red Cross is what paved the way to the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907.  Consider the following letter from the ICRC founder, Jean Henri Dunant, to the Baroness Von Suttner.  This letter was quoted in "Jean Henri Dunant Father Of The Red Cross," by Carol Z. Rothkopf:
 
 
The very first Nobel Peace Prize ever awarded went to Jean Henri Dunant in 1901.  The Red Cross has won it three times since, in 1917, 1944 and 1963.  On the Nobel Peace Prize that went to Dunant in 1901, a lion is pictured.  The lion is holding a halbert, which is a six foot long battleaxe-spear.  The binet-Fendt prize of the Swiss Federal Council was awarded to Dunant for having created the civic movement most likely to bring about peace and unity.  The thousand doctors who gathered together in Moscow for an international congress awarded the Moscow Prize to Dunant as the benefactor for suffering mankind.  Dunant was made an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Medicine.  Pope Leo XIII sent Dunant a picture on which he wrote the words, "Fiat pax in virtue tua Deus," which means, "By the power, let there be peace, O God."  Also, a Swiss canton struck a coin with Dunant's image on one side.
 
Revelation 13:3
3  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.
 
4  And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
 
One of the seven principles of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the principle of neutrality. It is the heart of the whole Geneva Convention and all other international peace efforts that have followed.  Neutrality is the mark of dead works.  One cannot be a Christian and remain religiously neutral. We, Christians, do our works unto our God in Christ.  It is by the principle of neutrality that the anti-Christ beast is able to "make war with and overcome the saints," in Revelation 13:7.  As the world moves forward with global government, the word "neutrality" will probably surface more and more, as is evident in the recent adoption of "Net Neutrality," which is supposed to be about equality in internet usage, yet is named after neutrality.  The seven headed beast in Revelation 13:1 has a wound by a sword, as stated above in Revelation 13:3.  That wound is Christian renouncement in this Spiritual war, renouncement that is based on the Word of God that says neutrality violates the fidelity of the believer.  One cannot be spiritually neutral and also be ChristianThe international community's principle of neutrality is very clearly a principle of both national and religious neutrality.  The Red Cross, which was created by the Geneva Treaty, is VERY clear about their founding principle of neutrality. 
 
As I have already stated, in Revelation 13:4, the neutrality of the ICRC makes it such that the world can lay the claim that there finally is a peacemaker who will not discriminate against non-Christians, and that lack of Christian bias is certainly guaranteed, again, by Jean Henri Dunant's bitter testament. 

A
lso, the word "worship" was translated from the Greek word "proskuneo," which means to pay homage to.  The world pays homage to the ICRC/Geneva Treaty as the great world
peace agency.  The Red Cross is loved by the world, for their many works and deeds, all of which are nothing more than kisses from Judas Iscariot.
 
Revelation 13:7
7  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Revelation 13:7 may be relevant to the fact that only a few years after the Red Cross came into existence, and really before the Red Cross had much gotten off the ground with their movement, medical science began typing blood such that blood transfusions could begin.   Again, remember that Pope Innocent VIII was one of the earliest recorded blood transfusions, and the transfusion did not save his life in 1492, but some say that it cost the lives of three children who were participants.  My blog, "Dare To Be A Radical Christian Believer" covers the atonement of Christ, and why God commanded us to abstain from blood in Leviticus 17, a commandment  that also was carried over into the New Testament Church in Acts 15. Of course, the above verse can be clearly seen by merely reading Jean Henri Dunant's bitter testament, a testament in which he declared war on both Christianity and morality in government.
 
This bit of information, that the wounded head of the beast is the Red Cross's principle of neutrality, certainly does not imply anything about John F. Kennedy being the false prophet of the anti-Christ, as many have speculated.  As I have already described, if there is a particular individual who owns the title of being "the" anti-Christ, and I do believe that there is, then I believe that one person has to be the infamous Jean Henri Dunant, the founding father of the Red Cross.  I certainly do not believe that J.F.K. was "a one particular" anti-Christ false prophet written about in Daniel and in the Revelation.  I am not necessarily saying that I don't believe John F. Kennedy was AN anti-Christ, just that having been shot in the head doesn't make him "the anti-Christ."
 
It certainly is interesting, however, to note that both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were supportive of the Geneva Convention.  Lincoln proudly sent delegates to the first Geneva Convention, only months prior to his assassination, and John F. Kennedy gave a big speech during the Red Cross's 100 year birthday celebration, exactly 100 years later, honoring the Red Cross symbol in great admiration.  Kennedy's speech was delivered only a month or so prior to his being slain by a bullet to the head.  Where this may just be a complete coincidence, it's certainly interesting to consider the connection.  Please do recall, however, that the wound to one of the beast's heads is nothing more than Christian renouncement.  None of the Christians in the early church EVER took up arms against ANY dignitary nor any other government branch, nor office.  When the apostle Paul was arrested and imprisoned, an earthquake offered him freedom, but he did not exit the jail.  When the prison guard feared for his life, thinking that the apostles had fled, the Apostle Paul spoke out to him and even prevented his doing harm to himself.  Christians are to remain "harmless as doves," and this means both physically and Spiritually harmless.   (Spiritually harmless means to not mix.  E.G. Be ye separate from sinners, in the world, but not of the world.) 
 
Please also note that the wounded head of the seven headed beast was wounded by a sword.  This is in Revelation 13:14, and it is significant, because J.F.K. and Lincoln may both have been renounced by God's Word (hence a sword wound), but their fatal wounds came from guns in the hands of evil men, not swords in Christian hands.  I am pro-2nd amendment, but I am 100% pacifist.  True Christians will NEVER take up arms against the governments of the world in a physical sense.  Our warfare is Spiritual.  Our Sword is the Word of God.
 
Freemason Jean Henri Dunant was a Seventh Day Adventist and a Swiss banker. He backslid from his upbringing in protestant Christian beliefs, and he turned completely against God and legislated morality near the end of his life.  (Please note that I am not a Seventh Day Adventist.  I am more like an interdenominational).  Dunant's inspiration to bring about the Geneva Treaty originally came after he wrote a book about the brutalities of a war.  The book was titled "A Memory of Solferino."  Although very few copies of Dunant's book were ever published, his work stirred the masses and drew the attention of the communist governments of Germany and Russia, who both, with due diligence, pursued peace talks in socialist Switzerland.  This led to the creation and signing of the Geneva Treaty, which created the Red Cross by serving it's charter.
 
Jean Henri Dunant is honored as the founding father of the entire international political scene.  World Red Cross Day is celebrated in his honor, on his birthday, May 8th.  The ICRC flag that is flown was adopted in Dunant's honor.  This flag is a reverse of the Swiss flag, because Dunant was from Switzerland.  Instead of being a white cross on a red flag, it is a red cross on a white flag.  The Swiss flag was originally adopted with a cross on it in honor of Christ, but the flag flown in honor of Jean Henri Dunant is a reverse of that Christian flag.
Most of the entire world is seen flying the reverse Christian Red Cross flag in honor of the ICRC's founding father, the blasphemous Jean Henri Dunant.  The exception to the Red Cross flag is the Red Cross's Red Crescent Lion, which was first adopted by Iran.  I note that that flag has a red moon on it, which to me is a symbol of the prophecy that the moon will become as blood.  Of course, the outer space actually has become a war zone.  International law prohibits the discharge of nuclear weapons in outer space.  The moon certainly has begun to have the appearance of blood!
 
A statement issued from the Red Cross back in 1969 boasted that 99% of the world lives in countries that are member states.  Also at that time, it was estimated that the Red Cross had 119,000,000 members.  That's nearly half the size of the U.S. today, and that was over forty years ago!  There is never going to be another agency that will replace the Red Cross and the Roman Catholic Church, who may be by their side as they issue the mark of the beast some day. 
There may be additional joint efforts as well, in issuing the mark of the beast, but the mark has been legislated, at least in precedence, and the Red Cross is THE ONE AND ONLY AGENCY that was specifically named in UN Resolution 666, as well as having been created by the Geneva Treaty.
 
Revelation 13:10
10  He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
 
In Revelation 13:10 it is clear that the beast described in Revelation 13:1 is somehow affiliated with man's wars, and that war is not God's answer to peace on earth.  Florence Nightingale was even reluctant to support the Red Cross.  She believed that by aiding the wounded soldiers that that might encourage governments to go to war more often.  I certainly believe that she was right about that position, however, history has it that Florence Nightingale eventually broke and did volunteer to serve as a Red Cross worker.
 
Revelation 13:11
11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
 
I believe that the second beast of Revelation 13 is the United nations, and that the two horns like a lamb are the nations (or militaries) of the United States and Russia, given the recent START Treaty (or Treaties).  As I understand it, at least from the original START Treaty that was signed by Bill Clinton, the treaty enforces the U.S. and Russia to be joint world police powers, giving our two countries exclusive use of nuclear weapons, to be used, if necessary, in order to keep world peace.  The START Treaty is binding and enforceable via the United Nations.  Christ armed the church with the two Swords of the two great commandments.  These are the fighting instruments of the Christian.  The United Nations'  two horns for fighting are used for violence and destruction.
 
Looking at the following passage tells us a great deal about the nature of the deception of the world. 
Some of what we see in this passage will be used to identify the final form of the international political scene right as it is cast into the lake burning with fire and brimstone in Revelation 19:20.    
 
Revelation 13:12-14
12  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
 
13  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
 
14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 
 
I have color coded these verses so that you can more easily map the parts of the verses that overlap (e.g. that have interchanging identities or roles).  Alot is being said here in very few words.  Mapping the color coded sections of verse 13 to their corresponding color coded sections in verse 14 will make it easy to see what is going on.  Notice in Revelation 13:13 that it is the second beast which emerges doing "great wonders, making fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men," and that it also is that same second beast which again is described as doing "miracles" in the sight of "the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live" in verse 14.  In verse 14 that first beast actually replaces the "men" from verse 13.  Recall, that the first beast is the ICRC (or Geneva Treaty).  What is going on here is that as the men in verse 13 embrace the works (or great wonders) of the second beast, they get caught up in it such that they die unto self for the "beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live."   They die unto self in the same way that the Christian dies unto self for the Word of God.  This is a mockery of the body of Christian believers who are the body of the Christ, (or the body of the Word of God).  The Geneva Treaty is a mockery of God's Word.
 
John 1:1 & 14
 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 
14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Notice that the great wonders of making fire come down from heaven on earth, from verse 13, are described in verse 14 as "miracles."   To me this is very perplexing.  The word that the disciple John used in BOTH verses, is the SAME Greek word, "sēmeion," which means "signs" or "wonders" and has implications that the said signs or wonders may be pleading on God's behalf.   It appears that the scholars who translated the King James Bible must have considered the effect that the signs and wonders had on the the men in verse 13 who took on the first beast's identity in verse 14, and thus chosen to use the word "miracles" instead of "wonders" for verse 14.  It might also be the subtle fact that verse 14 dropped the word "megas" (great) from before the word "sēmeion," yet those wonders/miracles were impressive enough to transform the identity of the masses who beheld them to the identity of the first beast.  I cannot find a single sign, enchantment or wonder in the whole Bible that was done by the wicked that was called a "miracle," in the King James Bible, except for in this one verse in the Revelation.
 
The signs and wonders done by the second beast, if I am correct, consist of (or include) the airshow over Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. They were broadcast to the world, via international satellite, as a sign of the UN Coalition's might and power.  Ironically, that might and power is supposed to have been impressive enough that the world embraced the might and power as being a peace agent.  This is because the UN coalition that paraded their "miracles" such that the world would see that that might and power allowed for the international community to go into Kuwait and take it back from Saddam Hussein without having to launch a bloody ground attack.  War is still war, though.   The entire bloody idea of creating peace agencies and regulations that make war less brutal is ridiculous, because war is war.  Peace thru strength is an unholy and backwards game played by politicians and power brokers.  The governments would like for us to believe that human lives are worth the sacrifice as long as the losses of life are kept minimal.
 
If you recall, H.W. Bush Sr. was aired defending his leading the world into war in the Persian Gulf.  In his speech, former President Bush Sr. said, "I was not going to sit idly by while that aggressor, Saddam Hussein, took the world's oil supply hostage."  Bush made other comments in jest, as well, in various other public addresses.  One comment that I remember Bush making was that the Gulf War gave a new meaning to the "burning bush."  There is no doubt that the Persian Gulf War was about the oil reserves under the ground between Kuwait and Iraq.
 
Revelation 13:16-18
16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
 
17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
 
18  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
 
The United Nations' Resolution 666 coined a distribution system for use in times of international crisis.  The  resolution organized the distribution process that was-and-is to be used in order to distribute humanitarian aid to people under distress as the result of international crisis.  The resolution was adopted for the purpose of making sure humanitarian aid could be distributed without falling into the wrong hands, like Saddam Hussein's, for example, who would have loved to have gotten UN humanitarian aid for his military's use during the Persian Gulf conflict.  The United Nations' Resolution 666 set up the mark of the anti-Christ system in such a way that handlers of humanitarian aid can require proof of identification from anyone who receives aid.  This was noted by Ambassador Pickering as "safeguards" that were "not optional."  The precedence set by UN Resolution 666 is a powerful evil, for one day the entire, probably failing, global economy will boil down to the whole world receiving a mark in the forehead or right forearm, and that mark will be required of anyone who is to receive aid from global hands, (e.g. the ICRC and anyone working in conjunction with them).  This identification mark will also replace money on a global scale, so that persons not in distress will still have to have the mark of the beast in order to buy or sell.
 
I have heard it said that the 666 in Revelation 13:8 may represent man-man-man because man was created on the sixth day of creation.  I have never fully understood how the numbers 666 would be relevant as man-man-man except that it could be man's declaring himself as the Godhead.  Perhaps 666 is the chosen number because, aside from its literal significance, it also represents man's assertion of himself over God three times, in the three denials of God: the Garden of Eden, at the cross, and at the end of days where the falling away occurs:
 
II Thessalonians 2:3
3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 
 
The UN Resolution 666 also left some open doors for further legislation, all of which is (or will be) grandfathered in under the "authority" of the 666 resolution (hence the Bible says that the number is the number of his name, and the word "name" in Revelation translates from the Greek word "onoma," which means either literally, a "name," or figuratively, "authority").  To read UN Resolution 666, either click the image below to read my copy, or click on the link below this image to read it from the UN's web site:
 
 
 
I certainly do not believe like the Seventh Day Adventists who believe that the mark of the anti-Christ merely is the Saturday Sabbath having been changed to Sunday.  Their claim can be debunked with very basic common sense.  Were Sunday Sabbaths the mark of the beast, then only Sunday Sabbath Christians would be able to buy and sell in the world today.  Seventh Day Adventists, as well as non-Christians, have denied Sunday Sabbaths for centuries, and yet none of them have ever been denied the right to buy and sell for not honoring Sundays as the Sabbath Day.   
 


The United Nations' resolution 986 was used to enforce that Iraqi oil reserves were to be used to pay for the humanitarian aid relief that was shipped to the Persian Gulf.  That humanitarian aid was thus not charity, but purchases that were enforced thru the Red Cross and other cooperating humanitarian agencies, via the United Nations' Resolution 666.
 
 
I believe that the image to the beast in Revelation 13:14 is the United Nations' Coalition that was sent to the Persian Gulf during the Persian Gulf War. Do you remember the air show over Iraq that was shown to the whole world via satellite in 1990?  Do you remember generals Schwarzkopf and Colon Powell speaking to the world via satellite during that presentation?  That was signs and wonders from heaven, and the image to the beast's speaking.  Had Bush been unsuccessful at convincing the international community that the Persian Gulf War could be won by air power alone, the coalition would never have been approved.  Nobody wanted a big ground war, but since the international community was confident that the war could be won by air power alone, the UN coalition was organized with world support. The purpose of the coalition, again, is to enforce compliance with the Geneva Treaty.  This is the second beast's enforcement of the first beast, in Revelation 13.
 
I have more to share on the subject of the tribulation, on how that God, apparently, is protecting His church.  I don't have allot of verses to support that God is going to physically protect everyone single Christian who is in the church during the tribulation, but I have been sharing this concept for many years.  Christians have been martyred for centuries for Christ, and lately, so it seems, at an increased rate.  Here are the few verses, however, that support the consideration that God does have a plan to protect many in the church, even during the tribulation:
 
Revelation 12:6
6  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
 
Revelation 17:9
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
 
I have a King James Bible that was given to me as a gift back in the 1980's.  In that Bible, the above verse (Revelation 17:9) has a reference with it that links it back to Psalm 107:43.  The minute I found this connection I had a new and refreshed Spirit:
 
Psalm 107:43
43  Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
 
Consider this: the mountains are the law of the land.  How might God use the law of the land to show His children His lovingkindness?  How might God have the earth to "help the woman?"  
 
I Corinthians 15:51-52
51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
 
52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
 
Notice in these two verses that this is the rapture.  Paul states that not all will sleep, but that all shall be changed.  Then he explains that in a twinkling of an eye both the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and the living shall be changed also.  This verse explains that the rapture is also the first resurrection.  The first resurrection occurs in Revelation 20:4-5, which follows Revelation 19:20, which is the verse in which the beast and the false prophet are cast alive into the lake burning with fire and brimstone.
 
Revelation 20:4-5
4   And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
 
5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.  This is the first resurrection.
 
So you see, this is further proof that not only does the church go thru the tribulation, but also some of the church will not taste of death, as Jesus also stated.  In Mark 13 Jesus taught about the prophecy of Daniel.  In this chapter, he also told us what to do when the tribulation begins to take place:
 
Mark 13:14
14   But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
 
Psalm 110:1
 1   The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

In 1949 the fourth Geneva Convention was held.  So far, 194 countries have ratified or adopted the provisions of the 1949 convention, some with reservations.  The following paragraph came from Wikipedia, and is an excerpt from the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention.  These provisions have to do with both soldiers AND civilians who are experiencing unrest.  I have seen similar information on other links as well:
 
"Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons, their honour, their family rights, their religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs. They shall, at all times, be humanely treated, and shall be protected, especially against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against insults and public curiosity. Women shall be especially protected against any attack on their honour, in particular against rape, enforced prostitution, or any form of indecent assault. Without prejudice to the provisions relating to their state of health, age and sex, all protected persons shall be treated with the same consideration by the Party to the conflict in whose power they are, without any adverse distinction based, in particular, on race, religion or political opinion. However, the Parties to the conflict may take such measures of control and security in regard to protected persons as may be necessary as a result of the war."
 
Now, Revelation 13:15 does speak of "as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed..."
 
Revelation 13:15
15   And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
 
The way this verse is worded almost leaves me hanging, just a little bit.  I consider that verse 15 is referring to the coalition's having been authorized to use force, if necessary, in order to enforce international law.  I believe that the world's UN coalition does have the power to destroy the entire world, should the world fall into chaos and world war, but do I think this verse is saying that all who do not receive the mark of the beast will die?  Well, does it seem reasonable to restrict buying and selling to only persons who have the mark, if it is already a death sentence to refuse to worship the image to the beast?   Don't you recall that in Romans 15:51 the Apostle Paul said that not all shall sleep?  No, not everyone will die who refuses the mark of the beast!
 
Further, consider Proverbs 10:30, which promises that the wicked will never remove the righteous from the earth, (yet this verse does not contradict the rapture;  Christ most certainly did prophesy about the rapture of the church):
 
Proverbs 10:30
30   The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
 
I just do not believe that Revelation 13:15 is actually stating that everyone who refuses to worship the image to the beast will necessarily be killed.  I believe that this verse is stating the potential threat of the lives of opposition to the world governing powers, as the world beholds the UN coalition.  I do not believe there will ever be one single solitary twinkling of an eye that allows the righteous to ALL be extinguished from the earth and the unrighteous still upon it, not before, during nor after the tribulation.
 
Jesus also told us in Mathew 16:28 that not all of His followers will taste of death:
 
Mathew 16:28
28  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
 
The apostle Paul also wrote in I Corinthians 15:50 that not all will sleep:
 
I Corinthians 15:50
50 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
 
I, for one, am in no way scared to go thru the tribulation.  I am not saying that it is going to be a cakewalk, and I am not even saying that I will not be killed in the tribulation, but I am not afraid to face it.  John, "the disciple Jesus loved," was the only one of Jesus's disciples who died of natural causes.  He suffered being boiled alive, but he later died of natural causes. The dragon sure has a flood that the earth has to swallow up doesn't he?
 
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EVERY WORD AND EVERY DETAIL of the Revelation is vitally important, and this is very difficult material:
 
Revelation 22:18-19
18  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
 
19  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
 
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Lastly, consider this verse from the Revelation.  Consider what blessings might come with the 
reading, hearing and keeping the words of the Book of Revelation:
 
Revelation 1:3
3  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
 
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