Saudi Arabia has been “pushing” the 4+1 coalition – Iran and its allies – for several years by making threats to bring war to Iran’s soil, interfering with diplomatic relations between Iran and Russia, making alliance with Israel which is Iran’s arch enemy according to Iran, and now, aggravating the Lebanese. If Saudi Arabia wants war, war is what it will get. It all has to do with the fighting between two of the Beasts of the Books of Daniel and Revelation.
The Four Beasts (Empires) of Daniel – Babylon, Persia, Greece and an as yet undefined Beast which began with Rome. The seven Beasts (Empires) of Revelation, each representing one of the empires that conquered, or will conquer, Israel from the time of Apostle John. The eighth (8th) Beast (Empire) will be “like” and “of” the seventh (7th). The Beast (Empire) of Rome embodied only part of what Daniel saw. More was to come when the Roman Catholic church helped to create the seventh (7th) Beast (Empire) that would, in turn, give rise to its final Empire, the eighth (8th) Beast.
A “Beast” is both a government and the leader of that government. Daniel was given a vision of four (4) of the eight (8) Beasts that are of concern to YHVH. John, in the Book of Revelation, saw all eight (8).
Rev 17:10 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.
John was in the sixth (6th) Beastly government, Rome. Five (5) had come before the time of Yeshua – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece. When Yeshua was born, the sixth (6th) reigned – Rome. But God told John there would be two more. The nature of these last two affects us today, two thousand (2,000) years later.
Rome, indeed, was a Beast, but it was not the Beast with ten (10) horns. However, Rome is associated with the Beast with ten (10) horns because the Roman Catholic church spawned Islam. Daniel’s fourth (4th) Beast reaches far into the future from Daniel’s time and beyond the Roman empire.
Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
Muhammed had the first of his visions in 610 AD. With his death in 632 AD, disagreement broke out over who would succeed him as leader of the Muslim community. Two factions were created that still exist today. These are Sunni and Shi’ite Islam. The Sunni Caliphates always won the day. In fact, ten (10) times, the Caliphates were Sunni. These Caliphates are the ten (10) horns of the fourth (4th) Beast in the Book of Daniel and the seventh (7th) and eighth (8th) Beasts in the Book of Revelation.
That is not to say that that Shi’ites did not make the attempt. Their attempts to gain the Caliphate for themselves was prophesied by Daniel.
The Horns of the Beast
Dan 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.
In the history of Islam, three (3) of the Caliphates began with Shi’ite leaders, but each time, events followed that caused the Shi’ites to lose their Caliphate to a Sunni Caliph. Daniel prophesied that there would be one (1) little horn (because his reign would be short) that would follow on three (3) that had been plucked up. There have been ten (10) Islamic “horns”. Then, with the Balfour declaration at the end of WWI, the tenth Caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, was dismantled. There currently is no Islamic Caliphate, but one is on the rise and it is Shi’ite!
The Last Beast
The Book of Revelation says that the seventh (8th), and last, Beast will be “like” and “of” the seventh (7th).
Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Seven kings, “Beasts”, have fallen (Rev 17:10). Another, the eighth (8th) is yet to come (Rev 17:11).
Starting with Martin Luther’s writings about the Catholic Church during the Reformation comes the doctrine that the Catholic Church is the end time Beast. In fact, the Catholic Church WAS a Beast, but it is not the end times, or seventh (7th) and eighth (8th) Beasts, of Revelation. These last two (2) Beasts are Islamic. Rome was the sixth (6th) ‘king’.
Iran: The Last Caliphate & King of the North
The Shi’ites have made many attempts to secure the Caliphate for themselves, but have been thwarted throughout history. Now, the two Islamic factions – Sunni and Shia – are aligned north and south of each other in the Middle East. Both have made alliances, too. Saudi Arabia (Sunni, south) and Iran (Shi’ite, north) are facing off and they are dragging the entire earth into their dispute just as it is prophesied in scripture.
The Sunni Islamic faction finds its biggest ally and benefactor to be the United States. The Western, and older, New World Order, is aligned with the King of the South. Other countries allied with the King of the South in the Middle East are Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Libya. These are the exact list of countries that the book of Daniel says will be conquered by the King of the North.
Dan 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land [Israel], and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
Dan 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
Dan 11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
The Shia Islam faction is allied with Russia and the new BRICS Eastern New World Order. Russia, the United States’ arch enemy, is aligned with the King of the North.
This allied configuration is also called the “4+1 coalition“. The 4+1 coalition is Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah allied with Russia.
The old animosities between the Sunnis and Shia will play itself out in the war between the Kings of the North and South. The King of the North, Iran and its 4+1 coalition, will win.
The Global Advancement of the Beast
There is another “axis” revolving around Russia that includes China and North Korea. This axis, along with the newly created BRICS economic union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation created in 2001, are working hard to bring an end to the economic, military and political supremacy held by the United States. Ending the United States’ global influence will also end Israel as we know it today. Furthermore, ending the United States’ supremacy will take too long if only economic and diplomatic wars are fought. No. To end the United States will take a military onslought like the earth has never seen before.
I have reported in other articles about the military advancements of the Eastern New World Order nations and the lack of similar advancements in the United States military. Israel continues to advance its military technology, but that will only help Israel. The United States will not be protected by Israel’s military technology Furthermore, as Iran and its coalition pushes southward through Israel and Jordan into Saudi Arabia, expect Russia and China to perpetrate simultaneous attack on the United States mainland.
While the West advances to the Middle East and southward into Africa and South America, Russia has been quietly advancing into numerous Arctic Circle military bases. What’s at stake? “If the Russians had the ability to militarily hold that at ransom, that is a big lever over the world economy”.
Coalitions, alliances, “New World Orders” – These will all give way to the fight that is coming between the seventh (7th) Beast (Empire) which is Sunni Islam and the eighth (8th) Beast (Empire) which is Shia Islam. Stand back! This one will be a doozy!
We live in treacherous times. It may take many more years for the onslought to happen. Or maybe it won’t. Either way, these wars will come so suddenly that entire world will be shocked. Americans will die by the hundreds of thousands and the Sunnis of the Middle East will find themselves overrun by their Shi’ite brothers.