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July 15, 2020 7:00 am
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Will ancient Babylon be rebuilt would once again become a world power center will he enter Christ's empire via an Arab empire with its center at rebuild Babylon. One of the Bible have to say about all of this well.
The key to all of this is the book of Daniel really get a real good sense of what the word of God teaches about the end of the age we want to begin with chapter 2 Nebuchadnezzar's dream and were going to answer the questions.
I believe that I just asked from the Bible tonight.
Let's begin. Verse one in the second year of his reign. Nebuchadnezzar had some dreams and his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the king summoned the magicians and the enchanters and the sorcerers and astrologers to tell them what you dream and when they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what you mean solely astrologers answer the king in Aramaic and said all king live forever. Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it. The king replied and said to them, will this is what I think. I think that if you do not tell me what my dream was and interpreted.
I will have you cut in pieces and your houses turn in the piles of rubble. But if you tell me the dream that explained it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards in great honor. So now, tell me the dream, and interpreted for me to get the picture here, don't you, Nebuchadnezzar was sleeping when I sleep like a little baby. Everything was going fine, settling out all of these dreams that that really troubling troubling so much he couldn't get back to sleep so we called all of his professional wisemen and all of his professional astrologers and this was their full-time job to come in and interpret his dreams.
And of course mostly they were just political flunkies who came in and told them whatever they thought he wanted to hear. So they said all I can tell us your dream and we will put a good spin on the ball and we will give you a great interpretation you like. Will the king said no, wait a minute I don't think so.
What I want you to do is I want you to tell me what I dream and then tell me the interpretation and he figured if these people really astrologers in Sears and spiritual man that they are to be able to divide whatever they provide and telling the dream.
Some people have theorized to her that he forgot the dream and I would wake up and you forget you can't remember what it is anymore, he forgot it.
I just think he wanted these guys to put them to the test and see they could really telling what the dream was and he said you know to kill everyone of now they protested and they said Caldwell. You know this is that we witness is not in our job description. We did not get hard to tell you what you dream we got hard to tell you what it means what you dream, but you are changing the job description on a skating look what they say here they said verse seven. Let the king tell his servants the dream and will interpreted the king said no, you're just trying to gain time, I'm not going to do it.
Verse 10 and the astrologers said there is not a man on the who can do what you're asking them to do. King talking about how great he is, or ask this of his professional magicians and astrologers what you ask is to difficult and made the king so man verse 12 that he ordered them to kill every wisemen in the whole kingdom will Daniel, of course, is one of these wisemen and so they came looking for Daniel to Kelly verse 13, so the decree was issued to put all the wisemen the death and men were sent out to look for Daniel and his three friends so they could kill the well let's read a little bit verse 14 when Arriaga commanded the King's guard went out to come to find Daniel putting the death he said to the king's officer wanted the king issue such a decree.
I understand this and Arriaga explain the whole matter to Daniel at this Daniel went into the king and asked for time so that he might interpret the dream foreign and the king gave it to him, so Daniel came back to his house and explain the matter to his three friends have undeniably silent as arrived at Udo Shadrach me shack and Abednego same three guys and yours them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon, and during that night. The mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision so Daniel called three friends together to follow Everclear meet. I and here's what to pray for women to pray that God would show me what the king dreamed of like going to telling and brethren want to tell you this is not a good night to skip your prayers and go to sleep because of I can do this. We are all dead docs tomorrow, so I'm sure they were praying and praying and praying and God honored and he told Daniel what the dream was let's move on down verse 24 Daniel within the Nebuchadnezzar and he said king God has shown me what the dream is gone is shown it to and notice Daniel to take the credit for himself. He gave the credit to God.
He said it wasn't me it was God. Daniel verse 27 he said no wisemen, no enchanter, no magician is able to do what you ask him to, but verse 28 there is a God in heaven who is able to do it and he's told me what your dream is, and many went on to tell what the dream was I'm to summarize it in verse 31 to 35 but here it is the king dreamed about a big statute. The statue had a head of gold, and the statue had chest and arms of silver, and the statue had belly and thighs of bronze and the statue had legs of iron and then when you went down to the feet, the feet were partly iron and partly clay and as the king was watching. Suddenly there was a little piece of a rock that was broken off, made without hands and that came out and smashed the image on its feet and the entire image crumbled shattered in pieces to the ground and a strong wind came along and blew the whole thing away and that little tiny stone then grew into a mountain that filled the entire earth that was Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The king was amazed couldn't believe. But then now Daniel has to interpreted so he begins to do that in verse 36 he said this is the dream king and now I'm going to interpret it for you.
Verse 37 you owe king, are the king of kings, the God of heaven is given you dominion and power and might and glory. Verse 38 you are the head of gold you want to have a goal, the head of gold. Of course, was Nebuchadnezzar himself.
Then Daniel will sit in after you. Verse 39. Another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours that is the chest and the arms of silver.
Now what kingdom was this well. Daniel doesn't say in chapter 2 but if you flip back to Daniel chapter 8 will find out what it is in Daniel chapter 8 look with me at verse 20. It says that you will mourn around that you saw represents the kings of media and Persia. And so this is the kingdom that is coming after Nebuchadnezzar the Medes and the Persians and we know that indeed this did happen. This was an Iranian kingdom begun by Cyrus the great, and in the year 539 BC.
The city of Babylon fell to the Persians under Cyrus the great and the second kingdom. The kingdom of silver lookover now then there's 1/3 kingdom.
The third kingdom was the belly and the thighs of bronze and Daniel goes on to say in chapter 2. You don't need to look their stay in a but he says in chapter 2 that. Next, 1/3 kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth, and here in chapter 8.
If you look at verse 21 we find out what it is and it says in verse 21. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is its first king.
The four horns that replace the one that was broken off, represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation, but will not have the same power that this is one of the reasons why critics want to discredit the book of Daniel because Daniel was riding in the mid-sixth century BC about a kingdom of Grecian kingdom under Alexander the great, that wouldn't even appear for another 200 years. How in the world could he possibly have known that information. If there wasn't a living God who was able to reveal it supernaturally and this is why the critics want to move the that the writing of the book of Daniel down to 160 BC because then they say well he's looking back in writing history but that's not the truth. He was looking forward in writing prophecy and he said there was one horn Alexander the great in the middle and at the death of Alexander the great, the kingdom would be split into four parts. If you know your history is exactly what happened and the total of all four would never reach the level of power that the first king.
It had that's exactly what happened. Of course not want to discredit that too if I didn't believe in the living God. But Daniel wrote it is prophecy. The kingdom of Greece, and in 332 BC Alexander the great smashed the Persian Empire captured Babylon and he did control all the world of his day. Just like the Bible says not up to this point. Local commentators all agree at least all that I know it when we get to the fourth kingdom that he gets a little tougher. Let's go back to Daniel two and see what it says about the fourth kingdom.
Verse 40. Finally Daniel 240 there will be 1/4 kingdom, strong as iron. For as iron breaks and smashes everything and smashes it into pieces so this kingdom will crush and break everything and just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom yet. It will have some of the strength of iron in it and even as you saw the iron mixed with clay and as the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle and just as you saw the arm mixed with clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united anymore than iron mixes with clay that was going on here over finding out is that there's 1/4 kingdom and this fourth kingdom encompasses. This is very important to miss this will get the prophecy wrong before kingdom encompasses not only the legs but also the feet. Did you see that verse 40 and 41 make it clear that the toes right along with the legs.
It's all one kingdom perfectly clear. Just as you saw in verse 41 that the feet and the toes were partly of clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom. It's not a different kingdom in the feet than in the legs. It is the same kingdom all the way down iron to the legs and iron and clay in the toes.
Everybody with me to see that because if you miss that will get the prophecy wrong. It is one united kingdom there will be a divided kingdom ill have some weak members from strong members. Verse 42 says they'll have trouble hanging together just like clay and iron have trouble hanging together, but it will be the fiercest Gentile kingdom that has ever ever existed in the prophecy ends.
Verse 44 in the time of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. A look at verse 44 in the time of those kings, what kings were. They were those of the 10 kings in the toes and so by saying this we have no doubt that this fourth kingdom is a kingdom that is in existence when Jesus Christ comes back to see that because it says in the time of those 10 kings, God will set up a kingdom that will never cease to exist and it will crush those kingdoms, and it will bring them to an end, but it will endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of the mountain, but not by human hands is a rock that broke the iron and the bronze and the clay and the silver and the gold into pieces, the great God has shown you will king what will take place in the future. This dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy and so forth kingdom is a future kingdom that is in existence when Jesus Christ comes back and strikes that kingdom and totally demolishes it and sets up the kingdom of God that will never see now what is Nebuchadnezzar do well it's fighting this up and then will try to figure out what kingdom number four what is Nebuchadnezzar do well. Verse 46 is Nebuchadnezzar went bonkers, look at this Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate on the floor before Daniel Katie Bonner ordered that an offering and incense be presented to the king said to Daniel. Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings in a revealer mystery because you were able to tell me my dream and the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavish gifts on any mating ruler over the entire province of Babylon and putting in charge of all of its wisemen. Moreover, Daniels request, the King made Shadrach me shack and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon.
While Daniel himself remained in the royal court so the king really honored Daniel Goodman and this is where of course, the chapter ends now. It's exciting to see how God honored Daniel's prayer, how he honored Daniel simple trust in him.
But the question remains, how does the interpretation of this dream, especially kingdom number four apply to the events that we see going on around us today.
What is kingdom number four. Let's talk about remember now, let's make sure we know what we already learn, remember that the focus of this prophecy is on the fourth kingdom. The first three kingdoms are dealt with. Just like this. Did you notice that they were not the focus of this prophecy, it wasn't Nebuchadnezzar. It wasn't the Persian Empire. It was in the Greek empire does not focus. The focus is the fourth empire that is the culminating point of this prophecy. The first three are relatively unimportant is the fourth kingdom that is the central issue because the fourth kingdom is the kingdom of the Antichrist. The fourth kingdom is the kingdom of the end of the age. The fourth kingdom is the kingdom that the Lord Jesus Christ confronts when he returns to the earth, and his second coming and the kingdom that he's ashes and defeat when he comes back everybody with me. So with the fourth kingdom that is the center of this prophecy, not a commonly taught position is this, and many of you probably heard this composition taught in all kinds of places. It goes like this that the legs of iron represent the ancient Roman empire. There was first Babylon then there was the Persian Empire. Then there was the Greek empire.
And finally there was the Roman empire and the Roman empire. The reason there's two legs is because the Roman Empire was divided into two parts and the western part to the Huns in 476 A.D. while the eastern part kept on going till 1453. Another thousand years or so before it was destroyed. Then the theory goes that the feet with the 10 toes represent a revived Roman Empire a revived in modern times Roman Empire at the end of the age, consisting of 10 European nations that the 10 toes and this is none other than the European common market of today even though it has more than 10 members that's all right. It had close detail and they did have 10 for a while and that the revived Roman Empire will be the kingdom of the Antichrist. The Antichrist will be a European ruler who will unify Europe and will carry out his diabolical schemes on Israel such that it will occasion the return of Jesus Christ at the battle of Armageddon that this is the commonly taught position as to what this fourth kingdom and empire is in many of your talk is in Sunday school and church in Bible college in seminary at community Bible study or Bible study Fellowship or wherever you may go. This is a very commonly taught.
And if this interpretation is correct. We have nothing to fear from a rock. We have nothing to fear from the Middle East.
None of that makes any difference.
The showdown at the end of the age is going to be European versus Israeli that will be the showdown. The Persian Gulf War has been a bad global experience, but it's nothing more than a blip on the graph and it has nothing to do with prophecy.
If that interpretation is right. The question is, is that interpretation right and you know what Adolf Hitler some of you who are older, remember when Adolf Hitler rose to power, man. Everybody was sure there is the antichrist will heat.
He turned out not to be there but others will come along and have it in some way or another been accused of being the antichrist is really right.
It is my understanding is my opinion that based upon the Scripture. This revived Roman Empire is not at all what is going on in this prophecy at all that it is totally and completely incorrect and puts the focus on the wrong area of the world. I don't believe Europe is the focus at all, but to feel they have time and tell you I think it's the Middle East. Let me tell you why. I've got some reason number one would you notice that God never names the fourth kingdom in the book of Daniel. He names the first three God names the kingdom of Babylon.
He names the kingdom of Persia. He names the kingdom of Greece, but in the book of Daniel, he never names the fourth kingdom never got certainly knew the name of Rome and if you wanted to name it.
He certainly could have, but in Daniel, God left the fourth kingdom on name.
However, in the Bible, God did not leave the fourth kingdom on May say really where keep a finger, Daniel. Let's go back to the book of Revelation chapter 17 and 18 were to see here in chapter 17 and 18 of the book of Revelation.
God names the fourth kingdom book of chapter 17 and 18 it says in verse five that this is written on the head of the great harlot the great kingdom of the antichrist mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth going over to verse 12 the spirit of God.
In chapter 17 verse 12 tells John the 10 horns that you saw or to our 10 kings who have not yet received the kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. The antichrist that many toes. How many toes did the statue have how many kings are here that will receive authority okay string along with me.
Chapter 18 and after this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had a great authority and the earth was illuminated by his splendor, and with a mighty voice.
He shouted following is what Babylon the great, she's become a home for demons, and a haunt for every evil spirit skip over to verse 10 terrified at her torment, they will stand afar off, and cry Willow. Oh great city. Oh, Babylon, city of power in one hour your due has come and we could keep going. But the point I'm trying to make to you is that the Bible does name the antichrist kingdom and it names the antichrist kingdom as Babylon.
They say people who believe in the revived Roman Empire handle this with a spiritualize.
They say this is spiritual Babylon meaning wrong. I never could figure out how that works. I never made any sense to me. What is spiritual mean, you know. But if you buy into the theory you buy into everything, but that never made sense to me, holding me and calling it spiritual Babylon and that means Rome. The more I study the more I become convinced that there is no reason to spiritualize this one pants that when God says Babylon God means Evelyn and Evita meant wrong. He certainly in the book of Revelation knew the name of Rome several why we say Babylon Rome.
I think he said Babylon is a member. That's what I think the only reason anybody would have any other reason to interpret it is Rome is because they've already made up their mind about how to interpret Daniel to the gotta make this video I'm saying this doesn't fit into a revived Roman Empire. I submit to you. Babylon means babbling and it nothing in Daniel chapter 2 contradicts this, that it's a needless twisting of the word of God, to talk about this being spiritual Babylon and that the antichrist kingdom at the end of the age, I believe, is taught here in the book of Revelation to be an era kingdom that will have its center at Bethel now. Second reason you know what ties the entire statute together with ties all of those kingdoms together is one single thing every single kingdom in that statue controlled one place where was it babbling. That's right. Greece didn't control everything. The Persia control and Nebuchadnezzar didn't control everything that Persian grades control but there was one spot all three of them controlled the taught all of them together and that was babbling friends was in there a lot of great empires that don't appear in the statute you ever think about that. There are a lot of great empires before the Babylonian empire they don't appear in the statue and*the Hittites don't appear here. The Assyrians don't appear here.
The Egyptians don't appear here but the thing begins with Madeleine and the Persians only get in on it when they capture Babylon and the Greeks only get in on it when they capture Babylon and it would only make sense that the fourth kingdom. Whatever else it does is going to have Babylon as part of in other words, I believe the city of Babylon is the unifying factor of the statue and of the prophecy. It was when Nebuchadnezzar made Babylon the center of his world empire. The prophecy began. The Persians had been around for a long time, but it was when they captured Babylon that they got into this image and made it their power center. The Greek city states had been around for a long time.
They fought with the Persian Empire. But the reason they got in on this prophecy is because they capture Babylon. Babylon is the constant in this prophecy, and it only stands to reason that the fourth empire will be an empire that emanates from babbling just like Revelation 17 and 18/3 reason the identification of the legs is the Roman Empire's got some problems. First of all, Scripture never says it, and second of all the other problem I've got is that the history of Rome rules out identifying it with the legs because the legs are of equal length and at the two legs represented the divided Roman Empire, one Eastern and one Western. It would seem to be one of these legs will be a whole lot longer than all the way one side of the Roman Empire. When a thousand years longer than the other side. Rome has no special place in biblical prophecy anywhere you will not find room in biblical prophecy anywhere not only the students here for about two more. Another problem with this revised Roman Empire model is that the prophecy distinct lease states that the legs and the toes the legs and the feet are part of the very same empire.
Remember, we establish that and there's no room anywhere in here to split it and say well the legs already accomplished, but the fee something that came 2000 years later and a part of a revived Empire does note there's no reason at all to split it as a matter fact if you look in Daniel two.
It makes it very clear in verse 41 that the feet and the toes are part of the very same empire as the links I can't see any breach in the fourth kingdom that would allow for the demise of it in the later startup of it in this revised Roman Empire. I believe that's an invention of commentators to make this fit into their theory and their mistake is I don't think they got the right country. Scripture indicates this fourth kingdom even more so is still future, and it has not yet appeared Scripture does name calls about fifth and finally, there are some divine predictions regarding the sudden fall and destruction of Babylon that have not yet been fulfilled. We just read in Revelation 18 about the sudden quick follow babbling in one day God's going to destroy or I'm not going to read the verses but you can look up Isaiah 1319 Isaiah 1319 and you can look up Jeremiah 51 versus 58 to 64 and in those verses you will find that in those verses God says in one day. Suddenly, I will destroy babbling. Nothing will ever live there again. There will be a piece there that will be a man there that will be any life ever to inhabit that city again, but that hasn't happened. You say what will babbling kind of died out. Didn't well yeah I did but he didn't die out like God describes it in the Bible.
When Cyrus the great captured the city in five 3950 was so impressed with the city that that he never destroyed and then when Alexander took it in 332.
He was so impressed with the city. He made his Eastern capital and and life went on. And Babylon into the fifth century A.D. in fact, in the fifth century A.D. the Jewish community there was was driving to such a degree that they wrote the entire Talmud of the entire Jewish town was written. Babbling in the fifth century A.D. and even unto this century, babbling has been inhabited. It is only been in the 20th century that Babylon has ceased, inhabited as a city, the kind of sudden cataclysmic destruction that Jeremiah 51 Revelation 18 talk about has never happened to about never what that means. As I see is the babblings going to be rebuilt so that these divine predictions that have never been fulfilled will be fulfilled when Christ comes back, he's gonna wipe that city out in an instant, just like the Bible says and it will never be inhabited. From that point on. So let's try to draw some conclusions out of I've lost you. Let's try to sum it up for what we see and I believe the Daniel two teaches that we should expect to see the city of Babylon being rebuilt in the last days of this age. Somebody's going to take that project and finish that city and I wouldn't even be surprised to see the capital of Iraq move to Babylon once it is finally reconstructed and we should expect to see that from this rebuilt babbling, we should expect to see it form the nucleus of a great kingdom that is going to arise in the end time consisting of 10 Confederated rulers some league and some very strong Daniel two says it. They have a little trouble hanging together sometimes but they hang together with Iraq as the major power. I believe this Confederation will be led by none other than Anna Christ himself ruling with his power source from babbling. He may very well be the leader of Iraq and his kingdom will be an era kingdom and he will be an Arab leader in the battle of Armageddon will be an era is rarely showdown it will not be European and Israeli but Arab and Israeli showdown.
The ultimate goal of the antichrist will be to destroy the nation of Israel. The goal that the Arabs have said they have had from the very beginning.
It has never changed.
In Daniel chapter 9 talks about the Antichrist making a covenant with Israel and in the middle of the seven-year tribulation.
He breaks the covenant and sets out to accomplish what his real goal was all the time not to bring a covenant of peace to the Middle East, but to use it as a cloak to get Israel to let her guard down so he could destroy her give any idea what a worldwide hero, some Arab leader would be if he could bring peace to the Middle East if he could bring a solution to the Palestinian problem.
If you bring a solution to world terrorism if he could get all the Arab nations to recognize Israel if he could bring a cessation of hostilities to the Middle East. You know what a world hero. That man would be. Has it ever occurred to you that's exactly the covenant that the antichrist might make in the end days that will make him the kind of world hero that the whole world will follow and were talking about a world economy for the antichrist. Hey friends, where you think all the money in the world is not here. Don't kid yourself we're broke. We just don't know what you but we are stone cold. We are bankrupt. So is Russia so that all Europe cut off Japan's oil and maybe bankrupt six or 8 Weeks Little Pl. in the world was any money. And that's right smack Dale in the middle of where this prophecy is talking about in the Middle East is possible in the next few years using that monetary and economic power that the Middle East could bring the rest of the world to its knees. I believe it's possible I do and I believe that the end will come when the Lord Jesus returns to confront these armies would gather against Jerusalem. They made a covenant they got Jerusalem to disarm the got the Israelis to dismantle they got them to relax you say the Israelis will never do that. God says they will believe in this man to such a degree could be such a master deceiver with Satan working along with him. He will even deceive the Israelis into disarming once he accomplishes that he will break the covenant and he will move on his really great overriding message of this prophecy is not even the fourth kingdom isn't. It's the rock that was made without hands that destroy the fourth kingdom and then once it had destroyed the fourth kingdom.
Seal the entire earth with an eternal kingdom from God.
That's the point of the prophecy we can get so hung up, try to figure out what the fourth kingdom is that we miss the real climax of the prophecy, the climax of the prophecy is not the rise of the fourth kingdom, the climax of the prophecy is the destruction of the fourth kingdom by the return of Christ in the setting up of the kingdom of God.
So I believe were going to see the power focus of this world shifting more and more and more to the Middle East. As the years go on euro. In my opinion is through being the power's focus of this world.
Europe does not matter anymore the Cold War between Russia and the United States is no longer going to be the primary power focus of this world, but you can see it happening already. Every day in the news is the Middle East Middle East, the Middle East and the world's focus is going to be shifting there because of money and oil God's focus is going to be shifting there because of his plan for Israel and friends as God's focus shifts to the Middle East. You can be sure that Satan's focus is going to shift right there along with God's focus and the whole thing is heading towards the return of Jesus Christ ready to have Jesus return today.
I don't think so is the return of Christ given yes the rapture happened today. Yes. Did it ever occur to you that the Bible never says that the rapture and the beginning of the tribulation start on the next day from one another. Bible never says that we assume that we say edgy when Christ comes yesterday was sugar starts right away Bible doesn't say that there could be. Who knows how much time between the rapture of the church and the beginning of the tribulation.
I tend to think like you there close, but I don't know. God only knows is the tribulation. Close I think it's close is right around the corner. Well, I don't see things are set up yet fully for to be right around the corner. I still think there are some things that need to happen first before going to see the antichrist be able to appear consolidate power in the Middle East unify the Arab countries rule from babbling. How many years will it be. I've no idea that I think is still a little while Christ could still come back to get us tonight. He hit me that he didn't promise this was going to be a one day next day thing but it's coming To see coming. It's going to happen and what we've just seen take place in the Middle East is going to be something like what's going to happen in the end of the age, except folks what we've just seen his baby food pablum compared to what it's going to be like when the antichrist unleashes everything he's God remembered said in Daniel two. This is a kingdom more ferocious and more ruthless than any Gentile kingdom that has ever existed. You think the Babylonians were bare you think the Assyrians were bad you think Hitler was bad friends. This world had seen nothing yet praise Lord, we know Christ therefore about doing praise Lord if we know Christ when I will be here to be a part of some of your friends work might be some of your neighbors might be in that's good reason for us to tell them about Christ. I want us to end, making sure that we end our message light with the emphasis on the right syllable prophetically. So to do that.
I just want to quote to your Revelation chapter 11 because this is where prophecy is in the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in the heavens that said, the kingdoms of this world have now become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and he will reign forever and ever. That's the way it's all going to turn out one of these days you and I see it happen. Praise Lord for them to keep down the Middle East keep John babbling because that's where I believe the Bible teaches. It's all going to be shaping up in the years to come