Four Ancient Spirits
Daniel 2:31-45 “Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” The ten toes represent ten kingdoms, the ten nations that will be the prominent kingdoms of the European Union. Within there will be strength in a partial unity (the iron) yet division and differences between them (the clay).
Each empire had a spirit connected to it, a principality. Today we are seeing the spirit of
Babylon, the spirit of Medo-Persia, the spirit of Greeceand the spirit of Rome, the spirit that determined the nature of each of these empires, all at work in Americatoday.
Iraq, where we are fighting terrorism today, was the headquarters of Babylon, which is about 30 miles from Baghdad today. The Babylonian Empire also encompasses what is Lebanonand Syriatoday. Following the Babylonians were the Medes and Persians. The Iranian people today still call themselves Persians. The Persians took part of what is Pakistanand Afghanistanover to India. This Empire was also headquartered in Babylon as well. Their Empire fell and the Grecian Empire arose that took over Macedonian and even Egypt, much larger and then came the Roman Empire which was even larger, the largest of those Empires.
Revelation 13:1-2 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The Head of Gold in Daniel was
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” We see that image of Babylon. In Daniel 7:4-6 “ Babylon used is that of a lion. Then Media-Persia is represented as a bear. Then the Grecian Empire is alluded to as a leopard. The antichrist, according to Revelation 13, takes over and rules that area which includes Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Southern Russia, Syriaand all the way to the northern part of Egypt. That is all Muslim territory. No American or Jew will ever rule over that area, but a Muslim can and will.
Every empire of Biblical prophecy has had a spirit ruling over it. In Daniel 12:1 it speaks of Michael, the chief archangel, who is the chief prince for the nation of
Israeland watches over Israeland battles for And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Revelation 12:7 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” Again, we see Michael. But there are principalities, which are like a five-star general in Satan’s kingdom. Israel. “
Revelation 12:3, 9 “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads… And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Here Satan is revealed as a dragon or serpent with 7 heads, which represent the 7 major empires in the Bible. They are
Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, Rome and the seventh Empire which is the EU. These are the 7 heads of the dragon.
It is not that the people are all so wicked, but that the spirits that rule over the leadership of these areas and these ancient empires. That is where they persecute the Jewish people, it is where they always try to attack the covenant of God and try to do away with righteousness and the Word of God. I will talk about
Every one of these past empires (and the current EU) have had a spirit that ruled over them. The Babylonian Empire was known for occultism. The Persians were known for passing laws against righteousness. The Grecian empire was known for their tolerance and humanism and for accepting any and every god. It was okay to be tolerant.
These old Empires of Babylon, Media-Persia and
Greecedo not exist today, although the countries do. Yet in Revelation 13:1-2 we were told that the antichrist is like a bear and leopard and lion. That means there will be a reformation of the ancient empires under one leader. We know that Saudi Arabiahas a king and that Iraqis forming a government, Syriahas a president – each has their own leader. Yet one day an Islamic man will arise and will unite them all under his rule, the man called the antichrist. That means that these old spirits that ruled the old empires will arise again.
Babylon the main spirit was occultism, astrologers, star gazers, those who divine things out of cups, etcetera. Americain the early 90’s started experiencing a revival of occultism greater than at any time in our history. We have had a great increase in psychic, occultist, evil spirit based TV shows and movies. We had TV psychics who charged $5.95 per minute to tell people things they already knew. One large psychic network went 50 million in the hole and went bankrupt. Well if they were such good psychics and could tell the future, then how come they didn’t know that this would happen to them? Why did they start such a failure?
California a lady who said she was a psychic went to a hospital and had an MRI and then said it caused her to loose her psychic powers and sued the hospital and got two million dollars for loosing her livelihood. Give me a break. Why didn’t they just ask, are you a psychic? Yes. Are you a good psychic? Yes. Could you foretell the future? Yes. Then how come you didn’t know that if you had the MRI you would loose your powers? There are so many of these so-called great psychics. If so, then how come none knew where Saddam was or where bin Laden is?
Anyway, the point is that the spirit of occultism, in fortune telling and astrology and so many occultic things are sweeping
Americatoday. On the other side of the coin, someone praying in a church got the revelation and told the church and it was posted, that Saddam would be found hiding in a hole in the ground.
Anyway, then came the Medes and Persians. They began to pass laws that restricted religious worship. Daniel 6:7-8 “All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.” Once they established a law, it could not be changed. Daniel was praying three times a day, so they passed a law that made it illegal to pray to any god and tried to restrict his walk with God.
Daniel 6:10-11 “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.”
That is the same spirit that has swept through the judicial system of
America. There may be some good judges, but at the upper levels, there is a total lack of respect for the truth, the foundations of our nation and our constitution. In fact God is mostly mocked in our judicial system as is our constitution. They have decided that the constitution is a living document that changes with their will, rather than by constitutional amendment as required and provided for.
The Medes and Persians passed laws to restrict spiritual things, as prayer. It has happened in
America. In 1963 the judicial system made it illegal to have a Bible in the public school system. Then they maad it illegal to pray in the public school system. Then they made laws to legalize abortion and even to fund it with public dollars and now they have legalized gay marriage (May 2004). All of these things were not done by laws passed by our legislature, but my judicial fiat. All of this is not a political issue, thought they try to make it so, but in reality it is a spiritual issue. The spirit of the Medes and Persians is hovering over our judicial system, passing laws to limit what you can say and the freedom to speak what you believe, against the law to say anything negative about the morals of others (as homosexuality is a sin) and to limit where you worship as associations are trying to pass laws that you can’t have a home Bible study and some have made it illegal, because they say that the church is a business, though a non-profit one, but a business that is not allowed in homes made for single family dwelling and are zoned as non-commercial.
Then came the Grecian Empire. The spirit of
Greeceis also affecting Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Americatoday. Alexander the Great brought what was known as the Hellenistic age to the civilized world. Thus the Greeks began special cultural and learning centers and were very tolerant of every god or religion. They had Apollos, Athena, Zeus, Demetrius, Artemus and many more. They had every known type of god. It was the ecumenical movement of the day and Paul preached to them the one they referred to as the unknown god. Acts 17:22-23 “ .” Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you
To speak against any god in the Greek time was considered intolerant and anyone doing so was persecuted. Does that sound like
Americatoday? Let’s be politically correct and tolerant of everyone and what we say. Here is a man selling drugs, but we need to be tolerant, after all, he might have had a bad past. Another man is having sex with an 8 year old girl, oh but he might have had some problems growing up we don’t understand so we have to be tolerant. Who didn’t have problems growing up? Most all the men in the Bible were from dysfunctional families to begin with.
In Genesis 9:21-23 after the flood we see that Noah got drunk and laid naked in his tent. Then in Genesis 19:30-36
Lot was seduced by his daughters producing two sons. Gideon saves the nation of Israel, then builds an ephod and worships it (Judges 8:27).
So there was dysfunction in the Bible. But when it came to standing up for what is right they were totally intolerant. Look at these.
John the Baptist in Luke 3:7 to the people and then in verse 19-20 to King Herod, “Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?.. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.”
Elijah in 1 Kings 21:19 to Ahab, “And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.”
Jesus in Luke 11:46 to the lawyers of the day, “And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.”
Paul in 1 Corinthians 5:5 to the church about a man who had slept with his father’s wife, “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”
Moses in Exodus 32:20 “And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strowed it upon the water, and made the children of
” Israeldrink of it.
Elisha in 2 Kings 5:27 speaking to Gahezi “The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.”
Peter in Acts 5:1-10 to Ananias and Sapphira “But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it, at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.”
Being compassionate towards people’s problems is one thing. To accept the problem is another. It is the difference between loving the sinner and hating the sin. It doesn’t matter where a person comes out of or where they are from or what they have done, whether homosexuality, drugs, pornography, prostitution. You can love the person but still look at them and tell them in love, that sin is killing you and will destroy you unless you get set free. That which you are doing is and will be detrimental to you in the end if you don’t get free from it. You can love the sinner and hate the sin and what it does to people and how it destroys lives. Yet the world doesn’t understand that and refuses to recognize that it is possible to hate sin and still love the sinner.
The reason many are morally and spiritually attacking us and the
U.S., is because they don’t understand and see things the way we do or believe what we do. Yet for the grace of God, that could be us.
The spirit of
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God knows that sins that are coming against the Greeceis to ruffle no feathers, to be tolerant of all. Yet, in the Bible, all great men of God ruffled the feathers of the people of their day. Some say, what’s the big deal and why are you getting so stirred up about the things that are happening in America, as allowing homosexuals to marry, after all it’s their life not yours and don’t they have a right to marry whom they want, just as you do? The big deal is that God loves you so much He wants to spend eternity with you. Jesus wanted you to spend eternity with Him and so He gave His life for you. John 3:16 says “ and the way things are going spiritually now will cause many more to end up in an eternal damnation, eternally separated from Him. So, God allows acts of judgment to get the peoples attention to get them to return to Him. Yet, when God allows such, men think that God is being mean and ask, “Why did He allow this?” If God is a loving and merciful God, why would He allow this to happen and innocent people to die? They asked those questions after the attack on 9/11. United States
It is because He loves us! Consider what a grace and covenant that Jesus should give His life for us. Consider John 10:10. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Who would want a covenant that says you can have eternal life and be delivered from all your bondages and sins and forgiven and given new life? Yet, they stomp that covenant and say that they don’t want righteousness, they want freedom to kill innocent babies and call it abortion instead of murder, and they want the freedom to sin against God’s order of the family in homosexual marriages, though it will bring destruction of the family unit, the basis of society.
So, God says, “ok, I will bring judgment upon you in hopes that you will turn back to me and repent so that you can spend eternity with me.” The problem is men are thinking of temporal things and their own lusts and desires of the minute and God has eternity on His mind and is working because of eternity, which we are not considering as we continue in our blatant sin against Him. God knows we need to be delivered from our sin so that we don’t spend eternity in hell. God doesn’t hate you; He allows bad things to come into your life to get your attention so that you will turn to Him in repentance so that He can save you from your sin.
The final empire of prophecy was the
Roman Empire. Americais much like Rome. Let us look at the Roman influence upon America, some of the parallels.
One Caesar One President
Had a Senate Has a Senate
Had a Capitol Hill Has a Capitol Hill
Had greatest military Has greatest military
Had the Eagle for an emblem Has the Eagle for an emblem
There are three things that began to affect the
Roman Empire. Rome was consumed with (1) Sports and Games for which they built stadiums. In the Middle East, every city had a theatre or amphitheater; it was the center of entertainment. They loved sports. (2) They were eaten up with sexual pleasure. They were filled with hot baths of immorality and also homosexuality. (3) They had many gods and accepted them all ( Rome had no one or main god).
These three things are a picture of
Americatoday. We have made sports an idol and those who play sports are heroes and above the normal population, we are full of sexual permissiveness and everything goes from free sex to pornography and homosexuality and we no longer are ‘one nation under God’ but have many gods in out land. The Roman Empire was never defeated by another army. It deteriorated morally from the inside. America, the way we are going, if God’s people don’t stand up and speak up to bring morally right people into place to follow the Lord, will continue to deteriorate from within. The grades of students will get worse and all ethics will die out and nobody will care. The work ethic will die as already most the young people don’t want to work for a living but to have it given to them, they are irresponsible and often don’t show up for work. It isn’t their highest priority. In Rome, they had a welfare system and everyone got on it and they had to pass a law that a person couldn’t quit their job to try and keep people working. In Rome they quit having children because taxes got so high. We are headed for that same thing with a declining birth rate in which if it wasn’t for foreign immigration our population numbers would be declining. We are no longer replacing ourselves and average less than two children per family and homosexuals don’t have children, but they will soon be allowed to adopt them, which will come after establishing the new laws and redefining marriage. Then those children will grow up not having any idea of what a family is supposed to be, as more and more already are growing up without a mother and father. The family unit is disintegrating and homosexual marriage will only make it worse and will lead to the destruction of our society as we know it.
Judgment is coming to
America. Anarchy is coming to America. Martial law is coming to America. Everything will soon be turned upside down. Everything will be shaken to the core. Or way of life is about to come to an end. This will no longer be the land of the free and home of the brave. Can you see it? The handwriting is on the wall.
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