Christian Churches of God
WWIII Part II:
The Whore and the Beast
(Edition 2.0 20100331-20121215-20171218)
Part II continues the organisational structure of the Last Days into the religious system of the Whore and the destruction of that system with the coming of the Messiah.
The Whore and the Beast
From Part I we saw that the Empire of the Beast was set up and that it set up a system of Government that controlled the finances of the earth. When the conflicts that system instigated have ruined many nations and they have tried to establish the false system and have occupied Jerusalem for 42 months they will be destroyed.
Over the 42 months of their rule they will be opposed by the Two Witnesses sent by God. After 1260 days they will be killed and Christ will intervene. We see the intervention in Revelation chapter 14, which finished Part I. See The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135).
The elect of the 144,000 and the Great Multitude are with Christ and then the great Whore of Babylon falls (Rev. 14:8).
After Babylon falls the Third Angel declares the fate of the people who take the mark of the Beast over that period of 1263 days.
The next sequence shows how the Great Whore seeks to control the Beast and falls.
The elect who conquer the Beast are then with Christ when the nations are dealt with.
However, before it is all over the Whore is destroyed in its attempt to control the world. Satan hates the Whore and gives power to the Beast to destroy the Whore. The Trinitarian system combined and Rome seek to control the world under this system; however, the Whore itself has been penetrated by Satan and his servants and they are already in control of vast sections of it.
Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended. 2And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! 4Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed." 5After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, 6and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues, robed in pure bright linen, and their breasts girded with golden girdles. 7And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever; 8and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were ended.
It is at this time that one of the archangels that are the four living creatures, hands the seven vials of the wrath of God to the seven angels of the final sequence.
Christ destroys the Antichrist and the False Prophet on his return and the First Resurrection occurs. It is from this time that the Trinitarian Church is destroyed completely.
These seven vials of the wrath of God are the final destruction of the false system and as we will see no one repents. The first vial is poured on those who took the mark of the Beast and they do not repent.
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God." 2So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the Beast and worshiped its image. The Second Angel then continues what was started in the Seven Trumpets and the whole of the sea turns to blood and everything in it dies. 3The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died that was in the sea. Then the Third angel pours his vial on the waters of the rivers and springs and they become blood. 4The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood. 5And I heard the angel of water say, "Just art thou in these thy judgments, thou who art and wast, O Holy One. 6For men have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. It is their due!" 7And I heard the altar cry, "Yea, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are thy judgments!"
This punishment is against mankind as it has persecuted the elect and killed God’s servants and the altar cries out against them.
We now see that the Global Warming being touted by the scientists is beginning to happen and will now continue under the fourth angel until men are scorched by the heat of the sun and the fires and the disasters that follow it.
8The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch men with fire; 9men were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
They curse God because of it yet they still do not repent and give Him glory. It is obvious from prophecy that the Sun is the cause of Global Warming and it is not manmade but the demons have created the false science to draw attention from prophecy (see the papers Global Warming and Bible Prophecy (No. 218); Global Warming: Historical Cycles (No. 218b) and Climate Change 2021 and the New World Order (No. 218C)).
10The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was in darkness; men gnawed their tongues in anguish 11and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
In all this anguish they still do not repent of their deeds.
The Empire based on Europe and the UN is put under process of destruction and they summon aid from the servant of the fallen Host. The kings of the East then march against Christ and the elect. The Middle East is dry and desolate and the kings march through it.
12The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river Euphra'tes, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
This sequence is put in place so that the entire armies of the earth are assembled by the demonic spirits of the Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet. The text at verse 15 shows that it is over the period that Christ comes and deals with these people that all this is happening. It is a very fast process, fortunately. See Wars of the End Part IIIB: War Against Christ (No. 141E_2)).
13And I saw, issuing from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three foul spirits like frogs; 14for they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!") 16And they assembled them at the place which is called in Hebrew Armaged'don.
The battle of Armageddon is the final phase. After that it is all accomplished. See The Wars of the Last Days and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141B) and Wars of the End Part III: Armageddon and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141E).
Revelation 16 (continued)
17The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18And there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as had never been since men were on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered great Babylon, to make her drain the cup of the fury of his wrath. 20And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found; 21and great hailstones, heavy as a hundred-weight, dropped on men from heaven, till men cursed God for the plague of the hail, so fearful was that plague.
At this last vial the entire world’s system falls. The cities of the nations and their corrupt administrations and laws and systems are all destroyed.
Judgment of the Whore
The next chapter 17 deals with the judgment of the Whore.
It explains its sequence and its sins. It takes us back in time and goes through the sequence of its operations and its persecution of God’s people. It is the great Babylonian Mystery Religion that goes through the complete stages in Daniel chapter 2 through the Babylonians, Medes and Persians and the Greeks, and their splits and the Roman Empire both east and west of iron and the Holy Roman Empire of the feet of iron and clay; and then the final Empire of the Beast of the ten toes. Christ finally comes as the rock uncut by human hands and destroys the entire edifice in the Last Days.
This system of the Triune God of the Whore has killed many of God’s servants and for that she is judged.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is seated upon many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become drunk." 3And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication; 5and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's abominations." 6And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marvelled greatly.
The Angel explains exactly who she is. (See also the papers Mysticism Chapter 1 (No. B7_1)ff. (also in Mysticism, CCG Publishing.)
Revelation 17 (continued)
7But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. 8The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. 9This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; 10they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while. 11As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition. 12And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. 13These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast; 14they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful." 15And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth."
One does not have to be a genius to work out what city it is that sits on seven hills and has dominion over the kings of the earth.
There is only one city that it can be and that is Rome and the religion that it represents is the Babylonian system that it inherited.
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor. 2And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul and hateful bird; 3for all nations have drunk the wine of her impure passion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her wantonness." 4Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; 5for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. 7As she glorified herself and played the wanton, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning. Since in her heart she says, `A queen I sit, I am no widow, mourning I shall never see,' 8so shall her plagues come in a single day, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who judges her." 9And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and were wanton with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning; 10they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, "Alas! alas! thou great city, thou mighty city, Babylon! In one hour has thy judgment come." 11And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo any more, 12cargo of gold, silver, jewels and pearls, fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory, all articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. 14"The fruit for which thy soul longed has gone from thee, and all thy dainties and thy splendor are lost to thee, never to be found again!" 15The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud, 16"Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked with gold, with jewels, and with pearls! 17In one hour all this wealth has been laid waste." and all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, "What city was like the great city?" 19And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out, "Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! In one hour she has been laid waste. 20Rejoice over her, O heaven, O saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!" 21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So shall Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and shall be found no more; 22and the sound of harpers and minstrels, of flute players and trumpeters, shall be heard in thee no more; and a craftsman of any craft shall be found in thee no more; and the sound of the millstone shall be heard in thee no more; 23and the light of a lamp shall shine in thee no more; and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall be heard in thee no more; for thy merchants were the great men of the earth, and all nations were deceived by thy sorcery. 24And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth."
After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, 2for his judgments are true and just; he has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged on her the blood of his servants." 3Once more they cried, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”
The Host sang praise at the judgement of the whore and the destruction of her people and priests and her system.
Fall of the Whore
Let us look at the background to the fall of this system in the Last Days from comments by an insider and an historian. He had to write this work as a novel to disguise some elements of what he says but he declared it to be true. He was later killed.
From Windswept House by Malachi Martin
The formation of the Beast was a creation of the whore.
25 March 1957
There were six Foreign Ministers who met in Rome to sign the Treaty to create the European Economic Community. These were:
Belgium Paul-Henri Spaak
France Robert Schuman & Jean Monet
W Germany Konrad Adenauer
Following this they had an audience with Pope Pius XII who after their departure said to his German Jesuit companion: “The new Europe will have its little day, Father. But only a day.”
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The Empire of the Beast will come together and rule for one hour. He was interpreting that as a day. It may be as long as a month but no longer. However, this pope prophesied it would be only one day.
John XXIII in a discussion re 3rd Secret of Fatima, which was to be issued by the Pope of 1960, decided that the situation with Russia was delicate. The result of a mandate described by sister Lucia from “the Queen of Heaven” would be tantamount to branding Russia and Nikita Khrushchev as criminal. The result would be to unleash persecutions and the secret was not revealed.
Russia was however to be dedicated to the Mother Goddess and will in fact be part of the wars of the end (see the paper War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294)).
11 October 1962 to 8 December 1965
The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, was the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It opened under Pope John XXIII on October 11, 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1965. At least four future pontiffs took part in the council's opening session: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, who on succeeding Pope John XXIII took the name of Paul VI; Bishop Albino Luciani, the future Pope John Paul I; Bishop Karol Wojtyła, who became Pope John Paul II; and Father Joseph Ratzinger, present as a theological consultant, who became Pope Benedict XVI.
29 June 1963 see pages 7-20 for procedures.
Feast day of SS. Peter and Paul, 8 days after the election of the pope.
What occurred was that the enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer took place in the Vatican in the Chapel of St Paul. Satanist tradition is that the “Time of the Prince” would be when a Pope took the name of the Apostle Paul.
This would be the “Availing Time”.
At the same time a synchronised ceremony would also take place in S Carolina USA.
6 Aug 1978 this pope died.
The “wrong pope” was elected who died 33 days later. David Yallop in his book In God’s Name (Jonathan Cape, 1984) written at the request of insiders in the Vatican alleges he was murdered and reports the facts of the matter.
From examination of the papers of these two popes by The Cardinal Secretary of State (who was fully involved and who later died in Mablon on 19 March 1979), it would seem that they, or certainly John Paul 1, knew of the enthronement.
Pope John Paul II was also not the ‘complaisant’ pope they had planned, according to Martin.
The enthronement of Lucifer as God in the Vatican was accompanied by a contemporary ceremony in the USA. The ceremony conducted by a bishop and other notaries in the USA was utterly disgusting and demonic and we will not discuss it here.
The fact is that there is no conflict in Freemasonry and the Vatican, they operate together.
Moreover, the US strategic policy plays hand in hand with this international Beast.
The recent popes would not play into the hands of these strategists and the satanic forces have been trying to take control. That was why Yallop was asked to expose the murder of John Paul 1, and why John Paul II was an imposition and referred to as the Slavic Pope.
At the base of the conflict between the US Satanists and the recent popes was a cornerstone of US strategic policy. It was regarded as essential to the prosperity and progress of the G7 group of industrialized nations. It was enshrined in 1974 as the National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For US Security and Overseas Interests (known simply as NSSM 200). That memo has fixed US foreign policy ever since.
It pinpoints thirteen countries as strategically important with raw materials vital to US security and with important markets for Western goods and services. The nations are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, The Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia, and Columbia. The concern cited in the Memorandum was that the birth rates of those countries were considered to be too high for stability. NSSM 200 was straightforward in its recommendations.
It recommended across the board financial assistance by the US government to these countries and to others to increase their use of contraceptives, abortion and sterilisation of both sexes; and to further foetal research.
So population control abroad was as necessary for US security as was the integrity of its own territory. This policy transcended both sides of politics. On November 26 1976 President Ford, by means of National Security Decision Memorandum 314 (NSDM 314), enshrined NSSM 200 as an obligatory guideline for all US government agencies. These range from Departments of State and Treasury, Defence, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, the Agency for International Development and the President’s Economic Council. As a result since then the US has spent more than all other countries combined on population control (cf. Martin, pp. 430-431).
The other countries supported this effort and through funds funnelled to the UN such as the UN Population Fund (UNPF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), Planned Parenthood Federation (PPF) and a host of private organisations they sought to decrease world population by any means possible.
What has been the problem is that the aims of some of the popes have run counter to the interest of the developed nations and the satanic organisations that run them and the Vatican itself.
The aims of the Humanists in the Vatican are to destroy its groupings by the use and misuse of females of all ages. By the 1990s the Slavic pope had to be confronted and brought into line for the wholesale implementation of population control. The US and the Slavic pope had to be brought to discussion so that all the nations could be brought into wholesale population control and the reported Rosicrucian, “Gibson Appleyard”, had been chosen to conduct the discussions (the name "Gibson Appleyard" is a pseudonym for the main personality; Martin, p. 431.)
The Slavic pope was selected as the best person to deal with as he was known and on the record as being “in favour of the limitation of human births in view... of possible environmental disaster stemming from overpopulation (Martin, op cit., p. 435).
Thus when his medical problem arose they were concerned.
His known tolerance in spite of what he said of what went on in the Catholic churches was indicative also that he could be used (ibid.).
They were however aware that there were limitations on how births were to be limited and the wholesale destruction of the foetuses for chemical and cosmetic use was more sensitive. The US administration had no such qualms and nor did their cosmetic and drug industry.
There was however scant morality in the Vatican concerning any substantive issue from use and misuse of female choir girls to wholesale active homosexuality in the priesthood and clerical membership of the Masonic lodges, heresy and phoney marriage annulments at 50,000 a year and on it goes.
The next phase of this population control is using the US pharmaceuticals and the Joint Trade Agreement with the countries like Australia and the other developed countries.
It used to be the practice that the Churches and Rotary and other philanthropic organisations used to get past used by date medications that were useful and they would be relabelled and sent with expert pharmacology advice to the developing countries to save the poor, and items that would save the children from brain damage through the effects of malaria and fevers.
US Big Pharma used their influence to stop the repackaging and the donation of such medications and forced their destruction and this caused the deaths of many through their greed and population reduction agendas.
This is not accidental. This is deliberate policy. In the same way the banning of DDT was a deliberate political agenda to enforce death by malaria in the developing countries and over one million extra people died unnecessarily each year the ban was in force, and the UN allowed it. Finally they were forced by the science of the matter to lift the ban and restore some control over the deaths by malaria. All of this is direct population control measures that are now enlisting the religious control systems to increase population reduction controls. These are crimes against humanity.
There is a social revolution currently underway that was created by the New World Order Banking system to destroy the family unit. The feminist movement was bankrolled by the bankers to get the females into the materialist society and destroy the family unit. This was achieved after WWII and the reorganisation of Europe and the West generally. The feminist movement will turn the system against itself using abortion and its own self interest.
What will emerge in the Last Days are three religious systems. The attack by the civil structure on the Trinitarian system has been aided by the Satanists within the Trinitarian system itself. The Protestant system has been undermined by the gay and lesbian and Satanist movements. What has been forced is a division in the Protestant movement such that the traditionalists are being forced and reorganised into the more conservative of the Roman elements. The harlot daughters of the whore will be forced back together into the basic Trinitarian movement.
To achieve that Rome is now making accommodation for the married clergy so that they can enter as married priests.
The feminists and the gay and lesbian movement will force the accommodation of female clergy.
The more “liberal” movements will alter the religious structure so that the more religious of the so-called Christian structures will form a modified multi-religious new age movement comprised also of vegetarians, and marriage will be modified so that same sex structure and de-facto systems will become the norm as it is now becoming.
The third element in the system will be the final Church of God system of the Last Days.
That system will be the smallest at first but will grow until a concerted effort is made to eliminate it and Christ will return to save it. In the rule of the Philadelphians the church will consolidate and grow.
Its doctrine will be solidified and its system will be established. It will finally be relieved by the Witnesses and it will be part of the division on the economic system.
There will be two basic divisions based on the economic system in the end. The Trinitarian and the Multi-religious system will be merged because of the financial system of the Beast.
In the same way the people that believe that they differ from the Church of God will ultimately be forced into the Churches of God system because of the requirement to conform to God’s Calendar in order to survive without the mark of the Beast. The Calendar will be resolved by the availability of Manna for the Sabbaths, New Moons and Feasts. One can argue till one is blue in the face but it will be there or it will not be there.
Those who can neither buy nor sell will have to rely on God and His Calendar to stay alive. As Israel was in the wilderness so will be the Church of God in the Last Days. Our bread and water will be sure and we will feed on the body of Christ over that period. God never does anything that He does not provide a way of escape for us. We will be forced to keep the Sabbaths and the New Moons and Holy Days and there will be no doubt as to when they are as there will be no food on those days. We will walk by faith for 42 months while the Beast is in power. After the Witnesses have finished, at the end of that time, the Messiah will return and we will be resurrected and translated. See the paper Wars of the End Part II: 1260 Days of the Witnesses (No. 141D)).
Christ will deal with the false prophet and the Antichrist on his return.
Over this period the Beast will turn on the Whore. The Roman Clergy will be destroyed.
The problems escalated under Pontiff Benedict XVI. The next pope replacing him was a Jesuit who took the name Francis I. As prophesied by Francis of Assisi he was not canonically elected due to the time sequence being breached as discussed in paper No. 288. He is a Jesuit Marxist and is working towards the final conflicts. Unless he is replaced by his enemies with the last canonical pope, he will leave Rome over the bodies of his priests and he will be the last pope (see the paper The Last Pope (No. 288)).
This pope, the Red Black, is supposedly the Last Pope and is referred to in Malachy's prophecy as Peter the Roman. However, this pope was not canonically elected and hence his reign may be invalid, but for the present he is doing all that is required for this last officer of the system of the Whore. We are in the last days and the Beast and little horn will emerge under the blue beret or turban of the UN in this last empire of Satan.
Rome itself will be wiped out. It will face natural catastrophes. The prophets have said that its end will come with a flood.
At present there is an active volcano at the base of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Masili volcano is 9800 feet high. It is 44 miles long and 19 miles wide and reaches up to one quarter of a mile (less than 500 metres) below sea level and is capable of destroying all of Southern Italy including Naples and Rome. The merchants of the beast power will be struck by the enormous catastrophe. It could erupt tomorrow.
Rome’s destruction will come in a single day. It will be destroyed. It will be attacked by the forces of Islam first and the populace will turn against the priesthood also and then Rome itself will be totally destroyed. It will be bombed and then destroyed with the flood.
The Book of Daniel is concerned with the heirs of Babylon and the Mystery of the Whore.
The system explained in Daniel chapter 2 continues until the Last Days and we have explained the beast with the head of gold down to the ten toes of iron and miry clay in previous papers. The feet of the idol were the feet of iron and clay which was the successor to the Roman Empire, i.e. The Holy Roman Empire, and the last empire of ten toes is the Empire of the Beast that seeks to destroy the Whore which is the Trinitarian Church that emerged from the Empire based on Rome and Constantinople.
The story of the Kings of the North and South carries on through Daniel chapter 11. The explanation of the text is given in the paper concerning Daniel chapter 11 (see No. F027xi).
In the wars of the Kings of the North and South we see in chapter 11:30 in the phases of the Kings that the ships of the Kittim was a time on which the King of the North turned the wars into a religious conflict against the Holy Covenant and the people of God. There will be a serious and long lasting persecution of the elect by this Northern Religious system.
The Church of God will be penetrated by flatterers and those of the false religion of the Whore. Many will die from persecution but they will make their robes white in the blood of the lamb. That has occurred over the twentieth century and is about to be brought to an end over the next few years.
30For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall be afraid and withdraw, and shall turn back and be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and give heed to those who forsake the holy covenant. 31Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate. 32He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant; but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action. 33And those among the people who are wise shall make many understand, though they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plunder, for some days. 34When they fall, they shall receive a little help. And many shall join themselves to them with flattery; 35and some of those who are wise shall fall, to refine and to cleanse them and to make them white, until the time of the end, for it is yet for the time appointed. 36"And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is determined shall be done. 37He shall give no heed to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women; he shall not give heed to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all. 38He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these; a god whom his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god; those who acknowledge him he shall magnify with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.
The system will be handed over to these idolaters divided, and the supporters of this false religion of the Whore will be given power and the capacity to own and control the distribution of land.
We move to the time of the end and this last great conflict at the end of the persecutions.
Daniel 11 (continued)
40"At the time of the end the king of the south shall attack him; but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. 41He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. 42He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow in his train. 44But tidings from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go forth with great fury to exterminate and utterly destroy many. 45And he shall pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, with none to help him.
The King of the South will precipitate this Last War. It will involve the Egyptians who went against the North in 1956 in the Suez crisis and took control of Suez. This was the sequence of the last 40 years of the time of the nations (see the paper The Fall of Egypt: The Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 036)).
The Empire of the Beast began to be formed from this time also. This last great conflict continues from 2001 to 2027.
Within that period will be the First Resurrection of the dead.
The Archangel Michael will lead the conflict and save Israel.
"At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. 2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
At this time our power as a Holy People is broken and then the First Resurrection occurs. The conflict continues onwards after that and Christ destroys the Roman System and the Empire of the Beast and the Antichrist and False Prophet.
Daniel 12 (continued)
5Then I Daniel looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. 6And I said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, "How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?" 7The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives for ever that it would be for a time, two times, and half a time; and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be accomplished. 8I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, "O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?" 9He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. 10Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand. 11And from the time that the continual burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12Blessed is he who waits and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13But go your way till the end; and you shall rest, and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days."
(See paper No. F027xii)
The Whore will seek to control the destruction of the Holy People and will succeed for a time but the Beast will turn on the Whore and destroy it because Satan has hated the Whore but had to create the structure to prevent the growth of the Church of God and was constrained in that he could not destroy the Bible and the calling of the elect.
In the end, when his time is so short, he destroys the Whore because its purpose is complete and it is no longer necessary.
The Church of God will be protected by God and we will not have finished fleeing through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes (Mat. 10:23 cf. The Place of Safety (No. 194)).
See also the following papers: