There is a divinely profound prophetic principle that Jesus established in the Bible. It combines a few biblical rules to uphold, perhaps the clearest illustration of the end of the world. The prophetic principle is called a "triple application of prophecy." It is based on the fact that truth is established on the testimony of two witnesses, that all biblical histories are illustrations of the end of the world, and that as the Alpha and Omega, Jesus always illustrates the end of a thing with the beginning of a thing. After illustrating and establishing this principle, we will then apply it to the three world wars that take place within the history of the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy, the USA.
We have already prepared the logic to recognize the structure of this rule by addressing Elijah. We have shown that Jesus identified that John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecies which predicted that Elijah would appear before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. The "great and dreadful day of the Lord" represents the progressive judgments that escalate until the Second Coming of Christ, and that dreadful day begins on July 18, 2020. To fulfill the prophecy of Malachi, there would be a third Elijah who had been typified by both Elijah and John the Baptist. Ellen White said it this way:
"The Jews tried to stop the proclamation of the message that had been predicted in the Word of God; but prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says, ‘Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord' (Malachi 4:5). Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say, ‘You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.'
"There are many who cannot distinguish between the work of God and that of man. I shall tell the truth as God gives it to me, and I say now, If you continue to find fault, to have a spirit of variance, you will never know the truth, Jesus said to His disciples, ‘I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now' (John 16:12). They were not in a condition to appreciate sacred and eternal things; but Jesus promised to send the Comforter, who would teach them all things, and bring all things to their remembrance, whatsoever He had said unto them. Brethren, we must not put our dependence in man. ‘Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?' (Isaiah 2:22). You must hang your helpless souls upon Jesus. It does not become us to drink from the fountain of the valley, when there is a fountain in the mountain. Let us leave the lower streams; let us come to the higher springs. If there is a point of truth that you do not understand, upon which you do not agree, investigate, compare scripture with scripture, sink the shaft of truth down deep into the mine of God's Word. You must lay yourselves and your opinions on the altar of God, put away your preconceived ideas, and let the Spirit of Heaven guide you into all truth." Selected Messages, book 1, 412.
Ellen White identifies the end-time Elijah as a singular person for she says, "when he appears." The Seventh-day Adventist Church argues this is a comment of Ellen White concerning herself, but the context precludes that grammatical argument. Their failed argument on this subject is testimony to the fact that they are repeating the history of every covenant people that have been passed by. The previous generation rejected the prophets sent to them, and once those prophets died, they began to profess to uphold their previous ministry, but were those prophets to appear in the current history they would reject them the same as their fathers. This explains the silence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church concerning 9.11, and the Nashville warning. Jesus says it this way:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. Matthew 23:27–38.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church does not want to hear from a modern manifestation of Elijah any more than did Herod or Ahab. But their unwillingness to address the prophetic issues associated with the final Elijah message does not identify that they are unaware of the truth concerning this issue, for Ahab was submissive to Elijah when they finally met, and it is plainly stated of Herod that he feared John. Not only did Ellen White identify that Elijah is to come as a man when she said, "when he shall come," but she also identified Elijah as a movement.
"John came in the spirit and power of Elijah to proclaim the first advent of Jesus. I was pointed down to the last days and saw that John represented those who should go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to herald the day of wrath and the second advent of Jesus." Early Writings, 155.
Is this a contradiction of the application? Is the Elijah that appears before the day of the Lord one person, or a movement? A triple application of prophecy will answer that very question. Ellen White identified the appearance of Elijah future to her time, and Malachi placed him before the "day of the Lord' which marks the time of God's destructive judgments. A triple application of prophecy identifies that the first two mentions of the subject will illustrate the final fulfillment.
The three-fold enemy of Elijah was Ahab, a civil power; Jezebel, a corrupt woman; and a deceiving power represented by both the prophets of Baal and the priests of the grove. John the Baptist was confronted by the civil authority represented by Herod, a corrupt woman represented by Herodias, and Herodias' daughter Salome who represented the deceiving power. Elijah, at the end of the world would be confronted with a civil power represented by the United Nations; a corrupt woman, represented by the Catholic Church, and a deceiving power represented by apostate Protestantism of the USA.
In Elijah's history, Jezebel's deceiving power was represented by two entities—prophets and priests. Baal is a male pagan deity and the priests of the grove represented Ashtaroth, a female pagan deity. The deceiving power in Elijah's time was a deceiving power that was made up of two powers, male and female. The two-fold nature of the USA is represented by Republicanism (a symbol of the state) and Protestantism (a symbol of the church).
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Revelation 13:11.
"Fornication", or an immoral relationship between man and woman, in prophecy represents the combination of church and state, and that combination is the very issue the Constitution opposes.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. Revelation 17:1, 2.
The prophets of Baal and the priests of the grove represent the USA. The Constitution provided for church and state to coexist in a way that was designed to be a blessing, by purposely separating those two powers. In Elijah's history, the two were dancing together in an attempt to deceive Israel. It is the lamb-like earth beast that deceives the world:
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Revelation 13:13,14.
John the Baptist dealt with Salome, a deceiving power that was the daughter of Herodias. Both Jezebel and Herodias represent the Catholic Church, and when the Protestant churches of the USA ceased to protest Rome, they became her daughters. The Catholic Church identifies itself as the Mother church and the Protestant sects that have returned to her as her daughters. The book of Revelation says the same:
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation 17:3–5.
At the end of the world, the three-fold union of modern Babylon will go forth to the kings of the earth and lead the whole world to the battle of Armageddon. The people of God in this history who are representing the work of the final Elijah will be persecuted. Some will die, but some won't. The martyrs in the history of the testing of the image and mark of the beast have been represented by John the Baptist. This is why they are symbolized in the book of Revelation as having their heads chopped off, as did John the Baptist:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4.
Those who do not die are represented by one hundred and forty-four thousand and they are also identified in the book of Revelation:
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Revelation 14:1-3.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Revelation 15:2, 3.
The one hundred and forty-four thousand were represented by Elijah who did not die but was transported to heaven without death. Together Elijah and John the Baptist identify two types of people that represent Elijah, and in this sense, Elijah at the end of the world is a movement. That movement will be in conflict with a three-fold union of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. The first and second Elijah, (Elijah and John the Baptist) provide two witnesses that establish the prophetic history of the third and final fulfillment at the end of the world. If this prophetic phenomenon can be identified a second time, then a "triple application of prophecy" is established as a rule set forth by Jesus.
In Bible prophecy, there are three falls of Babylon and also three manifestations of Rome. The first Babylon was called Babel in Genesis eleven, and it describes the fall of Nimrod's kingdom. The second fall of Babylon was in the story of Belshazzar in Daniel chapter five. Earlier we noted that when Ellen White identified 9.11, and the destruction of the Twin Towers of New York City, she stated that Revelation 18:1–3 would then be fulfilled.
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. Revelation 18:1–3.
The message proclaimed by the angel that lightens the earth with his glory is identifying that Babylon the great has fallen twice, for the angel states "is fallen, is fallen". Those two falls were the history of Nimrod and Belshazzar. Those two histories provide two witnesses to identify the prophetic sequence of events that began on September 11, 2001, when Islam unexpectedly attacked the USA.
Nimrod was attempting to establish a one-world government, a worldwide kingdom, but his plans were spoiled. Nimrod built two things in Genesis eleven, a tower that is a symbol of a church and a city that is a symbol of a state:
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. Genesis 11:4, 5.
Nimrod was seeking to establish a one-world government by combining church and state. When Belshazzar fell, he was drinking wine, a symbol of doctrine, and the fermented wine he was drinking had been poured into the sacred vessels of God's sanctuary.
In the Bible, wine is a symbol of doctrine; fermented wine represents false doctrine, and unfermented fruit juice, which is also wine, represents true doctrine. Belshazzar's fermented wine, poured into the sacred cups of God's holy sanctuary, in the fall of Belshazzar's Babylon represents a mixture of the sacred and the profane. The angel of Revelation eighteen identifying that Babylon "is fallen, is fallen" states that, "all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her."
Nimrod's building of a tower (church) and a city (state) represented the unholy relationship (fornication) of the kings (civil) of the earth joining with the whore of Rome (church). Combining this fall of Babylon with Belshazzar's fall, we can see that the doctrine which the kings of the earth have consumed represents the wrath of the whore. That wrath is represented by Jezebel's and Herodias' hatred of Elijah and John. When the kings of the earth commit fornication with the whore of Rome by accepting a church-state relationship as the structure of government, they accept the wicked premise that in that relationship the whore has the authority to persecute those who disagree with her.
Much more can be derived from the triple application of the three falls of Babylon, but suffice it to say that Nimrod's fall combined with Belshazzar's fall identifies the fall of modern Babylon, and that progressive fall began on September 11, 2001. When the Patriot Act was instituted, the very heart of the Constitution was turned upside down. There are essentially two legal models in the world, those being English law and Roman law.
The Constitution was written based on English law and purposely written to reject Roman law. The simple difference between these two forensic models is that English law is based on the principle that "a person is considered innocent until proven guilty," and Roman law operates on the Catholic principle that "a person is considered guilty until proven innocent."
Roman law was responsible for murdering over fifty million people during the Dark Ages (according to Catholic sources), and when the authors of the Constitution wrote that sacred document, they purposely rejected Roman law, for the wounds of the murdered martyrs from the Dark Ages were still fresh in their collective memory. At 9.11, the Patriot Act instituted the premise that anyone can be spied on or arrested based on an assumption that they are guilty. The wine that was drunk by the kings of the earth at 9.11, was the wine of Catholicism, and it was the wine of her wrath—it was the Catholic doctrine that a person is guilty until proven innocent that gave evidence that the USA was beginning to do a deceptive dance as had Salome and the prophets of Baal and the priests of the grove.
As another witness to a triple application of prophecy, there are three manifestations of Rome. The first was Imperial Rome who began to insert itself into history in 200 BC, and by the battle of Actium in 31 BC had become the power that would rule the world with an iron fist for centuries to come. It was followed by Roman Catholicism that would rule for twelve hundred and sixty years from 538 to 1798. Both Romes ruled the world supremely for a specified period of time. Imperial Rome according to Daniel 11:24 would rule for "a time" (three hundred and sixty years), from the battle of Actium until Emperor Constantine divided the Empire in 330. Papal Rome is identified directly seven times in the Bible as ruling for twelve hundred and sixty years. These two ancient symbols of Rome establish the prophetic characteristics of modern Rome, the papacy of today.
The religion of Imperial Rome was paganism and the title of its highest authority was Pontifex Maximus. So too, the religion of Roman Catholicism was paganism, and the title of its highest authority was Pontifex Maximus. Both Imperial (state) and Catholic (church) Rome persecuted Christianity—Imperial in the Colosseum (as one familiar example) and Catholic in the Jesuit inquisitions (as another familiar example). Both Imperial and Catholic Rome had female temple servants called "nuns." Both considered the "sun" as the premier object of worship. Both worshipped idols. Both had a ceremony where they ate wafers dedicated to the sun and drank fermented wine, and in so doing they pronounced the pagan expression of "hocus pocus" to represent the magic they employed to change their wafer and wine into a god.
Based on these two witnesses, modern Rome will also rule for a specific period of time at the end of the world. That time is identified as "one hour" in Revelation seventeen. The religion of modern Roman Catholicism is pagan, and it has never been a Christian religion in any sense of the biblical definition of Christian. It is in rebellion against the second commandment in the sense that it worships idols and believes that the sun is the premier object of worship. The official title for the pope is Pontifex Maximus, and for a "short space" or "one hour" according to Revelation seventeen, the Catholic church will direct persecution on faithful Christians that has never before been witnessed. There are several "triple applications of prophecy" in God's word, but we have now identified three to establish this prophetic rule before we consider the three world wars that take place during the history of the USA.
The three wars are directly connected to another symbol we have been considering. That symbol is the head of a kingdom, and in this study, the head is the president of the USA. Donald Trump as the last Republican president was typified by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. He was also typified by Ronald Reagan, and in this representation, the difference between Republicans and Democrats is highlighted. The distinction between these two philosophies of government should be recognized to fully understand July 18, 2020.
Ronald Reagan was preceded by Jimmy Carter, essentially an unknown peanut farmer from Georgia that had become governor of that state. I say unknown, not in a derogatory sense, but to emphasize Donald Trump was preceded by Barrack Obama, an essentially unknown community organizer from Illinois. Carter's ineptitude concerning the American economy is easily documented. Carter failed in a confrontation with the Ayatollah of Iran, leaving those American ambassadors stranded in a third-rate country until Ronald Reagan reversed that situation.
Obama's ineptitude concerning the American economy has been covered up by a liberal propaganda machine, but it is still easy to document. He too, failed in an interaction with the Ayatollah of Iran concerning the globalist treaty he entered into, and it was not until the presidency of Trump that this situation was reversed. Both Carter and Obama are Democrats and neither have any reservations about placing their political sympathies on the side of globalism in contrast with the side of the USA.
In Ronald Reagan's presidency, the Soviet Union collapsed. Every historian that analyzes that collapse will identify that the collapse was either the most significant or the second most significant event of the Twentieth Century. Many argue the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the most significant event of the Twentieth Century, but in either case, those historians will document that the collapse was brought about in large measure by an alliance that was formed between the Catholic Church and the President of the USA. A more significant point about this alliance for our consideration is that it was a "secret" alliance.
The time from midnight of November 9, 1989, when the Berlin wall came down until December 25, 1991, when Mikhail Gorbachev dissolved the Soviet Union and stepped down from the leadership of the USSR and then took a job at the United Nations prefigures the time from November 9, 2019, until December 25, 2021. In the presidency of Donald Trump, Russia, not the Soviet Union, will collapse as did the USSR. Then the threefold union of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet will come together in a one-world government. The Reagan presidency helped bring about the demise of the Soviet Union through a secret alliance with the Vatican, and the Trump presidency will bring about the demise of Russia and Vladimir Putin through a secret alliance with the Vatican.
The essence of the term Republic in American history is a government that protects the individual rights of its citizens, its cities, its counties, and its states. It is a government that's design was famously expressed by Abraham Lincoln when he stated a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." This is the essence of the American Republic. Many who may have heard Lincoln's phrase are most likely unaware that Lincoln adapted this phrase from an abolitionist preacher from the 1850s named Theodore Parker. In prophecy, the USA is a power that changes throughout its history as represented by its beginning as a lamb and ending as speaking like a dragon. The lamb and the dragon are complete opposites. Lincoln, as the first Republican president becomes a symbol of the philosophy of the party that professes to uphold the original intent of the Constitution.
The Democratic party represents the governmental philosophy of a democracy. Democracy is not the American Republicanism as originally outlined in the Constitution. Democracy represents that the majority rules. This argument has been played out in the press repeatedly since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Democrats insist this government needs to adopt a voting system that is based on majority rule. History can attest to the fact that when the majority rules, minorities are persecuted. The USA has changed to the point where half the country is desirous to accept a governmental system that is based on majority rule and thus rejecting the individual rights put forth in the Bill of Rights. This is why a close consideration of the history of the Democratic and Republican parties demonstrates that it has been the party of Lincoln that has fought for and defended minority rights, despite the claims otherwise by the Democratic propaganda machine.
Don't misunderstand the message here. These two political professions are simply that. We are at the end of the USA; both parties are now being placed in a Providential crisis where they will unite against the Truth. The Republican's profession to Republicanism was made null and void when they formed a working relationship with the Catholic Church, for it was based on the bloody history of the Catholic Church, that the authors of the Constitution wrote that document. It was written to prevent an alliance between the state government and any church, but specifically, the church that ruled during the Dark Ages. Republicans are now professing their political arguments as did the Pharisees of old, and the Democrats are likewise making their professions as did the Sadducees. All biblical histories illustrate the end of the world.
The distinction between these two political philosophies is important to see before we consider the three world wars, for the first two wars were accomplished by globalist Democratic presidents, and this the third and final war will be accomplished by the opposite political party.
The characteristics of the First World War combined with the characteristics of the Second World War will establish the prophetic characteristics of the Third World War. The Third World War begins on July 18, 2020. The Third World War begins with the Islamic attack on July 18, 2020, for the first reference in the Bible to Islam identifies that Ishmael would be a wild man, and that his hand would be against every man and every man's hand would be against him.
A one-world government is a subject of Bible prophecy and most Christians know this, even if they do not understand it correctly. But many have read Revelation 13 which says the following:
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:14–17.
Every human on planet earth will be confronted with the issue of whether to accept or reject the mark of the beast for it says, "he causeth all." It is a worldwide test that is enforced by economic pressure. Without the mark, you will not be able to "buy or sell", and if you refuse to worship the image of the beast, you will "be killed" by the military might of the power that "deceiveth them that dwell on the earth." The power that deceives the whole earth is the beast that came up from the earth in verse eleven. A beast in Bible prophecy is a kingdom:
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. Daniel 7:15–17.
The beast that deceives the whole world must be a beast that has authority over the whole world:
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Revelation 13:11–14.
The reference of this power that "maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men" is derived from the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel. Elijah was confirmed as the true prophet in contrast with the false prophets of Baal and the priests of the grove when God's fire came down out of heaven and consumed Elijah's offering. Here, the earth beast is doing a work of deception and is thus representing the false prophets of Mount Carmel, and his deception includes his work in enforcing the worship of the beast, making an image of the beast, and forcing the mark of the beast. To enforce the entire world to worship the beast, receive his mark, and make an image to him requires a global government. That global government is brought together by a mutual crisis that is brought to the world by Islam and nuclear weapons.
The legitimate fear of mankind of a nuclear war will force the world into coming together to address Islam. The establishment of a global government is marked in both World War I and World War II. Those two wars provide two witnesses that establish the characteristics of World War III. Wikipedia says the following:
"Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the USA from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. As president, he oversaw the passage of progressive legislative policies unparalleled until the New Deal in 1933. He also led the USA into World War I in 1917, establishing an activist foreign policy known as ‘Wilsonianism.' He was the leading architect of the League of Nations." Wikipedia, Woodrow Wilson, 2020.
Notice that President Wilson was the leading architect of the League of Nations which was the first worldwide intergovernmental organization whose principal mission was to "maintain world peace." It was founded on January 10, 1920, following the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I, and in 1919, the U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as the leading architect of the League. After World War I, there was an effort to establish a one-world government. It was a Democratic president of the USA that was the primary person pushing that global agenda. That global agenda was unparalleled until Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
At the end of World War II, the United Nations was established, but it had been given its name of the United Nations by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 1, 1942, during World War II. The United Nations was founded on October 24, 1945, at Lake Success, New York, and is an intergovernmental organization that aims to "maintain international peace" and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented, and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The United Nations is headquartered on international territory in New York City.
At the beginning of the USA, history identifies a misguided premise based on a corrupt Catholic doctrine called "Manifest Destiny." It was believed the movement would produce peace on planet earth. At the end of the sixth kingdom of Bible prophecy, there will be a repetition of this misguided idea that mankind, especially the USA can bring about a thousand years of peace. In conjunction with this prophetic recognition, it can be concluded that there will be a third push for a global one-world government. This push, like the movement of "Manifest Destiny", and the stated purpose for the League of Nations and the United Nations, the coming global government, will unite against the descendants of Ishmael (Islam) under the false premise of creating a wave of lasting peace. Once that third global government is empowered, it will be seen that Islam was not the genuine motivation for the global government. The civil leaders that are represented by both Ahab and Herod will be deceived.
Ahab had personally witnessed fire come down from heaven and consume Elijah's offering. Ahab was an apostate Israelite, but when he witnessed the confirmation of the fire coming down out of heaven in contrast with the fruitless efforts of the prophets of Baal and priests of the grove, he went as fast as possible to enlighten his corrupt wife as to who was the only true God. In the power of God, Elijah had slain all the prophets and priests of Jezebel's false religion with his hand and Ahab purposed to explain this marvelous power of God to Jezebel, so despite the heavy downpour of rain in response to Elijah's prayer Ahab raced to Jezebel to give her the story. Notice her response:
And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time. 1 Kings 18:45–19:2.
Ahab had been deceived concerning the murderous motivations of his corrupt wife. He thought she would be converted, but she was simply enraged. The second witness of this fact is with John the Baptist. Herod never suspected that Salome would ask that she be rewarded with the head of John the Baptist. Herod feared John and was unwilling to kill him. It was only due to his deceived condition concerning the motivations of his corrupt wife that he fell into the trap.
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. Mark 6:17–28.
On two witnesses, the civil power represented by Ahab and Herod were deceived concerning the motivation of the corrupt woman they were married to. Ronald Reagan formed a secret relationship with the church of Rome and thus typified the relationship that Donald Trump will engage in. The one-world globalists will come together because of the crisis of World War III that begins on July 18, 2020, and will do so under the premise that the purpose is to bring Islam under control. Once that globalist government is in place and in power, they will find that that corrupt woman intended to kill Elijah and John the Baptist—not Islam. The one-world government is a subject of biblical prophecy and includes the truth that Islam initiates World War III in agreement with the character of Islam's ancient generation—Ishmael.
The first two world wars also identify a difference between Democrats and Republicans, for in the first two wars, it was the philosophy of the Democrats that pushed for a global government under the premise of world peace. Donald Trump, as a Republican, will not push for a global government, it will be pushed on him. As a Republican, he will relate to the concept of a global government from a different philosophical premise than would a Democrat. A Democrat would relate to the crisis as would a Sadducee in time of Christ, but a Republican will relate to the crisis as a Pharisee. A Democrat has been educated in the false educational system of Greece and a Republican has been educated in the false educational system of Catholicism. In the coming crisis represented by Elijah at Mount Carmel and John the Baptist at Herod's birthday party, both Sadducees and Pharisees will unite under the premise that it is expedient that this small but vocal minority be eliminated that the entire kingdom will not fall. Ellen White describes those circumstances as follows:
"While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he [Satan] will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. ‘The earth mourneth and fadeth away,' ‘the haughty people ... do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.' Isaiah 24:4, 5.
"And then the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve God are causing these evils. The class that have provoked the displeasure of Heaven will charge all their troubles upon those whose obedience to God's commandments is a perpetual reproof to transgressors. It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity. Thus the accusation urged of old against the servant of God will be repeated and upon grounds equally well established: ‘And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.' 1 Kings 18:17, 18. As the wrath of the people shall be excited by false charges, they will pursue a course toward God's ambassadors very similar to that which apostate Israel pursued toward Elijah." The Great Controversy, 589, 590.
Unlike the first two attempts at a global government, this attempt will be accomplished through a Republican, not a Democratic president, and in that coming crisis, both parties will unite. This history was played out in the crisis history of Christ after He had performed a miracle on the Sabbath day. July 18, 2020, is a Sabbath day. Ellen White describes it as follows:
"So, as the priests, the rulers, and the elders gathered for consultation, it was their fixed determination to silence Him who did such marvelous works that all men wondered. Pharisees and Sadducees were more nearly united than ever before. Divided hitherto, they became one in their opposition to Christ. Nicodemus and Joseph had, in former councils, prevented the condemnation of Jesus, and for this reason they were not now summoned. There were present at the council other influential men who believed on Jesus, but their influence prevailed nothing against that of the malignant Pharisees.
"Yet the members of the council were not all agreed. The Sanhedrin was not at this time a legal assembly. It existed only by tolerance. Some of its number questioned the wisdom of putting Christ to death. They feared that this would excite an insurrection among the people, causing the Romans to withhold further favors from the priesthood, and to take from them the power they still held. The Sadducees were united in their hatred of Christ, yet they were inclined to be cautious in their movements, fearing that the Romans would deprive them of their high standing.
"In this council, assembled to plan the death of Christ, the Witness was present who heard the boastful words of Nebuchadnezzar, who witnessed the idolatrous feast of Belshazzar, who was present when Christ in Nazareth announced Himself the Anointed One. This Witness was now impressing the rulers with the work they were doing. Events in the life of Christ rose up before them with a distinctness that alarmed them. They remembered the scene in the temple, when Jesus, then a child of twelve, stood before the learned doctors of the law, asking them questions at which they wondered. The miracle just performed bore witness that Jesus was none other than the Son of God. In their true significance, the Old Testament Scriptures regarding Christ flashed before their minds. Perplexed and troubled, the rulers asked, ‘What do we?' There was a division in the council. Under the impression of the Holy Spirit, the priests and rulers could not banish the conviction that they were fighting against God.
"While the council was at the height of its perplexity, Caiaphas the high priest arose. Caiaphas was a proud and cruel man, overbearing and intolerant. Among his family connections were Sadducees, proud, bold, reckless, full of ambition and cruelty, which they hid under a cloak of pretended righteousness. Caiaphas had studied the prophecies, and although ignorant of their true meaning, he spoke with great authority and assurance: ‘Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.' Even if Jesus were innocent, urged the high priest, He must be put out of the way. He was troublesome, drawing the people to Himself, and lessening the authority of the rulers. He was only one; it was better that He should die than that the authority of the rulers should be weakened. If the people were to lose confidence in their rulers, the national power would be destroyed. Caiaphas urged that after this miracle the followers of Jesus would likely rise in revolt. The Romans will then come, he said, and will close our temple, and abolish our laws, destroying us as a nation. What is the life of this Galilean worth in comparison with the life of the nation? If He stands in the way of Israel's well-being, is it not doing God a service to remove Him? Better that one man perish than that the whole nation be destroyed.
"In declaring that one man should die for the nation, Caiaphas indicated that he had some knowledge of the prophecies, although it was very limited. But John, in his account of this scene, takes up the prophecy, and shows its broad and deep significance. He says, ‘And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.' How blindly did the haughty Caiaphas acknowledge the Saviour's mission!" The Desire of Ages, 538–540.
The crisis that is ahead will appear from the human perspective to have been caused by Islam; but it will be recognized, but recognized far too late that the issue is not Islam, but the implementation of the mark of Jezebel's authority. The primary point of worship for Jezebel and the Roman Empire in the time of Christ and modern Rome today is the sun. Worshiping the sun was the logic behind God sending three years of drought to Ahab and Jezebel. It was a rebuke from God, the creator of all things including the sun, demonstrating that He alone controls the nature they worshipped, nature which He created.
It was Christ performing a miracle on the seventh-day Sabbath that brought the haughty Caiaphas, the Sadducees, and the Pharisees together against Jesus. The crisis at the end of the world is about the false prophet deceiving the world to accept the mark of Rome's authority which the Roman Catholic Church has repeatedly identified as her ability to lead the entire Christian world to accept the premise to worship on the day of the sun when Christians know full well the only day authorized in the Bible for worship is the seventh-day Sabbath.
Catholics proclaim that the fact that the Christian world has accepted the pagan day of worship proves that the authority of the Catholic church is based not on the Bible, but traditions and customs. Unfortunately, most of Christianity today no longer understand these arrogant claims of the papacy, but they are easily available to any who might choose to investigate.
The educational system introduced by the cruelest and most wicked of any of the various Catholic orders, the Jesuit order, is an educational system that upholds customs and traditions above the authority of the Bible. Jesus says this about customs and traditions:
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mark 7:5–9.
The Pharisees placed traditions of men above the commandments of God. Catholicism claims its authority is based on its ability to lead the Christian world to accept Catholic (pagan) traditions over the commandments of God. It is this educational system of thought that predominates the conservative Christians and conservative politicians in the USA. It is this educational system that Donald Trump is directed by, and this is what has been identified by the submission to Jezebel of the prophets of Baal and priests of the grove at Mount Carmel and by Salome's obedience to her mother Herodias. This is why the earth beast, the beast with lamb-like horns, forces the whole world to worship the beast before him. The kingdom of Bible prophecy before the USA was Catholicism. The liberalism of the Democratic party is enthusiastic about the idea of a one-world government, but they are unaware that it will be Jezebel that is in control of that government when it arrives in human history. They are the power (Ahab and Herod) that is deceived to the purposes of the corrupt woman; whereas Salome is the daughter of Herodias. The prophets of Baal and priests of the grove take their direction from Jezebel. Donald Trump had to be a Republican.
The characteristics of the first two world wars also includes the weaponry of those two wars. In the first war, we see new weaponry such as poison gas, and in the second war, we see the new weaponry of nuclear weapons. In World War III there will be a weapon used that heretofore has not been used in a world war. This is most likely referring to cyber-warfare, but perhaps the current pandemic we are now involved with speaks to that fulfillment.
But for certain, the characteristics of these two wars must be repeated in the third war. Nuclear, chemical, traditional guns, missiles, bombs, tanks, ships, aircraft, and such will be part of this coming war. It is the nuclear aspect that we will now address, for this is an application that is not specifically identified in either the Bible or the writings of Ellen White. What justification do we have for suggesting that the fire balls that destroy Nashville represent a nuclear attack? We also have the same dilemma with the date of July 18, 2020. There is no specification of that date in the Bible or the writings of Ellen White, so why do we arrive at that conclusion? These two questions are answered in close relation to each other, but the starting point needed to be the triple application of the three world wars. World War III will include nuclear weapons, and it will lead to the implementation of a one-world government. That one-world government is the seventh kingdom of Bible prophecy and takes its place in prophetic history at the end of the USA.