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Question: So. Brandon who do you think, Since comments are not allowed on the timeline of events documentation. Who do you believe the sixth kingdom is as now? Which receives the deadly wound? And who is Satan’s Beast system he will rein as the seventh Kingdom? Israel and America, where do they stand in your opinion as these kingdoms in your opinion?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Todd, thank you for the question. Todd’s question is in relation to our study, “The Timeline of the Tribulation: Chapter 1 – The Beast with Seven Heads“.
Todd, we have decided to let our Bible studies speak for themselves. Any questions about them should be directed here, to our Bible Q&A forum where we can address them. Here we are, so let us get to work!
As we documented in Chapter 1, we are in the power of the sixth kingdom at this present time and it is the sixth kingdom which is the children of Satan’s kingdom that will receive this Deadly Wound. What and/or who is the children of Satan’s kingdom? The Global Powers of the world that we covered in Chapter 2. That would include nations like the United States, Russia, China, Israel and organizations like the United Nations, NATO, the BIS, the IMF and many others that are all under the globalist umbrella. Do not look at one or two nations, this is a global situation we are dealing with. Remember the children of Satan are a part of the “the rulers of the darkness of this world,” with Satan being their Colonel (Ephesians 6:12).
The children of Satan control most of the world, but they do not have absolute power over the world. They control the nation state and that is the problem. They want and are seeking a true one world government they can more easily manage. The idea is to break down the idea of the nation state and we are going to see that occur. I believe this so called “populist” movement is a ruse, remember the children of Satan control the underlying structure so how can a nation state break free of that if they are still in-debt to it and play under the rules of the children of Satan?
The point here is the children of Satan will pull the rug right out from under the so called “populist” movement and the truth be told there is no movement, this too is a part of the children of Satan’s plan. Create a false narrative that the people will believe, get them to buy into it and then they can collapse that “uprising” and blame the nation state for the collapse of the current world order. This will be extremely easy for them to accomplish as they already control the four horns of power (government, financial, education, religious systems).
When the idea of the nation state is destroyed then the children of Satan can offer the world a true one world government, one they will have far more control over. It is very important to understand while this will be a catastrophic event, or appear to be one this is not the Deadly Wound. When this collapse occurs, then we will see the Ten Clay Kings rise to power and that in effect marks the release of the Four Winds. This will be the beginning of the true one world government and this will be the system that receives the Deadly Wound. This new system is still a part of the sixth kingdom, why? The sixth kingdom is the children of Satan’s kingdom plain and simple, it is simply “evolving” if you will into a more centralized power structure.
The sixth kingdom will receive the Deadly Wound and this is when Satan will appear to heal it. From that point forward the sixth kingdom will rule along side the seventh kingdom which is Satan’s kingdom. Satan’s seventh kingdom is supernatural, it will consist of him and the angels he brings to the earth with him when he is cast from Heaven by Michael (Revelation 12:7-9). This seventh kingdom will reign absolute at the midst of the week when global leaders including Satan’s children hand him power over the earth. Remember, both the sixth and seventh kingdom belong to Satan and this is why the Dragon who is Satan has two horns, one horn for each of these two kingdoms.
Your documentation for what I have explained is contained within the first two Chapters of “The Timeline of the Tribulation“.
Question: As far as I can tell, Satan is not mentioned as being here on earth de facto until later in Revelation 13 as the 2nd Beast.
Also, II Thessalonians 2:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Here it documents what will happen at Antichrist’s coming — he will “come after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders”. This is where the ultimate deception occurs, and where many will believe Antichrist to be the real Christ. I believe this event occurs in the midst of Daniel 9:27, when Satan causes the oblation and sacrifice to cease. When people see the miraculous and supernatural events, those who do not know and love the truth will easily swallow the lie (and will worship the Antichrist instead of Christ).
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Kathryn, thank you for the comment. Kathryn’s comment is an excerpt from an email and in relation to our study, “The Timeline of the Tribulation“.
Satan will certainly be on earth for the entire Tribulation which was originally seven years, but was shortened by Christ down to a five month period. We have stressed for sometime Daniel 9:27 which states Satan “shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease“. That week is the final week of the 70 determined in the book of Daniel, that final week is in fact the time of the Tribulation. Satan will confirm a covenant with his children and world leaders, some of the remaining Clay Kings that we spoke of in Chapter 1 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation“.
We also know from Revelation 13:5 that ‘power was given unto Satan to continue forty and two months‘ and event that occurs at the midst of the week. How long is 42 months? 1260 days which is half of the Tribulation and on a shortened timeline we are talking about 2.5 months. In order for Satan to “continue” for forty two months he had to already be on earth working his “magic” (Revelation 13:13).
Turn your Bible with me to,
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.”
These are the Ten Iron Kings, the Ten Supernatural Kings that Satan brings to the earth with him that we learned about in Chapter 1. That one hour is the same one week of Daniel which is the same five month period. These Ten Iron Kings rule with Satan on earth for one full hour, one full week. I will leave previous editions of Bible Q&A that also document this as well for you.
Kathryn, it appears that you believe the anti-Christ and Satan are two different entities so I want to clear that up. Satan is in fact the anti-Christ. 2 Thessonlonians 2 concerns “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him” and it was written so we would not be “shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.”
Let us now turn to,
2 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 man of sin and the son of perdition are both titles reserved for Satan himself. Satan is the only one that has been condemned to death by name and perdition means to perish, to die (Isaiah 14:12-16 and Ezekiel 28:12-19). We went in depth on this subject in our Bible study titled, “Who is the Anti-Christ? Answered.” and “Satan’s Sin“.
2 Thessalonians 2:4
4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
Isaiah 14:12-16 documents Satan wanted to be God, Satan tried to take His Throne.
2 Thessalonians 2:5-6
5 “Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”
6 “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.”
Who be revealed? The man of sin, the son of perdition who is Satan.
2 Thessalonians 2:7
7 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
The subject in this verse is still Satan. As Revelation 12:7 will document, Michael holds Satan in Heaven and he will be the one who casts him out. That is what we are talking about here. He who letteth, (he who holds Satan) will let (will continue to hold Satan) until he (Michael) steps back and lets Satan loose.
2 Thessalonians 2:8
8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”
Wicked in upper case (Satan has many roles and titles in God’s Word and Revelation 12:9 offers a small example). We are talking about Satan himself whom Christ will destroy with the brightness of His Coming.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,”
Who is the “him” spoken of here? It is Jesus Christ who appears after Satan. There are only two entities spoken of in the verses we have covered and they are Jesus Christ and Satan. There are no other options. Further, I want you to note the words “even him” are in italic in your King James Bible which means they were added by the translators in order to make the sentence flow better.
So verse 8-9 should actually read, “the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” which clearly documents Christ comes after Satan.
Question: Hello Brandon, I was stuck on this 5 months of satan’s reign. I’ve heard many theories about this and you have cleared up one in Rev 13:5 he CONTINUED 42 months, however I’ve found more scripture to back this up that antichrist will be here the full 5 months Daniel 9:27 He shall confirm the covenant with many for one WEEK and then we have again another scripture as pretaining to satan’s return with his angels Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of mighty wind, and again in Rev 12:7-9 all these verses show that the devil will be here the full 5 months and in the mist of the 5 months he will claim to be the savior (the fake) in the first half with all of his fake miracles, the world will believe he is Christ (the fake) the second half he will claim to be Christ(the fake)
Thanks for clarifying that Brandon
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the comment Mark.
We covered this subject a bit more in question 2 this week as well. Add Revelation 17:12 to the list. The “One Hour” is the Tribulation and Satan is here with his angels for that entire time. When we really think about it the Tribulation cannot start until Satan is on earth. Satan is the time of trouble, Satan is that Tribulation. So when we start to think logically about all of this combined with the documentation in the scriptures I think it becomes a bit more clear.
We have covered this issue quite a bit in our Bible Q&A sessions so I will leave several of those links to give everyone additional perspective and documentation on this subject and include a few other topics as well.
Mark we have a lot more coming on this subject. Chapter 5 and 6 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation” are going to go more in depth on this subject and Chapter 5 is titled, “The Timing of Satan’s Appearance” which covers a whole set of things we have not discussed before on this site.
Also documentation on a five month long Tribulation:
Discussion about the timing of the Two Witnesses:
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