The Time Between the Rapture and the Tribulation (part 3): Summary
  •  By Peace Destroys many: the evil leader destroys many “by peace”
  •  Another little horn: horn represents the organization of the antichrist…
  •  Information about the Catholic church: The Holy See currently has permanent observer status in the United Nations…
  •  Three plucked up: three plucked up may be permanent members of the Security Council…
  •  The Interpretation: Daniel asks for and receives the interpretation of the fourth beast…
  •  The Vatican takes over the United Nations? the Vatican (Holy See) is the only country  not obligated to carry out the security Councils decisions.

By Peace Destroys many

Daniel 8:25 is a verse in the Bible that talks about the antichrist leader that eases his way into position within the United Nations Security Council after the rapture.   Notice how in the Bible it tells us that the evil leader destroys many “by peace”.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the United Nations Security Council main objective according to the United Nations charter is to “maintain international peace and security…”

Daniel 8:24   And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Daniel 11:21  And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

The United Nations represents “peace” to the world and is diverse from all other world powers.  After the rapture the United Nations will stand to bring peace to those countries having difficulty coping with the economic demise and destruction.

But as always the UN will not be successful until the antichrist brings a so called spiritual vision to the United Nations and the world that will sound so convincing that lots of people will be deceived into following him and his evil plans.

The antichrist and his organization may agree to finance some of the United Nations expenses with it’s vast amounts of income.  The United Nations has been experiencing financial difficulty for the past few years and may agree to accept money in exchange for some type of power for the antichrist’s organization.

I think Satan, through the antichrist’s organization will use the United Nations and the antichrist leader to destroy the world.

Note:  The United Nations is represented by every country in the world except for the Vatican and Taiwan.  See if Taiwan makes it to the UN.  If it does then all countries will be represented in the UN except for the Vatican.

Another little horn

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

As Daniel was considering the ten horns in this global organization, he sees another horn come up.  This horn represent the antichrist and a little small area. The antichrist will already be in place as a leader of an important world organization, and I think he is in place right now.  There will not be any time for a leader to become strong within seven years.  That’s why I think the antichrist is already in his position of power NOW.

The man – the antichrist – is very important, as is his organization.  In Daniel 7:8 the antichrist is described as having eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things representing a actual person of power and not just an organization.

After the rapture the world will be in chaos.  The world will be searching desperately for stability probably in a desperate spiritual sense.  A prominent world leader will stand up and flatter his way into providing this stability to the world.

The ten Security Council representations and the United Nations Secretary General will be convinced that the United Nations needs another different kind of Security Council member that will stabilize the world.  This stability will come from a trusted spiritual leader that is already a prominent leader in place in the smallest country in the world.

A country that isn’t currently a member of the United Nations.

The smallest country in the world, the Vatican-Holy See is the spiritual head of one billion Catholics.  The United Nations may think the pope will be the perfect solution to the world’s unrest after the rapture.  The pope will claim to have answers and people will look to him for security and spiritual truth. 

The real born again believers will be gone.  The only remaining people on the earth immediately after the rapture will be those that have been deceived by Satan.  Open your eyes to God and the truth.  Do not believe the deception during the tribulation.  If you do believe the deception you will go to Hell.  The Bible tells you the correct way to go to heaven.  Don’t listen to any person or even the pope tell you how to go to heaven.  Listen only to the Bible.  God will help you.  Pray yourself and ask Him too.

Read here to see how the Bible tells you to be saved.  The Catholic church does not proclaim the need for Christ in your life as a SAVIOR.  It does not tell you how to become a “born again” Christian the way the Bible explains it. 

You need to tell God YOURSELF, not through a priest,  that you need Him to save you from your sins.  Christ died on the cross so your sins would be paid for.  Through Christ’s death you can have life eternal.  Ask Christ to come into your life and save you.  Christ is the only way to heaven.  Be saved right now so you will go to heaven, either when the rapture happens or when you die. 

The pope is called “Holy Father”.  This is a lie.  There is NO “holy father” in the pope.  The Bible tells us in Revelation 15:4 that only God is holy. 

You have to choose who you are going to believe.  The Bible or the deception.

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

Satan deceives people by blinding them to the truth that Jesus is the only way to go to heaven and be saved from Hell.  There are lots of ways that Satan deceives people.  He tells people that if they will just be good in this life then they will go to heaven.  But people need to accept Christ as payment for their sins.

The antichrist, the false prophet and his organization will magnify their false ideology above even the one true God.

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.   

Information about the Catholic church

How many Catholics are there in the world?  The Roman Catholic church thinks of itself as the “original” church started by the apostles (the 12 disciples of Jesus).

The leader of the Roman Catholic church is the Pope. The Pope is the bishop of Rome hence the Roman part of the name. The word ‘catholic’ means worldwide and all the churches of the world that are in union with the Pope are Roman Catholic churches, about half of the Christians in the world are Roman Catholics (RC). The Roman Catholic church is concentrated in Western Europe, South America, the Philippines and parts of Africa.

Roman Catholics believe that Jesus made Peter (one of the disciples) the leader of the church after his death, and that Peter took charge of the church in Rome (which was the capitol of the Roman empire and thus the most powerful and important city of that time) and thus the bishops of Rome are Peters successors. The Pope lives in the Vatican. The Catholic church has a very distinct structure.

Diocese:  the sphere of a bishop’s jurisdiction (parish).

The Holy See is the spiritual and temporal government of the Vatican.

The Holy See currently has permanent observer status in the United Nations.  It owes its participation in the UN to an accident of history – the membership of Vatican City in the Universal Postal Union and the International Telecommunication Union.  The Vatican is a member of these unions because it owns postal and radio services.  Soon after its formation, the UN invited these organizations and their members to attend UN sessions on an impromptu basis, which the Vatican did. 

In 1957, as a result of confusion regarding the interchangeable use of the term Holy See and Vatican City, the secretary-general of the United Nations and the Holy See reached an agreement that relations should henceforth be understood as being between the United Nations and the Holy See. 

In 1964 the Holy See informed the United Nations Secretary-General that it had dispatched a permanent observer to the United Nations New York headquarters. 

The permanent observer was accepted and this granted the Holy See permanent observer status in the United Nations. 

No vote was ever taken on the Holy See’s presence at the United Nations by the General Assembly. 

After the rapture the Holy See (Vatican) may make it known to the U.N. that it will help govern the 10 world powers through its diocese network.

In Roman Catholicism, the pope is the bishop of the Diocese of Rome. He creates the other dioceses throughout the world and chooses their bishops.   A a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a bishop.

If you would like to see just how many dioceses there are in the world go to the website below and click on a country.  Diocese – around the world

Three plucked up

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

The ten horns of the UN Security Council include permanent members of United States, UK, France, China and Russia and 5 other rotating representations of non-permanent members.  According to Daniel 7:8 three of these membes will be plucked up.

My speculation is that the three plucked up will be permanent members of the Security Council.  The five permanent members of the Security Council are United States, UK, France, China, and Russia.  These five are the members that have strong veto power.

If the European Union becomes stabilized after the rapture then I think the three members that will be plucked up are the United States, UK and France.  I think the antichrist will combine these three members with his own representation of the Vatican through Italy’s membership within the Security Council to form a seat for the European Union.

The Bible tells us in Daniel 9:26 that the antichrist’s organization comes from Rome.  It says in Daniel 9:26 that the “prince that shall come” will come from the people that destroyed the temple in 70AD.  The Romans under Titus destroyed the temple.  The antichrist, the false prophet will come from Rome.

I talk a lot about the antichrist’s organization instead of the individual person of the antichrist.  I don’t think the antichrist plays a very big part during the tribulation.  Not as big a part as the false prophet and the entire “beast” organization that takes over the world.

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined..

The Interpretation

Daniel asks for and receives the interpretation of the fourth beast from the angel, Gabriel in Daniel 7:19-25.

Daniel 7:19-21 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;    20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.    21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

The fourth beast will be the fourth kingdom on earth.  The beast is NOT a person.  It consist of an entire kingdom complete with 10 kings ruling the world.

It will be different from all other kingdoms.  It will break down the whole world.  My strong speculation is that this beast will be the United Nations with a strong Security Council.  The antichrist and false prophet will be leading it.  I think this will happen after the rapture takes God’s people out of the world. Keep your eyes open.

The Vatican takes over the United Nations?

The Vatican (Holy See) is the only country (besides Taiwan) that is not a member of the United Nations.  The Vatican (Holy See) interacts with the United Nations by “permanent observer” status only. 

“The Holy See enjoys by its own choice the status of Permanent Observer at the United Nations, rather than of a full Member. This is due primarily to the desire of the Holy See to maintain absolute neutrality in specific political problems.”

Read more about permanent observer status here.

This means that the Vatican (Holy See) is the only country that will not be obligated to carry out the Security Councils decisions. 

The Vatican is doing well financially

The Time Between Part 4