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Bible Question and Answer

Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question and Answer where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer some of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.

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Bible Question and Answer

Question 1:

Name: Todd
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?

Answer:

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 2:

Name: Kathryn
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).

Answer:

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,

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.”

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 3:

Name: Mark
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

Answer:

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.

Bible Q&A: 8-12-2016 – Q3
Bible Q&A: 7-29-2016 – Q2

Also documentation on a five month long Tribulation:

Bible Q&A: 12-30-2016 – Q3
Bible Q&A: 3-11-2016 – Q2

Discussion about the timing of the Two Witnesses:

Bible Q&A: 3-28-2014 – Q3

 

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  1. Brandon since no comments can be posted on your Timeline series posts let me say I am thrilled you are doing these Timeline posts, clearly the Holy Spirit is with you–but unfortunately, I have yet to hear a so-called “ordained” “man of God” explain the Book of Revelation the way you have done so even though you have only done 2 chapters. Keep it up with the chapters–some of the passages are easy to discern, some are not, the Holy Spirit is with me, but unfortunately, some of the false teachings by preachers still linger. I am prepared for what will come, however. Thanks be to Father God, in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.

    • Thank you for the kind sentiment and it is good to hear from you DebL.

      We have really enjoyed writing these studies, so it is great to hear you are enjoying reading them. We just thank our Father for all He does, without Him none of our work would be possible.

  2. Driving for God.

    January 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Brandon, in reference to the seven heads with seven kings: five have fallen (Rev.17:10).
    .
    In the first earth age, Satan’s beast government also had seven heads (Rev.12:3); and at the time of John’s writing, it would seem possible that five had already fallen. Presumably, in the first earth age. So, is what we are seeing here in John’s writing, five types of kingdoms given to us again here in this earth age as well? Kingdoms which Satan had previously ruled over in the first earth age which also fell during that time as well?
    So to recap, just as these five kingdoms fell in the first earth age, they also fell one after the other in this earth age; and they are given again to us from Satan for our example to learn by and to see if His same children would follow Satan again, (nothing new under the sun); hence, we must be born again.
    I think the sixth head/kingdom might be this world age of flesh; i.e. Satan was (in the first earth age; five kings are fallen), *and one is* (Satan is always on the job; though he is currently being held by Michael), and the other is not yet come, (not until the sixth trump).
    So far Brandon, I like most of your two new studies, for it has driven me further into our Father’s Word to test and meditate on it. And of course, more question will arise as I study.
    Thank you and God Bless.

    • Driving for God thank you for the comment and questions. Good to hear you are enjoying the studies and they are making you think. I will place portions of your comment in quotes and reply to them so we can cover this (There is no such thing as “born again” it is “born from above” please see: https://worldeventsandthebible.com/2015/10/bible-question-answer-and-discussion-for-10-23-2015#comment-2328441720).

      Driving for God: “In the first earth age, Satan’s beast government also had seven heads (Rev.12:3); and at the time of John’s writing, it would seem possible that five had already fallen. Presumably, in the first earth age. So, is what we are seeing here in John’s writing, five types of kingdoms given to us again here in this earth age as well? Kingdoms which Satan had previously ruled over in the first earth age which also fell during that time as well?”

      Brandon T. Ward: It is true Satan’s system in The First Earth Age had seven heads. As a side note, notice his system in The First Earth Age only has seven crowns where the system in our time has ten crowns (Revelation 13:1).

      The seven heads of The First Earth Age are not related or tied to the seven heads in this age of flesh. They are completely separate. You have seven heads in The First Earth Age and you have a completely separate set of seven heads in this age of flesh. They are not the same or interchangeable.

      Think about it. In The First Earth Age time essentially had no meaning as we all lived in our true bodies which are our spiritual bodies that never get sick old or die (1 Corinthians 15:35-55). So the seven heads in The First Earth Age all existed together at one time and they fell all at one time. How did that kingdom come about? Due to Satan’s rebellion against our Father. There was not time for each of those heads to rise and fall like we learned in the book of Daniel. After Satan rebelled against our Father, God overthrew that age, destroying the age and destroying Satan’s seven headed system in one swift stroke of action.

      We know from Daniel and Revelation and as we documented in the study five of the kingdoms in our time, in this age of flesh have already fallen and those kingdoms were documented in Daniel starting with Babylon and up to our present point in time which is the sixth kingdom which is the children of Satan’s kingdom.

      Concerning your comment on John’s writing. The book of Revelation while it was written roughly two thousand years ago was not documenting the events two thousand years ago. What did the voice from Heaven tell John, “Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter,” (Revelation 4:1). The voice told John he was going to see the future, not the past. It is true the first several verses of Revelation 12 cover the time period of The First Earth Age. However, John was not taken there we were told, “there appeared a great wonder in heaven,” (Revelation 12:1). John simply saw a vision of the past, he was not taken there.

      Turn with me to,

      Revelation 17:1 
      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:”

      John was taken to the future and was in the presence of one of the seven angels that had the seven vials. It does not appear the vials were poured out as the angel tells John, “I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters”. Meaning, judgement had not yet been issued. In verse 3 we are told, “he (the Angel) carried me (John) away in the spirit”.

      The Angel took John to yet another point in time, one that is near our time or slightly further into the future from our perspective as we now see the five kingdoms of Daniel have fallen at this point and one is, being the sixth kingdom that we documented in Chapter 1.

      In verse 12 we are told, “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”. This further clarifies for us that John’s perspective of time here was near the point in time that we now live. The five kingdoms of Daniel had fallen, the sixth kingdom was in power and we were told the ten horns which belong to the seventh kingdom had not yet risen and we know those ten kings are the Ten Iron Kings, the Ten Supernatural Kings that we discussed in Chapter 1 of “The Timeline of the Tribulation”.

      Driving for God: “I think the sixth head/kingdom might be this world age of flesh; i.e. Satan was (in the first earth age; five kings are fallen), *and one is* (Satan is always on the job; though he is currently being held by Michael), and the other is not yet come, (not until the sixth trump).”

      Brandon T. Ward: To further clarify, the sixth kingdom that is in power today is the children of Satan’s kingdom.

      Revelation 17:10
      10
      “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

      Satan is not the “one is” from Revelation 17. Remember, the six kingdoms are of flesh as documented in Daniel and Chapter 1, Satan is supernatural and he is locked in jail in Heaven. Someone in jail has no kingdom. That is why he “is not yet come and when he cometh, he must continue a short space”.

      Revelation 17:11
      11
      “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

      This verse documents without a doubt Satan is not the sixth kingdom. Satan is the beast spoken of in verse 11 and we can verify that from verse 8 “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition”. Satan is the only one who has been condemned to death by name (Ezekiel 28:12-19, Isaiah 14:12-16).

      Take your time with the studies Driving for God. There is a lot of information in them and I would encourage everyone to read them several times over the course of several weeks. A lot of material is covered that needs time, deep thought and prayer to fully understand.

      • I’ve thought about satan’s sin in the first age for a long time now. God did not necessarily tell us all that happened, he most likely told us only what happened just prior to this age. Does God sentence anyone to death for their first sin? No. How many times did satan rebel before God sentenced him to death? Look at science, how many distinct periods of time where dinosaurs lived and became extinct, over and over. What repeatedly killed the dinosaurs. It had to be God, if God did not want it then it never would have happened. So why did God wipe out everything and start over so many times? I think it is because he gave satan and his followers all those chances to get their heads on straight. It didn’t work, not with all those chances, satan always turned on God and that will never change. So final God had to put and end to it once and for all and came up with the plan to put us in the flesh.
        It is not written how many chances God gave satan, or how many times God destroyed the world and started over. God has not told us everything that ever happened, and He never said He did. God told us everything we need to know for what our purpose is here in the flesh and that is all, but that does not mean there is not a whole lot more to the story. It is a scientific fact this world was destroyed several times and I believe each of those times was another chance given to satan and his followers.
        It is very hard to let go of someone you love even when they hate you, people in that position tend to hang on long after all hope is gone, not willing to give up. That is what happened to God. It must have been a dart to God’s heart suffering for eons of time, trying over and over again to get His children to love Him, but they would not. satan repeatedly turned most of God’s children against Him, it must have been misery for all. So because God loves His children that love Him, He has to kill all those who do not love Him. A very hard thing to do, but He loves you enough to do it, so that you can live in eternity without all that misery. That is why everyone has to be tried by fire, God has to know for certain this will never happen again.
        Those are my thoughts on the subject.

        • Stu, you said, “Does God sentence anyone to death for their first sin? No.”

          I am not sure what you are basing that off of.

          Romans 6:23
          23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

          Sin without repentance is worthy of death. That is very clear from the Bible.

          I do not know how many times the dinosaurs where killed off. Science argues over how many times the earth was wiped out, so it is tough for us to base anything off their inaccuracies and try and tie the Bible to that. They claim the dinosaurs were killed 65 million years ago. There are certainly many unanswered questions and I agree we do not know much about The First Earth Age.

          I know this is your opinion here and thank you for sharing. I do not believe God would continually give chance after chance destroying the earth and recreating it each and every time. We are not told of multiple re-starts in the Bible, only one. God truly knows who is and who will not follow Him in this age of flesh based on our actions in The First Earth Age. In this age of flesh, most of us can tell a person after we have met them and have a good understanding of what they will do. God’s understanding far exceeds ours. My point is, when Satan messed up once and got 2/3s of the people to follow Him, God would have known it would have happened time after time. That is how I feel about it anyway. For those interested we have a study on this subject titled, “Satan’s Sin“.

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