King Nebudchadneezar II and the Final 'Little Horn' ?
"To some degree it is a shame that Satan seems to know more about : the WORD of GOD, GOD's Promises and Bible Prophecy than 'some Christians.' The Born Again believer should be the one with more insight and guidance about GOD's WORD and the Biblical Prophecies because it is promised in John 16 : 13."
- Mario Romano
King Nebuchadneezar's reign over Babylon was like having all 3 branches of government put into one single man. Nebuchadneezar was like Babylon's : Executive, Legislative and Judicial all roled up into one individual : King Nebuchadneezar and that is clearly revealed in the Book of Daniel, Nebuchadneezar symbolizes the head of gold because he enjoyed and had absolute power and authority over almost every major : Military, Economic and even Religious decision throughout Babylon. ( Daniel 2 : 37- 38 ) In contrast, the world has changed, societies and civilizations have grown more complex and even in authoritarian countries the authoritarian leaders there acknowledge that if they are to govern and hold on to power they must make some concessions to the other power : elites, autocrats and filthy rich in those countries. ( Like Russia's Putin; he long ago struck a deal with Russian Oligarchs there*) The final Beast will be composed of 10 King's very simply because we now live in a planet where 'NO' one country can really afford $$$ to go on a global conquest by itself. And in a union such as the European Union there is still massive disagreement about so many things 'BUT' the hour and day is fast approaching when a 'Revamped European Union of 10' will arise to fully accomplish what the present behemothic European Union will never be able to as 'Divided, Fragmented and $$$ Insolvent as some of its members are getting !!! The present EU very simply has too many heads trying to lead it into different directions and that's why its going to go under in the future so that a smaller and more decisive EU of 10 King's will be able to rise from the sea with 'One Mind and One Purpose' something that has eluded the present European Union leadership because some seek more autonomy from the EU and yet others seek more : Political, Military & Economic unification !!!
According to most archaelogists and experts in Babilonian history and society, Nebuchadneezar II, King of Babylon reigned 605 B.C - 562 B.C. Nebuchadneezar II was the longest and most powerful reigning monarch in the Neo-Babylonian empire. At its height Babylon was a thriving 'city-state' empire with an estimated population of over 200,000+, it is somewhat important to understand that modern 21st Century cities like New York City and Hong Kong would easily eclipse the original Babylon in : size, wealth and population 'BUT' Babylon and its King Nebuchadneezar were at thee apex of world civilization in that specific time in human history and even though they were not anywhere technologically advanced as we are today; under the reign of King Nebuchadneezar II Babylon was simply in a position that was ahead of its time and ahead of its neighboring enemies !!! King Nebuchadneezar had perfected the concept of the city-state and under his rule Babylon thrived and conquered several of its neighboring enemies.
In today's article we will focus on the similarities between King Nebuchadneezar II, and the world's final Totalitarian that will rise out of the revised Roman Empire in these last days. The Holy Bible has much to say about these two enemies of Israel.
As we study Babylon it is 'Important' to understand that it most definitely was 'NOT' an Islamic Empire; Mohammed had yet to be born, the Babylonians were clearly "Pagan" period. It should also be noted that 'NOT' one of Daniel's 4 Beasts were Muslim either and much less the 4th and final Roman Beast. Islam will historically 'Rise and Fall' in between the Israeli-Jewish diaspora and the rise of the final 4th Roman Beast with its Psycho 'Little Horn.' !!! EUinProphecy.com has for several years now been teaching that most of the Islamic nations and Islamic population will suffer 'MASSIVE' losses during the upcoming wars in the Middle East as well as by nuclear war in the heartland of Islam. ( Revelation 9:14 )
Quick Military Differences Between Babylonian Military & Endtimes 4th Roman Military Beast :
It should be rather obvious that there is almost no comparison between the primitive army of men that King Nebudchadneezar employed to conquer and subject a great part of the Mediterranean region during his reign and today's NATO nuclear Forces. The final and upcoming 'Little Horn' will not only enjoy and have at his disposal : nuclear, chemical and biological weapons 'BUT' he will also literally possess unholy supernatural powers that 'NO' totalitarian in all of human history has been entrusted directly from Satan !!! Another great difference between both 'Prophetic Beasts' is the size of their armies. It is estimated that the Babylonian army consisted of about 6,000-12,000 men ( soldiers*) and not all of them were professional soldiers such as those would later develop and form such as in Sparta,Greece and later in the Roman Empire. The endtimes 4th Roman Beast will easily deploy millions of soldiers when it attacks and conquers a great part of the Middle East including Israel in the future and some of this is just 'common sense' to some degree because anyone who will want to militarily confront a nuclear Israel and an Israeli population in which almost everyone bears semi-automatic arms on a daily basis is going to need millions of soldiers to extract a victory from Israel without totally destroying the city and the small country with nuclear weapons !
Similarities Between the 1st and 4th Beast :
1. Both leaders of these two Gentile & Pagan Beasts conquer : Israel and Jerusalem ( Jeremiah 29 : 1-14 and Zechariah 14 : 12 )
2. Both of these empires arise from the region of the Mediterranean Sea ( Revelation 13 : 1 ) ( Geographically speaking both physically border the Mediterranean Sea )
3. Although these 2 Pagan Empires arise to global prominance it is 'ONLY' because our sovereign GOD allows them to, so that they will be GOD's instruments of judgement against a rebellious and disobedient Israel ( Jeremiah 27 : 6 & Daniel 2 : 37 ) Throughout history we witness GOD using one Beast to tear down another one; although GOD makes 'NO' man to sin, GOD does have the power to give people up to their sins and allow them to become 'Spiritually Blind' !!!
4. Both of these 'Regional' empires were EPICENTERED in the Mediterranean region; meaning 'NOT' in North America nor in the South China Sea region. Yes, the Biblical Prophecies do state that the whole world will marvel after the final 4th Roman Beast "BUT" we should also understand that according to Daniel 2 : 39 the 3rd Greecian Beast will rule the world ( Obviously 'NOT' literally the entire world like North, South and Central America, but the world in which Israel exists in and is surrounded by and about )
5. GOD and GOD alone; the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL sovereignly allows Nebuchadneezar to become very powerful for a 'Specified' period of time and then you guessed it 'Judgement' the final 4th Beast and its 'Little Horn' will be no different in the case of the 'Latter' GOD only allows Satan to give the endtime 'Little Horn' all of his diabolical powers for 3 and a half years and not one day more !!!
6. Both Nebudchadneezar and the 'Little Horn had / will have a great 'IMAGE' of themselves made for people to worship it or death will follow !!! ( Daniel 3 : 1-6 and Revelation 13 : 15 )
7. Both; Babylon and the 4th Roman Beast had/ will have 2 Hebrew Prophets before them we know that during the two Babylonian/ Egyptian exiles Daniel and Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 40 : 1 ) were forcefully uprooted from Israel in the case of the final Beast, GOD will "NOT" permit the exile of His chosen 2 Witnesses, this time GOD is empowering them with divine powers that preceded any and all movie superheroes in this 21st Century !!! ( Revelation 11 : 3 )
8. Both Babylon under King Nebuchadneezar II and the endtimes 'Little Horn' were / are prophesied to militarily conquer 'NOT' just Israel and Jerusalem but also many neighboring/regional countries around the Mediterranean like Egypt in the process. ( Daniel 11:42 )
9. Both leaders eventually become 'Literal Beasts' we know that Nebuchadneezar was transformed into a Beast for 7 long years, his body changed by way of the 'Watchers' he grew nails like wild animals and his body hair grew and develop as thick as a wild animals too !!! ( Daniel 4 : 33 ) The lesson to be learned here is that when we continually go against GOD's commandments and keep sinning against Him without repentance, GOD will permit us to degrade ourselves to the level of animals. In the case of the final 10 Horned Beast, Satan and some other unholy spirit directly from the 'Bottomless Pit' are going to dwell in him and devoid him of whatever little human empathy was in him***
Differences between the Little Horn & Nebuchadneezar:
1. The Roman Little Horn will literally conquer and control many more nations and people's than the King of Babylon ever could.
2. The 'Little Horn' and his minions will kill more human beings and Jews than : Nebuchadneezar and Hitler put together !!!
3. The 'Little Horn' will have a nuclear capability and a sophisticated 'sea, land and airforce' that : Hitler , Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Nebuchadneezar's top military men could only dream of !!!
4. As ambitious and pagan as King Nebuchadneezar was, there are Biblical Passages that appear to indicate that he could have repented and acknowledged the GOD of Daniel late in his life ( Daniel 4 : 34-37 ) in contrast the 'Little Horn' will defy GOD and even Blaspheme Him !!! ( Revelation 13 : 6 ) Thus, without question the upcoming 'Man of Sin' is going to be one very, very evil of a man in comparison to all others before him !!!
5. The Biblical Prophecies clearly indicate that part of the 'Man of Sins' genetic make-up/ brain/ soul/ body will be directly possessed by one very unholy and malevolent entity that clearly is 'NOT' human !!! ( Revelation 11 : 7 and Revelation 13 ) Satan did 'NOT' even give Hitler all of his powers as he will to the final 'Little Horn' !!! ( Revelation 13 : 4 )
For many years now, this student of Bible Prophecy and Nuclear Proliferation has believed that the endtimes 'Little Horn' is "NOT" going to use nuclear weapons against Israel very simply because of its small geographical size ( It would contaminate everything in the region with radiation*) according to Bible Prophecy the most likely attack that the Little Horn will wage against Israel is good old fashion Conventional Warfare something like Hitler's Blitzkrieg ( Land, Sea air attack*) that is going to overwhelm and somewhat surprise the Israeli government at that future time because according to the Biblical Prophecies 'he' is ultimately going to double-cross 'big-time' Israel when he breaks the 7 year covenant with the many !!! "BUT" there is no question that the final 'Little Horn' will employ and authorize nuclear strikes on at least one main enemy in his list very early on because when wants to be perceived as a truly ruthless 'Machiavellian' with his very own unforgiving and unbending Foreign Policy !!! In the war of Ezekiel 38; GOD supernaturally intervenes and wipes out most of the Russian and Islamic armed forces that come against Israel 'BUT' during the 'Abomination of Desolation' GOD allows the Beast to overwhelm the Israeli Defense Forces and millions of Israeli people are killed and yet others taken to endtimes concentration camps yet again like during Hitler's reign !!! ( Zechariah 14 : 2 ) It appears that in the very end and as a last resort GOD will allow Israel to go nuclear and annihilate at least part of the army of the Beast !!! ( Zechariah 14 : 12 )
((( The state of Israel is one of the most heavily armed countries on this planet and with very good reason; it is surrounded by numerous 'HOSTILE' Islamic nations and Islamic Terrorist groups that have promised to wipe it off the face of this earth. It is not uncommon to witness all throughout Israeli territory orthodox and secular Jews carrying automatic weapons for self-defense !!! )))
In conclusion, this article is a very small observation/ research insight between these two enemies of Israel and the Jewish people. This 'small, brief and to the point' article is "NOT" meant to be an exhaustive 'White Paper' nor 'Thesis' on this subject. The truth is that other more scholarly writers and believers before me have written entire books on this subject. EUinProphecy.com and this servant of GOD are only trying to 'Highlight' the most important information that every Christian and student of Bible Prophecy should know. EUinProphecy.com does "NOT" claim any monopoly on this specific topic and especially on the final identity of Daniel's 4th Beast. This servant of GOD is a mere student of world history who truly believes that 'ALL' of human history on this planet is directly interwoven and connected to the ultimate destiny of : Jerusalem, Israel and its Jewish People !!! Mario Romano believes in 'ALL' of the Biblical Prophecies, he may or may not be at the forefront of identifying Daniel's final 4th Roman Beast 'BUT' no one can deny that we are not 'Watching and Praying' unlike most in the world who are clearly "NOT" and in the process 'Informing' who knows how many other souls to be found worthy to escape what is coming upon this 'Spiritually Blind World' that has chosen to reject GOD's commandments and His HOLY WORD !!!
By : Mario Romano. Most of the governments of this world lean towards totalitarianism and authoritarianism; even in most countries that supposedly hold 'Democratic Elections' every 2-6 years it is 'NO' secret that most of those elections are 'RIGGED' such as in the case of Putin's Russian elections this year ( Putin, disqualified and jailed his competition via corrupt Judges and other corrupt people he has in his pocket*) Most of the people alive today in this world want nothing to do with GOD's 10 Commandments and the governments of this world do not seek to govern their people and nation according to the commands of the Holy Bible; so GOD is going to give and allow humanity to see how 'Good' it is to live in a planet ruled by super evil men without the Holy Spirit and without any empathy toward their fellow human beings in the reign of the Beast with 10 King's and its Little Horn !!! The state of Israel and its Jewish population are 'NOT' the only one's who are going to feel the unholy attack of the endtimes Hitler; for it is prophesied and guaranteed that 'he shall destroy many' ( Daniel 8 : 25 ) ***