Prophecy Sign #4: The Revival of the "End Times" Empire

Sign #4

The Revival of the Roman Empire?


Daniel 2:40-44 (NIV)
[40] Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron--for iron breaks and smashes everything--and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.
[41] Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay.
[42] As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.
[43] And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.
[44] "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

Daniel 7:23-24 (NIV)
[23] "He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.
[24] The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.

Revelation 12:3 (NIV)
[3] Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.

What it looks like

The seven kings/major empires (Rev 12:3 Seven Heads) would appear to be Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persian, Greece, Ancient Rome ("Phase I"), Islamic Caliphate and the final re-emergent revival of the Roman Empire ("Phase II") or the Islamic Caliphate? 

In both Daniel 2 and 7, we see four major kingdoms: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome-with the fourth one fragmenting, but then ultimately re-emerging in the "last days."

There are a number of Biblical texts that strongly suggest that the coming world leader, commonly called the Antichrist, will emerge from the region of the eastern leg of the Roman Empire.

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