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Christians and those who hold to a religious ideology (with the possible exception of Islam) will be seen as anathema. They will be seen as the problem that keeps the state from becoming even greater. As such, the options will be limited. Change or die. Those who worship the one, true God in Jesus, will in no way separate themselves from their loyalty and allegiance to Him. Thus, their end is assured.
The famine that will affect the entire world when the rider in Seal 3 is released does not simply or merely affect humanity. It will affect the animal kingdom as well. Animals will find food wherever they can and if that means killing (or eating already dead) humans, so be it. Instinct will push these animals to find a way to survive and their first, most important instinct is to survive by eating food. For animals, it really doesn’t matter where the food comes from, whether other animals or human beings. To carnivores, meat is meat and there will be plenty of human beings around for animals to forage on. It would also not surprise me if human being turn on one another and begin eating each others in order to survive.
But notice also that in this same passage of Scripture, all of this – from John’s perspective – still represents only one beast. What that means is that all previous empires though defeated, simply segue from one into another. By the time the Roman Empire rises, it has incorporated aspects of all previous empires. We see this clearly in verse 2 when we note that this beast coming up out of the sea has feet like a bear, a mouth like a lion, and overall, was like a leopard. This beasts power comes from the dragon – Satan. This final beast is an enlargement of the old Roman Empire.
We’re all familiar with the hate-filled rantings of people like past President Ahmadinejad, whose invective against Israel is renowned. He has called for the obliteration of Israel as a nation and has vowed to not rest until all Jewish people are gone from the Middle East. Many in the Middle East believe that Israel has no right to exist and no right to be there. Many of them also deny the Holocaust and believe that Israel should never have been given any land to become a nation in 1948 because they claim that Israel never was a nation in that area of the world. What can you do with people like that? They are radical hatemongers where Israel is concerned and too many in America have taken up that battle cry.
It appears that Mark Dice – due to his friendships with Muslims in California (he is based in San Diego, CA) – is frustrated with the amount of disinformation that he blames on the media concerning Islam and even the Palestinian situation. I cannot help but wonder which media he is referring to here because there is precious little from the American media that even deigns to speak ill of Islam in any way, shape, or form. Christianity? Not so much.
Seal 3 is famine. Once war breaks out over the earth – in spite of the peace treaty just brokered with Israel and the surrounding Arab nations – things go south quickly. As in every major war, supplies including food run low. Disease breaks out. War is dirty business and the only ones who truly benefit from war are the ones who own the companies that make all the implements needed for war. The soldiers suffer of course. Even innocent people suffer. When you stop to consider the purpose of war, most often it seems only to serve the globalists. War and rumors of war keep people on edge. It keeps society off-balance.
The goal of Islam is world domination and it does not matter that not all Muslims are considered “radicals.” The radicals will win out because as Brigitte Gabriel says, the silent majority is irrelevant. Always has been and always will be. The silent majority never does anything to stop atrocities. This is true not just within Islam, but within society in general.
Antichrist makes the covenant because of his ulterior motives. Halfway through the Tribulation period, he will completely defile the Jewish Temple (as Antiochus did in 168 BC; cf. Matthew 24), making it completely unsuitable for worship (as was the case following Antiochus’ defilement). Antichrist will do what Paul tells his Thessalonian readers (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), “the man of lawlessness…who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
I fully believe that this coming seven-year period is a time when God will pour out His wrath onto this world. I explained this in Part 1. As another proof of this, please note that Revelation 5 depicts a scene in heaven where a seven-sealed scroll is introduced. This scroll appears to be something special and at first, it looks like no one is found worthy to open it. John the apostle, who witnesses this scene, breaks down into tears because all seemed hopeless.
If the brokering of a covenant between Israel and the surrounding Arab nations is the event that starts the Tribulation, we need to discuss what happens during the Tribulation and fortunately for us, the Bible has it outlined for us neatly. Though we cannot determine exactly how much time transpires between each seal, trumpet, and bowl during the Tribulation, we can generally determine the order of events.