Daniel chapters 11 & 12 tells us what happens.
- Western Kingdom: England, Spain, Portugal and everything west of Italy (Rome)
- Eastern Kingdom: Persia (southern Russia to Turkey to India to Egypt to India)
- Northern Kingdom: Northern Europe (Italy to Yugoslavia to one-half of Germany and Austria)
- Southern Kingdom: North and South Africa
The Northern kingdom (Rome) of the broken Grecian Empire and Southern kingdom (Cartaga) of the broken Grecian Empire fight to take control of the world. Rome wins and takes over control of the world by taking control of the seas. Rome invented a new weapon…the first torpedo. Rome built warships that had an elongated keep protruding out in front of their warships. These ships could punch a hole under the waterline of any other ship causing it to sink. So, Rome captured all the known world that was once the Grecian Empire, except for Ireland and Scotland.
In 65 BC, Pompeii rises up in power to lead the armies of Rome. He is a businessman who has money and is vying for the power over the old empire of Greece. Achieving it, Rome rises from the sea (see Revelation 13:1) and establishes itself as the newest empire on earth, known as the Roman Empire.
In 63 BC, Julius Caesar grabs control of the Roman Empire forcing the Senators to accept him as their king. This changes the Roman Empire from a democracy to a republic. Although the Senators assassinated him in 44 BC, they continued the Roman Empire as a Republic (a form of government) to this day. When the Roman Empire declined because of Christianity from the first century to the eight century A.D., another century passed before Rome began to recapture its empire.
Marching out of Rome as the Roman Crusaders under the disguise of following Jesus by becoming the Roman Catholic Church. Nearly four centuries passed in which seven campaigns were fought in Europe and the Middle East. These Roman Crusader Wars were actually a World War in pursuit of control of the World. The result was a stalemate.
A line was drawn at the eastern border of East Europe. Europe remained a Roman province and Asia remained in the hands of the Islamic movement (a new religion started by Mohammed in the 7th century A.D). This boundary remained the dividing line between East and West until today.
The Ancient Roman Empire did not put down its sword until the 15th century A.D., when it turned over the art of waging war to its Empire States, known by their country names:
The Ten Nations of Rome (as seen as today’s nations)
- France (included Belgium, Luxemburg, one-fourth Switzerland = Western portion, Andora, San Marino)
- Netherlands (included England [not Scotland and Ireland])
- Western half of Germany (included one-fourth of Switzerland = Northern portion)
- Austria (included Lichtenstein, one-fourth of Switzerland = Eastern portion)
- Italy (included one-fourth of Switzerland = Southern portion)
- Poland (included Hungry, Romania, Bulgaria)
The new concept of Ancient Rome was to set-up individual States with Roman coroneted kings with power to raise armies and wage war with one another to become the new seat of the Roman Catholic Church Empire. This enabled the hierarchy of the Roman Empire to appear to put down their sword and become a religious institution riding on the back of the genocided church that Jesus and his apostles built.
Thus fulfilling the prophecy in Matthew 16:18:
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
It’s no coincidence that The Roman Catholic Church chose Peter as its founder and first apostle. It was all part of God’s plan to use the Great Whore of Rome to carry-on the Bible, even though they didn’t know they were doing a service to God; but like Pharaoh of Egypt, God would make the Romans do it and then punish them for having done it (see Exodus 14:4-31).
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
So ends Sour Grapes: look carefully at Revelation 17:8: the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.