At the turn of the 20th century the world expected a state of serenity and for things to continue as they did but was shell shocked during the early 1900’s.  The following are five major points as taken from the World Book Encyclopedia that the world assumed would be the norms during the 20th century.  Things taken for granted:


1. It was right for Europe to rule the whole world through colonies.

2. That nationalism would be the main political principle of major European powers.

3. Expectation that democracy as the only political system would be accepted and practiced by the whole world.

4. The certainty that capitalism would be the only important economic system in the world.

5. There was a great hope based on the idea that science was a complete blessing to mankind and that man’s progress depended entirely on scientific advancement.


The sad reality though is that by the mid 60’s huge European empires had collapsed, more than a billion people was living under communism in 1970, we had the biggest wars in history, WWI and WWII, and the great scientific knowledge we obtained was used to make the mightiest weapon ever used in a war on planet earth, the atomic bomb.


Will we today be shell shocked by greater events than those of the past?  Do we today think that the world, particularly here in America, will continue as it is forever, a place where we go to bed and arise in the morning refreshed in relative peace, or will we one day wake up and go to bed with bombs and missiles falling around us?  Whole villages were wiped out during World War I and World War II, there was a massive rise of communism, more than 80 million people were killed as a result of WWI, WWII, and communist wars. Despite all of these tremendous events of worldwide significance, there has been no mark of the beast or Sunday law! Though it may be difficult to conceive, there is yet much more to come! Can you imagine the draft been re-instituted to salvage enough young people for this upcoming titanic war?  The streets of America and Europe cleaned out of young men and women to preserve their way of life.  Can you imagine America’s coasts cities being attacked by bombs and weapons of all types?  Can you imagine the day finally arriving when, we as the mighty Americans and Europeans, go to sleep in fear and wake up not knowing what’s going to happen next?  There were people in the past that never imagined such things could ever happen to them.


This war study is based on Zephaniah 3, Nahum 1-3, Isaiah 11,30,31, and Daniel 11:40-45, and a few other scriptures.


As we will see these are mega events that will lead up to the New World Order and the rise of “Babylon the Great.” The possibility of such a titanic war leading up to final end time events is not really emphasized in the Adventist world.  The only things we hear in Adventism is that Jesus is coming soon and a little bit about the mark of the beast.  It seems like a person is doing something wrong or treading some strange, forbidden territory if an attempt is made to discuss or delve into the matter of this war and other end time events not commonly dealt with in Adventist circles.  The Saviour said that there would be “wars and rumors of wars.” (Matt. 24:6-8).  It seems like the famine, pestilences and earthquakes are somehow connected to this great war.  Now, if these things are only the beginning of sorrows then what does the end hold? Frightful thought!!


 We’re headed for a “terrible” cataclysm in the future but we’re dead asleep.  It seems like we expect no time of trouble, no tragedy in our backyard here in the great United States of America!  England, the greatest power in the world at that time was bombarded with tremendous amounts of artillery during WWII .  The mighty Adolf Hitler, unleashed his mighty military and Vengeance weapons one and two on England and his blitzkrieg in Europe. There was nothing that could stop him.  During all of this time we back here in the US was untouched.  Will it always be this way?  The United States, land of serenity and peace?  This study is to prove that WWIII will be fought between democracy, (capitalism which the USA, England, and the allies represent) and communism, (totalitarianism which Russia and the radical countries represent).  This war, as will be proven later in this study, will eventually wind up in the Middle East where God will then step in.  As to where this war will officially begin we do not know.  Three things will greatly contribute to this war and that is territory(land), black gold(oil), and ideology.


Soon after Hitler’s war ended the world split into two massive blocks, the east and the west.  For years the cold war haunted the world so much that comic book writers and movie producers included it in their story lines.  Daniel explained that during the time of the end the King of the North will plant bases of operations in the glorious holy mountain some where in the Middle East before Michael stands up, before the great time of trouble.  This once again shows a Middle East conflict of magnificent proportions.  It is well known in the Christian world that Daniel 11 begins from the time of Persia and stretches all the way to the time of the end of the world.  It is also well known that the king of the north in one era could be completely different from the king of the north in another era even if the verses never say so because one must follow the train of events and the powers in possession of the glorious land, Palestine.


“40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41He shall enter also into the glorious land, 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. 42He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43But 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. 44But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. 45And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” Daniel 11:40-45


It is clear in these verses that the king of the north becomes very great and accumulates a lot of territory after the king of the south instigates a war with him just about the time that the ‘time of the end’ begins.  The king of the south who was ruling Palestine, the glorious land, and Egypt at about the time of the end is none other than Turkey. 


Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire for 1000 years.  It fell in 1453 to Ottoman Turks, who ruled a vast empire for over 400 years.  Just before World War I, Turkey, or the Ottoman Empire, ruled what is now Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and islands in the Aegean Sea.  Turkey joined Germany and Austria in World War I and its defeat resulted in loss of much territory and fall of the sultanate.  A republic was declared Oct. 29, 1923.  The Caliphate (spiritual leadership of Islam) was renounced in1924. The World Almanac 1988 edition p. 726


After Turkey picked the war with England, England expanded incredibly and became the greatest world power from 1815 to 1945.


“In the 18th century, parliamentary rule was strengthened.  Technological and entrepreneurial innovations led to the Industrial Revolution.  The 13 North American colonies were lost, but replaced by growing empires in Canada and India.  Britain’s role in the defeat of Napoleon, 1815, strengthened its position as the leading world power.”

The World Almanac 1988 edition p. 730


England took both Egypt and Palestine from Turkey and Turkey descended to a mere shell of its former greatness and has been so up to the present time.  The treasures of gold and silver and the precious things of Egypt landed in England’s treasury and museums until this day.


Egypt was ruled as part of larger Islamic empires for several centuries.  The Mamluks, a military caste of Caucasian origin, ruled Egypt from 1250 until defeat by the Ottoman Turks in 1517.  Under Turkish sultans the khedive as hereditary viceroy had wide authority, Britain intervened in 1882 and took control of administration, though nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914.  The country was a British protectorate from 1914 to 1922.” The World Almanac 1988 edition p. 672


“Arab invaders conquered Palestine in 636.  The Arabic language and Islam prevailed within a few centuries, but a Jewish minority remained.  The land was ruled from the 11th century as part of a non-Arab empires by Seljuks, Mamluks, and Ottomans (with a crusader interval 1098-1291).


“After 4 centuries of Ottoman rule, during which the population declined to a low of 350,000 (1785), the land was taken in 1917 by Britain, which in the Balfour Declaration that year pledged to support a Jewish national homeland there, as foreseen by the Zionists. In 1920 a British Palestine Mandate was recognized; in 1922 the land east of the Jordan was declared.”  The World Almanac 1988 edition p. 688


Years later, Japan’s aggression in the Far East and Hitler’s domination in the north forced England into WWII.  With the Allies joining in and descending upon Europe they were able to clinch the greatest military victory in all of recorded history.


However, all is not over.  Verse 45 states that the great king will plant bases somewhere in the Middle East but something goes terribly wrong, the king comes to his end and the greatest trouble the world has ever seen then begins.  Could this king of the north that plants the bases in the Middle East still be England or another power that becomes the greatest after England?  The world knows that the United States has become the greatest power since WWII and has been dominating ever since.  They’ve been even dominating the Persian Gulf for the primary purpose of protecting oil interests.  Time will yet tell who this King of the North is. The Middle East and the State of Israel are now independent. That is to say, they are neither ruled by the king of the north nor the king of the south at the present time. Therefore, we will have to explore other prophecies besides Daniel 11 to see what is to transpire in those territories. One thing we need to know for sure is this; Russia will not stand by and do nothing while the United States and England take over the Middle East.


In another prophecy God shows that at the time of the end there is a mighty world empire termed Assyria.  It’s an antitypical Assyria, a last day modern Assyria.  Let’s read what God says about this Assyria,


“13And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. 14And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. 15This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.” Zephaniah 2:13-15


Zephaniah is a book regarding the day of God’s judgment, the judgment for the living.  During this great judgment this mighty modern day Assyrian empire shall be brought to the dust and be possessed by both the low and great of the nations of the world. In other words, their strangle hold on world affairs will be broken.  This modern day great Assyrian power must be speaking about the English-speaking world for they are the only power that dominates world-wide.  There is no other power on earth greater than the English-speaking world.


“18I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 20At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.” Zephaniah 3:18-20


After the defeat of this mighty Assyrian empire Israel shall dwell safely, this power is brought down when God’s people are delivered.  Since God’s people are still captive among all nations and are not dwelling safely this mighty empire must still be ruling and judgment is yet to come.  This mighty power among others must be gathered for judgment as stated in the following scripture,


“9Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. 12Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:9-14


The above scriptures make it plain that the armament program is not over.  Many people in this country are among the proudest in the world.  This country has more churches per area than anywhere else in the world yet this has not made us a better people.  We are often very high minded and have an attitude of superiority.  Many of us look down on other people and always want to be in 1st place.  Acts like the genocide of the native Indians and slavery of African-Americans have never been officially apologized for and atoned for.  Discrimination still exists across this country.  Add to all of this the grim fact that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, not that it’s a sin to be rich it’s just how you get rich and leave your surroundings.  What about the housing crisis across this country, a situation where many honest hard working Americans cannot afford a decent place? Many other greedy Americans will turn the housing market into a lucrative money making business at the expense of families.  What about all of the political corruption and scandal?  All of this is a sign that judgment and justice are on their way. 


Isaiah makes it plain that in the latter days there will be a deliverance from a modern, end time Assyria as well as other powers.  We quote as follows,


“11And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth…15And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. 16And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.” Isaiah 11:11,12,15,16


It seems like whenever God speaks of the deliverance of His people in end times it is during the fall of a mighty power.





The prophet Nahum also speaks of the day of the manifestation of God’s power in connection with a might Assyrian empire.


“The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. 2God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet…6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him..” Nahum 1:1-3


Taking vengeance on His adversaries and His wrath being poured out like fire refers to the Day of Judgment spoken about elsewhere in the scriptures.


“9What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time…13For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.” Nahum 1:9,13


Affliction not rising the second time and the yoke or bonds being broken off of God’s people all refer to a time of deliverance a time when God delivers His people at the time this mighty Assyrian empire gets defeated during this titanic war.  Nahum’s prophecy is an end time prophecy with a backdrop of what happened to the ancient Assyrian empire.


In chapter two of this prophecy is shown a great clash between two rival forces before and during they day of the Lord.  We quote as follows


“He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily. 2For the Lord hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches. 3The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. 4The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.” Nahum 2:1-4


Before we expound on the meaning of these verses, note that verse 3 states that ‘the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation’ and verse 4 states that the chariots shall rage in the streets and seem like torches and run like lightnings.  Chariots that seem like torches and run like lightnings would have to be modern day cars and vehicles with head lights that can move at amazing speeds, speeds much faster than literal horses and chariots.  This is all additional proof that this war is fought in the modern era not in ancient times. 


The one who came up against Assyria with great power against the leader of the modern world after WWI was Adolph Hitler coming against England.  England was forced to trump up its military and amass great forces to defend themselves against the madman after he destroyed several nations.  Hitler, however, as shown in verse 5 was not the one to destroy Assyria.  We quote as follows,


“5He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.” Nahum 2:5


Something happened that cause Hitler to have to recount his troops.  The stumble (mistake) in Hitler’s walk to victory was his invasion of Russia, which he almost wiped out anyway, instead of finishing off England, regrouping his forces properly supplied for the Russian winter and then invading Russia.  When He invaded Russia his troops did not even have real winter gear and when the snowstorm hit them they were driven back into Germany by the Russian military.  By that time massive American, Canadian, and other forces had landed on Normandy beach and started their drive inland to Germany and the rest is history.


Let the student of prophecy and history note very carefully that the combined might of the Allied forces was not enough to stop Adolf Hitler and his powerful army. These scriptures, written thousands of years before their fulfillment, demonstrate that it was only in the providence of God that Europe narrowly escaped being completely taken over by Hitler and America narrowly escaped being engaged in a full scale war with an entire continent under the control of the most powerful military machine the world had ever seen up to that time.  It would do us well to learn this lesson, for if we choose to ignore it, we may not be as fortunate next time!


The rest of Nahum chapter two is letting us know that though the modern Assyrian empire did not fall by the hands of Hitler they will still fall some way some how during World War III.


Chapter three of Nahum further explains the massive corruption existing in the English speaking world, the world that has more churches than any other group on the planet.  So many churches yet so much corruption, that’s sad.  This shows that we are not living up to the light that we have.


“Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. 3The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: 4Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. 5Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.” Nahum 3:1-5


Because of all the corruptions going on God is going to expose us to all of the world.  This has begun already.  Chapter three shows that cities will be destroyed and there will be territorial invasion.  There will be economic depression, civil unrest, staggering fear, political strife and others things experienced in the English-speaking world.  Why?  Here are some of the reasons: opportunistic health care system, people putting money first and families 2nd, 3rd, and even last.  Why is it that the people on top always get taken care of and the average person or family has to struggle to get basic coverage after paying many thousands in tax money over the years? Why is it that the rich keeps getting richer and the poor keeps getting poorer and few are really trying to do something about it?


Verse 13 shows a possible border problem resulting in enemy forces to invade the country.  We quote as follows,


“13Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.” Nahum 3:13


The nation in this prophecy better wake up, respect God, stop the moral corruption, take care of its people and secure their borders before it’s too late!





“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” Zech. 14:1-5



When the western world moves in to take the Middle East the Lord allows them to get only so far and then steps in and humiliates them. This will be done so that the world may see that mankind doesn’t rule world affairs completely and do whatever they wish but God, as in times past, can step in and over rule at any time at any place of His choosing. In this instance, He will so do so in the Middle East because that is His special land where He will do a special work and when it’s time for the other peoples to vacate that the purpose of God may be fulfilled in the earth, He will see to that.


When this war is about to begin it will scare the lights out of many people because the intensity, the fear factor, the anger, the rage, and determination of earth’s mightiest powers will be just too much to take by many of earth’s population. It will seem like the Armageddon and the end of the world but it won’t be because the mighty Lucifer will step in and breathe life into the anti-Christ powers. This is what will restructure the political landscape and bring on the mark of the beast, the New World Order, the mighty Babylon the Great. The primary purpose of this massive, intricate system will be to try and stop the 144,000 from spreading the ever-lasting gospel.  In addition to all of this, many Adventists will go into total confusion because, as stated before, all they expect is a little time of trouble and Jesus to burst in the clouds of heaven. When they see this mightiest of all wars being fought and no sign of Jesus’ coming they will go into total spiritual blackness and then will Mathew 25:1-13 be fulfilled, the five foolish virgins will go into total darkness and be shut out of glory for eternity but the five wise virgins, those who study and expected these events will go into glorious eternity.


20And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. 22Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. 23Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. 24The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. 25And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.” Isaiah 30:20-26



At about the time that God delivers His people He will restore true teachers to His church and the light of the moon(church), shall be like the light of the sun(The Word) but the light of the sun shall be seven fold meaning that the increased light of the Bible will be very great, so great that its reflection on the church will make the church shine like the sun(Word) itself.  This is at the time when the Loud Cry is getting ready to be given to the world, before the final close probation.


“27Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: 28And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. 29Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel. 30And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 31For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 32And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. 33For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.” Isaiah 30:27-33


It is plain to see that the name of the Lord will soon be making headway across the nations with great intensity so much so that just the news waves and surprise of it will be too much for many across the world to bear and they will be greatly confused and disrupted by it.  Whatever the news waves are that is attached to His name they will definitely cause great fear and disappointments.  According to verse 29 God’s people will have a song and great gladness when the God steps in when He causes His mighty voice to be heard and beat down the Assyrians with it and divine manifestation of power.  The mighty Assyrian power will battle against God and the divine manifestations but no amazing power and weapons, some of which the world hasn’t even seen yet, will stop God from taking the Middle East from them and other powers.  Of course, some of the mighty powers of earth will not think it is God they will be battling but they will definitely find out the hardest way of all.  Part of the reason why the nations will not think it is God they’re battling is because the mighty Lucifer will begin to start his unbelievable deceptions to start gathering forces for the final of all battles before the millennium, the Armageddon, the battle that will end planet earth, not World War III. Read Revelation chapters 16 and 19.




“16Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: 17Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. 18In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, 19The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21The rings, and nose jewels, 22The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. 24And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. 25Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. 26And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.” Isaiah 3:16-26



We can see that based on the behavior of these women they and their husbands, fiancé’s, boyfriends etc., did not make God the head of their plans and households therefore they lost God’s protection and end up being destroyed in this upcoming conflagration.


“The prophecy of Isaiah 3 was presented before me as applying to these last days, and the reproofs are given to the daughters of Zion who have thought only of appearance and display. Read verse 25: ‘Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.’ I was shown that this scripture will be strictly fulfilled. Young men and women professing to be Christians, yet having no Christian experience, and having borne no burdens and felt no individual responsibility, are to be proved. They will be brought low in the dust and will long for an experience in the things of God, which they have failed to obtain.

          War lifts his helmet to his brow;
          O God, protect Thy people now.
” Testimonies Vol 1 p.270 Italics ours




Where do the communist countries stand in all of this?  What role will they play?  It was mentioned earlier that Russia will not stand by and let the US and England take over the Middle East; What about after the dust settles at the end of the titanic war?


“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2With 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. 3So 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. 4And 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: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:1-5


“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And 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. 3For 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. 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:1-5


“11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.” Rev. 18:11-13


It is clear in Revelation 17 that Babylon the Great, that international Federation of religious and political powers, whose headquarters will most likely be in the Middle East, will rule the world.  It is very obvious from reading Revelation 18 that during this New World Order system there will be no major wars for Babylon the Great is to settle the world’s political, religious, and economic ills.  This headquarters of Babylon the Great will also replace the United Nations and the world affairs at that time will be run from this place.  Does this sound crazy?  For you see if there is going to be some international federation that federation must be directed by some headquarters and by someone.


Babylon the Great is a massive hypocritical political-religious system that wants to get titanic glory, riches and power at the expense of politics, religion, and families.  This system will care for nothing but its own.  Selling religion to gain people’s confidence, corrupting politics to bend the rules to her favor, add to that the glorious manifestation of Satan in this system, for the Bible says that “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” 2 Cor.11:14, this system will grow to unbelievable proportions and power to the extent that they will take over this world.  The Bible warns us as following,


“15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1 John 2:15-17


“10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1Tim 6:10


“24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24


All of the so called Christians who love the things of this world above the Truth, who have the love of money in their hearts, and who try to have one foot in the church and the other foot in the world will be swept away by the mighty forces connected with Babylon the Great. This is because God cannot place His seal of the Holy Spirit on them while they are double minded. Therefore, they will be left to the great delusions of Satan which we quote in the following verses.


“13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And 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. 15And 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. 16And 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: 17And 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.” Rev. 13:13-17


Thankfully this international system will not last forever because God will break it up through communistic forces which He will later destroy during the great battle of Armageddon.  We quote as follows,


12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful…16And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” Revelation 17:12-14,16


The kings that were crying for Babylon the great in Revelation 18 are clearly not the ten kings (kingdoms) that destroy her.  These ten kings (kingdoms) are those that are communistic or atheistic in nature, they naturally hate religion.  They go along with the system just for the sake of world peace and to gain as much out of it as possible but like they say ‘once a communist, always a communist’.  Eventually, becoming tired of the hypocrisy of religion mixed with politics and economics they will band forces and mount a terrible assault against the headquarters of the New World Order system and bring it down.  This will be a catastrophic event that brings judgment upon Babylon the Great.  Communism is here for a reason and serves a warning to all hypocritical churches and religions that there is a force out there that, if God doesn’t keep in check, can definitely bring them down.  Please read all of Revelation 17 and 18.