world powers 4. Curing one of the heads of the beast

NKJV (Revelation 13: 3) 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

Where heads of state or people are fully seized  by building an empire of power, there is no room for charity. Such was the case with the ‘Roman’ head of the wild beast.

However, in the fifth century the imperialist Western Roman Empire fell apart as a result of acquired wealth, decadence and bad governance. Vandals, Huns, Ostrogoth’s, Visigoths, Arabs and Egyptians attacked the empire from all sides and it ceased to exist. The ‘Roman’ head was therewith  mortally wounded.

Curing the head (Rev. 13: 3) can thus be interpreted, as imperialism (the extension of power) was  continued after many centuries by the Western countries.

From 1415 Portuguese and from 1492 Spaniards traveled by sea to the shores of West Africa, islands in the Atlantic, America, and from 1498 they reached by sea the areas in Asia. Until 1870, the European influence in Asia and Africa was still relatively low. Europeans limited themselves to the founding of trading colonies in coastal areas. In the period after 1870 this changed dramatically. This territorial expansion (imperialism) by European powers was made possible by large-scale industrialization and a dramatic increase in technical, military and economic knowledge. By 1900 Britain had the largest colonial possession in the world and one quarter of total world population was British citizen. (source Wikipedia partially)

Read more at: 5. The great fiery-colored dragon

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